Born in Kincardine, Ontario, a small town three hours outside of Toronto, Jodi Taylor grew up with a love for the outdoors, spending her weekends boating, hiking, snowmobiling, and swimming. When she wasn't doing that, you could find her in her room with her collection of books and CDs, or on the train to Toronto to spend a day shopping in the city.
We worked with The Jed Foundation to create our first Mental Health toolkit. We wanted to come together on a project with practical next steps. In the pages that follow, we share tools in starting the conversation with loved ones. We call this Compassionate Concern. This toolkit is one of many that will be released in the months to come!
Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day. Mental Health is a pillar of our brand and we are so excited to do our part in todays goal of raising awareness. We have created a pamphlet with our friends at The JED Foundation filled with information around topics that we feel strongly about.
On Saturday, we opened the doors to our newest store, located in the heart of Soho in New York City. This is our third time that we have popped up in NYC and our first time being here this year. We are so excited to be back and share all of our new clothing, experiences and events with our community here.
For all of its power to connect and inform, social media also means personal struggles aren’t what they used to be. On Instagram and Twitter, the often messy intimate details of a person’s life no longer peacefully (or more likely, unpeacefully) exist only in private, and this is mostly by choice.
Optimism is defined as hopefulness and confidence about the future. We created Optimistics as a way of both practicing and sharing that optimism. Positivity that is for the community. Hopefulness for both the present and the future. A way of thinking that can bring people together and inspire others.
Hey everyone! Noah Raf here (Co-Founder of Madhappy). Got to sit down with our latest local optimist, Garrett Leight – a great person and founder of Garrett Leight and Company. We recently met Garrett as our HQs are close to each other and have enjoyed learning about his life and business journey. He’s built a global eyewear brand with hundreds of retailers and is focused on creating a long lasting imprint on the industry. We hope you enjoy!
We got the chance to interview a new friend of ours, Liz Beecroft – an awesome person and huge mental health advocate on the BLOG today for National Suicide Prevention Day. We just did a panel together in NYC last week on mental health in the fashion space and we wanted to get her on as soon as could!
We are excited to announce our September Classics release entitled "Love Chain." As we approach the fall we wanted to slowly introduce our autumn palette with graphics to match. Available now in a variety of our classic fits.
Hi 👋– I’m Meadowlark, but friends call me Meadow. I’m an ENFP with an addictive personality, a Libra, millennial, and a mental health activist. The “elevator pitch” version of my life includes a family that has coped with bipolar disorder, addiction, suicide, cancer, homelessness, and that’s just to name a few. I did what every other Psychology student did, and decided if I couldn’t diagnosis my family, I’ll just diagnose others! Kidding… well sort of.
Last Saturday, August 24th, we threw our Second Annual Madhappy Block Party. We have been lucky enough to be able to host this party right outside of our pop ups on Melrose Place in Los Angeles. We wanted to build upon the success of last year’s event and use this year’s event to make a greater impact.
We are excited to bring you an interview with the one and only Bobby Kim aka Bobby Hundreds, Co-Founder of The Hundreds and a great human. We have been huge huge fans of the brand since we were lining up for their Black Friday sales back in 2009 and had the chance to become friends over the past few months.
This week we announced our newest release, the STAR Program. With everything we create, we aim to tell a larger story. We want to make the highest quality clothes while having impactful messages and meaningful designs.
There is no reason for the bad things that happen to us, just as there is no reason for the good. Life is unpredictable and the good comes with some bad. I believe that we have to recognize and react to things that happen to us, and that’s that.
Jon & Vinny have transformed the LA food scene for over a decade since their original restaurant, Animal. We were lucky enough to meet the guys at our last Melrose pop-up and chatted at length about both brands and know you’ll enjoy this interview just as much as we did!
This week we sat down with Jesse Israel, a good friend of ours, to discuss the life-changing benefits of meditation, his journey, and how his past struggles with mental health have lead him to his career today!
What does it mean to express gratitude? Typically, we look at gratefulness and gratitude through a lens of grandeur; we are grateful for people who have saved us, the people we love and so on. What if we thanked the little things each day? How would this improve our lives?
On June 27th, Madhappy hosted an event panel at our Melrose Place Pop Up. The focus of the panel was the role social media plays within the mental health space in both positive and negative ways. We brought in speakers who work across various industries ranging from music and entertainment, to meditation and online support groups.
Last week we invited Jesse Israel to our Abbot Kinney Pop Up where he hosted a three day meditation course. The course focussed on the science behind and the benefits of practicing meditation daily. Read for more details!