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What if I told you that each one of us has the power to transform the community just by being happy?

It is with great excitement – and happiness – that I announce a new passion project  – 9 Happy People. But first, I would like to take a moment to show some love to Amrit Kirpalani, my fellow co-founder and one of the hardest working, happiest, people I know. He conceptualized the 9 Happy People brand by examining what’s been going on in our local community as it relates to economic equality and decided a for-profit benefit business would be the best way to answer some of Dallas’ toughest issues regarding job creation in underserved – and often times overlooked – communities. Ever mindful of the famous quote “Be the change you want to see in the world”, Amrit decided to take a more pragmatic action approach. And 9 Happy People was born.

9HappyPeople is a lifestyle fashion brand that feels good in every way. Our modern, trendy designs share positive messages and every piece is made of the finest materials.

What we buy and where we buy it does have impact. These decisions can directly impact the state of the world we live in. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals living in the local communities across the United States who need jobs the most. We know that nothing helps fight poverty and hopelessness like accessible jobs. We heard from community members, government officials, non-profits, and think tanks that a core building block in societal transformation is the confidence that comes from putting food on your own table and the roof over your head.

9 Happy People is an apparel company with a mission to transform local communities, one job at a time. With every purchase of our high quality fashion shirts, we reinvest back into the South and East Dallas communities. To this extent, we are capping our profit at 9% and every dollar of profit remaining goes towards the mission of creating local jobs. We need bold ideas to improve the state of the world and investing most of our profit to help improve our local communities, we believe, is a bold idea.

What is The Power of 9?powerof9

Simply put The Power of 9 is what our collective voices can achieve.

Think about your typical day, you likely interact with 9 people throughout the day — what if in each of those interactions you could share a positive message, spread happiness? If each one of us touches 9 lives and each of those individuals does the same with 9 more individuals, within 9 links we have covered the entire United States!

Put another way, 9 to the power of 9 is ~387M, which is just more than the current population of the United States.

That’s it — it only takes The Power of 9 … It takes you!

We invite you to get to know us and if you’re moved by what we’re doing, join us — this is The Power of 9.

Candice Quarles, CEO, 9 Happy People

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