Our Story

It was 1988. I was a pretty normal 16 year old kid. That was until I was diagnosed with two very debilitating diseases - Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. From that point on, everything changed.  I lived with an ileostomy, battled some of the worst symptoms imaginable like intestinal blockages, and was forced to rely on powerful prescription medications. For nearly 20 years, my second home was a hospital room. But in 2007, I found something that slowly began to help heal my body and improve my quality of life. I found yoga.

Slowly but surely, thanks to my new found passion in yoga, my health improved to the point where I was able to completely come off all the medications I had been taking. The doctors had told me this was something I would never be able to do. I consider myself a Professional survivor.

In 2014, I was finally healthy and had a normal quality of life. With a new perspective and new energy in life, I began chasing my dream of becoming a professional photographer and teaching yoga in Asheville, NC. Everything about this little part of the world is perfect for me, my wife and our three children.

Fast forward a few years to 2017. My dear friend Blake and I decided it was time to pursue an idea we had been talking about for years - Professional Shirt Co. Our vision is to create unique t-shirts featuring original art by original artists, portraying unique lifestyles for all walks of life. After all, everyone is a Professional at something!

"Our mission is to inspire conversation, give identity and most importantly raise awareness and money for professional and meaningful causes."

Thank you for reading our story and visiting our site.

Professional yours,

Steven Freedman

Chief Visionary Professional