About the Peddler
A retail experience in the pursuit of the slower things in life. Being less driven to consume, but driven to inspire. Goods for living life in, not goods for the trends. A heart for giving. A life given to Jesus. Less is more. More curated and capsule wardrobes, less wear it once styles. Styles made with quality and natural fibers. Focused on a good layer and lots of layering techniques. Timeless wardrobes. Unique statements. And all the things in between.
Refined Peddler is focused on creating a lifestyle choice to enjoy the finer things in life. Like time with our children, watching the sunset more often, home cooked meals, a night in, not over consuming to meet the standards of the world. A Sunday morning spent in church. A walk in the sunshine.
A business rooted in Jesus. Retail is not your typical ministry, but if we allow God and the Holy Spirit to guide and lead and fill our businesses the work done for His kingdom will amaze you. Spirituality does not just happen in church, it should fill our lives. And the simplest conversations at a coffee shop, a clothing store, a check-out line, waiting at a restaurant can point to Jesus. The main goal: share His love, share His word, and use ordinary tasks at Refined Peddler to point back to Jesus. Maybe it’s a bible verse on a package, a quote, a hug, a smile to a stranger. You never know how God can use you to be a piece of someone else testimony. Around here we believe that somedays you might be the closest thing to God someone encounters.
“Once you realize the Lord of creation is your boss, a new and transformative reality sets in. He is the one in charge and you are running a company for Him!”
The big jump after 5 year in business to a brick + mortar space was 100% put together and driven by the Lord. While the business was originally online allowing me to work from our family's generational Hog and row crop farm in central Illinois while raising our daughter. He lined every step of the path and I am so overjoyed to be able to get to create a more permanent space full of peace, joy, laughter, light, safeness and fresh perspective. It is truly one of those moments he was preparing RPA for all along. And when the road was either to come to an end, or change direction. He answered prayers. Now this business will have a space that be an escape, a reminder of the good things in the world when the outside world feels heavy. A space that is rooted in local community. Curate a type of shopping that is not readily available in our geographic area. A style idea that is comprised of life experiences. A space that can serve women in the rural parts of central Illinois.