The Jeans Project on CBS2/KCAL News
“We are Crafting Premium Denim with the Finest Look and Feel”
Brad Alden Mowry (BAM)
A successful businessman, denim development specialist and marketing executive with Olah Inc., a professional musician/songwriter and single father who has overcome plenty of obstacles. From family dysfunction at an early age, alcoholism, drug addiction, and later divorce, Brad has triumphed over many trials and credits the grace of God. Initially mentored by a successful jeans manufacturer he found a true passion in denim. Starting out on the ground floor (literally sweeping floors), he set out to learn the ins and outs of every aspect of the denim industry. His faith allowed him to “clean up and dream up.” Brad’s dreams took him from the ground floor of a factory, to a VP of a Fortune 500 company. Brad is now dedicated to sharing what he has learned about denim over the years to make a difference. As an inspirational musician, he made a powerful connection with Pastor Matthew Barnett and The Dream Center in Los Angeles. The two inspired each other and created “TheJeansProject”.
For every pair of jeans sold, $10 will be donated to the Dream Center rehabilitation programs and help to make a difference in someone’s life.
“TheJeansProject” has a vision to create transitional work opportunities for the amazing, brave men and women of the rehabilitation programs at The Dream Center. Brad is actively involved at The Dream Center and shares music as part of the worship team for the weekly services at Angelus Temple.
OLAH INC began in 1959 as a textile marketing, development and sales company. Our company now has 5 divisions:
- Kingpins – a global supply chain exhibition
- Education – Denim & Wash College
- Apparel Manufacturing
- Textile Development and Marketing
TheJeansProject is a concept/brand developed in cooperation with the Dream Center – we wanted to use our expertise in sourcing and manufacturing to make a difference.
Founded in 1994, the Dream Center is a volunteer driven organization that finds and fills the needs of over 50,000 individuals and families each month.
They do this through mobile hunger relief and medical programs, residential rehabilitation programs for teens and adults, a shelter for victims of human trafficking, transitional housing for homeless families, foster care intervention programs, job skills training, life skills counseling, basic education, Bible studies and more. They work to meet people where they are at, to bring them hope and a way off the streets.
They are also equipping others to serve. The Dream Center’s record of success has attracted urban missionaries and Christian leaders from across the U.S. and the world. As they volunteer or intern with the Dream Center, they gain insight and skills that they can take back to their own communities.
In this way, more than 100 independent Dream Centers have been launched nationally, as well as internationally. Many more churches and ministries have become more effective as we teach those who give their time and talent to do what we do. Many who once needed our services also go on to help others.