Spiritual Gangster started in 2010 in Arizona after Vanessa Lee and her husband Ian Lopatin taught a yoga class to hip hop music. A friend who'd taken the class came up to Lopatin and offhandedly called him a "spiritual gangster" and they both decided to put it on a t-shirt and it took off from there! The founders of Spiritual Gangster are inspired by yogis, athletes, artists, and musicians, and they create collections to encourage the high vibration practices of living in gratitude, giving back, and choosing kindness.
With every purchase, Spiritual Gangster provides a meal for a person in need through their partnership with Feeding America. They've donated over 11 million meals to date.