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Braver Than I Knew

Easy wear clothing with an empowering message for brave people.
We understand the importance of recognising and acknowledging, in ourselves, what has been achieved, often against the odds and in the face of adversity. Wearing Braver than I knew can instantly lift your spirits, and make you feel more courageous and ready to face the day. It has a positive impact on your mental health, reminding you just how amazing you are. Gifting the message Braver than I knew, is a powerful way to encourage someone and show them how proud you are. People who have benefited from receiving our impactful message include, new mums, people setting out on a new life path, such as university, travel or self employment,  those who battle illness, trauma survivors and those who suffer bullying & abuse. It’s like the most long lasting hug you can give!

All our clothes are ethically produced and conform to the Fair Wear Foundation standards.

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Braver Than I Knew Welcome Tee
Welcome Tee


Unisex Tee made from 100% combed cotton, short sleeved, soft and easy to wear. Available in Grey or White. Sizes 37” to 47”

Braver Than I Knew Coastal cottage sweater
Coastal cottage sweater


Our super cosy sweater is a neat fit with a snuggly lining. Can be worn slouchy and off the shoulder too, if you size up. Available in Red or Navy. Sizes 10 12 14 16 18

Braver Than I Knew Together Hooded Sweater
Together Hooded Sweater


A warm and soft unisex hoody. Self-lined fabric hood with coloured cords and ribbed cuffs and hem. Available in Olive Green, Deep sea blue, Plum and Pumpkin. Sizes 34” to 44”

Braver Than I Knew Cotton Tote bag
Cotton Tote bag


100% cotton tote with our empowering message, mid length handles. Available in Pink or Black. Screen printed both sides.

Braver Than I Knew We’re all just Winging it
We’re all just Winging it


A top to remind us we’re all doing the best we can. With a wonderful soft drape, long knitted rib sleeves and a scoop neck this top is feminine and flattering. Available in Grey or White.  Sizes 10 12 14 16

Braver Than I Knew Braver than I knew Mug
Braver than I knew Mug


Our fine bone china mug has a 375ml capacity, a decent cup of tea, and is printed on both sides. A perfect gift for someone facing adversity or a great affirmation for yourself.

Braver Than I Knew Favourite Tee
Favourite Tee


Our best selling ladies Tee shirt is 100% organic combed cotton, features a scoop neck and short sleeves. Available in Slate grey, White, Pink. Sizes 10 12 14 16 18

Braver Than I Knew Braver Pet Bandana
Braver Pet Bandana


Has your dog had to be a brave soul? Show him how proud you are of him with this stylish bandana. Fits all sizes, just fold over excess for small dogs Available colours. Pink, Red, Blue, Black

Braver Than I Knew Outdoor Sweater
Outdoor Sweater


Lovely soft and warm unisex sweatshirt with crew neck, ribbed cuffs and hem. Available in Charcoal Melange, Grey speckles, White Melange.  Sizes 37” to 47”

Braver Than I Knew Love Me Tee shirt
Love Me Tee shirt


A butter soft tee made from bamboo and organic cotton, it features a scoop neck, cap sleeves and the raw edges give it an up to the minute look. Available in Aubergine or Leaf to add a splash of colour to your wardrobe. sizes 8 10 12 14 16 18

Braver Than I Knew Brave Bear
Brave Bear


Everyone needs a brave bear. He stands 30cm tall has movable arms and legs, wears a smart braver tee shirt, and is a fantastic listener! Not suitable for children under 3

Braver Than I Knew Pick Me Up Top
Pick Me Up Top


Warmer than a tee but not as heavy as a sweatshirt, this pretty top has a relaxed fit, boat neck, three quarter length sleeves and is 100% natural, being a blend of cotton and tencel. Available in Cream heather grey or Soft heather pink. Sizes 10 12 14 16 18

Shop Owner

The Face Behind The Business

Katrina Embling

Hello, I’m Katrina and founder of Braver than I knew.
I’m on a mission to empower those who have been brave, under whatever circumstances.
As a breast cancer survivor I understand the importance of recognising each and every step on the way to achieving your goal, whether that be survival or opening your own business.

Braver than I knew, is based in the Devon countryside, where I have lived with my husband and sons for the past 17 years. I can often be found walking my bearded collie Isla, across the moor. I get a lot of pleasure from being outside, enjoying all that nature has to offer. My hobbies are all things craft based, especially crochet and sewing. I had a craft shop for many years before I felt the need to open Braver than I knew, and help people to recognise what they’ve achieved and how amazing they are.




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