Forty-Six Ten is a mental health movement based on Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

In this verse, God is calling us to hand over our control to Him- to surrender.

Why We Create Christian Apparel

Our purpose is to promote mental health awareness through a Christian lens.
Our team is composed of two Senior students in the business department at Messiah University in Mechanicsburg, PA.

Our Story for Starting a Mental Health Brand:

Who We Are:

Caleb Weidner - Co-Founder and Owner: 

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Dean Carver - Co-Founder:

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Formerly a design major, Caleb Weidner specializes in marketing while Dean Carver studies business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship and a minor in finance.


How Our Faith-Based Brand Started

The start of Forty-Six Ten takes place in our Messiah apartment after midnight (college, right?)

Caleb was dealing and struggling mentally with a hard breakup in the winter of 2022.

On a random cold night in January, Dean came up to Caleb and asked him to start a business alongside him.

Initially, Caleb thought "No way I'm doing that, it's not going to work".

But Dean, being the good salesman he is, eventually convinced Caleb to jump on board.


Why We Focus on Mental Health with Apparel

Wondering what passion we could integrate into a business model/venture, we surmised a clothing brand could easily match our strong suits, as Caleb has design and social media experience, while Dean has managing and administration experience.

We knew we wanted to do business with a lead cause in something we both cared deeply about.

Anxiety and depression were the perfect matches, as we have both experienced them in both our lives and the lives of people close to us.

After some research, we found there were not many Christian apparel brands specifically geared toward mental health support. That needed to change.

Eventually, Dean suggested a clothing brand founded on a Bible verse.

Caleb looked up one of his favorite verses, Psalms 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” and began to mock up some logo and design ideas for the brand on the nearest sheet of lined paper.

 That night, Forty-Six Ten was born.

Entering a Shark-Tank-Style Competition 

We then went on to craft our official business plan for Messiah’s Shark-Tank-like style competition- where we would pitch our business venture in front of a live audience and investors.

 After weeks of late nights crafting and revising this plan and presentation, we took third place in the competition and won our start-up funding. It’s been a blur from there.

How God Has Blessed Our Christian Apparel Brand

From our first clothing line of summer apparel to our first Christian festival at Creation Festival Northeast 2022, we’ve been blessed to carry out our mission with what God has so graciously blessed us with- the opportunity and funding to let people know they aren’t alone in their struggles through our faith-based apparel.


Our Brand Mission

We ultimately believe bringing awareness to mental health will allow people to more easily bring their experiences and struggles to the light and reach out for help or share their stories.

Who We Donate To

We have committed to donating 10% of our profits to The Grace Alliance.
You can learn more about them by clicking here.