Thank you for checking out Respira Collective! This company serves as a medium of bringing people together; through music, charity and community. We make snare drums built with love and labor. Each drum is poured into and we encourage doing something different and meaningful. We give a portion of our profits to charities that help others and are changing lives. We promote community and encourage you to pursue your passion and share your talents with the world.

Our mission is pretty uncomplicated – We do what we love and are passionate about. We believe personal relationships are to be valued and interaction should not be taken for granted.

We are all one body, and we are all in this together.

What does “Respira Collective” mean?
Respira means “to breathe” in Spanish. Breathing is so vital to our lives. In a medical sense, breathing means to take in air, which passes through to our lungs. This is needed to survive, and the lungs cannot satisfy this without the heart and veins to carry it through to the rest of the body. When air is pure, it refreshes us, bringing a better existence to our entire body. And when it’s polluted, the damage permeates throughout. It affects everything. That is what you are inhaling, just as other people are inhaling your breath. We are all constantly exchanging bits of ourselves-physical, measurable molecules from our bodies, collectively. Our body is a chemistry lab breaking down oxygen and distributing – one of many amazing things about the body.

Breathing can also pertain to music. Stephen Thomas writes, “Why music? Why breathing? That’s what music is. Necessity. A life force. It is magnificent not for offering us nothing, but for offering us everything. There’s a nourishment of sorts in music. Nothing so physical as food or oxygen, but something undeniable nevertheless.”

Personally, I believe a creator has given me and you breath to create for Him. The meaning behind breathing, how beautifully the body is put together, and how we are not meant to do this life alone – but to share our breath to inspire others, and be inspired ourselves. That is no coincidence. This is the markings of a God that loves us, and desires a relationship with us. We were given a new breath when Jesus Christ came and gave His.

“If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.” – 1 Corinthians 12:17-20

Thank you for reading this – whether you agree, disagree, or have any questions, feel free to contact us and share your heart, as I have just shared mine.