Motivate diabetics to overcome challenges and lead a healthier lifestyle. We aim to bring awareness to people about diabetes as well as support non-profit organizations such as JDRF, who fund type 1 diabetes research.
Greater than highs and lows or simply known as GTHL is a concept that was started in 2018 in the suburbs of Chicago. It focuses on being beyond our problems and limitations. As type 1 diabetics, we focus a lot of our energy on our lows and our highs rather than taking control of our life and not letting adversity define you. GTHL has a motivated team of type 1 diabetic athletes across the United States and other parts of the world. We are focused on helping people become the best version of themselves by bringing others along our journey, because we are greater than ourselves.
At GTHL we overcome challenges through an active lifestyle. We believe that what you wear is how you feel. This is why our team is dedicated to creating high quality products to give you all the possible functionalities during your workouts and day-to-day tasks. Through our apparel, our team hopes to inspire diabetics to overcome challenges and help people lead a healthier life, both mentally and physically. Our brand takes pride in supporting JDRF, a non-profit organization by donating 10 percent of our net profits to help create a better life for those facing hardships.
Although GTHL was only created in 2018 and launched in 2019, it has been an idea for much longer than that. Our owner has lived with type one diabetes since the age of three, this is what has inspired him now as an adult to live a healthy lifestyle. Throughout the years he has discovered a love for expression through clothing, this is how GTHL was created. In 2018 our founder, Roman went to his home country of Ukraine and here is where he hit a turning point in creating this brand
“As a kid, I spent a lot of time in-and-out of hospitals in Ukraine while dealing with type 1 diabetes. In 2018, I visited my home country for the first time in 5 years. On the last night there I was hospitalized. All of my memories came flashing back. Prior to my trip, I had an idea of starting my own clothing line. That experience taught me the importance of health and doing what you love. The gym is a fundamental part of my life. It has helped me overcome my challenges in life. It has helped build me mentally and physically. My goal with GTHL was always to spread awareness about T1D, the importance of health, as well as to give back to people that are building something greater than themselves such as, JDRF. This is my journey of building something greater than me.”
-Roman, Owner and Creator of GTHL. 2019
We hope to continue creating more and to inspire those who inspired us. We appreciate all of those who support this brand and hope you share our message with others.