13 September 2013Label Rebels
We said we wanted to put our customers in the spotlight and today is the beginning of that movement! Our customers create so many great designs for so many meaningful moments that it is time to share them with the rest of our community! When you create your original looks we consider you “label rebels” because you are not settling for apparel that others companies think you should wear. Instead you are creating fashion that is one-of-a kind on Customized Girl.
Our first label rebel is Amber of Chicks Crushing Cancer. Amber and her family are on a mission to raise funds for cancer research and the customer apparel she created played a big part in their fundraising efforts.
Here is the story behind her design.
“I have been using Customized girl for years to create and personalize shirts and gifts. The website is easy to use and the customer service is great! This year I decided to run my first marathon with the determiNation program to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. I will be running the Chicago Marathon on 10/13/13. I was very intimidated asking people for money and didn’t know where to begin with fundraising. I had an idea to get t-shirts made for me and my four daughters. I started a facebook page called “Chicks Crushing Cancer,” which is the fundraising team I joined to raise money. My daughters and I started wearing the shirts in each of our races throughout the year and the girls would also wear these shirts to the races too! I always made sure to take lots of pictures of us and started posting them on my page. I never even had to ask people for donations, only to “like” my facebook page. Before I knew it, I had raised more than $1000 in a little over a month.
Today I have more than 200 “likes” on my page and over $2000 in donations. We recently had a great photographer take some pictures of us in our shirts and I was really happy with the turn out. Everyone has been so supportive and it feels good to be making such a difference. I lost my dad to cancer a couple years ago and hope that we can some day find a cure. I always tell people that EVERY donation counts and I try to get a $5 donation from everyone I see!
If anyone would like to help support me and my cause please like my facebook page and consider donating. [Chicks Crushing Cancer Facebook Page.]
All online donations need to be in by October 28, 2013. [Amber's fundraising page on the American Cancer Society's website.]
Pictures were taken by Juliana Leigh Photography. ”
Are you making a statement with your custom apparel? Are you creating your own fashion label? Let us know! We’d love to talk. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.