We are fully in awe at the beauty of spring now that April has arrived! The trees and flowers are blooming and we’re shaking off the ice from the winter months. At Customized Girl, we’re safely planning our spring sports and events now that vaccines are getting out to the public. What events are you looking forward to now that events are starting back up?
Whether you’re taking the kids to softball practice or planning your family reunion, we have the styles and templates to match. And just because we appreciate you so much, for the entire month of April you can use coupon code APR21 to receive 10% off your entire order! That code is good for the entire month too, so use it as many times as you like.
At Customized Girl we know that style is everything. That’s why we offer such a huge selection of fits and styles to make sure your custom apparel goes with whichever outfit you’re pulling off that day.
In this blog post, we wanted to discuss the different types of fitting styles we offer and how they’ll look when you wear them. Read below to see which fit is best for you.
1. Relaxed Fit
Relaxed Fit shirts are your common looking everyday type of shirt. The fabric is cut with a more generous fit. They do not cling tightly to the body or adhere closely to your body’s shape. There may be some fabric that hangs off the body a little more, giving the fabric room to breathe. A misses style will tend to have shorter sleeves and a more feminine cut than a unisex style.
Previously called “Junior Fit”, slim-fit shirts are cut to fit closer to the body, adhering more to the body’s shape. They can sometimes run smaller than relaxed styles. It may be a good idea to buy a size larger than you normally would when buying a slim-fit tee.
3. Flowy Fit
As the name implies, these shirts offer a flowy, loose fit that will hang plenty of excess fabric. This trendy style is popular for a laid-back casual look and moves easily with your body.
Have you ever wondered how we produce all of the orders that come through our site? In this post, we want to share the various types of decoration methods we offer and how they benefit you! Read below to find out more.
1. Printing: Printing ink with a direct-to-garment digital printer
This is the method we use for almost all of our apparel. It involves state-of-the-art digital printers printing high-quality ink directly onto your item. This process offers several advantages over screen printers, including:
A full range of colors at no extra cost. Screen printers print only one color at a time, so each additional color is an extra cost for you.
No minimums and no setup fees. Our printing process is the same whether we are printing 1 item or 1,000. Screen printers, however, have a lot of up-front costs in setting up the screens, so they charge for it and require minimums.
2. Film or Foil: Using an ultra-thin, precision-cut, heat-pressed “film” material
This is a great method to create a durable design on unique items. For example, it’s not possible to create custom, no-minimum designs using ink on items like duffel bags and mesh jerseys. We use film instead, and it works nicely.
Items decorated in film offer a wide range of specialty options including metallic, glitter, neon, and glow-in-the-dark.
Because we cut this material before heat pressing, we must avoid complex shapes. Items using this method cannot be distressed or use distressed fonts. Also, certain pieces of art from our library are too intricate for film. (These pieces of art are not selectable when designing a film-only item.)
Three or four layers of film overlapping each other can create quite an undesirable look and feel on your item. To avoid this, we limit the design center to one text style and one piece of art for film-only items.
Uploaded images are not available for film items.
3. Sublimation: Applying ink using sublimation
We use sublimation on our hard-good accessories such as custom mugs and shot glasses as well as some garments. It involves printing ink onto a very special transfer material and then applying that print to the item in a fancy heat press.
Sublimation results in very vibrant colors. You will usually notice that pinks and reds are brighter on mugs than other items.
White is not available with this process. If the item is white (like most of them are) that will be transparent and show up as the item’s color. However, if the item is metallic pink, the white will be transparent and show up the metallic pink of the item.
The snow is melting and warmer days are on the horizon. Are you planning a spring break trip this year? Make sure to stay safe while traveling with your custom mask. If you’re going to prom or homecoming, make sure to check out our fun selection of proposal tees and more.
Regardless of your plans, we want to make things a little easier by offering you 10% off your order. Use code MAR21 at checkout to save some extra cash. This code is good for the entire month of March, so use it on as many orders as you like!
As we get closer to St. Patrick’s day this year, we also get closer to one year since our country was put into lockdown from the global pandemic. A lot has happened in a year but the light is finally at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines are rolling out and we’re finally starting to open back up, but we still have a little ways to go!
I think it’s safe to say we’re all hoping this is the last year we have to celebrate St. Patrick’s day virtually, but we’re here to share our ideas on how to still have the most fun while celebrating safely from home!
1. Custom St. Patrick’s Shirt Zoom Call
You may not be able to get with all your friends at the bar this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t organize a rowdy Zoom call with your besties. Get everyone in the crew to make some custom St. Patrick’s Day tees, then hold a contest to see who has the best one! Give special prizes for the funniest, most creative, or best custom element!
2. Watch A Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
With so many events still shut down, cities are getting creative with their St. Patrick’s day parades. Many are ditching the classic street displays and going fully virtual. Why not make some custom pajamas and snuggle up for Dublin, Ireland’s official virtual celebration? Get all the love from mother Ireland herself from the comfort of your own home for one more year.
3. Learn some actual Irish history…maybe while day drinking?
The meaning of St. Patrick’s day can often get lost in all the noise of drinking and imitating bad Irish accents. Why not take this last year locked up to learn some actual Irish history….with a pint in hand of course. There are tons of fun and informative videos on Irish History on YouTube. Why not throw back a couple of cold ones while learning something?
4. Make Some Custom St. Patrick’s Day Drinking Gear
Customized Girl offers tons of fun products to customize and design. Why not spend some time designing your own custom shot glasses or custom ceramic stein? That way, next year when you can go back to the bars, you can tell them to just fill up your own stein! Not actually sure if that’s a thing, but it’s worth a shot…or stein.
5. Participate In A Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Race
One more year of staying inside means one more year of virtual charity races for the St. Patrick’s day holiday. Check out some virtual races in your area here. But before you sign up, make sure to customize some St. Patrick’s day race tees. This is a good year to get back into practice before everyone sees you huffing in person next year.
A note from CustomizedGirl: In reverence of Black History Month, we wanted to use our platform to help amplify black voices in the blogging community. So this year we’re featuring a post from a guest blogger. Her name is Alecia Grant and her blog is called VivaKolor. We encourage you to check out her blog where she writes about fashion and lifestyle topics from her home in New York. You can also read this featured article on her site here. For our guest spotlight, Alecia wanted to share her feelings on ‘How To Celebrate Black History Month On Social Media’. Check it out below!
How To Celebrate Black History Month On Social Media – by Alecia Grant via VivaKolor
During Black History Month, we celebrate the accomplishments, history and influence of the black community. I was compelled to write this post because now that we are home more and it’s a new year, it’s imperative for brands and creators to go further than a MLK quote. (not saying that there is anything wrong with that) And not to mention, 2020’s socioeconomic climate was an incredibly moving moment in the U.S. I feel that right now is the perfect chance to amplify voices while educating your audience, encouraging black creators to want to create more, focus on businesses advancing, and advocate for change.
So lets talk about how we can accomplish this:
1) Celebrate Black History All Year: Black History is more than a moment. To avoid being labeled as opportunistic, brands should prioritize black culture in everything that they do. Campaigns that are geared towards the celebration of the black community should provide value while being authentic, and empathetic.
2) Spotlight Creators and Q&As: By showcasing black creators, black-owned businesses and black-owned brands in your industry this can be a great way to introduce your audience to people and businesses that they can support.
There are so many ways to do so. A great idea is to host a virtual (of course) Q&A event either on IG live, facebook, Zoom…. with a Black creator in your industry.
For example, Adobe is giving black creators a chance to share their stories.
**Also, please value creators time and expertise by offering to work with a budget. Free products can’t pay the bills. This is important.
3) Use Your Platform To Amplify People or Organizations: Most brands’ social media channels have lots of followers, which makes this an excellent opportunity for brands to use their channels to highlight organizations, individuals, and others who fit within their value system. For example, YouTube has committed to amplifying black creators and highlighting injustice with lots of initiatives. According to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, YouTube has over 2 billion users, and has created a multiyear $100 million dollar fund dedicated to “amplifying and developing the voices of black creators and artists and their stories”. This includes a series of roundtables, conversations and more that highlight black creators while raising money. Way to go YouTube!
4) Share History Facts of Black Inventors/Innovators/Designers: This is fun as you can choose people who are not that popular to the mainstream. This can be done on any social media platform as well as your website Also, this is an introspective way to get your audience to stick around and want to see more creativity from you. For example, if you’re a fashion brand—how about highlighting Ann Lowe who was a fashion designer and best known for designing Jackie Kennedy’s wedding gown.
Or highlight an impeccable author/poet like Alexandra Elle who uses her poetry to show compassion while inspiring.
This list can go on for a while, but I will stop here. So please continue to create content to celebrate black history all year on social media. I hope these strategies help and I am looking forward to seeing more value when creating content in the future.
It’s February once again and with that comes so many exciting things to look forward to! Whether you’re celebrating Black History Month, cuddling up with your Valentine, or planning your big St. Patrick’s Day celebration for next month, Customized Girl has custom apparel just for you!
To help with the month’s festivities, we want to offer you 10% off your entire order for the whole month of February! Just use code LOVEFB at checkout to save some extra cash. This code is good for the entire month so use it as many times as you want when placing an order.
First off, we want to give a huge ‘thank you’ to all of the inspiring individuals who took the time to apply for the scholarship. We thoroughly enjoy reading through all of your “statements for the world” and we are truly honored to be giving away two $500 scholarship awards.
Without further ado, the 2020 CG Scholarship winners are … (drum roll please):
Kera Statement: “Queens wear crowns but also dry shampoo.”
Bethany Statement: “I might not be the hero with all of the glory, but I hold the pen that writes my own story.”
Congratulations to these two winners! Thank you to all who participated and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Don’t forget, we do this every year.
Eligible individuals can come back again for another chance to be selected as one of two $500 scholarship winners. And to those who will graduate this year, CONGRATS grad! If you can graduate during a global pandemic… you can do anything!
Congratulations! You survived the nightmare that was the year 2020. Time to brush off your shoulders, change out of your custom PJ’s and get ready for a brand new year of opportunities. What are you looking forward to most this new year? Family gatherings? Going to sporting events? It feels like the world is our oyster compared to where we were just a few short months ago.
To celebrate the joy of being in a new year, we’re offering 10% off your entire order when you use the coupon code YES21. The coupon code is good for the entire month of January, so use it as many times as you want.
From all of us at Customized Girl, happy new year!
As 2020 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to reflect on our sincere appreciation of your support through what may have been the most trying year in our history. Customized Girl is a small business in the truest sense of the word. We produce every single order that comes through our site in our small production facility in Columbus, Ohio with a dedicated team that truly cares about providing you with a quality product.
By ordering with us this year, you have enabled a small company to continue to persevere in the face of unprecedented obstacles, and we couldn’t be more grateful for your business. We know that your custom apparel and accessories are more than just products to buy, they are tokens of your moments and experiences and as such, they hold that much more sentimental value. For us, the same is true with your patronage.
As we look forward to better times in 2021, we can’t stress enough how thankful we are for your continued support. From our Customized Girl family to yours, thank you.