I'm sure that many of you are familiar with our Cat Butt design. We have it in a shirt, sticker, and even an apron. NOW we present it to you in a sweater! We like to call it the Ultimate Ugly Sweater. Reason being, this sweater is sure to win the ugly sweater competition at your next office Christmas party.
So with that being said, before you can all have this awesome sweater we are soon launching a Kickstarter Campaign to raise the funds to make this project happen. Our plan is to launch our Kickstarter Campaign at the end of June, so keep an eye out for more details as the date draws nearer for THE ULTIMATE UGLY SWEATER!!
Do you want a free sticker? Maybe a panda or cat butt or chewbacca dog?? Tag us on Instagram (@jonwye) or Facebook (Jon Wye Clothing) wearing your JonWye gear and we"ll send you a free sticker of YOUR choice!
Please make sure the Jon Wye product is the primary focus of the picture. We don't want a picture of your crotch necessarily, but whatever it takes to get a good shot of your belt will do. Post pictures of your belts, dog collars, shirts, aprons, wallets, etc!
Dictatorial note: LOOK HAPPY! :)
Tag us in a photo THEN e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping information and choice of sticker. (Check website www.jonwye.com for more sticker options.)
*Note: One sticker per photo.
I've given a number of interviews where I've noticed I tend to drift towards a common theme of not having pride and being willing to do what it takes to succeed.
This past weekend I attended the Art Star Craft Bazaar in Philly. I went up early Saturday morning to sell our wears and had a fun time watching families stroll for mother's day gifts.
Often, I forget to document all of the happenings because I am so focused on selling, but once an event is over it's all about sampling the local food. We were told about the Han Dynasty Chinese restaurant. Ridiculously good food and nothing like the corner store variety.
That night I met my friend Hollis who happened to be in town for Wizard Con, where he got to meet Billie Piper and David Tennant. I was lucky enough to have met David Tenant at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre while on a college literature abroad. It was pre Dr. Who fame, but we all knew he was going places.
After a few beers I snuck back into the parking lot where I slept in my van. I had a cozy little setup with a sleeping back and blanket pad. I plugged in my laptop and watched "Get Hard." It was way better than I expected, especially for a drive-in, in-car movie.
That is not Gatorade... ANYMORE. I did say I slept in my van. It would have been no big deal to get a hotel room for one night, but I hate spending money to sleep some place for less than 8 hours. And that money I saved can eventually go to buying new equipment.
The morning of the second festival day at Art Star I woke up early after a nice sleep in the van and found this awesome diner (http://www.
themorningglorydiner.com/). I got the Brioche French Toast with blueberries and cream cheese... WHAT!?! It was amazing!
I have no pride when it comes to building my company. I lived with my parents until I was 31 so that I could keep moving as fast as possible.
It's starting to pay off.
- Buy laser cutter and do kick-ass laser engraved designs in leather.
- Make a sweater, an ugly xmas-style sweater, but the best made one out there. Put cat butts on it.
- Make Moleskine notebook leather covers.
- Make more stuff with cat butts on it.
- Design t-shirts to save the world. Be delusional that it mattered.
- Finally finish camera strap designs.
- etc., etc., etc.
BEHOLD THE PROGRESS!
Upcoming Catt Butt and Pirate Chef sweaters, not sweat-shirts. This will be our first Kickstarter (we don't plan to bombard you). Let us know if you want in on this new woven wonder.
UV color change shirt to save the world.
New apron coming soon.
Test of our new t-shirt tagging pattern.
I've been at this for 10 years now, starting in 2004. The chin beard (what I called the Bass Player) and long hair finally left me so we needed some updated photos to go with the new updated website.
Special thanks to Robb Hohmann for the awesome photos. Check him out at Robb Hohmann Photography.