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Women vs Men

I have found myself pondering this fact.  Women will support a Woman owned business QUICKLY, simply because its woman owned.  Men will support a business for other reasons. Recently, actually back in September 2019 one of the super model stud family friends was in town and we had a great PHITGROUP (man owned) session.  We went local to a great breakfast place (woman owned).  We enjoyed some empanadas and coffee and a quick catch up. I noticed a photo shoot happening in the parking lot.  A very cool eclectic group of women enjoying their coffee and empanadas being photographed in a natural setting.  It was an apparel company (woman owned) being shot by a female photographer, all the while having a business meeting...

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It's not a deal... its growth.

I recently went to Las Vegas for the semi-annual apparel convention called MAGIC. Funny how it was not so magical this time around.  Upon entering the show, it was obvious that the big powerhouse CHINA was crushed by the Corona Virus... More than 600 vendors could not come to the show. I wandered around looking for a couple of things to help us save money on producing the Freedom Shorts.... The primary focus is to stay MADE IN USA... textiles made in the USA are best called Cotton.  I am still new to this... but We do make amazing cotton... all of our shirts are MIA sourced from.... sidetracked again.. The cost of a yard of fabric that we like...

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EGO... Big EGO

The lion only needs to walk into the jungle and everyone knows he is King.  Some lions need to roar louder...some just let them roar ... I have been practicing the art of LETTING GO for as long as I can remember.  For the most part ... my memory is short and letting go takes a major effort ... its a major effort if you find yourself triggered by so many things.  I can appreciate a Lion having a massive Ego... being a cub (in the apparel industry)... we look forward to being the humble warrior spreading gratitude and brushing off those that think they are the best....for everyone. So... It was about 6 days ago, and just now when...

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Superstar Warriors.....Bear Grylls and Blain

I had this brilliant idea today that would follow up a very important Blog... the one about NO LINERS....essentially it comes down to this experience I had today.  I promised myself I would wear shorts 365 days since living in SanDiego.  Pretty much do... the random day comes by but very rare...so Today was a little cooler and there were no movement activities on the schedule... I opted for some favorite Corduroys shorts.  Warm and heavy shorts and super comfortable...I have actually worn these during unplanned activity and it was a miserable experience... not the point... Without sweating a bunch I have to visit the toilet .... one of the greatest blessings of being a male is the ability to...

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Opt OUT shorts liner....

The not so open discussion about creating a product from 4 years of testing and modifying.... one thing was for certain.  We were never going to use a LINER in these shorts.  Let me do my best to provide you with some details. We created the 365 Freedom Shorts out of 3 pairs of shorts I used to wear... most of the time I would wear at least 2pairs of those shorts every day....I had to change my shorts to accommodate my movement.  2 of the 3 pairs of shorts came with a liner... after wearing the shorts for a few times... I cut the liner out for anything but a good reason... its the ONLY reason... they were uncomfortable....

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