This morning, I woke up to an awesome post on Coty Gonzales’ website.
Let me re-start this…
Coty Gonzales is a major t-shirt reviewer. He lives and posts out of Hawaii. He runs his website, but he also guest-posts on sites like T-Shirt Magazine, Cottonable, and more. Coty has reviewed big Texas brands like Fur Face Boy, but he’s also covered newer brands like Sleepy Dan, so I thought I would send him a package from The Good Child.
I put 100% of my attention to details in packaging the box for Coty and choosing the t-shirts that would be included. Check out his awesome review of the whole shebang below!
Wow, thank you, Coty! What a great look in to my brand and why I do this. I can’t wait to see what Coty has to say about the other seven t-shirts in the box! If you go to the post on Coty’s website, you can read up on his opinion of the true pros and cons of The Good Child.
I also recommend you read this other post to gain insight on more brands coming out of Texas right now. Always coming up!©
Keep an eye on the online shop this weekend!
In the past, I have posted about The Good Child packaging. The packing method I use is 99% eco-friendly (I can’t speak for the tape). I use brown paper that can be recycled, twine that can be reused, and a rubber stamp to mark the package so I don’t have to use crazy amounts of ink or stickers to put my logo on the mail piece. Still, I wonder how many people take the packaging and throw it away. I have heard a lot of people say they don’t even want to unwrap their package, because it looks so damned Good – so, maybe they are at least holding on to the wrapping for sentimental value.
Last weekend, however, I received something in the mail that cured my curiosity and blew me away…
You might know Brenton Blaque – he’s a part of Common Sense out here in Dallas. He also makes his own accessories – Blaq Everything. Well, Brenton recently bought a couple of The Good Child t-shirts. He was pretty stoked when he received the shirts – so stoked that he told me he was going to send me a little Goody bag in the mail. Soon after, I received this:
I instantly put on the bracelet Brenton had made for me and posted a photo to my Twitter. Soon after, Brenton hit me up and explained to me what the key chain was all about. How silly was I not to see it at first…Brenton took the twine off The Good Child package and wove a key chain that I will forever use! Major thanks to Brenton and I wish him major success with his business(es).
Seeing The Good Child packaging being reused and repurposed gives me such an amazing feeling. Now that I’ve seen Brenton’s work, I really want to see yours! If you have recently received The Good Child in the mail, or you held on to the old package, take a minute and show me what you can do with your leftovers. Once you’ve recreated your masterpiece, send images to me at firstname.lastname@example.org OR post to me on Twitter (@the_goodchild) OR post on the Facebook page. Any of these methods work – I’ll get the images. Once I’ve received everybody’s images, I will choose the person who was the most creative in the reproduction of The Good Child packaging to win a free t-shirt of their liking (pending size is available). The rules are simple:
- reuse/repurpose The Good Child twine or paper
- take a photo of what you’ve created
- send the image to me by August 22nd
I’m excited to see what you are capable of. If you don’t have any packaging and are looking to order a shirt to get going, go here! Good luck!
Last night, I ventured south of Dallas in to the Oak Cliff neighborhood and Bishop Arts District. I’ve only seen Good things happen in this neighborhood – good food, good art, good cyclists, and the list goes on. Last night was nothing less than expected with a cookout hosted by local musician Dustin Cavazos. In the backyard of Studio 410, Cavazos set up a pavement stage. Food from Oak Cliff eatery El Padrinos and a makeshift bar kept locals satisfied while they mingled and enjoyed Cavazos’ music. Live graffiti art was also in the mix by the infamous Boog, and Stay Gold, an up-and-coming Dallas t-shirt brand, was selling their first series of t’s. Stay Gold was also featuring a special t-shirt in honor of Cavazos himself (and any cyclist who rode their bike to the event got $5 off)!
The vibe throughout the night was 100% and the mixture of different people was humbling. I was stoked to see so many locals show love for their art and music scene. Speaking of – Paris P. from AD.d+ was showing The Good Child major love in the “Respect” tee! Check out AD.d+ perform “Under” with Cavazos, along with a couple of images of the graffiti art, below:
Thank you to my city for showing up and giving crazy support for their locals! Also, big ups to Loyal KNG and Sleepy Dan for coming through!