Friday, February 6, 2015

winter sunshine

Guys it's been too long... I hope this post finds you better than ever! There have been so many changes over here at Hey Wanderer headquarters (doesn't that make us sound important... having an HQ and all... really HW HQ is just our house :)). First, we have a brand new website which is beautiful if I do say so myself. As a result of that our blog address changed and it can also be accessed from the website. Hey Wanderer, the brand, is now making bell bottoms and soon you'll be able to buy t-shirts, dresses, and tank tops as well as kimonos. So exciting! 

Also, in even bigger news.... we are launching a Kickstarter campaign February 27. We are trying to raise at least $20,000 so we can expand Hey Wanderer and have someone make our clothes for us. We hope to sell our clothing at big festivals like Bonaroo. Savannah has been making all of our clothing up until now, but in order to keep growing we have to get some help. We have searched high and low for the right business to help us do that. Our clothing will be ethically made right here in the U.S. There will be more information coming on all of that soon.

Our big dream goal for Hey Wanderer is to have our own clothing manufacturing factory where we can hire underprivileged women. Savannah and I never started all of this to become rich or even make a name for ourselves. The blog came out of a desire to share our passions with other people. Hey Wanderer, the clothing brand, started very simply with Savannah making a kimono. Our friends wanted kimonos too and then before we knew it, Savannah was able to quit her job and make clothing for a living. To God be the glory! We quickly stepped back and said okay, what do we want to do with this? Without hesitation Savannah and I knew we wanted to create a brand that was much bigger than clothing. We even wanted to do more than just create ethical clothing. Our desire is for Hey Wanderer to be a vehicle to help change lives, so this is where the idea came to have our own clothing manufacturing factory. There is actually a huge need here in Nashville for such a service. Plus, our refugee and homeless populations are so high in Nashville. We hope to provide access to childcare and other programs, because we want to do more than give women jobs. Ultimately, God is the Master of all of this. So we wait for His guidance, wisdom, and direction. We have no idea what the future holds but this our dream! Join us in dreaming big! Your prayers are greatly appreciated. 

Keep an eye out on here and other social media platforms for more updates on our Kickstarter. We are filming our video in about a week and we are so excited to share the final result with you. We think it's gonna be pretty awesome. 

XOXO
Casey  


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Thursday, December 4, 2014

it's our blog-iversary!

I feel like 3 years deserves a bigger celebration, but things are so stinkin' crazy around here. So instead of physically celebrating, I thought we could look back on all the significant things that have happened this year with Hey Wanderer. I find it's very beneficial and encouraging to remember where you started, where you have been, and how far you've actually come.

1. We changed our blog name to Hey Wanderer and changed our mission.
2. I quit my job to pursue Hey Wanderer full time.
3. We tried to blog every day, but only successfully did that for one month.
4. We started making kimonos and selling them, and other things as well.
5. We bought our first full hide of leather.
6. We just had a Christmas market at our house with 10 vendors.
7. We got a serger this week, and our lives have been changed.
8. We are doing three shows this weekend selling Hey Wanderer merchandise.
9. We still haven't bought a chair that is suitable for sewing in all day.

I'm sure there are many many other things that haven't remembered, but we can always add to the list, or write another. We like making lists. :)

Happy Blog-iversary Hey Wanderer!
xo, Savannah

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

instant film on a christmas tree

Guys, we have been neglecting the blog, but I will say that it is for good reason. We have been working really hard on our Hey Wanderer brand and doing a lot of festivals and pop-up shops. We are hoping to get a lot of our merchandise online soon so everyone can have access to it. We have big dreams for our brand and one day soon we will share the details with you. For now, let's talk about this Christmas tree. We took a lot of instax wide pictures at Casey's birthday dinner and needed a place to display them so Casey jokingly clothes-pinned them to the tree. But we all really liked it so now this is what our tree looks like.
Our Christmas tree is pretty random, so I guess it fits us just fine.
Just thought we'd share this with you so you too could have a new place to display your instant film. We have 3 instant film cameras so we are always needing a place to display these guys. How do you display your instant film?

xo, Savannah

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