UPDATE: This was written prior to Kaci choosing to step back. I now run Witches + Rebels Co solely by myself.
2021 is turning out to be a year of many new things - some good, some not, but one definite exciting thing 2021 has brought to me is the start of a small business with my best friend. Kace and I started Witches + Rebels Co (W+RC) because we wanted to create fandom merchandise we wanted to wear. We have come out with two shirts but decided that taking a step back from shirt sales was the best financial option for us at the moment, but we were so stoked to create two out of the box shirts. Our first shirt was a nod to Kaci's favorite man and child, The Mandalorian and was a kids drawing Grogu did for Din while he was at "jedi school."
While I am not a Star Wars fan or The Mandalorian fan, I have to say having Kaci bring me this idea and then somehow channeling my inner kid and 4 younger siblings to create this piece was so incredibly fun. We wanted this shirt people would wear at DisneyWorld or at Star Wars conventions and them be proud of it. We also wanted it to be universal - tuck it into your favorite pair of jeans, tie it up or wear it loose, we wanted you to be able to create a style around it.
Along with wanting it to be able to be styled in many ways, we also wanted them to be as comfy as possible. Comfort is a huge thing to us because everyone has had that moment where they ordered a shirt, get it, put it on and it just doesn't feel good. We wanted them to feel soft and light on the skin. I think we found the perfect shirt and I know, despite me not being a Star Wars fan, I wear mine constantly. The shirts are unisex Next Level shirts and the design is screen printed. There are still some left up on the Witches + Rebels Co etsy store and they are $27.99!
Photos by Kaci
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