And thank you Timehop for reminding me!
So today three years ago the concept of Tattered was officially born!
July 31st 2012 was the day my friend and I sat down and decided we were really going to start this shredded clothing line. We had no idea what we were doing! The first half of our day was spent thrift store shopping for some cool clothing - which wasn't even a thing in Duncan. We managed to find a couple band shirts, but when we sat down to start working we were totally lost.
Three years ago Tattered was simply a concept and nothing more. We spent a while deciding on the name and after a successful Facebook poll, Tattered was officially 'born', but now what? Now we had clothing to make.
I had my sewing machine of course, and Sam was swift with a pair of scissors. So the two of us sat up on my parents deck, sipping on red wine, and blasting some music and we set to work. We created probably less than ten shirts that day three years ago. We looked into starting up an Etsy shop but had no idea how to go about it. We had a photo shoot and started up an album on Facebook.
Back then we were pretty unmotivated. Even though this was truly the birth of the Tattered concept, it took me until July 31st, 2013 to start up my Etsy shop. It took me until December 2014 to start actually listing Tattered clothing and get everything really set up!
I took the concept on my own and pushed myself to be motivated. Tattered has only been up and running since December (so 7 months now) and the sales keep growing and I keep finding more and more ways to shred shirts differently - I see so much growth between now and three years ago. I love seeing old memories of when Tattered was still just a concept in the mind of a girl who didn't know how to be cool.
A lot of time has gone by, but the concept of Tattered still remains the same - rock and roll clothing, something unique, something that will turn heads at your favorite show.
Remember, the band may be playing, but this is YOUR show.
I'll leave you with one last photo of the beginnings of Tattered - that smile on my face has stayed the same over the past three years, and I'm still doing what I love.