Why LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel? What is the inspiration behind the apparel line? What is the back-story of LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel? How did an educator get into apparel? As we come close to the final months of our first collection, I would like to share the story behind LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel. This is the story of a social impact apparel line committed to transforming education, one shirt at a time.

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Why LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel?

When I was a child, my mom was not a supporter of consumerism or materialism. She did not believe in buying name brands or staying up to date with the latest fad. For example, to her ‘sneakers’ (as she called gym/tennis shoes, she’s from New Jersey) were all the same whether they had a Nike logo on them or not. She was a major proponent of my sister and I making crafts for toys and coming up with creative games to keep us occupied. On Christmas mornings, before we opened any of the gifts under the tree, as a way for us to remember the reason for the season, we had to open the gift that ‘Jesus’ gave us first. That gift was simply a scripture that was selected for my sister and I to focus on for the upcoming year attached to a red rose.

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The Ultimate Shop Socially Conscious Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s time to celebrate! It’s time to shop!  Check out LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel at these upcoming events. Support small businesses and artists.  We’d love to see you at these events.

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Kiva Chicago Celebration
Thursday, November 19, 2015
6:00pm-9:00pm
Bottom Lounge
1375 W Lake St., Chicago, IL

LEARNtheBrand will be raffling off two t-shirts.  Please join us at this FREE celebration of economic impact and small business.

Food, drinks and good tunes will be provided! Please RSVP and purchase a rafflle ticket here:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/kiva-chicago-celebration-tickets-19276037146

For every $5 donated you will receive a raffle ticket to win one of the many awesome prizes, including craft beers from Lagunitas Brewery Chicago and impact apparel T-shirts fromLEARNtheBrand

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Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar and Farmer’s Market
Sunday, November 22, 2015 & December 20, 2015
11:00am-4:00pm
Promontory Lounge, Second Floor (Behind Akira)
5311 S Lake Park West,  Chicago, IL

 Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar and Farmer’s Market is a showcase of Hyde Park artisans and urban farms located in the Promontory’s beautiful second floor music venue (behind the Akira). Meet dozens of amazing vendors at this indoor crafts and farmers market while listening to Hyde Park’s finest deejays spinning jazzy, soulful soundtracks to your shopping. Admission is free, the bar is open, and brunch is being served downstairs, so make a day of it!

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Vends+Vibes: An Arts Market Place
Saturday, December 12, 2015-Sunday, December 13, 2015
1:00pm-5:00pm
Arts Incubator in Washington Park
301 E Garfield Blvd
Chicago, IL

Vends+Vibes: An Arts Market Place is a boutique of local artists and creative entrepreneurs who make handmade goods throughout the city. The event will include music from DJs Mr. JayToo and DJ Jo De Presser, an open bar featuring drinks from Revolution Brewing and Currency Exchange Cafe, open studios with our artists-in-residence, and a kids’ area with creative activities for families.

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About LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel:  LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel is a clothing line that consists of limited edition fashion T-shirts (and later other items such as hoodies, sweatshirts, children’s apparel, and phone cases will be available for purchase) that include unique designs that focus on rebranding the perception of learning and education from test-driven and rote memorization to meaningful, relevant and passion driven learning experiences.  As a socially conscious enterprise, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to organizations that are providing meaningful and passion-driven learning experiences to learners of all ages. Visit and shop the online store hosted by Threadless: https://learnthebrand.threadless.com/.

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Check Out LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel at these Upcoming Events!!

On a sunny day, my photographer (Nikko), designer (Roho) and I drove to the Threadless headquarters and corporate offices located on Madison and Elizabeth St. (Chicago, IL).  In the parking lot there was a vintage styled steel-clad RV camper with the Threadless logo prominently on the side. As we approached the building, the gigantic Threadless sign made it clear that we were about to enter one of the most innovative t-shirt companies ever.  When we entered the nice sized building we immediately looked up, all three jaws dropped, and nearly in unison, Nikko, Roho, and I said, ‘this is cool!’  Before us was a warehouse with hundreds of t-shirts hanging from the ceiling, a spectacular-sized robot, walls decorated with mural art, and in one corner, a photo shoot where a photographer was snapping photos of a model wearing some of the new t-shirt designs.  Within this space, LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel will make its debut to the world for the first time.

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LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel + Threadless=Great Impact

I am pleased to announce that LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel Kiva Zip campaign, as of today 11:38am CST, has been fully funded. We reached our $4000.00 goal! I was doing some table dancing w/the background techno music in this coffee shop when the notice came to me. The last lender who closed the campaign was Sam from Royal Wotton Bassett, United Kingdom! Thank you, Sam!

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ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END! WE ARE FULLY FUNDED!

Good Day All!

I wanted to take the time to thank those who have lent to the LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel Kiva Zip campaign. We are close to meeting our campaign goal! As to date, we have raised 79% towards the $4000.00 campaign goal. We have just $825.00 to go! I am so excited and appreciate the support of so many who believe in the work that we aspire to do. Thank you for playing a key role in getting this movement started.

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WE HAVE JUST $825.00 TO GO!

 

Today is a special day. Learning Dimensions turns three years old!  What a wonderful journey the past years have been.  In this blog post, I wanted to share a little bit about how Learning Dimensions began, offer a few lessons that I have learned as well as give a brief status report of some of the great accomplishments within these past few years (Note: Excuse the length of this post, but there is so much that I wish to share with you).

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Happy Anniversary Learning Dimensions!

Good Day Friends & Supporters of Learning Dimensions!

More than half of our Kiva Zip campaign has been met! We have $1,725.00 (out of $4000.00) to raise. A good way to celebrate the third anniversary of Learning Dimensions would be to meet our goal by Saturday, August 15. Can this be done? Yes, it can!

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CAN WE DO THIS? YES, WE CAN!

Thank you, thank you, & thank you. I am pleased to announce that we have reached more than 50% raised towards our campaign goal! We have $1975.00 to go. Support the campaign today and every amount lended to the campaign will be matched by Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn. We thank Mr.Hoffman for supporting LEARNtheBrand Impact Apparel’s Kiva Zip campaign.

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You