Imagine sitting by a campfire with family and friends on a beautiful starry night. Do you visualize the sparks in the fire and a marshmallow falling off your tree branch? Perhaps you envision inhaling the sweet smells of the pine trees surrounding your camp domes while sipping on some hot cocoa. And when you awaken, you hear the birds singing and the squirrels hopping from one tree to the next while your friend is cooking up a lumberjack breakfast with spicy brown sugar bacon.
Now, who wouldn't love camping with good company in the great outdoors but what do you typically wear?
Today, we would like to feature Live a Wild Life, an Etsy shop that carries "active and attractive" apparel and accessories for the outdoorsy type. Live a Wild Life shop was established in 2016 by Jenny Christensen, who truly lives a wild life style as a happy camper. Christensen offers wonderfully designed clothing that will not only have you looking great while your absorb your surroundings, but feeling completely comfortable at the same time. Below, we share more about Live a Wild Life apparel and accessories and how Christensen started this fantastic shop:
What inspired you to open your shop?
Less than a year ago, I left my job (and more than two decades in the corporate world) to do something I’d been wanting to do for years: start my own business designing and creating apparel and home accessories. The thought of working for myself sounded absolutely dreamy!
Below are some of the fantastically designed products from Live a Wild Life (click on image for product details)
What is your favorite item?
It really is hard to name a favorite—I truly love all of my designs—but there’s a special place in my heart for my “fired up” shirts. I just have to smile every time I see that design, and it instantly makes me wish I were standing around the campfire with a group of friends!
What is your biggest challenge?
I knew very little about screen printing, fabrics and inks prior to this adventure. There has been a lot of research, a ton of trial-and-error, and some comically epic messes in my home studio as I’ve forged an on-the-job education for myself! Luckily I’ve been able to take full advantage of the expertise and training materials offered by suppliers and vendors, and I have a tremendous group of friends and family to give me feedback and support.
We'd love to encourage everyone to “stay tuned” for more great stuff from Live a Wild Life! Christensen will be unveiling some really slick designs very soon. Follow Live a Wild Life shop below for the latest!
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