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#RecruitmentReady

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It's the most wonderful time of the year...

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Nope, it's not the holidays. But it's like Christmas to us!

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Months before they make their grand debut during recruitment season, the team at 224 Apparel rolls up our sleeves to get down to the good stuff... our sketchbooks. Armed with a rainbow of markers and Pantone books in hand, we let creativity fly. We're testing out the latest shirt styles, and keeping our eye on the trends to come. We browse Pinterest, we chat with clients, we forecast the graphics that will make you say "OMG". "Let's try pop art!" and "I'm into tropical fruit right now... how about bananas?!" are common phrases buzzing around our office. That might not be normal, but it's our normal. It's how we get #RecruitmentReady.

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Shirts are a blank canvas. The graphic is what makes it. Can you have something that's both cute AND cost effective? Our answer is yes-- of course you can! And can you find a shirt that fits just the way you want it? Umm yeah! And chances are, we've all tried on that shirt ourselves. If we like it, we know you will too. Real clients are our models, because it's just that... Real.

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But let's back it up for a second. How did we get here? It all started with a love for design, and a love for Greek life. Sororities hold their own when it comes to Greek apparel (don't worry guys, we love you too!) and it made sense to us that women should design sorority clothes. Young women, who understand YOU. Because not too long ago, we were in the same shoes. We relate to each other and form a friendship. You're brilliant, caring, and we laugh together (laugh often, always). When the quality & the relationship speak for themselves, something amazing happens. We see the vision together, and BAM! It's magic. (No but really, that's basically what happens.) Just like that, a new trend is born... and we're putting bananas on a sorority shirt. BANANAS.

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So, how do we end up with bananas?! Because our clients know they can put their trust in us. Let's go there, let's get outside of the box (oh the irony... we love putting designs inside a box)! We have no sales reps. ZERO. We do no sales, period. No advertising. Our clients are here because they want to be. We're referral-based, and we mean business! It's not a magic trick, it's a no-brainer. We make you happy, and it doesn't end after the first order. We're loyal. New clients over the past year have asked us, "what makes you different?" In a nutshell, we keep it simple. And yeah, we have fun!

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It's no secret, the founders of 224 Apparel are proud Arizona State University alumni. ASU, we are forever grateful for you. We fell in love with Greek Life because of you, and you're what brought us here today. You put your faith in us since the beginning, and believed in a couple of starry-eyed entrepreneurial alum (who also fell in love and got married, but we'll save that story for another time). You were among our very first clients when we started over 5 years ago. This Fall 2015, we have the incredible honor of creating recruitment apparel with 100% of ASU's Panhellenic organizations. WOW. It's a huge milestone to us at 224 Apparel, and a dream come true. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Arizona State. We are so proud to call you our alma mater!

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Today, both the members of our team and campuses alike come to us from sea to shining sea. We feel that same sense of "home state" pride with each campus that we have the privilege of working with. Yes, it is a privilege. We know you're choosing to work with us, and making you happy is simply what we do. It's kind of like recruitment... when you've found your home, that's it. You're home.

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Thank you for calling 224 Apparel your home. We're #RecruitmentReady, and we hope you enjoy seeing the (tropical) fruits of our labor. We can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for us! It's only just begun :)

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Xoxo, 224 Apparel

 


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