My husband and I noticed a lot of people walking and bicycling in the long hours of darkness here in Alaska. We noticed how easily most of these people were not visible, even with automobile headlights and street lights. I especially watch for the children. Here in Alaska the winters are long with extended periods of darkness. We noticed that state, government and blue-collar workers were always wearing reflective clothing. So, we wondered if there was fashionable reflective wear for everybody, especially children. We researched the availability of reflective clothing and we were unable to find what we were looking for.
I saw an opportunity because my husband has worn safety gear for the last 20 years. I am more alert to reflective materials in general because of this. When you take the time to look around you see it on all kinds of things, like school buses, police cars, fire trucks, stop signs and even street signs.
I looked for everyday clothing with safety in the design. I found nothing that fit the bill. I purchased some 3M “Scotchlite” Reflective Material and with the help of some dear friends started to make what I wanted. The idea was born, a product that provides 360 degrees of safety with 100% comfort.
Now I needed a name and that is cute. The name See Meez came from our then three-year old granddaughter, who always says “see me, see me” when she wants to be noticed or picked up. Wow! That phrase was perfect for what we had in mind-practical, fashionable clothing with an emphasis on night safety. “Flashionable”
Finally, after over 3 years of research on reflective products, their versatility in clothing application and then coming up with some fun styles, I have started out with simple pieces with the anticipation of adding many more wonderful items. After a while we had enough to hand out and ask people what they thought of them,we were told we should be selling these things, so here we are. I hope everyone enjoys both the comfort and peace of mind “See Meez™’ brand “Flashionable™” apparel and accessories has to offer.
Where do I get these products?
See Meez products are available on line @ http://www.flashionable.com/. We are currently shopping local consignment opportunities in the Anchorage and Wasilla. We attend most local trade shows and are also sold through High country Kennels and Mushing events throughout Alaska. We donate headgear to local elementary schools, the willow jr.. dog mushing association, and vets helping heros.
What do you love about Alaska?
the challenging lifestyle
So here are the 3 clothing items that I am giving away!
These are all handmade and great quality!! If you don't win one, be sure to buy one! I think they are very affordable. So you want to try and win one? Here are the rules:
1. Must live in Alaska
2. Follow our blog (Anonymous will not be counted)
3. Comment on which one you would like to be entered to win, WITH an email address that I can contact you with. (You can enter to win all 3 =))
The winner will be chosen randomly on Monday night, good luck!