If You Don’t Know Bōbiam, You Should
….I know you are probably wondering, “What the heck is Bōbiam?!”
Well, let me tell ya, Bōbiam is an artistic streetwear company. They make clothing for men, women and kids and also hats, beanies and bracelets. Now what makes them unique and worth checking out are that the clothing they produce is created by youth artists only, some as young as 5 years old!
Bōbiam’s mission is also really incredible: they help kids channel their energy, good and bad, into the creation of artistic streetwear. They give back to kids through charities and causes that use creative ideas to help kids become the best version of themselves. They want to help their artists achieve success and “express themselves in ways that enable them to become confidant and strong adults, capable of leading others.”
Another cool aspect of their clothing is that it’s all of their clothing is has UV protection to help protect you from damaging sun rays that can lead to skin cancer. They also donate $1 from each UVSmART sale to charities that support skin cancer research!
I was lucky enough to get a chance to get one of these young artists’ creations. I received the Ribbet Layered Tee.
According to the artist, here’s what Ribbet is all about: “I was thinking about magic toads when I drew Ribbet. He has legos for hands. He has a force field around him to protect him from other evil toads. He is very shy and afraid of people. He becomes very aggressive if you try & touch him.”
When I wore this shirt the first time, it got a lot of attention. Partly because it wasn’t my usual “style” (and I use that term loosely because I don’t have any style!), and mostly because it was so unique…it’s not something use see everyday. What I like about it is that it gave me the chance to start a dialogue about a very cool company that has passion for something they believe in. And when I told people that the artist was only 7? They became even more interested!
It’s a cool shirt right? And you want one of your own, I’m sure! So how about I give you a chance or two? The good people over at Bōbiam want you to experience their streetwear too! Enter to win a gift code valued at $30 to select an item of your choice.
Just visit Bobiam.com and leave a comment stating what you would choose if you won. An additional entry could be to share one unique fact they’ve learned about Bobiam from visiting their website.
This giveaway begins on Tuesday, December 27th and will end on Monday, January 2nd, 2012 at 8:30 pm. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. The winner will be announced on Tuesday and must respond within 48 hours to claim. Otherwise, another eligible entry will be chosen.
Disclosure: I received a free Bobiam t-shirt in order to write this review. All opinions expressed are my own.