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Celebrating 10 Years of Cuteness

It’s hard to believe that I started this company over 10 years ago. Last year was our 10 year anniversary and we celebrated with a new product launch, swag giveaways, party hats at conventions, Facebook contests, and our first Kickstarter campaign. It was a busy year to say the least. I’ve been running Punch Brand for as long as I can remember, I mean I’ve been working in the apparel industry for nearly 20 years and half of that was owning my own business. It’s a big part of my life and I probably wouldn’t have been able to do it for this long if I wasn’t for the passion I have and all the wonderful fan support I’ve been getting. I cannot thank my fans and customers enough. You are the reason I keep doing what I do. I’ve been wanting to put together a commemorative album with all the memories and photos taken through the years. So I finally put together a photo album containing the best of the best photos. I had to sort through literally thousands of photos, if you can imagine. 10 years is a long time and a lot of memories. I enjoyed putting the photo album together, it was like a walk down memory lane. And to remember all the wonderful people I met and collaborated with and who have helped me through the years. I would like to share some of the photos with you. Please enjoy!

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⭐ 💖 Our Kickstarter Project is Live!

Today’s the day!

We’re so excited to launch our first ever KICKSTARTER project.

CLICK HERE to back the project

1. Watch the fun video.
2. Decide on a reward level.
3. Make your pledge.

It’s that easy!

Thank you so much for your kind and generous support.

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2013 Lookbook Photoshoot

Last month we contacted lifestyle photographer Patrick Leung to help us do a photoshoot of our new hoodies. I had met Pat a few years ago when I was working on another lookbook photoshoot. Of course before we could start any photoshoot we needed models so we were lucky to enlist the talents of DJ Yurie (a local DJ from Vancouver) and her sister Emma as well as Courtney, another model from Vancouver. My assistant Andee coordinated the shoot. We wanted a Harajuku inspired photoshoot with a lot of colors, makeup and cool accessories. We dressed the models in fun, colorful outfits and styled them with tutus, wigs, glasses, hair bows and other kawaii style accessories. The makeup was done by Kyla Slusar from MUAHjwn.

We started early meeting at Pat’s apartment where we did the catalogue shoot. After a short lunch break we headed out to Steveston for the lookbook part of the shoot. It was a long day but everyone had fun! I hope you love the results as much as I do.


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Events Recap- Fan Expo Vancouver, Anime North and more…

So it’s been a while since I’ve done a post. We’ve been busy dong conventions, trade shows and launching our new kids line. I know we make things look effortless ;p but these things really do take a lot of time. There’s a lot of work, and planning that goes into everything we do. We are a small team, that’s lean and mean making this operation run but we make it happen while having fun at the same time. Just as an update to what’s been going on in the past few months, here’s a nice recap of events that’s happened over April and May.

We did our hometown show for the 2nd year, Fan Expo Vancouver. They made it an even bigger event and the Dealers Room was under the sails. Singer Kieran Strange came and hung with us for a while. She handed out Punch Brand post cards and sent some fans over to our booth. I caught a glimpse of the iconic DeLorean from Back to the Future movies. It was cool!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were in Toronto for Anime North at the end of May. This year it was cooler than usual. Every year it’s usually scorching hot, but this year was rather cool so people bundled up in hoodies. Which was good for us 🙂 This year we launched 4 new t-shirts designs. See if you can spot them. Meelo in Space was a sure hit at the show!

 

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