John makes a recent photo shoot fun...and shows off YamStreet's Urban Pajama Shorts.
I’ve spent so much time reaching out on Facebook that Facebook threatened to boot me. And it’s only day three!
"Happy Pants" has GOT to be one of my favorites.
You can do all the planning and research in the world before a business launch like this, and still not be sure what the reaction will be. I’m nothing short of thrilled to hear so many nice things about Urban Pajama Pants and YamStreet.
The greens were all yummy, but someone had to win.
YamStreet was always intended as a business with strong ties to the place it was born (and where Urban Pajama Pants are made): San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood.Yesterday was a beautiful example of how that is happening.I wore YamStreet gear to a City of Dreams food and gardening event where I was honored to be a panel participant in a discussion about local food and a greens cook-off judge. (We can come to blows in these parts about how greens ought to be cooked!)
I was surprised (maybe relieved) that so many friends in the Bayview Hunters Point community knew about the Kickstarter campaign, and I felt great hearing rave reviews for the Urban Pajama Pants!Folks here understand how no one succeeds without everyone pulling together and supporting one another.The same spirit is growing in the local apparel industry which has come together around this project.
Day two reminded me about how important our communities are to our success and happiness.
Meah's hearts captured mine.
Minutes after I clicked "launch" on Kickstarter, while I was freaking out about the 1001 things I had to do, I got a text from my neighbor John saying that he and his daughter Meah were the first supporters of YamStreet.That meant the world to me. John is a major leader in the community garden project on our block, and Meah’s artwork, a stylish arrangement of magic marker hearts on paper, is on my refrigerator. YamStreet has some cool innovative product designs I want to share with the whole world.But at its heart, YamStreet is about community. John and Meah reminded me of that beautifully.
There were many other reminders, including a stunning leadership pledge from a dear friend. Honestly, it brought a tear to my eye, something that happened time and again as pledges came in and friends connected, reconnected, and said such nice things.
Day one was a sweet wild ride.