After a few years being hosted by a Big Cartel storefront I have brought the HYA shop in-house and it is now a sub-domain over at shop.hideyourarms.com built on the same platform as my camera accessories venture Rigu. I feel it gives more of a professional look and feel compared to the Big Cartel store (largely because I was using a stock theme, some amazing things can be done with Big Cartel), and gives more scope for expansion in the future. I do have more plans for the store in the future, hopefully branching out beyond the logo-based merchandise to offering a marketplace featuring items from HYA bloggers. That should be happening in the near future but does need the kinks working out as it is quite a lot of work compared to me running this shop.
There are also going to be four new items added to the shop in the next couple of weeks too, which is pretty exciting. I love white print on red so it was a no-brainer for me to have a print run of them done, discharge printed onto red American Apparel tees in sizes ranging from XS-XXL. The lapis blue tees are regular plastisol print so not quite as soft as the red shirts, but still a really nice classic colour choice and they will feel good too. I have done very, very short print runs of the vests, a few of my friends wanted them printed since they like vests, and thought I might as well get some extras done for you guys so you can still wear HYA with pride on those hot summer days. These items should be in the store within a couple of weeks, you can sign up for e-mail notifications on the product pages to be the first to know when they have been added to the store (and once you’ve been notified about the release, your address will be deleted, no repeat notifications and no spam).
As you’d expect, I would love you get feedback and comments from you all regarding what you like and don’t like. I know it isn’t perfect and that there are still things to be done, but this is an exciting development for HYA and I really want to push it on.