Historic town square.
A nefariously ridiculous urban legend.
The hole-in-the-wall ice cream shop where all the kids hung out.
Or simply the eccentric old lady at the end of the street....
There’s a lot of intrigue sprinkled into the towns of America. If you had the pleasure to live in (or endure) one of these delightfully distinctive ‘burbs, there’s an element of pride rooted within, whether you’re a transplant or a permanent resident.
Designer, Annette Cook loves her town of 6,000 and felt compelled to acknowledge her hometown pride publicly, almost like a badge of honor. Leading with a creative and silly hand, Annette fashioned her first Townie Bag to fashionably feature her own town’s pride at a local craft fair. The response was a testament to the spirit of community, and orders for her the original Townie Bag came flooding in. “These bags elicit smiles, joyful reminiscing, and most importantly, connection when people carry Townie Bags.” explains Annette.
Pops of your town’s favorite memories, well-known lingo, and significant local dives are arranged on a blank canvas, providing the design Annette uses to create totes, pillows, tea towels, coasters, t-shirts and more.
From charming sea-side boroughs to care-free hippie towns and everything in between, sport your own hometown pride with your very own TownieSWAG merch!
We design and print everything we have right here in Connecticut. Many of our items are sewn here, too. I do some, but not all of the sewing. There's a very talented group of people in CT who are expert sewists and crafters. They whip through the work I give them like nobody's business.
It's become a mission of mine to prove that well-made products can, in fact, be made in America, with workers earning a decent wage, and the customer paying a fair and reasonable price. So far, so good.
Since the inception of TownieSwag in Spring of 2021, I've been marching my way across Connecticut and now New England, with over 160 locations covered to date. Inquiries for many towns come in regularly, including requests for towns al over the country...
Want your town moved to the top of the list? Throw me a bone! If you can give me a list of about 50 words or phrases that resonate with people in your town, I'll fast track it to be ready within about a week or two... AND give YOU $100 credit on TownieSWAG merch! But here's the catch: I need the REAL inside intel! That means your list shouldn't include anything that I could easily find by Googling your town.
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