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Wear a Tie

Put down That Hoodie and Wear a Tie Instead!

T-shirts and hoodies are great, but sometimes college events require a tie. Fortunately, it’s possible to look sharp on a college budget. Here’s how to wear a tie and dress for those dapper college events.

Fraternity or group events

Classic two-color striped ties are perfect for fraternity or other organization events. These ties stand out, especially when an entire group wears the same tie. Standard ties, skinny ties, bow ties, socks, suspenders, pocket squares. Striped ties come in a wide variety of styles and color combos, so it’s easy to match group or college colors.

Class presentations

Giving a class presentation or thesis is about more than quality content. Impressions count. No fidgeting, make eye contact, avoid saying ‘like’ or ‘um’ and don’t wear distracting clothing. Even if it’s not required, it’s a good idea to skip the joggers and instead put on chinos or slacks, a button-down shirt and wear a tie. Plaid or geometric pattern ties are great neutral designs that won’t distract the audience. (A neon-colored tie or bold novelty print, on the other hand, would be a distraction.) Since it’s important to look at ease in front of an audience, choose a tie style that’s comfortable. This may be a slim 2.5-inch tie or a contemporary 3.25-inch tie.

Formals

Hopefully, it goes without saying that college formals and semi-formals require you to wear a tie. Whether this tie is worn with a tux, suit or simply a dress shirt and slacks varies from school to school. Definitely ask around to find out the level of formality expected.

If a tuxedo is suggested, a black bow tie and black or white pocket square is traditional. If wearing a suit, either a necktie or bow tie is acceptable. Though optional, adding a pocket square is a nice touch, too. Paisley, tone-on-tone stripes or textured solid ties are great for formal events. For those with dates, the tie should coordinate with her dress. This isn’t prom, so it’s not necessary to perfectly match a solid tie to the dress color. However, a pattern tie in similar colors is a great choice.

A dress shirt and slacks allows the most flexibility. A necktie or bow tie will do, but it doesn’t have to coordinate with a date’s attire. Unstained, unwrinkled and proportionate for one’s body type is what counts.

Sometimes, the fraternity, club or organization hosting the formal will have custom ties made for its members. These ties are typically worn with a suit or dress shirt and slacks, not a tuxedo. However, if given a tie to wear, check to see if there is an additional dress code. (Suit color, shirt color, etc.)

Job interviews

As senior year winds down, the job search begins. Landing a job interview is a huge accomplishment, so it should go without saying that this is not the time or place to dress casual. In fact, it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed at a job interview. A dark-colored suit paired with a conservative necktie (i.e. 3-inches to 3.5-inches wide) are the most appropriate choices. Tie colors shouldn’t vary much from navy blue or burgundy in solid or subtle designs.

Wear a tie for graduation

Graduation is a time to celebrate. And that means looking good, even if a cap and gown is covering an outfit for most of the day. Give one last hurrah to the alma mater with a solid or striped necktie or bow tie in college colors. Novelty ties relating to one’s major are perfect for graduation, too. (Yes, math, teacher, engineering, lawyer, doctor ties, etc. are a thing.) Or, shop smart and purchase a pattern tie that can be worn to a new job post-graduation.

Tiemart, Inc. is an online neckwear and accessory retailer located in northern Illinois. The company specializes in budget-friendly ties for any occasion, from fashionable everyday attire to group wear and formal events. Shop www.tiemart.com for affordable neckties, bow ties, socks, suspenders, pocket squares and more.

Sector 9

Alternative Energy Vehicles by Sector 9

For years, one of the biggest challenges facing college students has been finding the best way to get around campus and Sector 9 Skateboard Co. believes their products provide the perfect solution! Since the 90s, the brand has consistently created premium quality skateboards for a wide range of consumers, made from various materials including wood and fiberglass. Their most popular boards are made from 100 percent sustainably harvested Bamboo, highlighted by their “Save a tree. Ride a weed.” campaign.

They’ve never been shy about sharing their mission statement, which is ‘We Make Fun’ and are both inclusive and transparent when they say, “We don’t care if you’re six or 60, we just want to put a smile on your face! We love making skateboards for the young and old, that give them the gravity defying speed and sensation they crave!”

Sector 9’s story actually began in 1993, with a group of college roommates, living in La Jolla, CA. Their house consisted of a bunch of good friends, a pool table, a mini-ramp, a ping-pong table and a surfboard shaping room all across the street from some nice smooth hills that led down to the local beach.  As you can imagine, with all of these fine features, it became quite the hangout spot. At the time, the group had a friend from Hawaii who used to always razz people by calling them ‘Nine Balls’.  One day he called to see what was going on at the house, but everyone was out ‘studying’, so he had to leave a message on our answering machine and asked, “What’s going on over there at Sector 9?”, which to the roommates meant a house full of ‘Nine Balls’.

Coincidently, one of their favorite neighborhood hill cruisers, that was a snowboard-turned-skateboard, had recently been stolen.  A few replacement boards were almost finished and just needed the finishing touches of a logo. The answering machine message was heard, and Sector 9 not only had a nice ring to it, but also seemed fitting, so it stuck, and the 9-Ball logo was born.

When people saw the Sector 9 crew skate by on these odd-looking longer boards, many times trying to alleviate the time between the campus parking lot and their lecture halls, the interest was immediately apparent, and production began in the backyard of the house. Lots of learning, and a couple of evictions later, they were forced to move into their first warehouse that would become the Sector 9 skateboard factory.

Entering the market at a time when every part of a skateboard was getting smaller, Sector 9 purposely went against the grain and began producing longer, wider boards, with bigger wheels.  This combination not only made the boards easier to ride, but also allowed them to travel much longer distances, with less effort required on behalf of the rider. After the initial launch, it seemed like the brand had more hecklers than they did fans, as people outside of their local area didn’t quite know what to make of these unique skateboards that were ‘built for surfers, by surfers’. But the 9-Ball slowly began rolling, first from coast to coast, then from continent to continent.

Sector 9’s following grew and grew and their families, employees, friends, followers, believers and customers all simply became known as 9’ers. Today, the brand is very much aware that the simple reason they’ve been able to persevere over the long course of this 25-year journey is because of their people: The 9’ers, worldwide. Like most long journeys, theirs has been filled with a number of road-blocks, breakdowns, wrong turns, mistakes, jump-starts, peaks, valleys, backseat drivers, victories, defeats, and occasional periods of smooth sailing on the open road.

Today, Sector 9 is a global brand, selling a wide range of skateboards, components, safety gear and softgoods in over 90 countries.  The company has always been headquartered in San Diego, CA, and they remain committed to creating a wide range of highly functional and innovative products for use by anyone and everyone—from the mountains to the sea, and everywhere in between!

Smoke buddy Air Filter

The Smokebuddy Air Filter: Smoke Where You Want, Not Where You Can

College dorms and common areas are generally not considered ‘hotspots’ of personal privacy. From loud music and social gatherings to the (not so) infamous Popcorn Arson down the hall, control over the sounds, smells and serenity of your personal space is limited. Furthermore, students who enjoy tobacco or cannabis products face even greater restrictions—both on and off campus.

Fortunately, for the benefit of both smokers and non-smokers alike, Smokebuddy has created the first truly personal air filter. By combining highly-advanced, HEPA filter technology with a versatile array of colors, themes and form factors, there’s a Smokebuddy to meet everyone’s needs—regardless if it’s a mad dash to class, relaxing with your suite-mates or a Saturday night blowout with your entire dorm. In your room. Registered with your resident advisor, of course!

The simplicity of the design is what makes it so brilliant; rather than filtering an entire room or area, Smokebuddy personal filters purify the air exhaled directly through the filter.  The Activated Carbon core is combined with Ceramic Bead technology to filter away contaminants and remove smoke and odors.  By eliminating the impact on your immediate area, your neighbors and the environment, you can tailor your efforts towards your laser-like focus on attaining a higher education, free from the shackles of wandering RA’s, unhappy roommates or letting a social life get the best of your studies. There are no batteries or filters to replace, no apps to download, no assembly instructions; the only complexity you’ll face is getting it out of the box.

Smokebuddy purifiers come in Junior, Original and Mega forms, the difference being the size and the lifespan of the filter. The “Junior” is perfect for purses, pockets, backpacks or coats and has a lifespan of 150+ uses.  The “Original” (and best-selling) is great for dorm rooms, automobiles, travel (and more), with a lifespan exceeding 300 uses.  The monster of them all, the “Mega,” is a beast, suited for the serious consumer. It’s great for apartments, dorm halls or suites, even the football team, and designed to last as long as your lungs will (give or take). The affordable, long-lasting filter is made from Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic (PCR) and can be recycled once the filter lifespans expires.

Customers can choose from an array of colors and themes, including several flavors of Tie Die (for the lava lamp types), Glow in the Dark (for you romantics out there) and both Camo and “The Grenade” (for Active Duty, ROTC, and Military History majors). The Smokebuddy Company actively supports Charity causes, including the Las Vegas Victims Fund and Children’s Hospitals, is active in the local community and sponsors youth and adult hockey and racing programs.

If you’re a college-aged smoker, you’re probably asking yourself right now, “Could it get any better?” The answer to that, of course, is “YES!” For a limited time, Smokebuddy is offering a preferred discount to College News readers.  Simply enter “BACKTOSCHOOL” in the Discount Code section at checkout and receive a “20%” discount on your entire order.  Act fast, as this offer is good only through the date of your first exam.

Smokebuddy’s motto is “Keep Your Smoke to Yourself,” which is exactly what it allows you to do.  We can’t guarantee it will make you an admirable roommate, but by reducing your impact on the space and the people around you, it’s a step in the right direction.  With regards to the Popcorn Arson and your snoring roommate, unfortunately, you’re on your own.

 Smokebuddy

Smokebuddy was founded in 2008 with the sole focus of producing high-quality, personal air filters, providing our customers the freedom to smoke what they want, when they want. We design and develop one-of-a-kind products that eliminate smoke, odors and pollutants while reducing their impact on non-smokers and the environment. Our products and sponsorships efforts support a variety of charities as well as our local community, and our warehouse, headquarters and distribution facilities are proudly located in southern California.

You can find more information about Smokebuddy and our extensive product line at www.smokebuddy.com.  For distribution inquiries and wholesale opportunities, contact us at (818) 762-6061 or via email sales@smokebuddy.com.

New York Jets, Sam Darnold

New York Jets Make Sam Darnold Quarterback

The news that everyone was expecting has been revealed: NFL team New York Jets make 21-year-old Sam Darnold their newest quarterback. The young player will be starting in his new position in the New York Jets’ season-opening game in Detroit, Monday 10 September.

What’s even more exciting about this announcement, is that Darnold will be making NFL history this year, too. He will be the youngest quarterback to play in Week one since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter took to Twitter to praise the achievement, saying: “With Sam Darnold starting next Monday on Monday Night Football at Detroit, he will become the youngest ever opening-day starting NFL QB and he will extend the streak of having at least one rooking QB start on opening weekend to 11 straight seasons.”

Darnold made waves playing for the New York Jets’ second and third preseason games.

The team’s football coach Todd Bowles said at a press conference that Darnold, “kept his head down and he earned it” throughout the course of the summer. When asked about the growing pains expected with the new player, Bowes said, “The pains he gets that he needs to see, it will be an experience probably the first couple of years.

“We’re not starting him because he’s a rooking and he’s not ready, we’re starting him because he gives us a chance to win the game.”

“We’re starting him because he gives us a chance to win the game”—Todd Bowles

CBS Sports reported, “Darnold is very highly thought of around the league, and he might just be the answer the Jets have been searching for.”

Is this decision made by the New York Jets the right one? We think so.

Further reading: Former Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker James Harrison Announces Retirement

Chocolate Truffles

Tasty Chocolate Truffles

These easy-to-make chocolate truffles are the perfect indulgence for when the nights draw in and the fall edges ever closer. Our tasty chocolate truffles are delicious on their own, or you could shake things up with different toppings including cocoa powder, crushed pistachio or cashew nuts or desiccated coconut. Go on, give it a go!

Ingredients

  • 300g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids
  • 1 ½ cups double cream
  • 50g unsalted butter

Method

  1. Break the chocolate up into small pieces and place into a bowl.
  2. Pour the cream and butter into a sauce pan and gently heat until the butter melts and the cream reaches simmering point.
  3. Pour the cream and butter mixture over the chocolate and combine until smooth. Cool and chill for at least 4 hours.
  4. To shape the truffles, scoop up the truffle mixture with a melon baller or a spoon, and shape into balls with clean hands.
  5. Gently roll the truffles in crushed pistachios, desiccated coconut or cocoa powder for extra flair (optional).
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to a month.

If you loved making these chocolate truffles, try our Chocolate Rose Petal Cookies Recipe.

Energy Boost

How Do You Get Your Energy Boost?

Article written by Austin Goodwin.

In a society where people have an unlimited capacity to do work in the palm of their hands, college students face ever-increasing pressure to fill their cups to the brim with courses and involvement. With the mindset of “go, go, go,” it is easy to lose track of what makes you go. College campuses are saturated with energy sources between convenience stores loaded with energy drinks and coffee shops on every corner. While these energy drinks and coffees will give students an energy boost, it is important to understand exactly how these beverages affect a person’s overall health.

Energy Drinks

Brand strategists prioritize marketing energy drinks to college students, the most energy-deprived demographic. Students view these energy beverages, donned in sleek metallic cans and rich with modern design, as the one-size-fits-all solution to their lack of energy without considering the synthetic makeup.

Caffeine, i.e. survival juice. Most energy drinks offer the same amount or more caffeine than a coffee of the same size. Energy drinks have additional stimulants in their mix, like taurine, guarana, L-carnitine, and B vitamins. While these stimulants are legal, the doses of the stimulants in energy drinks are several times higher than what is consumed in a normal diet. It is unsafe for college students to subject themselves to such highs and lows long-term, and should opt for a balanced alternative.

The plague of energy drinks is sugar, most averaging over 50 grams of sugar (12 teaspoons for reference). The sugar content varies between energy drinks, but the crash coming from a sugar-induced insulin spike and subsequent crash from the stimulants wearing off leaves students feeling worse than they did before drinking one. Choosing “All Natural” mixes that energize water and other beverages provide an energy boost without the crash experienced with energy drinks.

College students may find themselves chasing energy drink crashes with another drink. The cycle of ups and downs for the body is dangerous both mentally and physically. Add in the jitters that come from an unbalanced energy boost and it becomes difficult to concentrate. Students may consider a sugar-free variety, but the hidden effects of artificial sweeteners are unknown to most.

Artificial sweeteners

While artificial sweeteners like sucralose are calorie-free and sugar-free, they can still spike blood glucose and insulin levels, leading to energy crashes. Additionally, sucralose itself as a primary sweetener can alter digestive bacteria in the stomach, leading to long-lasting complications with nutrition and medicine absorption. Making drinks “sugar-free” by pumping them with synthetic ingredients doesn’t mitigate the negative effects, despite how “sugar-free” is marketed as a safer alternative.

Coffee

College students looking for their energy boost and caffeine fix but not wanting the negative effects of energy drinks choose America’s favorite morning beverage to get them through study sessions and classes. The warmth of coffee on a cold winter day or a long, lonely night adds an emotional effect not found with energy drinks.

The caffeine content in coffee for a home brew is around 100 mg, so college students can drink larger amounts of coffee than energy drinks and stay within the caffeine limit. However, coffee is an appetite suppressant and a diuretic; lack of hydration and balanced dieting can lead to jitters and headaches from the caffeine spike. Finding ways to energize and hydrate is a more ideal way to energize without the negative after-effects.

The bitterness and lack of flavor from a recommended plain black coffee is a detractor, which is where specialty coffee beverages at coffee shops gain their luster. A coffee loaded with caramel, chocolate, whipped cream, and sweetener tastes delicious, but adds more sugar and a crash akin to energy drinks. Additionally, the added calories from a sweetened store-bought coffee or home-brewed coffee can lead to unhealthy weight gain.

Students should consider the negative effects of the beverages they consume for an energy boost. Coffee is less synthetic and safer in large amounts, but can be inconvenient. Energy drinks are more artificial and concentrated, but pose greater health risks. College students need an energy source that is clean, doesn’t make them jittery or irritable, and is free of a sugar crash. Coffee and energy drinks hold their value as energy sources and students should consume with their individual pros and cons in mind.

pureLYFT

A viable alternative to coffee and energy drinks is pureLYFT, which is Clean Caffeine extracted from unroasted green coffee beans offering the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. pureLYFT is all-natural like coffee, more convenient than an energy drink, packed with vitamins A and B complex, and lightly sweetened with Stevia Leaf. Whether students are using it at home, going out, in the gym, or in class, they can get the energy boost they need without the fillers they don’t.

 

Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes

Let’s dress up—it’s fun!

Halloween is right around the corner, and you’ve probably been thinking about what costume you’re going to wear. As you know, dressing up in costumes and trick-or-treats are the longest-standing traditions observed during Halloween across the world.

Dressing up in costume is always fun. Dressing up is no longer considered children’s play—kids and adults are equally interested in it. You can be who you want to be even if it is just for the night. You can experience the feeling of being your favorite movie/TV character, personality or a scary zombie. This is the the biggest celebration that allows everyone to dress up as characters different to themselves.

Recently, Halloween costume trends have undergone tremendous changes, though Halloween traditions and customs remains the same. Every year, the costume industry comes up with even more creative and elaborative costumes that are extremely popular.

College offers some of the best years of your life; you will find out who you really are and learn to be independent. This is the time to make memories. As a college student, the Halloween celebration is entirely different from the imagination and fantasy you had when you were a little kid. The Halloween celebration as an adult with your new friends at college is an enjoyment all in itself. Make the most of your college Halloween experience. Costumes4less.com offer one of the finest and largest collections of Halloween costumes anywhere on the world.

In college, Halloween is a week of fun and partying. For students, the goal is to dress as something unique that will impress everyone at the party. Costumes4Less have a range of awesome costumes that will accomplish this goal. This year’s costume collections include 2017’s most popular licenses like Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman, Disney’s Moana, Spider-Man Homecoming, Pirates of the Carribean 5, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and Descendants 2 to name a few. Apart from these, Costumes4Less have costumes inspired by top trending TV shows, popular video games and decade costumes. Costumes4Less also offer brand new styles of occupation-themed costumes and revamped versions of traditional classic Halloween costumes like pirates, princesses, witches, angels, vampires, ninjas, fairies and zombies.

Dressing up in your favorite costume on your own is fun; but dressing up with your best friends is even more so. Star Wars costumes, Decade costumes, Super Mario costumes, Pirates of Carribean costumes, Animal costumes and Funny costumes are among some of the most popular group costumes at Costumes4Less. Besides this, they also have a fantastic selection of couple costumes that are sure to get you noticed.

Finally, no costume is complete without the proper accessories. A perfect costume accessory like a hat, wig or makeup can add an authentic touch to your character. For those who don’t want to dress up in an elaborate costume, there are costume kits available including animal kits, superhero kits and TV/movie character kits that help you to transform instantly into the character you want.

Costumes4less.com is a one-stop destination for all your Halloween needs. Right from inception, they have been inspiring their customers with new and trendy Halloween costumes every year. This year, Costumes4less.com is ready with an amazing collection of the latest and greatest Halloween costumes and accessories that will keep everyone spellbound.

So, what do you want to be this Halloween?

Streetwear

Voice of Insiders Streetwear

Redefining modern streetwear and conveying a new freshness to the “jungle” of fashion.

Unless you’ve been camping out in the actual jungle for the last several years, you’d have noticed that technology and fashion have started to blend together in new ways. In fact, probably almost everyone you know has a Fitbit (which started with a bracelet and has now branched into apparel) or Apple Watch (which did a collaboration with Hèrmes to create luxurious leather straps for the timepieces) or some other kind of wearable device that can measure heart rate, calories burned, and a wide array of other metrics. And the appeal of such devices is easy to see. Sure, a watch tells time, but why shouldn’t it do more for us? The Fitbit and Apple Watch do indeed, do much, much more.

But, why confine such obvious benefits to simply accessories? While a watch is a great accessory, not all of us prefer or choose to wear one. However, putting on clothes before we head out the door every day is not an option for any of us, it’s an obligation. “No shirt, no shoes, no service” still applies in most or all public spaces, so unless you happen to live in a nudist colony, you may want to keep reading.

Some brands offer clothing made from high performing textiles. These special fabrics have properties far beyond what fibers like cotton, linen, silk and wool can offer. Benefits of these textiles may range from anti-wrinkling, quick drying, antibacterial, light-up/color-changing, antimicrobial, moisture-wicking, water repellant, UV protection, temperature regulating, and might offer the wearer energy return and even support the treatment of injuries. While some of these streetwear technologies are more gimmick-y or just for fun, some of them are really incredible. For example, Outlast, a technology originally developed by NASA for use in spacesuits on account of its temperature regulation properties, is now used in products like bedding, apparel, footwear, seating and beyond. Another amazing technology we discovered is called Celliant, which originally had a variety of uses for aiding performance, recovery and sleep on account of its proprietary infrared energy technology, but is now also being used in a multitude of different products, including fashion garments!

Modern streetwear

Although the number of fashion brands that have discovered the benefits of using technologies like Outlast and Celliant are still few, there’s no doubt that performance textiles being used in clothing is going to be a huge trend. One brand that’s ahead of the flow and combining fashion and function in a way we’ve never seen before is the NYC-based performance streetwear brand, Voice of Insiders. Voice of Insiders was founded in 2016 with a mission to seamlessly fuse technology and fashion and a vision to re-define modern streetwear and convey a new freshness to the “jungle” of fashion. Their simple, yet thoughtful designs are comfortable and wearable, yet elevated at the same time. We can see their Energy Zip Dress pairing equally well with sneakers for running errands during the day or with a strappy sandal for a night out, and the Energy Track Pant can take you from the basketball court to dinner, just pop on a jacket (like their Double Zipper Aviator Jacket) and you’re good to go! All pieces feature technologies like Outlast and Celliant and each one comes with a tag detailing the unique benefits of each individual piece. For example, the Transformable Down Filled Parka is a true 2-in-1 piece, with a water and wind repellant shell that zips off, showcasing a down filled jacket underneath. The piece is also breathable and packable! Voice of Insiders’ collection is the ideal capsule wardrobe for someone who wants to do a lot with a little and who believes that clothes should do more than simply look good.

You can find performance streetwear from Voice of Insiders online at www.voiceofinsiders.com and use code “INSIDERS” for 10 percent off your order. You can also check out what they’re up to on Instagram @voiceofinsiders.

Empowering Women

Empowering Women: We Need More Lady Bosses!

The term, “The clothes make the man”, is often misinterpreted. When someone enjoys what they are wearing, they feel more confident and delighted with themselves and the world is at their fingertips. This is the goal of ButtaFly Jeans & Apparel and the vision of owner and co-founder, Ehren Muhammad. Empowering women through the clothes they wear, either casual or recreational, an empowered woman can change the world, in the right pair of jeans or course.

Empowering female entrepreneurship

More than just fashion, ButtaFly Jeans & Apparel knew that by designing a platform for ambitious women to start their own empires—where they network, share what they have learned, and grow together—that we would help fill the void of female business leadership.  ButtaFly Jeans has two ways for women to become their own bosses and start making a difference—and money.

Brand Ambassador Program

  • Individuals with a strong social media presence and outgoing personality receive a promotional code to post wearing and promoting ButtaFly Jeans apparel. In exchange, they receive 10 percent commission of every sale when their code is used. Also, they get free clothes every month.

Consignment Vendor Program

  • A great way to bring in additional income for those with a full-time position or have another small business already, ButtaFly Jeans will send a small inventory of product for the vendor to sell at a retail price. The vendor and ButtaFly Jeans split the retail revenue.

These programs were created to help empower women by both developing new entrepreneurs and giving established business owners a new revenue stream. When women win in business, everyone wins. This is the stance that ButtaFly Jeans owner and co-founder, Ehren Muhammad has taken. The fact is that under-served and struggling communities see substantial improvements when the women in these areas are educated and have prominent roles in business. And nothing beats owning a business and helping their entire community.

Fashion has no type

Fashion for those with curves and those that want them; there is no one type—all figures and shapes are catered to at ButtaFly Jeans. The clothing styles at ButtaFly Jeans Apparel were crafted with the idea that all women should enjoy what they wear and feel confident about it, empowering women along the way.

From casual fashion, such as jeans, summer dresses, leggings and swimwear, ButtaFly Jeans clothing is designed for all women. No two women are alike and neither should their fashion selection be. Your fashion is as unique as you feel. The brand has fitness apparel designed for the most intense training session yet sporty and stylish for a young lady to rock when hanging out with friends. Everything from compression styles to breathable, flexible cotton blends, ButtaFly Jeans clothing is crafted with durable, quality materials for the lifestyle of a lady boss.

Making a dream a reality

Raised by a single mother on the Southside of Chicago, Ehren Muhammad saw his mother struggle to provide for both him and his older sister. But she did provide a place to live and solid upbringing without fail. Moreover, he saw her put her dreams of fashion design on the backburner in order to pay for her children to go to school. Muhammad wanted to draw and design, and that’s when presented with the opportunity he helped to establish ButtaFly Jeans. Merging fashion design with a platform to help women build their own business is his way of paying homage to his mother and empowering women worldwide.