It’s our blogaversary today! 2011 marks 10 years since Faith and I started ‘Compai’ – which has taken many forms. When we started Compai it was a label for a collection of bags we were designing in Italy. Then we opened one of the first recycled/upcycled boutiques there, and called it Compai. A few years later when we decided to self-publish a how-to manual on how to cut up your T-shirts, and Compai went international.
Two years ago I started this blog as a way to track my creative adventures, and my sister, Faith has joined me (as we tend to do) and now, Compai is a Design Studio that takes on all types of creative projects. One of the things that defines us as a brand is our ability to reinvent ourselves and ‘mix it up.’ Perhaps it stems from our interracial heritage or our extensive travels growing up, but the common thread in all of our projects is earth friendliness, an eclectic bend and creative reuse.
To celebrate two years of the Compai Blog, and to thank you all for your ongoing support, comments, tweets, and all around love, we are going to giveaway the three books of our 99 Ways Book Series. Be inspired to upcycle your T-shirts, Denim and Scarves– plus the books look really cute on a shelf or coffee table all lined up in a row.
For a chance to win you must be a follower of the Compai blog, and leave a comment below sharing something that you have upcycled. For multiple entries, tweet, blog or facebook about the giveaway and then leave another comment here with a link to your tweet, facebook announcement, or blog post. One winner will be chosen at random on September 19th at 5PM PST . You may leave up to 3 comments. (International entries welcome).
Thank you all for making blogging one of the best parts of my day, everyday!