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We're a purpose based apparel company! Our goal is to help girls build and maintain inner strength! To see our Garments click READ MORE
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Our Apparel and Gifts

STRONG GIRLS empower other girls T-Shirt!  This is our signature shirt which defines our goal...

"Idea" T.  

We LOVE ideas! Inspired by Thomas Edison's response to failure. "I've not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" 

 "NEVER NORMAL" baseball T.... never ;)

"Chicas Fuertes" T.  Strong Girls Spanish. 

Inspired by a recent trip to Costa Rica when we were working with girls in the Nicaraguan Slums. Kym was wearing a "Strong Girls" shirt. One of the women read it in Spanish. When we heard the words come out of her mouth we knew this woman needed a shirt like this. 

"Chicas Fuertes" T.  Strong Girls Spanish Classic.

 "MISFIT" white T.  Blessed to be a misfit.

"I'm so over it" rainbow T. 

Somewhere? Some Day? How about right now! Dont let your dreams be fantasies, set some goals and make them into realities!

"Sometimes we win, sometimes we TRY AGAIN" T.

Nobody is a true "natural" at anything. Research shows you can likely be good at just about anything you want. Its just that mastery takes time!

"STRONG GIRLS"  bluish - grey T.

"TRUE to yourself" T.
You are not defined by what you own, what your test scores are, your past. Its that 0.10% that makes you awesome!

"WEIRD" T.  Always.
If being normal means I have to be like everyone else then I am denying that makes me unique! Call me weird, but I am just going to be me.

 MIS - FIT     and    NEVER - NORMAL   back choker necklace
Our custom chokers with messages printed on the bottom. 

MISFIT  - FEELING FINE  -  NEVER NORMAL  front choker necklace

 eaChica "Strong Girls Empower other Girls" Trucker hat
Studies show that by age 6 girls are less interested in "games for smart kids". But knowledge is power and the tide is changing! 

 "Dreamer" trucker hat. Fantasies are fine and all, but dreams are for risk takers. 

 "Its all in your head" trucker hat
Sometimes we over think things, sometimes you just have to be brave and take a risk. 

The eaChica Story

Several Months ago our then 12 year daughter old came to us wanting to start a company which would help to inspire girls. We are always looking to support our girls and their ambitions so we encouraged her to find a name. The next day she got up early and started searching. 

"I have a name for the company" She says. "I think it should be called EA. In Hawaiian, it means no one can hold you back". I went over to the computer and started searching. Sure enough I saw words and phrases like; "sovereignty", "breath", "life force", "independence", "to rise up". Curious I looked up the meaning of "EA" in other languages. In Latin it means "female". In Old English is means "rising water" or "flood". In Spanish it means "hey" or "come on!". The word was perfect. 

So we have formed a mission based apparel company which seeks to help girls build and maintain inner strength. Our goal is to offer the following things to girls 

  • Inspirational apparel and gifts. Most of the inspirational apparel we see in stores geared towards athletes. We wanted create apparel which would be inspiring to girls regardless of their interests. 
  • A blog and social media channels which girls would find encouraging to them. 
  • "Power Lunches" and "Strong Girl Rallies". "Power Lunches" are weekly lunches held on school campuses. During these lunches an adult will guide the girls in a conversation with the goal of helping them to build and maintain inner strength. They will also help them to empower each other. At "Strong Girl Rallies" the girls will go a retreat with a group of other girls with those same goals in mind.

Our Goals

If our project is successful it is our goal to see the following things happen. 

  • Be able to commission more designs for the future. 
  • Launch an online apparel store and create a back stock of items so that we can fulfill orders quickly.
  • Funding for a marketing campaign for our online store.
  • Be able to host more "Power Lunches" and our first "Strong Girl Rally". 

    If our project is wildly successful then we hope to recruit other strong girls to help empower other girls.

 So how do we order?

Kickstarter works a little bit differently than your typical online store. Essentially you are pre-ordering garments. It enables us to raise the funds necessary to create an inventory ahead of time. So once our project is fully backed with pledges we send an order form/survey to you. At that point you can select your specific items. Thanks again for your support! 

Risks and challenges

Our greatest risk is the virality of our project. While we feel our goal is noble and meets a need in our culture. It will all come down to how important it is to our backers and their desire to share. It is our hope that our social media networks and connections are large enough and powerful enough to get the word out for what we want to do.

We have a solid partnership with a local printer. He has had years of experience as a wholesaler to some of the largest retailers in the world (fulfilling orders in the 100's of thousands per year). The knowledge and experience that we have to lean on there is invaluable. Our items are competitively priced with a markup that allows for safe margins. If our project is wildly successful we have the option of using other fulfillment companies as well.

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    Every Dollar Counts

    Every Dollar counts just like every girl! We will give you a shout out on our Facebook page and keep you updated on our progress!

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    Strong Girls Choker Necklace

    Our original choker necklace. Imprinted with an inspiring message for girls. Once our project is fully funded we will send an order form/survey for you to select your specific reward!

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    eaChica T-shirt

    Select one of our short sleeve or tank top shirts printed with a fantastic message on it! We use high quality garments: Bella Canvas, Alternative Apparel, or US Blanks.

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    eaChica Trucker Hat

    An eaChica Trucker Hat printed with an inspirational message! Poly mesh hat with snap back.

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    eaChica Baseball Tee

    eaChica Baseball tee printed with an inspirational message for girls to remember to stay strong! Printed on quality garments: Bella Canvas, Alternative Apparel, or US Blanks. Once our project is fully funded we will send an order form/survey for you to select your specific reward!

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    Best Friends

    You can select two high quality T-shirts printed with fabulous messages on them. One for you and one for your Bestie. Once our project is fully funded we will send an order form/survey for you to select your specific reward!

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    Ensemble JR.

    You can select one quality T-Shirt and one amazing trucker hat. Sure to inspire!

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    • eaChica Trucker Hat
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    The Ensamble

    You can select one quality T-Shirt, one amazing trucker hat, and one choker. Sure to inspire! And you save $5! Once our project is fully funded we will send an order form/survey for you to select your specific reward!

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    2 Shirts and 1 T trucker

    Save $5 on two T-Shirts and one Trucker hat!
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    Strong Girl pack

    One short sleeve or tank top t-shirt.
    One Long sleeve (baseball or crop top)
    One Trucker hat
    One eaChica choker necklace

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    • eaChica Trucker Hat
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    My mom is the best

    Four strong girls T-shirts. One to wear each day of the week or one for you and three of your/her friends. save $10 off retail.

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    Scholarship to a rally

    Provide 2 $50 scholarships for 2 girls to attend a strong girl rally. Plus you get 2 eaChica T-shirts to keep or to give to the scholarship recipients.

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    Sponsor a power lunch

    Sponsor a power lunch where Kym or another adult will meet with a group of girls for a "power lunch". These meetings will have motivational content focused on helping girls to build and maintain inner strength. As well as to equip them to support each other! What an incredible way for you to help make a difference a girls life!

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    Own a Boutique?

    Receive 30 shirts of your choosing to feature in your store so you can show support for the girls in your community. Promotional items or other merchandise can be negotiated as well.
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    Super Scholarship

    You will provide five $100 scholarships and 5 T-shirts for 5 girls to attend a strong girl rally.

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    Sugar Momma!

    Work with our designers to create a custom Strong Girl themed shirt to be featured in our online store. You will receive 10 of these shirts and have the benefit of knowing that you helping to support power lunches and strong girl rallies!

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