CowChipShirts Make It Into Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

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Ripley's - Believe It Or Not! Comic strip...Patti Froman Maine and Sonny Froman make it into Ripley's Believe It Or Not on April 7, 2005 for their CowChip Shirts.

Ripley's - Believe It Or Not! Comic strip...Patti Froman Maine and Sonny Froman make it into Ripley's Believe It Or Not on April 7, 2005 for their CowChip Shirts. See it online at http://www.comics.com/comics/ripleys/archive/ripleys-20050407.html

Last summer when Patti Froman Maine began reminiscing with her brother Sonny Froman, they remembered helping their parents with chores.

"We always wound up with manure on our clothes," said Patti.

Within hours of their innovative notion, they stood at the door of their neighbor's home, buckets in hand. Since the family farm was sold years ago, they had to borrow manure from the farm of Jon Dougherty.

Thus began the experiment of deliberately applying manure to T-shirts.

"The first shirts looked awful. When we took them out of the washing machine, they just looked stained," said Patti. "But we kept trying, using the manure and different color dye and we finally found the perfect stain."

Sonny even consulted with a veterinarian in Hawaii who said the shirts would be perfectly safe to wear once they were washed.

Although the family has had a lot of fun making the shirts, there is a serious side to the whole project as well. On the Web site they wrote, "We believe CowChipShirts represent the strong work ethic and taking responsibility for yourself. CowChipShirts are to be worn as a badge of honor, celebrating working farmers from all around the world."

Contact:

Sonny Froman

cowchipshirts.com

1281 Ulupii Street

Kailua, HI 96734

Phone: 808-262-2022

http://www.cowchipshirts.com

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