Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 28, 2009
Try Change T-Shirts- Can they be right? That's the question many are asking as Try Change LLC expands to over 20 stores in three states as well as the District of Columbia! Founders Vince Stubbs & Chrissie Ksanznak believed there was a desire for urban apparel with a positive message and they believe they have been proven correct.
The brand was launched at the Fashion Mechanic retail store last year and has quickly expanded throughout the DC, VA, MD and WV area.
Designed by well known artists at DBA Intermedia and Aravind at Apparel Sourcing USA, Try Change combines urban styles and colors with positive messages that are inscribed on each shirt. "We feel that there is a market out there for a T-Shirt company that not only spreads a message of positive change but also gives back to the community," says Vince Stubbs.
What attracts people to the Try Change story is its uniqueness. It was started by Vince & Chrissie after of trip to the supermarket were they observed a very offensive T-Shirt with a curse word written on it. They decided (with no retail experience) to start their own T-shirt company concentrating on shirts with positive messages on them. "People are often amazed when we tell them the story. They can't believe we just took it upon ourselves to start Try Change."
What makes Try Change different?
*All the T-Shirts has a positive message/quote on them
*Try Change donates 10% of all profits to the Volunteers of America Chesapeake (this money goes to help the homeless in the DC, VA & MD area)
*Try Change adopts a family during the holiday season
*Try Change holds an annual Charity Yard Sales with 100% of the profit donated to VOA Chesapeake
*Try Change donates hundreds of items to the Hilda Barg Shelter in Woodbridge VA
*Try Change writes a weekly blog highlighting organizations and individuals that are making a difference in their communities
*One thing that is unique about the Try Change story is that the company name was implemented before President Obama entered the presidential race.
What are some customers, radio personalities and community leaders are saying:
Guy Lambert, News Director of WPGC -- "These shirts are cool! Thank you so much for what you are doing for our community."
DC Mayor Fenty -- "I like that shirt!"
Alex Kumah, Owner of Evado Clothing Store -- "Try Change is hot right now."
Ill Will- On Air Personality at WKYS-FM 93.9 -- "These shirts are fly."
Nancy-Jo Manney, Executive Director of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce -- "In a time when change happens very quickly we must be ever vigilant to make it positive, productive change. We are responsible for the future. Thank you, Try Change for your encouraging message for our community."
Gayle Sanders, Executive Director of the Hilda Barg Homeless Shelter -- "I love them, practically like artwork. Some of them you think you could frame."
David B. Anthony, graphic artist at DBA Intermedia in Georgetown -- "We do design and development for companies all over the world. Vince has a good outlook on everything he's doing. He has a good message."
Al, Owner of Fashion Mechanics Clothing Store -- "Great designs, one of my best sellers."
Polo, Owner of SWANK Clothing Store -- "Try Change is a great fit for our store."
What does the future hold for Try Change?
"Based on our initial success we will seek out multi chained retail stores that are looking for something different. We feel there is a change taking place in our society and we are currently seeking out retailers that can recognize the shift in urban fashion," said Vince Stubbs, Founder of Try Change LLC.
You can find our shirts at:
Fashion Mechanics in the Springfield and Manassas Mall
Evado in the Fair Oaks Mall
Shadows in the Forestville Centre
SWANK in the Pentagon City Mall
Millennium in Georgetown
Sport Zone- Selected locations
D-Block-Lakeforest Mall, Gaithersburg MD
First Thangs First- Waldorf MD
Next Level Clothing- Ellicott City MD
Turning Point- Laurel Centre Mall, Laurel MD
New York Fashions- Charlottesville VA
Fashion Kings- Brudgeport WV
Hot Stepper -Martinsburg WV
Urban Flavor- Old Town, Manassas, VA
Heartbeat- Lake Forest Mall, Gaithersburg MD
Fashion World- Hurlock MD
City Wear- Farmville, VA
For more information on Try Change visit http://www.TryChange.org. Try Change LLC President Vincent Stubbs can also be reached at 703-261-7099.