Nichola Originals Sparks a Call to Action Using Constitution and Freedom Based Message Apparel

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Nichola Originals brings history forward using artful message apparel as a vehicle to educate, inspire, and spark conversation. Their brand Stand Up Be Read™ is a call to action for Americans to localize the national movement to restore the country's future on the path laid by the Founding Fathers and the Constitution.

1863 and Question with Boldness

All of our designs have the "cool" factor; they also have an element of education through reading. Its rewarding when customers see the tees and say "ah ah, I get it!!

"It all started with a passion, to artfully express a deep love of this country and its founding principles," says Nickie Summers, creator of Nichola Originals and Stand Up Be Read™. Having a background in business and design, Nickie directed her artistic talents towards message apparel after a pivotal moment. During the presidential campaign of 2008 and the summer of 2009, she observed young adults wearing tee-shirts promoting brutal dictators simply because they look 'cool.'

In response, the retailer Nichola Originals launched their brand Stand Up Be Read™ on December 16, 2009. Their first design, Question with Boldness followed and since then, Nickie and her team has created six artful designs that include Abraham Lincoln, Uncle Sam, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.

Their collection offers America's youth and trend setting adults designer style tees with a purpose. Each tee is a work of art designed to promote a positive thought provoking message of freedom with a call to action. "All of our designs have the "cool" factor; they also have an element of education through reading," explains Nickie. She adds, "Its rewarding when customers see the tees and say 'ah ah, I get it!!'"

The retailer also sells gifts such as book marks, coffee mugs, hats, and tote bags. In March 2010, the company launched their online store at http://www.standupberead.com: check out their blog; it's interactive, insightful, and inspiring.

Rasmussen Reports finds that 44% of American voters "strongly disapprove" of the president's performance and 52% of likely voters believe that Tea Partiers understand issues facing Americans better than Congress. A recent Gallop poll reports Congress approval rating hits a near low of 16%. "The message this sends," says Nickie, "is that the majority of people don't like the direction this country is heading. They support movements and leaders that honor the Constitution, individual freedom, and govern according the founding principles...its encouraging to see The People take back their country"

For more information on this piece or to book an interview with Nickie Summers, creator of Nichola Originals and Stand Up Be Read™, please call 1.800.594.7482 or visit http://www.standupberead.com.

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