Susan Kreitman and Homer Bair met for a reason and the reason is CY Clothing. If you love reggae, you’re obviously in need of some CY touch in your look. And guess what, if you love mother nature, CY Clothing shows you how to look good while helping to preserve the earth. CY Clothing line uses natural Bamboo and Hemp fabrics and printed with green friendly inks an dyes. Want to know more about this clothing line that supports the global conscious evolution towards healthier lifestyles? SoJones talked to both founders about their amazing CY Clothing.
Introduce yourself and describe how your brand was started?
Susan Kreitman & Homer Bair. Susan “We met by chance on the beach in Jamaica. I was on vacation with some friends. When I returned to New York we linked up again, he told me he was doing some screen printing. I always loved Reggae and being an entrepreneur I wanted us to do something together. I said to Homer, lets start a business, he said ok, we found a place and started Cooyah. The CY brand started after 18 years into Cooyah. Through unfortunate circumstances with our staff, we separated from Cooyah and made the Evolution to CY”. We have a video with our full story:
Describe this season’s theme for your line. Include any sources of inspiration (examples: 80’s punk, muses like Amber Rose, 70’s disco bands, Run DMC, etc)
Boho. Bohemian Hobo. Life. Just plain living and seeing what is going on around in our environment & interpreting it into our clothing.
Any product placements on celebs to keep an eye out for (examples: publicity photos, magazines, movies, music videos etc)
CY has been seen worn by the likes of Gramps Morgan, watch out for his new video. Richie Spice’s video Trouble in the World, Machel Montano, Skinny Fabulous, Jr Pinchers Back Broke Video, Don Yute So Much Love video, Causion, Diana King, Kymani Marley, Tizzy, upcoming artist T.R.I.G.G.A. JamRock magazine.
What has been a surprise fashion hit for you over the last year?
Our messenger bags, we can’t produce them fast enough.
What apparel trends are you really feeling this year?
Burnout. Burnout shirts in all styles & colors.
What fashion trend would you like to see thrown overboard?
Fashion is our passion, there’s absolutely nothing we’d like to see thrown overboard. Styles come and go. We love it all, it’s great.
What is/was one of your own most prized fashion pieces, past or present?
We are in LOVE with the tulle rasta dress we currently have. In the past, some orange silk ribbon dresses that Susan hand-knit in 2006. Those were fabulous.
TuPac or Biggie?
Get your reggae on and head over to cyevolution.com to get some CY Clothing gear for a price range of $20 up to $60.
CY CLOTHING GIVEAWAY!
The folks at CY Clothing is being generous to you, SoJones readers and they’re giving away 5 (FIVE) fantastic prizes to 5 (FIVE) lucky SoJones.com readers! Here are the gear that you might get:
Reggae Messenger Bag
45 Special T-shirt for men
Butterfly t-shirt for women in Aqua
Long sleeve thermal for men XL
Here’s how it works:
1. Every SoJones comment posted on this page from December 3rd – 17th, 2010 counts as a “lottery entry”. Also make sure when you comment, have a link to somewhere we can contact you (like your SoJones account, your facebook, etc.). It makes it easier to contact you if you win.
2. Drawing for FIVE winners will be held on December 18th, 2010. Winners will be announced on this page and on the forums page (https://www.elist10.com/forums/).
Article Comments Lottery Rules
One item per winner
Previous winners must wait 30 days before entering this contest
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Comments hating on other people will definitely NOT count.
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Asmara Wreksono has a passion for everything related to celebrity, fashion, music (R&B, Hip Hop and Jazz are her favorites) and loves to write about them. In her spare time, she likes watching TV series and movies, sharpening her sketching skills and cooking. Asmara has been published in SoJones.com, CelebrityClothingLine.com, ProHipHop.com, ThatGossipSite.com, Fabcrush.com and many others.