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Chapter 3: RARE Hooks Up with The Hook Pusher

Chapter 3: RARE Hooks Up with The Hook Pusher

Collaborators: The Hook Pusher (THP - Dianne Clinton) It doesn't get more "Windsor" than with Dianne Clinton. Dianne has been working with crochet for 10 years right here in Windsor. So it's no surprise that her craft has evolved into the dopeness that it is today.  I've become acquainted with THP's work through her Instagram page. Her page is filled with stories of satisfied customers and uniquely crafted accessories. She is always busy fulfilling commissioned works for her loyal customers. In fact, I recently purchased two beautiful caps from her for my baby nieces - which they love!  Our collabo came...

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Chapter 2: RARE x WEtech: An Encounter of Heroic Proportions

RARE Encounters

Chapter 2: RARE x WEtech: An Encounter of Heroic Proportions

Collaborators: WEtech Alliance (Designer: John-Marc Vachon) Event: Mashable Social Media Day (#SMDay) - June 30, 2016 Project: "#YQG Love" Those that are familiar with WEtech Alliance know that their dedication to the development of Windsor knows no bounds... In short, their focus is to "build a regional technology community that fosters entrepreneurship, innovation and collaboration...".  Their vision (presumably of the X-ray kind -- this will make sense later. Keep reading) is right in-line with what we do. So naturally, when they reached out to us with an idea to collaborate for Mashable's 7th-annual Social Media Day (#SMDay), our Spidey-senses were tingling (once again, keep...

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Chapter 1: "The Feather Hat"

RARE Encounters

Chapter 1: "The Feather Hat"

Collaborators: Tribal Printing/Dark Roast Digital Project: "The Feather Hat" We wanted our very first design to be special. "The Feather Hat" was a vision I had even before I decided to start a local apparel company. Before RARE, I can remember sitting around with friends (over some wobbly-pops) and spit-balling ideas about the various types of local businesses we would like to open. We discussed the usual ideas such as: bars, restaurants, cafes, etc. Throughout these brain-storming sessions I always said that if I were to open a local business, I'd incorporate the Feather Hat into it somehow - a truly recognizable symbol...

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