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Starting School For the First Time Can be Scary; Turn it Into an Adventure

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Roxanne

Do you remember your first day of school? I remember those early days of Kindergarten as having the feeling of walking on eggshells... For starters, there was the word that shall not be named: P R I N C I P A L  {SHUDDER!} that my 5 year old self prayed I would NEVER EVER have to face. Remember THAT KID who saw Mr. Nesbit and never came back? During nap time, they would turn out the lights in Mrs. Brown's classroom at Weaverville Primary School, and I remember trying to breathe so quietly; I didn't want to draw any attention to myself. Eventually, as strangers became friends, as my teacher became familiar, and I learned to separate the fact from fiction in The Harrowing Tales of What Happens in the Principal's Office- going to school evolved into a daily adventure, rather than a daunting tip-toe each day into the frightful setting of an unfamiliarity. 

I can only imagine that for all those small children with ever-so-active imaginations who will be starting school for the first time this year, that many of them feel somewhat scared or intimidated by the encroaching school year. We believe an Amazing Cape is an incredible gift to help any child feel more powerful and in control of their new school year experience. Along with a natural ability to develop cognitive learning powers, a cape becomes an active tool to help those malleable minds feel more confident and empowered. YES! You little one, can tackle this new adventure of going to school! Let's kick fears to the curb and share with these young minds all the adventure that awaits a lifetime of learning. 

Here is a link to an article with more tips on preparing your child for the school year :) 

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Make your Rad DAD Fly This Father's Day

Posted on June 14, 2015 by Roxanne

Let's face it. Dad's are awesome. And we think all the rad ones out there deserve capes. SO! You can sew your rad dad a cape or easier yet, if Dad likes reading mystery novels and watching Game of Thrones, check out the Adult size WALLENBERG (nothing like classy black and silver), & if he still loves to cut a rug, try a sweet Throwback Cape. And remember, all capes are gift-ready, include 2-3 day FREE SHIPPING and we will happily pass along notes!  Have A RAD DAD DAY!

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We Love Friends with Punefits! LA Zine Fest

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Roxanne

Amazing Capes popped up at LA Zine Fest to share the love of these magical little mags with the world- we shared a booth with our friends from Asheville and Brooklyn who created the zine Friends with Punefits (NSFW $4) ... namely Leah Shapiro and Danny Resner whose combined wit with the illustrative talents of artists like Lindsay Johnson and Esteban Gonzalez made the best zine in the house! For those who came by and got a cape, a punny chat and/or a zine... thanks for passing so closely by in the universe... it was great to meet you! 

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From The Universe, We Bring To You... Dog Capes!

Posted on January 21, 2015 by Roxanne

The latest formation of stardust is particularly exciting. Shiny bits of matter and magic have come together to cape the backs of our best friends here on earth. Capes for dogs are here! And the time is now. Emblazon your favorite furry friend with his very own Amazing Cape. Available in 2 sizes and 2 styles they fit dogs approx 10-55 pounds. 10% of proceeds benefit The Asheville Humane Society... the great organization that our 12 pound mascot & muse Finn came from! 

The capes feature 3 ways to fasten. 1st- pull the elastic band over your pup's head and down around its belly, 2nd- tie around the neck, and 3rd- snap the tabs over your pup's collar... 3-2-1 and your pup is ready to fly!

In the photos below Finn goes exploring with his fellow rescue friend Texas in Eaton Canyon, CA, and surveys the sewing operations with his new friend Brianna in downtown Los Angeles. Send us your photos of dogs in capes! Or hashtag on instagram #amazingcapes #dogcapes 

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Made in Los Angeles, California • USA

Posted on October 12, 2014 by Roxanne

Amazing Capes is excited to welcome our first batch of new capes sewn in downtown Los Angeles, California. The team at Oil Design Sewing has done an amazing job for our new line of Throwback capes. We can't wait to share them with you. Meanwhile, here's a little glimpse at what made in USA looks like!

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Sample Sale at Equinox Music & Arts Festival!

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Roxanne

September 19-21 Amazing Capes will be at Equinox! Join us at the 10th Annual T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi Psychedelic Music & Arts Festival at Deerfields just outside of Asheville, NC. Art Director Chris Sams will be set up to help spread the love of capes, imagination and the power of creativity for 3 days! If you are attending be sure to come find us- we will be near the lake with smiles and a big sale : ) (cash only)  XO !!

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Cape on Riverfest!

Posted on September 03, 2014 by Roxanne

What a great day! Big thank you to River Link for hosting this event to help protect the French Broad River. We've only set up as a vendor a few times but every time we meet so many fabulous people it makes us want to get out and do it even more! Riverfest was no exception- Asheville, your friendly creative spirit was shining bright. See you next time!

 

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Meet The Classics

Posted on June 17, 2014 by Roxanne

New and improved, we like to think that we now offer the most magical line of capes in the universe with our Classic Amazing Capes. And quite frankly, we don't believe there are enough capes in the universe and we'd like to change that.

The newest line of capes will phase out our Original collection that we have flown with for the past year and a half. Which, now is a perfect time to note that if you prefer the velcro closure, stream-lined design & hand-pressed tags, or are especially fond of the Carolina Blue, Magellan or The Rowling color palettes, then scoop up one of The Original capes before they are gone!

We're keeping the same style names and making a few new additions. These features include:

  • adding custom snaps for ease of fastening and to increase the longevity of your cape
  • making every size "roomier" with an added pleat in the center back, a larger neck circumference and more fabric to extend around the body
  • an extra pocket (2)! designed in a new crest shape
  • new needlepoint clench tag, care tag
  • superior craftsmanship from our new sewers that simply seals the value on each Amazing Cape 

To date, we have size small and medium sewn. Things took a bit longer than anticipated for this first batch as the sewers got acquainted with the materials and process; size large and XL are next up on the production schedule. 

Our capes are designed in the crystal vortex of Asheville NC and are sewn in the heart of North Carolina in the industrious city of Asheboro. Made in the USA  & ready for anywhere, we'll always have your back! 

 

Estephanie, daughter of the family-run Lighthouse Sewing Services in Asheboro NC trying out a freshly sewn Carson Cape (size medium)!

 

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