Steven Bradley, guitarist/songwriter for Iwrestledabearonce, debuted his Let’s Make Mistakes clothing line last week. Initial items for sale include logo t-shirts, tanks, stickers and koozies. The Let’s Make Mistakes line is available online at http://letsmakemistakes.merchnow.com/, as well as this summer at the HK Army Tent on the Vans Warped Tour and on the All Stars Tour featuring Iwrestledabearonce.
10% of the revenue from Let’s Make Mistakes will be donated to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Steven explains why he chose to work with this charity organization and aid in their efforts to restore instrumental music education programs: “I decided that if I was going to start up a clothing line, the money made from it should definitely help a cause that I’m passionate about. I’m fortunate enough to have a great family who have supported my musical aspirations for as long as I can remember, and without their support I definitely wouldn’t be in Iwrestledabearonce, traveling the world, and living the dream I’ve had since I was young. I know that not everyone is lucky enough to be raised in that same environment, so if selling these clothes can help generate enough money for VH1 Save The Music to purchase just one instrument for a kid who desperately wants it, then that will be by far one of the best things I’ve made happen in my life.”
Steven elaborates on the inspiration behind Let’s Make Mistakes, “It’s primarily about spreading the message of embracing every single opportunity that you have in life. Nothing is worse than looking back on a missed chance and kicking yourself for wasting what could have turned into something amazing.”
He continues, “Starting a clothing line is something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I really just want to spread the message of encouraging people to be open-minded and not be afraid of living outside of their ‘norm.’ You never know what might happen when you branch out and try something new and different! Obviously sometimes you’ll chalk it up as a ‘mistake,’ but I’ve found that more often than not, the best things in life happen when you let your guard down a little and try something new. Hence, ‘mistakes’ shouldn’t always be looked down upon as terrible, when they could in fact be the start of something great.”
The company founder encourages people to stay in touch with him and keep up with new designs through the Let’s Make Mistakes Facebook page and Twitter feed. Says Steven, “New items are already in the works and I’m always listening to people to find out what they’re interested in seeing printed. I personally check the Let’s Make Mistakes Facebook and Twitter on a daily basis and would love to hear people’s thoughts on what should come next.”
The most extensive product availability will be through the Let’s Make Mistakes MerchNow webstore: http://letsmakemistakes.merchnow.com/.
For more information about Iwrestledabearonce and for the band’s current tour dates, go to www.myspace.com/iwrestledabearonce.