Note: Brand Squawk provide us sample at no charge in order to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
Everyone loves a good T-shirt and the softer and comfier the better. Brand Squawk aims to provide comfortable, casual tops for everyday wear with fun and true to heart words and graphics. Ambassador Laura had the opportunity to review them. Below are her thoughts.
Brank Squawk is a Canadian company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is run by owner Collette Richardson who focuses on laid-back, hand-screened graphic tees and sweatshirts for those of us who like to live life in T-shirts and jeans. I was put in touch with Collette through fellow HLAW ambassador Lori and was instantly excited about trying out a couple of her pieces.
I really like the vibe of this company. Each of Brand Squawk’s designs are small batch productions, which means they constantly have new and unique styles in stock. Each one has a cute, funny, or inspiring quote and image. Brand Squawk also chooses a charity to support each year. For 2018, $2 from every sale goes to World Bicycle Relief. I always love to see companies giving back.
I was provided with both the “Let’s Wander Where the WIFI is Weak” hoodie and the “Life was Meant for Good Friends and Great Adventure” t-shirt to review. I really enjoyed these pieces and I think they will both become staples in my closet.
Let’s Wander Where the WIFI is Weak Hoodie – $59 CAD
This is one of the coziest hoodies I own. The soft, fleecy lining makes it super comfy and warm – even warm enough for me to survive a mid-winter outdoor photo shoot. I also think the design on it is cute and happens to reflect one of my constant life goals – getting away from it all. The two slit pockets on the front of the sweatshirt are large enough and deep enough to stash a few essentials or warm up cold fingers. This hoodie is great for curling up on the couch with a good book, or as a warm layer while out exploring on cool days. I’m sure it will make many appearances around evening campfires this summer as well.
Life was Meant for Good Friends and Great Adventure T-shirt – $30 CAD
This tri-blend tee is made of very lightweight and soft fabric, making it incredibly comfortable. Because of the cotton component of the material, I don’t know that I’d wear this for any long, difficult, or technical hikes. But it is great for shorter hikes on a summer day, day-to- day wear around town, and for camping trips and lake days. Being so lightweight and packable, it would also be ideal for travel. I absolutely adore the Galapagos Blue colour and couldn’t agree more with the saying – life IS meant for good friends and great adventure!
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Both of the pieces I tried from Brand Squawk were exactly what the company aims to provide: comfortable and casual tops for everyday wear. These tops aren’t meant to be technical outdoor gear and I doubt they’ll be making their way into my pack for longer backpacking trips. But they are great for car-camping weekends, cabin trips, and for wearing around the house. So far, the printing and stitching has held up well to washing and wearing. Both shirts seem to be of good quality and I expect to get lots of great use out of them. I’d recommend Brand Squawk tops to anyone looking for fun, casual pieces or to anyone who can relate to the playful sayings and images!
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