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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Acanthus Apparel Facebook Page

We finally did it! We started our long overdue Acanthus Apparel Facebook Page! So please check it out, like it and share it with your friends.  I will also be posting Facebook only specials for great deals on Etsy and at Vitae.  

Monday, February 20, 2012

Des Moines Bluegrasss

This post is about something different than apparel today, it's about a new group that my brothers started call Des Moines Bluegrass.  Ok, I might have helped a little but they have really hit the ground running with this project.  Right now Des Moines Bluegrass is hosting a bi-monthly bluegrass jam at Mars Cafe in Des Moines.  Last night was the 1st jam and I have to say that it was quite inspiring to see musicians that haven't even met before make such beautiful music.  Maybe someday I'll get out there with my mandolin!

Here's a video from last night.  For more videos and pictures go to the DSM Bluegrass Facebook page...

Also check out their blog/website... They have updated information about future DSM Bluegrass Jams, Bluegrass concerts and bands in Iowa, resources for musicians and a forum.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Special

Treat yourself to something nice today or pick up a last minute gift. I am offering a 10% off discount on your entire Acanthus Apparel purchase at Vitae when you mention this post or on Etsy when you use coupon code BEMINE at checkout...

Here are a few gift ideas! Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Acanthus Accessories

We've been having so much making new items, like the dog hoodies, that we decided to try out some accessories. Here are the 1st bags... They're American Apparel denim duffel bags with an Acanthus bee patch. The bags have a zip pouch on the outside and an inside pocket. I will have them available in several colors in a couple of weeks at Vitae and on Etsy for $40.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Acanthus Apparel in Philly

Joshua is in Philadelphia right now at the Philadelphia Tattoo Art Convention with a lot of Acanthus Apparel Merchandise. The convention started yesterday and he sold out of a couple of items... so find his booth today so you don't miss out on anything else. He still has some scarves left and art prints along with plenty of Indian and Abe Lincoln t-shirts. Check out the photo of his fully stocked booth below.

We also have denim patches available free with any Acanthus purchase at the convention.

Check out Etsy if you can't make it to the convention or email me for a custom order.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Acanthus Dog Hoodies

That's right... I now have dog hoodies. American Apparel zip-up dog hoodies. These hoodies are guaranteed to make your dog look even cuter than it already is. I am working on getting some good photos so I can make these available on Etsy but for now they will be at Vitae and available by custom order. So contact me at to place an order.

Above is a medium black hoodie with a hourglass on the back and a small grey hoodie with a hourglass on the side of the hood.

The Indian hoodies are available in large, XL and 2XL. Shown are the large and XL.

These are just 2 of my new dog models, Bodo and Louis. Bodo is wearing the small red hoodie with the hourglass on the hood and Louis is rockin' the grey hoodie in a small with the bee and crossbones print.

Stay tuned for more photos of dogs in Acanthus hoodies!

Friday, February 3, 2012

New Blog Feature

Attention all Acanthus customers... You have all been so supportive and amazing so I am going to do a feature on you!

I am starting a monthly or bi-monthly blog post featuring different customers. This feature will include a few questions about why they love Acanthus and some pictures plus a section where the customers can do a little shameless self promotion. I just have so many great customers that I want to share all of their amazing talents.

So Acanthus customers, here's what I need from you-

Basic Information-
Hometown or where you currently live:

Section 1-
-How long have you been wearing Acanthus Apparel?
-What's your favorite piece or pieces of Acanthus Apparel or favorite design?
(Include photos of yourself wearing Acanthus and of your favorite pieces if possible)

Section 2-
Shameless Self Promotion- I want to know what you do or what you want to promote. Include pics and links to websites or Facebook pages.

Please email this information to Thanks everyone!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Goods

I put new items in Vitae today and on Etsy. More unisex burnout baseball tee's and new women's racerback tanks. Everything has that vintage feel. Perfect for this great weather we've been having.