If you ae looking for a place to get cusom t-hirt designs, locally based Y3G Designs, an innovative t-shirt design business is the place to go.
According to their website Y3G strives to provide creative t-shirt designs that one would be proud to wear. The company creates orginal copyrighte designs.
Patrick and Shamere Young are the creators of Y3G designs. Below Shamere shares her hair story and Patrick shares the inspiration behind Y3G.
Shamere’s hair story …
I was wearing my hair in a low faded cut for a while, but I was putting a texturizer on it to keep it straight.
I contemplated going natural for two years, but I couldn’t muster up the courage to do so. I wasn’t sure if I would still like the way I looked or what others would say.
I let me hair grow out, but I kept having a problem with the middle section breaking off and falling out.
It was due to eczema and using a relaxer was making it worse. I decided for my hair health that I would step out and go natural because it would be better for me.
I transitioned for 4 or 5 months then I big chopped in April 2012. I had to do another small chop that same month because I still had some perm left and the two textures where annoying.
Advice to those contemplating wearing their hair natural …
First you have to ensure that you have a self-confidence within yourself to not worry about what everyone else will say.
Research transitioning and big chop so you can decide which route is for you, and to ensure you have the basic products necessary to maintain your natural hair.
Please understand that going natural is a journey, and you do have to take care of your hair, just as if you had it relaxed.
Inspiration behind Y3G Designs …
I have always drawn various designs that I would like to see on t-shirts, and when my wife went natural I came up with various designs to represent natural hair.
My wife encouraged me to stop sitting on my talent, and I got to researching on how to get shirts printed, etc.
We currently offer my natural hair t-shirt designs under the name Certified Natural. I have two styles out right now, with one more coming out before 2012 is out.
We also offer Certified Natural earrings, and also create designs for others upon request, but we do not print shirts ourselves.
Advince for others contemplating getting into the t-shirt design business …
Ensure that you have a passion/desire to get into the field before diving in.
Research what you will need to start your business, and ensure that you get the proper protection on any original designs that you create.
What the future holds for Y3G Designs …
The future holds whatever God see’s fit for the business.
My desire and prayer for the business is that the Certified Natural brand will flourish and inspire women to be who they are naturally!
I would also like for my line for those who are in law enforcement/armed forces to roll out.
Y3G Designs Website