Walking Work of Art
You guys! I’m so excited to share today’s awesome roundup of gift ideas from a brand I’ve been lucky enough to have a longtime affiliation with, Nuvango. What started as a skin company for smartphones has since blossomed into a multi-faceted print shop, curating amazing works of art on printing them on everything from your ereader to greeting cards to canvas art prints. But today, we’re at the dawn of yet another new era for this Canadian printing juggernaut.
That’s right kids. Nuvango is doing clothes. Art printed tank tops, tees and leggings are now a part of their mix – with options for guys AND gals. Now you can own some of the flyest clothing around, with products printed right here in Canada.
Not only that, but Nuvango has opened up a 4,000 square foot retail space at 639 Queen Street West, so you can peruse the goods for yourself in the flesh. But let’s get back to their awesome new products shall we?
First up, the tees. Retailing for $55 a pop, there’s well over 100 designs to choose from between the men‘s and women’s cuts. The good news is, there’s also a ton of overlap, so if you love a print on one top chances are you’ll find it both the men’s and women’s sections. I will note that not *every* print in Nuvango’s super expansive collection made it into their clothing collections – in part, I imagine, because not every style adapts well to this large bodily canvas. But stay tuned for most styles!
If a tank top is more your speed, Nuvango has options for men and women again (the women’s cut is slightly deeper at the neckline), priced at $45 a pop. Again, you’ve got dozens of choices for both men and women and realistically they’re pretty interchangeable. Nuvango was nice enough to send me a sample of their tanks for myself and they are super well made – not see-through at all and the colour is there to stay. They *do* fit a touch small / short so if you’re between sizes I suggest going up one.
That’s not all! Nuvango has also dived into the world of leggings, offering up gorgeous stretchy printed leggings with a hint of sheen to them. Geared specifically for my fellow ladies, these striking leggings retail for $79 a pop. Again, I got to try and a pair and they’re so comfy and extremely well made. They remind me a lot of the leggings you can nab from designer brand Black Milk, only made right here at home with even cooler prints (if such a thing were possible).
And we’re still not done. The latest edition to Nuvango’s line of awesome housewares and decor items are throw pillows! These adorable puffy pillows come in tons of colours and styles from abstract to graphic prints, all to add a serious pow to your favourite lounging space. They’re comfy, cute, and great statement pieces to get conversations started – plus they’re just $49 a pop for a small pillow, or $42 for just the case and no insert.
I invite you take a peek at everything Nuvango has got in stock these days – you won’t be disappointed. Heck if you really fall in love with a print or artist, the site is super helpful in showing you everything it’s available on – you could coordinate your entire life!
To sweeten the deal and get you on your way to coordinated awesomeness, I’m giving away a $100 USD gift card to a lucky winner to spend on the Nuvango site. Want it to be you? Here’s how to enter:
1) First off: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then leave me a comment below by September 29, 2015 telling me what product you’re most interested in from the new Nuvango products – print AND style (ex: Men’s Echo Beach Tank in Mayfly).
2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around September 30, 2015 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.
3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.
4) Bonus Entry: Follow Nuvango on each of their social accounts. Then leave a comment on their FB wall, tag them in a Tweet on Twitter, and / or Regram one of their photos (and post one from their site). Share your activities in three separate comments below. Boom, you’ve earned three extra entries into the draw. It’s totally cool to do all or two or just one of these bonus entries!