Disclaimer: I used my Swirlgear discount and own $$$ to provide for the raffle. All opinions are my own.
Ever run and wish something was different about your running apparel? Perhaps you could never find a piece that didn’t ride up with each move, or sleeves that were long enough.
I know I have on more than one occasion. I always have issues with clothes being long enough in both the body and the arms. I wished I could find a brand that I loved and was able to stick with.
Well, wishing and doing are two different things.
Back in 2006, Lacie Whyte took things upon herself and created Swirlgear.
From the Swirlgear site:
It was 2006, and Lacie Whyte loved to run, but during the Grandma’s Marathon in Minnesota that year, she was hurting. The Chicago executive recruiter had agreed to run with her dad’s younger brother during a family visit. She found out her uncle was fast…really fast. After three consecutive 7:30 minute miles in 100% humidity, Whyte recalls, “I looked at my watch and I thought, what am I doing?”
She was in pain. She had no choice but to slow her pace down, letting her uncle run ahead. “Whatever a runner can do to take their mind off the pain of the race,” she says, “is what I was doing.” And so oddly enough, she focused on what people were wearing. Up until now, she had never noticed the boxy, dull-colored cotton worn by other runners. “There was nothing really fun about the apparel,” Whyte says. She finished the race and headed home to Chicago inspired: functional and fashionable running gear for women.
As you can imagine, creating a line of running gear is not an easy task but with a team of 4 and the help of an investor the first line was launched this Spring.
What I love about Swirlgear is that each piece with the “swirl” pattern is unique! This is achieved using a spray dye color technique on moisture wicking technical fabrics.
I also love the fit of their apparel. For once the sleeves and body are long enough for me. I must say I do think they run on the small side. I am an athletic build, 5’8″ and usually wear a small top. In Swirlgear I prefer a size medium though as it gives me more room through out the body as well as under the arms. I hate it when things pinch and the size M fits me perfect.
Last month I was contacted by Swirlgear to see if I was interested in trying their line and being an ambassador. As I am always on the lookout for great gear, I jumped at the opportunity and after trying it I now practically own the entire line!
Recently, Lacie took an even bigger leap of faith and became a completely women owned company and while the fall line is designed, she needs to raise money to get it into production.
So here is where you can help and also get some cool pieces from the fall line too! Please consider checking out the Swirlgear Kickstarter Campaign. They need to raise $150,000 by September 18th!
I was excited to make my pledge because for $100 I get to pick 3 new pieces from the new line for myself or as a gift! Not sure where else I can get 3 quality pieces of running apparel at for $100??
Just to show you guys how much I love these clothes, and believe in Lacie, I am raffling off a size M Capped Sleeve Pink Camo shirt, like the one shown below, to a lucky winner!
Want to win but want some other cool Swirlgear too? Use my ambassador code 1044 at Swirlgear.com for free shipping!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
OPEN TO US RESIDENTS 18 & OLDER ONLY. One size M Capped Sleeve Pink Camo Tee will be mailed directly from RunFastMama to the winner. No exchanges or returns allowed – product as is. Product is unopened as received from Swirlgear. This prize was purchased directly by RunFastMama using a discount code for Swirlgear ambassadors. Product valued at $49.00 retail plus shipping and tax (where applicable.) Winner does not need to pledge to or support the Swirlgear Kickstart program to be eligible to win.