It’s a window clingy-thingy!
Have you Joined the Parrot Nation? Well, have you?
You asked for them and now they are available! And there’s more!
Over the years, I have been attending and or speaking at Expos, bird clubs, parrot societies, adoption organizations, or appearing at conventions or fund raisers. I’ve spent that time talking about Chop, teaching people how to make it or making “Chop” at fund raisers. It’s been fun! And it’s never been a problem figuring out what to wear because I created a uniform for the events. I always had a T-shirt on that said, “Got Chop?” People liked the shirt and wanted it.
Classic Long-sleeved Tee-Shirt Love this!
Just recently, I was able to arrange a very nice arrangement with Janet Bray of BirdBrain Gifts.” Janet took the bull by the horns and we started working. First of all was coming up with a logo. That was first and foremost. We accomplished that and I simply love it!
I had decided a while back that I wanted to take my blog independent. But I simply didn’t have the expertise, nor the technical ability to make it a self-hosted blog.
So Janet and and Emily Trimnal from Amazon Art & Design have teamed up and were kind enough to collaborate with me on several things including the website.
So in one fell swoop, I was able to rebrand Parrot Nation, make plans take my blog independent and design it, create a logo and design a line of products that declare your allegiance to the Nation we all belong to.
It all is being handled by one team so there is no problem with any incompatibility with design work, or conflict with formats or coding.
It just seemed to make sense and you know how much I love that. Janet’s team and I built the “Parrot Nation Chop Shop,” a small emporium located at her online store, BirdBrain Gifts.
And this is the cool part. I remember when I played “store” when I was a kid. Well, now I get to do it again but this time, it’s a real store! We have a small but gutsy line of gear for you and we have things waiting in the wings to add to the line, so there will be more as the weeks go on. We have found some products that make sense.
Women’s Cut Tee…perfect for dressing up or down at the Bird Club party!
You’ll notice that the gear is black. Why yes! Yes it is! As I explain at the Parrot Nation Chop Shop:
“Chop” is the “New Black” in feeding your birds a healthy and nutritious diet. We’ve been to many parrot events and rarely see black T shirts sporting the latest designs. You’ll be making a statement with your “Parrot Nation®” and “Chop” gear as well as spreading the word to others about the way you feed your parrots.
This line of gear is perfect for traveling to volunteer, attending an expo, or hosting that Chop party you always wanted to throw. You can dress it up, or wear it as is because black is classic. And the best part? No stains. Just wash and go.
I’ve written about the Parrot Nation. It’s not just the name of my blog, it’s not just a state of mind. It’s a hope that this blog and logo is a way for people to express and display their feelings about how they wish to see the future of aviculture.
Classic Tee for anyone who likes a relaxed fit. Goes great with volunteering.
We have a long way to go in this field to try and get everyone on the same page. My wish for a summit to bring everyone together and work things out still stands. And eventually, I still hope that happens.
This sporty Bumper Sticker dresses up your wheels, your luggage or your bird carrier.
But in the meantime, until that happens, there always the PN gear. You can now “Get Your Chop On” in gear from the Parrot Nation Chop Shop!
I’ve tried to do a lot to raise funds and help out many of the parrot adoption and rescue organizations. I’ve volunteered, donated and done what I could to raise their visibility as well as cleaning a lot of cages and scrubbing some bathrooms along the way to do my part. I’ll continue to do that because I believe in the work. I believe in them.
But now when I do it, I’ll be looking a little classier in my PN gear while I’m scrubbing that toilet.
I hope you like the line, small as it is at the moment. As I said, we have more products to add as time goes on and I’ll let you know when those are added to the Chop Shop. We’ll also be holding contests here at the blog with the gear as prizes for the winners, so stay tuned and you could win your very own PN gear. Chop: Now it’s not just what’s for dinner. It’s a line of gear.
March 15, 2013 at 8:09 am
Janet Bray of BirdBrain Gifts, you rock! Great designs! Now even the audience at CHOP presentations can be even classier than they already are in their own ParrotNation.com or CHOP gear!
March 15, 2013 at 9:12 am
Irena, I love the design and the look of the gear. It’s gutsy but can be dressed up. I think it represents what PN is all about and it’s a very utilitarian line. Thank you for your comments! We worked hard on it.
March 15, 2013 at 8:57 am
How awesome, Patricia!!!! Love the “Chop Shop” idea!! 🙂 Such great news – can’t wait to get some Chop gear!!!
March 15, 2013 at 9:10 am
Git ‘er done Aud! Thank you so much for liking the gear. I really think it’s very cool…I think it’s classy, and best of all, it doesn’t show the “schmutz” you get ob yourself when you’re cleaning a cage, making Chop or traveling to Best Friends to help out.
March 15, 2013 at 9:07 am
It’s all coming together! I love it when a plan comes together!
March 15, 2013 at 9:11 am
It is Carmel! People kept asking me for stuff and with Janet and Emily’s expertise we were able to come up with these. There’s more gear coming soon.
March 15, 2013 at 10:14 am
Big, major congrats and I’ll definitely be ordering a shirt! So glad you finally got a “line.” Can you get all the Am Airlines flight attendants to wear them, on the planes, do you think?
And are coffee mugs/tumblers coming next? I’d rather have one for “chop” to re-use than one from Starbuck’s, ha!
Continued success to you – and you’ll probably be busier in retirement than you are now, but by then you’ll have a store and sanctuary and I’ll come work for you!
On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 5:29 AM, Parrot Nati
March 15, 2013 at 10:20 am
Thank you Sher! Wait until you see when the blog goes self-hosted…beautiful! We’re doing all kinds of stuff including kitchen gear. So yup, that’s coming. We are looking at travel stuff as well, to fill the bill for our adventurous types that volunteer, and visit places such As Best Friends, the Oasis and Miss Vicki’s Parrot Village. The thing about Chop gear is that it stands out from the crowd. It’s a gutsy yet the logo and the design mean more than just, “I visit Starbucks.” I’d love to see the Stews buy it, so we’ll see.
March 15, 2013 at 10:27 am
Now here’s a thought … for this aviculture forum you’re wanting to have, we need a catchy acronym using either “chop” or “poop” as the name … kinda like CPAC … lord knows there’s a lot of poop flying around there … but I digress …
So excited for your newest venture! I love the T-shirts! Can’t see what else you’ve got up your sleeve!!
March 15, 2013 at 10:29 am
Wait until you see! I’m very excited about it.
March 15, 2013 at 10:45 am
Love the Chop design Patricia! I will absolutely spread the word about the value and benefits of Chop and can’t wait to throw my first CHOP party with friends and their parrots as special guests, sporting my new GOT CHOP Tee! Video to follow, YAY!! Thank you, Patricia, for all your inspiration!!
March 15, 2013 at 10:49 am
Now that’s a great idea! You could also buy a couple of shirts and use them as door prizes or something. And a couple of clingy thingy’s would make the party extra festive if everyone got a cling to put on their car window. I always like to have a little gift for my guests when I entertain. And it certainly would fit the theme!
March 15, 2013 at 4:48 pm
We are very honored to carry her line and I have to thank Pam Skidmore for sparking the idea at Birdbrain Gifts a couple of weeks ago by asking if we carried them. Turned out to be serendipitous for us both!
March 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm