On October 1st, 2016 from 10:00am until 1:30pm The Alive Center of Naperville and Clever Belle educated mothers and daughters in a variety of talks, activities and mini workshops including topics covering: Giving Back and Community Service, Bullying & Friendships for all ages, Self Advocacy- finding your voice, Self Love and Confidence, Dynamic Women Careers, Finding what makes you come alive, Social Media for Parents & Kids, Brilliantly Beautiful Project by Clever Belle, Health and Beauty, & Healthy light lunch and snacks
At the end of the day participants gathered for a NEVER seen before Girl & Women empowerment fashion show. What we wear speaks volumes about us! This fashion show featured girls and women age 8 and up. They wore Clever Belle inspiring tees, but the focus was not only about the fashion. More importantly the girls and women were revered for their unique interests, hobbies, careers, and aspirations --Girls and women who "dare to be rare" including a teen professional dancer and Instagram star, women firefighters, a police officer, a doctor an engineer, scientist, construction worker and a CEO under 30 just to name a few.
"You can be anything you want to be when you grow up!" At least that's what we tell our girls and boys from a very young age, right? But what does our culture tell them?
Every parent knows the best way to set their child up for success is to give them the tools they need to make good choices and develop a strong sense of self. Why not encourage their personal growth through a fun and creative shirt they can wear every day?
Have you ever struggled to find clothing for your imaginative, tree climbing, bug collector who prefers to wear things that aren’t pink and glittery? It’s hard to believe there aren’t more options for girls who like to wear clothing beyond princesses, rainbows and unicorns. Girls are much more multi-faceted than the apparel industry gives them credit. While more companies are trying to address gender bias, there are still too few clothing companies that design imaginative and creative clothing options for girls who want to succeed in a real career instead of marrying into royalty.
Clever Belle has joined a unique organization changing the rules in apparel for girls. #ClothesWithoutLimits proudly recognizes like-minded companies who embrace the spirit of comradery and whose mission is to break down the gender stereotypes in the clothing industry today.
#ClothesWithoutLimits is a campaign founded by ten small businesses who care about the messages kids see when they shop for clothes. There is a definite divide in apparel themes when it comes to boys and girls clothing. This group believes that the stark differences send a wrong message to children about what it means to be a boy or girl. The group’s campaign is to support children for who they are, who they want to become and not limit them based on the images, themes and styles many big brands routinely support.
To join the #ClothesWithoutLimits campaign and learn more about these progressive small apparel companies, visit online at www.clotheswithoutlimits.com