My friend, Steve Thompson is not only talented, super funny and pretty much the nicest man on earth, but he's also the guy behind HardPressed Print Studio in Saskatoon. Always positive, happy and kind to all, Steve is responsible for some of the greatest logos, design and tees for many local merchants, bands, music festivals and restaurants. If you haven't been lucky enough to meet him, I'm sure you've seen his impressive line of Saskatchewan proud gear around town. We love his tees so much we practically live in them. They're the softest and boast kick-ass design and hometown pride. The line is available from the tiniest baby tees to adult hoodies, jackets, toques and more.
If ever there was a time to support local and purchase your first... or 50th Hard Pressed tee, it would be Saturday, May 2. Steve is donating proceeds from all sales on line and in store to help support his sweet niece, Lyla and her family as she undergoes chemotherapy for a rare disease she is fighting. Lyla and her Mother have had to relocate to another city for treatment. Travel, a second vehicle and medications are just a few of the costly expenses they face. Please help by visiting the HardPressed store front at 226 20th St. W., shop online www.hardpressed.ca/store/ or donate on www.gofundme.com/tbey7q7q Every bit helps. Please give during this difficult time.
I've never met Lyla, but when I saw her picture, she had my heart with those big bright eyes and beautiful smile. I can't imagine what she's had to go through, but she still manages to smile with that cute little crinkle nose... she's a hero in my books. We have a lot to learn from this beautiful girl and her family. So as you go about your day, think of Lyla, send her love, light and continued strength and please donate to help her family during this difficult time.
Wishing you health, recovery, comfort and happiness, Lyla.
A few of my favourites from the online shop! Photos: Matt Ramage
And some of our favourite mini styles.... (Photography: Karyn Kimberley)
We show our HardPressed love on instagram. Show yours by picking up your favourite HP gear Saturday, May 2 and support Lyla!