September is for Cancer Awareness!

Alt.Kilt is teaming up with Magnum boots to sponsor a Kilted to Kick Cancer month - we are helping to raise awareness of male specific cancers with The Happy Medic (http://thehappymedic.com) and MotorCop
(http://motorcopblog.com/2011/07/18/k...o-kick-cancer/). We are doing fundraising and giveaways for all of September ... including an Ebay Auction and Photo Contest for a free Kilt. There is already a coupon code in place - KTKC for 15% discount on your new custom kilt!

Please follow this campaign on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kilted-to-Kick-Cancer/250538001624324 - and our Twitter account.

... and September is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month so we are ramping up for ...

Kilted for Kids' Cancer month where I raise money for Give Kids' the World Village and also give away free (or with customer's donation) kids' kilts all month long. (more info here: http://www.altkilt.com/cancer).

This year we are doing a few things differently - we are going to have an official color for the free kid's kilt and also for the Adult Sponsor kilt: spruce green! There will still be some customizations available.

We hope to surpass our donation last year - which was around $360. Alt.Kilt's goal is $750! Stay tuned for more updates!

Growth at Alt.Kilt

We have been rocking busy this year (again) but since I have hired a few employees, it has been getting better all around. Melanie is still our Office Manager and answers all of your emails. Jenn now manages our Etsy Steamshop and accessories line and I have an awesome stitcher that is doing some of the pre-pleating... I still finish every kilt we make and check it for quality before it ships out.

Handmade Custom Kilt - A Photoblog

I want people to learn about what it means to create a handmade custom kilt from scratch and that by small business, we mean 3 people who work really hard to provide customer service and quality that rivals the big guys. I am going to be doing a photo blog post that is the step-by-step process - from bolt of fabric to finished kilt.

Look to the website to see when it is posted!