Dragonwing Girl Blog
We Love Girls on the Run!
One of the great joys of growing Dragonwing girlgear is the opportunity to connect with other girl-focused business and organizations. Girls on the Run, a fabulous organization that shares our mission of empowering girls through sports and an active lifestyle, is a perfect example. GOTR's mission is to "inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running." We're proud sponsors of GOTR of the Triangle's 5K Race next weekend, just down the road in Durham, NC. We're looking forward to meeting lots of active girls, their volunteer coaches, and family members at the post-race Family Festival. When girls and parents visit our booths at tournaments and races, we learn firsthand about their needs and wishes for athletic undergarments and sports wear -- features that we put into every item we sell: - fabrics that are truly wicking and designed for the sports girls play; - comfort, fit, and styles made just for tween and teen girls; - bras that fit snugly and don't bind or ride up; - wedgie-free compression shorts that are perfect under uniforms. If you're at the GOTR 5K race on Saturday, April 11, please stop by our booth -- right next to the flag pole -- and say hello!
Review: Athletic Gear for Tweens
Tami M., aka The Colorado Mountain Mom, recently shared her excitement at discovering Dragonwing girlgear. After her tween daughter wore our Chill Weight capri leggings and Un-Tee Sports Cami for gymnastics and running for a whole month, Tami announced, "We love Dragonwing girlgear!"
"Making active wear clothing for tween girls to feel comfortable and special is such a great concept. If you’re encouraging your daughter to learn to live an active lifestyle, it helps to inspire them by providing not only the opportunities, but the gear they can use to feel confident and strong."What was the Dragonwing Difference for Tami and her pre-teen daughter? - "Much nicer quality than the cheap athletic capris for kids, typically found at retailers." - "Softer, more durable, longer lasting, better fitting, and much more comfortable!" - "They quickly became her absolute favorite pair. She says they feel noticeably different, better, than all her other capris." - The Un-Tee Sports Camisole is "soft, comfortable, and again… much nicer quality than the cheap options sold in most stores like Target or Walmart. Plus it comes in a rainbow of fun colors!"
As a mom, I love that with one Dragonwing Girlgear “outfit”, she has the needed active wear gear for two different sports, both running and even gymnastics. These versatile pieces could really be worn for any tween girls’ athletic endeavor.Read Tami's full review at her terrific blog, The Colorado Mountain Mom.
Inspiration & Fun with Girls on the Run
If it were possible to capture the positive energy, strength, and inspiration at the Girls on the Run 5K last weekend, we could fuel the world forever! The 5K was the culminating event of the year for more than 800 girls who've participated in Girls on the Run this year. Nearly 2,500 runners participated -- girls, volunteer coaches, family members of all ages, and runners from the greater Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill community. Dragonwing was proud to be one of the event sponsors. As I've said before, we love to partner with other girl-centered organizations and businesses. And GOTR, which shares our mission of empowering girls through sports and an active lifestyle, is a natural partner. At the post-race Family Festival, we met dozens of girls of all ages -- young, tween, and teen -- who stopped by our table to check out our sports apparel designed just for active girls. Our sports bras and camisole tank tops were very popular, especially now that warmer weather has arrived. And our colorful braided headbands were practically flying off the table!