Pins and patches —or if you’re Jen Aniston in Office Space you may refer to these pieces as “flair”— is one of the most sought after accessory in 2016. Unlike Jen, who loathes her flair, we embrace giving new life to our vintage Levis denim jacket and what better way than sprucing it up with accessories that, in a nutshell, is us. Given that New Years is upcoming, and with it various national changes, this current moment is the prime opportunity to celebrate self-expression by wearing tiny gems of individualism that will send your message across to onlookers.
Luckily for you and just in time for the New Year, there is a marketplace and online community that allows artists to sell their work without being censored, it is called WITCHSY. Not only can you purchase pins and patches but there is so much more offered like: colorful art, bad ass zines and cult-worthy clothing.
The two founders, Kate Dwyer and Penelope Gazin, are artists who kept running into reoccurring creative limitations that many artists experience with their own individual online shops. These limitations inspired the creation of Witchsy.
What makes Witchsy even more unique is that it is a female run tech start up that achieved profitability in it’s first quarter. However, being a female run company, they have experienced some bumps in the road. Que Keith. On the site’s About Me page, there is an options to email Keith for those who need to speak to a man. The best part? Keith is a fictional character.
Check out witchsy.com and find your way through self-expression with a handful of flair or simply follow on IG because, duh. @shopwitchsy