Get Outside design inspiration

May 12, 2016

Get Outside design inspiration

Before I revealed each new Live Love North clothing design, I shared through our social media channels what inspired me to create each one. I'd like to capture those here through our blog too, and remind you all why I love these designs!

First up is our Get Outside design. When I was a little kid, there were no iPhones, tablets, PlayStations, Internet… and I spent most of my time playing outside by myself in the woods around our house (we lived in small towns growing up). I built forts, studied nature and really learned to respect the outdoors. I'd really like that sort of childhood for my little girl too. 

I want to share my enthusiasm for the outdoors and at the same time inspire kids and their families to get outside and play. It's so important for kids to breathe fresh air and be active outdoors. It plays a big role in their development, both physical and mental.

The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines* states that children aged 1-4 need 180 minutes of physical activity a day, and children aged 5-11 should get 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity a day (adults need 150 minutes per week). Unfortunately, a very low percentage of our children actually meet these targets and this can have detrimental effects in so many areas, including health, performance at school, and self-esteem.

Getting our kids to go outside and play is one of the best ways, in my opinion, that we can increase their physical activity, as well as provide added benefits, like increasing overall happiness and mental wellness. 

It's never too early to start getting kids outside!

(*Note: The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines are set out by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and adopted by Canadian government organizations like Healthy Families BC (a wonderful health resource in my home province). I find ParticipACTION to be an excellent Canadian resource as well, complete with great tips for getting active.)

We looove seeing kids like this little cutie having fun outside! Especially in our #getoutside tee!! ❤ ? Thanks for sharing, @allierebecca!

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Live Love North celebrates our beautiful Canadian outdoors and encourages our little ones to get outside and play.

Our designs and screenprinting are all done with love in northern BC, Canada. All clothing is hand screen-printed with water-based, non-toxic ink. We print on American Apparel and Alternative Apparel clothing.

Sizing
We use American Apparel and Alternative Apparel clothing. Please find a list of size charts to help you choose your sizes here: 

American Apparel:

Alternative Apparel (adult fleece hoodie, sweatshirt, and women's pullover):

Turnaround Time
Your orders will be shipped within 2-5 business days of ordering. All items listed as in stock on the website are ready to ship.

Custom Orders
If you want a clothing style and design combination that is not currently listed on the site, we can create a custom order for you, however turnaround time will be approximately 4-6 weeks. There also may be a small additional charge if the clothing style is not part of our regular inventory. Please email us at info[at]livelovenorth.com to discuss options. Customization of the artwork and designs are not possible at this time.

Delivery & Shipping
We are happy to ship to Canada and beyond, to all international countries. Delivery estimates (for once your order has shipped) are listed below. Please double check your shipping address, as this is where it will be sent. Once an order is shipped, we cannot be held responsible for late, lost or damaged packages. We ship via Canada Post, using letter mail when possible, which does not allow for tracking; however if you want to pay for express shipping, please message us and we’ll set up a custom listing.

Below is the standard delivery time for lettermail, as per Canada Post:

Canadian orders: 3-10 business days (up to 9 days for parcel)
US orders: 4-12 business days (up to 8 days for parcel)
International orders: 4-14 business days (up to 6 weeks for parcel)

Local Pickup (Prince George, BC)
Live Love North is based out of Prince George, BC, so we're happy to arrange local pickup for our fellow PG-ians! Our pick up location is Madison Ave Fashions at 2302 Hart Highway. When you select local pickup as your shipping option, we will email you with the date and time your package will be available at the shop. 

Care of your Clothing
All clothing is heat set to last, but you and your littles will wear this so much that repeated washing and drying may cause some additional fading with time (but we think this just gives it a cool vintage and worn look!). Some fading is also in the nature of screenprinted items. All garments: machine wash cold and tumble dry low. To prevent some fading, you may want to hang to dry.

Fleece items may experience some pilling. Hanging to dry may prevent or delay this. Pilling is natural due to the nature of the eco-fleece material. 

Variations
Please note that each shirt is screen printed by hand, so some variations in the placement of the art may occur. Due to the nature of the screenprinting process, some fading of the ink will occur.

Refunds & Exchanges
We want you to be super happy about your purchase. We will take returns as long as the items are unwashed, unworn, with tags on and with the original packaging, and shipped back within one week (7 days) of you receiving them. Return shipping charges are the responsibility of the buyer and you will receive your refund once we receive the items back and ensure they are in original condition. If you are exchanging an item, you will be billed for shipping charges to send you the new size. If there is anything wrong with your item or you are not quite satisfied, please let us know as soon as possible and we will do everything we can to make it right!

 

Please take note that all of our products are printed and packaged in a cat and dog friendly home.