We are really excited about this. It’s a rare moment to start a whole new line of fantastic and unique clothing. We’re working on a new line of styles and designs that you will love. The new brand is called “ABlyth” (pronounced “ei-blyth” (y rhymes with “why” & “time”). The ABlyth brand specialises in Japan and travel inspired clothing designs with two main series, the Art Series and the Travel Series. With this launch is the online store at http://ablyth-shop.com where you can find the new ABlyth products, along with clothing and travel related products from other suppliers. ABlyth products are guaranteed to source materials and labour from non-child-labour companies.
Just for our 2018 launch, we are offering a 20% discount off all products with the discount code: Happy2018 or follow this link to automatically apply the discount https://ablyth-shop.com/discount/Happy2018 Offer ends 31st Jan 2018, minimum purchase of USD$25 (about ¥2,500 Japanese yen), valid only for ABlyth Originals, all purchases will be converted to Australian dollars.
Online orders ABlyth original products at http://ablyth-shop.com take about 2-7 days to process, plus shipping, as shown below. We ship our own original products from two locations, North Carolina in the US, and Latvia in the EU.
Estimated shipping times for ABlyth branded products
|USA||3-8 days||1-3 days|
|Canada||5-10 days||1-5 days|
|Australia||5-10 days||1-5 days|
|International from USA||5-20 days||1-5 days|
|Within Europe||5-10 days||1-5 days|
|International from Europe||10-20 days||1-5 days|
Check your email for delivery and order details. There may be delays due to public holidays and customs clearance. Final products may appear slightly different to images shown online. Non ABlyth branded items are often delivered from the US or China and take 2-3 days to process, and 15-50 days for delivery; check product descriptions and your emails for details.
Want a 10% discount off your next order? Share photos of you wearing ABlyth branded items on either FaceBook, Instagram, or Twitter with the #ABlyth hashtag and shop link http://ablyth-shop.com, and we’ll send you a unique discount code.
I’ve been wanting to make these sorts of things for a very long time, and finally I have the opportunity to do so. I’m really excited to do two things at once: one, create something that people can use to promote protecting the environment; two, educate with a real example. A sample of the products:
This photo of the ventilation towers was taken in Yokkaichi Japan, which was once the most polluted cities in the country. The most prominent problem was in the 1960’s to 1980’s was “Yokkaichi Asthma”. The cause was SOx being released from the petrochemical plants at the harbour where this photo was taken. Today, Yokkaichi people enjoy cleaner air and water, because of a change in government and corporate policies; a change that can be done anywhere in the world. Japan’s major petrochemical companies, oil imports, and petrol refineries are still in Yokkaichi, and are still in operation, but with filters, cleaners, and improved operation standards. There were really three groups involved, the public, government, and corporations, and it was the public that forced the government and corporations to re-align their priorities.
The message has been made into t-shirts for both men and women, into bags that can be worn over your jumpers/sweaters, and with and without text. Consider getting the no-text version, and write your own message over the top with white paint.
Also, watch this space and signup for newsletters at http://ablyth-shop.com. Other things you might like:
There are two calendars for 2018 in two new series:
- Inside Japan: Photos of fascinating and popular tourism sites. Direct link on Lulu.com.
- Girls of Japan: Beautiful photos of wonderful women in Japan. Direct link on Lulu.com.
Both calendars are available on our new Lulu.com/ablyth storefront.
From now until Christmas you can get 10% discount on any purchase from my PhotoShelter portfolio. Purchases can include:
- Immediate downloads
- Downloads for personal use (for bloggers)
- Prints (glossy, matte)
- Fine art prints (high quality printing and paper)
- Canvas prints (rolled or mounted and framed)
- Products (cups, mouse pads, key chains)
All products and prints are fulfilled by EZ Prints based in Georgia, USA.
- Dates: Today to 31st Dec 2017
- Discount: 10%
- Where: http://ablyth.photoshelter.com
- Code: ART10XMAS2017
- Minimum purchase: USD$20
- Limit: None (use as many times as you want, share it as much as you want)
- How to buy: It’s easy. See Photos for Bloggers.
This is the Poem of a Cacophonous City. It is a collection of film images that represents the noise and clutter of Nagoya, a major city in central Japan. It is inspired by a friend of mine, a lady who is twice my age, but she really loves poetry, and is so deep into it, it is astounding at her insight into language and the visual poetry I see in my head when I listen to her read or perform her work. Subtitles for each image also connote a particular aspect of cities. Here is the first blogpost on this collection: POTW: Poem of a Cacophonous City.