Tuesday, October 2, 2012

SF Green Festival 2012- Indiegogo!!

Hello Indiegogo!!!

Thank you very much for checking out Needle Happy! We really could not have gotten this far without the enormous amounts of love and support. Needle Happy is finally ready to share all of our hard work with everyone! Every year, roughly 3.8 billion pounds of clothing is added to our landfills, which is why we are on Indiegogo – to help eliminate the clutter in our landfills! We specialize in transforming used clothing into very stylish, upbeat and extremely fun custom handmade products. We really would like to attend this year’s Green Festival in San Francisco on November 10-11, 2012, the world’s largest sustainability event to spread the awareness of our goals behind saving the environment through our recycling process.

With your support, Needle Happy will be able to attend the Green Festival with a mission to promote good for our environment and you will be able to get your hands on our very awesome 100% recycled products that are personally handmade by our in-house designers!

Yours truly,

Juli & The Needle Happy Family


How It All Started!

Did you know that the average person throws away roughly 70 pounds of clothing and textile every year? This is equivalent to 3.8 billion pounds of added waste to our landfills. Scary figures, right?


After learning more about the daunting reality of clutter build up of our landfills, I gave my closet a deep personal inspection. How did I manage to accumulate this much clothes? Where did they all come from? It was really scary to find out just how much used clothing I have collected over the years. After opening endless amounts of cardboard boxes filled with ridiculously outdated clothing, I found something that really brought warmth to my heart – a hand-knit cardigan made by my grandmother. This cardigan was too special to let go of. How can I preserve this memorable item? This was the moment Needle Happy became a reality.

Why Needle Happy?

My job through Needle Happy is to remind everyone that if each and every one of us makes efforts in recycling clothing and textiles, our landfills will be filled with less clutter.

I am pretty sure that there are many of you that have closets full of clothes that you cannot seem to cut ties with because of fond memories, like the hand-knit cardigan my grandmother made for me or you saved clothes for later when you shed a few pounds (Yup, I have tons of those). When the time comes when you decide to tackle that outrageous pile of unwanted clothes, I kindly ask that you think about our environment and our landfills. Consider recycling your clothing the creative way and utilize our recycling process. Send in those pair of jeans that you refuse to throw out and have our in-house designers personally revamp them into a custom handmade bag made especially for you and no one else or purchase our ready-made products made out of 100% recycled fabrics. Needle Happy is the solution to turning around mad chaos of unwanted clothing into stylish custom accessories, while saving our landfill from unnecessary clutter. We think Needle Happy is a pretty stylish idea towards saving our environment, wouldn't you agree?



Our goal with this Indiegogo project is to be able to attend this year’s Green Festival in order to share Needle Happy’s commitment behind helping to resolve the severity of our problematic landfills with everyone. The rewards for your support are pretty straight forward: You will receive our awesome 100% recycled handmade Needle Happy products!

Every rewards tier will receive a handmade thank you card made out of our Needle Happy fabric. There are various ready-made Needle Happy products that are all handmade by our in-house designers and production team that you can choose from, so please check out the products below alongside the campaign to the right.




Thank you very much for checking out Needle Happy! We really appreciate all of your support!

All U.S. shipping is free. For our awesome friends outside of the U.S., please add $10 USD for international shipping to your pledge.



Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Needle Happy: Editor's Pick on UpOutSF!

We are absolutely thrilled about our deal on UpOutSF! A big thank you to UpOutSF for including us on their site as their Editor’s pick!!!

The deal includes 15% off entire purchase + a free surprise gift from Needle Happy as a GREAT BIG THANK YOU!!!!  A portion of all sales will go to A Home Within, which is a national non-profit providing free, long-term therapy to foster youth. Needle Happy believes that every child deserves to grow up with happy memories of a loving home! This deal ends on 8/19, so hurry hurry HURRY!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Needle Happy @ SF Pride 2012

Dennis, Juli, Kenji
This past weekend, Needle Happy was part of San Francisco Pride. This event was even more special for us because this was our very first event since the launch of our company! We had an absolutely great time and we were thrilled that we got to meet so many people that are supportive of NeedleHappy. Thank you to everyone that made it out to the event to meet us!

We sold our limited edition products specifically made for SF Pride. Our inventory included our most popular item, Pantees which was extremely fitting for SF Pride. Pantees are handmade boxer briefs made out of 100% recycled t-shirts. This product was really such a great hit! To those of you that wanted more Pantees – contact us and we can make custom Pantees for you using t-shirts that you may have or if you can give us specifics on colors, we can make your one- of-a-kind Pantees just for you! We also had our very popular Scarftees, which were handmade scarves made out of 100% recycled t-shirts. We had all sorts of colors that were perfect for the summer season! Lastly, we had our extremely cute Smittens, which are handmade mittens that can be used while two people hold hands – of course, made out of 100% recycled sweatshirts! It made us truly happy to see so many people have so much appreciation for handmade products – especially Needle Happy products!

Thank you so much to SF Pride for having us and thank you to all of our wonderful customers – your support is always very much appreciated!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Reviving Your Memories One Stitch at a Time

Needle Happy is a start-up located in the Bay Area that launched last week. We are a unique green company that revives your fond memories one stitch at a time. Memorable articles of clothing are personally handcrafted and given a breath of new life. I founded Needle Happy because I am very certain that there are many people, like myself, that have articles of clothing with fond memories of a loved one. Needle Happy offers a unique service to have these memorable items revamped into a different product, so that these precious items can be seen and utilized rather than hidden and stored away in a dresser, closet or even in a storage box. Needle Happy strongly believes in preserving our environment similar to how we encourage our consumers to send in their clothing for continuous preservation of their valuable memories.
Are you a mother of two that saved your children’s infant clothes from when they were newborns? Do you have a cardigan that your grandmother made for you when you were a toddler? Remember that matching t-shirt that you and your boyfriend bought on your first vacation together? Do you have your dog Fido’s yellow jacket that he used to wear to the dog park? Do you still have those really expensive designer jeans that you cannot fit into, but cannot get yourself to throw away because let’s face it, you spent $375 on them? Whether it be articles of clothing that hold fond memories or outfits that seem to always end up in your closet without being worn, Needle Happy can bring new life to your extraordinary pieces of clothing because we believe all clothing deserves a second chance.
Whether you want to recreate a type of clothing that signifies a fond memory of a loved one, or you have a closet full of clothes that do not fit anymore, Needle Happy can bring new life to your extraordinary items. Needle Happy is a unique green company that revives your fond memories one stitch at a time. Your memorable articles of clothing are personally handcrafted and given a breath of new life. Each and every piece made at Needle Happy is made especially for you and no one else. We take special care of your items because we understand that these articles are full of memories that hold a special place in your heart.
Visit our website and transform your memorable article of clothing into your unique one of a kind product today.