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A few years ago, my sister, who has three little kids, was running out of ideas to get her two oldest children to get along. Like any siblings, they would argue and fight over the most pointless things. To this day, I have no idea how she came up with this but I remember receiving a text from her asking if I had any shirts that I no longer wore that she could have. I said sure and gave an old long sleeve shirt to her later that week when I went over. I assumed that she just wanted a comfy baggy shirt to wear. Boy was I wrong.
The hand-me-down tee became known as the ‘hugging shirt’. The concept was simple, if the kids were arguing and couldn’t get along, they had to go into the hugging shirt together. My old tee worked well since they were so young so they had plenty of room to fit both their heads through the one head hole. They’d be forced to stand in the shirt together, and hug it out for 3 minutes. It would always start out with screaming and arguing but after a minute or two, they’d start laughing. They’d realize how silly they were acting and after that, they were just having a grand ole’ time in their hugging shirt, with their arms wrapped around each other. Even as little kids, I believe that they realized there was no point to hold onto the anger towards one another. Instead, it was time to let go and look to the future, to all the fun that they would have together when they’re not aimlessly fighting for no apparent reason.
While this is a silly and fun little story, I believe this corresponds perfectly with the strap. Whether it’s a family member, a coworker, or a friend at the end of the day we need to let go. If we’re too focused on the past we’ll never be able to look to the future and all the blessings that are to come. This strap is a reminder to always hug it out, to forgive and forget, and to be ready for the future.
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0001 - 0100: Gold
-We mill our super soft elastic using polyester made from recycled water bottles at Repreve®. Each ZOX takes roughly one 8oz water bottle out of our ecosystem and turns it into a little hug for your wrist - the perfect reminder to help you make it through your day.
-All ZOX include a laser engraved serial number on the tag for authenticity. You'll find a matching serial number engraved on the collectors card that's included.
-We believe kind words can change the world, which is why every elastic ZOX we make is reversible. On one side, you'll find beautiful art from artists all around the globe. On the other, you'll find a wonderful little written reminder. Wear the words on the inside when they're just for you, wear them on the outside when it's something you want to be reminded of each time you look down.
-Given the collectibility of ZOX, each piece we make is hand packed in a small, resealable bag made from recycled material. This bag keeps your favorite ZOX fresh when they're not being used and is helpful to keep them organized alongside their collector cards.
-Handmade with love
-Every order provides a year of clean water to someone in need through our partnership with the Thirst Project.
Every wristband made is a limited edition work of art for your wrists. ZOX are reversible with a design on one side and a positive message on the inside. Every ZOX is individually laser cut with a serial number to ensure authenticity.