Our friend Sofian wore our Adventure Pants through hazardous environment training in preparation for upcoming feature documentary. He's traveling to Afghanistan and wanted our pants to keep him safe on the road. He and his partner Andres were just awarded the prestigious MacArthur grant to fund this important project. View Sofian's trailer here.
Are you guys ready for the biggest Clothing Arts Giveaway EVER?
We’re giving away $750 in Clothing Arts Gift Certificates and entering to win is as easy as:
1. Snap a cool photo of yourself in your Clothing Arts clothes
2. Post your photo on Facebook, Instagram, and/ or Twitter (Between December 17-December 29th, 2015)
3. Tag us in your post @ClothingArts with #PickPocketProofPants
Each photo, each platform (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and each Like and Retweet counts as a separate entry. Enter as many times as you like. Winners will be chosen randomly. Each participant is eligible for one prize only.
What are we giving away?
1. Grand Prize: $500 Clothing Arts Gift Certificate
2. Runner Up: $250 Clothing Arts Gift Certificate
So take your photo, post it around and have your family, friends, and followers Like and Retweet it. Entry is open through December 29th, 11:59 PST.
Winners will be announced in our December 30th newsletter! So subscribe on ClothingArts.com if you haven't already.
Are you still wondering what to get that special person in your life for the holidays?
Gift giving has never been easy - that much is for sure. How to find a gift that will come in handy, that will impress the socks off the person in question and not break the bank in the process?
This years LA Times Travel Gift Guide had some great ideas; including the gift of Pick-Pocket Proof Pants!
We recommend them not only for travelers, but also for those who just want to size down their closets in exchange for clothing that won't let you down, for those who don't want things falling out of their pockets, and even for those who have a habit of spilling things on themselves. (queue eggnog*) They quite literally are the gift that keeps on giving thanks to their various functions and features.
If that special person already owns a few pairs of pick-pocket proof travel apparel, then consider checking out the list for other ideas. There's a wide array of action cameras, sun defense items, luggage and gadget trackers.
We had a sit-down with founder/designer of Clothing Arts to hear what he had to say about our line of Pick-Pocket Proof travel apparel and what makes them the ultimate travel companion.
Apart from the levels of unparalleled security between your goods and the world, Adam cites the importance of being in control of your surroundings, all the while feeling empowered and stylish; simply by your choice of clothing for the day.
What else would you like to hear Adam talk about? Write to us - we are looking forward to reading your responses!
We are proud to be featured in Points with a Crews' post this month regarding the best travel news and notes from around the web. Points with a Crew is a blog that shares tips on travelling when part of a big family - given that his own family comprises of himself, his wife, and six children, we agree that he definitely knows what he's talking about!
Alongside the importance of stopping pick-pockets, Points with a Crew also offers helpful tips on the best hotels in Egypt, what to do with a screaming baby on a flight and whether or not it's rude to wake someone else up on a plane when you really have to go. Points with a Crew has, well, a point: If you have to go, you have to GO!
Most importantly, one can't deny the importance of security when travelling with children. It's darn near impossible to keep tabs on your kids, your purse, your wallet, and new languages and landscapes all at the same time. Make travelling easier for yourself with a pair of pick-pocket proof pants. At the very least, you will know what is in your pocket will remain in your pocket!
Clothing Arts is proud to be part of the Passports with Purpose drive to help Worldreader bring 50 e-readers to children in western Kenya.
We will be joining forces with Tim Leffel's Cheapest Destinations Blog to give one lucky person the chance to win a $500 Clothing Arts Pick-Pocket Proof Wardrobe. What will it take to win? Simply click here and donate $10 to Worldreaders' cause and you will be automatically entered for your chance to win $500 worth of Clothing Arts apparel!
Donation period is through November 18th 2015, so be sure to donate by then.
Past guests include:
Mo Rocca - Comedian / TV Host
Seth Kugel - NY Times Frugal Traveler
Richard Quest - CNN Anchor
Host Steven Shalowitz offers his guests a one way ticket to the destination and time of their choice.
Adam is honored to be the latest guest issued a one way ticket! He and Steven talk about how Clothing Arts was founded. Where he gets the ideas behind the innovative pocket designs and how travel plays a role in creating new products.
Adam's one way ticket is a turn back the clock to the days when Clothing Arts was just an idea. To 2007 & the roof top of a hostel overlooking the blue mosque in Istanbul, where he could have chosen to join a traveler on the overland route from Turkey to Egypt or begin his search for a factory to produce the first Clothing Arts designs.
He had a great time on the show and we'd love you to take a few minutes and hear Adam's passion for travel and creating some of the world finest travel gear!
Listen to the interview on TheOneWayTicketShow.com
Noted Washington Post columnist Christopher Elliot included our Pick-Pocket Proof Pants™ in his weekend travel section column today! We use the most functional zippers in any casual wear garment and the story highlights the use of zippers for travel security.
Titled: There’s safety in zippers: My top picks for foiling pickpockets
"Little things sometimes make a big difference when it comes to travel safety. Like a strategically placed zipper."
"I’ll be the first to admit it: Zippers don’t make for exciting reading. But isn’t that the point? From inconspicuous pants to ties that make your checked bag harder to break into, the gadgets that can keep you safer on the road are completely unremarkable — until you need them. If you’re traveling somewhere for adventure this summer, you’ll want to pack these accessories."
"Adam Rapp, who owns a boutique travel apparel company called Clothing Arts , agrees that small features can spell the difference between being a lucky tourist and a hapless victim. In 2006, on a trip to Xian, China, he was targeted by a team of pickpockets, who took him for an easy mark.
'Luckily, we noticed something was happening just in time to watch them disappear into the crowded mass of people behind of us,' he says. “That was when I looked down at the wide-open pockets on my chinos and thought, ‘Why not combine the security of money-belts and a great pair of travel pants?’ ”
The result is Clothing Arts’ pickpocket-proof travel pants ($99-$109), which have a hidden passport and money pocket that gives you the option of layering two and even three levels of security between your wallet and the world.
Bob Nielsen, a college professor from West Lafayette, Ind., says the pants were worth the purchase price. On a recent trip to France, he had tucked his wallet and passport into the left cargo pocket of his Clothing Arts pants, sealing it with the snap and buttons.
'As we were boarding a train at a small station one stop beyond the main station at Nice, I felt a small tug at the left pocket,' Nielsen remembers. 'I instinctively slapped at the hand as I turned around to see a young woman and her male companion looking at me as if to say, ‘How dare you foil our attempt to pick your pocket!’ ”
Read Bob's full testimonial: 17th Stopped Pick-Pocket: French Train Station Stop