Meet Amy Eibel, Co-owner, Co-founder, and Designer at Little Chicago Clothing Co. Many know her as these roles but there is more to Amy than meets the eye. Not only do she and her husband, Greg, own and run Little Chicago Clothing Co. she is also a dedicated art teacher, golf enthusiast, and pet lover.
You will also see Amy at various Canton community events supporting her fellow Makers. She has a passion for helping to revive the community which can be seen through her hard work and commitment to bringing people handmade, local products. When she’s not working, you can catch her on the back nine with her golf league or traveling the world.
Ten questions with Amy Eibel..
Q1Where are you from?
I'm originally from Akron (the Portage Lakes area), but I moved to the Canton area when I married, Greg.
Q2: How long have you been with LCCC and what position do you hold?
I'm the owner/founding partner/designer at LCCC. Essentially, I handle all things creative.
Q3: What is your favorite part about working at LCCC?
I love that I can pour my creative energy into a project that helps others show pride and love for their community.
Q4: Do you do anything outside of LCCC?
By day, I am a full time middle school art teacher. I teach visual art to grades 5-8. I'm also a practicing artist, and my studio is called "East Spartan Art." I play golf, love to travel, read good books, and spend time with family and friends. My husband, Greg, and I have a dog, Franklin, and three cats, Cleopatra, Leonidas, and Thomas Jefferson.
Q5: Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?
Good grief, the stories that led to where I am now are WAY too long and boring to entertain anyone. Essentially, I have too much creative energy for my own good, and I have a deep need for purpose in my work.
Q6: What was the first concert you ever attended?
As a kid, my family always attended Akron Symphony pops concerts in the parks during the summertime. In terms of "rock concerts," I think my first one was during high school. It was No Doubt. Weezer opened for them. It was awesome.
Q7: Something you can't leave the house without?
WELL... there are a ton of things that I SHOULDN'T leave the house without, but my attention span often gets in the way. Generally, I hate to leave without my phone (in case of emergency), and my sunglasses, purse, and chapstick are also essentials.
Q8: What book or movie has had the greatest influence on your life?
Whoa. This is a deep one. I think that Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) and Gary Larson (The Far Side) were the biggest influences on my life growing up. Their work combined expressive imagery with nerd humor, and I just remember how enjoyable it was to pour over every element of those comics, belly laughing and reading pages again and again. I think that balance of intelligence, a good sense of humor, and the ability to view situations from a unique perspective have served me well.
Q9: What is something that never fails to make you laugh?
The Big Bang Theory.
Q10: You are running super late to a meeting. You didn't have time to eat before so you have to go through a drive thru restaurant on the way. What drive thru do you choose? What do you order?
Mary Ann Donuts. Mocha. Bear Claw.
We hope you enjoyed learning a little more about our team! Be on the lookout for more posts within this series!
*All photographs (except collage) by Mallory + Justin Photographers.
Calling all Ohio brides! It's wedding season and Little Chicago Clothing Co. as the perfect tees and tanks to help put the finishing touches on your wedding party attire!
Entourage is Little Chicago Clothing Co.'s new apparel line made exclusively for wedding parties! All designs are locally hand printed and designed in Stark County, Ohio.
The Entourage line includes items for men, women, and children, with extended sizes available. Multiple ready-to-wear designs are available to shop now on our online store but custom design solutions are also available to help make your special day even more memorable. Custom shirt colors are also available upon request.
All of our tees and tanks are made from the softest fabric to keep you and your "Entourage" comfortable.
Let us help you to make your wedding day even more magical!
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All photographs by Mallory + Justin Photography.
Little Chicago Clothing Co. shirts and tanks are perfect for the Fourth of July!
We have five looks for both men and women, featuring Little Chicago Clothing Co. shirts that are festive and comfortable.
Look One: Festive Glam
The Ohio Square Classic Tank is paired with light denim distressed shorts, lace-up square heels, and a chocker. Depending on the weather you could swap the shorts out for jeans as well. Subtle pops of red in the hair and on the lips pull the theme of the look together. The lace-up heels dress up the outfit making it perfect for a night out on the Fourth of July!
Ohio Square Classic Tank - Little Chicago Clothing Co.
Denim Shorts - Hollister
Lace-up Heels - Marshalls
Chocker - PacSun
Bandana - Target
Look Two: Cute & Casual
Our Script Canton Stars Baseball Tee pairs perfectly with one of the biggest trends of the summer - frayed denim. The unisex fit of the tee allows you to move around with ease and stay comfortable throughout the day. Plus red, white, and blue are all incorporated into the tee making it a "zero hassle" outfit. White platform sneakers are perfect for this look because they give the wearer a little height while adding some interest to the look. Of course you could also switch these for traditional flat sneakers if you prefer. Adding some sunglasses are not only cute but will help to protect your eyes in the sun!
Script Canton Stars Baseball Tee - Little Chicago Clothing Co.
Frayed Denim Shorts - PacSun
White Platform Sneakers - H&M
Sunglasses - American Eagle
Look Three - Simple Stars
The Cleveland Stars Classic Tank is the perfect shirt for the Fourth of July! Stay cool in this racer back tank paired with mid-rise white shorts. The tank and shorts create the perfect amount of color contrast allowing the red belt to really pop. Again, we have the white platform sneakers but you could definitely pair this look with the sandals of your choice.
Cleveland Stars Classic Tank - Little Chicago Clothing Co.
White Shorts - Nordstrom
Red Belt - TJ Maxx
White Platform Sneakers - H&M
Look Four: Shop Local
When it comes to mens looks subtle hints of color are key. Our Local Ohio Baseball tee with navy sleeves is awesome for those who want to support the "Red, White, and Blue" without wearing bright colors. This summer we are seeing cut-off shorts taking the main stage in menswear. The neutral shorts really compliment the shirt and allows the shoes to really stand out. Denim shorts or jeans would work as well. Top of the look with your favorite Sunglasses.
Local Ohio Baseball Tee - Little Chicago Clothing Co.
Shorts - Old Navy
Shoes - Vans
Sunglasses - H&M
Look Five: O-H..I-O
This extra soft Script Ohio Jersey Tee is ideal for those guys who are going to be active during the holiday. The short sleeves keep you cool during sunny days. The script font and sleeve detailing gives an athletic feel to the look. The looser fit of the tee works best with a straight or slim fit jeans or pants. Classic sneakers and a baseball cap tie the look together.
Script Ohio Jersey Tee - Little Chicago Clothing Co.
Denim Jeans - Levi's
White Baseball Cap - Thrifted
Sneakers - Converse
Bracelets - H&M
Have a fun and safe Fourth of July Holiday! And don't forget to shop your favorite Little Chicago Clothing Co. shirts!
All photographs by Alex Faiello.
We are BEYOND excited and grateful to be featured in The Cleveland Flea Maker Series Blog!
Shop with us at this month's Cleveland Flea on September 10!
You know those times when you just can't fully describe how awesome someone has made you feel? Well we've had that experience because of the kindness and amazing photography of Mallory + Justin Photographers. They recently featured us on their blog, The Wonders Blog. You can read the full story by clicking on the image below. We can't thank them enough. They are so talented, and we feel so cool in the photos they took of Letterpress Jess & Amy at Print & Press. Check it out: