Last year's St. Patrick's Day campaign was our most interactive one ever. We asked you to share a Green tip (something that you do to help our environment) and, in return, we issued coupon codes for 50% off our Green tops. We had a ton of fun running the campaign, and it yielded five really amazing results:
Here at Dare, your glamour is our mission - goal number one is to have you looking your very best in our fashion. We were SO glad to send out so many green tops and dresses so that you could feel confident (and cute!) on St. Paddy's Day. Even though the 50% discount doesn't leave much margin for profit, so what? If you're looking great and feeling great, so are we!
Because we have great customers, we were expecting some great eco-ideas, but we were blown away by the quantity, diversity, and creativity of the suggestions we received! Really, y'all outdid yourselves... we were so moved by the responses, we felt compelled to compile them into another blogpost, which we published on Earth Day. Imagine a world where everyone followed ALL of the suggestions in that post... well, if we can imagine it, we can realize it!
A few months ago, Time magazine put out an "Optimism" issue, edited by Bill Gates. He made the point that it can be hard to see progress, because gains are often subtle and incremental, whereas tragedy and catastrophe happen all at once and make great headlines. Over time, as a population, we have started to understand that our planet needs to be cared for and nurtured, not ruled over and tamed. We were proud and honored to, in some small way, give voice to that understanding.
Giving voice to your "greenness" forced us to look inward - what are WE doing to help our planet? We've long had a "Dare to Care" page, where we've outlined our sustainability initiatives and intentions. But it's one thing to have good intentions and another thing entirely to take action and make progress. Shortly after our "Go Green" St. Patrick's Day campaign, we had a Dare team meeting to discuss the impact we wanted to have on the world. The result was the Dare Environmental Moonshot: to shift 90% of our production to sustainable fabrics by 2025. That goal has been propelling us forward ever since - so, thank you, for inspiring us!
You've let us know that you love the color green! In the early days of Dare, we sold only wholesale - to other retailers who resold our styles. Whenever we put out a green colorway, it was always the least popular, so we stopped making our fashion in green. Later, when we had more communication with you, our "end-use" customers, lots of you asked for more styles in green. Well, we heard you loud and clear - in the past year, we've introduced four more best-selling green colorways to our collection. It just goes to show that good things happen when we listen to you! Please keep giving us feedback so we can improve what we are offering!
So... let's Go Green again this year, shall we?
Please try to share a tip that is different from the one you shared last year... extra points if you share an idea that no one has suggested yet! Here are the details:
This year, for St. Patrick's Day, we are celebrating the greenness of our Dare community, thanking those who are already making a strong environmental effort, encouraging those who are just starting out, and sharing simple ideas that we all can do to help the planet. Our sustainability celebration requires YOUR participation! Please share one or more things that you are doing to help the environment in the "Comments" section below. It can be something very simple such as "Turn off the water while brushing teeth" or "Choose products with less packaging" or something more complex such as "We've installed a rooftop rainwater catchment system and use it to water our garden." At the end of this campaign, we'll compile all the tips and share them via our email newsletter and social media.
What's in it for you (besides saving the world:)? If you share a tip, we'll send you a coupon code for 50% off any green-colored Dare to Wear item! That will really save you some green!
Finally, finally they are here!!! For years our creative customers have been putting together Halloween costumes using our tops and dresses, providing us with lots of inspiration for making our own Dare Halloween costumes.
This year we did it! You can now:
1. Purchase one of our pre-made Witch or Pirate costume bundles (10% cheaper than buying each item separately!)
2. Create your own costume with any Dare top or dress, and one or more accessories. Use coupon code HALLOWEEN10 to take 10% off any top (dress) + accessory combo!
I always design Dare Fashion with versatility in mind. One day, I hope to create the perfect garment for traveling - one you can throw in your suitcase and be ready for every single occasion. Until then, you can still use every Dare top and dress to create a multitude of Gothic, Victorian, Renaissance and Pinup-inspired outfits. Here are just a few ideas to get you started!
Relax. Take a deep breath. If you don’t like the way it fits, you can return it… no questions asked. It’s important to us that you LOVE the way Dare Fashion makes you feel about yourself!
Among the images for each product listing is a style-specific size chart. For our tops and dresses, you can get your Dare size with ONLY ONE measurement of your bust!
Please use these size charts as a guideline. Our fashion is made to these specifications, but due to variations in the stretchiness of the fabric and how it is sewn, there may be some slight deviations from this chart. But please rest assured, all of our styles are designed to fit a range of body types, with features such as stretch fabrics, corset lace-ups, and spaghetti ties in the back to customize the fit.
And did we mention... if it doesn’t fit, you can return it, no questions asked! So buy with confidence. And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us - we're here to help!