As we soak up the gorgeous fall colors 🍂 and say farewell to the scorching Dallas heat, I want to share some news about Cykochik – it's evolving, just like the seasons.
I want to express my profound appreciation for your unwavering support throughout our two-decade adventure, including the pandemic! It fills my heart with joy to reflect on the remarkable journey that began in my dorm room in 2003 when Cykochik started from an art project.
Back then, at the age of 20, I could never have envisioned that my passion for art and animals would lead to the creation of a purpose-driven fashion brand awarded internationally for its compassion and creativity. I still remember the trepidation of selling my artsy handmade bags at my first holiday market, fearing that no one would buy them. To my surprise, I nearly sold out, marking the start of Cykochik's custom-made handbags.
I take pride in the fact that Cykochik championed recycled and animal-free materials long before it became a fashionable trend in 2003. We've been at the forefront of promoting eco-conscious and ethical fashion, and it warms my heart to see these values now embraced by the mainstream fashion industry. There is still much work to be done to advocate for animals, people, and the environment within the fashion industry, I believe it's time for Cykochik to find a new guardian who can carry it forward into its twenties. This transition will allow me to focus more on my activism and non-profit endeavors.
If you share our ethos and are interested in acquiring an established compassionate business, please contact us.
Our online shop will remain open until December 31, 2023. To ensure timely delivery for the holidays, please place your orders by October 31st. Additionally, all our shirts are currently available at a 30% discount online. All sales are final.
Our journey has been made possible by the dedication of our team, the support of our community, the creativity of our artists, and the partnerships with like-minded organizations. From the depths of our hearts, we thank you for being part of this incredible journey since 2003.
ATG Against The Grain Productions
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
The Humane League
The Orchid Giving Circle
Beverly Ann Moore
Terris Poole (Vanguard Bots)
Trung Vuong (Loyal K.N.G.)
Veronica De la Peña
Please stay connected on Instagram @Cykochik, where I will continue to share my passion for activism and art.
With love and gratitude,