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Friday, 19 June 2009

i-tees by Linda Ikeji

I told you all about my T.Shirt/Tops line...well, here it is. It's called i-tees by Linda Ikeji.

It's nothing fancy or exciting, just regular tees with inspirational words on them...that's what makes it different.

The aim really is to inspire people with positive words. I see a lot of t-shirts around, and I don't know about you but whenever I see anything written on a t-shirt someone's wearing, I read the inscription and half the time it's witty, funny, sometimes vulgar words.

It then occured to me that these tops can adequately serve as a medium to promote positivity and maybe, just maybe help people who are going through difficulties. Words are powerful...I'm sure most of you will agree with me.

I'm just hoping that words people read on these tees will make a tiny difference.

I've been selling it quietly since April but in all honesty, I think I've probably given out more than I've sold....lol. I haven't done any publicity, only people around me know I do this and there's a particular wholesale distributor that takes almost everything I make to go sell in his school before I get the opportunity to sell to individuals.

Anyway check out the i-tees and I'll tell you more about it...
These pictures were taken some months back...April I think...

"Whatever you think or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it" (A little typo on the top...not for sale :))

"You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it"

"Don't be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams"

"A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers"

"The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret"

"Good things come to good people...eventually"

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it"

"Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it"
We've made a few tops with these words...it's the most requested.
"Once you choose hope, anything is possible"

"Hope never abandons you, you abandon it"

"Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it!"

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"

With my lil sis and 2nd in command, Sandra :)
"You don't have to be a phenomenon to do phenomenal things"

"Limits are only as real as you allow them to become"

"Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means"

"You are not obligated to win, you are obligated to keep trying to do the best you can everyday"

Oteri, Damola, Sandra and Francis

I'm sure you can spot me here :). The one with the biggest head...lol Others are some of my models...from left Chantel, Sylvia and Jennifer

i-tees (Inspirational Tees) by Linda Ikeji (We are changing the logo)

The beauty about the i-tees is that no two words are repeated...except it's on special request...and even at that the words will come on a totally different design, colours, size etc. Our i-tees are one is one :) And we make from sizes 8 to 12. We are currently working to make the i-tees a bit more exciting, add more colours and fun to it...

Hopefully i-tees will be a popular brand in Naija one day...we are working very hard towards that...ok, maybe we are not working that hard right now...lol, but we will and hopefully someday it will reach a lot of people.
Anyway, the i-tees are sold for N2, 500 only. If you want it delivered to you anywhere in Lagos that's an additional N1, 000

I can't afford to get a store of my own right now, so I'm going to put my stuff in other people's stores for now...I've found a place in Surulere, I'm looking for places in Ikeja and Island, so people can just walk in there to get either the Indian Dream or the i-tees. As soon as I have that sorted out, I'll tell you where to go.

One day sha!...:)

Thanks for all the support, I really appreciate it.
God bless!

"I'm living my life like it's golden...I hope you do the same"


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  • At 19 June 2009 at 08:12 , Anonymous Mej Obada said...

    Good thinking, great product. Love the concepts and the photographs are cool. U're looking especially fly in "Good Thing" and "The Future". I go come collect my own from ur office 2 save on the 1K!! LOL. Congratulations on launching ur ethnic collection.

  • At 19 June 2009 at 09:11 , Blogger Whole Truths said...

    Hi Lin! Nice Shirts!I hope you heard the new GTBank Theme song by ASA? NO?! There's a link on my Blog! p.s. where do we get them shirts?

  • At 19 June 2009 at 09:47 , Anonymous michelle mildred agoh said...


  • At 19 June 2009 at 10:16 , Blogger ShonaVixen said...

    Love them!! Fab...job well done!!

  • At 19 June 2009 at 11:04 , Blogger AJ said...

    Well done, pleasantly surprised at the tees...very nice

  • At 19 June 2009 at 12:06 , Anonymous wienna said...

    Daaaaaaang...the male models are HOT! Especially the dark chocolate brother in braids wearing the red tee. What's his name? Send me PM via FB abeg.

  • At 19 June 2009 at 13:09 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i think it'd be cool if the sentences are not too long!something short n powerful

  • At 19 June 2009 at 14:24 , Blogger Sassy Trends said...

    Waoh... I'm drooling, love the black long ones that looks like an halter neck.

    Any number to call for deliveries?
    By the way, why don't you post in replies to your comments... me no like am o...


  • At 19 June 2009 at 14:35 , Blogger littleangel4christ said...

    Great Job!
    ...both u and ur sis.

  • At 19 June 2009 at 16:11 , Anonymous truth said...

    Nice nice nice! I'm impressed. Hopefully the creative concept of the tops and wordings placement will get better and better.

  • At 19 June 2009 at 19:09 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nice piece of work.

    But why only sizes 8-12??

    You don comot plenty market oh...

    That aside, I've always wondered... are you as expressive and outgoing in person as you are in your writings?

  • At 19 June 2009 at 20:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi, Linda
    Love the T-shirts but they would be nicer if you make the sentences shorter like anon 1.09pm said. Keep up the good work!!!!

  • At 19 June 2009 at 21:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    so....i have been meaning to ask....is oteri gay and single?

  • At 20 June 2009 at 04:43 , Blogger Ladybrille.com said...

    Awesome work!

    Inspirational indeed.

    You know I am thinking there is more power to your t-shirts than you realize. Imagine, most of Lagos and the rest of Naija walking around in your i-tees? We might solve a lot of problem and be very happy people? :) Nirvana :)


  • At 20 June 2009 at 10:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    great work miss ikeji. WELLDONE

  • At 20 June 2009 at 10:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    great work miss ikeji. WELLDONE

  • At 20 June 2009 at 11:03 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Honestly, i didn't expect the shirts to look like this, basically I'm blown away. I really like the colors, the writings on them, and the models are beautiful. It looks quality.

    All the words are very inspirational, but if there is a way to make them shorter, if not, it's still cool. i see myself rocking all of them.

    Linda, my birthday is coming up, and all i want is the chocolate model wrapped up, with him rocking his t-shirt, and just send him to me. I will e-mail my address to you. It might take couple of days, but i can wait.

  • At 20 June 2009 at 18:47 , Blogger Naughty Eyes said...

    Hmm... these are i-tees and the models are eye-tease!
    I just LOVE these tees. Fresh change from what I've been reading on other people's tees in a while...
    Maybe you should let your blog readers contribute their own original inspirational quotes and whichever you like gets to be printed on your tees? Make it a competition of sorts? Just a thought...
    PS: When the business expands, think kiddie sizes too. Big market there.

  • At 20 June 2009 at 19:50 , Blogger yankeenaijababe said...

    Wow lovely...I love them all. You should create a website or something for purchase...very lovely

  • At 20 June 2009 at 21:55 , Blogger Emilia said...

    Congrats and Good luck with your product it´s really nice
    All the best

  • At 21 June 2009 at 20:53 , Blogger StandTall-The Activist said...

    This is so inspiring; I love all the positive words. This makes a big difference and I must get one.
    Sending the interview questions 2mrw morning and I am glad your tee lines will be another thing to talk about, so more people can be aware and buy them.

  • At 22 June 2009 at 16:10 , Blogger Linda Ikeji said...

    @sassy trends, sorry about that. half the time i mean to reply to comments...but i either forget or another posts distracts me..u can call this no 016635848 for deliveries.

    @ladybrille...imagine most of naija wearing my tees...that would be so grand.

    @emilia, standtall, naughteyes, yankee and everyone else here, thanks, i really really appreciate u guys. thank u for finding time to drop comments. means a lot to me.

  • At 23 June 2009 at 14:42 , Blogger StandTall-The Activist said...

    You are welcome and I hope I will read from you soon

  • At 24 June 2009 at 13:27 , Blogger missjarola said...

    nyc one linda!
    kip being an inspiration!

  • At 25 June 2009 at 13:19 , Blogger Hawt said...

    lovely tees Linda,well done...but quite wordy too,y'know when it's short and catchy it draws attention more...you know as they say "less is more".

  • At 25 June 2009 at 15:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I beg to differ yes the messages are nice but the T shirt are poor quality production as in the words are printed with cheap ink and the T shirts look tacky ,work harder you will one day get there

  • At 25 June 2009 at 15:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I beg to differ poor and tacky products but the message is ok not inspirational at all, work harder one day you will be able to sell

  • At 25 June 2009 at 16:23 , Blogger Wise Sage said...

    i'm sooo in love with your i-tees (their words and designs both)how can i get me some ASAP.
    Please Holla back

  • At 25 June 2009 at 16:24 , Blogger Wise Sage said...

    Indian dreams? Qu'est que c'est?

  • At 3 July 2009 at 05:28 , Anonymous reader said...

    fantastic idea ! my only concern is that the quotes are not urs so by putting them on ur t'shirt u'll need permission or least quote the writer

    good job all the same

  • At 20 May 2015 at 15:10 , Anonymous Wale said...

    Really lovely, I love this idea, Linda you should revisit this. I miss this cool-headed inspirational Linda!

  • At 17 December 2015 at 13:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    linda i still dey here..lol.. abeg revive this business

  • At 27 November 2016 at 11:35 , Blogger Marya Damian said...

    Linda this made me cry....in 2009 i never knew anything about you but i thank God i did....the way you hustle inspires me.


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