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New Hats and Patches in the Store!

December 2, 2013

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Ok guise: we’ve been working on this for a long time now, and we’re really excited to share it with you! Now presenting: the Eatyourkimchi Winter Hat Line and Adorable Pin-On Patches…*echo echo echo* So before you check out the store, we wanted to show you guise the process of how we make our hats and patches. Soo Zee has been documenting our local Korean manufacturers…who might I add, are adorable. We want to clearly let you know that all our clothing is made from local Korean manufacturers. We want to support and create ethically made clothing, and so we do not use any companies that outsources their work to factories in China, Bangladesh, or Thailand. It’s impossible for us to know what is going on in a factory that we can’t visit, and despite the cheaper costs that come with outsourcing, I hope you can all understand why we won’t support it.

The Pin-On Patches

So with the patches Martina sketched the designs on paper (she looked like a cute five year old in deep concentration with a colouring book) and then Soo Zee scanned them into the computer and used Illustrator to make them into vector files. Afterwards Soo Zee sent the designs to our local patch makers to discuss anything we needed to change. Sometimes the colour we wanted was not available or a small detail wouldn’t turn up properly so we had to simplify the designs to make them clearer. The patches are thick, super colourful, and have a strong safety pin glued on the back so you can pin them anywhere! We’re working on more designs, so we’ll keep you updated whenever we add something new.

Beanie Bunny

For our hats, we first had to make sample hats to see how they fit. We’re working on two hats, one is the Bowler Cat Hat and the other is the Bunny Beanie. You might have seen Martina wearing a black Bunny Beanie in some of our videos lately. That was our test hat to see how it dealt with everyday wear. We were really happy with it, it didn’t lose shape or stretch out or anything, so we placed the order to have 5 different EYK Crew colours made: Martina Hot Pink, Soo Zee Purple, Spudgy White, Meemer Black, and Simon Chocolate Brown. It could be Leigh Chocolate Brown too!!!

So all the hats are hand sewn in Korea at our local Korean hat manufacture so that’s why we have to put our hats on pre-order. Since it’s not coming from a machine, it takes time for them to sew everything. We’ve included some lovely little details on the Bunny Beanies: a Spudgy, Meemers, or EYK tag on the back which was designed by Soo Zee. And on the inside of the hat is our “Made in Korea, Love the Eatyourkimchi Nasty Studio” tag. If you can’t tell, we love adding little personal details. :D

Bowler Cat Hat

As for the Bowler Cat Hat, we had one custom moulded and you might have seen Martina (and Spudgy…hahah on Instagram) wearing a black Bowler Cat Hat with a ribbon on it! The hats themselves are all ready but we picked out 5 different ribbon details to add to each hat: Black with Pink, Black with Green, Bubblegum Pink with Black, Spudgy Blue with White Polka Dots, and Martina Pink with White Polka Dots. Since they are all delicately folded and hand glued onto each hat, it’s taking some time, but these hats are really high quality, can be worn anytime during the year, and I cannot WAIT to seem! Freaking out!

Pre-Orders Are Available

So for now, they Bunny Beanies and the Pin-on Patches are available in the shop for pre-order now. Please note: they’re on preorder, and won’t be shipped out right away. It’s going to take around two weeks for the hats to arrive. Once we get them in our hands, we’ll start shipping them out RIGHT AWAY. If you’re going to wait to buy them till when we get them, please be warned, we will ship out in the order that people placed their orders, so pre-orders get first priority! I hope we can get the hats in your hands by Christmas!

Express Shipping

If you’d like express shipping, please send us an email with the subject line “EXPRESS SHIPPING” and include your order number so we can let you know the price. We’ll be using EMS to express ship and the package will be trackable, but the price changes based on each country.

Yeah! So we really hope you like these hats and patches. We’ve been working on them for so long and put a lot of love into them, and they’re items that we want to wear ourselves. We don’t want to just sell a boring hat that you can buy anywhere. We want our love for design and our passion for fashion to show in our work. Martina’s creative juice is always flowing. She’s happily doodling away working on Korean food patches now, so if you have any suggestions for an EYK character you want to see or something else, let us know!

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  1. Which patches do the beanie + patch combo come with? Or is it a surprise?

    2 years ago
  2. I really, reallllly want to know how old Soozee and Leigh are!!!!! RREEEAAAALLLY BAD~~~~~!!!!!

    2 years ago
  3. These are so cute!! I’m waiting to see if my friend wants anything, and then just combine the shipping here! I’m so excited to place my first order!! ^.^

    2 years ago
  4. daum, that patch shop guy was sooo cute~!

    2 years ago
  5. JUST BOUGHT the pink hat with prince meemers PIN YAYYYYYYY!!

    2 years ago
  6. Things that would be cool, if someone took the Spudgy White hat and dyed a blue streak down the middle of it. XD

    2 years ago
  7. No Man-ho T-shirts? Ok no XD

    2 years ago
  8. Simon and Martina (or Soozee~)
    I have a question about the hats…. How well do you think they would fit/work with a pony tail/bun? That’s how I wear my hair over half of the time but I need a hat… and those hats are ADORBSS~

    thankkksssssss (if I can afford it.. I might just get one anyway and wear it when my hair is down/braids/low pigtails. ^^ )

    2 years ago
  9. When do you think you’ll have the bowler cat hats up? I want to buy everything together.

    2 years ago
  10. Also, that Martina cupcake looks like it was inspired by the fanart I drew with all you guys as cupcakes. Especially the hair. ^^ *forever delusional* xD

    2 years ago
  11. the new hats remind me of azumanga daioh’s father hats.

    2 years ago
  12. I really like all the new merch – so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!
    But I was wondering how securely those pins are glued to the patches? Would it wreck the patch to take off the pin and so that I could then just sew the patch on to something like a backpack? judo gi? jean jacket? y’know? Come to think of it Martina, if you have a gi (karate gi or judo gi), wouldn’t it be adorable to cover it in these patches? (eyes totally sparkling at the awesomeness of cutie killer Martina in a pink patch-covered gi!)

    2 years ago
  13. I love the bowler hat. Just a suggestion: I love your prints but I just don’t wear t-shirts. You guys should consider making them prints on canvas or something. I would totally buy the soy un dorito one and hang it up on my wall!

    2 years ago
    • That would be AWESOME! 0^0 I would certainly buy the posters to decorate my room!

      2 years ago
    • oh heck yes, stickers would be very awesome.

      2 years ago
    • Bags maybe then? Although I have no clue how well tote bags sell.

      2 years ago
    • Who doesn’t like stickers? I think you would sell out in a day if you had stickers even half as cute as these designs. Great job!

      2 years ago
  14. are you going to make more patches designs soon? I want to order some, I loved them but if you’re going to have more designs maybe I should wait to order??

    2 years ago
  15. Hi Simon and Martina,

    I really really love this Winter series! I would love to wear them in the winter. However, I will be in Korea with a group of friends for a month (from mid dec to mid Jan)! So we were wondering if we could place our orders in advanced and collect it from the EYK studio instead?

    That would be really great and you guys need not ship it back out to our home country when we are all in the same country!

    2 years ago
  16. I respect you guys so much for using local manufacturers. Ever since i heard about the accident where one of those factorys that you mentioned, collapsed, and hearing that the people there produced the most common brands that i wear almost every day and that they do it in so horrible conditions, made me so horrified that i feel guilty every time i shop in one of those stores. It makes me slightly happier that you aknowledge this, i hope more people realize it. .-.

    2 years ago
    • It’s something we take seriously, which is why some of our products take so long to put out, and why some products that we had plans for never see the light of day.

      2 years ago
      • I think it’s great too, as in school a while back we watched a video called “Santa’s Workshop – Inside China’s Slave Labour Toy Factories”. It shows the awful conditions that workers work in. Go EYK for supporting fair working conditions! Can’t wait to get the hats! ^v^ *Fluttershy squee*

        2 years ago
  17. sat hamples, hehehe

    2 years ago
  18. Ermahgawd, so many cute things that I want! I’m worried about paying custom taxes..not sure how much that will be! If you didn’t notice, Schipol is strict! ha.

    2 years ago
  19. i totally need to get a patch!!
    aaaww the patch shop guy!! how cute!!
    and the hat shop guy was shy too!!! aaaww!!!

    2 years ago
  20. Oh gosh, I was grinning the whole time while Soo Zee was singing to g.o.d’s “Friday Night” lol
    And oh yes, that patch shop guy is hella cute!
    I also ship Soo Zee & patch shop guy *giggles*

    2 years ago
    • I was half paying attention and was like “that song…. friday niiight…. wait….” *runs to itunes* OMG! She’s singing G.O.D! This makes me feel kind-of old, I don’t think there are many GOD Nasties here.

      2 years ago
  21. I looked at the patches in the EYK store and you have so many choices to put on the beanie! But I wonder what the ‘Soy Un Dorito’ patch looks like. Anyway I can’t wait for the bowler hats! I NEED AN EYK BOWLER HAT WITH CUTE EARS! Then I can be as cute as Martina and Prince Meemers. :3

    2 years ago
  22. SOOOOZEEEEEE

    2 years ago
  23. :O They all look so adorable! Too many to choose from, and then there will also be the bowler hats…

    2 years ago
  24. SOOOOZEEEEEEEE!!!!!

    2 years ago
  25. Ahhhh I want the small patch set but the shipping is yikes! :/ Maybe when I’m less broke.. :(( They look super cute though!!

    2 years ago
  26. Is it wrong that I totally ship Soo Zee and the Patch Shop Guy?

    2 years ago
  27. ugly sobbing cos i dont have a credit card ;A;

    2 years ago
  28. I feel like you should make the chocolate brown Leigh’s colour, re-dye Simon’s hair red and then make a Simon Fiery Red coloured beanie. Definitely not just saying this cause my favourite colour is red…. *shifty eyes*

    2 years ago
    • I was thinking the same thing, actually lol. But it’s probably more expensive to have 5 colors on order than 6? I have no idea tho~~~

      2 years ago
  29. I already have a similar black beanie, but that one isn’t EYK certificated of course and we can’t have that so this is the perfect opportunity to get me a fiercely pink one and wear it with pride bwahahah!^^

    2 years ago
  30. But my birthday just past ;_; (my friend bought me a Viva la Spudgy shirt and i wear it all the time!) I totally want one of these hats, they’ll be so cute!

    2 years ago
  31. While I want everything, I’m most excited for the bowler cat hat. I can just feel the embarrassment of my friends around me as I wear it around (looking FABULOUS, obviously). Now I must return to writing this paper, but I am very glad I check EYK. It’s giving me the strength to get through the semester!<345

    2 years ago
  32. Hahahah! The shop owners are so shy…XD

    2 years ago
  33. Soo Zee, you are so adorable. I’m gonna have to rewatch this later so I can hear everything since I’m not on my computer right now. And thanks for showing us the behind the scenes stuff and keeping us in the loop when it comes to this sort of thing And also major thanks to the two companies for letting Soo Zee shoot inside there. And when I get a job, I’m getting all of it and wearing it around, I don’t care what anyone says!

    2 years ago
  34. *sigh* Nothing that suits my taste.
    /runfile: sadface

    2 years ago
  35. So cool! Thank you for your hard work! And I’m diggin’ the SooZee vlog :)

    2 years ago
  36. Aww, SooZee is so adorable~! ^ 3^ Hopefully I can buy some. :D

    2 years ago
  37. SM!! can i came and pick it up from u if i wanna buy it??????

    2 years ago
    • Not…yet. Our studio isn’t made for drop ins, because of the stairwell and the gate, and because we don’t have a cash register here, but we might…one day…soon…have something else available :D

      2 years ago
      • you know what? i had a dream last night that i was in an eatyourkimchi store and it was so cool and you had a promo going on with ‘mystery boxes’ (???) and t-ara was also in the store playing hopscotch while you film them (◕‿◕✿)

        2 years ago
      • then can i buy it online and just meet u instead of u sending it to me? i also have stuff to give to u^^

        2 years ago
        • I agree it would be a hassle for you to mail something when we are already close. Can we just pay on line and then pick them up outside the studio?

          2 years ago
        • The problem is that we tried doing that before, but matching up people’s schedules is very difficult. Soo Zee had to wait for a couple of hours because the person was running late, and she really has so many things to do that she can’t sit outside forever, you know? Along with the hassle that will come with trying to sync up a schedule, all of the emails that go “How about this Friday?” “I’m out of the city this Friday, how about Saturday?” “I’m not in the studio on Saturday,” “Ok how about Monday?” “Monday I have three meetings,” etc, it’s just a lot of planning and time that we just don’t have at the moment, you know?

          Shipping things in Korea is quick and fast, and arrives in a day or two after shipping, and is just a lot easier for Soo Zee and our packaging guy to organize.

          I can say, though, that we are trying to get a physical location for our stuff, something offline. We’ve really wanted to be able to do so, and we’ve been looking into it, and we’re getting closer to a solution. Soon, hopefully! Soon.

          2 years ago
  38. omg awesome ! I hope I can get some !

    2 years ago
  39. was waiting for them for so long!!! yay!!!

    2 years ago
  40. i was waiting for them for so long!!!!!!!!!!!><

    2 years ago