1. Free shirts. DUH.
2. Creative outlet. The boyfriend decided to go the green way by providing paper bags for the shirts. But because we love DIY (and are both freelancers who can get rather bored AND crafty at random times of the day), we screen printed the paper bags ourselves.
It was backbreaking but rewarding work. And this leads me to the 3rd perk of dating an indie clothing artist…
3. Miscellaneous Freebies. Before we printed the paper bags, the boyfriend practiced on fabric. Specifically, on canvas that I purposely offered to him so that I can turn said canvas into a bag.
… which I actually ended up using as a pocket for a bag. Because I change my mind faster than you can say Black Bile*.