A message from founder & owner, Katie:
My daughter, G, is really the brain-child behind Chase This Skirt. It started when she was only three and fairly obsessed with sparkly things.
I had started running in the summer of 2013 to get back into shape after having two kids.
The day before my fourth 5k, a three-year-old G took one look at my "flat runner" outfit and straight up told me it was boring. And she was totally right.
G stated that I needed to add some glitter and sparkle so that I could shine. We went to the fabric store and she picked out the sparkliest thing she could find.
Calling upon some dormant sewing skills, I managed to come up with this magnificent magenta creation:
During that race, people really took notice of my ensemble & began cheering which kept me running and moving forward. Magenta sparkles will turn heads! You didn't see much of that a few years ago.
I knew that G and I were on to something big. Sewing skirts for myself quickly turned into sewing skirts for friends, then friends of friends, then internet strangers!
Soon thereafter she told me that we should wear "sparkly things on our heads." G is a big fan of hearts - in fact she drew the heart that is on the back of the Chase This Skirt hem tags! She had me put a sparkly pink heart on a trucker hat and we both fell in love with it. I'm a sucker for a good pun, so this newfound ability to create hats turned into The Punny Hat - our brand of trucker hats!
Of course "sparkly things on our heads" also means headbands. And with our level of activity, we both needed something that wouldn't slip off of our heads. That's where SparkleBands come in. I created a velvet-lined headband with a small piece of elastic at the back. I wore it out for several runs and was impressed that it didn't move or slip! It even stayed on G's head - and she put it through the wringer! Almost literally.
Demand for these awesome skirts, headbands and trucker hats have turned a small home hobby into a growing business sourcing local Southern California materials, garment houses and talent.
We're always adding new ways to shine with a healthy collection of skirts, trucker hats and non-slip headbands.
G still gets final approval on my race outfits, often twinning me if she's running too.
In the early 2016, we launched a new brand DGSG to house Chase This Skirt while expanding into other athletic apparel for women and men. Our new line of tanks, leggings, visors and other workout gear continues to grow.
With DGSG and Chase This Skirt you not only get fun quality apparel, you also get me. That's right me, Katie. I'll be your online cheerleader, your in person cheerleader or sometimes quite literally a cheerleader if that's what the running costume requires!
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