Earth Sun Moon Trading Company: Nature Themed Giftware Apparel with Messages for Nature Lovers

by DerdriuMarriner

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company designs and manufactures hats and tops (sweatshirts, t-shirts) with messages for nature lovers.

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company’s enticing motto asserts: “T shirts for Nature Lovers, by Nature Lovers.”

Nathan Depew founded his nature-themed apparel company in 1996 in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Established as a borough in southeastern Mercer County in northwestern Pennsylvania in 1883, Grove City is located about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City,” Pittsburgh. At the 2010 census, Grove City’s population was tallied at 8,322.

In addition to Earth Sun Moon Trading Company, Grove City is home to:
• Grove City College, established in 1876, as a non-denominational Christian liberal arts college based on faith and freedom;
• Grove City Premium Outlets, one of the largest outlet malls in the United States, with 130 stores, and with customers from all over the United States and Canada; with a few exceptions, wearing apparel generally is nontaxable in Pennsylvania.

A convert to Catholicism, Nathan also is a Trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Steubenville, southeastern Ohio, and credits the teachings of Pope John Paul II (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) as influencing his commitment to modeling human dignity in the workplace.

The four-fold caring mission statement of Earth Sun Moon Trading Company emphasizes goodness:
1. goodness toward customers;
2. goodness toward fellow employees, business associates, and the community;
3. goodness in design and production of products, all done in Grove City; and
4. goodness to the earth via:
• recycling,
• reduction of consumption of natural resources, and
• suppliers, such as for blank apparels, from reputable companies esteemed for their commitment to fair trade and environmentally sustainable business practices, as exemplified by Montreal, Canada's Gildan Activewear.

view of Grove City's business district, located about 0.3 miles (0.4 km) south of Earth Sun Moon Trading Company

Looking northward on South Main Street; Guthrie Theater, 232 South Broad Street, built in 1927.
Looking northward on South Main Street; Guthrie Theater, 232 South Broad Street, built in 1927.

 

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company produces a popular "Advice From" product line which features captivating images with smile-invoking captions. The top six slots in ESM's bestseller list are filled with "Advice From" products:

  • Advice From A Cat,
  • Advice From A Dog,
  • Advice From A Garden,
  • Advice From A Horse,
  • Advice From A Ladybug, and
  • Advice From An Eagle.

 

New Advice from a Cat: "Be frisky | Pounce on possibilities | Enjoy the night life | Always land on your feet | Stretch often | Delight in the simple joy of a long nap | Create your purr-fect day."

Heather Sapphire t-shirt
cat-themed t-shirt

"New Advice from a Cat" is a new design of an early product, "Advice from a Cat," which placed the advice beneath the cat's image.

  • The "Advice from a Cat" version is available via Amazon on hats and sweatshirts.

 

In "New Advice from a Cat" the advice is incorporated into the cat's coloring and outline.

 

As a cat lover, I respect the joy and wisdom with which my Maine coon cat, Augusta "Gusty" Sunshine, lives her life, moment to moment.

 

The catly advice crafted by Earth Sun Moon Trading Company exemplifies Gusty's outlook and way of being:

"Be frisky | Pounce on possibilities | Enjoy the night life | Always land on your feet | Stretch often | Delight in the simple joy of a long nap | Create your purr-fect day."

 

Advice from a Cat: Light Blue cotton-blend hat

caption: Stretch often - Enjoy the night life - Pounce on possibilities - Be frisky!
cat-themed hat

Advice from a Cat: Natural-colored cotton-blend sweatshirt

cat-themed sweatshirt

Time spent with a cat is time well spent. "New Advice from a Cat" captures the essence of feline companionship and jostles my memory of endless vignettes of charming moments in which Gusty has nudged all who know her to appreciate our environment. 

"New Advice from a Cat" also epitomizes feline allure with its elegant, graceful design and eloquent verses.

I will wear this t-shirt happily at home and away, knowing that its casual chicness pairs beautifully with an array of skirts (especially jean skirts and sunny wrap skirts), shorts, and slacks.

 

Advice from a Dog: "Be loyal / Delight in the simple joys of a long walk / Unleash your talents / Hide your favorite snack / Make new friends / Learn new tricks, no matter your age / When a loved one comes home, always run to greet them."

Dark Chocolate short sleeve, crew neck t-shirt
dog-themed t-shirt

Advice from a Dog: Dark Chocolate cotton-blend sweatshirt

dog-themed sweatshirt

 

"Advice from a Dog" perfectly presents the faithful exuberance evinced in canine dispositions. The natural loving and caring nature which canine pets want to express lifts the spirits of all who know them.

 

I have wonderful memories of my paternal uncle's sensitive Labrador retriever, Clinker, and also of lost dogs which my nature-whispering father rescued and reunited with their worried families.

 

For those who appreciate canine gifts, Earth Sun Moon's advice is a believable representation of the excited barkings and tail-waggings with which dogs greet their human family: 

"Be loyal / Delight in the simple joys of a long walk / Unleash your talents / Hide your favorite snack / Make new friends / Learn new tricks, no matter your age / When a loved one comes home, always run to greet them."

 

"Advice from a Dog" is available via Amazon in a trio of formats: hats, sweatshirts, and t-shirts. 

Advice from a Dog: Putty-colored cotton twill hatt

caption: Be loyal - Unleash your talents - Make new friends - Learn new tricks!
dog-themed cap

New Advice from a Dog: Heather Indigo cotton t-shirt

dog-themed t-shirt

 

 

 

Available in t-shirts, "New Advice from a Dog" colors and shapes the dog's image with the heart-warming words, as a form of concrete, or visual, poetry in fabric.

 

Whatever the weather, dogs are always eager for exploratory rambles outdoors.

  • This canine apparel is a must-have for dog lovers: sweatshirts in windy coolness; t-shirts in warm sunshine.
  • Add gusto to a welcome walk around the block or in the park by topping the t-shirt or sweatshirt with the themed, putty-colored cap.

Dog-themed clothing is at its best in the casual stylishness of these ESM products. I enjoy donning the sweatshirts and t-shirts to pair with favorite pajama-style pants at home or switching to patterned jeans for outdoors. In cooler weather, the sweatshirt nicely tops favorite pairs of corduroy slacks.

I also appreciate the smiles which "Advice from a Dog" elicits in friends and passers-by. Exactly like cuddly puppies, this product is a real ice-breaker.

 

Advice from a Horse: "Take life's hurdles in stride / Loosen the reins / Be free spirited / Keep the burrs from under your saddle / Carry your friends when they need it / Keep stable / Spur yourself on to greatness."

Burgundy short sleeve, crew neck t-shirt
horse-themed t-shirt

 

The majesty of a horse running free is an unforgettable sight. Equine intelligence and loyalty are legendary.

  • To be parted from a horse is heart-breaking.
  • To be remembered by a horse after a separation of years is beyond heart-warming.

 

My father was a horse-whisperer. I inherited my love of horses from him. My rapport with horses, which is a shadow of my father's gifts, nevertheless sustains me, along with all interactions with nature.

Among the unforgettable horses in my life, Bullseye stands tall as a charmer whose friendly neighs curled through thick mists to guide me to him as he, with impatient patience, gently stomped the ground and whisked his tail, in awaiting brushings of mane and coat, followed by peppermint treats.

Advice from a Horse: Burgundy cotton twill hat

caption: Take life's hurdles in stride - Be free spirited - Keep stable - Spur yourself on to greatness.
horse-themed hat

To be befriended by a horse is to know that freedom is as boundless as the wind. Horses know how to balance the closeness of friendship with the expansiveness of an independent spirit.

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company's "Advice from a Horse" honors the great spirit of this magnificent friend:

"Take life's hurdles in stride / Loosen the reins / Be free spirited / Keep the burrs from under your saddle / Carry your friends when they need it / Keep stable / Spur yourself on to greatness."

For me, "Advice from a Horse" apparel -- hat and t-shirts -- prettify all pairings, whether skirts, shorts, or slacks. Indoors or outdoors, an ensemble with this apparel whispers casual elegance.

 

Advice from the Night Sky: "See the big picture | Be a star | Keep looking up | Don't be afraid of the dark | Stay full of wonder | Expand your horizons | Turn off the lights!"

Navy Blue cotton t-shirt
star-themed t-shirts

 

The night sky invokes awe and wonder in those who take the time to glance upward.

Since childhood, I have been fascinated with astronomy. My siblings and I loved twilight as a harbinger of imminent skygazing. We saw all we could see with our natural vision, and then we excitedly took our turns seeing even more through my father's telescope. Every visual journey into distant space was enlightening, intriguing, and unique.

 

The night sky encourages learning by imparting mysteries. All scales of greatness and magnitude pale before the vastness of space.

 

"Advice from the Night Sky" evokes the magnificent messages which are communicated via the twinkling stars and sparkling planets, such as Venus, as they light up the darkness with the powerful velocity of light:

"See the big picture | Be a star | Keep looking up | Don't be afraid of the dark | Stay full of wonder | Expand your horizons | Turn off the lights!"

 

"Advice from the Night Sky" is available as: hats, sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, and t-shirts. 

  • In its styling as a hat, "Advice from the Night Sky" is made to glow in the dark.

 

 

Of all the products in Earth Sun Moon Trading Company's "Advice From" line, "Advice from the Night Sky" is my favorite. The design and coloring are exquisite in the perfection with which they compellingly convey the grandeur of the great beyond.

"Advice from the Night Sky" is a visual masterpiece which I intend to wear and care for as a piece of timeless art.

 

Advice from the Night Sky: Navy Blue hooded cotton-blend sweatshirt

star-themed hoodie

Advice from the Night Sky: Navy Blue cotton-blend sweatshirt

star-themed sweatshirt

Advice from the Night Sky: Navy blue cotton-blend hat ~ Glows in the dark!

caption: "See the big picture / Be a star / Keep looking up / Turn off the lights!"
star-themed hat

Advice from an Otter: "Take time to play | Keep your whiskers clean | Cherish clean water | Be spontaneous | Stay active | Don't be afraid to get your feet wet | Be otterly amazing!"

Light Blue cotton t-shirt
otter-themed t-shirt

Members of the weasel family, Mustelidae, otters enchant with their playful love of water, which they exhibit through joyous splashings.

Otters epitomize grace and sleekness.

  • To come across North American river otters (Lontra canadensis) in the wild is an unforgettable experience. They turn sandy paths into water slides as they happily glide into their favorite element, water.
  • To come across sea otters (Enhydra lutris) in the marine environment as they chaperone pups or float serenely on their backs is a memorable experience. Their agility in water affirms the harmony of their physique with marine habitats.

 

The most inspiring takeaway which I cherish after encounters with otters is the amazing perfection of their graceful glidings in water. Earth Sun Moon Trading Company expresses perfectly the utter amazement of otters in their watery habitats with heart-warming verses in "Advice from an Otter":

"Take time to play | Keep your whiskers clean | Cherish clean water | Be spontaneous | Stay active | Don't be afraid to get your feet wet | Be otterly amazing!"

  

Advice from an Otter: Light Blue cotton-blend hat

caption: "Take time for play / Cherish clean water / Stay active / Be otterly amazing!"
otter-themed hat

Advice from an Otter: Light Blue cotton-blend sweatshirt

otter-themed sweatshirt

A first glance at an otter may lead to the erroneous assumption of drabness of coloring and, therefore, fail to appreciate the sparkling sleekness with which they shine in the world of water.

  • Close encounters reveal intelligent, lively eyes and charismatic, confident personalities.
  • Otters are utterly amazing!

 

Wearing "Advice from an Otter" apparel reminds me that playfulness emerges even from seemingly unassuming exteriors and encourages me to appreciate and create carefully carefree moments, moment by moment, throughout each day.

"Advice from an Otter" apparel pairs especially well with casual attire, to which it contributes "otterly" unique chicness and comfort.

 

"Advice from an Otter: “I got this fantastic t-shirt from the Earth Sun Moon Trading Company – and just wanted to share it. I love the otter sentiments and his zeal for living!”

Uploaded to YouTube on June 21, 2011, by Michael Walker ~ URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj4knPf_x2s

Conclusion: Celebrate nature through the natural goodness of nature-themed apparel created and produced by nature-lovers for nature-lovers

 

Earth Sun Moon Trading Company is committed to goodness throughout their company culture, from the microcosm of interactions between employees to the macrocosm of the world outside their doorstep.

The company expresses their benevolent commitment through their products, which are identified as "for nature lovers by nature lovers."

For those who buy and wear the giftware apparel produced by Earth Sun Moon, the feeling of goodness is felt in the quality of the products, in their careful design and production. 

Earth Sun Moon amplify the best feelings in customers by offering products which promote feeling good in one's skin by way of feeling good in one's clothing.

Charming, punning, quirky captions with heart-warming images encourage genuine smiles and the good feelings which nature -- its fauna, its flora, its landscapes and waterscapes -- engenders.

Through a chain of goodness, starting with employees and continuing finally to customers, Earth Sun Moon Trading Company accomplishes its four-fold mission.

 

"Advice From a Waterfall.wmv: Earth Sun Moon artist Matt Cahill gives us a sneak peek into the 2-week process of creating the art for our upcoming new T-shirt ‘Advice From a Waterfall.’”

Uploaded to YouTube on January 14, 2011 by Ink Pixi ~ URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYJEjyKxcwo

Acknowledgment

 

My special thanks to:

  • Talented artists and photographers/concerned organizations who make their fine images available on the Internet;
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for superior on-campus and on-line resources.

 

the end which is also the beginning
the end which is also the beginning

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Me and my purrfectly purrfect Maine coon kittycat, Augusta "Gusty" Sunshine

Gusty and I thank you for reading this article and hope that our product selection interests you; Gusty Gus receives favorite treats from my commissions.
DerdriuMarriner, All Rights Reserved
DerdriuMarriner, All Rights Reserved
Updated: 08/19/2014, DerdriuMarriner
 
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