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Local Teen Starts Own Clothing Line During Pandemic
Reese Large is a junior high school entrepreneur in Santa Barbara who launched her own apparel company during the pandemic.
It's called 'Real Life,' and is an earth-inspired line of hoodies, sweatshirts and T-shirts.
Profits from each design are donated to a nonprofit organization.
"I created 'Real Life' during COVID because I missed doing things in real life," Large said. "I wanted to make an impact. I also wanted more teen and tween clothing options."
So far, Large has donated $650 to Project Aware and the American Eagle Foundation. She is also collaborating with the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.
For more information or to make a contribution, visit www.wearreallife.com.
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