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Looking for the Helpers: Teen creates Earth-inspired clothing line, donates proceeds to local nonprofits

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As our area is faced with ongoing changes due to the pandemic, we are bringing stories of people doing good in the community during a time of uncertainty.

Help us look for the helpers!

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.


Know of any other helpers making a difference during these trying times? Send Alys an email and let her know!

Lifestyle / Money and Business / Santa Barbara - South County / Video / What's Right
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Alys Martinez

Alys Martinez is a reporter and anchor at NewsChannel 3-12. To learn more about Alys, click here.

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