The sweater—decorated with an array of patches to represent golf courses she had visited and played during her lifetime—was a symbol of Grandma Betty's adventures, and each patch was a badge of her accomplishments. And… EUREKA! Gutzy Gear was born!
Inspired by Grandma Betty's keepsake and determined to translate the concept for kids, Lauren and Wendy embarked on a three-year journey to create a product that would allow children to literally "wear their heart on their sleeve" and express their unique personalities, hobbies and passions.
With a collection of hundreds of patches (aka "Gutzies") to choose from, Gutzy Gear encourages kids to trade with each other and, in the process, build lasting friendships rooted in positive themes and high self-esteem. For founders Wendy and Lauren, giving kids the "Gutz" to express themselves isn't just their company motto, it's the way they live their lives.
SINCE BREA STARTED KINDERGARTEN I KNEW SHE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOME GUTZY GEAR TO DECORATE HER BACK PACK STRAPS WITH. BREA WAS SO HAPPY ABOUT THE GUTZY GEAR WHEN IT CAME. BREA ASKED ME IF SHE COULD SHARE THEM WITH HER CLASS INSTEAD OF HAVING A GUTZY GEAR PARTY SO I ASKED HER TEACHER ABOUT IT. SHE SAID YES I THINK THE CLASS WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A GUTZY GEAR PARTY. BREA'S CLASS ENJOYED HAVING A GUTZY GEAR PARTY. ALL OF BREA'S CLASS MATES WERE SO HAPPY AND ENJOYED MAKING THERE BACK PACK STRAPS WITH THERE OWN PERSONAL TOUCH. I REALLY THINK THE GUTZY GEAR IS SO NEAT. BREA LOVES HER GUTZY GEAR. HEAD OVER AND CHECK OUT ALL OF THE AWESOME GUTZY GEAR. I LOVE HOW THEY HAVE PADDING ON THE STRAPS AS WELL AS ALL OF THE CUTE PATCH DESIGNS TOO.
HERE IS BREA MAKING HER GUTZY GEAR STRAPS.
HERE IS ME'ANA WEARING HER BACK PACK WITH HER GUTZY GEAR TOO.
DISCLAIMER: I WAS GIVEN SAMPLE PRODUCTS TO TRY OUT. I WASNT COMPENSATED IN ANY OTHER WAY FOR THIS REVIEW. THESE ARE ALL MY OWN OPINIONS.