Alexis Magdeline -
Before I started my clothing company I had a different passion. Since I was a little girl I wanted to work with animals. I watched Steve Irwin, Jeff Corwin and the Kratt Brothers and I thought, that's it. That is what I want to do. Ok I was always shy so not so much the TV part but the way they spoke about the animals. The way the handled them without fear. How they educated everyone watching with all their knowledge and passion. I wanted to live that passion. I wanted to know animals like they knew animals. To love all creatures like they loved. I wanted to be an advocate. I had no idea what path that would take me on. I just dove head first into anything with Animals as the core. I quickly learned I was not cut out to be a vet and eventually stumbled on an internship opportunity. I poured my heart and soul into it. I eventually came out on top. and just as quickly fell on my face. It's a hard realization when you learn not everyone is in it for the same reasons. When your reality is spun and you get to see the dark side and all it's true colors, or lack there of. I didn't let it stop me. I knew I had a passion worth the pursuit. My trust in myself landed me a job working with sloths, penguins, toucans, tamarins, and so much more. I didn't let that fall define my life. I stood up for what I knew I was. I have had life hand me a few more surprises but I continue to push on. I never imagined myself designing clothes, but here I am and the best part I've done more for wildlife than I ever have before. In less than 5 years my company has donated over $50,000 to wildlife conservation. Keep perusing that passion. Keep believing in yourself even when you don't think there is any way you will ever overcome. There is a way. There is always a way. #believeinyourself #zoossavingspecies
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The Family -
It's a family affair!
I started Animals Anonymous for family and it continues with family. It began in my garage in 2015 and has expanded to an over 2,500 square foot warehouse. My Mother, Candance, is in charge of almost everything that keeps this place running. My father, Darrell, does a lot of artwork and helps with printing films and large projects. My older brother, Devin taught himself embroidery and has been perfecting it ever since. My younger brother, Corbin, is the real MVP (aka ink slinger) he prints up all the shirts for me but this requires more than just printing, it is burning screens, mixing inks, and lining up images. We also have some amazing people like Thomas who helps run the 6 head machine and is the secret key to al your amazing embroidery color matches (I can not take any of that credit). And Mindy who has taken over stickers for me and even makes all the amazing Sketch collection stickers.
This is the reason Animals Anonymous continues to move forward, Family.
We have amazing people who see this company as more than just a shirt warehouse. They come to work happy and excited and they make this business better than I could of ever dreamed. I owe a lot of my success to them and am forever in their debt.