ADULT APPAREL

BFLO WINS by Edreys Wajed - Step Out Buffalo x Artists Merch 

YOUTH APPAREL

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ACCESSORIES

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Step Out Buffalo x Artists Merch

Step Out Buffalo & WNY Artists are teaming up to bring you a new limited edition, Buffalo-born design benefiting a different local charity each month.

September’s collaboration features Western New York artist Edreys Wajed, a partner of Eat Off Art, a multi-dimensional agency, platform and affirmation all-in-one, providing transformative experiences through creativity and art. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, seven of whom he painted with his unique style and use of line. Additionally, Edreys is an Artist of the Year finalist for the 2020 Spark Awards.

Our September design, titled “BFLO WINS” is a derivation of the LOVE WINS phrase that Eat Off Art has been showcasing on apparel for some time now. 

As lifetime residents and natives of Buffalo, we’ve constantly endured all of the jokes and puns particularly surrounding the notion that our professional sport teams have yet to close the deal on a championship, despite being so close for decades. We determined that there are two words that unanimously light the city ablaze without fail on game days and that’s “Buffalo Wins.”

The crown represents the city’s moniker of being the “Queen City.” There are 17 tally marks representing 17 counties. The lighting bolt represents electricity or The City of Light. The design’s finishing touch features the longitude and latitude of Buffalo. 

BFLO WINS” is featured on a variety of apparel and accessories including adult t-shirts, tank tops, long sleeves, crewnecks, and hoodies as well as youth and baby items for the entire month of September. Accessories include face masks and jumbo tote bags.

This month a portion of each and every item sold will benefit The International Institute of Buffalo, an organization that has worked to integrate foreign born Western New Yorkers since 1918. Their mission is to make Western New York a better place for, and because of, refugees and immigrants. They welcome, connect and empower the foreign born, and encourage the region’s support for different cultures by providing direct services to survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence; recently arrived refugees; and WNY’s growing immigrant community. 

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Remember, you have just one month to get these limited edition designs, so don’t forget to place your orders by September 30, 2020.

Profits from the September merch campaign will be split evenly between our charity of the month, The International Institute of Buffalo; this month’s designer, Edreys Wajed; and Step Out Buffalo, the small local business behind the project. All merch sold will be printed by local printer Covered Wagon Promotions in Lancaster, NY. Check out our “Local Pickup & Shipping” section below to read about what’s new this month thanks to our local printer!

Don’t forget to post photos of your new gear as soon as you get it and tag @stepoutbuffalo, @edreys, @iibuff and #stepoutbuffaloXartists!

 

ABOUT THE DESIGN  |  “BFLO WINS”

The phrase Buffalo (BFLO) Wins is a derivation of the LOVE WINS phrase that we’ve been using on our apparel for some time now.

As lifetime residents and natives of Buffalo, we’ve constantly endured all of the jokes and puns particularly surrounding the notion that our professional sport teams have yet to close the deal on a championship, despite being so close for decades. We determined that there are two words that unanimously light the city ablaze without fail on game days and that’s “Buffalo Wins.”

The crown represents the city’s moniker of being the “Queen City.” There are 17 tally marks representing 17 counties. The lighting bolt represents electricity or The City of Light. The design’s finishing touch features the longitude and latitude of Buffalo. 

 

ARTIST BIO  |  EDREYS WAJED

Edreys Wajed is a partner of Eat Off Art. Eat Off Art is a multi-dimensional agency, platform and affirmation all-in-one, providing transformative experiences through creativity and art. Eat Off Art began as a mantra to counter the adage of the “starving artist.” 

Edreys is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship.

From touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, to writing a play based off of his poetry; Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, seven of whom he painted with his unique style and use of line. Additionally, Edreys is an Artist of the Year finalist for the 2020 Spark Awards. 

 “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys.

Visit Edreys.com for more info and follow Edreys Wajed on Instagram @edreys and Facebook.

EatOffArt@gmail.com | www | IG | FB | YouTube

September Artist Edreys Wajed / Photo x Alexa Joan Wajed

 

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUFFALO

The International Institute of Buffalo has worked to integrate foreign born Western New Yorkers since 1918. Our mission is to make Western New York a better place for, and because of, refugees and immigrants. We welcome, connect and empower the foreign born, and encourage the region’s support for different cultures. We provide direct services to survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence; recently arrived refugees; and our growing immigrant community. We build bridges across our community with our professional interpreting and translation services and our education and cultural competency programs. Our vision is an inclusive multicultural Western New York that embraces all people.

Visit iibuffalo.org for more info and follow The International Institute of Buffalo on Instagram @iibuff and Facebook.

International Institute Building – Buffalo, NY

 

ABOUT STEP OUT BUFFALO

StepOutBuffalo.com is a local website based in Western New York that informs people on the latest and greatest happenings in the area. We’re a popular and ever-growing resource for people all over the region, as well as a small, locally owned and operated business. Follow us on Instagram @stepoutbuffalo, Twitter @stepoutbflo, Facebook (Step Out Buffalo) and Tik Tok @stepoutbuffalo.

 

LOCAL PICKUP & SHIPPING

  • New – Local Pickup – Now that we are working with local printer Covered Wagon Promotions, customers have the option to pick up your order locally. Local pickup is available at Covered Wagon Promotions located at 505 Erie Street, Suite E, Lancaster, NY on Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4 pm.
  • Shipping – Your order will ship in 3 – 7 days from Lancaster, NY.

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