Apparently my mania for adorning my suitcase is unstoppable. I’ve added little, personal, “de-merit” badges to the cover to complement my “destination” souvenirs:
The three small circular badges running across the center of the picture represent (left to right): storms at sea; rum in cocoa afterward (incredible!); and snow, glorious snow — three totems of my favorite travel experiences.
These quirky badges are from Demeritwear. I love the clarity of their designs, and the quality is also really impressive, which isn’t something you can say about a lot of this type of thing (see Budapest badge, above, for example!).
Demeritwear shows only a few uses for their clever embroidered patches on their website. They suggest adding them across tee-shirts, or to baseball caps, and they’ll even sell you the shirts or caps in question, if you like. I probably wouldn’t use them this way myself, but I’ve managed to find a few things to do with them. If, like me, you don’t own an embroidery machine, but sometimes want a little something along those lines to spruce up a project, you might like these.
Disclosure: As a result of a communication unrelated to this or any other blog, Demeritwear added several unsolicited patches to an order I made with them, along with a great note. It’s easy to love a company that responds to suggestions with appreciation and a positive response, but no one at Demeritwear knows that I have a blog (at least not yet!), and, as I’ve been crazy about these quirky little badges for years, I can affirm that I haven’t been successfully bribed to say good things about them. Thanks to the FTC, though, you can draw your own conclusions about that!
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