Where do these hideous sweaters come from?
Ugly Christmas Sweaters, Dresses and Vests from My Ugly Christmas Sweater, Inc. are Up-Cycled in Vermont.
My Ugly Christmas Sweater®, Inc. is a leading supplier of festive holiday sweaters that customers enjoy worldwide. Our website received almost 7 million page views during last holiday season. We offer customers a vast selection of tacky sweaters in collections ranging from retro 80s embroidered items, to embellished over-the-top sweaters with lights. Our products are frequently purchased as holiday funny gifts for family, friends, or co-workers. Our sweaters are featured in the 2012 book "Rock Your Ugly Christmas Sweater", available from all major bookstores.
My Ugly Christmas Sweater®, Inc. is located in Killington, Vermont. In 2008, company founder Anne Marie Blackman had been a stay-at-home mom for 15 years, and with her children heading to college was looking for a new focus. She began crafting up-cycled ‘ugly’ Christmas sweaters after researching search trends on the internet, looking for a product to sell during the holiday season.
The 'Ugly Christmas Sweater Party' phenomenon was in its infancy stage in 2008, and Anne Marie positioned herself as the 'Queen of Ugly Christmas Sweaters', producing the most interesting and uniquely embellished sweaters on the market.
Anne Marie tested the market for her over-the-top sweaters on eBay and found them to be instant sellouts. My Ugly Christmas Sweater, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 (My Ugly Christmas Sweater®). Anne Marie received copyright status for one of her ‘Wacky Santa’ sweater designs.
She created the www.MyUglyChristmasSweater.com website to drive traffic to her eBay store, and in 2010 twice had eBay’s ‘top shared’ items on Facebook. With 75% of her eBay traffic coming from her own website, she left eBay in 2011, and redesigned her eCommerce site to showcase her unique products and sell directly to her customers.
The My Ugly Christmas Sweater, Inc. website received tremendous online traffic during the 2012 holiday season, with almost 7 million page views. The over-the-top sweater and dress collections are wildly sought after. Company founder Anne Marie Blackman received extensive press coverage with growing interest in both the MUCS products as well as the entrepreneurial story behind the business. She has appeared on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, Good Morning America, CNN Headline News and The World News. Her products were featured on The Ellen Show and worn by numerous celebrities. Articles about Anne Marie and My Ugly Christmas Sweater® have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The LA Times and hundreds of news articles worldwide.
Sweaters from My Ugly Christmas Sweater® are sold worldwide and to customers of all ages. Our collections not only include the over-the-top hideously ugly embellished sweaters that customers have grown to expect from MUCS, but also include a full line of classic vintage sweaters and retro 80’s classics. Whether you’re looking for an obnoxious sweater that will bring you home the ‘Most Ugly’ prize, or a tame classic sweater to wear to an office party, My Ugly Christmas Sweater® can deliver.
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