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to the first installment of 5-Question Friday. It is a way to
introduce some of the people and businesses that make Cape Cod such a
unique place to live and grow. Some of these people may be new to
you, others you may have heard of but did not know much about. It is
a chance to get to meet some of the people in our ‘neighborhood’
in their own words.
week in 5-Question Friday I am proud to introduce Bryan Huggins and
Jennifer Clark Huggins the owners of the up and coming Cape Hook
Designs. Based out of Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts Cape Hook is a
small online store which specializes in clothing, jewelry,
direct-to-garment printing and more. They’re products are becoming
available in increasingly more local stores. Here is more about them
in their own words.
What is your connection to Cape Cod?
and I both grew up in Yarmouth where we went through the D-Y School
system and both Graduated from DY(1995).
Having moved here at 4 and 2, the Cape is all we have known as
“home.” We have chosen to stay here where we grew up, stay close
to family and friends and raise our (two)
kids here so that they can experience the beautiful Cape, she and I
did Cape Hook Designs
have been in the garment
business for around 17 years as a graphic artist. In that time I
have worked for a few different companies and was able to see the
value that good t-shirt designs gave to companies. In 2015 I decided
that it was time to start using my creative abilities for myself and
started a t-shirt company called “Tangled Up In Blues Clothing.”
started Tangled Up In Blues in hopes to make a little extra money in
order to help support our growing family. Tangled was created on the
idea of simple one color designs and one of those designs happened to
be a fish hook. One night my brother-in-law Jimi (Clark)
suggested putting the tip of the cape on to the end of the hook, and
that is how the Cape Hook Logo was created. Shortly after creating
this design I was diagnosed with Colon Cancer.
was going to dissolve “Tangled” but at
that same time Jen had started her own creative venture “Paisley
Faith Designs” creating custom signs, embroidered pillows and much
more. After winning my battle with cancer, we decided to continue on
with our passion, making it more of a family business where our kids
and family could help out and became one entity. Since the hook with
the Cape on the end became a new fan favorite, we chose to re-name,
become one and “Cape Hook Designs” was born.”
How has the company changed and grown since its beginning?
“Cape Hook as a company has evolved from doing just apparel at the
beginning to creating a Jewelry line. We have designed solid bangle
and beaded bracelets. We also began using a laser etching machine
for some of our wooden signs and gift boxes. As of this past
November (2019) we have chosen to invest in ourselves and purchased a
Direct to Garment printer that will not only allow us to print our
own designs on demand for our customers but will allow us to offer
Direct to Garment Printing as a service.
advantage of the Direct to Garment printer for us is that it does not
limit the number of colors we use in a design and we do not have to
print our designs in bulk. We did our research and believe that we
are able to offer the best Direct to Garment printing on Cape. We are
also offering Graphic Design Services, Producing short (usually 20 to
30 second) videos for people to use on Social Media to promote
themselves or their products.”
What are your fondest memories growing up on Cape Cod?
up near the ocean was special for both of us. I remember especially
as I got older being able to ride my bike to where we moored our boat
and being able to go to Sandy Neck or out fishing any time my friends
and I wanted. We had a freedom that let us be kids and take advantage
of this special place called Cape Cod.”
“My fondest memories of the Cape are being outdoors all summer
long, riding bikes and going to the beach then staying up late
playing glow stick tag with neighborhood friends.”
What is coming in 2020 for Cape Hook Designs?
2020 Cape Hook is looking to embrace the always changing and evolving
business that we have created. I believe that we both would love for
it to become a place people can order one or two shirts for an event,
special occasion or multiple for a school sports team or local
business and receive a quality product in return. We would love to
see our products in more stores and eventually open up our own small
Can Find Cape Hook Designs Products At:
Willow Street, Yarmouth Port
On Cape Cod: 855
Main St RT-28, West Dennis, Ma Port
Cargo Hyannis: 585
Main St, Hyannis, MA Goodies
Main St., Chatham, MA
Cod Mall, Hyannis MA