Nopal – Baring Fruit in the Harshest Climates

Nopal Blue.jpgI just love that line, “baring fruit in the harshest of climates.” And it’s on many of Nopal‘s shirts and accessories, all of which show-off original, hand-drawn designs by company founder and artist Daniel Sanchez Glazer. For the non-Spanish speakers out there, nopal is the Spanish word for cactus – and the whole ethos behind the line celebrates this tough plant’s resilience and crazy survival skills – you know, it can pretty much make it through anything short of nuclear war. And maybe even that…

I first saw the Nopal line at a Capsule event at 111 Minna and procured two shirts, one for a friend who sort of embodies the above tag-line and one for myself (of course) that is basically a shadow of its former self because I’ve worn it so much…

You can find Nopal lovelies at True in the Haight, but I’d recommend hitting up the web site to take advantage of a short promo that is really just too awesome. Through Oct. 25, 2006, purchase $60 of Nopal gear, enter promo code nopalesconfrijoles at checkout and you’ll save 25 percent. But oh no, the fun doesn’t stop there. Along with your merch, you’ll also get a Nopal/TD Camp Vintage Sessions CD and a Nopal poster (I have one, it rocks, totally frameable). Use it or lose it, folks…

Nopal Apparel