My Spin on Sota

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I have been following sota clothing on their Instagram for over six months. Everytime they post a picture of people wearing, using, and experiencing their brand all over the state, I feel so happy inside. Maybe it’s the way the graphic element of their design plays with the Minnesota landscape. Maybe it’s how good beer looks in one of their pint glasses.

I do know, I have been craving an adventure for some time. My zest for running and the outdoors really took off when I ran the Ragnar Great River Relay. Now, I just want to go, and do, and prove to myself how alive I really am.


I feel sota appeals to those who are always on the hunt for an adventure. Even if it’s to the depths of their backyard, taking a run on an unfamiliar Minnesota trail, or having too many beers with friends at a local bar.

Sota clothing is just one small reminder of how awesome it is to be exactly where we are. If at any moment we feel discontentment or the unknown calls to us, we should do our best to seek out a new undertaking.

So, I bought a t-shirt. It’s perfect. This design was created by Mike Greenwell, of Greenwell Graphics, in collaboration with sota. It’s soft and fits right, and I love it. When I wear it, it will remind me that I stand for the here and now. Yet, even if I feel close to home, always remember to also embrace the adventure.

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About sota clothing:
The initial idea for sota clothing began while Spencer Johnson was pursuing his Graphic Design Degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth. While Johnson is an avid travel enthusiast, his passion for his home state of Minnesota continually grows and it always brings him back to her shores. He draws his inspiration for his designs from the people he grew up with as well as those he meets traveling who maintain values that speak to sota clothing.

Check out some awesome images of sota clothing from their online lookbook:









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Does sota speak to you the way it does to me? Do you dress for adventure?

  • brandy


    Love it! I want one. I have one of those shirts that has the state shape on it and its says home on it.

    • MaryBeth at The Thrive Blog

      It would look cute at a Twin’s Game this Spring, too?! Dontcha think?

      Thanks for stopping by & commenting, friend!


  • Mindi @ Build Your Dream Body


    I am in love with your blog! So fun to find local peeps in the ginormous blogosphere. I had not heard of Sota before…your tee is so cute!

    • MaryBeth at The Thrive Blog

      I know, right!? & we have so much in common. Looking forward to keeping up with you!


  • brandy


    Its perfect for a twins game.

  • Mike Greenwell


    Hey there!

    I am the hand lettering artist that created this shirt with Sota Clothing. Happy that you like it!

    • MaryBeth at The Thrive Blog

      Sweet, Mike! Thanks for swinging over and leaving a comment! I added your name and link into my post. Great design! You are truly talented. Cheers!


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