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Running, The Business

We are so excited to be featured in Capital At Play magazine for the month of February.  In 'Running, The Business', you can read about how and why I started Blyss Running and some of the bumps encountered along the way. Also learn what my future dreams are for the business. You can read it online following the link, Running, The Business, or if you're local to Western North Carolina, pick up at copy at various spots around the area. Find Your Blyss, Alyson

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Eco Friendly Running Clothes

You are probably aware that Blyss Running is made here in the USA..... Pennsylvania to be exact. Did you also know that it is not only important to me where our product is made, but what our product is made of? There's no way around the fact that polyester fabrics are not very earth friendly to produce. Large amounts of petroleum are needed to make this fiber. Polyester also happens to be a necessary component in the make up of running gear. With this in mind, we are trying to find ways to produce Blyss in the least damaging way possible. Looking ahead our Trail Skirt will be compromised entirely of recycled polyester and spandex blend fabrics. Currently, the black option is made entirely in this...

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Special Anniversary and Giveaway

One year ago I was finishing up a business course being held at a local non-profit community development institution, Mountain BizWorks. The course offered by, Birds Eye Business Planning and Adventures, was the building block of what would later become Blyss Running. This was a momentous time for me because it was the time when I realized that this dream I had of designing and selling women's running apparel, could be a reality. My first design was the simple, yet oh so functional, Blyss Short. A short that had a longer inseam (my first sample had a 7" inch inseam) and two pockets. One pocket big enough to hold my phone, the other a place to put my keys. I...

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