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Wisconsin Ruffled Their Feathers – OzFeathers Cheered!

 

The largest known assembly of Feather Banners designed by Linda Sanders, but owned privately, took to the snow in Shawano, Wisconsin USA in March 2015.

 

The gathering of the Wisconsin Kiters Club – who between them own over 20 custom-designed banners – was arranged as a “Welcome” to Linda who happened to be visiting USA at the time.

 

“This is a total surprise!” Linda admitted. “When someone said they’d bring out their feather banners, I’d thought we’d have maybe 4 or 5!”

 

Wisconsin Kiters Banners

Feathers Were Ruffled in Shawano, Wisconsin

 

Since designing and crafting the first pair of feather banners for Bob & Heidi Rymaszewski of Germantown in 2007, Linda has since drawn & created for many kite fliers, including Steve Nicol of Waukesha.

 

During Linda’s recent USA visit, Steve asked if her “Sun & Moon” design might be looking to “emigrate” to his home town?  Linda said the decision to present “Sun & Moon” to Steve was not hard, considering he already has a fair share of the banners shown above.

 

Chow Chong of Unique Flying Objects in Two Rivers WI, also joined in this mass display.  Chow is the organiser for “Kites Over Lake Michigan” kite festival held in early September each year at Neshotah Beach.

 

Linda had crafted his UFO store banner in 2012, so with the idea of spreading the K.O.L.M. logo over four Feather Banners, known as a “Mural” or “Wall”, Chow knew this would add much-needed punch to the kite festival.

 

These four banners quickly became the centrepiece in K.O.L.M.’s ground-level displays, often featuring as the perfect backdrop to the many photographs taken.

 

Kite Festival Neshota Beach

K.O.L.M. festival’s Feathers display

 

Wisconsin feather banners with their 2015 owners now include – Owls for Barb Wagner, Statue of Liberty and Two Flags for Russ Janiszewski, Aquarium designs for Leann Lauer, Martin Maciejewski , Charlie Mazulla, Ed Grys and Mark Ledvina, then, most recently, Sun & Moon, Lattice, Dragonflies and Halloween for Steve Nicol.

 

Two sure ways of adding ZEST to any scene – feather banners and crisp, white snow.

 

If you can’t find any snow, no worries.  Linda’s feather banners simply sparkle with panache.

Oscar Wilde talking OzFeathers?

 

Retirement Village

Make sure you are SEEN!

Oscar Wilde once said, “If there is anything more annoying in the world than having people talk about you, it is certainly having no one talking about you.”

 

If you WANT to be talked about, first you must be seen…

 

At OzFeathers, we make sure that every single design is uniquely different, shouting proudly, “LOOK OVER HERE!”

 

Since 1998, thousands have been hand-crafted to suit individual tastes; each feather banner quality-appliqued to our strict standards.

 

Results speak for themselves…

“We’ve had a number of enquiries directly from having the feather banner. Many locals didn’t even know we were here!” RSL Care, Myrtle Bank SA

 

“OzFeathers’ feather banners have improved our foot traffic, for sure. They’re a MILE in front.” – Top Catch Tackle & Bait, Barmera SA

 

“Our location is down an alley. We find the feather banners attract the eye of passersby and are a great drawcard for the Artspace.” – Gatakers Artspace, Fraser Coast, QLD.

 

“Feather banner definitely attracts attention. It is very bright, noticeable and professional. OzFeathers are prompt, and pay really food attention to product sales” – Lazy Ballerina, SA

 

“We’re a small business, just starting out. We love our feather banners; they’re sensational” – Running On Coffee, QLD

 

“Our feather banner does bring attention to our business. Fantastic product and service – we are very happy with our feathers.” Office & Image Services, Willunga (feathers even feature on their website Home Page)

 

“OzFeathers have increased our foot traffic by up to 25%. The feather banners are fantastic, very LARGE & BRIGHT. The heavy-duty poles handle any wind conditions” – Paint Place, Cowes VIC.

 

“We love our feather banners; they work very hard and well for us” – Alexandrina Cheese Company, Mt Jagged SA

 

“We appreciate the good quality product and great service. Our feather banner has increased foot traffic around 30%” – Petrie’s Cottage, Currumbin QLD.

 

Feather Banners are proven to impact your image, create sales and ensure repeat business by keeping your name STRONGLY in front of customers and prospects.

Withcott Football Club

Appliqued tiger details – JUMPING at you

 

Then there are the personal touches…

Feather Banners, Kites and Aldinga Beach – the Perfect Recipe for Tourism South Australia

Find an open expanse of sand… fly the feather banners… loft some kites… then wait for the cyclists – that was our plan for Saturday, 25th January 2015.

 

Santos Tour Down Under

Feather banners JAZZ! up Aldinga Beach for SANTOS Tour Down Under

Stage 5 Santos Tour Down Under certainly added the icing to the SA Tourism cake, by sending the racing cyclists past our beach position three times in three hours!

 

Santos Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under, eyes LEFT!

Helicopters hovered overhead to capture magnificent shots of our Owl and Angel Fish kites.  Oh, and the cyclists, too…

 

flag banners for Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under cyclists’ view of the feather banners (if they’d looked over their shoulders…)

Tour Down Under kites

Angel fish kites SWIM! busily above the sand

Motorcycle cameramen snapped busily away at the speeding Peloton as it zoomed past, catching splashes of colour in the background.  (Thanks to “The Advertiser / Sunday Mail” for

Sunday’s double page spread…)

 

Many of these images which were then beamed around the world; people as far away as Canada saw Linda & Kevin hard at play – well, on our day off.

 

Over the years, we’ve supplied artistic colour to various Tour Down Under locations, including Strathalbyn, Stirling, Aldinga, Willunga.

 

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When it’s your town or business, and you’re seeking some high-visual recognition, then that’s what we love to do.

 

Colourful, fabric art banners, all made here in South Australia, guaranteed self-promotion so YOU can be found on the tourism map.

HOW long do OzFeathers’ feather banners last? TOP TIPS on making them last longer than the others.

OzFeathers Feather Banner

GoPro feather banner’s message POPS!

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Wind
is the enemy of all flags, NOT rain. Life expectancy will depend on how windy it is where the feather banners are being used.

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In moderate climate, at sea level, OzFeathers’ tests show a lifespan of anywhere between 15 and 32 months.

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There are so many variables on life expectancy, but, there are also many simple ways to EXTEND lifespan and save money.

 

Feather Banners

Feather banners outlive newspaper AND Yellow Pages ads!

#1 – OzFeathers’ 200 denier flag nylon is the same nylon used on National flags as it is the toughest fabric for use outdoors in the wind. Thickest fabric = outlasts up to 4 times longer.

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#2 – Treat your feather banner as your hardest-working (lowest-paid) employee, and give it time off when the weather conditions are extreme. Less flap = more life.

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#3 – Ensure the ground stake is ALWAYS at 90° to the ground. This angle allows free-flow rotation which reduces overall stress on the fabric. If the unit develops a lean the rotational activity stops and flapping begins. Less fighting the elements = more life.

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#4 – Fibreglass is tough and flexible in the wind, but it is NOT unbreakable. If fibreglass is dropped, trodden on or driven over, fibres can break which may cause future weaknesses. Don’t drop = stays tougher, longer.

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#5 – Inspect regularly for early wear and tear. “A stitch in time saves nine” DOES work! When a snag or tear is spotted, STOP! and remove the fabric from the wind. OzFeathers can then administer First Aid and the repaired banner can be back at work within 24-48 hours. Keep damage small = repairs are quick!

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#6 – 200 denier flag nylon can be MACHINE WASHED… use a gentle cycle with no harsh detergents then put it back on the pole to dry. An overnight wash-job will extend life. Remove road grime often = stay looking fresh.

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Remember to treat your feather banners to some regular pampering, often, and they’ll bring measurable results to your bottom line.

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OzFeathers’ banners – guaranteed easy to maintain, offering a far greater lifespan than newspaper and Yellow Pages ads.