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Kats Designs introduces ‘EASY-Pay’
January 17th, 2010

Easy-PayWhether you’re a gymnast, skater, dancer or other type of performer you have expenses and your costumes are just one of those costs to consider.  Kats Designs already has several innovative cost saving programs to help you look and be the best you can be, from our Leo Club® to our Crystal Credits® to our Referral Rewards® programs.  Well now we would like to introduce to you our EASY-Pay.

EASY-Pay offers you the option to pay for any custom costume you order in 3 easy payments and the program works like this.  When you place your order and pay by credit card you pay just 1/3 as a deposit, another 1/3 when we ship your order and the final 1/3 30-days later.  If your costume takes 4 weeks to make and depending on your credit card statement date, EASY-Pay will help you spread your payments giving you much more time to pay.  EASY-Pay is available now and is one more reason Kats Designs continues to be an industry leader for custom costumes.

Kats Designs Announces 2010 Ryhthmic Gymnastics Sponsorship
January 6th, 2010

Kats Designs is very pleased to announce our sponsorship of Canadian Rhythmic National Senior Level gymnast Suzanna Alsayed.  Ms. Alsayed’s accomplishments to date in Rhythmic Gymnastics is very impressive and we are very proud to officially confirm our association with this talented athlete. 

In the coming year we will offer our full support to Suzanna as part of our Rhythmic Gymnastics Sponsorship Program (R.G.S.P.) and we wish her the very best in a sport she has a tremendous passion for and the ability to go very far. 

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Comment from Suzanna…

“I want to extend a heart-felt thank you for your commitment to sponsor me. Your generous contribution gave me a powerful impulse for hard work and success.” 

“Kats Designs provides a pleasant, comfortable environment and your staff is very efficient and professional.  Your work on my R.G. costumes is truly appreciated. I’m excited to wear them and perform in them. I believe they’ll bring me luck. Thanks again.”

Sincerely,

Suzanna Alsayed

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Following is Suzanna’s profile and a short biography.   

Suzanna Alsayed (CAN)
Rhythmic Gymnast

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PROFILE

Birthday: Aug 5th, 1994
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Residence: Ontario, Canada
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 54 kg
Languages: English, Russian, French
Discipline: Rhythmic Gymnastics
Club: Olympium RGC
Coach: Danuta Smiechowski
Started with RG: 5 years old (1999)
Weekly training: 6 X 4
Goals: To compete in the Olympic games, finish school with honors and apply to a quality university.
Music: Meaningful music, Classical Music (Piano and Violin) and Fusion. I also like Michael Jackson, Shayne Ward, Neyo, Igor Krutoy, Edvin Marton, Yiruma and MariahCarey.
Books: Twilight Series, Vampires Diaries, To Kill A Mocking Bird,
The Giver.
Movies: Twilight, New Moon, Ugly Truth, Sound of Music, Push, High School Musical 3.
Hobbies: Chess, Dance, Modeling, Acting and Reading.
Other sports: Swimming, volleyball, badminton and 100 meter track.

SHORT BIO:

Suzanna Alsayed was born on August 05, 1994 in Moscow, Russia. Suzanna moved to Canada with her parents when she was two years old. She started her training in gymnastics in Quebec City at age 5. In 2000 her parents decided to move to Ontario where she currently lives, studying and practicing her training in gymnastics where she is currently at the National Senior level.

Rhythmic Gymnastics Medals:

  • 45 Medals and ribbons in rhythmic gymnastics during provincial, national and international competitions to date.

Trophies and Certificates:

  • Trophy in the Montréal 2008 competition Crystal Questo
    1st place overall
  • Trophy in the Canadian Eastern Regional competition 2008
    1st place overall
  • 14 Rhythmic gymnastics certificates

Academic Awards:

  • Chess and Math medals – 2 gold and 1 bronze
  • Selected to study in the French international bachelor program

Other Awards:

  • Miss Teen Canada World – top 5, 2008
  • Miss Teen Canada World – Peel, 2009
  • Miss Teen Canada World – Winner of Talent Show, 2009 top 10.
  • Winner of Talent Show – St. Famille high school, 2009
It must be a ‘Kats Design!’
January 6th, 2010

QualityWe had a call the other day from a regular customer in Jacksonville, Florida and she mentioned that she went to a gymnastics meet and there was a girl in a rhythmic leotard that was gorgeous (the girl and the leotard apparently) and she found herself drawn to this particular girl because of her leotard. So she started chatting with the girl’s mother and she opened the conversation by complimenting her daughter’s leotard and the other mother said ‘you know she’s had so many compliments on it, so our customer asked “is that a Kats Design?” and the woman looked at her in a bit of amazement for a second and replied, “yes it is how could you possibly know that?” Well our customer went on to explain how she learned of our company and how recognizable our leotards have become to her and they chatted about quality and other elements that has impressed them and what makes our leotards so special. This was a very rewarding call for us and we’d like to tell you why we think our leotards ‘stand out in a crowd and close up for that matter.’

It all begins with experience and lots of it. Most of our staff has been with us for many years and when you have that type of stability in a company you reach a level whereby many of the challenges have been overcome, now that’s not to say that we’re not still learning every day but what we can say is that we know what works, how it works and what doesn’t work.

Whether your order a leotard, skate dress, dance costume or any other form of custom sports apparel, we carefully analyze your measurements to adapt the design specifically to YOU, after all that’s what ‘custom made really is. Now that incorporates proper proportioning of the design as well as ensuring a tremendous fit, so the end result is it looks great and it feels great. These elements which are created by a highly experienced design and production team, together with quality control every step of the way produce a costume that is strikingly pleasing to look at and wear and becoming very recognizable in the marketplace. We have heard many a time that judges often offer very positive and complimentary comments on our costumes and with artistic points that can certainly help with your point’s total.

Now a Kats Design costume doesn’t just look good on the outside, turn it inside out and take a look. When you look on the inside you will see meticulous care and attention to detail in the construction. Fabrics are brought together almost seamlessly and every seam is reinforced for durability with the highest quality threads, meshes are beautifully trimmed and hems are finished meticulously and before you pick-up or we ship your order, it‘s inspected with great attention to detail and if we see something we’re not happy with we correct it.

So this is the way we do it, so don’t be surprised if someone comes up to you one day and asks “is that a Kats Design?”

Custom Design of the month!
January 1st, 2010

S1000January’s Design – Skate Dress

Our feature design for January is a custom designed skate dress available in any color and fabric combination of your choice.  This custom skate dress features beautiful contrasting hand made flower appliqués and crystals shown are optional.  All of our skate dresses are custom made to an individual’s specific measurements.   

Our feature custom skate dresses qualify for our Crystal Credits® program.

If you are looking for something special let us create a design just for you!  Our custom designs are no charge and the process is fun, simple and the results are outstanding and tailored to your specific budget. 

For further information please contact us.