Carlie Butler On What It's Like Being A Part Of The Shaytards
On her first visit to the UK, Greer spoke to Carlie Butler of the Shaytards about Trixin, travel and what it’s like being a part of YouTube’s original family.
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On her first visit to the UK, Greer spoke to Carlie Butler AKA Carliestylez part of YouTube’s original family vloggers the Shaytards. She is in Birmingham to run a fitness workshop however Carlie has many projects on the cards, including being a part of her family’s clothing company Trixin.
Your whole family vlog, your three brothers, their wives, children and even your parents… is there ever any competition between you all for views?
“I mean I think it's unspoken we all know that Shay is kind of like the ringleader of us but I think that the greatest thing about my family is we kind of inspire each other in a competitive way without it becoming like trying to one-up one another. I think that any opportunity we're always there for one another to support each other. [Talking about] money or numbers would become more boring but with my family it's always just ‘let's help each other out’ and ‘help each other grow’.”
What do you think it is about YouTube that keeps people watching and audiences coming back for more?
“It gives people an opportunity to connect with real people you know I feel like for the most part YouTube isn't produced it isn't something that's programmed to make someone watch them. The Kardashians you know they build up drama and hype but YouTube is a real place for content programming so people can come here and feel like they can really get to know the people that they're watching. I love that aspect because mostly Youtubers I work with, they're the same people in person”
Tell me about Trixin…
“Trixin is our family clothing company that we just started in January his – it’s transpired into such a place at such a short amount of time that were just super grateful. For the first time I just got to meet with a cut so company which was crazy and amazing because we get to actually design the clothing now I get to pick out fabrics and stitching and labels and tags. Before it was like pick out a t-shirt, pick out a color and a graphic print and that was it… now we're getting to a place where I can actually create designs. There's been talk about getting a warehouse started over in the UK so we can cut down the cost of shipping for everybody”
What can we see from Trixin in the future?
“We’d really like to just be that clothing company that everybody likes to order from because…customer services number one and because we have great designs. People just feel like they're connected with our brand so expect more some original pieces that are being put together…!”
Carlie Butler Shaytards