One first-grader from Arkansas, US was in great need of a pair of jeans with pockets that could keep her hands warm.
7-year-old Kamryn Gardner decided to write a letter to the clothing retailer Old Navy, asking the company to stop making girls’ jeans with fake pockets.
“Dear Old Navy. I do not like that the front pockets of the girls’ jeans are fake. I want front pockets because I want to put my hands in them,” Gardner wrote in the letter. “I also would like to put things in them.”
Gardner shared that seeing the contrast in her brother’s jeans motivated her to write to Old Navy.
“I wrote to them because I would like a place to put my hands and a place to hold my stuff,” she told The Washington Post. “I want my pants to have real pockets like my brother’s pants.”
Her request didn’t go unheard!
Old Navy wrote a handwritten letter back to her saying they would develop the suggested product. They also gave her a free pair of jeans that had real pockets.
“Thank you so much for taking the time to write us about pockets on girls’ jeans,” the letter read. “The Old Navy kids product team appreciates your information, it’s great feedback for us as we develop the new product.”
Gardner’s elementary school praised the first-grader for using her voice to make a difference.
“Oh, the power of persuasion especially when you’re adorable!” Evening Star Elementary School wrote in a Facebook post. “Kamryn, you proudly own those pockets! Kudos to Old Navy for making this first grader’s day and ours!”