It’s incredible how crowdfunding has grown in the last few years, really.
I still remember how back in the days people were quite sceptic about this technique that has done enough to prove that it is (in some cases) even more effective than traditional funding, especially when it comes to small businesses and start-ups.
Actually, if we take a look at the stats of Kickstarter, of one of the most successful crowdfunding platforms (if not the most), we can see how in barely six years they’ve helped launch more than 100.000 successful projects collecting more than 2 billion dollars. Crazy, isn’t it?
People start projects and try to make their dreams come true every day, and that’s not an exception in the clothing industry. In fact, according to Kickstarter stats, more than 3.500 projects were funded within this sector, raising about 5.000 dollars on average for each of them. That’s about 17.500.000 dollars in total. Quite a lot of money, my friend. And it’s all thanks to the people, their ideas and crowdfunding.
The most incredible clothing crowdfunding campaigns of the month
But what has this got to do with Printsome? You might wonder.
If you follow this blog you probably already know that we enjoy helping out designers and clothing brands to get the most out of what their custom clothing. We like to spread the word with our #TshirtTuesdays and try to give the best possible advice so you can excel in your enterprise. That’s why we’re glad to announce that from now on, we’ll also be featuring the most exciting and interesting clothing crowdfunding campaigns on the internet! Holy crowd!
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So we all know how hard it is sometimes to find something that really fits you… especially when it comes to fashion and the style you love is pretty much unique (which hey! It’s completely legit!).
Sounds familiar? Keep reading:
That’s exactly what happened to Laura and Kelly Moffat whose frustration at being unable to find clothes that fit their style, button-up shirts and bow ties, made them start their company and also this crowdfunding campaign.
On their words: “We often find ourselves envying the clothes in the men’s section, yet we’re frustrated because they don’t fit”.
That’s why they launched Kirrin Finch, a conscientious clothing company that will meet the growing demand for gender-defining fashion by creating menswear-inspired apparel designed to fit a range of female and gender non-conforming bodies.
Laura and Kelly are no longer willing to settle for ill-fitting menswear or overly frilly womenswear, so they have joined the movement that rejects traditional stereotypes and gives people the freedom to be their true selves.
Would you like to know more? Check out www.kirrinfinch.com or have a look at their crowdfunding project below!
Time passes by and we change with it. And so do our clothes. That’s what Todd and Tanya Listwin probably thought when they decided to launch this crowdfunding project.
Thanks to cities being collapsed by car traffic congestion, commuting by urban bike, by foot and public transit is rapidly getting popular. Most major cities are now providing commuting infrastructure, and some cities are even going to extreme lengths by planning to ban all car traffic in downtown districts. With the growing community of urban commuters we need to evolve the clothing we wear from day to day. This inspired them to make a practical jacket for being able to go out in urban settings, being safe from the elements, but still looking good.
Apart from good ideas, some also stand for good causes.
The Bombchel Factory is an African fashion wonderland that produces ethically made, high quality garments for sale in Monrovia, Liberia. With this Kickstarter, They’re trying to finally expand and make their unique designs accessible to women all around the world. They hire and train some of the most disadvantaged people of an already disadvantaged Liberia, with employees who either had Ebola or lost their spouses to the virus, and interns who are rape survivors or students from the Hope School for the Deaf.
If I had to choose the project of the month, I’d probably pick this one. It’s insanely interesting and smart. Though it seems a bit tough to market.
Basically Ropateca is a Barcelona-based fashion library founded by these two german friends Maria and Christine. They decided to start this project back in 2014 as a solution to the typical problem “I have nothing to wear” and also to provide an alternative to the consumer society.
Since then they have received emails from girls from all over Spain, wondering if one day it would be possible to have access to the Ropateca wardrobe. With this crowdfunding campaign they’re trying to make it possible.
Here we have an interesting one. You better pay attention because they know what they’re doing – this would be their third time succeeding at crowdfunding.
Their journey started almost two years ago when they took a radically new approach to denim. It’s the passion for quality clothes that led them on a mission to design the perfect jeans and later the Quarter Century Jacket.
Now, they are back and excited to finally reveal The Quarter Century Hoodie.
Last but not least, Sentri is an outdoor jacket in the body of a hoodie. A waterproof and windproof outer layer paired with a soft, fleece lining creates a warm and dry environment for the mountain, streets, and everything in between. No more choosing between a bulky rain jacket and a cool, comfy hoodie.
Do you know of any other clothing crowdfunding project you’d like us to feature? Let us know in the comments below! In the meantime, keep reading the Printsome blog for more awesome content.
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