Kickstarting the first internet culture project design and fashion.
CatchKuma: Who are we?
We are Catchkuma, a small internet culture based brand that started last year by college students, which focused on creating one original and high quality product to test if our idea would work. Our goal last year was to pick one meme and create a solid product out of it, which was a huge success. Through our experience of creating a fashion product through scratch, we notice that other internet brands that attempt the same concept use horrible quality that are premade through a wholesale website. For this reason, the products end up looking horrible, with a very low quality result. We want to keep our products original and high quality made here in the USA.
Why do we need help?
By introducing the world’s first original internet culture based fashion, we want to create it right here in the USA. However by doing so, creating our product requires a minimum order cost from factories which are very high in quantity. In order for us to create our new products to share with you guys, we need your help.
Internet culture icons and memes are seen everyday through our social media and internet browsing. Furthermore by observing our great internet culture, we decided to take it in a fashion sense. We want to create great accessories and fashion products that everyone can brag about, yet more importantly, something you guys can make happen and see them first.
Our Project’s Product Line
KeyCharms and Keychains
We have planned custom original keycharms and keychains of all your favorite internet characters, and we want to start with at least one. To start, we want to start with our “Cuddlebear” character. Depending on how many people donate, we want to expand to longcat, meme faces, ceiling cat, and much more.
Our first prototype of our cuddlebear keychain, we need the help of you guys to make it happen!
Our prototype of our longcat keychain, please help us to make these dream products come true!
Hats, Socks, Handbags, Tote bags, T-Shirts Galore
Since everyone enjoyed the Cuddlebear hat, we wanted to create other characters with the same hat concept; we wanted to aim for longcat. Aside from hats, imagine other custom meme products. We wanted to create longcat socks, as well with a fashionable custom meme tote bag to go with it with our own design.
Lastly, the product that is on our production list is meme gym wear, perfect for looking different than the rest and showing a serious fashion statement. We have designs in mind that lack the funding to make it happen.
The studio we are using also has the ability to create life size figurines. By request in the future, we can create any meme as a real life sculpture with the appropriate funding, we would love to show the internet community this product if possible by you guys!
What Makes Us Different?
By staying different, we choose to work with studios and factories that will only use handmade production with minimal machinery. Having everything handmade and customized really says something about us and how our products look at the end.
For our first product, we only used the softest and newest materials. This is Cuddle Fleece, the same material used in Snuggies. We researched hard to decide on what our first product would be made of.
After choosing which material we wanted, we supplied the studio we used with our pattern and material to create our first product.
What Products Will Be Made First?
If we can meet our goal, we can start producing our key chains, key charms, and our meme tote bags. We need funds to cover the minimum required production costs.
If We Exceed Our Goal
If we could exceed our goal, we will release all the products we mentioned in this kickstarter, as well as more we had already planned.
Thank You For Kickstarting
Thank you for reading our Kickstarter! We have many ideas we want to bring to life, and we can make it happen. With your help we can make the internet come alive with the most eye popping products ever. Do not worry about character copyright issues, we have that handled. Remember if we do not meet our goal our kickstarter does not come into effect! So help us!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $8,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 23, 2012.
Feb 12, 2012 - Mar 23, 2012 (40 days)
Pledge $1 or more
You get a Catchkuma thank you over email, and your name on our front page blog along with everyone who picked this option :)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10 or more
You'll receive a 3D key charm of our Cuddlebear character made of stunning polyurethane.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $12 or more
You will get an original handmade 2D keychain of longcat in his cartoon form!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $15 or more
You receive a T Shirt with our custom CatchKuma design with at least two characters. You will be the first one to have this design before anyone else has it!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
You get the CatchKuma T shirt as well as the Cuddlebear key charm!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $30 or more
You get a tote bag with Cuddlebear on the front with our own Catchkuma design! Plus a longcat key chain!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $75 or more
You will receive our tote bag, cuddlebear key charm, and an exclusive artprint only made for kickstarters that represents our internet culture in the most creative way possible.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $150 or more
You get the tote bag, cuddlbear key charm, exclusive art print, and a signed picture of all the catchkuma models together as our thanks.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $300 or more
The above, plus a big mention on our Facebook fan page, as well as a custom art print just for you.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $500 or more
The above, plus a personal article just about you upon delivery on our website front page. Provide your picture and story on what motivated you to help us!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
You get the above , except instead of a personal article, we will feature you directly on the front page as our feature spotlight.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
You will have the opportunity to choose the next meme to be made into a product, plus the Cuddlebear key charm, longcat key chain, t shirt, tote bag, an exclusive artwork, a custom art print, and a photo of all the models exclusively signed just for you.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
The first Cuddlebear hat made into production, plus the above.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012