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I’m excited to announce that we successfully completed our campaign this weekend with $90,535 pledged by 634 backers! This is almost *double* our original goal. I can’t even express how grateful I am for your support.
When we first created this Kickstarter campaign, we specifically chose to not hire any PR firm since our goal was simply to get our story out into the world and leave it to the public to decide if it was something that they wanted and believed in. We didn't have a track record as a fashion company or any big advertising budget, but we had a belief that there were others out there (like us) who wanted higher-quality, premium jeans that combined exceptional fabric and great local craftsmanship. We set $50,000 as our goal because that was how much it’d cost us to get denim production started here in New York City. I feel fortunate that our friends and people all over the world jumped in to help spread the word.
Since 2009, there’s been 1,785 fashion projects that have sought to raise funding on Kickstarter. On Friday, we became the 10th largest successfully-funded fashion project ever, and the #1 largest successfully-funded denim project. Your support made all of this happen.
I wanted to let you know that we’ve already started working with our partners and vendors to accommodate the significant increase in quantity. We plan to provide regular updates in the weeks ahead as we start production.
For everyone who’s ordered jeans or t-shirts, we will be sending out an email in the coming weeks to collect your shipping details, t-shirt size, and the requested size and style of jeans. In the survey, we'll also provide the sizing and measurement details for each of our products. There will also be a section, where you can specify the type of jeans that you currently wear, and we will provide a size/style recommendation where possible.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again so much for your support!
Thanks to you, Parke is now on track to become the #1 most funded denim project and top 10 most funded fashion Kickstarter project ever! Last week was our strongest yet, and even ABC News took notice stating "Parke Jeans Could Revolutionize Denim World"! Just this afternoon, we were also featured on Esquire, which boosted us above $75,000!
There's only 24 hours left before our Kickstarter campaign ends. Help us spread the word by telling any friends who may still be thinking about pledging. This is their last chance to get a pair of limited edition jeans from our very first production run. Their wardrobe will thank you for it!
Thanks again for all of your support in making this such a huge success!
We're excited to be entering our final week on Kickstarter! In the past two weeks, we've received coverage from several awesome fashion bloggers including denim experts over at Denimology and also CleanHippie. AND hot off the press, I'm thrilled to share that we're now featured on the front page of Valet, the leading men's lifestyle site!
With your help, we've already reached $42,000 in pledges from 318 backers. We still have $8,000 more to go, and we need your support to get over the goal line. Please help us by spreading the word and sharing our Kickstarter page one last time!
To make it easy for sharing, we've setup this page: http://bit.ly/ShareParke
The more that you share us, the higher the likelihood that we'll reach our goal. We hope you'll help us bring our jeans to life by spreading the word.
Thank you for your support!
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Dec 19, 2012 - Jan 18, 2013
Pledge $10 or more
With a $10 pledge, you get our eternal gratitude. But wait, there's more! We’ll also mail you a swatch of our premium selvedge stretch denim. We'll ship this right to your door with a big thank you card.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
Pledge $45 or more
You get a Parke T-Shirt, printed on t-shirts made in America.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $30 to ship outside the US
Pledge $125 or more
You get *THE* Parke premium selvedge stretch jeans. Prepare to be amazed. It's highly durable selvedge denim with a modern, technologically advanced stretch. Our first run of 1,000 jeans features a signature coin pocket that shows the white selvedge stripe. These jeans are available in men's (slim, classic, & relaxed fit) or women's (straight leg, tapered leg, & bootcut). Includes free shipping & exchanges. These jeans will retail at $195.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $30 to ship outside the US
Pledge $170 or more
You get 1 t-shirt, and 1 premium selvedge stretch jean. Make it a complete outfit and look good head-to-toe. You'll also automatically get our Parke Platinum membership, which gives you access to pop-up events plus free shipping & returns.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $50 to ship outside the US
Pledge $250 or more
Get 2 premium selvedge stretch jeans. They're so good, you'll probably want an extra one. Our maybe share one with someone you love. You'll also get Parke Platinum membership, which gives you access to pop-up events plus free shipping & returns.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $50 to ship outside the US
Pledge $340 or more
Get 2 t-shirts and 2 premium selvedge stretch jeans. You'll also get Parke Platinum membership, which gives you access to pop-up events plus free shipping & returns.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $50 to ship outside the US
Pledge $1,000 or more
3 backers Limited (7 of 10 left)
We'll create a custom pair of jeans for you using our selvedge stretch fabric. We'll embroider your name into the jeans and work with you on customized detailing. Each jean has a custom made button that is an authentic New York City MTA subway token.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013