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Made from new and up-cycled materials. Designed and handcrafted in Canada.
66 backers pledged CA$ 11,727 to help bring this project to life.

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Women long slim fit pullover hoody
Women long slim fit pullover hoody

 Studying Fashion Technology and Design blessed me with an artistic outlet and endless inspiration. It also opened my eyes to the negative side of the fashion industry. Disposable "fast fashion" is wasteful and corporate mandates often adversely disregard the environment and promote worker exploitation. On the positive side, the textile and clothing manufacturing is slowly making it's way back to North America. Operating locally oversight of environmental impacts and assure safe and fair working conditions for our communities.

Fast fashion is consumer driven and can be avoided by making savvy purchase choices
Fast fashion is consumer driven and can be avoided by making savvy purchase choices

Aparent is created for the conscious consumer who wants to express his individual flair while supporting ethical manufacturing. Currently, my hoodies are made of new and up-cycled materials. With a successful Kickstarter campaign I will be able to research different fabric sourcing avenue. For example, buying off-cuts from textile manufacturers to help reduce their waste. Also, all my sewing supplies such as snaps, zips, and threads will be sourced and produced in North America as much as possible. 

All my hoodies are made with pre-shrunk fabric and sewn at a very high standard.

Women zip up hoody
Women zip up hoody

Each Aparent creation will be unique. Offering three basic fits, which differ for men and women, a zip up, a pull over and a long slim fit pull over. Each hoody is customized starting with the fabric choice or theme which kickstarts the inspiration. Fabric fascinates me and I like to explore with different types of material that wouldn't usually be used on a hoody. Most of my creations have special features such as hidden pockets or thumbholes. 

Making clothing in a sensible way and seeing smiles on people's face wearing my hoodies is the biggest gift in the world! It makes my heart want to explode in a good way. With your help, I can get Aparent up and running this year!

Men zip up hoody
Men zip up hoody
Men pullover hoody
Men pullover hoody

Here's the Rewards

Aparent t-shirt $35
Aparent t-shirt $35
 
Aparent infinity scarf $40
Aparent infinity scarf $40
2 Examples of one of a kind totes made from up-cycled and new materials $80 (include an Aparent t-shirt and sticker)
2 Examples of one of a kind totes made from up-cycled and new materials $80 (include an Aparent t-shirt and sticker)

Special thanks

Luke Hester aka LuQus for his sweet mix ♛Heaven's No Place♛!  Check him out on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lukas-2

Risks and challenges

With this project I don't see many obstacle that will slow me down or stop me from launching Aparent on December 1st. I am creating each piece myself which will avoid any manufacturing delays, and I am sourcing all of my fabric locally. The rewards stickers and t-shirts are made here in Revelstoke and will be created as soon as the campaign is over if successfully funded.

My biggest challenge with Aparent is to make affordable garments while staying true to my values. I am passionate about what I do and I will find solutions to any obstacles coming my way.

Thanks for all the love and support!!!

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    A special thank you to YOU for backing my project! You are amazing!!

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    A written Thank You with two Aparent stickers!
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    Aparent t-shirt screen printed by yours truly and one Aparent sticker! Women size XS-XL and Men size: SM-XL

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    Fun and colorful Aparent infinity scarf made from upcycle material and exclusive to Kickstarter backers with an Aparent sticker. Choice options will be done in order the contribution was received. Include shipping within Canada.

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    Unique handcrafted Aparent tote made from up-cycled and new material with an Aparent t-shirt and sticker. Choice options will be done in order the contribution was received. Include shipping within Canada.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $75

    Be the first one to shop on the new Aparent online store BEFORE the official launching date to have all the choices in the world and buy your favorite hoody. You'll also get an Aparent t-shirt and sticker sent to you at the same time as your hoody. Shipping included within Canada!

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $188

    Get an Aparent Hoody, t-shirt and sticker. You'll be able to pick your creation on launching day December 1st right on time to look stylish for Christmas! Shipping included within Canada!

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $376

    Thank you so much!! In exchange you'll get your very own Aparent hoody especially made for you!!! I'm offering a one on one experience where we will brainstorm ideas together on skype or phone unless you live close to me we can do it face to face. I will come up with a special design and custom fit who reflects your personality and style. To top it up you will get it in August before everyone else and I'll throw in a t-shirt and stickers!!!! You are amazing!!

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $752

    Wow I am speechless and very grateful for your support! You are invited to spend a whole day with me in my beautiful town of Revelstoke. Starting the day at my studio where you will design your own hoody with the fabric I have in stock. I will make it and send it to you in the following 2 weeks of our Fun Day! When the design process is completed I will treat you to lunch and we can spend the rest of the day playing outside surrounded by stunning mountains. There's so much to do here the possibilities are endless: paddle boarding, biking, hiking, walking, swimming and the list goes on!!! Thank you for believing in my vision you make my heart warm and fuzzy!!!!

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