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About this project
If you’re like us, you may be tired of the typical mundane stripes and argyle designs that every sock company tries to shove down your throat. This is where Young Hearted Apparel comes in. Because of our partnership with the official MLB sock manufacturer and our passionate artistic designer, we are more than capable of supplying you with unique and varied themed attire.
Young Hearted Apparel are for those who feel young at heart, not necessarily young in age, but young in mind and spirit. It is not limited to young adults, but for all who possess child-like qualities in an adult world. The clothing and accessories we create attempt to encapsulate all that it means to be a big kid by depicting graphics influenced by art, fashion, music, pop culture, and childhood imagery.
We at Young Hearted Apparel have a strong sense of patriotism and support for the American economy. Because of this, we manufacture all products in America. This includes our apparel, lapel pins, tags, packaging, and exclusive knitted Dri-fit socks. Our hopes are not limited to supplying you with extremely dope clothing to rock during your young hearted antics, but also serve as a case and point that the American apparel manufacturing industry is here to stay.
Our Socks: Dri-fit, lightweight crew socks which contain Pro-grade fabrics known for their hydrophobic, wicking, and moisture management attributes. Our socks contain insulating qualities that act as climate control, and even when wet, assist in keeping your feet dry. The pro-grade yarns used in the construction of these socks are soaked in an antimicrobial solution to help combat foot odor while containing an abundance of cushioned support to reduce friction and blisters. These socks are made from polypropylene and are more durable than cotton socks. We chose polypropylene because it's the same material used in Major League Baseball's socks. We know this because the official MLB sock manufacturer makes our socks.
Employment in the U.S. apparel manufacturing industry has declined by more than 80 percent over the past two decades. That decline contributed to a loss of 750,000 American jobs. This fact alone spoke to us so much that it was a no brainer that each and every product that Young Hearted Apparel created will take its birth in the U.S.
When it comes to the production of your pieces, you will be hard-pressed to find a level of quality higher than what we can deliver. The American Factories we've partnered with have been in business for years, working with companies like Disney and Ralph Lauren. We're confident that you’ll quickly recognize the value in our apparel, and the level of quality and detail that goes into everything we make. As you can see from the map above, everything we make is Made In America, even the tags and packaging used to garnish our apparel.
When we created this brand, not only were the contents important, but the packaging was as well. We wanted to design something that was fun and playful. A box that reminded you of your childhood as soon as you laid your eyes upon it. We got the idea to create a box that mimicked your favorite G.I. Joe or X-men packaging. We wanted to re-create the feeling you felt when strolling down the aisle of a toy store and gazing upon your favorite toy. For us, Young Hearted Apparel is not only about clothing, rather all the things that remind us to relax in a hectic world.
Young Hearted Apparel consists of its founder Kyle Green and his Board of Advisors.
Adam Berlin - Co-founder and Co-owner at AMP LLC; an event and concert production and promotion company, Co-founder at Moonshine Bar, City Bar, and The Silver Dollar in Athens, Georgia, and Co-founder of SEC Excursions. Advisor to Young Hearted Apparel, Adam acts as a trim organization to avoid excessive debt and to provide business guidance through the launch and growth phase.
Will Cowan – Co- Founder and COO of Reds Outfitters. Will is an advisor to Young Hearted Apparel. He presents valuable information pertaining to the fashion accessories’ market.
James Maye - Advises with conceptualization of designs and marketing strategy for projects.
Ivan Villa – Fashion and Art consultant; Ivan’s mother has designed for Gucci and Moschino, and Ivan will apply this knowledge and utilize these connections for Young Hearted. Also assists in marketing analysis.
Dennis Melde – Financial Advisor (President of Fiducia, Former Executive Vice President and current Member of White Horse Advisors in Atlanta, Georgia.)
Matt Melde – Creative counsel; posses the ingenuity and inventiveness that help spur Young Hearted Apparel’s development.
We are raising money on Kickstarter to help with the first production run for our eclectic dri-fit socks. Our biggest expense is the minimum required to knit our designs. While we have secured the manufactures and have confirmed that these designs can be knitted, we lack the funds to execute the first production run of our high end apparel. This is where you come in. With your help, hopefully we will reach our goal, allowing us to share our dream of creating high end, American made apparel at an affordable price.
And just a reminder for all our backers and viewers of our project: If we don't raise enough funds to meet our GOAL, our project WON'T receive any of the partial funding.....Kickstarter is ALL or NOTHING!
We'd like to thank everyone who backs us or shares our campaign with friends and family. A big thank you goes to our team who helped put this together and made this project possible. Please share this with your friends if you believe in our socks and clothing! You can view our shenanigans and antics on instagram at @_YoungHearted and Twitter @_Younghearted or our Facebook at Facebook.com/YoungHeartedApparel
* We Kick It Forward. Meaning, once we reach our goal, and our project is successful, we will put 5% of our profits back into other Kickstarter campaigns in hopes of promoting creative projects around the world.
Risks and challenges
Because we have been working on this company for the past year, conducting hundreds, if not thousands of hours on research, design, and vendor sourcing, we have mitigated most pitfalls that could arise. While most of the fulfillment will be completed in a month following a successful campaign. We decided to extend the delivery date for the socks to ensure that all of the designs are executed to the highest degree. This is the reason for the projected delivery date in April of 2014.
As a backer, you can rest assure that your products, especially your socks will be of professional quality with the highest needle count. This is mainly due to our direct partnerships with experienced manufactures that have worked with Ralph Lauren, Disney, and Major League Baseball. Because of these relationships, we are able to bypass the markups of middlemen and agencies, giving you high quality garments at a low cost.
Week 1: Backer survey (choose design and sizes, provide mailing address, etc.)
Weeks 2-8: Production
Weeks 9-10: Final packaging and fulfillment
***Throughout the fulfillment process we will be extremely transparent, so feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions. We will provide updates throughout the whole process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Stay Young Hearted by wearing the coolest 1 inch Lapel Pin on the planet of our Logo, "Arty the Heart" Nickel plated. American Made. Free Shipping.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $13 or more
ONE PAIR: Choose from any of our eclectic designs. All of our socks are Dri-fit, Athletic-grade, and American Made. Free Shipping within the U.S. (EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRICING)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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100% Organic Cotton T-shirt or Tank Top: Stay Young Hearted in your pursuit of happiness by choosing from any of our youthful designs. American Made. Fashion Fit. Free Shipping within the U.S (EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRICING) If purchasing a 2XL or larger add $5.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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.38 Special - Choose from any T-shirt, Tank Top, or Raglan along with a pair of socks. This .38 special will blow the boring out of your life. (EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRICING) Free Shipping within the U.S.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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100% Organic Cotton California Fleece Sweatshirts: Our cozy, lightweight sweatshirts will keep you comfy during your Young Hearted antics. American Made. Fashion Fit. Free Shipping within the U.S. (EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRICING) if purchasing a 2XL or larger add $5.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Pure-tech Dri-fit Running Shirts: What is better than wearing imagery from your childhood, while possessing the ability to stay dry and comfortable in any situation. These shirts are great for working out or clubbing. Not to mention they contain the highest UPF protection. Choose from one of the designs to complete this package. American Made. Fashion Fit. Free Shipping within the U.S. (EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRICING)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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50% Poly 50% Cotton Fleece Hoodie: Like to be different? Well thats easy in our lightweight flex fleece hoody displaying our logo Arty the Heart on a familiar composition notebook print American Made. Fashion Fit. Free Shipping within the U.S. (EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRICING)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $100 or more
4 backers Limited (21 left of 25)
The Ocho Bundle Pack: 8 Pairs of Young Hearted's Exclusive Knitted Dri-fit socks and an invitation to our launch party in Atlanta, Georgia. American Made. Free Shipping within the U.S. (EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRICING)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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3rd Times A Charm: Three T-shirts or Tank Tops and Three pairs of socks. Choose from any of our designs to complete your package. American Made. Free Shipping within the U.S. (EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRICING)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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1 backer Limited (24 left of 25)
Bakers Dozen: EARLY BIRD This package includes 13 pairs of socks and an invitation to our launch party in Atlanta, Georgia. Choose from any of the designs to complete your package. Free Shipping within the U.S. American Made.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $225 or more
The Sample: This package includes 3 pair of socks, 1 T-shirt, 1 Tank Top, 1 Raglan, 1 Sweatshirt, 1 Dri-fit Running Shirt, 1 Hoody, and Free Lapel pin. You will also receive an invitation to our launch party in Atlanta, Georgia. Choose from any of our designs to complete your package. Free Shipping within the U.S. American Made.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $500 or more
The Wardrobe: This package includes 5 pairs of socks, 5 T-shirts, 3 Raglans, 3 Tank Tops, 3 Sweatshirts, 1 Dri-fit Running Tee, The Composition Hoody, and Free Lapel Pin. Choose from any of the designs to complete your package. You will also receive an invitation to our launch party in Atlanta, Georgia. Free Shipping within the U.S. American Made.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
Create Your Own Sock: This package includes one on one design time with our designer, who will help you create your own sock. You are only limited to 9 colors and your imagination. Your package will have two dozen of the sock you created. We promise we will not recreate your sock for re-selling purposes. Your socks will be one of a kind. Free Shipping, American Made. Free Shipping within the U.S.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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