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a new clothing line that's making it easy to feel great while looking good, season after season. flattering, easy & chic. made in USA.
a new clothing line that's making it easy to feel great while looking good, season after season. flattering, easy & chic. made in USA.
146 backers pledged $22,819 to help bring this project to life.

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introducing [esby] apparel, a brand that is well made in the USA of high quality imported fabrics.  timeless styles that transcend well day-to-night, season after season.

I am Stephanie Beard, creator of esby, and moved from NYC to Austin over a year ago in order to launch this brand I've always wanted to wear.  I designed menswear for many years & noticed the lack of quality, timeless, & well-made apparel in womenswear.  This was the driving force behind esby's creation.

creator, stephanie beard
creator, stephanie beard

I want clothing that is stylish, well-made, and affordable.  I want pieces that I can wear year-round, layered up or down, and to feel comfortable while looking good.

navy beach maxi
navy beach maxi
east end tee
east end tee
coffee dot small scarf
coffee dot small scarf
over-dyed kimono top & indigo striped bandana
over-dyed kimono top & indigo striped bandana

 I have poured myself & ALL of my savings into research & development of esby's first season.  esby will be produced in a small factory in New Orleans.  Washes will be added to increase softness, remove shrink, and improve fit.  esby will always be made of comfortable, all-natural fabrics.

NOLA SEWN - New Orleans, LA
NOLA SEWN - New Orleans, LA

Now we are ready for production to begin, and need YOUR help.

beach house reversible garment-dyed top
beach house reversible garment-dyed top

By backing this project, you will help esby grow into the brand that it can be.  By pledging now, you can be the first to own a piece from esby's debut collection. 

west lake dress & esby small scarf
west lake dress & esby small scarf

All styles are available from season one through this campaign & the first production run could sell out!  Grab a scarf, shirt, or dress today by pledging on the right side of this page.  

If season one does sell out, pre-orders of season two will become available.

All fits are a true-to-size roomy comfortable fit.  If you want something to fit closer to your body, you may want to size down.

the bandana comes in two different cotton fabrics & can be worn as a handkerchief or pocket square, as well as a traditional bandana.

the small scarf is hardly small -- still large enough to wrap around several times to keep you warm, or just to add that something special to your outfit.

the large scarf is so comfortable & chic.  it also can be used as a park blanket/table cloth/you name it!

the kimono top is a simple V-neck in the front and back with a kimono style sleeve.  it falls so nicely & is easy to wear day or night. 

the east end tee comes in 2 different garment-dyed colors, as well as crisp white.  the all-over dobby gives this flattering cotton "tee" a nice texture & dressed up feel for a woven pocket tee.

the reversible beach house top has the main label sewn at the side seam making this cotton garment-dyed top easy to wear with the scoop OR the V in the front.  there is a great all-over texture from the aztec pattern woven into the cotton fabric.

the west lake top is borrowed from the boys with added feminine flare from the gathering at the back yoke.  it comes in a bleached cotton chambray as well as the cotton indigo micro stripe. (my favorite piece!)

the fort pond tunic is excellent for year-round wear.  the shirt-tail hem is slightly longer in the back, & you'll be so happy it has pockets.  this comes in the cotton indigo micro stripe.

the west lake shirt dress is a favorite due to it's versatility from the pockets & it's midi length - making it perfect from day to night.  this dress is easily worn with or without the self belt, & comes in the bleached cotton chambray or the over-dyed black chambray.

the navy beach maxi will make you forget how great you look because of how comfortable you feel.  with a V in the front and back, and slight gathering at the waist, you may never want to take this cotton ikat print dress off.

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Thank you for taking a look at this new brand and please pledge anything you can to help esby grow.  In fact, anything you can do will be a huge help!  Please share this page on Facebook or Twitter, and send an email to your friends! (See the easy-to-copy-and-paste links just below the video)

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  Thank you so much for helping make this long time dream of mine come true!

-sb

video cred: Jared Simpson

photo cred: Sharon Clark (all images)

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Risks and challenges

Because I already have all fabric and trims, and are ready for production, timing for rewards is pretty solid. There is always a chance something could come up during production that would cause a delay, and in such a case, you will be notified immediately. Season two timing is a little less concrete than season one, and could be completed much sooner than the anticipated delivery time. You will be updated along the way.

As always, please feel free to email me with any questions.

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    Thank you! To show my appreciation, I will send you a hand written thank you card. [designs inspired by season one of esby] I will also keep you up to date on esby's progress & growth.

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    ESBY BANDANA - Thank you! You will receive an original season one esby bandana & a thank you card. Choose from 2 patterns. 100% Cotton. Bandana will retail for $36.

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    ESBY SMALL SCARF - Thank you! You will receive an original season one esby small scarf. Choose from 2 patterns.
    100% Cotton Ikat. Scarf retails for $78.

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    ESBY LARGE SCARF - Thank you!! You will receive an original season one esby large scarf. This scarf can also be used as a park blanket, beach sheet, or table cloth. Choose from 3 patterns. 100% Cotton.
    Scarf retails for $98.

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    ESBY KIMONO TOP - Thank you! You will receive a piece from esby's first production run. This flattering top comes in 2 colors/patterns and is 100% Cotton. Sized XS-L Top will retail for $150.

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    ESBY EAST END TEE - Thanks!! You will receive this woven scoop back pocket tee, part of esby's debut collection. This comfy & versatile top comes in 3 garment dyed colors and is 100% Cotton.
    Sized XS-L Top will retail for $150.

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    ESBY BEACH HOUSE TOP - Thank you! You will receive this reversible top that is V on one side and scoops on the other. This textured top is super soft garment dyed 100% Cotton and top comes in 1 color. Sized XS-L Shirt will retail for $150.

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    ESBY WEST LAKE TOP - Thank you!! You will receive this great short-sleeved button down top from esby season one. This shirt comes in a choice of 2 patterns/colors, is 100% Cotton with real pearl buttons. Sized XS-XL Top will retail for $168.

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    ANY 2 SCARVES! - Thank you!! You will receive 2 original season one esby scarves / Choose from all 5 patterns Large or Small. 100% Cotton. Scarf retails for $78 & $98. $176+ value.

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    ESBY FORT POND TUNIC - Thank you!! This may be my favorite piece. This tunic can be worn year round - with pants, or without. It comes in an indigo striped chambray and is 100% Cotton. Tunic has real pearl buttons. Sized XS-XL Will retail for $210.

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    ESBY WEST LAKE DRESS - Thank you! Another favorite & year round, day-to-night piece is this button down 100% Cotton Chambray dress. This dress comes in 2 colors and a self belt that can be worn with or without. Sized XS-L Dress will retail for $250.

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    ESBY NAVY BEACH MAXI DRESS - Thanks!! Probably be most anticipated piece in the line, this maxi will be your new favorite. 100% Cotton Ikat maxi dress can be altered to any length. Sized XS-L Dress will retail for $250.

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    2 ESBY TOPS & 1 DRESS - can't decide? You don't have to. Thank you! This reward allows you to purchase 3 pieces from esby's debut line. Choose 2 from all Tops and 1 Dress. All 100% Cotton. $550 value.

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    1 OF EACH PIECE IN THE FIRST ESBY LINE! - need all of it? I understand. Thank you!!! For such a large pledge, you will receive 1 of each esby style! That's 10 pieces- choice of color for each style. All 100% Cotton. $1500 value.

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