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We recycle 11 plastic bottles into durable and fully functional board shorts that perform on all occasions, from beach to bar.
We recycle 11 plastic bottles into durable and fully functional board shorts that perform on all occasions, from beach to bar.
215 backers pledged $24,782 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to Fair Harbor! 

 

(see Shark Tank video below for more praise from Jessica, MC Hammer and more!)

The New Line 

We have worked very hard to bring you the highest quality designs and fabric in our new line featured below.

We are extremely excited to launch our Kickstarter campaign for Fair Harbor Clothing. Started by three college students, Fair Harbor Clothing is an eco-friendly, active lifestyle brand inspired by the simple summer life in Fair Harbor, a small beach town on Fire Island, New York. Once we learned how much plastic waste was filling up our environment we felt it was our responsibility to make an effort to clean up our oceans.

We recycle plastic bottles into board shorts to ensure that 11 fewer plastic bottles will end up on the shores of Fair Harbor and other beaches.

Made from 11 recycled plastic bottles, each pair of our board shorts is designed to be stylish and fully functional. With an 8-inch inseam, they're not too long and not too short. Wear them throughout the day and into the night for a laid-back look from beach to bar.

We are inspired to create a product that embodies the serenity of Fair Harbor and fight hard to protect similar beach communities around the US, which is why we’ve partnered with 1% for the Planet. After looking at dozens of different fabric, designs and style samples, as well as a 500-piece test run on family, friends and locals Fire Island residents, we are ready to officially launch the full Fair Harbor Clothing experience.

HERE'S WHERE YOU COME IN:

We're so close to bringing you a new line of awesome Fair Harbor products, including seven new styles of board shorts and five completely redesigned shirts made from 100% organic cotton (see below for more!). Your support will help us launch this new line and keep more plastic waste out of our beautiful environment. Even better--it will help you stay decked out in the newest styles, all while feeling good about your purchase.

What is Fair Harbor anyway?

Fair Harbor is a small town and happily barefoot community on Fire Island in New York. It is the most perfect place. There are clean sandy beaches, no cars on the entire island and the welcoming smell of saltwater fills in the air. Here is a video that we shot earlier this year to show the amazing place where we grew up and that inspired us to start FHC. 

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We are dreaming big and expanding our program thanks to your amazing support. Keep up to date on our progress and new developments through our Facebook and Instagram updates!

The New Line (Continued) 

Klean Kanteen and Fair Harbor Hats

The Process 

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Meet the Team

Jake Danehy, Caroline Danehy and Sam Jacobson are the Co-Founders of Fair Harbor Clothing. Collectively, the three friends lead the Fair Harbor Clothing team and each supervises a distinct sector.

Jake Danehy, President: heads up product development, marketing and sales for Fair Harbor Clothing. Jake has already run a number of small businesses, from his own lacrosse summer camp, to a late-night hot dog stand outside Colgate bars. Jake is graduating from Colgate University as a four year goalie on the Division 1 Varsity Men's Lacrosse team and with a degree in geography.

Caroline Danehy, Creative Director: directs the creative efforts for Fair Harbor Clothing. Before launching the brand, Caroline ran a successful fashion blog and attended courses at LIM College, a fashion institute in New York City that focuses on the business side of the fashion industry. Caroline is a freshman at Colgate University.

Sam Jacobson, Vice President: leads business development and finance for Fair Harbor Clothing. Sam has worked and consulted for five startups since coming to college. Sam is graduating from USC with a degree in business and social entrepreneurship.

Liv Rogers, Graphic Artist and Photographer: After graduating from USC with a degree in visual communication and graphic design, Liv joined the Fair Harbor Clothing team. Liv is responsible for all photography and graphic art for our board shorts and shirts. 

Last year we pitched Fair Harbor Clothing to a Shark Tank panel at Colgate University and won $20,000 in initial funding. The panel consisted of Jessica Alba (co-founder, The Honest Company), Neil Blumenthal (co- CEO and co-founder, Warby Parker), Jennifer Hyman (CEO and co-Founder, Rent The Runway), MC Hammer (musician, tech entrepreneur), Greg Coleman (president, Buzzfeed), and Dan Rosensweig (CEO, Chegg). This money was used for our initial production run of 500 board shorts.

Timeline 

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First Fair Harbor Line In the World 

Risks and challenges

We have already set up our entire supply chain. The designs are finalized, the fabric is ordered and our factory is just awaiting our go ahead. Upon receiving funding, we will give the factory the OK to go ahead with our new line of products, which will be ready to ship out by the beginning of March.

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    PACK OF FAIR HARBOR STICKERS

    In addition, you will receive a personal thank you email from the Fair Harbor team for your generous contribution.

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    CUSTOM FAIR HARBOR HAT
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    Made from 50% recycled polyester and 50% organic cotton. Select from Atlantic Blue, Firehouse Red, and Weathered Wood Gray.

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    FAIR HARBOR CUSTOM KLEAN KANTEEN
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    Who needs single use plastic bottles? Definitely not us. We have partnered with Klean Kanteen to make an awesome stainless steel water bottle.

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    BUTTER-SOFT 100% ORGANIC COTTON SHORT-SLEEVE POCKET TEE SHIRTS
    (10% off retail value)

    We have taken our short sleeve t-shirt game to the next level by perfecting the fit and using the highest quality organic cotton in the world. I promise you will love our fit and new simple designs.

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    BUTTER-SOFT 100% ORGANIC COTTON LONG SLEEVE POCKET SHIRTS
    (10% off retail value)

    Not only have we we have taken our short sleeve t-shirt game to the next level but our long sleeve shirts are brand new to Fair Harbor, and you won't be disappointed. We have perfected the fit and sourced the highest quality organic cotton in the world.

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    ONE OF OUR SIGNATURE BOARDSHORTS MADE FROM 11 PLASTIC BOTTLES.
    (10% off retail value)

    We have listened to feedback from our customers and have developed 7 new boardshort styles that we know you will love. With simple colors and great new designs, you won't be able to take them off.

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    Pledge $115 or more About $115

    THE SIMPLE LIFE
    ($15 off retail value)

    Includes your choice of any 2 of our signature boardshorts.

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    I LOVE BUTTER-SOFT ORGANIC COTTON
    ($20 off retail value)

    Includes all of our new shirts: 3 short sleeve pocket t-shirts, 2 long sleeve pocket t-shirts.

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    THE FULL PACKAGE
    ($15 off retail value)

    Includes 1 boardshort, 1 short sleeve pocket t-shirt, 1 long sleeve pocket t-shirt, 1 hat and 1 custom Klean Kanteen water bottle.

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    I NEED SOME BOARDSHORTS
    ($25 off retail value)

    Includes your choice of 3 of our custom boardshorts.

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    KEEPING IT CLEAN
    ($55 off retail value)

    Includes 2 boardshorts, 2 short sleeve pocket t-shirts, 2 long sleeve pocket t-shirts, 2 hats, 2 custom kleen kanteen water bottles.

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    I GOTTA SEA'S THE DAY!
    ($55 off retail value)

    Includes all SEVEN new boardshort styles. You will be removing 77 plastic bottles from the environment.

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    THE FAIR HARBOR LEGEND
    ($100 off retail value)

    INCLUDES ALL NEW PRODUCTS: 7 boardshorts, 3 short sleeve pocket t-shirts, 2 long-sleeve pocket t-shirts, 3 hats, 1 custom Klean Kanteen water bottle.

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    THE FAIR HARBOR HOMETOWN HERO

    Join the Fair Harbor Clothing team for a summer barbecue in our namesake town, Fair Harbor, NY. Our Hometown Heroes will receive a special package of Fair Harbor gear and will be invited to help us brainstorm ideas for our 2017 line of clothes.

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- (30 days)