DOWNHILL THREADS: CARVE YOUR OWN TRAIL
I am creating Downhill Threads for skiers like myself who want to wear their passion for the sport year round. If you have been lucky enough to experience what it feels like to glide down a slope, with light powder spraying up behind you, in the serenity of the mountains, then you understand the indescribable love every skier shares. Skiing is more than a pastime or a sport... it's a lifestyle.
I'm always on the lookout for ski-related products, and especially shirts. Unfortunately, they are pretty hard to find. Most big ski companies just print their logo on everything. And in most stores that sell graphic tshirts, the subject of skiing seems to be ignored. So I decided to create my own.
I hope that tshirts are just the beginning of Downhill Threads. My goal is to have a full line of ski products that are focused on the sport itself, and not the company behind it.
CLICKED IN: READY TO GLIDE
I've worked hard over the last 4 months to develop the first line of Downhill Threads shirt designs. I created 20 designs and had a group of fellow skiers vote on them, which helped to narrow them down to the 10 designs I will be printing first. I also have done extensive research on starting a business and have followed all of the legal protocol to get everything in place. The next step is where I need your help!
WHERE THE MONEY WILL GO
I've learned that printing quality tshirts is expensive! But I didn't want a product that would fall apart or would be uncomfortable. I also wanted to print with an ink that was earth-friendly, which is more expensive to do. So all the contributions to Downhill Threads will be used to print the first run of shirts. I am working with a great company that specializes in water-based ink printing, and uses only eco-friendly printing, cleaning and disposal methods. I have used my own funds/time for creating the designs, the website, the legal stuff, and all of the other little things that go along with starting a business. But I would LOVE and APPRECIATE your help with the final, important task of getting the products made right.
THE SKI SHIRTS
Below are the chosen designs that will become the first line of Downhill Threads. They will be printed on a super soft, athletic fit shirt using water-based inks that become part of the shirt (not a heavy coat of ink that sits on top). Sizes available are: S, M, L, XL.
WINTER IS COMING!
If this project is successfully funded the printing will begin immediately. Shirts will be ready to ship in October, hopefully as the snow begins to think about falling again. I'll be sure to post updates here, but follow the progress on my facebook and twitter pages as well. And be sure to check out the website when it's complete!
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP! See you on the slopes!
© 2012 Downhill Threads. Ski-Shirt, LLC
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If the project is fully funded, you will be emailed to find out which design(s) and what size(s) you would like.
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After a lot of research, I decided to go with Real Thread, and great company located in Florida that specializes in water-based ink printing and produces high quality, professional work. Check 'em out: http://www.realthread.com/
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