"A t-shirt by itself has never changed your life, but the confidence that comes from looking good in what you are wearing can cause you to live differently."
What is your philosophy as a brand?
If you look good, you feel good. This simple sentence has been the backing argument for thousands of purchases. But usually, the clothes that make you look good, a.k.a. the name brands with the designer logos, also tend to come with a heavy price tag. At Noble Rebels, we want to offer the feel and look of designer t-shirts without putting a hole in your pocket. You will love how you look, and you are supporting a brand who supports you. We want a relationship with our customers unlike the average brand, that is why we are customizing our website to feature different Noble Rebels each and every week.
So you say your website is different than most, why?
Say you love our designs, but you also know you are undiscovered talent. Buy a t-shirt from our website, and make a video of you showcasing your skill while wearing it. Once a week we will pick 5 lucky entries to be featured on our website. That means that you could have your music, sports montage, or art being advertised on the internet for free (Yes free, we aren't kidding). That entire week will be dedicated to you and your talent. It isn't just an incentive to buy our clothes, we really want to offer the best opportunities to the kids out there who have the talent but don't have the funding.
Is there anything special about your clothing?
Each shirt design is inspired from a Biblical verse. We have selected great passages of scripture that display our beliefs as men and women of God, but we have paraphrased these to a modern translation that still gets the point across without being cheesy. We want our shirts to fit in on a rack at Zumiez or Pac Sun, but have more meaning for the wearer. We are a Christian brand, but we put enough effort into our designs for anyone to appreciate how our products look.
Are you involved in your community at all?
Our home base is located out of Scotia New York (Located near Albany, the Capital of NY), but we want to expand throughout the entire Upstate Region and beyond. The more money we get, the more we can do in the community. We would love to open skate parks, community recreation centers, and recording studios in our area. These locations would be cheaper than most, to once again provide an opportunity for the financially challenged youth in our area to have a fair shot at their dreams. We would provide skateboard lessons, sports training, and music lessons at our facilities from trained volunteers. So to answer the question in short, yes, we would love to eventually be a large part of our community.
Risks and challenges
What are the risks of investing in your company?
We are a small company without much money at the moment, and we need a significant amount to be successful in our starting year. If we do not sell enough products within the first year, much of the donated money could be eaten by rent and utility costs. We are working as hard as possible to put every dollar donated to proper use. That is why we have budgeted and planned out where every dollar given to us will go, how it will be used, and what it will provide for you in return. If you look at our chart, we have a basic outline of our financial plan highlighted in pretty colors. As you can see, we have planned for success, and are completely professional in our demeanor. We will not waste the money you bless us with, but instead bless you in return with perks and use the donations to the best of our abilities.
What are the challenges your company has faced so far?
One of our biggest challenges as a small business is to obtain enough capital for large-scale production of our clothing. We need enough money to pay for many things, including: artists who are sketching designs, programmers who are creating and maintaining our website, manufacturers who are preparing designs for print and creating the actual clothing, shipping costs to stores and online customers, general advertising and marketing, and rent for our company office. All of these small details contribute to the big picture, and are necessary for you to obtain a great product at a reasonable cost. As a small business with big dreams, we need substantial funding in our first year to provide our customers with the best quality, service and prices possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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