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By Francie Wasser
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About

You have finally found the 100% cotton underwear you have been looking for! FranciePants are not only healthy, but also beautiful, so that women need not compromise on style in order to care for their bodies. 

The following fabric selections will be available exclusively to Kickstarter backers:

We are so excited to have reached 100% funded in only 2 hours!!! Help us reach these stretch goals so we can create more jobs for Americans right away and bring you new styles:

One of our stretch goals will be to add a fifth style: the high waist brief with contrast sides:

FranciePants is the pioneer of crowd manufacturing. Each of our garments are handcrafted by a Sewing Artist in the United States who works from home. It's a new way of making things that empowers Americans to earn generous and flexible income, from home, and while prioritizing what matters to them. 

By backing FranciePants you are helping us hire Americans immediately for jobs that empower them financially and personally. Our goal is $5000 because that is all it will take to hire one additional Sewing Artist to our crew. We hope you will help us raise far more. Unlike many campaigns, there is no minimum order quality we need to meet to place an order abroad. We will scale as much as you help us scale. You can create a job right now. 

By backing us you are not only helping to bring a healthy empowering product to women, but also to start a crowd manufacturing movement. These jobs will help people, perhaps your friends, family, or you, to earn a generous and reliable income, that works with their schedules and allows them to prioritize what matters most.

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We offer four styles that fit all sizes, body types, and preferences. All feature stretch lace trim and smooth construction without panty lines.

FranciePants fit all body types and sizes well, from a traditional size 00-32 and beyond. At FranciePants, we reject traditional sizing. Instead of stigmatizing labels like XS and XL, we name our sizes. See the chart below to find your FranciePants size. If your size falls close to the border between two sizes, choose to size up for more coverage.

We are offering a very special reward that we believe is unlike anything that has ever been offered on Kickstarter - the opportunity to sponsor an entire "pod" of sewing artists in your hometown or favorite city. Pods are our way of organizing our crew of Sewing Artists. By sponsoring a pod in your favorite city, you will create at least 10 well-paid, flexible jobs for your friends and neighbors. There will likely be many more jobs at your pod in the future. (Thirty Sewing Artists is our estimate for optimal pod size.) Furthermore, you position your hometown as one of the leaders in the crowd manufacturing movement. We will heavily promote the work we do at all pods, especially the first ones that result from this campaign. This reward also includes the opportunity to name the pod. Your name, the name of a trust, estate, business, or organization, may be named. This reward is offered for a donation of $25,000. 

We reserve the right to edit or adjust your requested pod name, if necessary, to align it with the brand. The city or metro area you select for a FranciePants pod must be in the continental United States, have a population of at least 50,000, and have a public transportation system (any type). It must be within 75 miles of a major airport. Please contact us directly so we can confirm your favorite city is eligible for a FranciePants pod and facilitate the transaction.

We believe that:

  • Comfort and aesthetics can coexist  
  • All brands should make clothing in all sizes  
  • Homemade things are inherently special  
  • Buying products made by each other is how we care for one another

Risks and challenges

FranciePants was founded in March 2017. Since then we have been working hard test and perfect our styles with focus groups, fit testing, and by distributing samples. All patterns in all sizes are complete and tested for fit, functionality, and durability. We have trained six Sewing Artists and refined our process for instruction. Our sewing leadership team is ready to commence training in Baltimore. We have referrals for Sewing Artists ready to work in Maryland. We have fabric and materials in inventory ready to manufacture.

We are immediately ready to execute on pre-sales of up to approximately 5,000 garments. If we pre-sell more (and we hope we do!) we will need to increase our fabric purchases and will likely opt to have our fabric manufactured in the US. This adjustment will present a delay in acquiring fabric, though it should not affect our overall timeline, as we have all the materials we need to start making ultra early bird and early bird orders and the ability to wait six weeks to acquire the additional fabric we need. Our future Los Angeles based fabric suppliers have already been identified and are ready to work with us.

We run a very small risk of not being able to deliver your rewards according to our time estimates and practically no risk of failing to deliver, as we have already been crowd manufacturing samples for months, in order to test the process.

As we add new pods, in new cities, new and unexpected challenges may arise. In any new pods sponsored and selected by backers, we will commence a recruitment process to find the right local Sewing Leader and pod location. While we anticipate our schedule allows generous time for this process, there is the chance of delays in finding and hiring a qualified team to lead operations and subsequent delays in recruitment.

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    Love and thanks

    Join the crowd manufacturing movement. Every donation helps us create well-paid, flexible, and empowering jobs for Americans immediately and demonstrates to the world that this is the type of opportunity we want for our friends and neighbors.

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    T-shirt

    Medium weight 100% cotton T-shirts. Two designs available:

    1. Logo T
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    Both designs available in either women's or unisex sizes, fitting chest sizes 31-57".

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    Tote bag

    Light wash denim tote bag with natural colored straps and matching screen print. Crafted at Sew Lab USA in Baltimore by workforce development program trainees.

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    Custom pair FranciePants w/ consultation

    Design your own custom pair of FranciePants, with help from Francie. Choose from our four styles, proprietary sizing and private collection of not-available to the public fabrics. Choose the color of lace to go with your fabric selection(s). Get as wild or subtle as you want with your design. The reward includes a phone or skype consultation with Francie.

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    4 pairs of FranciePants

    Four pairs of FranciePants in your choice of size and style. Try all four of our styles to discover your favorite or choose four different fabrics in your favorite style. The choice is yours!

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    Celebrate with us in style in Washington, DC at POV at the W Hotel (or similar venue) at this black-tie-your-way (you do you) affair. Guest list will include FranciePants models, supporters, members of the social entrepreneurship community of DC, and other influencers. Special guests will include women's rights advocates and thought leaders. Ticket includes food and beverage. (Travel and accommodation not included.)

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    8 pairs of FranciePants - Early Bird

    Eight pairs of FranciePants in your choice of size and style. Enough for matching gifts to your entire bridal party. Or keep them all for you and wear a different pair every day of the week (with one extra)! Try all four of our styles to discover your favorite or choose different fabrics in your favorite style. The choice is yours!

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    8 pairs of FranciePants

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    16 pairs of FranciePants

    Sixteen pairs of FranciePants in your choice of size and style. An entire underwear drawer makeover for you, your loved one, or family member. Or split the order with a friend, mother, or daughter. Try all four of our styles to discover your favorite or choose different fabrics in your favorite style. The choice is yours!

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    Tour & shop LA fabric district w/Francie

    Francie shops for our 100% cotton jersey we use to make FranciePants in the famous Los Angeles fabric district. We buy from select wholesalers with hundreds of thousands of fabrics in stock. Tour this fabulous and fascinating neighborhood with Francie and help her pick the fabric for the next line of FranciePants. Date to be mutually agreed on. Tour meets in downtown Los Angeles. Tour includes lunch. (Tour does not include travel or accommodations.)

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    For $1000, not only are you putting us well on our way to contracting an additional Sewing Artist, you will be thanked in perpetuity on our website. Your name, the name of a trust, estate, business, or organization, may be named. (You may also choose to donate anonymously and forgo the thank you page.)

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    Custom FranciePants Design Party

    Francie will visit your home (anywhere in the continental US) and co-host a Custom FranciePants Design Party with you, for up to 12 guests. Francie will bring sample garments and fabric, not available to the public, with lace options for guests to design their own custom pair of FranciePants. You and each guest may design one custom pair for themselves or as a gift. Garments will be sewn by Sewing Artists and shipped to you or your guests a few weeks later. Party reward includes $250 food and beverage budget, presentation by Francie, and 1:1 design consultation for each guest. Party timing to be mutually agreed upon, with effort to schedule parties between August and October 2018.

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    Sponsor a Sewing Artist

    We are on Kickstarter for the express purpose of creating well-paid, flexible, jobs for Americans right away. We seek to raise as much as possible, so we can hire as many Sewing Artists as possible.

    With your donation of $5000 we will hire one Sewing Artist and provide them with training, certification, and reliable flexible work, as much or as little as they choose and as meets their needs. This donation will provide their pay and enable us to grow the brand so that we have steady work for them ongoing.

    Starting in October 2018, and once per quarter throughout 2019, we will share the story of one or more of our Sewing Artists with you by mail or email, so you can see how these jobs impact the lives of Americans you have helped.

    The reward also includes the Love Forever reward. In addition to sponsoring one Sewing Artist, you will be thanked in perpetuity on our website. Your name, the name of a trust, estate, business, or organization, may be named. (You may also choose to donate anonymously and forgo the thank you page.)

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    Sponsor two Sewing Artists

    We are on Kickstarter for the express purpose of creating well-paid, flexible, jobs for Americans right away. We seek to raise as much as possible, so we can hire as many Sewing Artists as possible.

    With your donation of $10,000 we will hire two Sewing Artists and provide them with training, certification, and reliable flexible work, as much or as little as they choose and as meets their needs. This donation will provide their pay and enable us to grow the brand so that we have steady work for them ongoing.

    Starting in October 2018, and once per quarter throughout 2019, we will share the story of two or more of our Sewing Artists with you by mail or email, so you can see how these jobs impact the lives of Americans you have helped.

    The reward also includes the Love Forever reward. In addition to sponsoring two Sewing Artists, you will be thanked in perpetuity on our website. Your name, the name of a trust, estate, business, or organization, may be named. (You may also choose to donate anonymously and forgo the thank you page.)

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    Four pairs of FranciePants in your choice of size and style. Try all four of our styles to discover your favorite or choose four different fabrics in your favorite style. The choice is yours!

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    Eight pairs of FranciePants in your choice of size and style. Enough for matching gifts to your entire bridal party. Or keep them all for you and wear a different pair every day of the week (with one extra)! Try all four of our styles to discover your favorite or choose different fabrics in your favorite style. The choice is yours!

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    Sixteen pairs of FranciePants in your choice of size and style. An entire underwear drawer makeover for you, your loved one, or family member. Or split the order with a friend, mother, or daughter. Try all four of our styles to discover your favorite or choose different fabrics in your favorite style. The choice is yours!

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    Sixteen pairs of FranciePants in your choice of size and style. An entire underwear drawer makeover for you, your loved one, or family member. Or split the order with a friend, mother, or daughter. Try all four of our styles to discover your favorite or choose different fabrics in your favorite style. The choice is yours!

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