Greetings from Oceanside !
Welcome to our first Kickstarter project.
We are a contemporary artists collective promoting creativity and cultural exchange through muralists and sustainable practices.
Our creative processes are rooted in the traditions of mural-making.
During the month of August, ELNA, a collaborating artist from Jerusalem, was flown all the way from Israel to Oceanside, California to paint a mural and create the opportunity to bring culture and art into public spaces and peoples’ life.
I-tal is pre-launching a unique collection of Hemp made products and exclusive signed prints with artists from Europe, Middle East, and South America.
Each of our products is part of a limited edition collection made with high quality sustainable fibers.
#1 Waterproof Coach Jacket
Our Coach Jackets features a water resistant, organic Hemp and recycled polyester shell made from trashed plastic bottles. It's completely lined with a soft and warm recycled fleece that protects from cold. These strong materials plus their well-made manufacturing ensure a durable product. All jackets features an inside chest pocket.
VINCS based in Oceanside, CA
ELNA based in Jerusalem, Israel
ZEBU based in Berlin, Germany
#2 Button Up Shirts
Our button up shirts are made from Organic Hemp blended with Organic Cotton providing a super soft, durable, breathable and comfortable shirt.
Every little detail counts !
We believe on well-made products caring on every little detail. All our shirts comes with different artist collaborations labels and coconut made buttons.
Hemp is the ideal material for caps. With natural UV resistance and strong qualities brings a premium hat. All hats features an inside secret pocket. This unique hats are in collaboration with our friends from Grassroots California featuring 2 artists.
#1 Paula Duro based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
#2 VINCS based in Oceanside, CA.
Hemp fiber provides an anti-microbial protection against a wide range of pathogenic bacteria. Ideal properties to extend the use of same pair of socks.
Unique socks in collaboration with 5 different artists.
- Elna, Zebu, OnlyJoke, Paula Duro, Vincs.
Kickstarter is a great platform to pre-lunch our products and bring best prices to our backers! Our campaign goal is to allow us to move forward with our vision and collaborate with more artists and bring additional murals into public spaces.
This is a great opportunity to help us overcome the costly process of developing products on small scale.
We have identified Hemp as an extremely meaningful resource.
Ancient Egyptians and Asian cultures used hemp as a fiber for their art representations, dressing and health along with many other uses.
We’ve dug out for the finest fibers with the quality of being friendly to the environment. Cultivating hemp takes little to no resources. Hemp needs about a quarter of water that cotton takes and no pesticides!
Hemp combined with recycled fibers from plastic bottles provides natural protection to most common bacteria.
Hemp one the most resistant natural fibers available. It’s hollow core structure allows effective temperature regulation; its warmer into the cold and fresher when hot allowing moisture to breath out.
Hemp fiber was extensively used in the US before WWI. Navy ropes were made from it, the first Levi’s was made from it too, and many other products until it was banned to see cotton and oil based synthetic fibers take over.
WHY THIS COLLABORATION MATTERS
Art has been integral to the development of our culture. Since our origins, we have utilized art to express as human beings.
We believe that quality is not just a well-made product.
Beyond the concept of best manufacturing practices and a well made product there are purposes, art, materials and a message to society.
Modern industrial production has pushed away humans from manufacturing and products have lost an important link to craftsmanship.
Hemp is a natural option over oil-based synthetic products.
It matters we chose sustainable over non-sustainable.
We’re interested in a different model of production, one in which products have a real story behind, the human being has a prominent role and it is introduced so that products become more than just that.
Hemp printed canvas on your wall.
Our collaborating artists have released a super limited edition screen-printed canvas just like in ancient times over HEMP fabric. These prints come along with our singnature pledges in limited quantities. Do not miss them!!
Location of a factory is not as important as practices such factory can comply with. We look closely into them and take time to learn whom with to get involved into a manufacturing project.
We've chosen small to medium size factories that have a committment with a sustainble, eco-friendly production and have fair tretament of employees and a good relationship with their communities.
We make sure to understand the factory policies and follow on what they do and how they do it to comply with our manufacturing policies. We look to stablish long term relationships and partner up for product development.
Risks and challenges
Working with artists from all over the world brings different styles into each artwork applied to products. There is always a risk on the final results when you apply the art into different materials. Also all our products are hand made and as any human there's always a chance to make a mistake in the process.
As we are focused on bringing the highest quality sustainable products, we have a great quality control team that make sure every product done meets our quality standards and also is approved by each of the artists we work with. To avoid and be prepared in the case any little problem occurs, we are considering a 3% of extra production to replace any products that might be done wrong. Each of our products is a pure representation of the artist’s vision and inspiration.
We have been working on this project from a long time to finally launch it through this Kickstarter campaign!! After a long time testing different materials and artwork printing solutions, we are glad of our great results, nailing every piece into its correct position.
We feel very excited and comfortable with our production process and we will make sure with our own hands and eyes to deliver the most original and well-made product to your hands.
We are sure you will love our high quality fibers and be proud to wear them!
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