UNIVERSE created the first and only Athletic clothing line for pool players. We want to expand it by adding more models (men and women) Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 7, 2014.
About this project
WE'RE ON A MISSION TO CHANGE THE IMAGE OF POOL .UNIVERSE is more than a clothing company. Our mission is to change the general public's perception of pool and to promote the game. We want to create a group identity and define the activity through clothing. After just a few months in business, we've already gotten the support of top Pros such as Johnny Archer, Dennis Hatch, Rodney Morris, Shannon Daulton and Jennifer Barretta. We also partnered up with the MOSCONI Cup, which is one of the most prestigious events in pool, to provide them with the players' uniforms. For the first time in over twenty years, the public will be able to purchase those uniforms. We are very excited about what we have been able to accomplish in a very short period of time and we are counting on your support to be able to continue growing and supporting the pool industry in the years to come.
SO IS THIS ONLY FOR POOL PLAYERS?
The answer is: absolutely not! UNIVERSE has its roots in pool and it is our Mission to help better the image of the sport and promote the pool industry as much as possible. However, the clothing we manufacture is Athletic clothing and as such it can be used for any other sport such as Gold, Tennis or anything else.
UNIVERSE Clothing is meant to be a Lifestyle brand born in pool. We welcome anyone with a passion for competition, style and performance!
WHAT IS THE UPRO LINE?
The UPro line is our most prestigious line of products. They are designed and manufactured by UNIVERSE clothing to provide the maximum level of style and comfort to the players. The new UPro models will also feature our new "Show your allegiance" woven appliques, which will elevate the experience of wearing UNIVERSE and provide the player with a chance to proudly show they are a member of the pool community. These appliques will initially come in 3 different styles: 8,9 and 10 ball. More will come in the future.
UNIVERSE is the result of the collaboration between Nick Bashizi - a young entrepreneur who has a passion for pool - and a team or World-renowned pool players including Johnny Archer, Rodney Morris, Dennis Hatch, Shannon Daulton, Shawn Putnam and Jennifer Barretta. It all started with Nick's frustration of not finding Athletic clothing for pool players and him wanting to make a difference in how the general public view pool. Click below to see our first video for the release of "The Archer" which was the first UPro shirt we released.
PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOALS
We've spent a lot of time developing the UPro line because we believe in it, and have a passion for pool. Now it's time to ask if you like it. If you do, please help us reach our goal by becoming one of our backers and sharing our campaign with everyone you know. Anything you can do will help! Our Kickstarter goal of $30,000, added to our own investment, will cover the costs of our first run of the new UPro line.
If we are lucky enough to greatly exceed our goal, we have plenty of ideas in the works! Please make sure to read the "stretch our goals" section below!
Additional Shirts: Add $50 to your pledge.
US Shipping: FREE within the continental US.
International Shipping: For our international backers, please remember to add $25 to your pledge for shipping.
Our shirts are made of a material called "stay cool", which is very comparable to NIke's Dri-Fit. They are 100% Polyester and are made to keep you cool and Dry while playing.
Risks and challenges
Timely fulfillment of rewards is extremely important to us.
The good news is that UNIVERSE is the result of a collaboration between us, our manufacturer and our suppliers. They've participated at every stage of the development process and have produced many prototypes leading to what we have to offer today. We will make some final adjustments in design before commencing full-scale production but all that is scheduled to be completed in time to meet our shipping deadline.
With that said, the manufacturing process for these particular shirts is more complicated than that of a regular shirt. Although not expected, a delay in production is possible (for example: if there is inconsistency in the quality of products we will stop production until the issues are fixed). The last thing we want to do is deliver a product you will not be happy with.
Just know that we were very careful in selecting our manufacturers based on what they already produce and the great companies they already work with. They are experienced at tackling any issues that may arise. We have full confidence in them.
What we need now is your support; so please give us the opportunity to reward you with an experience like no other.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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