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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 7 2015 11:45 AM UTC +00:00
$19,579
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
166
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 7 2015 11:45 AM UTC +00:00

About

Why buy jeans that require work to wear?

Hello, and welcome to Hip Chixs. You’re here to give us money, and we’re here to tell you why.

At Hip Chixs, we celebrate the power of diversity. We understand how absolutely ridiculous it is to assume every female on earth wears denim the exact same way. It’s illogical, and we don’t do illogical.  

Instead, we do what’s necessary to create long-lasting, fabulous-looking denim. Lots of details went into our product—most of which would bore you to death. But rest assured knowing we did the research, put in the time, edited about a million times and then wore them ourselves. And we haven’t stopped wearing them. We think you’ll agree.

Signature red rivet-Italian made hardware
Signature red rivet-Italian made hardware

 Give the People What They Want

If you’re looking for the science of denim, you came to the right place. We’re nerds, you see. We love jeans in the same way some people love quantum mechanics. We know the difference between twill blend and sateen blend. We know the precise effect of abrasion on a wash. And we know how miraculous it is that we still have friends in spite of ourselves. We’re obsessed, and we couldn’t be any happier.  

But here’s the thing: We’re also self-aware. We started Hip Chixs to make jeans that look good on YOU. See that guy across the room? Our jeans will make your butt the only thing guy can think about for three days. That’s not by accident. We’re a denim company created by eclectic, unconventional women for eclectic, unconventional women. We pride ourselves on the uniformity of our fit despite the uniqueness of yours.

The Skinny Indigo
The Skinny Indigo
Straight and Narrow
Straight and Narrow
Skinny Bootie "our slim bootcut style"
Skinny Bootie "our slim bootcut style"

How Can You Help?

Ah, yes. The bottom line. We love bottom lines. We make jeans, after all.

So, we need some cash to get off the ground. We believe in our product, and we believe our product can revolutionize the way women feel about themselves. But we know that our beliefs don’t pay the rent. That’s where you come in.

If you’re interested in learning more, contact us:  aimee@hipchixs.com and megan@hipchixs.com. If you’re already a fan: twitter @hipchixsdenim or Facebook at Hip Chixs, thank you so much for believing in us already. Either way, we’d love for you to become part of the Hip Chixs family. Here’s how you can help… 

Hip Chixs family
Hip Chixs family

 Hip Chixs wearing Hip Chixs:

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 The vintage tee v-neck and tote

Risks and challenges

This is the one part of our campaign we looked forward to writing the least.

No one likes addressing risks and challenges. It’s the opposite of fun. It’s exhausting, actually. But we also know that failure is a lot like an ex-boyfriend: The faster you get a conversation out of the way, the freer you are to move on with your life. So, here we are. Getting this conversation out of the way.

This won’t come as much of a surprise, but working capital drives pretty much everything we do here. Right now, orders mean the world, but we can’t fill orders without healthy inventory. Developing the Hip Chixs brand is of the utmost priority, but we can’t do that without a marketing budget. We’re in the process of generating a sizeable buzz around our denim, but our four little hands can only move so quickly. Guess what it’ll take for us to get bigger.

Spoiler alert: The answer, once again, is capital. As we continue to propel Hip Chixs forward, our need for operational funds becomes more and more critical. We need money, and we need money fast.

Which leads us to potential risks, an altogether-loftier-yet-still-somehow-horrifying elephant in the room.

We’ll shoot you straight: We aren’t afraid that this denim can’t sell itself. With a not-yet-known brand like Hip Chixs, any revenue we have generated thus far has pretty much been because of the product itself. Our design is cutting-edge, and our material supports the design perfectly. However, that doesn’t mean we’ve overlooked the prospect of a back room filled with denim we can’t seem to get rid of. Toxic inventory ties up open-to-buy, which obstructs the ability to purchase styles that turn.

Another potential risk: Space. Right now, we’re operating out of a guest room, which is fine. It’s a beautiful room. But eventually, we will outgrow this house. Our inventory will need a place to live that isn’t a series of pre-fab cardboard boxes organized into a cubby system. We have standards.

We know that once we hit a certain amount of inventory, our space will become inadequate, which will put a stranglehold on our timeline, as well. But again, these are all possible issues arising from a lack of working capital.

You see where we’re going, here. Our future (for the moment, anyway) is completely dependent on capital. Thankfully, you can help.

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