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We are Little Flock of Horrors - merino for little monsters and we make modern designer kids clothing from New Zealand merino fabrics.
We are Little Flock of Horrors - merino for little monsters and we make modern designer kids clothing from New Zealand merino fabrics.
95 backers pledged $14,708 to help bring this project to life.

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JUST A FEW REASONS WHY MERINO IS SO AWESOME

*  Merino is 100% natural, biodegradable, totally renewable and sustainable.  (Yeah Earth!)

*  Merino is the only natural fabric that naturally breathes and controls moisture.  It cools when little monsters get too hot and insulates when their body temperature drops.  (Kiss clamminess goodbye!)

*  Unlike scratchy wool, merino is luxuriously soft and gentle on little monster’s skin.  (Smooth as a monster’s bottom!)

*  Merino naturally stretches and moves when little monsters move, yet it does not loose its shape - say goodbye to stretched out necklines. (Watch them stretch and GO!)

 Far from traditional kids clothing, Little Flock is packed with style, attitude and tongue-in-cheek naughtiness.  The range we are developing for the October show includes drop-crotch pants, dipped hem shirts, slouchie beanies, fingerless gloves, jogging sweats, pocket t’s, kimonos and dresses, all produced in New Zealand from 100% merino wool.

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

 Founded by a hybrid US/NZ couple with a background in action sports, we’ll be showing our extended line of modern designer 100% merino children’s clothing at the largest kids and childrenswear tradeshow in the USA in October, 2013.  But we need your help!

With pledges through Kickstarter we can help Mom’s and Dad’s everywhere to kick their kids polyester and inferior duds to the kerb, for good! 

Everything we are producing for Kickstarter is totally limited edition and made just this one time, just for you!

WHY LITTLE FLOCK OF HORRORS?

When people say that being a parent is the hardest job in the world, they’re not kidding.  We often say that our parenting journey isn’t all about “dimples and baby giggles”, with our two “monsters” (as we affectionately call them), running us ragged from the time they wake up, to the time they go to bed, (plus the 3 nighttime wake ups in between.)  But we wouldn’t trade our crazy lives for the world!

Little Flock of Horrors is inspired by our two monsters, Iggy and Frankie, and the parenting journey that we continue to travel on while holding their sticky hands.  

We're different.

We're using the world’s best fabric to produce a line of clothing that is on-trend, stylish and chic.  The kind of clothes you’d want to wear, but ours are made from 100% merino in New Zealand.

We're honest.  

Little Flock of Horrors is not about rainbows, unicorns, giggling kids or newborns sleeping on sheepskin rugs.  Kids will be kids, and we embrace it.  

Toddler tantrums, mischievous mugshots, epic meltdowns or monster mash dance parties, our fabric is 100% honest, and so is our brand.

Through generous Kickstarter contributions we will launch our brand at the ABC Tradeshow in Las Vegas, and get our fine merino garments in front of a number of buyers from the US and beyond.  We will use the funds to produce a sample set of approx. 70 pieces in a number of different colours, purchase our fabric, have our photoshoot, design our lookbook, launch our website and execute our marketing plan.  

With your help, our dream of showing the world that merino is THE BEST fabric for babies and children will be one step closer.

The feedback we’ve received so far has been fantastic!  DailyCandy spotted us and loves us, but we are still entirely self-funded and need to take it to the next level.

That’s where you can help us!

Added for more adult options!
Added for more adult options!
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Updated Image again! This time to include a women

Risks and challenges

If we reach our goal then we will work hard to get everything to your door by the end of October 2013. We want you to have your merino on your or your child's body in time to experience the this superior fabric during Fall/Winter season. Once we have you hooked then we want to have you back for Spring/Summer to watch it perform in warmer conditions.

The obstacles we face are simply around having the products sewn in time. Since everything is local to us here in New Zealand this is usually managable. However, there is always the possibility to be late so please dont worry if it take until mid-November to receive your goods. You will still love love love them! Thanks so much.

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    You’re world famous (in New Zealand!) - Send us your photo and bio and we’ll feature it on a “Thanks Kickstarter” dedicated page on our website.
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    Horace the merino sheep (not a real merino sheep but a tiny wood one for your desk)

    Represent LFOH on your work desk or around the home computer.

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    "Real Wood' brewser bottle opener Limited Edition Kickstarter only.
    We know that as a parent you can’t get into your beer quick enough, but take our advice and use this instead of your teeth.

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    Get a Twitch tank top and a huge Thanks from us when you pledge!
    Composition - 100% pure Merino Wool. Made in New Zealand. Free Shipping to the USA and New Zealand. Outside of those countries add $9 to total when you pledge!

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    Adult-sized Merino Bandana
    Use this ultra-fine and ultra-cool merino piece as a head scarf or bandana. Accessorize any outfit.
    Composition - 100% pure Merino Wool. Made in New Zealand combo.

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    It’s 5 o’clock somewhere neoprene wine bag.
    Because having kids is hard and sometimes booze is the only way to cope. If you are drinking a white or red wine then it might as well be the right temperature. btw neoprene is what they use to make wetsuits.
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    T-Shirt. Get a Little Flock of Horrors pure and totally merino, made in New Zealand T-Shirt for your little monster. Merino is the best fabric to have next to your little one's skin. It is comfortable, soft, durable, plus has all the benefits that come with merino.
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    The Mini Vacation Starter Pack
    Get the 5 o’clock somewhere neoprene wine bag and the Real Wood bottle opener combo.
    (Because having kids (and life in general) is hard and sometimes booze is the only way to cope.)

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    Little Flock of Horrors “Swagger” pants valued at $60 (get your monster to fall into line with these)
    Unisex straight leg pants with thick waistband and gusset panel.
    Composition - 100% pure Merino Wool. Made in New Zealand
    *color options if we meet our target

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    Beat-it beanie and Baggins booties Valued at $60
    Having a baby or know someone having a baby? The head and feet are two areas that can benefit the most from Merino.
    Composition - 100% pure NZ Merino Wool.
    Free Shipping to the USA and New Zealand. Outside of those countries add $5 to total when you pledge!

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    Head and Shoulders Combo valued at $80 retail price
    Straggler Long sleeve T-shirt with Slouch beanie.
    Composition - 100% pure Merino Wool. Made in New Zealand combo.

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    Unisex Outdoor Crew
    Break-Ice style Merino Crew longsleeve for Mom, Dad or anyone
    Merino is the ultimate outdoor fabric for adults and children alike. Go for a hike, layer up, layer down, however you do it put this merino to the test and be amazed. For real.
    ($109 value) *choose from a variety of
    colors if we meet our goals

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    Either a Tussock Dress and a Hi Tea Dress or Kimono and Leggings(tights) $105 retail price
    Cross-over wrap top with contrast neckline detail, internal and external ties. Plus our modern-fit leggings. Composition - 100% pure Merino Wool. Made in New Zealand *choose from a few colors if we meet our goals!

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    Limb sleeve and 5 o’clock wine bag
    Limb creates soft, superfine merino sleeves that can be worn through every season, with every style.
    Limb Composition - 100% pure Superfine Merino. (http://www.limbsleeve.com)
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    The Rogue Hoodie and Slouch Beanie ($160 value)
    The Rogue hoodie is a beautifully made 100% Merino hoodie for the ultimate comfort and climate control. Add the slouch beanie for maximum comfort and style.
    Composition - 100% Merino made in New Zealand
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    Top to bottom combo #1
    Our first top to bottom offering geared slightly more towards little girls with Stroll leggings, Straggler l/s top, Slouch beanie and wine bag ($155 retail value).
    Composition - 100% pure Merino Wool. Made in New Zealand.
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    Top to bottom combo # 2
    High Tea dress + Stroll leggings+ Hi-lo T + and 5 o’clock wine bag ($205 retail price).
    Composition - 100% pure Merino Wool. Made in New Zealand.
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    Top to bottom combo #3
    Twitch tank top + Fly Drop Crotch + Wine bag + Tee + Slouch Beanie ($190 retail).
    Composition - 100% pure Merino Wool. Made in New Zealand.

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    Hi-T or Tussock Dress, Kimono and Leggings(tights) Cross-over wrap top with contrast neckline detail, internal and external ties. Plus our modern-fit leggings. Composition - 100% pure Merino Wool. Made in New Zealand *choose from a few colors if we meet our goals!

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    Mix and Match is always an option, just ask!
    Choose from either Two Break-Ice style Merino Crews and two tank tops or Two Head and shoulders combos and any two items for $15.
    Backers outside of the USA and Canada add $9 at the end

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    Tussock Dress + Hi T Dress + Kimono and Leggings
    For Riksta!

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    Rogue hoodie + Straggler longsleeve + High Tea dress + Stroll leggings mix and match = $144

    for Angela Braaten! Thanks Angela

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    Top to bottom 4
    Rogue hoodie + Twitch tank top + Fly Drop Crotch + 5 o’clock + Tee + Slouch Beanie ($325 retail value)
    Composition - 100% pure Merino Wool. Made in New Zealand.

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    Top to bottom #2
    Rogue Hoodie + High Tea Dress + Leggings+ Hi-lo T + and wine bag ($335 retail value).
    Composition - 100% pure Merino Wool. Made in New Zealand.
    Free Shipping to the USA and New Zealand. Free Shipping to the USA and New Zealand. Outside of those countries add $12 to total when you pledge!

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    Name a Little Flock of Horrors piece of clothing.
    Always wanted to name a piece of clothing that is sold internationally? Here is your chance to name a piece for our upcoming line.
    (Priceless, but we’ll do it for a price)

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    Top to bottom #5
    Break-Ice style Merino Crew longsleeve for Mom or Dad + Rogue + Fly Drop Crotch + Wine bag + Tee + Slouch Beanie ($435 retail value)
    Composition - 100% pure Merino Wool. Made in New Zealand.
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    Four Season Boys
    Get three pieces per season for the next four seasons (2 years totaling 12 pieces). As your child grows you can size up for the next season coming.
    Composition - 100% pure Merino Wool. Made in New Zealand.
    (Up to $1000 dollar value)
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    Four Season Girls
    Get three pieces per season for the next four seasons (2 years totaling 12 pieces). As your child grows you can size up for the next season coming.
    Composition - 100% pure Merino Wool. Made in New Zealand.
    (Up to $1000 dollar value)

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    You design and name a Little Flock of Horrors outfit.
    Always wanted to design and name an outfit for an international brand? Here is your chance for our upcoming line.
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    Come and help Little Flock of Horrors at a tradeshow.
    $4,000 or more - Flight from major airport in the USA, 2 nights in hotel and help out at tradeshow. (you dont have to actually work if you dont want to)

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    Come for a weekend of snowboarding in New Zealand.
    Weekend long snowboarding trip with Fran, staying lakefront, all lift passes, meals and accommodation paid for (You know you have always wanted to)

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    Come to New Zealand and your child stars in next season’s photoshoot.
    Your child stars in a Little Flock photoshoot. Includes flights, photoshoot, a hardbound book of images, a designated area on our website and a national press release.

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Funding period

- (30 days)