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Juniper RidgeBy Juniper Ridge
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Juniper RidgeBy Juniper Ridge
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$13,930
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 8 2015 5:21 PM UTC +00:00

About

WHAT IS DESERT & DENIM?

Desert & Denim is the world’s premier, renegade men's denim and accessories trade show. An international maker's carnival of designers and ground-breaking brands will gather for two days in the desert, discussing what’s next in the world of men’s apparel around the bourbon campfire until the early hours of the morning. We’ve invited only the best of the new wave of men’s rugged, high quality, workshop-made clothes and accessories, and what has happened as a result is the emergence of a new kind of tribe, a new kind of community.

The inspiration for Desert & Denim came from the idea that all of these brands and their customers are all looking towards the same horizon, not wanting to simply buy another thing and contribute to a source-blind, consumer culture. They're men concerned with story, authenticity and a deep connection with their own style. The Desert & Denim man buys things that help him realize his own aspirations, from boots and hats, to everything in between. He trusts innovation while at the same time, demands tradition. 

We recognize the need for brands and dealers to meet, but we're fed up with the old modes and ways of conventional trade shows, where sales reps show up and the origin of the story is lost. We aim to present buyers with the narrative-core of every company involved by insisting that the creatives, entrepreneurs, artists, and designers behind each label present the line themselves. 

The effect is raucous, wild, exciting and incredibly successful. We've done this before, so while last year was a crazy experiment, this year we can tell you some of the things you can expect, while making sure to leave plenty of room for the unexpected. To start, we have live music every night and this year we've added even more bands. You'll be able to get a free haircut from Fellow Barber while you drink your free, endless drinks and then head over to any one of the daily workshops and demonstrations almost all the brands will be doing. You get to meet and hang out with the big brains and even bigger hearts that have brought you some of your favorite things, meet some folks you don't even know you love yet, talk shop until nightfall, and then dance your ass off. You can expect that we'll blow up your notion of the trade show, that the unreal winter desert will blow up your notions of beauty, and that, best of all, no one there is going to ask you to wear a plastic name tag. You're welcome.

WHERE AND WHEN IS IT?

Desert & Denim is going to be at eco chic Mojave Sands Motel in Joshua Tree, CA on February 17th & 18th, 2016.

WHO'S COMING?

You'll find our friends with the below brands sharing their stories and products at Desert & Denim:

  • Juniper Ridge
  • Indigofera Jeans
  • Iron & Resin
  • Topo Designs
  • Art in the Age
  • Jungmaven
  • Otterwax
  • Sixpoint Brewery
  • For Holding Up the Trousers
  • Wood & Faulk
  • Gnome Life Records
  • Havstad Hat Company
  • Crawford Denim
  • Rooktown
  • Tellason
  • Rivi Goods
  • Joshua Tree Sun
  • JOSHU+VELA
  • Red Clouds Collective
Iron & Resin riding around the desert
Iron & Resin riding around the desert
Jungmaven natural dye workshop
Jungmaven natural dye workshop
  
Iron & Resin custom bandanas
Iron & Resin custom bandanas
Jack/Knife
Jack/Knife
Haircuts by Fellow Barber
Haircuts by Fellow Barber
Rooktown
Rooktown
Jack/Knife & Rooktown
Jack/Knife & Rooktown
Indigofera
Indigofera
Juniper Ridge wilderness perfume workshop
Juniper Ridge wilderness perfume workshop
Juniper Ridge
Juniper Ridge
Bourbon Campfire
Bourbon Campfire
          

REWARDS

Desert & Denim Ticket
Desert & Denim Ticket
Natural Denim Patch
Natural Denim Patch
Mojave Backpacker Cologne
Mojave Backpacker Cologne
Mojave Trail Soap
Mojave Trail Soap
          

Risks and challenges

The risks here are minimized in that we did this trade show last year. Yes, we have extremely ambitious dreams for this year's event - we're doing some new things like adding more music and bands, more vendors and more demonstrations. But it's essentially the same stuff as last year - we made our mistakes, and now we know how make this thing hummmmmm. We just need some funding to make it actually happen!

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    Desert & Denim raw denim patch ($10 value), a handwritten note from the team at Juniper Ridge, and our gratitude.

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    Desert & Denim Golden Fleece Mist ($30 value) plus shipping and handling, and our gratitude.

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    Field Lab High Desert Bloom Beard Oil (A Desert & Denim Kickstarter exclusive. You can't get this anywhere else! - $60 value) plus free shipping

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    Desert Denim Wash and Desert Beard Oil ($65 value) plus shipping and handling, and our gratitude.

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    Desert Campfire Incense Gift Pack including Desert Pinon, Douglas Fir, White Sage and Death Valley incenses with salvaged leather incense holder ($100 value) plus shipping and handling, and our gratitude.

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    Desert Gift Pack including Mojave Trail Soap, Mojave Trail Resin and Mojave Backpacker Cologne ($130 value) plus shipping and handling, and our gratitude.

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    Desert & Denim Admission Ticket with two days of full access to all demos, public hikes, music events, beverages ($200 value); admission to the Bourbon Campfire event under the desert sky featuring acoustic guitar jams by John Doe from the epic LA punk band X, plus other great musicians, cowboy cassoulet, barbecue and beverages with your favorite brands and makers ($300 value); a Desert & Denim Patch ($10 value) plus shipping and handling, and our gratitude.

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    Two Desert & Denim Admission Tickets with two days of full access to all demos, public hikes, music events, beverages ($400 value); admission for two to the Bourbon Campfire event under the desert sky featuring acoustic guitar jams by John Doe from the epic LA punk band X, plus other great musicians, cowboy cassoulet, barbecue and beverages with your favorite brands and makers ($600 value); two Desert & Denim Patch ($20 value) plus shipping and handling, and our gratitude.

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    Desert & Denim Admission Ticket with two days of full access to all demos, public hikes, music events, beverages ($200 value); admission to the Bourbon Campfire event under the desert sky featuring acoustic guitar jams by John Doe from the epic LA punk band X, plus other great musicians, cowboy cassoulet, barbecue and beverages with your favorite brands and makers ($300 value); a Desert & Denim Patch ($10 value); and a private small group foraging and plant identification hike with a perfume making workshop with Juniper Ridge founder, Hall Newbegin. You'll harvest plants and distill them into perfume ($500 value)! Plus shipping and handling, and our gratitude.

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Funding period

- (30 days)