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Totem Industries - Sustainable Apparel for a Healthier Tomorrow. We make durable, organic and recycled clothing in the USA.

Welcome to the Totem Industries Kickstarter campaign. 

Totem Industries is a small company out of Boulder, CO, with the goal of getting good people into cool and durable clothes at a reasonable cost.  We have been manufacturing clothing domestically since our inception in 2004.

We started as a backcountry ski company, making hemp ski pants, hemp ski backpacks, and recycled softshell jackets. 

We are now focused on making clothing for everyday life, which is why we are so excited to introduce our new line of organic workwear.

Our Story

-We use only recycled, natural, and organic fabrics.  If the fabric doesn't have a cool story, we won't use it.  By using organic fabrics, we eliminate the need for toxic chemicals, which is better for both farmers and the land.

-We design everything in Boulder, CO, and manufacture only in the United States.  It is really important to us to manufacture domestically; it allows us to manufacture in smaller quantities, reduce shipping and transportation costs, and work closely with our manufacturers.  It also allows us to do custom clothing runs with special features for customers who want to order in bulk.  We love the idea of knowing our sewers' names and being directly involved in the manufacturing process. 

These simple principles make our products a little more expensive, but we feel that making a responsible choice is worth it. 

Our Community

Our community is the inspiration for Totem Industries.  My friend Bruce is a lawyer and works with younger adults who are trying to start businesses to affect social change.  Ryan works in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, bringing skiers from around the world to experience a new culture, get a taste of the rural lifestyle, and SKI!  Steve helps manage a solar installation company, doing installs around CO and the US, as well as Afghanistan.  Laura owns a company called Yummy Yards, working to design and install edible gardens in people's yards.  I build greenhouses, manage a farm, raise tilapia, and run Totem.  These are just a few examples of the inspiration behind Totem Industries.  All of us truly believe in what we do, and Totem wants to provide clothing that stands for those same principles. 

Products

This Kickstarter campaign is based on 4 products. 

-The Jack Workshirt - 7 oz organic cotton twill, coconut shell buttons, recycled velcro

-The Nomad Workpant - Our heavy duty workpant.  10 oz organic cotton, double knee construction, utility side pocket, reinforced rear pockets.

-The Townie Pant - This is our everyday pant.  Just like the Nomad, but without any of the "heavy duty" aspects.  This is the pant to wear to the office, dinner, the bar, and everywhere in between.

-The Townie Short - Same as the Townie pant, only shorter.

All items will be available in several colors.  We will be in touch with sizing and color options. 

For the Ladies

We are working on a full line of Totem workwear for women, designed to fit well and look good.  In the meantime, here is a little taste of what we have specifically for you as a reward.

Don't forget, there is always the Totem recycled wetsuit koozie, which is definitely unisex!

And Finally...

Please remember that you are not donating to Totem.  This is a pre-order: invest in Totem now, and in a few months the products of your choice will arrive at your doorstep.  Shipping is included in the costs (internationtional shipping please add appropriate cost).

Your pre-order will allow us to manufacture our first line of workwear, and from there the possibilities are endless.

Thank you so much for your support, we really do appreciate it.

Josh & Totem Industries

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    A video thank you card, to save paper. We'll show you where we work, whats currently in production, and products we are working on for the future.

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    Custom printed Totem koozie. Made in Boulder, CO out of RECYCLED WETSUITS! Your friends will be so jealous... Includes shipping

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    Totem Industries organic cotton t-shirt. Grown and sewn in the US, printed with soy based ink. Check the website (www.totemindustries.com) for styles and colors. Available in both men's and women's. Includes shipping

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    Totem Thin Mint Beanie. This winter hat is sewn in Boulder, CO, on old English knitting looms. The yarn is a blend of hemp and wool, and the fleece liner (to make it super comfy on your forehead) is made of recycled soda bottles. Includes shipping

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    The Jack Workshirt. 100% organic cotton twill, coconut shell buttons, recycled velcro, sewn in California. This is the shirt for the office or the job site. Available in 2 colors, we'll be in touch for sizing and color. Includes shipping

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    The Townie Pant. The perfect pant for the office or a night on the town. 100% organic cotton, heavy duty 10 oz duck canvas, sewn in South Carolina. Available in 3 colors, we'll be in touch for sizing and color. Includes shipping

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    The Nomad Pant. The perfect pant for the construction site or traveling the world. 100% organic cotton, heavy duty 10 oz duck canvas, double knee construction, utility pocket. Sewn in South Carolina. Available in 3 colors, we'll be in touch for sizing and color. Includes shipping

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    The Townie Pant and an organic Totem t-shirt. The perfect pant for the office or a night on the town. 100% organic cotton, heavy duty 10 oz duck canvas, sewn in South Carolina. Available in 3 colors, we'll be in touch for sizing and color. Also, Totem Industries organic cotton t-shirt. Grown and sewn in the US, printed with soy based ink. Check the website (www.totemindustries.com) for styles and colors. T-shirts available in both men's and women's. Includes shipping

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    The Nomad Pant and organic Totem t-shirt. The perfect pant for the construction site or traveling the world. 100% organic cotton, heavy duty 10oz duck canvas, double knee construction, utility pocket. Sewn in South Carolina. Available in 3 colors, we'll be in touch for sizing and color. Also, Totem Industries organic cotton t-shirt. Grown and sewn in the US, printed with soy based ink. Check the website (www.totemindustries.com) for styles and colors. T-shirts available in both men's and women's. Includes shipping

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    The Townie Pant, the Nomad Pant, the Townie Short, and The Jack Workshirt. We'll also throw in an organic cotton t-shirt, a Totem koozie, a Totem hooded sweatshirt from our current line, and a few Totem t-shirts and hoodies from older production runs (we like to call them the OG hoodies). Includes shipping

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    The Townie Pant, the Nomad Pant, the Townie Short, and The Jack Workshirt. We'll also throw in an organic cotton t-shirt, a Totem koozie, a Totem hooded sweatshirt from our current line, and a few Totem t-shirts and hoodies from older production runs (we like to call them the OG hoodies). Also, we will include our original hemp backback, every hoodie and t-shirt we have ever printed, as well as an original Totem softshell jacket (valued at $450). Also, a huge THANK YOU

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