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We're taking back the holidays, one Chanukah sweater at a time!  Whether you're Jewish or not, everything is better in the sweater.
We're taking back the holidays, one Chanukah sweater at a time!  Whether you're Jewish or not, everything is better in the sweater.
We're taking back the holidays, one Chanukah sweater at a time! Whether you're Jewish or not, everything is better in the sweater.
293 backers pledged $20,884 to help bring this project to life.

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Geltfiend Chanukah Sweaters!

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Geltfiend needs you!

It's about time that we had something awesome to wear around the holidays.  Chanukah deserves the love---it's been the ugly stepsister for a while.

We've put everything we have---hearts, minds, and yes, our tax refund money, into designing Chanukah sweaters that will definitely (1) keep you warm, (2) set you apart from the Christmas sweater-wearin' folk, and (3) make you look good. Damn good. 

All funding through this Kickstarter will go right towards paying for actual sweater-production.  No money, no production, which means one more year of extra large, ill-fitting thriftstore sweaters with felt menorah cut-outs safety-pinned to them.  Clench your fists, stare at the ceiling and say it with us: "Nooooooooooo!!"

Let's make this happen! 

Here are the sweaters (click through for more images on our website):

 

And here's what the vintage viewmasters look like---first come, first serve, so if you have a fave model in mind, you'd better hop on it:

 Geltfiend has been the source of an incredible amount of joy for me over these past few months, and I'm so excited to share it with everyone!


I've spent the past several years as an accountant (surprise, surprise) in the fashion-industry, but have always wanted to put my heart and soul into a creative project of my own. I've had the opportunity to master the business/financial side of the fashion industry, and finally having something to channel my creativity and passion into has been an incredible experience.

I'm the daughter of immigrants that really struggled with American holidays, never knowing to what degree us Jews were supposed to participate. That led to a lot of Jewish angst in my little kid brain. It also led to a few returned Valentines, a couple of Halloweens hiding in a back room of the house with the lights off, and a terrifying experience sitting on Santa's lap at the mall with my mom giving me dagger eyes from too-far-away-to-do-anything-about-it.

These days, being Jewish and being American seem very reconcilable, and Geltfiend is a celebration of that union between culture and national identity. We can have our gelt and eat it, too.

I am incredibly thankful to all the people in my life that have helped so far, and I'm also thankful to all of the people whose help and support is yet to come. I can't wait to celebrate this Chanukah knowing that Geltfiend has made those Chanukah candles burn juuuust a little brighter.

FAQ

  • Sweater sizes are S, M, L, XL for both the men's styles and women's styles.

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  • These sweaters are completely animal-friendly! 95% Acrylic, 5% Spandex (except for Geltdigger, which has some Lurex thread mixed in for sparkle).

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    Sincere gratitude usually doesn't come this cheap, but here it is! Give us a buck and we'll telepathically transmit bucketfuls of gratitude, so make sure you're prepared!

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    Give us 10 bucks, and we'll profess our undying affection for you with a handwritten Chanukah-themed sonnet.

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    Spice up your friends' mailboxes with your Geltfiend Chanukah postcards, featuring 5 of our favorite images from our photoshoot! Set of 20 cards. [International backers, please add $5 for shipping]

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Be one of the first contributors and pick your very own Geltfiend Chanukah sweater for a smokin' bargain. (And you know how we feel about bargains...). Set of postcards included. [International backers, please add $20 for shipping]

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Take your pick of any Geltfiend Chanukah sweater, and be one of the first to show some Jew-pride this holiday season. Plus, you get some Geltfiend Chanukah postcards! [International backers, please add $20 for shipping]

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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    Two Geltfiend Chanukah sweaters AND a vintage Viewmaster with a reel of highlights from "Santa's First Chanukah"?! Once this shows up at your door, pick up some Manischewitz and you can call it a date. [International backers, please add $25 for shipping]

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    Pledge $155 or more About $155

    By special request! Get any three sweaters. Just the right number to get one for yourself, one for your boo, and one for your sweet bubbie (she's got to look good too!). [International backers, please add $25 for shipping]

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    By special request! Snag one of each of our five sweater designs, and you can watch your friends compete for Top Four placement on your BFF list. [International backers, please add $30 for shipping]

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    Pledge $450 or more About $450

    Another special request?! Ohhhh, yes! 10 sweaters for $450? That's like... (counts on fingers)... each sweater for $45! Gather round by the piano and get ready to sing some Jew-tunes. [International backers, please add $40 for shipping]

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    For this level of support, you'll be (1) awesome, (2) one of our favorite peeps AND (3) have your name listed on an Honorary Geltfiend page on geltfiend.com. And, of course, you'll also get a Geltfiend Chanukah sweater!

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    For $5,000, you get everything above (awesomeness, favoriteness, honorary Geltfiend status, sweater), AND we'll take an ad out in your local paper thanking you for your generosity.

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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    You deserve a Chanukah sweater party! Invite friends to your very own Chanukah party, and we will show up with some Geltfiend Chanukah sweaters, a giant menorah, decorations, a Chanukah-sweater-wearing Santa and a professional photographer. Plus, images from your event will be featured on the Geltfiend website, so everyone will know just how awesome you are!

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