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By Derin Alemli
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Our original product, DownBeats High Fidelity Ear Plugs, has been a resounding success with one main goal: enhancing the concert experience. These high quality ear plugs are priced affordably and are made for the concert environment, and we've sold over 60,000 units to 50+ countries and partnered with festivals around the world. 

Now we want to build on that core principle and have come up with what we think is an awesome line of apparel that aims to improve that concert experience in a different way. No matter the environment you're in, whether it's a party on the beach, a multi-day camping fest or the club, we've got something for you. We are raising funds via pre-orders on this Kickstarter campaign to get the line into production, and to expand color options for items in high demand. 

The overall theme of the line is concert functionality. We want clothes that look good, feel comfortable, but also have convenient features. For that reason our apparel is loaded with pockets of all sizes and shapes. From out in the open, to hidden compartments, to easy mini-stash pockets to store ear plugs or whatever else you need to for a quick second, we've got you covered. Let's run you through the six items we've come up with...

Item #1 - DownBeats Hoodie

DownBeats Hoodie
DownBeats Hoodie

The DownBeats Hoodie is the must-have for a long festival weekends. This zip-up outer garment features: 

-16 mini-stash pockets on the front

-4 mini-stash pockets on interior of the hood

Introducing the DownBeats mini-stash pocket
Introducing the DownBeats mini-stash pocket

-Hidden compartment pocket in waist lining

-Zippered hand pockets for safer storage

-Comes in S, M, L, and XL

DownBeats Hoodie - Design
DownBeats Hoodie - Design

Item #2 - Women's Leggings

Women's Leggings
Women's Leggings

The DownBeats leggings are perfect for a night out at the club, or a trip to your favorite fest. They feature:

-10 mini-stash pockets on the outside, 3 on the front and 7 down the leg

-Zippered pocket on rear waist line, ideal for credit cards, cash and ID

Rear zippered pocket great for IDs and credit cards
Rear zippered pocket great for IDs and credit cards

-Buttoned pocket on the leg, ideal for phones

Side pocket ideal for phones
Side pocket ideal for phones

-Belt clip for easily attaching DownBeats, keys, water bottles, etc. 

Belt clip makes carrying DownBeats easier than ever
Belt clip makes carrying DownBeats easier than ever

-Comfortable and stretchy polyester blend fabric

-Comes in XS, S, M, and L

Leggings Design
Leggings Design

Item #3 - Men's Shorts

Men's Shorts
Men's Shorts

While these could be called board shorts, they really are great for all warm weather activities. Ideally, they are designed for beach festivals and music cruises like Groove Cruise or Holy Ship. Made of a very comfortable woven polyester, the shorts feature:

-Waterproof back pocket

-13 mini-stash pockets, 9 down the leg and 4 

-2 front pockets, one with zipper

-Front hook for clipping on DownBeats, keys, water bottles, etc.

Shorts feature zippered front pocket on left side, open front pocket on right, and a belt clip
Shorts feature zippered front pocket on left side, open front pocket on right, and a belt clip

-Side D-ring for clipping on DownBeats

-Comes in S, M, L, and XL

Item #4 - Men's Shirt

Men's Shirt - Comfortable and Breathable
Men's Shirt - Comfortable and Breathable

Comfortable and stylish, this is an all-weather shirt. Features include:

-13 mini-stash pockets throughout the garment, from the shoulders down to the waistline

Our shirt has plenty of stash pockets
Our shirt has plenty of stash pockets

-Stretchy and comfortable polyester blend is breathable and helps wick moisture, ideal for outdoor environments

-Comes in S, M, L, and XL

Men's shirt layout
Men's shirt layout

Item #5 - Women's Swimsuit

Women's Swimsuit
Women's Swimsuit

The DownBeats Swimsuit is perfect for beach festivals and cruises. It features:

-Rear waist zippered pocket, ideal for storing credit cards, IDs, DownBeats, cash, or phones while in an outdoor environment. 

Rear pocket is great for beach parties
Rear pocket is great for beach parties

-Mini-stash pockets on front for storing ear plugs

-Comes in XS, S, M, and L

Item #6 - DownBeats Messenger Bag

Our messenger bag is stylish and beyond functional
Our messenger bag is stylish and beyond functional

This bag has everything, and is perfect for concerts, festivals, the club, or everyday life. It features:

-5 exterior mini-stash pockets

-3 zippered interior pockets, all with very low profile for minimal appearance

-3 open interior pockets

-5 interior slots for pens/pencils

-Interior money clip

-Large exterior open pocket

The reverse side of the bag
The reverse side of the bag
Our bag has so many features that pictures don't do it justice
Our bag has so many features that pictures don't do it justice

We hope that concert lovers around the world and across a variety of scenes find our clothes interesting and appealing. We are offering some special pricing for first and early buyers, with 50 pieces of each item available at those lower price points. 

For more details on DownBeats, find us at www.downbeats.com, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Meet the Team

Hi everyone, I'm Derin Alemli and I'm the founder of DownBeats. At the end of the day, I'm just a guy who loves live music. I have ever since I was a kid growing up in Florida, having early exposure to the underground sounds of punk and what is now known as EDM. My tastes have evolved with the time, but at my core that's who I am.  

I started DownBeats in my current home of Chicago nearly four years ago with a clear goal - to make the concert experience better. Our original product, DownBeats High Fidelity Ear Plugs, have been a resounding success. Now I want to build on that core principle. It took a lot of time and testing but I think we've come up with an awesome line of apparel that all improve that experience in a different way. Whatever environment you're in, from a party on the beach to a multi-day camping fest to the club, we've got something for everyone.

And of course we couldn't have gotten here without the help of Marco Sgalbazzini, who has been a great team member since joining me in this endeavor two years ago. Even though he is now in LA, it is great to have someone else on board with the same vision and values with which I started the company. 

We need your support on this project in order to bring this bigger vision of our product line to life. Your support will go towards an initial production run of each item in a variety of sizes, and allow us to fully manufacture and ship out the clothes and have some leftover to stock up on inventory. We greatly appreciate your help in our latest endeavor. 

We should also mention that we are committed to manufacturing these clothes in Chicago. Chicago is the city where this company was started and we want to give back to the economy, and we are proud to be providing work for Chicagoans. 

Sizes

Please note that all size selections will be made with a post-campaign survey. 

Risks and challenges

There are two main risks associated with this campaign.

The first risk is that we do not raise the required funds to get to production, and in particular we do not raise the funds for a given item. If this occurs we will refund any money paid for items that will not make it into production.

The second risk is that once the campaign is completed, that production takes longer than expected or experiences issues. There are several facets to this process, from sourcing materials through manufacturing and delivery, but we have been working hard with our fashion team to make sure that our costs are estimated as accurately as possible to ensure that the clothes are produced in a timely fashion. Further, with DownBeats' experience as an international fulfillment company for its ear plugs, we know that we can effectively deliver orders.

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