Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 19.

Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

Upstate Stock not only strives for 100% "American Made" but 100% American Made in NY State.

Upstate Stock was born out of simple fact that American manufacturing of the highest quality is still out there, the same manufacturing from decades ago that is both at a standard that very few countries can match, but also affordable. At Upstate Stock we are to attempting bring these goods in to a market that they have never had access to in the past. The manufacturer we've partnered with, located in upstate New York, has been making knit accessories since 1946, and has made items for both for the military and NYPD. It is our goal to bring these amazing products to the contemporary market, giving the factory a new avenue for sales, and our customers access to quality USA made goods.

OUR GOAL : our base goal will allow Upstate Stock to expand sales to new markets with a proper budget for international tradeshows, a web store,  and new product development.

                                    
  

 The Factory

Established in 1946, the factory we've partnered is 100% family owned and operated. Located in the Adirondack area of upstate NY, the family that owns it has 4 generations worth of history in the knit accessories business. It is 100% American owned, with the majority of the employees having worked there for over a decade. 

The Process

Made on Shima Seiki machines that have been in use since the 1970's, the gloves are literally spit out of them according to settings inputted by the engineer. These Japanese machines have a rich history in the United States and the link between the Japanese and American knitting industries is a strong one.

Once they come out of the Shima Seiki's, they are "unfinished" around some of the seams. So, they go off to the finishers, where they are 100% hand sewn to ensure quality. 

After they are they get the full wash and dry treatment to pre-shrink and tighten the yarn to increase durability. 

Once the gloves come out of the dryer, they are sent off to the "hand formers" - metal hand busts which the gloves stretched out on to restore the original shape that the washing process has taken out of them - so that you won't get an irregularly shaped glove.

Lastly, Then they are sent off to be hang tagged, also done by hand and pass through a final quality control assessment ..if the gloves not perfect...it gets marked as a "second" and is donated to a charity.

All of our Upstate Stock tags are sewn on by hand in Midtown NYC and are not meant to last. We are not big on branding so please feel free to cut the tag off, we won't mind...it's about the product, not the tag. 

Ragg Wool 

Upstate Stock utilizes two products out of Ragg Wool, gloves and hats. It's a mixture of Wool and Nylon, as the two fabrics have similar properties and take dye in a similar fashion. It's not only durable, but also much softer than regular Wool. 

Fingerless Gloves

Fingered

Mittens

Deerskin 

All Deerskin used by Upstate Stock is sourced locally by the manufacturer in upstate and is ethically harvested. It is painstakingly hand sewn on to each glove and involves a lengthy process of individually sewing each finger on, one at a time. Each glove is labelled with a 100% Deerskin hang tag. 

 Watchcaps & Beanies

100% USA Wool, the watchcaps are snug fitting in the classic Navy fashion and are incredibly warm. Why use 100% Wool? Because that's the way it's always been done, and if t's good enough for the armed forces, it's good enough for us.

Care Instructions 

None for the Ragg Wool. Beat them up! For 100% Wool items such as the watchcaps, we recommend dry cleaning only, as the shrinkage can be considerable. 

Shipping

All shipments will be USPS. International shipments will be expedited. 

UPDATE 

PRE XMAS DELIVERY #1

Cotton Acrylic Full Finger Glove
Cotton Acrylic Full Finger Glove

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

To put it bluntly, this ain't our first rodeo. Both the manufacturer and Upstate Stock have been doing this for a long time, and we know the most important part of this whole process is getting you the goods in a timely manner.

Our pre-Xmas delivery is a gamble that is dependent more on the USPS than us, so please keep that in mind when ordering. We will have the items ready after the first week of the Kickstarter so we will ship out just before the Kickstarter ends.

Any concerns, you can always message us!!!

FAQ

  • Please comment in the comment section of the Kickstarter what you would like, we will message you with a confirmation when we are putting in the order.

    Last updated:
  • That's easy. All you have to do is pledge the total amount of the rewards added together. So if you wanted a Combo #1 AND the Mittens your total pledge should be $63. Of course, add shipping if international.

    Last updated:
  • For domestic pledges, shipping is included in the price!!!!! International order the shipping is noted in the reward.

    Last updated:
570
Backers
$20,615
pledged of $20,000 goal
0
seconds to go
  • Pledge $19 or more
    You selected

    25 backers

    100% USA Made Ragg Wool Beanie - soft Ragg Wool in a thick beanie, our warmest cap. Available in oatmeal melange. Regular retail is $28. ONE SIZE.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $19 or more
    You selected

    20 backers All gone!

    DECEMBER DELIVERY 100% USA Made Cotton Acrylic Full Glove - beautiful grey and dark blue full gloves. We can offer these for a pre XMAS delivery.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $19 or more
    You selected

    6 backers Limited (34 left of 40)

    White with grey pebble Men's fingerless. DECEMEBER SHIP. We will sip this out the day the Kickstarter ends, hopefully it will make it out prior to Xmas!!!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $19 or more
    You selected

    122 backers

    100% USA Made Ragg Wool Fingerless Glove - our best selling fingerless in One Size for Men and a smaller One Size for Women. Available in charcoal melange, forest green, red melange, olive melange, and dark melange. Regular retail is $28. ONE SIZE FOR MEN. ONE SIZE FOR WOMEN.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $19 or more
    You selected

    25 backers

    100% USA Made Ragg Wool Full Finger Glove - our signature Ragg Wool in a full finger glove. Available in Charcoal Melange, Olive Melange, and Oatmeal Melange. Regular retail is $28. ONE SIZE MEN.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $19 or more
    You selected

    5 backers

    100% USA Made Ragg Wool Beanie - our Ragg Wool in a thick, super warm beanie. Available in Oatmeal Melange only. Regular retail is $28. ONE SIZE.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $19 or more
    You selected

    10 backers

    100% USA Made Full Fingered Ragg Wool Glove - the full fingered glove is for complete warmth. Available in charcoal melange, olive melange, and oatmeal melange. Regular retail is $28. MEN'S ONE SIZE ONLY

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $19 or more
    You selected

    21 backers

    100% USA Made Wool Watchap - the classic watchcap in a full 100% wool. Available in Black and Brown Melange. Regular retail is $28. ONE SIZE.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $29 or more
    You selected

    15 backers

    100% USA Made Ragg Wool Mitten - lined with super soft Newtech, the mitten is the most comfortable glove we offer. Available in Charcoal and Red Melange. ONE SIZE FOR MEN. ONE SIZE FOR WOMEN.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $34 or more
    You selected

    74 backers

    COMBO #1 A pair of our fingerless and a watchcap or beanie. Choose your colors.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $8 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $34 or more
    You selected

    71 backers

    COMBO #2 A pair of our full fingered gloves and a watchcap or beanie. Choose your colors.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $8 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $38 or more
    You selected

    100 backers

    100% USA Made Deerskin Full Glove - NY state sourced Deerskin, hand sewn in upstate on to the full fingered Ragg Wool glove. Available in charcoal melange with a BLACK Deerskin only. Regular retail is $50. MEN'S ONE SIZE ONLY.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $45 or more
    You selected

    23 backers

    100% USA Made Deerskin Mitten with Newtech Lining - beautiful soft mittens with Newtech lining and a Deerskin Palm. Available in charcoal with black deerskin and oatmeal with tan Deerskin. Regular retail is $65. MEN'S ONE SIZE ONLY.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $6 USD to ship outside the US
  • Pledge $68 or more
    You selected

    46 backers

    COMBO #3 Any combination of 4 pieces for the fingerless, full fingered, beanie, or watchcap. Available in colors offered.

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
Funding period

- (30 days)