Who We Are. How You Can Help.
As participants and proponents of the made in America movement, we find ourselves in a unique position to keep manufacturing in New York and more importantly, America. We have rescued a 60 year old factory and are creating a totally new resource for hat making on the East Coast. Bringing lower minimums and a designer owned team to clients that previously would have a difficult time manufacturing hats for their collections.
Along with the manufacturing company, we will all be coming together to create a new line under Knickerbocker. Dan will be developing and designing leather goods for Knickerbocker, AJ will be developing the brand's garments and Kyle the bags.
What We Need. And Why.
We are currently a private label manufacturer but have plans to start our own line of goods. To do so we will need some help! Specifically an embroidery and appliqué machine for the hats and garments in order to keep production in house. The embroidery machine will give us the ability to embroider our artwork or logo into the cap. The appliqué machine will allow us to cut our logo or artwork out of another material, such as felt or leather. Look below at our bucket hat template for an example.
We have designed a capsule collection and with your help we can put the final touches on everything. We will be able to maintain a high level of quality control and have the freedom to experiment and develop new techniques for the evolution of our designs.
Thank you for your support, we can't do this without you! Support American made!
Risks and challenges
After our project is successfully funded there are still many challenges ahead. We will have to keep our machines serviced, factory busy and most importantly keep our customers happy. As a team of designers that is knowledgeable with such machines and being all about that final touch we are confident that we will provide our customers with a product both sides are proud of.
Apart from the manufacturing side, we will also face the challenge of developing a new line under Knickerbocker. Taking what we have done with such products as our five panel camp caps and keychains, than expanding these products into a line that is much more cohesive.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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