WHO WE ARE
Hawaii born and grown, District 808 designs embody traditional Polynesian culture as well as the urban lifestyle of Hawaii today. We honor our past, recognize the present, and look to the future in perpetuating and sharing our diverse culture with the world. We strive to convey these concepts in our designs to create clothing that can be worn anywhere and everywhere--- taking the island life with you wherever you are
* UPDATE 7/10/13 - We were featured on HONOLULU STAR ADVERTISER BLOG SMALL TALK!
*UPDATE 7/13/13 - Our website and future storefront is now up and active. Feel free to check it out and get a closer look at our designs!
* UPDATE 7/24/13 - District 808 was featured in MIDWEEK - West Oahu Islander Edition!
HOW THE INVESTMENT WILL BE USED
We have everything lined up and ready to go, including a supplier of quality blank t-shirts that fit our needs and a skilled printer who can execute our designs. There are over 40 different designs that are finalized and ready to be printed. Our Kickstarter run will include 7 of some of our favorites. All we need now is the investment boost that will make this all happen.
100% of the Kickstarter funds will cover start up costs which include:
- The first production run (purchasing blanks, printing, packaging)
- Launching the District 808 website
- Marketing our product
NEW STRETCH GOAL!
If we reach our stretch goal of $10,000 the Makau O Maui (fish hook) design will be offered in a tank top. You will then be able to select it in any of the reward packages that include a "your choice" shirt design or choose it as an add on.
Already pledged but want to ADD-ON an additional item? Just add the appropriate amount to an existing pledge: $30 for a t-shirt of your choice or $50 for a hoodie. No need to add an additional package---we will email you a survey at the end of the campaign to find out your selections.
If this is your first time pledging, just make your initial pledge at $30 or $50 higher than the reward level of your choice.
Feel free to contact us with any questions!
Please note, shipping anywhere in the United States is included with Add-ons. For Add-ons shipped internationally, please contact us for an exact shipping quote. Thanks!
It's been brought to our attention that some people were not aware that our designs are offered in women's shirts as well. We definitely haven't forgotten nā wahine and have always offered all designs in a ladies fashion fit tee option. Check out what a few of the designs would look like below:
NEW Final Days Reward Packages
Weʻve included three new reward tiers in the final days of our campaign. Each of these rewards will include a one-of-a-kind, hand drawn, original artwork framed in Hawaiian Koa wood. One package includes the artwork created for the Kākau Māno design and another includes the artwork created for the Makau O Maui design. The final package includes the hand drawn artwork for the future design Hāhālua (manta ray) as well as a Hāhālua design t-shirt when created.
As you can see to the right, we have come up with some great rewards for those of you who wish to fund the project! Any amount will help, from the smallest contribution to the largest. Also, and THIS IS IMPORTANT, in accordance with Kickstarter's rules, if we don't reach our goal of $8,000 by the end of the 30 days, we don't receive any of the funds! You won't be charged anything, but you will not receive your District 808 reward merchandise either. So please help us spread the word to make this possible by emailing, posting, and sharing our project with your friends and family. It'll only take a second and we would greatly appreciate it!
REWARD PACKAGE DESIGNS
Gears of Mana - Our logo, the blend of modern and traditional
Kākau Māno - The Shark tattoo, the first one in our 'aumakua (family gods) line
Blueprint 'Ukulele - The first in our line of Blueprint tees
Makau ʻO Maui - Maui's fishhook, the first tee in our Polynesian legends line
Canoe Race - The first tee in our island way of life collection
Retro Mix - Our throwback shirts, remembering our roots from a different era
Kickstarter Special - This exclusive shirt is offered to Kickstarter backers only
District 808 Hoodie - A mens zip hooded sweatshirt with our distressed Gears of Mana logo
District 808 Hat - A 6 panel, Flex fit, V-flex twill hat with an embroidered Gears of Mana logo.
We’ve tested the shirts we will be using for our prints and feel they deliver exactly what we want: comfort, durability, and style that can be enjoyed all year round. We'll be printing our shirts using Water Based Ink which makes the print feel soft to the hand, is more breathable, and is better for the environment.
Our PREMIUM TEE is a mid weight t-shirt that is 5.5 oz ring spun 100% cotton that is not too heavy and not too light, perfect for your everyday wear. Please note that the 3XLT is a Tall, 6.1 oz,100% cotton jersey to accommodate our big bruddahs. *Please contact us if a larger size is needed.
Our SOFT TEE is a 4.1oz 50/50 Ultra Fine Jersey Combed Ring Spun Cotton/Poly blend. If you're a soft tee fan, this one is for you.
Our LADIES FASHION FIT TEE is a pre-shrunk, 4.5 oz, 100% ring-spun cotton jersey. This is a fashion cut, which runs smaller and slimmer than your average tee. So, if you want more "comfort", we'd advise getting one size larger size than your regular size. We know this will become one of your new favorite tees to wear.
*Slight variations in color may occur between the different t-shirt styles.
Please refer to our clothing specs below for available sizing information.
WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED
We will be sure to update our Kickstarter supporters as the process begins. Everything from the start of the printing to the packaging and delivery. And everything in between.
MAHALO! (thank you)
Thank you all for your support. We're really looking forward to making this happen!
DISTRICT 808 'Ohana
Risks and challenges
We've been working very closely with our suppliers and printers so we are confident that the printing process will go smoothly. Any issues that may arise should be handled quickly and easily.
We've also gone over the shipping and delivery process of our product. Although we don't expect any problems to arise, we cannot control any international postal issues. Once a package leaves the U.S. and is in the international postal system, we no longer have any control. We will always keep the communication open with our supporters should any problems arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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