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HUMAN the collective is gender-neutral apparel that celebrates self-expression and embracing individuality through style.
HUMAN the collective is apparel that celebrates self-expression and embracing individuality through style.
HUMAN the collective is apparel that celebrates self-expression and embracing individuality through style.
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HUMAN the collective believes in the power of personal style and its capacity to facilitate a deeper connection between who we are and where we’re headed next. HUMAN the collective designs bold and versatile clothing for people who possess the courage to embrace their authentic self. 

The Fall DEMO collection is an artistic representation of our philosophy on life: Live passionately. Break boundaries. Be provocative. Challenge social norms.

HUMAN the collective offers high-quality, versatile pieces with an edge. We design wardrobe staples that serve as a canvas for personal style. Our jackets can be worn however you please - as an accent, a focus piece...hell, make it your personal uniform.

 

Our brand celebrates your right to wear what you want, when you want, and how you want. That’s why every garment in the DEMO collection is unisex. Our pieces are perfect for men, women, and everyone in between. 

This mini collection gives a sneak peek into what HUMAN the collective is all about. Our collection is available in sizes 1 through 5. Please refer to our size chart for detailed measurements that will help you find the perfect fit. 

Alas, The Fall 2017 DEMO Collection...

 

EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRICE: $140 (RETAIL PRICE: $165)

The CHAPTER Jacket is a spirited and shameless rebellion from the outdated gender binary. This garment starts with traditionally masculine features - button-flap chest pockets, classic track jacket styling, and a slightly oversized fit. These features are juxtaposed with something traditionally feminine -- semi-sheer black tulle fabric. More details on this piece below.

 

EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRICE: $148 (RETAIL PRICE: $175) 

Throwback paneling and a bold color-block motif make HUMAN’s MIDNIGHT Bomber an instant statement piece. A black satin base keeps this jacket classic at its core, while midnight blue raglan sleeves keep things edgy and playful. We incorporated blue into this jacket as a representation of new ideas and personal discovery and black as a symbol of strength to embody the multi-dimensional essence of the human experience. More details below.

 

 EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER PRICE for:

  • Original DEMO: $160 (RETAIL: $190)
  • HUMAN graffiti: $220 (RETAIL: $260)
  • CUSTOM: $235 Basic / $315 Full (RETAIL: $295 / $375)

The inspiration behind this jacket came from the craving to represent a juxtaposition of rules/regulation and a form of rebellion. We started with the construction and the print of the jacket and, well, the ideas snowballed from there. We scoured NYC for local artists who were passionate about our mission.

HUMAN the collective has partnered with local NYC graffiti artists, Menace Two and SIGNAL (their graffiti names) to tag the back of our DEMO jackets.

We want to give YOU the opportunity to express your creativity - not only with our clothing, but ON our clothing. So, we are excited to offer EXCLUSIVE GRAFFITI CUSTOMIZATION on the back of our DEMO Jacket in collaboration with Menace Two and SIGNAL. 

You'll collaborate with HUMAN and our artists to develop personalized artwork on your very own DEMO jacket. HUMAN’s collaboration with graffiti artists is a statement of our support for individuals who are fearless in their pursuit of self-expression.

'HUMAN' custom painted by graffiti artist, SIGNAL.

'HUMAN' custom painted by graffiti artist, MENACE TWO.

 

 

Once our project is complete, our team will reach out for your desired size. If you have any questions about sizing, please reach out to us! 

We plan to continue our partnerships with artists across multiple genres as our brand grows. We want a genuine collaboration, giving artists creative freedom to showcase their individual talents, while also giving our community the platform to do the same. After all, we are a collective.

With your support, we can bring our Fall 2017 DEMO collection to life! Our $11,500 goal covers the design, production and manufacturing costs of our Fall 2017 introductory collection. 

By choosing any of the offers on our rewards list, you are helping us bring HUMAN to life. As a backer, you will be the first to receive pieces from our intro collection, and you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at development and production of our upcoming full collection, Chapter One, arriving spring 2018.  

HUMAN the collective has a larger goal - to connect a community of humans with a shared philosophy on life. Take the road less traveled. Challenge social norms. Be provocative. Wear your soul on your sleeve.

FOLLOW US on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK.

Forever Thanks to the creative minds involved in this project: Erika Pontes, Gabriel Brandt, Joe Gherardi, Aaron Wyche, Tatiana Taleh, Jermel Ladd, Sean Stapleton, Myrna Zoghbi, Kristina Wavomba, Luis Bustamante, Meredith Reed, Wendy Zermeño, the Mardesich/Morales clan, Negar Saei, Jake Lewis, Viet Mac, Deep Singh, Bry Lindly, John Austin, CA/NY Fam.

Risks and challenges

We have thought out just about EVERY scenario to properly provide our community with the best quality clothing, top customer service, timely deliveries and just an all-around good time.

We know unexpected scenarios may arise. Our team of manufacturers, artists and partners are committed to do everything in our power to ensure quality and delivery dates are met. We pride ourselves on transparency. If any changes develop, we will keep you updated consistently.

We are in collaboration with our backers for the custom DEMO jackets. We have allotted the proper amount of time to collaborate, design, develop and deliver our products. In order to deliver on schedule, we ask that our backers provide us with their design requests and feedback in a timely fashion.

This is our first season, a season of excitement and learning experiences. We are prepared, we are thrilled, we have a collective of experienced individuals coming together to bring you HUMAN.

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    Be a part of the MOVEMENT

    You'll receive early access to our spring 2018 collection, CHAPTER ONE, and a shout-out on our web page for supporting this movement!

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    Giving You All Those HUMAN feels

    Want to jam out to our curated collection of tunes? We're making a playlist just for our backers to give you ALL those HUMAN feels.

    You'll also receive early access to our spring 2018 collection, CHAPTER ONE, and a shout-out on our web page for supporting this movement!

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    DAD HATS for the WIN

    Be HUMAN and sport the Dad Hat, a 6-paneled, low-profile fit topped off with an adjustable closure and crown height of 3 1/8 in.

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    MAKE YOUR MARK with HUMAN swag

    Enjoy the Dad Hat and a HUMAN foiled shirt manufactured in the U.S.A. All shirts are made of 100% combed and ringspun cotton.

    Choose your way to express yourself with the white tank or the black tee.

    You'll also receive early access to Spring 2018 collection and a shout-out on our webpage for supporting this movement!

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    Claim your CHAPTER Jacket

    The CHAPTER Jacket is a structured take on the track jacket. This piece is made to be an airy and lightweight layer. The CHAPTER is finished with chest and welt pockets, heavy silver hardware and a collar panel for added volume. (RETAIL $165)

    You'll also receive early access to Spring 2018 collection and a shout-out on our webpage for supporting this movement!

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    That MIDNIGHT Bomber

    The MIDNIGHT Bomber is color-blocked with a stark satin black and midnight blue, finished with heavy silver hardware. This piece is medium-weight, lined for additional insulation. It can be worn to personal preference, fitted or oversized. (RETAIL: $175)

    You'll also receive early access to our spring 2018 collection, CHAPTER ONE, and a shout-out on our web page for supporting this movement!

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    The DEMO Jacket

    The DEMO Jacket can be worn to personal preference, fitted or oversized. The seam placement gives this camo jacket ease while the twill provides structure. This piece is medium weight, finished with chest and welt pockets. (RETAIL: $190)

    You'll also receive early access to our spring 2018 collection, CHAPTER ONE, and a shout-out on our web page for supporting this movement!

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    The 'HUMAN' DEMO Jacket - CUSTOM Painted

    Snag your DEMO and make a statement with 'HUMAN' custom painted on the back by local NYC graffiti artist, SIGNAL. (RETAIL $260)

    You'll also receive early access to our spring 2018 collection, CHAPTER ONE, and a shout-out on our web page for supporting this movement!

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    Customize that DEMO Jacket

    Personalize your DEMO Jacket with CUSTOM GRAFFITI displayed on the back, designed by local NYC Graffiti Artist, Menace Two. (RETAIL: $295)

    Menace Two will use spray paint to customize your design to your liking.

    Customization Options:
    1) Up to 2 words, 20 characters total.
    2) Position of graffiti is contingent on word/character length.
    3) One Color - Color Options: Red, Black, White, Grey

    The Process:
    HUMAN and Menace Two will work with you on your design. A few sketches will be provided (using the typography seen on the custom jacket) by the artist and you can select your favorite to add to your DEMO jacket.

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    The CUSTOM of all DEMO CUSTOMS

    Design Your Artwork with Menace Two

    This design will be treated like a typographic piece. Work with Menace Two to choose your font style and embellishments, using 2-4 colors. Add a background color too! (RETAIL: $375)

    Menace Two will incorporate spray paint along with acrylic details to customize your design to your liking.

    Customization Options:
    1) Up to 3 words, 15 characters per word.
    2) Position of graffiti is contingent on word/character length.
    3) 2-4 colors - Color Options: Red, Black, White, Grey, Gold, Neon Pink

    The Process:
    HUMAN and Menace Two will work with you on your design. A few sketches will be provided by the artist and you can select your favorite to add to your DEMO jacket.

    You'll also receive early access to our spring 2018 collection, CHAPTER ONE, and a shout-out on our web page for supporting this movement!

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    Gang's All Here: The DEMO collection

    Grab The Whole Gang, the DEMO, the MIDNIGHT and the CHAPTER, to update your current rotation.

    You'll also receive early access to our spring 2018 collection, CHAPTER ONE, and a shout-out on our web page for supporting this movement!

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    The DEMO collection Custom Rotation

    Like we said, GRAB THE WHOLE GANG... and put your creative twist on the CUSTOM OF ALL CUSTOM DEMO, snag the MIDNIGHT and the CHAPTER to really rock the HUMAN lifestyle. Choose your favorite shirt and top it off (quite literally) with the Dad Hat.

    You'll also receive early access to our spring 2018 collection, CHAPTER ONE, and a shout-out on our web page for supporting this movement!

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