About this project
Kordal is a contemporary knitwear brand founded by Mandy Kordal in 2011. Kordal has been selling in boutiques such as Thistle and Clover and Life Curated for the past year and is ready to officially launch this fall with it's Spring '13 collection! But to do this we need your help!
To officially launch the brand we are asking for $10,000. This money will go towards attending the Capsule trade show which has an entry fee of $6,000, yarn for the collection, a production deposit, building a website, and a photo shoot. Up until this point all of the Kordal pieces were designed and handmade by the owner. But in order for the business to grow and become successful, we have decided to work with local knitwear technicians in NYC to help fill our production orders. It is extremely important to the brand that everything is designed, sampled, and produced in the United States. Kordal has two knitting machines in it's studio which allow for a creative and efficient sampling process. Creating our samples in house helps to keep the knowledge of knitting machines alive, and support the garment district of New York.
We encourage any and all donations, even a little goes a long way! We are offering 12 different incentive items for you to choose from. No matter which one you choose we hope that your gift will be a reminder of how much your donations and support mean to us! Here is a more detailed run down of each item we are offering. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for all your love and support! We will be posting process photos on here for you to follow the development of the collection and business, so check back soon! Thanks! - Mandy
$10 - Thank you card
$25 - Tote Bag
For this incentive I partnered with my friend Jeein who is also a designer and amazing illustrator! She created a custom fashion illustration of a Kordal Sweater! Check out some of her other work here.
$35 - Knit Tie
Knit ties made of 100% wool offered in a Mustard Yellow + Beige and Black + Grey.
$45 - Knit Bracelet
$65 - Knit Hat
With this incentive item you've got options! Four of them in fact! Choose from either a cashmere grey beanie, or a two color chunky hat 100% Wool offered in the following three colors: Black + Cream, Blue + Cream, or Green + Cream. Email me your preference and it's all yours!
$100 - Striped Scarf
Choose your favorite color! We have two options, a Blue + Black stripe or Burnt Orange + Green, both have a ground color of a Chestnut Brown, and are made of 50% linen 50% cotton. So soft and and works as a great layering piece for early summer!
$195 - Knit Blouse
100% Silk, asymmetrical seaming detail highlighted by rolled edges along the seams. Has a loose boxy shape for a versatile fit!
We now have a photo of the grey+black color way for the knit tie incentive! Let me know which color you prefer! Thanks!
* Special thanks to Alex Bayer, Brett Banks, Genevieve Rainsberger, Jenni Kusowski, Rob Spalding, Nora Wolf, Jeein Shin, Thao Nguyen, Ryan Leitner, and Dorene + Richard Kordal for making this project possible!
We are so happy for your support, and we have already included international shipping costs into the pledge amount! So no extra donations needed!