Pacha Play creates neo-tribal urban wear that combines interactive art with functional play. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 8, 2013.
About this project
We made it!!! Celebration!!!! Lets keep sailing this ship onward and reach new heights!!! Stretch goal in mind>>$15,000>>> all is possible! xoxoxoxpacha
Pacha Play: Evolution through Creativity
Pacha Play creates hand crafted clothing that is inspired through the embodiment of interactive art and functional play. Emerging from the urban tribal culture, Pacha Play expresses a dynamic relationship between unique style and comfort as well as strength and versatility.These clothes can be worn in movement based practices, yet nice enough to dress up for a work, or a special occasion.
Taking new shape and form, Pacha Play has influences from ancient ceremonial wardrobes, as well as futuristic interplay, and for experiential clothing exploration. Often layered to create the modern gypsy, ninja, bohemian, urban jedi , classy converted creatrix , where dressing up becomes fun, and playful while still accessing the powerful contour of the body, making clothing an expression of our true self.
I started sewing 8 years ago, as a practice to encourage more craft in my life. I had gone to art school, and joined forces in the photography and film world, but I was missing the raw endeavor that pure creative action brings through. Sewing became a tool of deep healing of my life, allowing me to experiment and play with how the creative channel comes through our experience.
Through the years, I have built a collection of clothing that exemplifies personal power. Inspired through the embodiment of our highest potential, many of the clothes have an experience of a mythological aspect of our most powerful character. The pieces themselves come through as opportunities to adorn our beings with the reflection we want to create of ourselves.
I have come to a place in my business that I cannot keep up with the production. I found myself burnt out sewing obsessively just to keep up with the growing demand. The choice was to grow or to fold. And with the help of my community, I decided to step forward and grow the wings of Pacha Play. I have dialed in with local production to produce my wears state side by a collection of skilled sewers.This will give me the opportunity to spend more time designing new work, doing custom garments and spreading Pacha Play further into the world!
I choose kickstarter because it brings back the power to grow business within our community. Crowdfunding can help support small businesses and artists, by creating more awareness to open source projects and offering the opportunity to seed fund on a grassroots level. Plus its fun and creative, and I get to exchange with people just like YOU!!!
This is the next step. I am ready to start production and I need your help in getting this next run produced.
What the funds from kickstarter will allow me to do::
- -Hire a team of skilled sewers that will help me produce higher volume of clothing to satisfy the demand of the market.
- -Upgrade my website to have an online store
- -Order larger quantities of fabric, for larger productions runs.
2013 is all about NEXT LEVEL>>
This is more than about FASHION. This is about INSPIRATON and Embodiment of Personal Power. Its About Pushing the Boundaries and spreading Love through our creativity experience! Each individual expression inspires beauty. And beauty inspires the collective vision of peace.
$25~a Pacha wristlet::: radical bracelet to adorn your favorite attire:::stitched lace or cotton twill with snaps::each one unique, a couple different styles (picture coming soon)
$50~a beautiful tee shirt made of Bamboo and organic cotton, stitched with a wee Pacha stitch bling. Super soft, super cozy, Comes in a charcoal blue, black, brown, or off white>> you choose what color and size. (picture coming soon)
$350~Handmade Custom created Pacha Play outfit, made just for you! Includes a vest, pant, wristlet, and sticker>> this is a custom created order for you will be contacted for color selection and style of garments>> some genuine love right here folks!!!~check out all my collections on facebook and pachaplay.com.. we can customize something just for you!!!
Womens Vest sizes::
extra small (( bust 32-34))
small ((size 6-8, bust 34-36ish))
medium ((bust 37-39ish))
Mens Vest sizes:::
Large- 42 Chest
X-Large- 45 Chest
By reaching my $11,117 goal, I will be able to put the Nehru vest as well as the Flair Womens pants into production. I will also be able to continue working with local sewers on sewing the bases to many of my garments.
I will continue to add garments throughout the month, as limited ones will sell out, and I will offer new limited runs. PAcha Play is making it exciting to see what new things will be offered as goals are reached! Many of these pieces are limited just to kickstarter and once they are gone, they will not be produced again. Then another special new fabric will come up to cherish! Its fun to see what will unravel in the mystery.
First and Foremost, BIG HUGE GRATITUDE to Erin Mead Preston for making an amazing video for this campaign. We have been creating photography and art for the past 15 years together, and this was such a gift to see the dedication and beauty she shared in this short film. Please check out more of her work at www.empimages.com
Thank you to the models (my friends) for showing up and playing in the fields and urban jungles of my wildest imagination and sharing the beauty of Pacha Play with the world. Rachel Claire Haynes, Austen Cricket, JeSai, Michel Keebles, Elaine Carter, Andi Tadoro, Jonah Friedman, Alejandro Moran, Danette Montoya, Lee Aiko and all the amazing people who let me take their photos and post all over the place! You all are the face of this creative journey:)
I have incredible gratitude to my whole community for supporting me in this amazing experience. For sharing their wisdom and truth and offering me such incredible feedback along the way.
And thank you to the Polish Ambassidor for allowing me to use his music for my video. This album has been a huge inspiration to me during the creation of this kickstarter! check out his music here:: http://thepolishambassador.bandcamp.com/album/ecozoic
Risks and challenges
Running a small fashion business has many ups and downs, yet that is what makes it the wild ride of success. Pacha PLay has built a strong foundation to produce quality garments. Of coarse, because many of these pieces are one of a kind, there always runs a risk of fabric running out because of small runs, but that is why many of the garments are limited, so we only sell what we have fabric for. The only other concern would be that this campaign was so incredibly successful (YES!!!) that some of the one of a kind stitchwork pieces might take a little longer to fullfill. That is why the early pieces are dated for August, and then as we add stretch goals, that will be dated for later out.
All potential problems have potential solutions! And we are confindent to bring you the highest quality, most unique PAcha PLay garments yet! Because there is risk, we are challenged to GROW!!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Because you love Pacha PLAY!!! >.>.>>
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Awesome snail mail postcard stitched with some pacha love...Huge amount of gratitude for supporting Pachas journey!!!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $25 or more
a Pacha wristlet::: radical bracelet to adorn your favorite attire:::stitched lace or cotton twill with snaps::each one unique, a couple different styles::: made for both men and women!!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $50 or more
a beautiful tee shirt made of Bamboo and organic cotton, stitched with a wee Pacha stitch bling. Super soft, super cozy, Comes in a charcoal blue, black, brown, or off white>> you choose what color and size.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $50 or more
Super Fly Hooded Shirt made from soft cotton lycra with woven back for a unique style and comfort. Comes in a slight cowl neck... one of the newest creations ready for production. Will be available in Teal, Red, Black and Grey...Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $60 or more
14 backers Limited (6 left of 20)
A special edition Kickstater Pacha original Hood with a Scarf, lined with soft black fine fur,with the outside in a dusty rose valore print. One of a kind fabric for Kickstarter, you will not find these anywhere else.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $75 or more
Womens Flair Pant, with a ruffled bottom edge, to give the look of texture, made from a soft and sturdy cotton Lycra, one of the first to go through production!!! Will come in a Red, Teal, Grey, with a black detail stitch. Can choose between short capri’s or a full length.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $75 or more
7 backers Limited (13 left of 20)
Mens Spiral Short, a cotton stretch twill handstitch with pachas detail magik swirl down the side of the leg. ¾ pant comes to the middle of the calf. Offered in a off white with maroon stitch. Available S-XLEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $110 or more
9 backers Limited (11 left of 20)
>> The brand new MENS Nehru Vest, with special buttons just for the kickstarter version. This is the launch of this vest, and the first vest going through full production. Strong angeled line down front with beautiful unique metal buttons. Comes in Black with a Pacha detail stitch in the top center back. This vest is powerfully awesome!!!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $110 or more
6 backers Limited (9 left of 15)
SPECIAL KICKSTARTER Womens Short Hooded Vest with Ykk zip, oversize hood, short contour, made with a special high end soft moleskin fabric with a subtle snakeskin imprint into the fabric. OHHHHLALA!! BONITA:)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $125 or more
10 backers Limited (10 left of 20)
Mens Full Length Pant, with simple stitch down the side of the pant. Comes with a pocket on each side, made from a soft cotton stretch twill. This is a straight leg pant, that is fitted on the top, and more roomie towards feet, similar to a martial art pant. This first run will be available in a Beautiful grey brown brushed twill with with marron or off white stitch.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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3 backers Limited (17 left of 20)
Pachas WOMENS hooded vest>> with unique contour to follow the curves of a womens body. Comes with a double YKK zip so you can change how you wear the vest. Made of a stretch cotton twill with unique stitch work.. can choose between black, brown or marron base.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $135 or more
6 backers Limited (14 left of 20)
Pachas signature MENS hooded vest, with pockets on the front, a sturdy Ykk zip, as well as over size hood to take cover from the world. Has unique symbol stitch work on the front and back. This is still the favorite among men after all these years. This first run will be a black base, with your choice of color of the symbol and stitch.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $175 or more
2 backers Limited (18 left of 20)
One of a kind, Fully handmachine stitched MENS vest with geometry hatchings, antique gold (or chrome) hooks running up the length of the front of the vest. Truly a beautiful vest infused with all the Pacha Love. This one I can not put into production because of all the detail, so it will only be a custom order only piece. Making it a super special find!!! (also available in a womens version)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $350 or more
10 backers All gone!
Handmade Custom created Pacha Play outfit, made just for you! Includes a vest, pant, bracelet, and sticker>> this is a custom created order for you will be contacted for color selection and style of garments>> some genuine love right here folks!!! available for both mens and women!!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
Custom created Trench Jacket, with the true stitch symbol of Pacha's unique signiture look. Cotton Twill on the outside, and fleece or french terry on the inside, with an oversize hood, large pockets, and beautiful metal buttons up the front. You will work directly with Pacha to choose your style, color, and details of the jacket you would like to create. This is the ideal jacket for the playa, or for the person who likes to be held in something completely fabulous!!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
- (30 days)