ILoveCollege Clothing is a socially conscious apparel and accessory line designed by a team of fashionable nerds who are on a mission to inspire students to attend and graduate from college. We want to build an achievement oriented youth culture that embraces education.
Our slogan is "GET SMARTER" and we are launching a “Get Smarter Movement” that encourages teens to become nerds and changes the negative mentality that too many students have towards education.
We believe that education gives you a passport to a better life and we partner with non-profit organizations and educational institutions on ILoveCollege Concerts that empower students and through music, spreads the message that SCHOOL IS COOL!!
The rock, rap, R&B artists and dancers who perform at ILoveCollege Concerts represent some of the best up and coming talent in America and have lyrics that are positive, entertaining, uplifting and achievement oriented.
As a longtime youth mentor, Julian understood first-hand how education could change the entire course of a child's life. He noticed that outside of mentoring programs, many of the kids that he worked with, particularly those from low income communities, weren't receiving encouragement or seeing role models who talked about the positive benefits of attending and graduating from college. He wanted to spread the message that ‘School is Cool’ and change the negative mentality many kids have about education; but he knew he'd have to come up with something that would resonate with them.
Knowing how significant a role fashion and music play in the lives of today's teens and young adults, he launched ILoveCollege Clothing in 2011. ILoveCollege Clothing is a socially conscious apparel and accessory company designed to inspire students to attend and graduate from college.
Prior to launching ILoveCollege Clothing, Julian worked as an Advertising Sales Executive at The New York Times, The Economist and Black Enterprise.
Students gravitate towards what they perceive to be cool and they find fashion to be extremely appealing. Therefore we create clothing that looks cool and has a positive education related message. Through our message and products, we're making School Cool.
A few of our super hot items are below. Most of these items will not be restocked until the summer of 2015...this Kickstarter campaign is the only way to get them before then!
This satin jacket is a concept we are working on for 2015.
We would like to increase the depth of our partnerships with middle and high schools across America. Help us provide college prep and college readiness programs for students that need it most! The photos below are from activities we've done at schools in New York City.
We've been recognized by media entities such as ABC, BET, Hashtags & Stilettos, Creme Magazine, The Griot, My Creative Connection and Beauty, Fashion & War!
Risks and challenges
ILoveCollege has been in business for three years and our factory partners are ready to go. We have already produced small runs of shirts, hats and backpacks. Also, we have thoroughly planned every stage of the process, from production to fulfillment, in order to deliver an outstanding product to you, ahead of time. Delay is the biggest risk in any manufacturing process and we have taken all possible measures to minimize this risk.
We have also given ourselves a conservative 3-month window to deliver the first production run of products. We’ll most likely deliver your products to you well before February. If any issues do arise we will be proactive in our communications and resolve them as quickly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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