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ILoveCollege Clothing is a socially conscious apparel brand that is on a mission to make School Cool.
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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.

Photo shoot in Los Angeles
Photo shoot in Los Angeles

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.

ILC Mascot, left. Founder, right.
ILC Mascot, left. Founder, right.

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.

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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.

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    REGISTRATION: Thanks for your support! You'll receive a custom email and your name will be listed as a special supporter on the ILoveCollege Clothing website.

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    FRESHMAN: Get the awesome ILoveCollege SHIRT that Julian is wearing in the Kickstarter video! Available in Men's and Women's sizes. This product is not yet available on our site or in stores so you will be one of the first people in the world to own it!

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    SOPHOMORE: Look super stylish and smart in the black and white GET SMARTER SNAPBACK hat, which is a customer favorite! In addition, you'll get the flagship ILoveCollege SHIRT that is not yet available on our site or in stores!

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    JUNIOR: You're an upperclassman now. Make the Freshman and Sophomores envy you by getting an attention grabbing, limited edition ILoveCollege BACKPACK! We'll top it off with the GET SMARTER SNAPBACK hat + the official ILoveCollege SHIRT, which is not yet available on our site or in stores!

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    SENIOR: Time to graduate. Get 2 different ILoveCollege SNAPBACK hats + 2 different ILoveCollege SHIRTS + an ILoveCollege BACKPACK!

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    VALEDICTORIAN: You finished first in your class, be one of the first to own this sweater! Get a limited edition ILoveCollege hooded SWEATER with a front pocket that is made of a leather blend. To top it off, you'll receive an ILoveCollege SHIRT + a GET SMARTER SNAPBACK hat + an ILoveCollege BACKPACK. This Kickstarter campaign is the ONLY opportunity you will have to own the sweater before it hits stores in the fall of 2015.

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    MASTER'S DEGREE: Get a limited edition ILoveCollege VARSITY JACKET along with an ILoveCollege SHIRT + a GET SMARTER SNAPBACK hat + an ILoveCollege BACKPACK. This Kickstarter campaign is the ONLY opportunity you will have to own the varsity jacket before it hits stores in the fall of 2015. Seriously, this jacket is super fresh.

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    PHD: You worked hard to get to the top of the education food chain so you deserve it all! Get a VARSITY JACKET + a limited edition hooded SWEATER with a front pocket that is made of a leather blend + an ILoveCollege SHIRT + a GET SMARTER SNAPBACK hat + an ILoveCollege Backpack!

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    PROFESSOR: Would you like to provide ILoveCollege with some direction? Help us plan our Summer and Fall 2015 lines and receive CUSTOM ILoveCollege apparel. In addition, get special access to ILoveCollege gear before it's available in stores or on our site!

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    PRESIDENT: Enjoy a truly awesome and unique experience. Get flown out to our next ILoveCollege CONCERT in Atlanta! In addition, you will get VIP backstage access and the opportunity to meet and hang out with Julian and the awesome musicians. You never know which artists we'll be working with next!

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