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Men's and Women's 'Made in USA' fashion brand without the big brand mark up + Early Holiday shipping on selected items
Men's and Women's 'Made in USA' fashion brand without the big brand markup.
Men's and Women's 'Made in USA' fashion brand without the big brand markup.
222 backers pledged $25,285 to help bring this project to life.

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LEOPARDËT: Bringing Back 'Made in USA' Clothing

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Checkout our selected items that will be delivered before December 25th!
Checkout our selected items that will be delivered before December 25th!
For Men & Women. Limited Edition. One Size Fits Most.
For Men & Women. Limited Edition. One Size Fits Most.
Available in S-XL. Delivers before 12/25 (offer only valid in USA)
Available in S-XL. Delivers before 12/25 (offer only valid in USA)
Available in S-XL.Delivers before 12/25 (offer only valid in USA)
Available in S-XL.Delivers before 12/25 (offer only valid in USA)
Available in S-XL. Delivers before 12/25 (offer only valid in USA)
Available in S-XL. Delivers before 12/25 (offer only valid in USA)

In 1980, 80% of the clothing sold in the United States was made domestically. Today that number is approximately 2.5% . As a result millions of Americans have lost their jobs and numerous factories have closed down. We want to bring back those values and give work to these factories. We want to be a pioneer of a movement to change a trend set by multi-million dollar American companies that go overseas for cheap labor. 

 We are LEOPARDËT. Bred in San Diego and raised in Los Angeles, we are an American fashion brand that focuses on providing minimalist everyday essentials while maintaining authentic values. LEOPARDËT provides easy to wear fashion-forward pieces to capture the essence of casual elegance through its 'Made in USA' clothing. 

Our vision is to make a brand with authentic American values with an elegant taste. We want to make the fashion statement that it’s possible to make a brand with premium clothing, authentic values, and a cool culture. We want LEOPARDËT to be a pioneer of a movement to bring fashion back to America and make an impact on the way clothing is made.

My name is Ari Jogiel and I'm the designer and founder of LEOPARDËT. I immigrated to the United States when I was 12 years old and like many others have fought to attain the American dream. In my case, this meant creating a brand to dress up America. But over time and as you get older, you realize that things aren’t as easy as they sound—and letting go of these kind of dreams becomes very easy. It wasn’t till months ago that I decided to give this shot.

I was working a 9-5 job and worked two other jobs on the side. Not the lifestyle that would last me for long, and that’s when I started the foundation of my brand. I started designing leopard-print hats with the “LEOPARDËT” name embroidered on the front. The leopard was a unique animal just like my background, and LEOPARDËT was my better, more fashionable and sophisticated version of a leopard. 

Starting a fashion brand with limited resources and learning the ways of a fashion designer has been challenging and fascinating at the same. I have been rejected by stores, agencies, factories (etc.) and have been told many times "to stay away from the competitive industry".."you are never going to make it"  but it will take more than that to stop this train. I have loved every bit of it and am making big strides with the brand. I'm ready to take things to the next level.

If you have a question on how to choose your reward. Send me a message to ari@leopardet.com and I'll answer as soon as possible.
If you have a question on how to choose your reward. Send me a message to ari@leopardet.com and I'll answer as soon as possible.
Our First 'Made in USA' Collection
Our First 'Made in USA' Collection
For Men & Women. Casual Fit. Available in S-XL
For Men & Women. Casual Fit. Available in S-XL
For Women. Casual Fit. Available in S M L XL
For Women. Casual Fit. Available in S M L XL
For Men. Casual Fit. Available in S-XL
For Men. Casual Fit. Available in S-XL
For Men & Women. Casual Fit. Available in S-XL
For Men & Women. Casual Fit. Available in S-XL
For Women. Slim Fit. Available in S-L
For Women. Slim Fit. Available in S-L
For Men. Slim Fit. Available in S-L.
For Men. Slim Fit. Available in S-L.
One Size Fits Most.
One Size Fits Most.
One Size Fits Most.
One Size Fits Most.
For Women. Casual Fit. Available in S-XL
For Women. Casual Fit. Available in S-XL
For Men & Women. Casual Fit. Available in S-XL
For Men & Women. Casual Fit. Available in S-XL
For Men and Women. Slim Fit. Available in S-L
For Men and Women. Slim Fit. Available in S-L
For Women. Casual Fit. Available in S-L
For Women. Casual Fit. Available in S-L

Let's make a difference. Let's make the fashion statement that it is possible to create premium fashionable clothing with authentic values. Take #theleap with LEOPARDËT and help us bring fashion back to America!

Special thanks to everyone that supported and participated in the video and to Justin Rypma and his crew for helping bring this project to life!!! :)

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Risks and challenges

There are many challenges in starting a fashion brand. But the biggest one has to be quantities. They make or break the fashion business, especially for small brand. Factories will turn their back on you the moment they hear that you can't meet their minimums. Which are usually the high hundreds or thousands if you want to get decent profit margins. After deciding to move the production to Los Angeles, in just two months I was able to find family owned companies here in Los Angeles that can manufacture smaller quantities (starting at 100 pieces). Despite U.S. labor and cost to make a piece of clothing being more expensive over here, it's worth it because I have stronger relationships with the factories and am able to monitor projects. But the most important thing is making the effort to bring fashion back to America like it was in the past.

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    I pledge to support the American Dream and help us bring back fashion to the United States.

    You will receive an honorable mention via Twitter by LEOPARDËT

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    Men's & Women's
    Crew Neck T-Shirt
    Colors: Black, White, Olive, Berry, and Blue
    Sizes: S-XL

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    Colors: Day, Night, Rosa Mexicano, Maroon, and Navy.
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    Curved Snapback Hat
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    V-Neck T-Shirt
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    VALUE MADE IN AMERICA T-Shirts and Hats!

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    Muscle Neck T-Shirt
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    Sizes: S-XL

    Men's & Women's
    Crew Neck T-Shirt
    Colors: Black, White, Olive, Berry, and Blue
    Sizes: S-XL

    Ë Hats!!!

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    Sizes: S-XL

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    V-Neck T-Shirt
    Colors: Day, Night, Rosa Mexicano, Maroon, and Navy.
    Sizes: S-XL

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    Limited Edition #theleap T-Shirt
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    Fitted Navy V-Neck
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    Women's
    Fitted Peach V-Neck
    Color: Peach with black newline and sleeve finishes
    Sizes: S-L

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD & EARLY BIRD ALL GONE!!!

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    Men's & Women's
    Crew Neck T-Shirt
    Colors: Black, White, Olive, Berry, and Blue
    Sizes: S-XL

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    V-Neck T-Shirt
    Colors: Day, Night, Rosa Mexicano, Maroon, and Navy.
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    Fitted Navy V-Neck
    Color: Navy with Black Neckline
    Sizes: S-L

    Women's
    Fitted Peach V-Neck
    Color: Peach with black newline and sleeve finishes
    Sizes: S-L

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    Muscle Neck T-Shirt
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    Long Sleeve V-Neck
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    Men's and Women's
    COMFORTË Hoodie Sweatshirt
    Color: Light Blue
    Sizes: S-XL

    Women's
    FELINË Sweatshirt
    Color: Black
    Sizes: S-XL

    Arrives before December 25th!

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    COMFORTË Sweatshirt
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    FELINË Sweatshirt
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    COMFORTË Sweatshirt
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    FELINË Sweatshirt
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    Leopards Vintage Sweatshirt
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    Set of 5 Crew Neck T-Shirts
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    Sizes: S-XL

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    Set of FIVE V-Neck T-Shirts
    Colors: Day, Night, Rosa Mexicano, Olive, and Navy.
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    Set of 5 Crew Neck T-Shirts
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    Sizes: S-XL

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    Set of FIVE V-Neck T-Shirts
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    Get the Entire Men's or Women's Collection

    Men's and Women's
    FOUR T-shirts, TWO Sweatshirts, ONE Hat
    Colors: Depends on Selection
    Sizes: Depends on Selection

    You are enlisted onto our VIP list.

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    Men's and Women's
    FOUR T-shirts, TWO Sweatshirts, ONE Hat
    Colors: Depends on Selection
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    Set of 5 Crew Neck T-Shirts
    Colors: Black, White, Olive, Berry, and Blue
    Sizes: S-XL

    Women's
    Set of FIVE V-Neck T-Shirts
    Colors: Day, Night, Rosa Mexicano, Olive, and Navy.
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    Trip to California + Men's or Women's Collection.

    We'll play for your ticket and organize a schedule to show you around the LA fashion district and our factories. And take you out for a good time.

    You are enlisted onto our VIP list.

    *ONLY APPLICABLE FOR USA RESIDENTS*

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