The first ever European Football Jersey
No, there is no European football national team (yet) and none of us want to get rid of amazing World Cup duels such as Italy against Germany or England against Spain. Still, it is kind of cool to show your spirit in the same fashion as for your country- right?
How did we get here?
August '14- I am coming home from an Interrail journey having had an absolutely amazing trip through Europe with my best friends. I always had positive feelings about the EU but experiencing so many benefits in such a condensed time immensely raised my emotional connection. I was determined to also physically show the entire world how much I identify as a European. Searching for some European merchandise, however, I only found a few, lousy European flags online.
September '17 - A couple years and heated debates about the European Union later, it is much easier to show your European Spirit. We, WhyEurope, have created the first ever European Football Jersey.
What happens with the money?
We buy the jerseys with customized printings for 20.5 Euros from a trusted sporting fashion retailer. We sell them for 28 Euros. So what happens with the margin?
First, we have to cover some fixed costs that were created during the development process and the video production. Furthermore, a percentage of the sales goes to Kickstarter and the payment provider.
What's left is a small margin for WhyEurope. We’ll soon be a registered association. We’re all working on a voluntary basis. 100% of the money will go into pro-European campaigns, more specifically into social media adverts and into organizing events or meetings with our team. You can be assured that the money is in good hands and will be fully spent on the project. If you would like to receive more specific information, you can always contact us: thisiswhyEurope@gmail.com.
Check out our Social Media pages to see what we are doing (besides the jerseys):
The jersey might not look like rocket-science (and it isn't) but it still took a solid 6 months and many individuals to actually launch this campaign. We want to, therefore, thank the following people for their great contribution:
Teresa Vazquez Lopez, Hakim Nasri and Philip Hölzer (Project Team Maastricht Student Consulting); Jona Maxime Coco (Video & Pictures); Sophie Acquah and Barbara Oliveira Soares (Photoshooting)
Risks and challenges
Luckily, the risks and challenges are relatively limited. After the end of this campaign we will (if we surpass the threshold) receive the money you paid for the jerseys. We can then retransfer the money to 11teamsports, a sporting fashion retailer, who will print and then send the jerseys to us. What's left is the packaging and distribution which will be handled in our basement. In early November you will most likely have the jersey in your hand- we are giving our best!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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