The American Jacket Company is a premium sportswear line made in America and inspired by America’s tradition of political participation Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on January 2, 2014.
About this project
Who We Are
The American Jacket Company creates flawless, classically-inspired blazers, pants and shirts for work and play. Each meticulously-crafted garment supports skilled American jobs and a growing resurgence in American-made consumer pride. We’re serious about supporting American jobs – but we’re having a bit of fun with partisan politics here too. Each American Jacket Company product can bear the political logo of your choice, so you can proudly wear all your politics right on your sleeve!
Our Mission: to support American workers, companies and industry through beautiful clothing.
Each American Jacket Company item will be made in New York’s garment district, where founder Teddy Sadaka’s family has been making quality clothing for generations. His parents opened their first factory there in 1949, but due to an avalanche of cheap imports, they’ve been forced to downsize dramatically since then. This collection is an opportunity for Teddy’s family and consumers to support skilled American jobs. The urgency to support American clothing manufacturers has never been greater. Currently, 98 percent of the clothing purchased in this country is imported. That’s millions of jobs and billions of dollars that could be contributing to the U.S. economy. The good news is that consumers are demanding change and ushering in a return to American-made consumer pride. And small changes to our spending habits can make a big impact. It’s estimated that if every American spent just $64 on American-made products this holiday season, we could create 200,000 new American jobs. With the launch of The American Jacket Company collection, we’re calling on consumers to be a force for change.
Our Clothing: flawless and fun
Whether you choose to wear your politics on your sleeve with a party logo of your choice or not, each American Jacket Company garment will reflect Teddy’s family’s attention to detail and decades of experience making fine clothing. Choose from blazers, woven shirts, polos, chinos, and handkerchiefs – all in classically-inspired navy, red and white. Embroidered party logos of your choice include Democrat, Republican, conservative, Independent, Tea Party, and the party-neutral non-logo merchandise.
Cast your vote for the American-made movement: support The American Jacket Company!
The introductory American Jacket Company collection includes:
Our Classic navy 2-button American Jacket in 100% worsted wool fabric features customized American flag embossed buttons
Our Classic white shirt in 100% cotton woven fabric
Our Classic multi color shirt in yarn dyed 100% cotton woven fabric
Our Classic white polo shirt in 100% cotton knit pique fabric
Our Classic chino pants for men in 100% cotton twill
Our Classic fit pants for women in 93% cotton 7% spandex twill
Our Classic 100% silk pocket square
Our Classic 100% silk ties
All of our beautiful, American-made pieces come in the political theme of your choice. The blazers include the chosen politico logo on the inner-right side and the words "Proud to be ..." with the corresponding political label on the inner-left side.
Political logo options are:
wearers left Republican Logo
wearers' right "Proud to be Republican"
wearers' left Democrat logo,
wearers right "Proud to be Democrat"
wearers' left Conservative logo,
wearers' right "Proud to be Conservative"
wearers' left Liberty bell logo
wearers' right "Proud to be Independent"
wearers' left Tea Party Logo
wearers' right "Proud to be a Tea Party Member"
Non logo Made in America label
If politics are not for you, but you would like to support our cause by buying American, we have also created a neutral line of our classic items with our "Made in America" label.
Risks and challenges
One of the biggest challenges faced by companies that outsource garment production is fabric and factory delays, but we prevent such delays by producing each item in our own factory for better control.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
After the campaign closes and we meet our goal, we’ll email you a brief form to fill out specifying all your preferences.
After the campaign closes and we meet our goal, we will email you a brief form that collects details about shipping, along with reward preferences like sizing and color.
No. Shipping within the U.S. is free for our backers!
If you need to exchange your reward for any reason, send us a note and we will gladly contact you about arranging an exchange.
If you’re interested in purchasing one of our American Jacket Company garments with a logo of your own, send us a note and we will be happy to consider your request. Timing and cost may vary in this case.
No. The American Jacket Company was established to support American workers, businesses, and our economy. Our mission is bigger than any one political party and we welcome support from both sides of the political aisle!
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