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About

When you purchase one of our luxury shirts, Antar Penguin will provide shirts and skills training to people right here at home

One rainy day, while we were in the office vehemently discussing how the new Antar Penguin shirt should be high in quality, fashionable and appealing, someone out in the rain caught our attention. As we looked through the office windows, we saw someone on the streets rummaging through the trash bins for their dinner. It was in that moment we all decided that something had to be done.    

Statistics show that the total number of people living in low-income working families now stands at 47.5 million, among which 570,000 are homeless and living out on the streets. These people are all around us and in desperate need of our help.

We may not be able to help everyone, but we believe that helping a man in poverty can make him better able to contribute to his family and community.  The most important thing is the children from these families are able to receive a proper education and they may very will be the future pillars of a country.

There are many people out there in the world that need our help. However, we often overlook the fact that people in our own country and community may also need our help, sometimes even more so. The type of help and care we’re talking about is not just about supplying those in need with material goods. It’s also about lifting up their spirits and helping them move forward.

During times of need, we often see many organizations and major brand companies rushing to send aid to other countries. But what about the people right here at home? They also need our help.

That’s why we have created an easy way through which you can help save someone, or even a whole family, from becoming homeless. We have designed special dress shirts which are not only high quality and fashionable, but may also become a positive force for the community.

Every time you buy an Antar shirt, we will manufacture an additional white shirt and work together with Career Gear, an organization that provides life-long job skills training and assistance for the unemployed, to get these shirts out to those who need them most.

When you make a purchase, you’re not just getting an elegant shirt, you’re also getting an opportunity to reach out to someone.

We encourage everyone to go through our official website and write letters to the recipients of these shirts. 

 You could write about the difficulties you’ve encountered at work, the countless rounds of interviews you've gone through, or maybe even the songs you listen to whenever you get into a slump. 

These letters will then be packaged and sent together with the shirt.

 We will package your letter and one of our made-to-order white shirts together and send it to our partner organization, Career Gear, and let them take the lead on the distribution phase of this campaign.

Career Gear will not only distribute these dress shirts to those in need, they will also provide skills training and assist in arranging job interview opportunities.

By sharing your thoughts and experiences through your letter, whatever they may be, you will create connections with new people in your life. Each recipient will receive a special code which they can use to reply to your letter via our official website.
These white shirts will build bridges of hope and change the world one shirt at a time. Your stories will spur on others you never thought you could reach.

This shirt is not just a shirt. 

When you purchase a shirt from Antar, you are essentially giving someone a second chance in life. But in addition to a shirt, you can also share your story and experiences which could serve as someone else’s moral support. We often think that giving material goods is all we can do to help. In actuality, there is so much more we can offer in addition to the material. Our stories and experiences could give hope to those who are on the verge of giving up.

You may think that your stories and experiences are nothing worth mentioning, but they can actually go a long way towards helping those who are struggling. By sharing, you can show them that they are not alone. You can let them see that you are striving to live on just like they are. You can embolden them to pursue their dreams in life. You can encourage them to not be afraid of hardship, Help them see that as long as they don’t give up, there will always be hope.

Together, let’s transform the fashion industry.

With professional support, the beneficiaries of this campaign will be able to receive comprehensive assistance with professional job skills training, advice on what to wear for interviews, job matching services, etc. Step by step, we can make this world a better place by helping people stand on their own two feet. 
And one day, when these people are living better lives, perhaps they will remember the help they received and pay it forward by helping others in need. Together, let us become a force for good in this world and perpetuate this virtuous cycle.

We believe that a fashion company should not solely be focused on the outer look and marketing of its products, but should also strive to promote ideals that make life more meaningful. Our long-held ideal is that “the elegance of Antar Penguin is not only in its look but also in its philosophy”. In addition to being fashionable and tasteful, we want to do something for the people in this world and affect change in the fashion industry. 

Together, let’s make the ordinary act of buying a shirt into something impactful!

*Special code* (*the code can be used via our official website to write letters to the recipient of one of our made-to-order shirts)

This shirt has a special feature: Smart Casual

The shirt has been designed to be suitable for both during the day at the workplace and after hours at casual events. When you’re working, just tuck in the shirt, pull down your sleeves, add the finishing touches with our cufflinks and you’ll be ready for a day at the office. After getting off work, simply pull out your shirt, roll up the sleeves and you’ll be set to go to the local bar for a drink with friends or coworkers without looking out of place.

The cufflinks on every shirt are specially designed to give the wearer flexibility to suit both formal and casual settings.

Discussion about the design of the shirt started back in September 2015, and we have engaged the designer in a series of discussions. The shirt will be made with exquisite fabric and have a fitted and distinguished design. We hope to make a shirt that is elegant and high in quality. Moreover, this shirt will be designed to be suitable for both formal and informal occasions.

Our designer from London, Alex, has years of experience in the industry. He has worked with major brand companies like Ralph Lauren, Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger. Through his meticulous craftsmanship, Alex has infused Antar Penguin’s spirit of elegance into this season’s design. The fabrics we are using have been specially selected from Europe. In addition, we will have professional fabric experts ensure that all our specifications are met so that every shirt will come out looking exquisite and classic.

We partnered directly with some of the world’s leading shirt manufacturers, who, for decades, have produced luxury clothing for major high-end brands that retail for over USD$300.

Our products use imported American cotton, supplemented with pima cotton which minimizes frizz and is softer than regular cotton. In addition, it makes the fabric smooth and prevents pilling.

All product use L.A finish - high-end garment fabric processing

Liquid ammonia finishing (L.A finish) for the international textile finishing is one of the high-end finishing processes.

Cotton fabrics with this finishing will have a long-lasting,bright luster,thick and soft hand,has excellent flexibility and "wash and wear"effect.Will enable the fabric to reduce its shrinkage,increasing elasticity,fracture strength and hygroscopicity,feels soft and elastic good crease resistance,and dimensional stability,as well as wash and wear finishing shrinkproof collation and laid a foundation is to improve cotton fabric taking performance (in particular is to improve cotton fabric shrinkage) which is an important way to deal with.Product main performance indicators have reachen international advanced level,applicable to high-grade garment fabric processing.

The buttons on the cuffs are made from seashells that have been specially selected for their luster. Seashell buttons are considered to be items that represent one’s high social-standing, so they are usually only paired with higher end shirts.

Exchanges

During our last trench coat campaign, we realized that the process for product exchanges lacked properly defined procedures. Regrettably, our backers had to wait a long time to exchange the product. This time around we are working with a professional warehouse management company based in the USA. Backers residing in the USA can exchange their shirts but must bear the cost of shipping the shirt back to the warehouse. Those who reside outside the USA must bear the cost of shipping to and from the warehouse. The wait-time for exchanges depends on stock availability at the warehouse. If there are shirts in stock, we will exchange your returned shirt for a new one immediately. Unfortunately, if the warehouse is out of stock, the backer will have to wait 4 – 6 weeks.

Returns

Given that we are in the initial stage of this campaign, we are unable to bear the cost of returns. Thus, we will unfortunately not be providing product return services.

A. A Letter of Courage” Exhibit

We plan on holding an exhibition of all the letters to showcase your stories. The stories and experiences that you have all exchanged with one another will prove that there is still people who care in the world and that one does not need to be famous and powerful to do great things. Rest assured that we will not include anyone’s letter without first obtaining the writer’s consent. However, we hope that everyone will be willing to participate!

B. Campaign Promotion Abroad  

We hope that after production officially commences, we can establish new partnerships with companies in Europe and Asia and enable them to help people in their own country or community. We are currently looking for new collaborators. If we receive any new updates, we will be sure to let everyone know.

Risks and challenges

This is our second time manufacturering clothing so everything on the production process should be no problem; however, this is our first time cooperating with organization to help the society. We will do our best to meet every promise as we mentioned in the campaign.

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