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About this project

If you're like me and simply want the 30 second schpeel... read my outline below.

If you are like Jessie and want the WHOLE story, with all the details to memorize and make flashcards.... check out our bio page!

What

Quality clothes with meaningful messages that inspire and last.

How

Each piece will contain three key elements; a theme, a Bible verse, and a word.(Pics below)

The verse and corresponding word will be placed on the inside and theme will be placed on the outside (Pics below).

The package will also include a short inspirational video individually created for each category.  They are inviting for someone who isn't a Christian and deep enough for the theologian. 

Here's how it works...

You hop on our website www.brandedbyjotto.com and shop by theme. Our themes are printed on the outside of the garment and represent life events we all have in common.

 Scripture has been carefully matched with the appropriate theme. We have something fitting for any situation.

 Your gift arrives in a high quality box.

 You have a chance to include a personal message. The recipient will also receive a link to an inspirational video explaining the verse on their garment.

 Your loved one has something they will wear for years and hopefully never forget!

Product Information

We have carefully selected 12  high quality athletic tops that are perfect for athletes, lounging around, or anyone on the go!  In order to hit a wide demographic in this first run we have selected a variety of timeless classics like tanks and jackets. Some are fitted and others are loose.  So whether you want to run, cut the grass or simply look good doing errands – we have an option for you!  The following are technical drawings of what our actual product will be.

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What Kick starter funds will be used for?

As in any start up business the majority of our cost resides in our initial inventory order; clothing and high quality boxes. Our research over the past year has proven the box is an important part of the experience. It is also a gift they will keep and have the ability to put keep sakes in and also be a reminder of the loved one who cared enough to send gift. Of course we have a website, marketing and many other costs to consider. With Jessie’s ten plus years experience overseeing budgets and managing profit and loss statements we have spent that last year gathering the most accurate costs while being conservative and understand there will always be costs that are unforeseen.  Lee and Jessie also have invested their personal finances. 

What happens after Kickstarter?

March – Visit top three selected Apparel Manufactures, Finalize Manufacture, and Place Order

April –Start Pre-Production details, Start search for box manufacture

May – Apparel Production in progress, Finalize box selection and place order

June – Apparel Production completed and sent to forwarder for shipment, Start Website Build

July – Apparel Shipment in progress, website In progress

August – Receive Final Product, Complete Website, Photography of Clothing for use of Website, Testing Website, Finalize Shipping and Packaging details

September – Buffer month...because things don't always happen the way they should :)

October – Shipping of Final Product

What else can I do?

We would love for your financial support.  If you are not in a place where that is feasible we also would love if you helped spread the word. Email, Facebook, Twitter - whatever you prefer!

We can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and at our homepage. Don't hesitate to reach out to us at info@brandedbyjotto.com.  We want to be as responsive as possible, but depending on the volume of people this obviously can pose some issues.  We promise to make you a priority and ensure you are satisfied.

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Risks and challenges

Delivering the perfect experience for loved one is our main goal. With that said we are working very hard to address details pertaining to requests for personal purchases as well.

Money is always a risk and we know that things often cost much more then we expect. Another challenge is our manufacturing process, however we have partnered with an expert that has been working with us for the past six months. We have confidence in his experience and expertise to make this a success.

In addition, we are aware of the on-going strike in Long Beach, which is the port our product would be coming into. This has extended the delivery of many containers. We will be sure to continue keeping up with this situation and make the best decision for the business and the delivery of our goods when we get to that point.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00 USD

    Thank YOU!! Every dollar really makes a difference, we are sincerely grateful for your support! For your pledge, you'll receive a virtual high five and a shout-out on our social media channels!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10 USD

    Receive a custom made digital screen saver with one of our verses. We will also send you an inspirational video that corresponds with the verse!

    Receive bi-weekly updates through our projected launch in May 2015.

    Have your name listed on our website wall of thanks!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25 USD

    Receive a specialized Branded by J.Otto Tote & get a sneak peak at 5 entries from Lee's 30-day devotional.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50 USD

    Receive a specialized Branded by J.Otto Tote & 30-day e-devotional written by Lee Hanssen.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100 USD

    Get on the list to have early acess to our inventory. Be the first 500 to send the complete experience, selecting the garment of your choice (shirt, box, personal note, and video) to a friend or loved one.

    Plus receive a 30-day e-devotional written by Lee Hanssen.

    *Please indicate size upon checkout

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250 USD

    Send your loved one the full experience selecting the garment of your choice (shirt, box, personal note, and video).

    You will receive a SPECIAL EDITION shirt in our exclusive Branded By J.Otto tote. We want you to know we are thankful, so we will create a piece just for you. Have a one of a kind Branded by J.Otto shirt to show off for a lifetime.

    Plus you will receive a 30-day e-devotional written by Lee Hanssen.

    *Please indicate size upon checkout

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500 USD

    Tell us a message you, a loved one, team or group would like to hear and Lee will send you a personalized 10-15 minute video message.

    Receive 30-day e-devotional written by Lee Hanssen

    *Messages related to the Bible, conflict resolution, team building, better communication, etc. No jokesters wanting a lame lecture on economics.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000 USD

    Name one of our 12 pieces of clothing.

    Name a piece after someone you love that has inspired you! You will also be able to share their story and we will feature it on our Facebook page allowing you to showcase them and help others who are or have experienced the same challenge in life!

    *Priority will be given based on timing. We will update our page immediately with what pieces are still available to name.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500 USD

    You get one of us...literally. Take your pick from the best of what we can offer you or your company!

    Jessie a certified speaker of - The Trust Edge by David Horsager, will come present – it's is a sure way to help any organization move forward more cohesively, and efficiently as possible.

    Lee will preach for a weekend, write an article, train your staff on crucial conversations, or offer you anything else in his communicating wheelhouse.

    Sadie will come to the organization of your choice and share her story of forgiveness after a drunk driver changed her life forever.

    *Each reward is awarded one of the services listed. No extra cost to anyone in the Minneapolis area. If fulfilling this giveback requires travel, the recipient will be responsible for travel expenses.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000 USD

    Dinner on us in Minneapolis at your choice of Pittsburgh Blue, Bacio, or Chino Latino to hear the story behind Branded by J.Otto and meet the team.

    *Dinner in the Minneapolis area at one restaurant listed above. Bill not to exceed $500

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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000 USD

    We will get ink’d. Seriously. Lee, Jessie and Sadie will get the Branded logo tattoo’ed on their bodies permanently…we take this leaving a mark thing pretty seriously!

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Funding period

- (30 days)