We are excited to launch our American-made apparel line with our signature Limited Edition Dark Wash Denim Jeans available exclusively to Kickstarter backers who believe in our vision and identify with the need for our styles. **We also ask that you share this project using the links just below our video, we would be forever grateful!!**
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Our jeans offer a stretch and comfort designed for the millions of active, muscular women, and with a fit that says FIERCELY FEMININE all over it.
*And you get to choose plain or decorated pockets!*
Women love jeans and it will continue to be the staple in every woman’s closet for years to come! Our new style makes its debut right here on Kickstarter, and the defining buzz is “Fiercely feminine”, “Powerfully sexy”, and tailored towards a perfect fit for the athletic woman. Never before has a jean focused the fit and style just for athletes, whose muscular body shape needs added attention.
The trendy and chic COCABANG jean does just that, and is the brainchild of Gayla Allen of Austin, Texas, who knew the fit generation was ready and anxious for a line of clothing made specifically for them. Fully authentic, perfectly fit for this unique niche, and made with high grade stretch denim, COCABANG is excited to make their denim available here for the first time!
Who are we?
COCABANG™, a TGIFITS LLC brand, is a team of inspired designers and business partners dedicated to the fashion needs of athletic women. We are based out of Austin, Texas, which has been a wonderful city to us, and manufacture all our apparel right here in the United States.
We feel the realm of physical strength, competitiveness and enduring athletics is not the sole domain of men. Women throughout history have carried civilizations through challenges by the strength of their muscle, and the power of their endurance. We need these formidable women today more than ever, women made with not only compassion and love, but with thin, invisible steel. And, if that steel happens to show on the outside as well, so be it! That’s why our logo says Fashion Behind Your Armor.
Where it began
We have long enjoyed a lifestyle of staying active and strength training. Over time while observing and speaking with friends in sports, competition, and fitness, we learned that most athletic women resort to wearing gym clothes and sweats for daily apparel. The COCABANG line was created to fill that gap in the athletic women’s clothing market with ready-to-wear sportswear redesigned with body-conscious silhouettes. We start here with our denim line.
Whether you are adding muscle or going through a slim-down period, your body just needs the right fit to feel great. When it comes to jeans we know that means stretch and attention to the waist and hips! Our unique fit gives athletic women a slim waist and room for muscular glutes and thighs. No other clothing company offers jeans that fit athletic women the way ours do! Get ready to love your hard body, day or evening, not just at the gym!
All American Made
Besides offering a perfect fit, all of our clothes are American-made, manufactured and sourced using eco-friendly sustainable processes. It is important to us to have “American Made” on all our clothes, because we believe in the talent and quality of American workers! At COCABANG, we believe businesses have an obligation to balance profits with values. We have chosen to support the American worker so all of our garments are manufactured in the USA. Domestic manufacturing allows us to safeguard the quality of our garments, and to tightly control our inventories as well as the working conditions of contractors. The environmental impact is significantly low, because of our efforts to reduce resource and fuel consumption born of imports. We are proud to be part of the growing trend in American-made apparel as consumers become more conscientious and aware of their choices and options in available products.
How far along is the project?
We have done the all the hard work. From concept to prototype we have worked diligently for the last 1 ½ years to get our fit perfect, sourced using the highest quality American made fabric on the market, and partnered with an experienced team to manufacture and ensure quality work. Our factory is based in the warehouse district in Downtown Los Angeles and offers over 10 years of manufacturing excellence in an all-inclusive 80,000 sq. ft. facility that is BV-approved and WRAP-certified, with proven vendor relationships and loyalties.
All that is needed now are the funds to begin full line production. This is why we need your help!
All the specs
Athletic women need STRETCH! Our jeans offer that solution by using a blended cotton stretch fabric sourced and made in America. We use an ultra stretch divinely soft blend of Cotton, Rayon, Polyester and Spandex from the finest mill in LA. Our denim will be a Dark Wash Denim (unless we meet our first stretch goal!)
COCABANG women work hard to keep their bodies in shape and strong so they want styles that are softly form fitting to showcase their bodies, yet very comfortable. When it came to jeans, the “skinny jeans” style was hands down the favorite.
It’s difficult to find jeans that fit, but almost impossible to find a perfect fit AND a perfect length. We will carry waists from 25-33 and inseams from 30-36. It’s the finishing touch to the perfect jeans.
We insist on only the cream of the textile crop and refuse to cut corners. Our quality fabrics, thread, hardware, design and construction are the best on the market.
Low-rise jean and super skinny leg from hip to hem to showcase the athletic built. Smaller waistline compared with more room in the glutes and thighs. Longer lengths ranging from 30-36 inch inseams.Ultra stretch, divinely soft denim providing superior flexibility with outstanding wear. Contrast stitching throughout for that edgy look.Five-pocket design, belt loop waistband, zipper fly and logo button closure, and six branded flat rivets.Subtle embroidered CB insignia on both back pockets. Screen printed inside pocket lining and black leatherette brand tab at the back waist.
Where is the money going?
To make the minimums required to get production going, we need you to raise your hand and tell the world it's time to reward fit women with fabulously feminine style!
The funds will be used directly in meeting the minimum production runs required to bring the denim to market. All concepts, designs, pre-production and grading work has already been done by us and we have ready made samples and prototypes of all designs so none of the money is used in "pre-development" work, this is only for completed product production.
Anything I can do to help?
Our reach only goes so far beyond our networks. By simply liking or sharing our Facebook page, following us on Twitter, or sending a few quick emails to your friends and family, your word of mouth can go a long way to help us out (check out the links in our profile). But ultimately, our hope is that you will love our jeans as much as we do and pledge your support in order to receive one of the very first Limited Edition COCABANG Jeans. We can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr and at our homepage.
We Have Stretch Goals!
We have the following stretch goals. These options will be available to all full pledges (Early Bird or Higher). Each pledge is only for the number of items for which they pledge, stretch goals are a way to provide more options in what those items can be.
At $75K we add a light wash to production. For the Basic Pledge or higher you will have your choice of our dark wash or the added light wash denim jeans. If you pledge for more than one pair you can choose your option for each pair pledged.
At $100K we will add a boot cut style. For the Basic Pledge or higher you will have your choice of our skinny jean (of either wash) or a boot cut (dark wash). If you pledge for more than one pair you can choose your option for each pair.
At $125K we will add a light wash in the boot cut. For the Basic Pledge or higher you will have your choice of either our skinny jean, or the boot cut in either dark or light washes. If you pledge for more than one pair you can choose your option for each pair.
At $175K we will produce our dark wash, stretch denim jacket. For the Basic Pledge or higher you will have your choice of jeans or the dark wash denim jacket. If you pledge for more than one pair you can choose your options for each pair. They pair perfectly with the dark wash jeans.
At $225K we will produce our light wash, stretch denim jacket. For the Basic Pledge or higher you will have your choice of jeans or denim jacket (either wash). If you pledge for more than one pair you can choose your options for each pair.
At $250K we will produce our dark wash, stretch denim shorts. For the Basic Pledge or higher you will have your choice of any one of the original or stretch goals or the dark wash shorts. If you pledge for more than one pair you can choose your options for each pair.
At $275K we will produce our light wash, stretch denim shorts. For the Basic Pledge or higher you will have your choice of any one of the original or stretch goals or the shorts. If you pledge for more than one pair you can choose your options for each pair.
* If all of these goals are met new stretch goals will be generated and posted here.
Join our Fit Revolution / MEDIA
TGIFITS comprises a team of inspired designers and business partners dedicated to the fashion needs of athletic women. Randa, our Senior Designer and Design Adviser brings to the table 25 years of experience in the industry with expertise in sourcing, as well as a staff with expertise in design and product development. All together our team is comprised of technical designers, pattern makers, fit specialists, and production engineers who work together to support our customers to achieve exceptional quality and operational efficiency. Our partners with over 150 employees, working under one roof also includes vertical production such as cutting, sewing, printing, embellishing, finishing and quality control. Also included is a pattern and sample for pre-production, with full EDI capabilities, and offers a speedier reaction time with synergistic relationships within the market.
Gayla Allen Founder and President
Larry Allen Co-Founder and CEO
Ken Farr, Ken Farr Photo
George Hooker, GHM Media Group
COCABANG™ is a TGIFITS™ Brand
Risks and challenges
When it comes to fulfillment, every project has potential obstacles, from production delays to permits to collaborator mishaps. Our largest risk lies in the supply chain. In the best-case scenario, we can have fabric, buttons, patches and labels in hand two weeks after the Kickstarter closes. Our estimated delivery time is the potential risk or even possible benefit depending on the speed and availability of the supply. In any case, we fully expect jeans will be shipped on time.
We have done all the hard work leading up to this point to be ready, selected reputable supply vendors, and have a great team in our factory. Our product is 100% ready for production. In any case we will be as transparent as possible in all activities leading up to delivery including fulfillment times.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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