About Dead Sleekit
Our love and passion for textiles and creating surfaces and textures has been fused with our desire for fashion and sees us combing both these crafts to create something dead exciting. We are a clothing label based in bonnie Scotland within the UK.
''We like our art where we can see it – in our wardrobes. Artfully flattering or ingratiating is the definition of new Scottish designer on the block'' - blogger, Betty & Bee.
This past year we have launched Dead Sleekit clothing, a textiles for fashion brand. In an exceptional first year, we created our branding and built our website as well as released our first collection (available to view and purchase online now).
The past year has seen us grow and connect with a very inspiring team who work with us to produce the best quality products for our business.
We work with Glasgow based manufacturers BeYonder Ltd, 'a profit for purpose, living wage employer' who specialise in small batch, bespoke manufacturing of high quality fabric goods and clothing, to fulfil orders we receive from boutiques and shops.
Using new and luxurious techniques, we make all of our clothes in Glasgow and design everything in-house. We work closely with our manufacturers and make sure everything is created ethically, minimising waste by making to order through our website and always re-using and recycling any fabric that is left over. As we grade all of our patterns, we can make any size range our customers need, meaning we are never in a position to let anyone down, generating a vast size range of clothing.
We are creating a new collection. We use paint, pens, inks and pencils to invent our unique hand drawn textile designs.
''That’s basically taking it from Iain’s paintbrush to our bodies. If that’s not money well spent then I don’t know what is'', - blog, Betty & Bee.
Using high-tech digital printing facilities we have sourced locally, allows us to have our creations printed to fabric we choose, allowing us to create our exclusive garments.
About This Project
Now we have had our first mini collection and set up our website, our journey is not yet complete, we need your help to create our next collection. What we need from you, is your help to get all our designs printed onto fabric to produce our second collection.
We create all our own textiles. Having the fabric for our collections printed is a huge hurdle for us. Being a new clothing label and making everything in Scotland, we are dependent on digital printing manufacturing and this is why we are asking for your help.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
With your help, we are going to have our own designs digitally printed by the metre, allowing us to make dresses, t-shirts, skirts, playsuits and anything we can dream of to grow our business. Being an independent business and sustaining the growth of our label is a challenge, however, we know with your help we can push the business further and reach more boutiques and customers in turn allowing us to create more collections.
We are only asking for help to create our new fabrics, which you can be part of. Once we have made it, we will then work with sales agents and trade shows to promote the collection.
Our first collection as Dead Sleekit was made up of mixing mesh fabric with light jersey and heavy jersey fabrics to create sleek clothing. We want to expand on our new collection by printing at places such as CAT (centred for advanced textiles) and beyond, where we can choose an array of beautiful fabrics.
The ART of Pledging
We are dead proud to welcome you to Dead Sleekit!!! If you love ART and LOVE clothing that is not on the high street, pledge with us to support independent design. Keep reading for more info on pledges or check out the pledges we have down the side of our Kickstarter.
£12.00 With hand written note & free delivery.
Our home page is the first thing our followers see on our website. We will dedicate a revolving home screen with hand written names of our backers to say thank you and show the world you pledged to us.
BOW TIE ROULETTE
We will create a bow tie roulette for you using our fabrics and you will have a lovely surprise waiting for you when the post arrives.
For just £15 you can have three digital copies of any of our exclusive art work. You can also choose to receive all your chosen digital art works now - or have one now, one later and one in the future. This way you can check out our latest work and update your decor whenever you want.
-You must print yourself and frame yourself as these are digital copies, but you can print them for home or office use only and cannot re-sell.
We have special mystery boxes from us to you, all holding something memorable from Dead Sleekit.
We will create an A1 poster for your home, office or studio. You can let us know if you have seen a print your love (even the print below) otherwise you can pick a print from our new collection.
- These prints do not come framed, however you can easily fit Ikea frames or any other frame of your choice for them. If you really want your print framed we can talk about frame prices and P&P.
Brand new luxury clutch bag. Here is a sneak peek of a sample of the clutch bag. We will have a range of our textile prints for you to choose from. We will add a strap for you with your bag if you require.
Something exclusive just for you....
We will create a bespoke scarf just for you. You choose what we design for the pattern on your scarf.
A Bespoke Designer Skirt
We want to create something unique for you. Have a one of a kind garment designed exclusively just for you. This Designer skirt will be bespoke to you and you can choose the length, print and fabric.
We will contact you at the end of our campaign to chat about fabrics and styles.
Something exclusive just for you....
A Bespoke Designer Dress
We will create a bespoke dress just for you. What is your favourite shape, style or length? With a list to choose from you can choose your fabric, style and print.
Do you want painted stripes, do you want a rainbow, unicorn, geometric or florals, let us create your bespoke dress with your desired print in mind.
THANK YOUTHANK YOUTHANKYOUTHANK YOUTHANK YOU
If you cannot at this time pledge anything, you can help us just by sharing our Kickstarter Campaign on your Facebook page, Twitter account or instagram. If you have a blog and you are interested in featuring us and our campaign please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and lets have a chat!
It would mean so much to us.
Thank you for taking the time to read our campaign and we cannot wait to start making your rewards!
Risks and challenges
Being very visual, we chose Kickstarter to connect with you and show you what we do. We are going to expand on social media and create a unique Snapchat user account only and exclusively to our pledgers! This means you can stay updated with us and follow our journey from illustrations to sewing the clothing and visiting the digital printers with us virtually.
Once our project is successfully funded, we may face challenges such as manufacturers taking longer to print our fabric. We have several manufacturers in place for digital printing and can easily over come this and not have you waiting much longer than you should for your rewards.
It is important for us that you get the correct size of clothing for your reward. We will send you an email with a size guide after the closing date of our Kickstarter campaign to ensure we get your correct measurements.
We have a range of our 1st collection fabric already printed which means there will be no time delay with your rewards. Our screen printed tees have already been produced and ready and waiting for you.
IF WE DO REACH OUR TARGET
Please do not hesitate to own some unique Dead Sleekit items, we will be forever grateful for your help that all the money will go into manufacturing, paying models, photographers and digital printing.
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