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We've crossed $45K . THANK YOU everyone. Now, everyone has access to 12 fabulous colors (check latest update #4 and #8 for pictures) at same price you backed us. BACK US at $144 level, and you'll get other colors at same price point. Grab these before they're gone. These will be best high-quality American-made shirts you've ever worn. Promise !
$50K GOAL- HELP US GET THERE. We can do it! You'll love the American-made Denim shirt! Check update #9 for additional details.
50K Stretch Goal - Best American Denim shirt
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According to Diane Sawyer and ABC World News, if each of us spent just $64 on American made goods during our holiday shopping, the result would be 200,000 new jobs.
"I was in the apparel business for 25 years, and this is probably the most comfortable shirt I've ever worn" - Pete Thigpen, Former Senior VP of Levi Strauss & Co
OUR STORY :
Shirts that you buy off-the-rack, simply don't fit well and the ones you get made-to-measure cost an arm and a leg and you have to wait for weeks to get your order from overseas.But, now you have a choice to get a Perfect Fitting shirt made right here in USA.
Further, brands charge insane markup for clothes that are not built to last. We know this because we've been in the fashion industry for over 15 years, exporting clothes for major brands worldwide. 99% of the shirts from top brands currently are made outside of USA and the lack of control over quality frustrated us.
We also saw how the retail industry made clothes at a fractional cost and marked up prices 3-7 times before it reached consumers, who ended up paying a premium for no additional benefits. Don't believe us? Compare the prices yourself.
But, with your support for this campaign, you have a better choice. We have decided to change the game with an innovative business model where you, our customer, curates what gets manufactured. When we reach the minimum desired sales level, your shirt gets manufactured! DON'T BUY ZEGNA, ARMANI OR BURBERRY, BUT BUY AMERICAN-MADE HUCKLEBURY !
We put customer service at the forefront with no mark ups - we want to truly know our customers and deliver the highest quality garment that fits well at the wholesale prices you deserve!
How do we remove the mark ups? By cutting out the middle-man! See the chart below to understand:
QUALITY AND DETAILS:
Fabric: Our shirts use only the finest Italian-woven two-fold 100% Egyptian Cotton from the best mills in Italy sought by all the top brands. These mills have been around for over a century and have mastered the art of producing the finest fabrics.
WHY 100% EGYPTIAN COTTON?
It is the same cotton used in your bed sheets - softer with a silk like texture, extra long staple (ELS), finer and longer lasting than any other cotton in the world. The strength of ELS Egyptian cotton fiber and high thread count makes our shirts feel like a second layer of skin.
We're using a third generation technology, perfected for 100+ years, way before you and I were born.
You can use the sizing chart to determine your size or better still - use the revolutionary fit technology from our partners, Styku. Enter 3 measurements you already know - height, weight and age group - and it will give you your perfect size in under 10 seconds! That easy!
AVAILABLE IN VIBRANT COLORS:
"Early Bird special" backers at all levels will have the option to add other colors at the same discounted price. Simply increase your pledge by $69 for each additional shirt.
For Ginghams and Stripes: You get to choose between button-down and spread collar (plain) at no additional cost.
With the minimum goal of $15K, on top of our personal investment of $10K, we will be able to manufacture our first production run using domestically sourced materials together with the finest fabrics from Italy. At $50K, we will be able to boost the factory's operation back to glory days, scaling up from operating 4 days per week back to 5. Supporting the local people in the community is really important to us. Every 1000 shirts sold per month ADDS 1 full-time job to the factory.
Whether you decide to back us or not, here are some real statistics that we would like you to keep in mind during this holiday seasons (credit goes to The Bluelace project for research):
- According to Diane Sawyer and ABC World News, if each of us spent just $64 on American made goods during our holiday shopping, the result would be 200,000 new jobs.
- According to the US Department of Commerce, every $1 spent on American made products fuels another $1.40 in spending elsewhere in the US economy.
- According to printed reports, the United States has lost a staggering 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.
Each shirt backer also receives a one-month membership to TieSociety.com worth $20.
TERMS OF OUR 365-DAY GUARANTEE
1. If for some reason the shirts don't fit, which is rare, we'll work with you and promise to make it right. We will not let you down.
2. If for some reason the buttons fall apart or stitching comes apart, and it shouldn't, then send it back to us. We'll send you a new one.
3. If you get the shirts altered, they can't be returned. Hope you understand. But we'll still offer stitching guarantee if anything falls apart.
HOW YOU CAN HELP?
After you support us, tell our story to your friends. Spread the word and let them know how we're bringing back AMERICAN manufacturing. Every little bit matters. Do not miss out on telling them about the finest quality shirts you are getting at such an amazing price with an unparalleled guarantee.
Risks and challenges
We have been around the block few times. We understand the pitfalls of running full production runs of high-quality clothes. We have spent the last year working with our manufacturers to mitigate as many potential risk as possible.
However, there could be still potential risks that may arise, and we want to be as transparent with you as we would be with our friends.
The biggest risk we see is timing. While the parts that make the shirt - buttons, labels, fabric, boxes in hand in 2 weeks. The shirts can be manufactured in 4-5 weeks after receiving all the materials. We will deliver the shirts on time and not let you down.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Be rest assured we've the tall and short segment of population covered in terms of size.
We will not let you down ! You're in good hands. We treat our customers just like we would like to treated. After all, we're consumers too !
You actually don't need to know your size at time of pledging pledging. At end of the campaign, we'll send you a survey to specific your size. You could also our tool called "Tell me my size", which can be found here: hucklebury.com to find your size.
No at the moment. However, some women actually do wear our smaller sizes.
Yes, we do ship internationally. Along the pledge, the shipping charges are included.
International customers pay for return shipment. Return shipments are rare as we work very hard to make sure you get the right fit.
A survey will be sent out once the campaign is over to collect this information.
We got you covered. Add $6 to shorten or lengthen sleeves. $6 for body length. $11 for both. We are charging you exactly what the factory charges us. No mark-ups. At your tailor, you will be charged anywhere from $10-15 to shorten or lengthen sleeves alone.
Our shirts shrink very minimal because we use 100% Egyptian cotton, which has lowest shrinkage among other fabrics.
A member of the community asked this question, so we decided to add it here to share aftercare instructions for HUCKLEBURY shirts.
1. Cold wash and hand dry until slightly damp. We don't recommend machine drying as it may lead to shrinkage. Since we use 100% Egyptian Cotton, shrinkage is less than 2% compared to other fabrics of 5% +.
2.Remove your collar stays if you plan to get your shirts professionally cleaned. Collars are the most important element of a shirt, so take good care of it.
3. At home, iron the shirts when little damp. This will make your job slightly easier.
4. Wire hangers work just fine, but we recommend you might want to invest in thicker wooden hangers. A good wooden hanger will help to keep shape of the shirt and increase its life.
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