Gecko Clothing was founded because we believe that people should be able to purchase bright and bold clothes that can keep up with every day adventures. We want to make ethically produced, environmentally friendly clothes that are affordable and make you feel awesome. In our experience this is a particular issue for men and boys.
Everything we do at Gecko is bound by 4 principles :
- 1.Bright & bold unisex designs;
- 2. Ethical & eco-friendly;
- 3. Practical & hard-wearing;
- 4. That don't cost the earth!
All have their challenges, the greatest is delivering clothes to these standards at affordable prices. As we grow this will get easier as we take advantage of the economies of scale.
Our dream is to work together and create a legacy, as a family. To create a sustainable fun filled clothing label.
This is a big year for Gecko Clothing. We are bringing some awesome children's clothing to market that we are immensely excited about! These beauties are still 'buns in the oven' but we will be sharing them with you within the next couple of months. We have been beavering away, pushing the boundaries, making our clothes more sustainable and giving back to the environment where possible.
With this in mind our children’s line will have the Sheep PooTM hangtag outlining our credentials and will be accompanied by wild seed paper to promote the support of the dwindling bee populations. This will link back to more information on how we can help the bees. Kids can then simply plant the paper and grow some wild flowers, providing food and shelter for a host of insects and animals, including the humble bee. This could be the first step for many children in helping them understand and begin working with the environment, ensuring that our varied ecosystem is functioning for generations to come.
Gecko's organic cotton staples
Gecko's organic cotton staples is just that. We want to bring some wardrobe staples at the best price we can to market. Because of the small quantities we are working at, the cost of production is higher than ideal. This just means that the profit margin is small, but we hope to gather momentum and the more people that support us the bigger our production can become and hopefully we can pass this onto you lovely lot! So if you love what you see, grab a reward and we will be eternally indebted to you.
How the rewards work:
Choose one of our 4 products:
- T-shirts for babies through to children;
When our project is successful we will get in touch to find out what size, colour and design you want and send it out to you. It is that simple. You will be given the option of just a plain item if you so wish.
These products are made in India in a Fair Wear Foundation registered factory, powered by wind, on 100% organic cotton, ocean shipped to North Wales for design and print.
All of our packaging is biodegradable, except for our funky stickers! Even our hang-tags, made from sheep poo – Poo expelled by Welsh sheep, eating Welsh grass, watered by Welsh rain – are biodegradable.
Our printing is done by hand in North Wales using water based inks that are completely PVC and phthalate free.
Kickstarter is all or nothing crowd funding, so if we don't make our goal of £1800 we won't get any of the money pledged. This means we won't be able to go ahead with these products at this stage. Every pledge, and every share of this page really matter and thank you in advance for whatever part you play, Gecko is our passion and your support to make it a reality really does mean the world to us.
What will we do with the money raised through this Kickstarter campaign?
In addition to creating the incentives for you lovely lot. Profit will be used to make extras for sale through our website and other outlets. This cycle will perpetuate itself, gathering momentum. We can not wait to have all our products specifically manufactured and this is the first step.
Unfortunately we can't offer anything for the 18 months to 2.5 years at the moment. This exclusion isn't out of choice, we just can't source the products ready made, to our standards for these ages. Another reason for us to get our products specifically manufactured for Gecko.
All you need to do right now is pick your incentive, you won't be charged unless we make our goal, as is the Kickstarter way! If we are successful we will get in touch for colour, design choice and size.
I can't express enough how much your support means to us, we quite literally can't make this happen without you! If you like what you see, get on board, help us make it happen, be rewarded, or just share, tell a friend you think might be interested!
We have just 5 days to make our goal. With that firmly in mind we decided to extend our rewards, after all we don’t want the little ones getting all the goodies! We have added organic cotton hoodies for men & women (same wonderful credentials as our children’s organic range), recycled t-shirts and funky printed tote bags.
Risks and challenges
The biggest issue will be managing time delays. We know from experience that the retailer regularly sells out of a colour and size combinations before restocking. There isn't an alternative supplier that retails products of this standard and of these high credentials, so in addition to allowing ourselves some extra time, we can also offer other colour options if some size and colour options are unavailable and people want their items A.S.A.P.
In addition to this, even with the best preparation and back up plans in place, the printing process can come a cropper with delays too!
This is a process we are very experienced in and in addition to back up printing options we have also allowed ourselves extra time. It's that simple. We have costed and forecasted for the worst case scenario.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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