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Creative designs on t-shirts, hoodies & accessories to support inspiring causes. A metrics and youth-driven social fashion start-up.
Creative designs on t-shirts, hoodies & accessories to support inspiring causes. A metrics and youth-driven social fashion start-up.
74 backers pledged $6,086 to help bring this project to life.

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Ripple: A Social Good Fashion Start-Up

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High-quality t-shirts, hoodies & accessories

 Our t-shirts are 100% cotton from American Apparel, made not far away from Ripple's garage headquarters...

T-shirts

Men's

City Limits

Breaking Point

 Ripple Credo

 Men's T-Shirt Sizing:

 Women's

City Limits

Child Abuse

 Ripple Credo

Women's t-shirt sizing - This model of women's t-shirt runs small, so we recommend order a size larger than your usual.

Stretch Goal - Zip Hoodie

American Apparel Zip Hoodie with Ripple Logo in Black - made in the United States. A fitted zip-up hoodie with kangaroo pocket and drawstring hood. Constructed from extra soft and durable Flex Fleece.

Flex Fleece (50% Polyester / 50% Cotton Fleece)

This Hoodie runs true to size but is fitted. 

 Hoodie 

 Eco-Fleece Pullover Hoodie made from organic and recycled materials and non-toxic, low-impact dyes. Designed in LA. Organic cotton comes from a partnership with farmers in Peru, while eco-fabric is made in North Carolina. Cutting and sewing takes place in Guatemala. All factories work in compliance with the Fair Labor Association's Workplace Code of Conduct. 

 Eco-Fleece 

 50% Polyester, 46% Cotton, 4% Rayon Unisex: 

This hoodie generally looks good on both men and women

 Men: this fit tends to run smaller than typical hoodies. We recommend ordering a size up.

 iPhone Cases 

With a high quality polycarbonate hard layer on the outside, and a flexible Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) layer on the inside this well-designed case offers better protection than the standard hard cases.

 Design: City Limits only 

iPhone model sizes: iPhone 5/5s or 6 

 Background color: white

 18 x 24 Inch Poster  

18 x 24 inch museum-quality poster made on thick, acid-free archival matte paper printed with the design of your choice.

 Once we launch Ripple’s future online store, every purchase will be linked to a metric related to the cause in question, so you understand how your purchases are actually helping people in various parts of the world.

None of the funds raised through this campaign will go to our nonprofit partners based upon Kickstarter's regulations. 

             
"Breaking Point" by Philipp Reitz
"Breaking Point" by Philipp Reitz

 "Breaking Point" was created by Philipp Rietz, a digital artist from Saalfeld, Germany, who also goes by his artist name of "Bad Bugs". Philip's design is about child abuse, and relates to the feelings that abused children often experience that isn't always seen. In a larger sense, it could be about how unfair life can feel sometimes, and the stress, social or otherwise, that we all deal with, more or less successfully.

"City Limits" by Robert Farkas
"City Limits" by Robert Farkas

 "City Limits" was designed by Robert Farkas, aka Astronaut, an illustration artists and 3D animator based in Budapest, Hungary. The design is about homelessness, but speaks more broadly to the feeling of alienation caused by our often high speed, fragmented city lives.

"Ripple Credo" by Kimberly Tsui
"Ripple Credo" by Kimberly Tsui

 "Ripple Credo" is about what we at Ripple stand for. This creative illustrated typography design was lovingly crafted with by Kimberly Tsui, an illustrator, designer and photographer living in Montreal. Creating letter forms inspired from women's and mens garments as well as humanitarian projects, Kim's design required many hours of brainstorming and research to pull off.

Look Sharp. Do Good.

Ripple is a social fashion & design startup born out of three desires:

1- to help out inspiring causes, here and abroad

2- to make some of the fashion and accessories we buy count for something.

3- to use metrics, so people can easily understand how their purchases are really helping others.

Founded by Gianfranco Filice, Ripple is a young team from California working with talented artists, designers and advisors here and abroad. Help us bring our non-profit online store to the market in a professional way.

Our team

Gianfranco Filice (founder) in discussion with on the left, Sara Blawski (customer service) and Andrea Lopez (outreach) and, on the right Lorena Garnica (design).

 How your money will help

  Launching an online store is relatively simple these days. Launching a successful online store requires serious planning and investments. Your purchase of a t-shirt or other items will allow us to cover the following startup costs:

  • Brand strategy and visual identity 
  • Website content, design and development
  •  Product design, production and shipping 
  • Marketing communications campaigns 
  • Monthly operating expenses until we break even

Social impact

 Our vision for Ripple is not just to create a brand, but to create a movement. This project was initiated by Gianfranco Filice over three years ago at age 14. We aspire to inspire others to begin their own journey in making a difference in the world, no matter how old or young.

As one person, our impact is small. As a community with a desire to help others, we can have a much larger impact.

Please share the love!

Crowdfunding only really works when everyone gets involved and actively spreads the word.

We would be very grateful if you could share our campaign with a personal note to friends and family members in particular who you think might be interested.

The next best thing to passing on to specific people is social media posting - also very much appreciated! As only a small % of your friends can see your post during any given period, please don't hesitate to share more than once as we will only be successful if we reach our funding goal! Thank you so much!

Risks and challenges

Over the three years, Ripple has gone from just a spark of an idea to brand with the designs and products you see here. Arriving here has required hundreds of hours of research on everything from brand development to how charities operate.

A strong asset we have is our excellent team of advisors we have working with us on branding and design, social media, production and finance. We feel very confident that with this team advising us, and with the collective energies within our team, we have what it takes to deliver our rewards and successfully launch the Ripple online store.

Suppliers: We have done thorough research on our manufacturers and printers to ensure product quality, print quality and responsive service.

Rewards shipping: our shipping dates take into account order sorting and processing time, and based on our experiences so far with our manufacturers and printers, we expect to meet our shipping deadlines without any problems.

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    ** IPHONE CASE **

    Receive (1) high quality iPhone dual layer polycarbonate/TPU case with our "City Limits" design. Comes in a white background in two sizes: iPhone 5/5s or 6.

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    ** MEN'S T-SHIRT **

    Receive (1) men's American Apparel t-shirt in any size or design.

    "City Limits"
    "Breaking Point"
    "Ripple Credo"

    The softest, smoothest, best-looking T-shirt available anywhere. Made of 100% cotton in a sweatshop free environment in Los Angeles, California.

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    ** WOMEN'S T-SHIRT **

    Receive (1) women's American Apparel t-shirt in any size and design.

    "City Limits"
    "Breaking Point"
    "Ripple Credo"

    The softest, smoothest, best-looking T-shirt available anywhere. Made of 100% cotton in a sweatshop free environment in Los Angeles, California.

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    ** 18 x 24 POSTER **

    Receive (1) 18 x 24 inch museum-quality poster made on thick, acid-free archival matte paper printed with the design of your choice.

    "City Limits"
    "Breaking Point"
    "Ripple Credo"

    Leave desired design in the comments.

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    ***ZIP HOODIE***

    Receive (1) American Apparel Zip Hoodie with Ripple Logo in Black - made in the United States. A fitted zip-up hoodie with kangaroo pocket and drawstring hood. Constructed from extra soft and durable Flex Fleece.

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    ** HOODIE **

    Receive (1) Alternative Apparel Eco-Fleece Pullover Hoodie with our City Limits design in any size. Features a drawstring hood and kangaroo front pocket. Ethically made from sustainable and eco-friendly materials. Made in Dominican Republic.

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    *THE WORKS**

    Receive:

    Receive (1) Alternative Apparel Eco-Fleece Pullover Hoodie in black fabric with our City Limits design - any size

    (3) American Apparel t-shirts with any of our designs in any size.

    (1) iPhone 5/5s or 6 dual layer case with the City Limits desing against white background.

    (1) 18 x 24 inch museum-quality poster made on thick, acid-free archival matte paper printed with the design of your choice.

    Leave desired sizing and style for each in the comments

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Funding period

- (35 days)