This is a fun one… The name comes from something the first (and only) venture capital firm – banker-types who invest in businesses – we went to for money said. After a lengthy presentation regarding our plans to “reignite American manufacturing by offering higher-quality products at competitive prices,” the guy on the other side of the table said, “the only way to reignite American manufacturing is with a flint and tinder.”
It was his way of saying he wouldn’t invest. It’s also a bit of a misnomer – it takes flint and steel to make a spark, though tinder will help get you fire from there. But it also has a ring to it. Sometimes even rejection comes with a silver lining.
Sure do. The reward levels were set with US shipping in mind though, but add $10 to your total donation and we should be good. Please also note that, as tariffs and import fees can vary by country, they are not covered either. You might want to look them up in advance before ordering.
We’ve gone as far as we can on this project with the funding we’ve got. One thing we haven’t done yet however are the “Lab Dips”… this is where we dye the fabric and test to be sure it holds the color for years (as planned). Making samples in color is also part of this stage. We’ll send pictures of the actual garments in each color before shipping though so you can choose, but that probably won't happen until after the Kickstarter ends.
We’ve got a donor who understands the importance of making high-quality goods in America to agree to match the dollars raised through Kickstarter dollar for dollar. It’s amazing really; it means each dollar you donate is going to pull double duty!