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High quality threads printed in our garage! We combine American Apparel and water-based ink to make the best tee you'll ever own!

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Hey guys, my name is Josh Staab and I'm one of the co-founders of Carolus.  We're running a kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the production of our 2012 summer line.  In the past, we've only been able to run a few shirts at a time each season.  Demand for our products has been growing steadily for the past four years and our goal is to release a more expansive line this summer!  

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Check out this vid for more info on where the money is going and other good stuff!

Designs!

The Valient:  Our tribute to the man who started it all.  Sir Walter Raleigh was granted "full authoritie, libertie, and power" by Queen Elizabeth to begin a colony in America.  He's famous for backing some of the first attempts at colonization on our shores, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island.  Hats are off to you old Walt.  American Apparel "seafoam" on the left and "ash gray" on the right.

Careless & Take the Helm:  Naturally, we get a lot of people thinking we're saying "careless" instead of Carolus!  This new design should provide a little clarification.  Next to it is a tee we like to call "Take the Helm."  Keep yourself on course with this fine design.  American Apparel "asphalt" on the left and "creme" on the right.

All Lined Up:  A personal favorite; stay in line with the clean cut front print.  Solid full print covers most of the front.  Medium shown.  American Apparel "white" on the left and "mint" on the right. 

EQV & Charted:  The EQV is one of our most solid designs.  Clean and bold, Esse Quam Videri means "To be, rather than to seem."  It's the North Carolina state motto and it's how we run our brand.  The "Charted" tee is a sketched map of the Outer Banks of NC.  It's our small tribute to where we're from.  American Apparel "turquoise" on the left and "cranberry" on the right.

New Frontier:  Fittingly named, the "New Frontier" is one of the first designs we ever made.  We're bringing it back in two new colorways, American Apparel "slate" on the left and "navy" on the right.  

Ace of Spades:  This one gets us pumped.  The hand drawn sketch took the longest out of them all and we love the way it turned out.  It's more or less a spadefish, a common fish on our coast.  The rest of the design is seaweed; we find it all the time at the beach in that exact circle with the word "Carolus" in it.  For real.  This one is coming in two colorways, American Apparel "light blue" on the left and "white" on the right.  

More to come!  Keep checking back...

Pledge and snag your pick of the 2012 line!

To help us reach our funding goal, we need you to spread the word about our campaign to everyone you know.  Also, please pledge any amount that you can!  We've got some great thank you's in return for your pledges listed on the right sidebar.  Please keep in mind that Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing funding platform.  If we don't reach our funding goal by the deadline, no money will be exchanged and no Carolus goods will go out! Bummer... We'll do our best to make sure we reach the goal so you can get the goods!

The products that you'll receive for pledging range from sticker packs with high quality die-cut vinyl stickers to our tees.  We're printing a run of tees for the kickstarter campaign that includes Carolus classics along with new, kickstarter exclusive designs that we will be adding each week leading up to the end of the kickstarter campaign.  We'll also be adding different pledge rewards and updating you on the progress of production during and after the campaign.

More about us:

Carolus who?
Carolus has been spreading roots throughout the east coast since our first run of 60 tees in the summer of 2007. Although we’re still based out of a garage, we’ve been working hard at building a reputation within the surfing community. Carolus uses only the finest American Apparel blanks that are manufactured here in the United States. Furthermore, our apparel is printed with environmentally friendly water-based inks and we strive to be both ecologically and socially conscious when manufacturing our product.

The Product
Carolus uses 100% combed cotton American Apparel tees for a soft feel and a modern fit.

The Name
The colony of Carolina was made a province in 1663 by King Charles II of England.  Carolina was a reward for the eight Lords Proprietors that helped restore Charles II to the throne.  The new colony was named in honor of Charles’ father, King Charles I.  Carolus is the Latin form of “Charles” and the derivative of the word Carolina.  We keep it rootsy… 17th Century style.

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    The Monck - Get your hands on a pack of Carolus stickers! Slap 'em anywhere and everywhere.

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    The Cooper - Need to keep your beverage cold? This level gets you a neoprene Carolus Koozie along with a sticker pack!

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    The Craven - Show your support with a snap-back mesh trucker hat! Comes in red or charcoal. More designs to follow, so check back periodically. You also get the koozie and sticker pack.

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    The Morehead - New threads! Pledges of $25 or more get you a Carolus tee from the Summer 2012 line along with a koozie and sticker pack! All tees are printed on American Apparel blanks with waterbased ink. Choose from the designs on the left and check back periodically for updates.

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    The Carteret - Get covered in Carolus from head to stomach. This level gets you a mesh trucker hat and tee along with a koozie and sticker pack!

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    The Shaftesbury - Two tees are always better than one! Wear 'em both or give one to a friend! This package also comes with a koozie and stickers.

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    The Albemarle - Pick up a 3 tee pack from the Summer 2012 line for any pledge of $70 or more! This package also comes with three koozies and stickers.

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    The Hyde - Get you hands on 6 tees from the Summer 2012 line! Buy them for yourself or spread the love to some friends in need of new threads. This package also comes with six koozies and stickers.

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    The Dare - The entire Carolus Summer 2012 line is yours! This package also comes with 10 koozies and stickers.

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    The Sir Walter Raleigh - A day in the life with Carolus; come check out what we do! Pick up the entire Summer 2012 line and come see it being made! We'll take you for a surf, go fishing, or whatever else you want to do on the NC coast! Just make sure to get some good sleep the night before. *Backer is responsible for transportation to Atlantic Beach, NC.

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