How to "BACK US" on kickstarter. If not skip this and read our story!
- Click on the actual reward for your activewear choice (all rewards are listed on the right)
- if you want more than one item, pick one of the rewards, change the $ amount to the total amount for your items and email me your choices
- If you don't want a reward, but want to donate then pick any reward change the $ amount and select no reward.
- Continue through checkout
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your size & color. That's it, you're done! You're ready to make your move!
***Any backer who selects a pant will receive a special discount code towards the purchase of our knee pads once they're manufactured***
Questions? Email email@example.com
Our Most Popular Skinny Pant- Select $75 reward. We will collect color and size when kickstarter wraps.
Our Solution To The Knee Pad Problem...
KADYLUXE™ is a brand of fashion-forward activewear inspired by dance but created for any active-minded female. The idea for the brand was first conceived by Kady Zinke, pro-dancer and entrepreneur, as a result of her personal frustrations with the sportswear market due to the little attention paid to injury prevention and the out dated aesthetics of existing brands.
Her sentiment was only reinforced by her teammates during her time as a Denver Nuggets dancer, which is also when she met co-founder Audrey Fedele Hartwell. Together they created KADYLUXE™ to develop injury preventative elements that were sleek, modular, and engaged upon impact, working in-sync with the body. After collaborating with an engineering team and filing 2 patents with the Colorado University Law Clinic, KADYLUXE™ focused on designing a line that integrated protective options into stylish, figure flattering garments - a collection that could satisfy any active female.
The primary protective element for our line is the patented knee-pad.
During practice, rehearsal and performance dancers and athletes are constantly battling bruises and scrapes. The only products available for injury prevention are bulky, unattractive and constricting. By collaborating with a local engineering team we managed to design a product that was modular and worked with the body. The knee pad will be incorporated into the garment to create an aesthetically pleasing look that works in conjunction with the pant but can be easily removed if necessary. Once fully developed, it will function in various KADYLUXE™ bottoms and will come in multiple sizes. In order to utilize the knee-pad successfully, creating a line of activewear was imperative.
We want to solve the knee pad problem so many dancers /yogis /cheerleaders have had for years! As a startup, minimums for production are tough obstacles to tackle without financial backing to buy inventory. We need your support.
With $20,000 we can finish the research and development necessary to complete our patented knee-pad and manufacture a small run of activewear pieces.
Reward Level Details:
Sticker with our Logo
KADYLUXE™ Embroidered Flat Bill Flex Fit Hat in Black
Black Muscle T
Powerluxe™ Bra Top
Drop Crotch Uni-Sex Pant
Limited Edition Moto Skinny Pant
Edgy Day/Night Set.
Includes Black Bra Top with Rose Gold Zipper, Black Muscle T and Black Moto Skinny. - $200
Custom KADYLUXE™ Outfit
Two lucky backers will have the opportunity to create a custom outfit of their choice. Select 1 top and 1 bottom from the KADYLUXE™ collection. Create a unique color palette and add custom embroidery. A one of a kind KADYLUXE™ outfit - how exclusive! Please specify size XS, S, M or L
An Evening of Dance in the Rocky Mountains with the Founders of KADYLUXE™
Destination Vail Colorado. Includes 4 tickets to the 25th Anniversary of the Vail International Dance Festival. Airfare and lodging not included. Choose among the following options: Pacific Northwest Ballet (July 29) or NOW: Premieres Hosted by Damian Woetzel (August 5) or Paul Taylor Dance Company (August 8) Vaildance.org. Must redeem 48 hours in advance of the performance.
Back by popular demand: Authentic Prepared Italian Dinner with the Founders of KADYLUXE™ - $199 (2 guests) $400 (4 guests)
4-course meal made from scratch for 4 guests prepared by Audrey Fedele Hartwell. Dietary restrictions welcome. Buon Apetito!
Private Dance Lessons from Pro-dancer and Founder Kady Zinke - $1,000
6 private 1hour lessons from founder Kady Zinke - backer's choice of Jazz, Ballet or Hip Hop. Get your dance on - with customized lessons from a pro.
Outfit Your Entire Team with Customized KADYLUXE™ Gear - $10,000
One lucky backer will have the opportunity to create a customized look for an entire squad(max 20 girls). Outfit will include a top and a bottom with custom logo embroidery and color ways. Choose any combination from the existing KADYLUXE collection. Wow - very exclusive!
Thank you backers and readers. Grazie!
Risks and challenges
KADYLUXE has working relationships with several manufacturers in the US as well as abroad. However, the company currently works with one main stateside production house, which includes an on-site production manager to keep a watchful eye on quality control and turnaround time.
That being said, if problems were to occur with the manufacturing of our garments we'd look to our other existing relationships to support our production needs. Although this could create a delay in production, the delivery dates set for our product includes a buffer for any circumstances, allowing us to pivot the business and still execute the rewards in the time promised.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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