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Timeless Artifacts of the World We Aspire to Create. Forever made in the USA.

NEW!!! Pledge $200 or More - Receive an Exclusive "Our Story is Your Story" iPad cover. Laser cut & hand sanded walnut wood. Fits all iPads. + Your choice of LifE KiT Bracelet.
NEW!!! Pledge $200 or More - Receive an Exclusive "Our Story is Your Story" iPad cover. Laser cut & hand sanded walnut wood. Fits all iPads. + Your choice of LifE KiT Bracelet.

The History

With some good ol’fashioned North Carolina ingenuity we started LifE KiT in 2009 as a way to challenge our friends to look at the world a little differently. With slim pockets, a dope lifestyle blog, and a few boxes of beads and string we began designing casual handmade accessories for ourselves and close friends. 

In the beginning we hand delivered everything; often meeting customers in the middle of the night to simply purchase a bracelet and a few buttons. We blogged about our experiences, aspirations, & wrote inspirational anecdotes to encourage our most loyal supporters.  Over the past couple years we’ve honed our vision, added a few dedicated team members, and expanded our product offering to build upon the brand’s core values and classic style. 

In the same year, we successfully launched The Stay Humble Campaign as a subtle yet timeless reminder that it’s often the simple things that inspire the significant and what we take for granted that usually matters the most. Through an aggressive sticker tagging campaign, button giveaways, and sale of our Classic Stay Humble Tee, we’ve been able to create a diverse network of people from all walks of the life.

Today, though our quality handmade accessories and classic apparel offerings, we continue to chronicle our story in hopes of contributing to a genuine and progressive conversation in those willing to be the change they wish to see. Some call it a movement, others call it a lifestyle, we simply believe "Our Story is Your Story."


Frequently Asked Questions

What about shipping, wrist size, and my t-shirt size?  No worries.  Once the project is successfully funded, we will send you a short survey to collect all this information from you (shipping address, wrist size, t-shirt size, etc.)  

What if I want to mix and match items from different award packages?  If you want to mix and match t-shirts or tank-tops, award packages #16 and #17 are perfect for you.  If you are thinking of mixing it up a little bit more, select the award package of one of the items that you want, then add the abount of the other item(s) to your final pledge amount. EXAMPLE: If you want a Stay Humble shirt ($35) + a 5-panel hat ($45) + a GOOD Thoughts Bracelt ($35). Simply select award package #8 and make your pledge $115. Once the campaign is over, we will send you a short survey to collect information to see exactly what you want. 

What if i want to buy multiple items within on award package?  If you want to add an additional item within one award package, please select the award package you want and add to your pledge amount. EXAMPLE: If you want both Stay Humble Tees, select award package #7 and enter a pledge amount of $70. Once the campaign is over, we will send you a short survey to collect information to see exactly what you want.

Can I purchase more than one award package? You can not select more than one award package at a time.  However, you can simply add the amount of the other item(s) you would like to your total pledge amount. Once the campaign is over, we will send you a short survey to collect information to see exactly what you want.

The Goal

The purpose of this KICKSTARTER project is to raise $20,000 required to develop and release our 2013 collection, refurbish our website, and fully implement our grassroots and online campaign.

If fully backed we plan on using the funds for the following:

  • Source and purchase quality garments and raw materials.
  • Manufacturing and production of our 2013 collection. 
  • Attend 2 industry trade shows. 
  • Purchase promotional items and printed materials (stickers, buttons, lookbooks, etc.).
  • ...And take our online and grassroots campaign to the next level!

The Award Packages

[$15 or More] Limited Edition Collection of LK Buttons & Stickers: Receive your very own KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE Collection of LifE KiT Lifestyle BUTTONS and STICKERS: (Perfect LK toppers for your favorite jean jacket, backpack, and laptop!)
[$15 or More] Limited Edition Collection of LK Buttons & Stickers: Receive your very own KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE Collection of LifE KiT Lifestyle BUTTONS and STICKERS: (Perfect LK toppers for your favorite jean jacket, backpack, and laptop!)
[$20 or More] Select one of 4 LifE KiT Classic K.I.S.S. bracelets. HANDMADE right here in our Durham, NC lab! PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. ...KEEP IT STUPID SIMPLE.
[$20 or More] Select one of 4 LifE KiT Classic K.I.S.S. bracelets. HANDMADE right here in our Durham, NC lab! PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. ...KEEP IT STUPID SIMPLE.

[$25 or More] LifE KiT Tanks: What better way to take in the rays than in a classic LK Tank.  ...dont't be afraid to show a little skin. (Availiable in unisex sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, and XL)
[$25 or More] LifE KiT Tanks: What better way to take in the rays than in a classic LK Tank. ...dont't be afraid to show a little skin. (Availiable in unisex sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, and XL)

Male model is wearing size medium. Female model is wearing size extra small.  

[$25 or More] Kids Stay Humble Tees: You know we couldn't leave out the little ones! ...these are ridiculously cute for some reason. (Available in unisex kid sizes 2, 4, and 6)
[$25 or More] Kids Stay Humble Tees: You know we couldn't leave out the little ones! ...these are ridiculously cute for some reason. (Available in unisex kid sizes 2, 4, and 6)

Male model is wearing a children size 6. Female model is wearing size children size 6.

[$35 or More] Ladies' Only Principles Tee: It only made sense for us to release an exclusive joint for the ladies. ...from our heats to yours.  (Available in female sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, and XL)
[$35 or More] Ladies' Only Principles Tee: It only made sense for us to release an exclusive joint for the ladies. ...from our heats to yours. (Available in female sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, and XL)

 Female model is wearing size extra small. (Female Cut)

[$35 or More] Do More Say Less & Y Love LK Tee: Somethings are indeed, just better left unsaid. Y Love LK?... Because anything else would be unlike you. :)  (Availiabe in unisex sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL)
[$35 or More] Do More Say Less & Y Love LK Tee: Somethings are indeed, just better left unsaid. Y Love LK?... Because anything else would be unlike you. :) (Availiabe in unisex sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL)

Male model is wearing size medium. Female model is wearing size extra small.

[$35 or More] Limited Edition Stay Humble Tees: History has proven that society will not truly change until people’s hearts and minds also change. By all means, Stay Humble. (Available in unisex sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL)
[$35 or More] Limited Edition Stay Humble Tees: History has proven that society will not truly change until people’s hearts and minds also change. By all means, Stay Humble. (Available in unisex sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL)

Male model is wearing size medium. Female model is wearing size extra small.



[$35 or More] G.O.O.D. Thoughts Bracelet: Handmade with durable paracord rope & industrial hex nuts. (Available in Small: 7 1/2 inches (suggested for women) Medium: 8 1/4 inches (most popular) Large: 9 inches) *Custom sizing available for larger wrists*
[$35 or More] G.O.O.D. Thoughts Bracelet: Handmade with durable paracord rope & industrial hex nuts. (Available in Small: 7 1/2 inches (suggested for women) Medium: 8 1/4 inches (most popular) Large: 9 inches) *Custom sizing available for larger wrists*


[$35 or More] Classic Principles Tee's: The values that have inspired us, can now inspire you. Love. Energy. Knowledge. Time. (Available in unisex sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL)
[$35 or More] Classic Principles Tee's: The values that have inspired us, can now inspire you. Love. Energy. Knowledge. Time. (Available in unisex sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL)

Male models are wearing size medium. 


[$45 or More] LK Wrap Bracelet: Select from 2 of our KICKSTARTER Exclusive LK Wrap bracelets. (Comes with your CLASSIC LK Jewelry Box!) ...genuine leather for a genuine world.
[$45 or More] LK Wrap Bracelet: Select from 2 of our KICKSTARTER Exclusive LK Wrap bracelets. (Comes with your CLASSIC LK Jewelry Box!) ...genuine leather for a genuine world.



[$45 or More] LKology 5-Panel Cap: A classic Navy 5-pannel with genuine leather.  Made right here in Durham, NC. ..Welcome to LKology 101. (One size fits most)
[$45 or More] LKology 5-Panel Cap: A classic Navy 5-pannel with genuine leather. Made right here in Durham, NC. ..Welcome to LKology 101. (One size fits most)


[$45 or More] Protect & Guide & Leather G.O.O.D Thoughts Bracelets: Select from 2 LifE KiT Lifestyle bracelets. Protect & Guide or Leather G.O.O.D Thoughts bracelet. PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2.
[$45 or More] Protect & Guide & Leather G.O.O.D Thoughts Bracelets: Select from 2 LifE KiT Lifestyle bracelets. Protect & Guide or Leather G.O.O.D Thoughts bracelet. PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2.





[$55 or More] Stay Humble | Saint Flam | Collective Indy Crewnecks: A Classic LK crewneck is perfect for those cool summer nights.  (Available in unisex sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL)
[$55 or More] Stay Humble | Saint Flam | Collective Indy Crewnecks: A Classic LK crewneck is perfect for those cool summer nights. (Available in unisex sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL)

Male models are wearing size medium.  Female model is wearing size extra small. 



[$75 or More] LKology | Startin Varsity Crewneck: Welcome to the Flamingo Club! Embroidered and designed right here in Durham, NC.  (Available in unisex sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL) right
[$75 or More] LKology | Startin Varsity Crewneck: Welcome to the Flamingo Club! Embroidered and designed right here in Durham, NC. (Available in unisex sizes XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL) right

Male models are wearing size medium. 


How Kickstarter works.

Kickstarter is an all or nothing platform for funding creative projects.  If we don’t raise $20,000 within 50 days, we don’t get anything and no money changes hands.


Why Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is Awesome! ..and honestly we feel it’s a great way for our current supporters to support us in getting to the next level and a cool way to reach a more diverse customer base.  

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Production of our handmade accessories will take place in our home office (The Lab) as well as local workshops that we've worked with in the past. We've built a personal relationship with all of manufacturers and wholesalers who have graciously allowed us to do a small production run-through to work out any hiccups that could arise along the way.

We take full responsibility of packaging and shipping of orders, which allows us to do a final quality control test on all products prior to distribution (Nothing leaves "The Lab" that we wouldn't be proud to wear ourselves).

On the 50th day of the campaign and of course assuming that we've reached our funding goal, we will begin production. All hands will certainly be on deck and we will be working around the clock to insure you receive your award package in record time! (Please allow 2-4 weeks to receive your award packages.)

Our greatest challenge is coming up with dopest way to make this campaign as remarkable as possible. Nonetheless, this is a challenge we are excited to take head on. We have an amazing team and confident in our ability to deliver the complete LifE KiT Lifestyle Experience!

FAQ

  • If you want to mix and match t-shirts, award package #16 would be perfect. If you are thinking of mixing it up a little bit more, select an award package of one of the products that you want, then add the amount of the other packages to your final pledge amount. Ex. If you want a Stay Humble shirt ($35) + a 5-panel hat ($45) + a GOOD Thoughts Bracelet ($35). Simply select award package #8 and make your pledge $115. One the campaign is over, we will send you a short survey to collect information to see exactly what you want.

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  • Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. A large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement. Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands. People come to Kickstarter to build community around their projects. It's inspiring to be supported by people you know, and amazing to connect with strangers who are discovering your ideas for the first time.

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  • If this project is successfully funded, your card will be charged on Sunday May 5, 9:25pm EDT, along with all the other backers of this project.

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  • You can not select more than one award package at a time. However, you can simply add the amount of the other item that you would like to your pledge. Once the project is funded we will send you a survey to see exactly what you want.

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  • Visit the project page and click “Manage Your Pledge.” To change your reward, make a new selection. Note that changing your reward selection does not automatically change your pledge amount.

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  • No worries. Once the project is successfully funded, we will send you a short survey to collect all this information from you (shipping address, wrist size, t-shirt size, etc).

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  • If you want to add an additional item within one award package, please choose the award and add to your pledge. ex: If you want both Stay Humble Tees, select award package #7 and enter a pledge amount of $70.

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  • Nope. We temporarily closed our online store in order to channel all support to our kickstarter page. The website will be up and running once the campaign is over.

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  • All you have to do is add the additional amount to your initial pledge and send us a note to let us know what you want. We will collect any additional information (mailing address, T-shirt size, etc) when your award package is ready.
    Will you be able to purchase on the website?

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  • First, we have an epic party and everyone is invited! Then, we use your wonderful contributions to enhance the overall LifE KiT Lifestyle Experience!

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  • Visit the project page and click “Manage Your Pledge.” To change your reward, make a new selection. Note that changing your reward selection does not automatically change your pledge amount.

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    AWARD 1: A personal THANK YOU letter from the Founders and a SPECIAL THANKS sent out through our social media channels (either Facebook or twitter). Recognition on our website. Added to our e-mail list. ...every dollar counts.

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    AWARD 2: Receive your very own KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE Collection of LifE KiT Lifestyle BUTTONS and STICKERS (Perfect LK toppers for your favorite jean jacket, backpack, and laptop!) ...oh and of course you will receive a our Personal Thanks!

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    AWARD 3: Select one of 4 LifE KiT Classic K.I.S.S. bracelets. HANDMADE right here in our Durham, NC lab! PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. ...KEEP IT STUPID SIMPLE.

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    AWARD 4: SUMMER 2013 EARLY BIRDS: Select from 2 LifE KiT Lifestyle Tank-tops. PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. ...don't be afraid to show a little skin. :)

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    AWARD 5: Receive one of our Classic KIDS STAY HUMBLE TEES (Sizes for ages 2 - 6 years old). PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. ...these are ridiculously cute for some reason!

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    AWARD 6: : Receive a KICKSTARTER Exclusive "LADIES ONLY!" Principles Tee. PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. ...from our hearts, to yours.

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    AWARD 8: Receive a Limited Edition STAY HUMBLE Tee! PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. ...simply what the world needs.

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    AWARD 7: Select from either our Do More|Say Less Tee or classic Y Love LK Tee. PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. ...

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    AWARD 9: Receive a classic G.O.O.D THOUGHTS paracord bracelet. HANDMADE right here in our Durham, NC lab (Comes with classic LK jewelry box). PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. ....your favorite everyday wrist action.

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    AWARD 10: Receive a KICKSTARTER Exclusive Principles Tee. PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. ...values define who you are, and who you're destined to become. Lifer Status.

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    AWARD 11: Select from 2 of our KICKSTARTER Exclusive LK Wrap bracelets. (Comes with your CLASSIC LK Jewelry Box!) PLUS: Everything from Award Package # 2. ...genuine leather for a genuine world.

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    4 backers Limited (96 left of 100)

    AWARD 12: Receive a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE 5-panel Cap. PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. ...WELCOME to LKology 101.

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    AWARD 13: Select from 2 LifE KiT Lifestyle bracelets. Protect & Guide or Leather G.O.O.D Thoughts bracelet. PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2.

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    14 backers Limited (186 left of 200)

    AWARD 14: Receive a LifE KIT Lifestyle Crewneck. (STAY HUMBLE, Collective INDY, or SAINT Flam.) PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. ...for those breezy summer nights.

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    15 backers Limited (135 left of 150)

    AWARD 15: Receive 1 of our "Flamingo Club" Crewnecks! (Startin' Varsity or LKology) PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. ...be phenomenal or be forgotten.

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    AWARD 16: Your choice of 4 LifE KiT T-shirts (not including kids Stay Humble tees) PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. ...build Your Own T- SHIRT Package!

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    NEW!!! - Receive an Exclusive "Our Story is Your Story" iPad cover. Laser cut & hand sanded walnut wood. Fits all iPads. + Your choice of LifE KiT Bracelet.

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    AWARD #17: Receive your choice of 3 LifE KiT T-shirts + Any 3 Crewnecks + Your choice of 3 LifE KiT bracelets (Includes LK jewelry boxes) PLUS: Everything from award #2. Receive VIP treatment at our 2013 Collection Release event in June! ...and you're invited to come hangout with us any in the Lab!

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    AWARD 18: Receive our entire KICKSTARTER Exclusive Collection. PLUS: Everything from Award Package #2. Receive VIP treatment at our 2013 Collection Release event in June! ...and you're invited to come hang out with us any time in the Lab!

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