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Versatile leggings with unique prints, hidden inspirational words, sustainable fabric and a commitment to support learning disabilities
Versatile leggings with unique prints, hidden inspirational words, sustainable fabric and a commitment to support learning disabilities
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Versatile leggings with unique prints, hidden inspirations, sustainable fabric and a commitment to support kids with learning disadvantages.

We love wearing leggings, like you!  We wear them everywhere......to the gym, to hang out, to do errands, to go to meetings, to work, to go out with friends, out to dinner.  You get the idea!

But, the market was missing one versatile DRESS UP DRESS DOWN legging brand with refined prints and subdued colors that truly is WEAR-EVERYWHERE FOR EVERYONE that is AVAILABLE IN SIZES XXS- XXL! 

So.... we got INSPIRED to make a brand of leggings like no other based on my life experiences. They have subtle, unique prints that highlight your individual style. Whether you pair them with a tee shirt and sandals to grab a cup of coffee with a friend, wear with a linen blouse and blazer to work or dress up with a silk cami and your favorite jewelry, The Parallel Connection leggings can do it all. 

NOW YOU CAN PURCHASE A PAIR OF PARALLEL CONNECTION LEGGINGS AT A SPECIAL KICKSTARTER PRICE AND SUPPORT OUR BRAND AND OUR CAUSE.

Our leggings are FLATTERING in every size. They have a wide waist band that moves with you. They have a light compression band sewn inside the waist for tummy control, And they are AMAZINGLY comfortable. You will feel confident about yourself when wearing The Parallel Connection leggings.

They have barely visible INSPIRATIONAL WORDS and phrases embedded in the printed designs which will help keep you positive and motivated all day long!

The Parallel Connection leggings are  made with a beautiful, soft  ECO-FRIENDLY FABRIC  in a small batch production shop in the USA. They are high quality so that you are purchasing a wardrobe staple that you will enjoy for years to come. 

Our leggings are easy care and low maintenance. They are wrinkle resistant,  pack beautifully and go everywhere. 

A percentage of the profits will be donated to Understood.org to support the 1-in-5 kids in our country who have learning disadvantages. This is a CAUSE  which is important to our family.  

Our Classic Fit Legging has smooth and sleek lines from the waist to the ankle. The design is clean and flattering. The fit is close from the hips through the thighs and finishes with a straight leg and tapered ankle. 

The Slim Pant Legging has a straighter cut and a less tapered fit then our Classic Fit Legging.  A great alternative if you prefer a pant style over a classic style legging or if you prefer a legging with a more generous fit through the calf and ankle. There is a V notch detail on the outside hem. 

Classic herringbone pattern in charcoal and light shades of grey. Tiny flecks of berry and pink on a black background. "Be Inspired" subtly embedded throughout design. 

Variation on the classic chevon pattern. Midnight navy blue background with pattern printed in shades of royal blue and grey. Embedded within the design are the words "Dare to Dream."

Printed on a charcoal grey background to resemble a tweed pattern. "Threads" of grey, black, crème, and accent colors of terra cotta and brick. The word "Confident" hidden within the design. 

Distinctive natural snakeskin design in shades of "muddy" brown to medium and slightly lighter shades of green. Olive-green background. "Connection" quietly embedded within the print.  

Black. Because even though we think our printed leggings are really different and pretty special, we know that women are always looking for a premium quality, flattering solid black legging.

CONFUSED? Just contact us at us@theparallelconnection.com

We have developed four unique prints and sourced a beautiful 88% recycled poly/12% spandex fabric with a perfect weight and feel. We made prints in two styles, The Classic Legging fit and a Slim Pant Legging style (for women who prefer a less tapered fit). After test printing the fabric, we produced samples in two styles in each of the four prints, as well as the basic solid black (we love our prints, but we do know that a quality solid black legging is a wardrobe staple).

A successful Kickstarter campaign will provide the funding for us to produce our first production run. We will be able to purchase the fabric, print the fabric and have the fabric cut and sewn into leggings for you! Our hope is that as the word spreads, we will continue to develop new print patterns and and styles and be able to donate increasingly to understood.org, the cause we are supporting.

I grew up with a language based learning disability and found myself lacking confidence - especially in challenging classroom situations. Along the way, I realized that lots of women lack confidence, just like me. As I got older, I found confidence from experiences large and small; from living away from home, to graduating from college, to getting my first job. And throughout it all, I found inspirational quotes and phrases helped to keep me positive and motivated.

Based on my life experience, I came up with an idea that combined my life long inspiration from motivational quotes and words, my love of fashion and my desire to give back to a cause important to me and my family.... so I created The Leggings Inspired To Be Different and a brand, The Parallel Connection.

The Parallel Connection, inspired by my life’s journey and my unique experiences is my way of giving back. We are incredibly proud of the product we have developed. Our leggings are high quality, have beautiful refined prints and a comfortable and flattering fit. The Parallel Connection brand supports the slow fashion movement and appreciates the importance of taking care of the environment and our resources. And, most importantly once we are up and running, we will be donating a portion of our profits to understood.org, This organization helps support the 1-in-5 kids with Learning and Attention Issues (20,000,000) in our country. 

We will offer two styles of leggings, the classic legging and the slim pant legging. The difference between the two is the cut of the leg. The slim pant legging is fuller through the calf and less tapered at the ankle. Both styles have a flattering wide 4 1/4” waistband which is designed to sit at the waist. There is a slight compression band built into built into each waist band which results in a flattering fit.

Both styles will be available in seven sizes: xxs (0-2), xs (2-4), s (6-8 ), m (8-10), l (10-12), xl (12-14), xxl (14-16). More information about our sizing will be available in the post campaign surveys.

If something doesn’t fit, we are happy to exchange it for another size or style, if available. 

Due to the structure of the Kickstarter campaign funding, we are unable to accept returns.

We are proud to be a sustainable women’s apparel company. We have chosen an environmentally friendly fabric that is 88% recycled polyester (Recotex, mostly made using recycled PET bottles) and 12% spandex. The fabric is printed in a facility in Virginia which uses the most eco friendly printing technology available. Our production partner is a small women-owned factory that has been in the same location in  the NYC Garment Distract for over 20 years. Your leggings will arrive in environmentally friendly packing and shipping materials. 

As a mother daughter team, we connected through our inspiration to design and produce clothes that make women feel wonderful about themselves.  

We believe that the support and encouragement we have received from each other over the years has helped us achieve goals that we could not have achieved alone.

We believe in the power of women sharing ideas, skills and abilities. Women working together create a special energy and bond and is an inspiration to other women. We should be encouraged to reach beyond what we think is possible and support other women along the way.

 We owe a debt of gratitude to so many people we have support us on this journey. Our profound thanks to:

  • Shannon Lohr
  • Lauren Brady
  • Michael Thibodeau 
  • Julie Hutton 
  • Bianca Larrea
  • Jessica Stern
  • Robb Sapp
  • Angela Tsai
  • Ken Levy
  • Michael Levy 
  • Gail Reese
  • Erica Rivera
  • Marlene Lerer
  • Elizabeth Schloss Cornell
  • Marlo Peck
  • Ellen Berglund
  • Charlene Cornell
  • Marilyn Cornell 

Q: WHAT DOES YOUR NAME MEAN? 

A: We think that the name is fun because of course, in actuality, two parallel lines, by definition, can never connect. But in life, although we each follow our own individual paths, we are all connected in countless ways.  

       Q: DO YOU ACCEPT RETURNS AND EXCHANGES?  

A: We will gladly accept exchanges within 14 days. We do not accept any returns at this time due to the nature of crowdfunding. 

Q: WHAT ARE THE CARE AND WASHING INSTRUCTIONS? 

A: Our leggings are easy care and low maintenance. They can be machine wash in cold water. if needed, tumble dry on low setting. Our leggings are wrinkle resistant and travel beautifully. 

Q: CAN I CHANGE MY PLEDGE? 

A: Yes! If you would like to increase your pledge, you can do the following:
  1. Click the “Manage My Pledge” button at the top of the page.
 2. Increase your pledge by choosing the new reward or adding the amount of the   additional item to your pledge.

ASK A QUESTION: We are happy to answer any questions. Please email us at Us@theparallelconnection.com  We will respond to you as quickly as possible.

Risks and challenges

We have teamed with a group of experienced fashion professionals who have dozens of years experience in this industry. We are familiar with the challenges that could effect or delay our production such as unforeseen delays that may occur with our suppliers or factory partners. If we do encounter delays, we are prepared to smoothly meet them and will provide immediate updates. Our desire is to build a trusting and transparent relationship with our followers.

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    Note pads and Gratitude

    Pledge $25 or more and you will receive our eternal gratitude, a personalized thank you note and 2 Parallel connection note pads. Shipping within Continental U.S. included.

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    Herringbone Or Chevron Tote Bag

    Your choice of our eco- friendly Shoulder Tote Bag in our signature black and grey Herringbone pattern or the Grocery Tote Bag in our Chevron blue pattern. Shipping within Continental U.S. included.

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    1 Pair Solid Black EARLY BACKER PRICING

    EARLY BACKER SPECIAL One pair Solid Black Classic Leggings style or one pair Solid Black Slim Pant Style. (15% savings) $88 .00 value. Shipping within Continental U.S. included.

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    One pair Solid Black Classic Leggings style or Slim Pant Style. (10% savings) $88.00 value. Shipping within Continental U.S. included.

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    October 9-12 ,2018
    One pair leggings, any print design, either style (15% savings) $120.00 Value. Shipping within Continental U.S. included.

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    2 Pr Print Leggings EARLY BACKER PRICING

    October 9-12, 2018
    Two pair printed leggings, any print design, either style(20% savings) $96.00 each $240.00 value. Shipping within Continental U.S. included.

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    Two pair print leggings, any print design, either style (15% savings) $102 each. $240.00 value. Shipping within Continental U.S. included.

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    3 Pr Print Leggings EARLY BACKER PRICING

    October 9-12, 2018
    Three pair print leggings, any print design, either style(25% savings) $90.00 each. $360.00 value. Shipping within Continental U.S. included.

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