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A small collection of hand screen-printed t-shirts celebrating soulful cycling adventures
A small collection of hand screen-printed t-shirts celebrating soulful cycling adventures
127 backers pledged £6,409 to help bring this project to life.

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Pilgrim makes t-shirts celebrating the soulful side of cycling, for people on everyday adventures.

Not everyone gets on their bike to push themselves to the limits of pain, or shave milliseconds off their record lap time. For me the best thing about cycling is adventuring, exploring...freedom! And the effort you put in makes you appreciate life's simple pleasures. 
It's good for the soul.

There's a wave of people that feel the same - discovering a new freedom to explore their city, or escape the city for a simpler life surrounded by nature.

I wanted to create a clothing brand for this new tribe, and I'm calling it Pilgrim. I've created a small collection of t-shirts. Each one in its own way celebrating the simple pleasures of cycling adventures. 

For the first collection I've collaborated with three great illustrators - Alan Berry Rhys, Harriet Taylor Seed, and the legendary Mick Brownfield. Each collection will centre around designs by a lineup of the most exciting guest artists from around the globe.

I've sourced the best t-shirts on the market. They offer the finest quality and fit and are made from organic cotton. The manufacturing process is CLIMATE NEUTRAL - solely using renewable green energy from wind and solar power. 

The t-shirts will be printed by hand in London using only water based, non-chemical inks.

All the designs for the first collection are finished and I'm working with a t-shirt specialist screen printing studio in London who are all ready to start printing. All I need is your investment to pay the screen printers and get the first run of t-shirts underway!

Your investment will pay for all the t-shirts, printing the designs and inner-neck labels, sewing on the arm labels, pockets buttons and diamond pocket patches and applying the flocked logos to the pocket t-shirts - It all adds up!

I'll be delighted to launch the first collection of t-shirts, but I see that as the start point, rather than the end destination. I've got plans for a whole range of Pilgrim gear, starting with a second collection of t-shirts, sweatshirts and a cycling jersey designed for adventuring. I've also got plans for luggage, outerwear and eventually a Pilgrim shop / cafe that brings together all threads of the brand into one experience. Here are the stretch goals that could happen in the near future, with your support:

Risks and challenges

There shouldn't be any problems completing the project. The printers are prepped and ready to go, the designs are completely finished and artworked so everything will slide smoothly into action as soon as the Kickstarter comes to a conclusion.

The untested part of the operation is postage, so delays could occur as I get to grips with posting out lots of orders, as obviously we're not big enough to have an automated warehouse system yet! The main obstacle to on-schedule fulfilment will be co-ordinating suppliers but I've left enough lee-way in my estimated delivery times to allow for this.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $14

    PATCHES & STICKER SET:
    Two embroidered patches to adorn your backpack and a fun sticker set to pimp up your helmet / bike frame / lunchbox.

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    Pledge £15 or more About $21

    ENAMEL CAMPING MUG:
    Perfect for slurping a cuppa after a long day's ride! The mug comes in custom Pilgrim packaging, of course.

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    Pledge £20 or more About $28

    PILGRIM X WALZ CAP:
    To take on your every day adventures. We've teamed up with cap specialists Walz and given this trusty design classic the Pilgrim treatment with an embroidered side patch and screen printed graphics. Please specify M or L size.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $35

    T-SHIRT: A first-run Pilgrim t-shirt. Your t-shirt will arrive in presentation packaging and will feature a message screen printed inside the collar exclusive to Kickstarter backers, so you can prove you were one of the original Pilgrims! We'll only make as many as you order!

    Please specify Style and S, M or L size.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $49

    POCKET T-SHIRT - A limited-edition, first-run Pilgrim 'Pocket' t-shirt. With a button-up pocket for essentials and a flocked breast logo. Presented in ltd edition packaging and featuring a message screen printed inside the collar exclusive to Kickstarter backers...and maybe a surprise treat in the pocket! We'll only make as many as you order!

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    Pledge £45 or more About $63

    T-SHIRT + MUG + PATCHES/STICKER BUNDLE: Sip your coffee from an enamel camp mug covered in Pilgrim stickers, wearing your new Pilgrim t-shirt! (Any £25 t-shirt)

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    Pledge £50 or more About $70

    ART PRINT: A limited edition Pilgrim 'Standard Bearer' screen print, lovingly hand made in London, complete with edition stamped certificate. Edition of 50.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $70

    T-SHIRT + CAP + PATCHES/STICKER BUNDLE: Enjoy the late winter sun with no fear with a natty hat and tshirt combo customised with some embroidered Pilgrim patches! Print t-shirts only. Please specify t-shirt (S/M/L) and cap size (M/L).

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    Pledge £60 or more About $84

    THE DOUBLE BARREL: 1 first-run Print T-shirt AND 1 Pocket T-shirt. For those who just can't decide! These will come in awesome packaging, naturally. I'll send a message at the end of the Kickstarter to get your style / size options.

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    Pledge £65 or more About $91

    THE FULL ENGLISH: 1 T-shirt + Patches/Sticker pack + Mug + Cap. You'll be prepared to face any adventure in style! Please specify tshirt style/size and cap size (M/L).

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    Pledge £100 or more About $139

    THE FULL MONTY: 1 Pocket T-shirt + Print t-shirt, Patches/Sticker pack + Mug + Cap. You will also automatically gain legendary status by selecting this reward. Please specify t-shirt (S/M/L) and cap size (M/L).

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    Pledge £200 or more About $279

    The Whole Collection! All 9 t-shirts, individually packaged and with a hand-written letter of heartfelt thanks!

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    Pledge £500 or more About $697

    Lifetime t-shirt membership! You will get your choice of THREE t-shirts from EVERY future Pilgrim collection and receive it before anyone else - FOR EVER!

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