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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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