About this project
Recreator hemp apparel is designed, printed, cut and sewn in Los Angeles, Calif.
Our garments are built on the natural responsiveness and durability of the hemp fiber. Adventures, wild and urban, demand gear fit for the task.
What makes Recreator Apparel great?
- The 100% Hemp T-Shirt
- Quality Craftsmanship
- The Future of American Hemp
- Our Artist Program
The 100% Hemp T-Shirt
After years of groundwork, our team came together in Los Angeles to bring superior hemp goods to market. Launching out with graphic T-shirts lays the foundation for an American hemp lifestyle brand.
Everyone wants a 100% HEMP T-SHIRT. Here’s why:
This specialty knit is light and drapes around your body. It is more durable than most T-shirts you’ve worn but almost feels like silk. The hemp fibers wick away moisture and keep you cool in warm weather. The fabric’s air chambers respond to the environment, trapping in body heat when it’s cold out.
This rare good is the BEST 100% HEMP T-SHIRT on the market… And it is only available Direct to Customer exclusively on Kickstarter. Hemp has some amazing qualities. Hemp outperforms and outlasts all other natural fibers.
Lightweight, Jersey Knit T-shirts. Recreator Hemp garments are neither itchy nor coarse. No viscose. Pre-shrunk. Soft to the hand. Low-impact dyed and semi-bleached hemp. Water-based inks. Minimal waste and low ecological footprint. The standard of excellence in Digital Printing Technology.
Attention to detail and quality control. Local small batch Cut and Sew. Extended length and athletic cut designed for recreational use. Custom fit achieved by shaping when wet and hanging dry. Hand-finished in our DTLA basecamp by the Recreator team.
We are located in the core of the hemp industry. Our partners include:
- #1 specialty hemp importer in the United States
- Dye houses experienced in treating hemp
- Cut & Sew manufacturer with a touch for organic fabrics
- Local hemp paper printing facility
HEMP: THE STRONGEST, LONGEST, MOST DURABLE NATURAL FIBER
The Future of American Hemp
Currently our fabrics are imported. Our end-goal is to have every Recreator garment produced from “seed to stitch” in the United States. A move towards All-American hemp production will require time, legislative change and rebuilding the hemp textile industry here at home. Recreator is helping to re-imagine the storied tradition of an American hemp industry.
Colorado leads the way in regulating hemp farming and production stateside. California recently redefined hemp as distinct from marijuana, but like many states, awaits the federal government to remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. Despite prohibition, the U.S. hemp trade reached revenues of $500 million in 2012. The tide is changing, and with it comes a booming sustainable industry. Join the movement. Support American-made hemp goods.
Recreator’s pursuit of closed-loop sustainability comes from our use of the hemp plant. Hemp can be sourced to produce paper, plastics, food, cosmetics, fuel and, of course, textiles from fiber. With the list of hemp products getting longer every day, we are envisioning a future where many of our daily needs are met by a single plant.
The ethos of the Recreator lifestyle is backed by the quality of our hemp apparel and goods. With conservancy in mind always, we actively seek to reap what we sow and are working hard for hemp.
Recreator Artist Program
Artists receive up to 12.5% revenue share on their designs. Many artists have pledged their skills to mold Recreator into a creative co-op; three are featured in this campaign. This talented bunch handles our exploration of symbol and style.
We also collaborate with filmmakers, musicians, and fashion designers to create a breakthrough brand. With your help, we will be launching more artists and band merchandise this summer.
Your Bucks go to:
1. Producing Your Order
If we don’t hit our goal, your card will not be charged, and no
gifts will be mailed out.
2. Product Development
would love to move another aspect of our operation back to the United
States. We want to import hemp yarn and mill our fabrics stateside. We
can begin to refine the process of making more products with more hemp.
That’s one step closer to having farmers growing hemp for fiber at home.
A variety of garments and hemp fabric blends are on the way!
With your support, we are proving a market that is up for debate—this includes re-educating people on an American hemp industry that has shown $500 million in revenue, despite the fact that it’s illegal to grow here and must be imported.
Risks and challenges
We are always at the mercy of U.S. Customs to allow hemp goods into the country. Our fabric is sourced from overseas. Most of the time it takes the slow boat from China, a country with a 10,000 year history of hemp textiles. This process also requires agreeable logistics. We only depend on the most trusted suppliers to bring our hemp materials into the country. In addition, we are working to build our production process at home to lessen dependence on foreign resources.
Once the fabric is here in LA, we can manage production firsthand, making sure that deadlines are met and quality standards are upheld. We live near the Fashion District with some of the best designers and seamstresses in the U.S. textile industry; sourcing is less of a problem when you can walk out your front door to a qualified workforce and willing collaborators. And, it's LA, so we prepare for all kinds of crazy stuff—earthquakes and the world’s end alike. We personally print and finish all garments to exceed expectations.
We have a loyal team that continues to bond over constructing some of the world's most interesting hemp apparel.
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