:+: thePIECES of this #puzzledclothes kickstarter
This is a dress that could be worn in 7 different ways. So the wearer can travel in style, without having to carry lots of bags! Make your own, or gift one to a fellow traveler. Pattern fits sizes 2-22.
Multi-functional dress that you can wear as a shawl/skirt AND vest!
'Light travel' for the bag & footprint is the mantra at #puzzledclothes. Creating clothing that fits an active lifestyle eco-consciously, without being too bulky, or requiring extra checked baggage is critical to the entire line. So too is maintaining flexibility of style and having options, both important pieces of the #puzzledclothes ethos. Each puzzled piece gives you that...
+ theRAP, all-in-one Dresses/Skirts/Shawl/Scarf/Vest plus more!
I created theRAP, an all-in-1 (really it's at least seven styles in one) that can be worn to dance in as a skirt, be tied around one's neck as a dress while shopping, used to cover shoulders as a shawl for the beach, or simply wrapped around the neck as a scarf for the plane. AND it does a heck of alot more than just that. One piece of #puzzledclothes in your bag gives freedom, and options. Yep.
This is a multi-functional garment, with no-seams, awkward zippers or pulls. It is comfortable and easy to wear apparel. I chose ties because they just plain ole' give you more ways to wear it so you can have fun with your clothes.
+ why release the patterns?
They are easy to make. You control your style choices (fabric, etc). AND, the closer to home they are constructed, the less impact their construction has on the earth.
Make yours unique, show your style! Stencil it, grafitti it, bleach it out, illustrate on it, silkscreen it...swarovski crystal it. Make it yours!
+ where will the funds go?:
These kickstarter funds will go to the digitization of new puzzled patterns, for the update of the puzzled::clothes website, and to the kickstarter processing fees.
Risks and challenges
The good news: the RAP pattern is already digitized, I've been producing the RAP since 2010, but this is the first time the pattern will be available. Email is a super easy way to get the pattern to you in its .pdf format. All you'll need to do is have a way to print the file (on a flashdrive, it's $5 at the local big box copy shop), some fabric to cut, a pair of scissors and a flat surface. In less than :10 minutes you'll have a puzzled piece. Embellish at your discretion.
The patterns will be emailed within the 1st week of June, so you can have your pieces ready for summer travelling.
The RAP-kit fabric will be cut and ready to ship by July 1st. I am using a well regarded manufacturer of organic cotton in N.C. (my homestate!) to supply the fabric. If the campaign is successful, you will receive an email order form once funding is successful that will let you pick which color you would like.
If for any reason our supplier cannot provide the organic fabric as expected, I will first seek another supplier. If all the organic cotton in the US becomes unavailable, I'll contact sponsors directly to suggest flax.
If there are any issues with your pattern or fabric, I will work with you to make your puzzled piece a success.
puzzled::clothes is a small company. It consists of me, some great technically skilled industry-friends in NC and LA, and a trusty slew of devoted and supportive models and part-time help. Though small, it's not #puzzledclothes first rodeo.
I have brought puzzled::clothes to major markets and industry shows in the US and satisfactorily met customers orders since 2010. Order fulfillment and satisfaction should have no hiccups thanks to the format of this campaign (email!) and your creativity!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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