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UPDATE OCT 14: We're featured as a Staff Pick in the Fashion section!

Thanks, KS Staff! ♥
Thanks, KS Staff! ♥

UPDATE OCT 13: The Patch/Pin/Sticker Triad gets all the stickers! I accidentally switched USA and International shipping rates, so International backers get lucky with that one, and everyone gets lotsa stickers ♥

With the exception of the patches, these are representative mockups, not to scale.
With the exception of the patches, these are representative mockups, not to scale.


PATCHES
! The flagship launch quintet of iron-on embroidered patches. These are actual photos of the test patches. Some tweaks have to made before they go into full production for clarity and consistency. Your shipped version will look even slicker than these. $8 per!

  • Easy A+: Because my eyeliner wing is as sharp as my wit and my future is even brighter than my strobing highlight.
  • Faerie Paintbrush: Something has happened! When used at the Rainbow Pool, this will change the colour of your aura to a Faerie.
  • Makeup Heart: MAC MAC L'oreal yup 'cause I'm worth it, love the way I puts it on so perfect ~ ♫
  • (H)exes: Every time they think about you, the curse grows stronger. Also, tip your bartender.
  • Arya: An angry bleeding lion a.k.a. Arya Stark stabbing Needle through a Lannister lion head. Stick 'em with the pointy end!


1.25"/32mm soft enamel lapel pin and a sampling of stickers ♥!


Sleek (H)exes tri-blend pocket tee in straight sizes XS to XL (unisex).
Grape-soda Faerie Cute crewneck tee in fitted sizes S to XXL (womens).

All the products in this lineup and future launches will be responsibly manufactured. Everything from the specially selected t-shirt blanks to the lapel pins in this range will be made in the USA, some by union laborers and some through women-owned businesses. Even the packaging and mailers are made from recycled materials. It’s important to me as a consumer to know where my money goes — it’s even more important to me as a business owner that all ends of the process are as honest and sustainable as possible. 

False Luck respects and celebrates every identity, orientation, size & ethnicity under the stars. I’m excited to partner with awesome illustrators and charities in the future to support causes meaningful to me and the needs of society.  

From the start, I want to grow False Luck to be something purposeful.

Your support will bring life to the False Luck brand — I don’t have the capital to do it on my own.

The priciest part of the process is the ethical production. Competitive factories in Asia charge around 13 cents per unit for standard patch embroidery. Supporting union laborers by producing the patches domestically brings the unit price to around $3. The other goods in the lineup have comparable price differences when sourced in the USA. The higher manufacturing costs are not “extra,” they’re necessary to produce goods sustainably.

All dollars pledged will be allocated to the manufacturing of the goods, shipping costs, business costs, and Kickstarter/payment gateway fees. Anything above the funding goal will go toward continued development of the brand, like producing stretch goal products and hiring dope illustrators + designers for collaborations.

I’m Jessica! The Internet calls me @skullface. It’s been a dream of mine to come out with a line of t-shirts+ since MySpace was a big thing.

I’m an independent designer who works in UI, branding, print, front-end dev, and illustration. I love art, games, comics, intersectional feminism, tech, and trying to leave things better than I found them.

The ideas below are all products next in the pipeline, so additional funds will go toward their immediate production.

  • $15,500: 6x6 cardstock digital prints
  • $15,750: “Very Cute” temporary knuckle tats
  • $17,000: Zipper pouch
  • $22,000: Second patch + pin collection
  • $31,000: Tarot deck 
  • $44,000+: Cut+sewn leggings, skater dress, and crop tops

Special thanks to master photographer Hattie Kotz, my gorgeous models Lauren, Jazmyn, and Skyla, and early adopters Philip, Leah, Morgane, Kelsey, Joelle, Amanda, Karolina, Danny, Talla, Tessa, Jimmy, Alejandra, Maria, Nicole, Justine, Josh, Scott, Seth, Matt, Candra, Bri, Julius, Sophie, Brittany, Jonas, Dave, Joey, Ryan, Tracy, Chels, Irina, Sabrina, Myke, and Kimmie. ♥


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Risks and challenges

To move things along as quickly as possible and minimize risk, I've done all the major design and planning legwork ahead of time. Product manufacturing, shipping, and mailing might become delayed per the schedules of the factories and postal carriers. You will be updated with any major lags.

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    POSTCARD + STICKER
    ☆ A tiny duo of writable/stickable cuteness for your support and a downloadable pack of phone/desktop wallpapers!

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    PATCH/PIN/STICKER TRIAD
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    CUSTOM AVATAR DRAWING
    ☆ Supply me with a clear picture, and I'll draw your beautiful/handsome lil face for you to use as your social media profile pic! Reference photo subject to my discretion, and you can't, like, use it as your logo, buddy.

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    EVIL EX SUITE
    ☆ Own the (H)exes patch, lapel pin, and shirt together. I put a spell on you… and now you're gone forever.

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    ULTRA FEMME CLIQUE
    ☆ Faerie Cute patch and tee, Makeup Heart patch, and Easy A+ patch altogether, because you are theeeeeee absolute cutest.

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    PATCH OF A KIND
    ☆ I will design a patch based on your theme/OTP/fandom/circus troupe/girl gang/whatever and produce ONE just for you! Topic/direction subject to my discretion.

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Funding period

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