[SIC] APPAREL is a collective of individual artists and creative minds who are making an effort to expand their reach through t-shirts. Read more
This project was successfully funded on April 23, 2012.
About this project
What is [SIC] APPAREL? Simply put, [SIC] APPAREL is a garage operation made up of individuals who enjoy creating art together. Fairly standard for a start up apparel company, but we have an angle. [SIC] functions like a gallery and is made up of a group of talented and dedicated artists who treat each shirt like a canvas: each shirt you buy is a piece of art. The selling of these shirts benefits the artists by spreading their work far and wide around the world. Along with promoting themselves as creative individuals, artists at [SIC] also have the opportunity to raise money and awareness for non-profits by dedicating a particular design to an organization of their choice. The [SIC] facility is an energetic and creative space for artists who develop unique quality apparel.
What sets us apart...
- All artwork produced is original.
- Artists can be involved throughout the printing process, start to finish.
- We support non-profits through sales of selected products.
- Our studio facility offers a creative space for our artists.
- We are eco-responsible and run our facility under LEED standards for conserving energy.
The Goal! Our goal is to expand the creative community that we live in. [SIC] helps emerging artists promote their work and gain exposure. In developing this collective our hope is to provide people with an artistic experience that goes beyond the confines of a physical gallery. We feel that the best way to make art accessible to all kinds of people, is to print it on shirts. The gallery then, is not a space in a building, but it is you, the customer.
In the future we plan to host gallery events once every six months to showcase new artists joining the collective and their art. Soon we will be offering artwork prints available on high quality cold-press paper. Finally we are going to be introducing BYOB "bring your own blank" where at select pop-up shops fans can bring a tee of their own to be printed for five dollars or less.
Why $18,000? What are you investing in? Your pledge will go towards developing an environment where artists can make a difference and benefit financially by producing original artwork. In order for us to go into full production and be able to help the artists produce their artwork at the highest quality, we need a long list of supplies.
Our largest expenses consist of printing equipment, including a high output industrial radial printing press, a forced air conveyor heater, a vacuum exposure unit, a KDL wash booth, an enviro-friendly sump pump filtration system and over a hundred aluminum frame silkscreens. Additionally, the company's primary and most recurring expense is the supply of apparel. All of our apparel comes from a cut a sew supplier in the LA area. [SIC] will also buy materials such as inks, squeegees, screen wash, screen racks, transparencies, large format inkjet printers, test sheets, printing tape, and sponges.
We plan to outfit and develop an essential studio workspace that will require additional electrical work to operate curing heaters and space for storage. Doing all of these things on an eco-conscious level is costly and includes everything from power usage and water consumption, to how we dispose of solid waste at the appropriate facilities in our area. Overall your pledge is an investment in the possibility to continue producing great apparel and expressing shared ideals through graphic, illustrative and photographic art.
How You Can Help! We appreciate all of your help and support. There are three important ways you can help [SIC] APPAREL succeed:
- Back. Launching a new company isn’t easy. We’ve invested a lot of our own money into this project, but your pledges could help make [SIC] a success.
- Join. Visit us @sicapparel or on Facebook. While you’re there, don’t forget to tell us your thoughts. We love to hear from you!
- Talk. Have a blog? Or a friend who might find [SIC] interesting? Spread the word, and let us know if you need more info or photos!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $10 or more
Ten [SIC] illustrated digital download-able smartphone/laptop wallpapers from all of our artists.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $22 or more
A signed and number limited edition screen printed poster. Plus an exclusive button pack from the artists, selected at random. Includes shipping in the US but otherwise add $10.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $28 or more
One screen printed [SIC] dryblend tee of your choice. Plus a [SIC] Supporter sticker! Includes shipping in the US but otherwise add $10.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $45 or more
20 backers Limited (100 left of 120)
One screen printed poster, one printed shirt and Reward #1. Includes shipping in the US but otherwise add $10.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $62 or more
7 backers Limited (43 left of 50)
Two screen printed posters of your choice and one printed tee of your choice. Plus a [SIC] Brand koozie! Only 50 of these will ever be made! Includes shipping in the US but otherwise add $10.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $70 or more
Three printed tees and one printed poster of your choice. Our exclusive button pack! Includes shipping in the US but otherwise add $10.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $92 or more
3 backers Limited (12 left of 15)
Two screen printed posters of your choice and two printed tees of your choice. Plus Reward #1. Includes shipping in the US but otherwise add $10.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $118 or more
Five screen printed posters of your choice. Our exclusive button pack! Plus one printed tee of your choice and Reward #1. Includes shipping in the US but otherwise add $10.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $165 or more
1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
A set of all ten screen printed posters! Plus one tee of your choice and Reward #1. Includes shipping in the US but otherwise add $15.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $264 or more
10 backers All gone!
Ten screen printed posters, five printed tees of your choice and Reward #1. We welcome you to the startup studio! We will show you all our tricks and plans for the future. Includes shipping in the US but otherwise add $25.Estimated delivery:
- (26 days)