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Kirsten BosioBy Kirsten Bosio
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Kirsten BosioBy Kirsten Bosio
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$12,172
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backers
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About

Photo by Jessica Herrera
Photo by Jessica Herrera

Fashion is an integral part of self-exploration and personal growth, and kids deserve more versatile clothing options than those provided by major retailers. Give your kids bold, fun fashion inspired by the pop culture you grew up with and love.

Parents, You Get It  

If you’re a parent, you understand the struggle of shopping at a major clothing chain. The shamelessly cutesy and frequently in-your-face gendered outfits don’t allow for the bold self-expression necessary for your child’s personal growth. Ideas about what constitutes kid-friendly, while well-intentioned, can be condescending. Tiny Bangs wants to flip the script. We believe childhood is the best time to experiment with fashion and think that expression is a huge part of kids figuring out who they are now and who they want to become. Kids should have head-turning fashion at their fingertips. We want you to be able to give your kids the clothing options you wished you had as a child. 

Photo by Jessica Herrera
Photo by Jessica Herrera

What Is Tiny Bangs?

I'm Kirsten Bosio and I named my kids' clothing brand after my daughters' and my trademark hairstyle. As a colorful mom with 3 colorful kids, I know the pain of finding clothes that are both creative and ethical. I had my first daughter, Naomi, in 2009. Naomi was a fearless tomboy with Manic Panic colored hair who loved loud clothing. I had my second daughter, Anni in 2013. She was much more feminine, but still edgy and outside of the box. Last year, I had my son, Teddy, and although he is still little, I want him to feel free to express himself despite gender or societal norms. We couldn't find our niche at the big retailers. I was so fed up with our clothing options that I started DIYing clothes. I introduced the pop culture of the 80's and 90's to my daughters and we quickly bonded over the things I loved so much as a child. We took those interests and turned them into clothing. When my neighbors' son was turning one, I decided to make him a deeply personal gift and that was a custom punk vest. I still remember his parents' excited reaction. It filled me with such joy that I had an epiphany – people everywhere should have access to this. There are millions of little dreamers, rebels, and lovers of pop culture out there waiting for a brand like Tiny Bangs. 

Drawing of our colorful family by Anni Bosio
Drawing of our colorful family by Anni Bosio

Tiny Bangs, Big Plans

Over the last few months, we have been tirelessly creating over 100 one-of-a-kind pieces on our kitchen table and with local artists. You can check out some of our past work here: https://www.instagram.com/tiny.bangs/ and http://tinybangs.com/ Since opening our store this past spring, we have gained many amazing customers, online followers, and built an incredible community dedicated to changing the game in children’s fashion. Because of this wonderful support and reception, we are inspired to do better. Due to lack of funding, we could not create the clothes in a wide range of sizes nor at a high quantity. It's time to manufacture Tiny Bangs clothes!

We want to start our journey with 4 distinct pieces in sizes 2T to kids' 12 that capture Tiny Bangs' aesthetic best.

1) The Interactive Skirt: a high-waisted layered circle skirt reminiscent of 90's toy notepads which create neon imprints when touched   

Photo by Jessica Herrera
Photo by Jessica Herrera

 

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2) Holographic Leggings: comfortable spandex leggings perfect for active kids that feature a unique, rainbow sheen  

Photo by Jessica Herrera
Photo by Jessica Herrera

 

3) Harlequin Dress: the perfect mod cut shift dress for parties or everyday glam that looks like it came straight out of a dEliA*s catalogue

Photo by Jessica Herrera
Photo by Jessica Herrera

4) The Statement Moto: yellow & black flannel motorcyle jacket with hot pink satin lining inspired by the movie "Clueless"

Photo by Jessica Herrera
Photo by Jessica Herrera

Where It Will All Come From

Material sourcing is all local and found in Los Angeles' Fashion District. I personally go around to small businesses and pick out the fabric and hardware. The production team we have lined up is also here in the Greater LA Area and are both ethical and create beautifully constructed pieces. We are proud to offer a conscious and creative alternative to the big chain stores.

Photo by Jessica Herrera
Photo by Jessica Herrera

Where The Money Will Go

All the money that is raised from this Kickstarter will go directly into the production of the four pieces listed above. A lot of the clothing will go to our amazing backers and the rest will become stock for the very first factory-produced Tiny Bangs line. We believe in this brand and are so grateful to have the platform to kickstart the future of our business with your help. 

Photo by Jessica Herrera
Photo by Jessica Herrera

Rewards

We have several tiers of awards in place for you, the backers. Everything ranging from beautiful thank you postcards, exclusive stickers, tote bags, shirts, actual pieces from the manufactured collection, to SUPER SPECIAL rewards for those who went all in.

Tiny Bangs Tote (Exclusive to Kickstarter)
Tiny Bangs Tote (Exclusive to Kickstarter)

 

Tiny Bangs T-Shirt Available in Kids' and Adult Sizes (Photo by Nicolette Daskalakis)
Tiny Bangs T-Shirt Available in Kids' and Adult Sizes (Photo by Nicolette Daskalakis)

 

Entire Collection (Photo by Jessica Herrera)
Entire Collection (Photo by Jessica Herrera)

 

Your Own Styled, Professional Photoshoot (Photo by Nicolette Daskalakis)
Your Own Styled, Professional Photoshoot (Photo by Nicolette Daskalakis)

 

Custom Zine Featuring You
Custom Zine Featuring You

 

Inside of Zine (Photo by Tommy Cuellar)
Inside of Zine (Photo by Tommy Cuellar)

In Short 

We live in a climate where people are condemned for being unique. Children are no different, unfortunately. I've seen firsthand with my own kids how cruel living in a world like that can be. Us weirdos need to stick together and, most crucially, support our little weirdos. Art is important, self-expression is important, and our children's identities are important. Tiny Bangs is committed to giving kids an outlet to explore their style and feel confident in doing so. 

Help us bring innovative, pop-culture inspired fashion to our youngest generation!

Logo by Aurora Lady
Logo by Aurora Lady

 

 Press

"5 going on 15, the kids rocking a new shade of punk in these lookbook photos are the kids of Tiny Bangs. Covered in pop culture references.... these tots are sporting vibes that are way before their time."

"Check out these high-tech Halloween costume ideas... we have two designers here to show you how to create something illuminating!"

Risks and challenges

We're optimistic that we'll be able to get all of the clothing and rewards to backers in the amount of time specified on the Kickstarter. We have already lined up a manufacturer and have samples and patterns made and the additional rewards ready to make as well. If we face any obstacles along the way, I will communicate this immediately, openly and honestly. We also have measures like a second manufacturer if the original gets backed up in case of emergency and can implement them as needed.

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    Choice of the Tiny Bangs t-shirt (available in kids' and adult sizes) OR the Kickstarter exclusive tote bag and sticker pack delivered to you with a post card expressing our gratitude.

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    Tiny Bangs Club

    Be the first to own a Tiny Bangs manufactured piece. Your choice of Holographic Leggings or Harlequin Dress in 2T to Kids' size 12 sent to you with a tote bag or shirt (available in kids' and adult sizes), stickers, and a handwritten thank you.

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    Tiny Bangs Gold

    Choose from the Statement Motorcycle Jacket or Interactive Skirt in 2T to Kids' size 12 and have it sent to you with a tote bag or shirt (available in kids' and adult sizes), stickers, and a handwritten thank you.

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    Tiny Bangs Collector

    Get all 4 pieces: Holographic Leggings, Harlequin Dress, Statement Motorcycle Jacket, and Interactive Skirt in 2T to Kids' size 12 sent to you with a tote bag or shirt (available in kids' and adult sizes), stickers, and a handwritten thank you postcard.

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    Your Name In Lights

    Get all 4 Tiny Bangs pieces in 2T to Kids' size 12 with a tote bag, shirt (available in kids' and adult sizes), stickers, a handwritten thank you post card, AND a professional photo shoot*.

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    Officially Our Favorite Person

    Get all 4 Tiny Bangs pieces in 2T to Kids' size 12, a tote bag, shirt (available in kids' and adult sizes), stickers, a handwritten thank you post card, a photo shoot*, and physical, professional quality copies of a handmade zine featuring your photos.

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Funding period

- (30 days)