About this project
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Tomboy Exchange is an e-commerce lifestyle brand that creates, curates and cultivates clothing and accessories for women celebrating the tomboy spirit. We create top quality, innovative clothing. We curate retail products that reflect our standards and style. And we cultivate community around the brand.
Traditionally, fashion is designed with an idealized body in mind. We all know that as we get older, no matter how fit you are, your body changes - slightly and not so slightly. But we are still the same on the inside. Clothing is an expression of who we are. It is TomboyX's mission to create clothing that aptly expresses how comfortable and confident we really feel.
We want a streamlined professional look without worrying about exposing ourselves so we've added extra buttons at bust and waistline. We want to accentuate our curves without feeling constricted so we use design lines that highlight them and have bias side panels that move when we do. We want to look sharp but keep our sense of humor and personality with signature pops of color and pattern in every style.
Inside buttons close the gaps and un-confining sleeve width allows freedom of movement.
Our classic has no side seams and we have flipped the fabric on its bias for a more flattering look and comfortable flexibility.
All with fun contrasts that express your personality.
TomboyX came together a year and a half ago to provide clothing options for a demographic that the fashion industry typically ignores - women who want unique, comfortable clothing that celebrates their tomboy spirit.
Combined, our team has over 50 years of clothing design and manufacturing experience, bringing existing relationships into this collaboration - allowing for rapid expansion, less money spent learning the ropes and a ready arsenal of best practices awaiting implementation.
To learn more about our team visit our website at tomboyexchange.com.
We have 4 styles in our current collection and all of them are ready for production. Fabrics have been chosen, factories and relationships are in place but we need capital to cover the minimum orders for each.
Your support will help us fund the first production runs of our line. We've gotten so much great feedback and are excited to be able to share the TomboyX line with you. Our $75,000 funding goal will cover the extensive production costs associated with meeting factory minimums, fabric purchases, quality control, label production and shipping costs.
OUR PLEDGE LEVELS AND REWARDS
TomboyX Friend: Pledge $10
Every bit of support helps! You'll receive TomboyX updates, share our journey into production and be listed as a Kickstarter founding supporter on our website.
TomboyX hat: Pledge $25
A TomboyX essential. Black with red TomboyX logo ensures it'll match most things in your closet. Made of 100% cotton chino twill with a velcro enclosure at the back for easy adjusting AND looks great with our argyle Polo!
Your pick of TomboyX t-shirts: Pledge $40
1. Our TomboyX navy contrast stitch t-shirt. Super soft with a ribbed collar made from 100% cotton jersey. Wear it on weekends out and about, to the gym or around the house. It'll feel like your favorite old college t-shirt. Unisex fit. . SIZES AVAILABLE UP TO 2XL
2. Our TomboyX eco heather crew tee. Weathered, soft with blind stitching on the sleeves. Love at first sight. Unisex fit. SIZES AVAILABLE UP TO 3XL
TomboyX Luggage Tag and Passport Holder: Pledge $45
Leather TomboyX embossed luggage tag and passport book! Comes in red, brown or black.
All purpose Apron: Pledge $55
The all-purpose utility apron. Great for anyone needing to keep tools and small supplies handy. Made in Seattle WA from rugged natural cotton with navy stitching.
TomboyX t-shirt and hat: Pledge $60
READY FOR THE WEEKEND WITH TOMBOYx T-SHIRT & HAT: Your pick of hat and t-shirt. Great comfort all day long. A must have for your closet!
TomboyX Cotton Polo: Pledge $85
The first in our collection, the signature TomboyX cotton Polo. Contrast collar, longer at the back and wider sleeves for comfort.
TomboyX Argyle Drirelease® Polo: Pledge $95
Our polo incorporates side panels for extra give and comfort. Created with performance fabric featuring a soft, smooth hand, our polo is moisture wicking and odor neutralizing. Play golf or tennis and stay fresh all day. Made in the USA.
TomboyX Argyle Drirelease® Polo & Essential TomboyX Hat: Pledge $115
Throw on your polo and hat and get ready to hear all your friends ask where you got them and how can they get one too! Eye catching and extremely comfortable you'll love this combination.
Your Choice TomboyX Polo & TomboyX T-shirt PLUS TomboyX hat: Pledge $140
The active woman's complete collection. We've got your covered with your choice Polo (cotton or drirelease®) and your choice of TomboyX t-shirt (grey or navy) plus the TomboyX hat to match almost anything in your wardrobe. Polo MADE IN THE USA (Retail $160)
TomboyX Classic Shirt: Pledge $175
Our signature Classic TomboyX shirt. The details will make you sigh and begin to sing that iconic song 'At last...' Contrast collar and cuffs. Checkered placket. The bias side panels for increased roominess create a flattering fit. Extra buttons at the bust and waist line to close the gap. This is our coup de grace response to all the complaints we've heard from women about woven shirts. We think you'll love it! Your choice of Navy or Light Blue.
TomboyX Classic Shirt and your choice cotton or drirelease® Polo: Pledge $250
Perfect for work and play. Classic for the office. Polo for the weekend. What more do you need? Oh! A blazer - keep scrolling...
TomboyX Blazer - Navy or Camel: Pledge $250
The TomboyX Knit Blazer. Soft, french terry makes it feel like you're wearing your favorite sweatshirt. Dress it up or down and wear it anywhere. Like the Classic, our Blazer is full of details - under the collar and pockets. Sleeves are lined. Available in navy or camel.
TomboyX Blazer, Classic & your choice Polo: Pledge $500
We've got you covered with the TomboyX Blazer (navy or camel), Classic, Polo (your choice cotton or drirelease®) and hat. You'll have everything you need for your next meeting, night out or golf date. This combo lets you be tomboy all day every day.
The Whole Shebang: Pledge $675
The whole shebang! Being the trendsetter you are become the TomboyX ambassador of your community. This combo includes the Classic, Blazer, both Polos, apron and hat. Looking good!
The Whole Shebang and Then Some: Pledge $1,500
Get the whole shebang AND both t-shirts. PLUS become part of the TomboyX farm team for a year. As a member of the farm team you have exclusive first looks of new designs, see and provide feedback on curated items before we feature them.
Tomboy Top Dog: Pledge $5,000
You get everything in the $1500 bucket PLUS add a 2nd classic shirt - our dark blue design. AND receive our featured 2nd Blazer. We'll fly you out from anywhere in the US and put you up in a Seattle hotel for 1 day. Meet our designer and crew. See what we're working on next and be part of the feedback process for the next designs
The Ultimate Tomboy: Pledge $10,000
You get everything in the $5000 bucket PLUS more custom features. Choose your own fabric and colors for your custom 3rd Classic shirt & Blazer PLUS have your choice of the Classic, Blazer, Cotton Polo or drirelease® Polo line named after you; Be part of our selection process for the next line of curated items.
FROCKING IN THE USA
We're very supportive of bringing the manufacturing industry back to America so we're producing all of our unique designs here in the USA. Our pledge prices reflect the quality of the fabrics we have chosen as well as the increased costs of manufacturing in the USA. While this forces us to raise our prices we feel it's worth it and hope you do too.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
We need a groundswell of support behind our concept and enough capital to get our first line into production. This is done via pledges, so keep them coming! And tell your friends to join us as well!
Risks and challenges
As part of our kickstarter team you will be kept apprised of our progress every step of the way. There are inherent risks and challenges with any endeavor. Manufacturers over promise and under deliver. Fabrics don't arrive on time. But have no fear! As tomboys we know the importance of being prepared. We will communicate openly and honestly about any obstacles in our path and we will share with you our goals and objectives via a blog with photos and video. We will consider your feedback and ideas as we create, curate and cultivate ways in which we can democratize fashion for women like us.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We've worked really hard to develop good fit and sizing for our garments. Please see the sizing chart above to help ensure we're getting you the most accurate sized shirt or blazer possible for your body.
Classic Shirt - available in sizes 6-16
Blazer - available in S-XL
Polos - available in S-XL
Blue Contrast Stitch T-shirt- available in S-2XL
Grey eco heather T-shirt - available in S-3XL
That's the next step! When the campaign ends, we'll send out a survey to collect your information.
Don't sweat it. We have a no-hassle return policy and we'll gladly exchange your shirt for another size as long as there is no damage. Shipping is on us!
Why is your clothing more expensive than what I can find at J. Crew or the Gap?
We're manufacturing in the USA so we have to pay more in labor costs. The detail work to our pieces also require extra fabric which increase our costs. The fabric we're using is high quality and costs more per yard in smaller quantities so we have to pay a premium for it.
Where did you guys shoot at?
We shot at the home of one of our models, http://www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us/PlayLynnwood/LynnwoodGolf.htm and http://www.crossfitparamount.com. We are extremely thankful to all of them for allowing us to use their space.
The incredibly talented team at http://www.kullyhall.com shot our video. What can we say? They rock!
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