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Expanding our line of quality vintage tees that represent the forgotten people behind great ideas. Help support new line production! Read more

Philadelphia, PA Fashion
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Expanding our line of quality vintage tees that represent the forgotten people behind great ideas. Help support new line production!

Philadelphia, PA Fashion
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Update

We have decided to place a slight change in our stretch goals. We really want to hit the stretch goal where we can add blurbs on the back of each shirt, highlighting the figure on the front. Therefore, we now only have 1 stretch goal of $14,000 that'll be dedicated to having 2-3 sentences on each shirt's back describing that figure's significance.

The Return to Kickstarter

Since completing the original UnderRepped project on Kickstarter, we have gotten great recommendations for new shirts...from you. Now it's time to bring those ideas and shirts into design and ultimately production. Unfortunately, designing and printing these shirts comes with a substantial cost. While some of the new shirts have been prototyped, we need to raise more funds before moving into full-scale production. For these reasons, we think Kickstarter will again be a good fit.

We are really excited to expand our line with new figures from a multitude of different areas. Backers from our previous project told us that they wanted a more diverse set of figures, and we listened by adding figures like Langston Hughes for social activists and poetry lovers, Gene Roddenberry for Sci-Fi gurus, and Gunpei Yokoi (Inventor of the Game-Boy) for gamers. These figures all influenced the way we think about certain subjects, yet we believe people who want to spread their story don't have many chances to do it. We hope you will back our project to help us expand our reach!

The New Reps

The project will work to bring 6 new individuals from prototype to production.

Gene Roddenberry - Futurist & Creator of Star Trek

Billie Holiday - Influential Jazz singer & songwriter

Langston Hughes - Writer, social activist, and significant figure in the Harlem Renaissance

Gregor Mendel - Founder of the science of genetics

Alan Turing - The father of artificial intelligence

Gunpei Yokoi - Invented the Game Boy

Shirt Quality

In addition to Underrepped's designs, we also make sure that the shirts are comfortable and durable. All of the shirts will be:

• Printed in Camden, NJ

• Made of 100% cotton

• Printed using a discharge process

These specifications allow us to deliver consistent, high-quality tees. From the previous feedback, we will continue to print UnderRepped shirts with the discharge printing process. Most t-shirts are made by putting ink onto the shirt (plastisol), and over time the image can crack and peel. We wanted to avoid this. The discharge process lifts dye from the shirt leaving you with an image that is literally part of the fabric, meaning it's as soft as the rest of the shirt. All of these decisions have come together to make a high quality shirt that looks great!

We will also include custom tags that are specific to each shirt!

UnderRepped's Initial Media Coverage!


"Coolest T-Shirt Brands of 2013" by ChicGeek!

"Top 10 Unsung Heroes" article on AskMen!

One of TrendHunter's Top 20 Stories!

- Featured at InStash, T-Shirt Factory, Cottonable, & Playboy's TheSmokingJacket!

Original Shirts

We will also be offering any of our old designs as part of the project. If you missed our project last time, here is your second chance!

• Adolph Rickenbacker - Inventor of amplifiable electric guitar

• Rene Laennec - Inventor of stethoscope

• Roald Amundsen - Discovered South Pole & led 1st voyage to North Pole

• Victoria Woodhull - First woman to run for US President

• Nikola Tesla - Scientist who created alternating current

• Ada Lovelace - The world's first computer programmer

Shirt Options

• Men's and Women's

• Crew Neck and V-Neck 

• Sizes (Both Men's and Women's): S, M, L, XL

• Colors: Black, Blue, Grey, Maroon [maroon only in crew]

Poster Rewards

If you choose to support our project through our poster reward option, we can place any of the six new figures (Roddenberry, Holiday, Hughes, Yokoi, Mendel, or Turing) on a 12" X 18"  CANVAS similar to the one below.



Stretch Goal

- $14,000 

We will include 1-2 sentences on the back of each shirt, explaining the significance of the person on the front!

Follow the project at our WebsiteFacebook, & Twitter to see photos and get more insider information!

Check out UnderRepped's first project here.

Have a question about the UnderRepped's Kickstarter project? Drop me a message or discuss UnderRepped at Crowdfundingforum.com!

Risks and challenges

Since I'm a medical student, I see coordinating a production schedule around my time at the hospital to be the biggest challenge in completing the project. Fortunately, I have experience from the first project in delivering the rewards. I have also enlisted more people to help in the design and production for the expansion, making a delivery date of August 2013 a realistic timeframe. Beyond the practical aspects of completing the project, my passion for this idea will keep me truly motivated throughout the process!

Here's what some of our previous backers thought about the shirts:

"Got my two Amundsen shirts today! They are fantastic. Cotton is so soft! Thanks!"
-Justin

"Love them. Love the design, love the quality and feel of the material."
-Brit

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    13 backers

    Receive an 12" x 18" UnderRepped discharge printed poster with your favorite figure from our shirts & a chance to tell us who you want repped on our next shirt. (US shipping included in price!)

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    20 backers All gone!

    Early bird special! Receive one UnderRepped tee of your choice in any of our color combos, crew or v-neck style, & a chance to tell us who you want repped on our next shirt. (US shipping included in price!)

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    86 backers

    Receive one UnderRepped tee of your choice in any of our color combos, crew or v-neck style, & a chance to tell us who you want repped on our next shirt. (US shipping included in price!)

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    14 backers

    Receive an 12" x 18" UnderRepped discharge printed poster with your favorite figure from our shirts & one UnderRepped tee of your choice in any of our color combos, crew or v-neck style, & a chance to tell us who you want repped on our next shirt. (US shipping included in price!)

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    39 backers

    Grab a shirt for you and a friend! Receive two UnderRepped tees of your choice in any of our color combos, crew neck or v-neck style, & a chance to tell us who you want repped on our next shirt. (US shipping included in price!)

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    5 backers

    Receive an 12" x 18" UnderRepped discharge printed poster with your favorite figure from our shirts & two UnderRepped tees of your choice in any of our color combos, crew or v-neck style, & a chance to tell us who you want repped on our next shirt. (US shipping included in price!)

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    10 backers

    Receive three UnderRepped tees of your choice in any of our color combos, crew neck or v-neck style, & a chance to tell us who you want repped on our next shirt. (US shipping included in price!)

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  • You selected
    Pledge $95 or more

    2 backers

    Receive four tees from UnderRepped's expansion collection in any of our color combos, crew neck or v-neck style, & a chance to tell us who you want repped on our next shirt. (US shipping included in price!)

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    3 backers

    Receive five UnderRepped tees of your choice in any of our color combos, crew neck or v-neck style, & a chance to tell us who you want repped on our next shirt. (US shipping included in price!)

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    7 backers

    Love the look? Get all 6 of the UnderRepped expansion line in your choice of any of our color combos in crew neck or v-neck style! (US shipping included in price!)

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    3 backers

    Get all 12 shirts from our collection and mix/match however you want in any of our color combos in crew neck or v-neck style! (US shipping included in price!)

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    0 backers

    Have your own idea for an UnderRepped shirt? You pick 1 person to be on 6 UnderRepped shirts in any of our color combos in crew neck or v-neck style! (US shipping included in price!)

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Funding period

- (28 days)