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$5,261 pledged of $17,000 goal
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By Jon Gulick and Aliki Maragis
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About this project

Variable Fashion is a geek-chic fashion line made to help you express your inner geek in a professional environment. Our designs are inspired by science, technology and geeky subjects.

Goal: $17,000

When we reach our goal of $17,000 we will be creating the first two designs, the Calculus and Planet shirts. Our manufacturer requires us to order shirts in bulk, and the money we raise here will cover these production costs. 

Stretch Goal: $20,000

The third design will be unlocked when we reach our next goal at $20,000. We will let you vote on what the third design should be!

Learn more about us at our webpage: www.variablefashion.com

Our first two shirt models
Our first two shirt models

 Updates!!!

We were recently featured in two news stories! Check out what the press is saying:

 http://montrealrampage.com/kickstarter-variable-fashion-adds-geek-chic-to-the-equation/

 http://www.betakit.com/tag/variable-fashion/

The Calculus shirt was inspired by the math thesis of a friend who is a PhD student McGill University. Wilber loved his handwriting, so we started by scanning his homework and created a shirt pattern off of it. We will include a matching bow tie with a $130 pledge.

Our take on a classic polka-dot pattern, but with planets! Show everyone your stellar interests with our Planets shirt!

Similar to a pinstripe pattern, but we used the HTML code from the NSA website. It's a nice inside joke with the coders in the room. HTML or Circuit Board shirt will be available after we meet our $20,000 stretch goal. You vote which one should be the 3rd design!

Break the ice by showing off your electrical engineering skills. This shirt is based off of a circuit board. Circuit Board or HTML shirt will be available after we meet our $20,000 stretch goal. You vote which one should be the 3rd design!

Unfortunately for inventory sake we are only having 3 sizes to start off with. After our Kickstarter ends on September 12th, we will send you a form to give us your address and what size you want.

You will receive your shirt in December 2014! Great for Holiday Gifts!

Unless there are major delays, you will receive your shirt in December 2014. All manufacturing is happening in North America, and with our supplier's estimated lead times December should not be a problem. 

Shipping to USA or Canada included!

I know the rewards say shipping outside the USA is $10 extra, but this doesn't include Canada. If you are in Canada I'll probably just drive by your house to drop it off.

What do you think?

Some of our fans have suggested shirt design ideas like: Retro video games, neuroscience, gravitational wave polarity from Big Bang, and Victor Hugo quotes.

What do you think!?!? Please let us know! Backers can comment on this project, or send us a message on twitter or facebook.

Twitter: @variablefashion

Facebook: Variable Fashion

Questions? Please let us know!

Send us an e-mail at: info@variablefashion.com

Learn More About Variable: www.variablefashion.com

Thanks for the Support

Enactus Concordia for giving us our original grant to make the samples: http://www.enactusconcordia.com/

Kicking It Forward- http://kickingitforward.org/ 

Risks and challenges

We worked long and hard to create a business plan for Variable. We won 2nd place with Enactus Concordia out of over 100 applicants and used this money to create our first samples and photoshoot.

Initially, we were trying to manufacture in Quebec. After calling EVERY SINGLE manufacturer in the province, none of them could produce woven dress shirts. We ended up having to drive to Toronto with samples to find our manufacturer.

Currently, we are surrounding ourselves in the Canadian fashion industry. Aliki is getting fabric samples and talking with suppliers in Italy, and Jon is going on as many dates as he can with geeky guys (Hey Ubisoft!).

There will always be unforeseen setbacks, but I believe we have an amazing team that can overcome these obstacles. We have had help from the Toronto Fashion Incubator throughout the process and we have recourses should problems arise.

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    MATH PROBLEM

    Not really a geek but still want to support us? For each donation Jon and Aliki will do a math problem in your honor! We will then post a photo of all our problems to our facebook. Thanks for your support!

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    Get your sexy on with a Variable Fashion pocket protector!

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    USB Key

    Get some Variable bling with a USB key with our logo.

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    Calculus Shirt

    Inspired by our friend attending McGill University's mathematics thesis. Cotton fabric with silver printing. This is a big discount off our $120 retail price!

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    Planets Shirt

    For the astronomer geek with his eyes on the stars, the Variable Planets Shirt is a classy way to express his stellar interests. Cotton fabric with silver printing. This is a big discount off our $120 retail price! Shipping to USA or Canada included.

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    Calculus Shirt with Matching Bow Tie

    Exclusively for Kickstarters, we have a matching bow tie made of the same fabric as the shirts.

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    Planets Shirt with Matching Bow Tie

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    Calculus and Saturn Shirts with Matching Bow Ties!

    Exclusively for Kickstarters, both of our shirt models with matching bow ties.

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    Inspire your own geeky shirt----
    With the help of our designer, we will print fabric based on your geeky design then custom make you a shirt! If others like your design we will have your shirt in our next collection (and you get to name the shirt!). We can't make any patterns that violate copyright laws. Shipping to USA or Canada included.

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Funding period

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