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We love being outside. We hate mosquitoes. Our solution? Insect Shield® repellent shirts - Keep bugs away in style!

Hello Kickstarter Supporters,

Thank you so much for checking out our project. We know that mosquitos might not be on your mind quite yet because it's the middle of winter, but we're really hoping that we'll get shirts ready for this summer that will allow us to keep bugs away in style

This might sound too good to be true, but don't worry, you're not dreaming. Since we love going outside and also really hate bugs, we wanted a simple solution for avoiding those pesky six legged creatures. Fortunately, we discovered Insect Shield®. Using a patent-pending technology to bind permethrin to clothing, it provides effective, invisible, odorless, and built-in protection against all sorts of bugs. The treatment lasts for 70 trips through the laundry machine. (See video below for an introduction to Insect Shield technology

Although we'd take a plain ole t-shirt any day if it kept bugs away, we really wanted a shirt we could wear that would be effective at repelling insects AND stylish. We searched all over looking for shirts to fit our needs but couldn't find anything! So we took matters into our own hands and started 6 Legged Tees. 

We went with American Apparel's Tri-Blend t-shirt for a super comfy tee that would look great on anyone. We are printing designs by hand silk-screening each shirt using organic inks and ensuring our processes are good for the planet. We also strongly believe in giving back so once we launch our online store, we will be donating a portion of our proceeds to a worthy cause (most likely partnering with a non-profit who is working to eradicate malaria). 

Here are our designs that you will be able to choose from: 

You can also pick a shirt with just our logo on the sleeve. As for sizes, you'll be able to purchase kid sizes (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12yrs) and adult sizes XS-2XL. You may be wondering if we offer our nifty designs and t-shirts in different colors. For now, we are only able to offer our exclusive grey tri-blend shirt, but for every 200 (UPDATE: 100) shirts purchased, we will be able to add another T-shirt color! 

While we've got a lot of the basics in place, we really need your help to get us going. Kickstarter was the perfect way for 6 Legged Tees to get started since we could raise the funds necessary to meet minimum order quantities and also  spread the word about 6 Legged Tees. Shortly after the Kickstarter project, we will be able to sell 6 Legged Tees on our website. 

In exchange for your support, we will be eternally grateful to you. Furthermore, through Kickstarter, you'll receive free shipping and the ability to vote for our next shirt colors (I like blue), designs, and styles (v-neck anyone?). 

We are really sorry, but right now, we can only ship products to the U.S. (UPDATE: If you are from another country, and are interested, please contact us.) We are working on being able to distribute to more countries, but as of this moment, we can't. With some of our Kickstarter funds, we hope we can start selling shirts everywhere.  

So get ready for new adventures with 6 Legged Tees and keep away bugs in style! To stay updated with the latest news, Follow us on Twitter @6LeggedTees and/or "Like" our Facebook page. Also, we welcome you to visit our webpage www.6LeggedTees.com.

FAQ

  • Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel is a revolutionary product designed to provide long-lasting, effective, and convenient personal insect protection. The durable protection provided by Insect Shield apparel is the result of years of research and testing. In July 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted registration of Insect Shield Insect Repellent Apparel - the first-ever EPA-registered insect- repellent clothing. The EPA has granted Insect Shield extended durability claims for its apparel registration, through 70 washings. Insect Shield apparel products combine the patent-pending Insect Shield process with a proprietary formulation of the insect repellent permethrin - resulting in effective, odorless insect protection that lasts the expected lifetime of a garment. Watch the video to see how effective it is http://www.youtube.com/watch…

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  • Everyone. Insect Shield helps protect your entire family from insects.

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  • Insect Shield has been proven and registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see- ums).

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  • Normal home laundering is recommended. It should not be dry-cleaned.

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  • A small item of Insect Shield clothing provides less repellent than a larger one. Depending on the number of biting insects that are present, you may need to add topical repellent for exposed skin in heavily infested locations.

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  • Permethrin is a man-made version of a natural insect repellent found in certain chrysanthemum plants. It has been successfully used in the United States as an EPA-registered product since 1977, with an excellent safety record. The Insect Shield process uses a proprietary formulation of permethrin in a patent-pending system, and the resulting repellency is so tightly bound to the fabric fibers of each garment that it lasts through 70 launderings.

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  • Whenever you are choosing to back a reward containing 2 or more shirts, you can mix and match sizes, styles, and colors.

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  • Yes! Just send us a message, and we can definitely work something out.

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    [Our eternal gratefulness] Every little bit counts, and your support will allow you to vote on future colors and designs as we reach certain benchmarks! We'll also utilize what we learned in our etiquette class and send you a thank you email.

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    [6 Legged Tees Sticker + Our eternal gratefulness] In addition to our gratitude and thank you email, you'll receive a 6 Legged Tees sticker. It'll be the perfect addition to any guitar case, car, luggage, or laptop. It's really for sticking on pretty much anything (although i'd avoid sticking it on your pet).

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    NEW! [3 Postcards + 6 Legged Tees Sticker + Our eternal gratefulness] We realized we'd been on some pretty cool hikes and road trips and taken some sweet pics. To share some trip ideas for where to use your 6 Legged Tees, we figured postcards would be perfect. Not only do you get to see them, you can mail it to a friend and share the love. (International Shipping also already included)

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    [ONE Youth/Toddler size Insect Shield® repellent shirt from 6 Legged Tees + Sticker + Our eternal gratefulness] This is perfect for your favorite kid. They'll be able to go outside and play without having to run away from bugs. Get one shirt printed with your choice of one of our exclusive 6 Legged Tees designs. Your favorite kid will forever thank you.

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    [ONE Adult sized Insect Shield® repellent shirt from 6 Legged Tees + Sticker + Our eternal gratefulness] Never fear backyard parties at dusk again! You'll get one shirt printed with your choice of one of our exclusive 6 Legged Tees designs. Instead of constantly smacking mosquitoes that land on you, you'll be the life of the party, and everyone will be asking you why bugs seem to avoid you. Keep bugs away in style!

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    [TWO Insect Shield® repellent shirts from 6 Legged Tees + TWO stickers + Our eternal gratefulness] This is perfect for you if you want a shirt for yourself and a friend (You can pick two different designs or sizes). Or maybe you just want two shirts so that you don't have to do laundry as often. Either way, you're saving money and keeping bugs away in style!

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    [SIX Insect Shield® repellent shirts from 6 Legged Tees + SIX stickers + Our eternal gratefulness] This is the party pack. Pick six shirts of any size and design. Then, throw a bbq and hand out some insect repelling tees. You'll be known for having the best party in town!

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    [Your very own design + SIX Insect Shield® repellent shirt from 6 Legged Tees + SIX stickers + Our eternal gratefulness] We will work with you to make your idea into a t-shirt design! You will also get 6 shirts printed with your design (or ours, whichever you prefer).

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