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Neckties (aka pussybows) for women and girls that are inspired by influential women from history and today.
Neckties (aka pussybows) for women and girls that are inspired by influential women from history and today.
71 backers pledged $10,233 to help bring this project to life.

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Who we are? What are we all about?

There is a resurgence of women empowerment happening right now and we at andieanderin want to support and contribute to this momentous social conversation. 

And what better way to do so than to bring back the pussybow or what we are calling ‘neckties’ - made popular during the rising power of women in the 70’s and 80’s.

'FLOTUS with the MOSTUS' women necktie inspired by the fabulous Michelle Obama
'FLOTUS with the MOSTUS' women necktie inspired by the fabulous Michelle Obama

We create neckties for women and girls that are designed to reflect the genius behind some of the most influential women from the past and present. Our hope is that these thoughtfully crafted neckties can transform any ensemble and give the person wearing it a sense of superpower - similar to the women the neckties were designed to emulate. 

Our first collection consists of seven neckties representing the fabulousness of Beyonce, Frida, Hillary Clinton, Malala Yousafzai, Michelle Obama, Mother Teresa, and Oprah.

'Queen of Pop' inspired by the one-and-only Beyonce
'Queen of Pop' inspired by the one-and-only Beyonce

The women we are celebrating are truly inspiring. And to really paint a picture of their influence, each necktie will also come with a storyboard that illustrates the accomplishments of these women.

collection of andieanderin storyboards that accompany their respective necktie
collection of andieanderin storyboards that accompany their respective necktie

We are also passionate about giving back. With each necktie sale, andieanderin will donate a portion of the proceeds to an organization that is supporting the empowerment of women and girls, starting with the amazing Step Up charity organization. 

'The Brave One' designed after the inspirational Malala Yousafzai
'The Brave One' designed after the inspirational Malala Yousafzai

 

'The Hilz' necktie inspired by Hillary Clinton
'The Hilz' necktie inspired by Hillary Clinton

Pussybow blouses are certainly a current trend, but with the andieanderin necktie, you aren’t stuck wearing it with just a blouse, you can mix and match with any outfit while also repping your inner badass. There is nothing stopping you from wearing the necktie with a hoodie - trust us, we’ve done it :)

 

 

andieanderin neckties are a versatile statement piece for any outfit
andieanderin neckties are a versatile statement piece for any outfit

 

Why are we raising money through Kickstarter? 

We are a friend-duo that are pooling our resources to make our first necktie collection come to life, but we need a little assistance to see it to the finish line and tied around the necks of fabulous women and girls across the US. 

We are also dedicated to using premium materials and producing our neckties in the USA. With this comes some additional material and production cost, but we believe we can’t represent these amazing women on the cheap! We also don’t want to stop after just one collection! 

There are so many fabulous women to celebrate and we hope to create a large library of neckties that represent a highly diverse group of women. 

And if we are totally honest, our dream of dreams is to have an exhibit in a museum showcasing hundreds of our neckties. But that is for another Kickstarter campaign…unless Anna Wintour comes calling for a women empowerment Met exhibit and needs some neckties ;)

 

The 'Queen of Media' necktie is designed after Oprah
The 'Queen of Media' necktie is designed after Oprah

Why we need funding: 

  • We need the funding to complete the production of our first necktie collection as well as to help in the design and execution of our second collection.
  • Our second collection will represent another group of amazing women and we would love to partner with female guest artists on textile design and storyboard illustrations to help bring it to life.
  • We need funding to scale the project. Our first collection will be offered in limited quantities because we are currently working in small production batches, which drives up our costs. However we hope to grow with our second collection and having additional funds in advance of production will help us secure larger quantities at lower cost. We also want to work to reduce our production and material costs so we can donate a larger portion of proceeds to charitable organizations.
  • We also need to reach more people to grow the project. Hiring marketers and dedicating funding to advertising will be important in helping us grow our brand organically versus immediately partnering with retailers.
'The Saint Teresa' designed after Mother Teresa
'The Saint Teresa' designed after Mother Teresa

Who’s featured in our first collection: 


Necktie: “Queen of Pop”
Beyonce Knowles-Carter aka ‘Sasha Fierce’ aka ‘Queen’
is a pop culture force that will likely create 100 more internet-breaking headlines before we can even go to print, simply by getting insta-dressed in the morning. And she hasn’t been dubbed “Queen Bey” for nothing. Beyoncé has 20 Grammys to her name for her solo career alone and her Lemonade album from 2016 is one for the history books.

Necktie: “The Mexican Icon”
Frida Kahlo
is a woman who endured more than your fair share of tragedies. And she took those tragedies and made them into some of the most provocative paintings the world has seen.


Necktie: “The Hilz”
Hillary Clinton
...oh Hillary...in short, she started a movement and not just for pantsuits (which look great with a necktie, ‘wink’). Not only is Hillary Clinton America’s original “nasty woman,” she is also America’s first woman in history to top a majority party presidential ticket.


Necktie: “The Brave One”
Malala Yousafzai
. If Superwoman had a mission to bring education to all the children of the world, that would be Malala Yousafzai. She is an astoundingly strong and passionate young woman who started this fight at an age when most kids are celebrating their elementary school graduation.

Necktie: “FLOTUS with the MOSTUS”
Michelle Obama
. What is there not to love about Mrs. Michelle Obama? A gutsy, smart, bold and determined woman equal to her husband (ahem, the former president), she is a true symbol of femininity and strength.


Necktie: “The Saint Teresa”
Mother Teresa
is a saint amongst the saints. She is a woman admired and respected as one of the greatest humanitarians of the 20th-century. She was a person that made a profound impact on human life and forced people to look at the world with a different eye. 


Necktie: “Queen of Media”
Oprah
, a woman that needs no last name AND can grace the cover of her own magazine every month and still sell oodles of copies, is a mega media giant. She is an Emmy-awarded journalist, Oscar-nominated actress, philanthropist, publisher, writer, producer and so powerful she makes anyone she endorses instantly rise to superstardom. 


'FLOTUS with the MOSTUS' girls (or petite women) necktie inspired by Michelle Obama
'FLOTUS with the MOSTUS' girls (or petite women) necktie inspired by Michelle Obama

More about our First Collection: 

Our first collection is constructed from 100% silk and consists of custom prints and dyed solids. The women neckties range in widths from 2-3 inches and measure 80 inches long. The girls (or petite women) neckties are 1.5 inches wide and 63” in length. All seven women are available in the women sized neckties, however only the 'Queen of Pop' (Beyonce), (FLOTUS with the MOSTUS' (Michelle Obama) and 'The Brave One' (Malala Yousafzai) designs are available for girls (or petite women). 

The accompanying storyboards were illustrated and written by the andieanderin team and printed by a women-run print house, Girlie Press. The storyboards are doubled-up 130 lb. paper and measure 4.25” w x 8.5” h.

We hope you will consider supporting our campaign through one of our reward packages or with an in-kind donation. To say we are excited to ship out our first necktie collection is an understatement! Be one of the first and one of the few to tie these women inspired neckties around your neck!

Thank you! 

Cara and Lisa

(‘Andie’ and ‘Erin’)

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Rewards:

Pledge $15 for a Kickstarter exclusive limited edition andieanderin necktie enamel pin and handwritten thank you note from founders, Cara and Lisa.

Pledge $25 for the andieanderin swag bag which includes your choice of a storyboard from our first collection, a Kickstarter exclusive limited edition andieanderin necktie enamel pin, and handwritten thank you note from founders, Cara and Lisa.

Pledge $36 for an EARLY BIRD SPECIAL and receive your choice of a girls (or petite women) necktie from our first collection as well as the storyboard that accompanies the necktie, and a handwritten thank you note from founders, Cara and Lisa. You can choose from our Queen of Pop (Beyonce), The Brave One (Malala Yousafzai), or FLOTUS with the MOSTUS (Michelle Obama).

Pledge $54 for an EARLY BIRD SPECIAL and receive your choice of a women necktie from our first collection as well as the storyboard that accompanies the necktie, and a handwritten thank you note from founders, Cara and Lisa. You can choose from Queen of Pop (Beyonce), The Brave One (Malala Yousafzai), FLOTUS with the MOSTUS (Michelle Obama), The Mexican Icon (Frida), The Hilz (Hillary Clinton), Saint Teresa (Mother Teresa), or Queen of Media (Oprah).

Pledge $40 (once the early bird special has been met) and you’ll receive your choice of a girls (or petite womens) necktie from our first collection as well as the accompanying storyboard, and a handwritten thank you note from founders, Cara and Lisa. You can choose from our Queen of Pop (Beyonce), The Brave One (Malala Yousafzai), or FLOTUS with the MOSTUS (Michelle Obama).

Pledge $60 (once the early bird special has been met) and you’ll receive your choice of a women necktie from our first collection as well as the accompanying storyboard, and a handwritten thank you note from founders, Cara and Lisa. You can choose from Queen of Pop (Beyonce), The Brave One (Malala Yousafzai), FLOTUS with the MOSTUS (Michelle Obama), The Mexican Icon (Frida), The Hilz (Hillary Clinton), Saint Teresa (Mother Teresa), or Queen of Media (Oprah).

Pledge $100 and you’ll receive a set of two women neckties of your choice with their accompanying storyboard, and a handwritten thank you note from founders, Cara and Lisa. You can choose from Queen of Pop (Beyonce), The Brave One (Malala Yousafzai), FLOTUS with the MOSTUS (Michelle Obama), The Mexican Icon (Frida), The Hilz (Hillary Clinton), Saint Teresa (Mother Teresa), or Queen of Media (Oprah).

Pledge $350 to receive all seven women neckties from the first collection as well as their accompanying storyboards, and a handwritten thank you note from founders, Cara and Lisa. This includes Queen of Pop (Beyonce), The Brave One (Malala Yousafzai), FLOTUS with the MOSTUS (Michelle Obama), The Mexican Icon (Frida), The Hilz (Hillary Clinton), Saint Teresa (Mother Teresa), or Queen of Media (Oprah).

Timeline: 

November: Kickstarter campaign live 
Close of Kickstarter Campaign: Cut and Sew production
December: Estimated Packaging and shipping of rewards to our fabulous backers

Risks and challenges

Factories and suppliers:
Unfortunately, delays are just part of the game when producing goods - even when you are working with domestic vendors. However, we have a great relationship with our production partners and are confident we can work through obstacles to get the neckties in the hands of our backers as we have defined in our timeline. We have slotted our production and timed this Kickstarter campaign so that we can deliver on our rewards within a month of the campaign closing. And we will do everything in our power to ensure our backers see their reward in a timely manner.

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    EARLY BIRD: Girls Necktie + Storyboard

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    EARLY BIRD: Women Necktie + Storyboard

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    Set of 2 Women Neckties + Storyboards

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