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Described as "The Mike Patton of Surf Apparel" and "The Next Volcom", Zombie Beach is ready to print its first proper t-shirt run

This summer, we launched a Kickstarter to help us get Zombie Beach off the ground.  We didn't meet our funding goal, but we did make a lot of friends and get enough positive feedback to re-assure us that people are down with Zombie Beach!

Over the past few months, we've made even more friends.  We've been working up a bunch of new prints, creating line sheets for several different pieces and designing various soft goods. We've been printing a bunch of samples, unveiling the unique Zombie Beach culture via our blog and our ever expanding Facebook crew, getting to know our people and handing out stickers like we were Frank Lucas on Thanksgiving.

We are gaining steam fast, but one final hurdle stands in our path.  We need our people to help us print our initial run of 300 shirts.  We have screens made for five designs and will probably produce four colors.  Once those are complete, we can begin focusing on e-commerce and placements. Hopefully, that first run will generate enough orders to allow us to print tees again immediately and also have our first run of hoodies produced.

All of our samples were printed on Alternative Apparel perfect crew tees.  We found these to be the best quality tee we could source, but being that the blanks retail at $33, they were a bit steep for a new brand.  So, we established a relationship with a factory in India, refined the cut of the AA tee to make it a little more flattering and got a quote for our initial Spring 2012 run. 

The tees are 120 gsm, 100% enzyme washed combed cotton.  They are dyed, sewn, and labeled in India and printed, tagged and packaged here in Los Angeles.

Modeled after other successful cottage born brands like Volcom, Zombie Beach aims to be more than just another apparel line.  Not feeling well represented or particularly comfortable wearing anything on the market at the moment, we want to reflect the emerging subculture in surf.  We are as knowledgeable about music, art and social issues as we are about the boardsports we love, and we are very aware that sports, as well as the cultures that surround them are supposed to be fun, experimental and ever developing. That, and pun value led us to select this the Nirvana quote to entitle of our first collection:

"Rather be dead than cool".

Please check out our rad rewards.  Read our blog.  And if you dig us, help us do something a little different, be it with some dollars or simply with support of the cause.  We appreciate every effort on our behalf.

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    Zombie Beach "Exit Through The Surf Shop" sticker, and the priceless knowledge that you'll be starting 2012 on team Zombie Beach.

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    The Kickstarter exclusive Zombie Beach embroidered patch for your trucker cap, motorcycle jacket, board bag or hitchhiking pack. Once Zombie Beach grows into a super huge, ultra-popular brand, you can point to your OG patch and say: "I was there, bro".

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    Your choice of Zombie Beach tee. This is the most comfortable tee you will ever own. It will even make you look more ripped.

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    Your choice of Zombie Beach tee and a Zombie Beach trucker cap sporting the exclusive embroidered patch. Everything you need to look and feel hella fly at any beach or crappy music festival this spring.

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    Your choice of 2 Zombie Beach tees, the Zombie Beach trucker hat, an extra Zombie Beach patch for extra street cred. and some stickers to mark your territory, big dog!

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    Your choice of 2 Zombie Beach tees, the Zombie Beach trucker hat, an extra Zombie Beach patch and a handmade, signed and numbered Zombie Beach print, suitable for framing. You should hang it over the bawse desk that you certainly have. Everyday you're hustlin!

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    It aint trickin' if you got it! Your choice of 4 Zombie Beach tees, the Zombie Beach trucker hat, an extra Zombie Beach patch and a handmade, signed and numbered Zombie Beach print. You won't have to do laundry for a month, but seriously playa, we all know you don't do your own laundry!

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    You have unlocked Baller level. At this level, you score 5 Zombie Beach tees, 2 Zombie Beach hats, an extra patch, a gang of stickers and a signed, numbered, handmade Zombie Beach Print.

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    BEAST MODE! At this level you get 5 Zombie Beach tees, a hat, stickers, and a one of a kind, custom printed, Zombie Beach tee....and...you get to keep the screen used to print your tee. You are a master of industry. You might even spontaneously learn to surf or shred speed metal guitar. And you will get all the ladies, unless you're a dude or a lady who likes dudes, in which case, you'll get all the dudes, dude.

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