CONSTANT CLIMBING

We are creating an ethical lifestyle brand for the climbing community. We need your support to make Constant Climbing happen!

Project visual CONSTANT CLIMBING
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11/12/2014
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€10,415
Out of €9,800
106 %

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CONSTANT CLIMBING

<p> Constant Climbing is an ethical lifestyle brand dedicated to the climbing tribe.</p> <p> Our mission is to enable climbers to have a lifestyle brand and give an ethical, but fun, alternative to buying clothes.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Origins of Constant Climbing</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We are Constant Climbers. We were brought together by our mutual passion for climbing.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Marine is the designer and founder of Constant Climbing. She is a French (I know what you're thinking) climber who grew up in the French Alps and now resides in the UK climbing capital, Sheffield. Having worked in the fashion industry since she got her degree in 2010, she wasn’t enjoying the superficial or wasteful aspects of this industry. So she decided to combine her passion for climbing and fashion together, and do something she really believed in.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Jez is the manager and co-founder. He is a climbing industry professional, native to Greater London and a regular frequenter of all things climb-y in Sheffield and further afield. He set up and worked in a few climbing centers in London, and also got his Masters, while working at one of its dedicated bouldering centers. He then moved to Sheffield for a lung-full of fresher air and teamed up with Marine on her project.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Our mission</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We want to bring fashion-ability and further community to the climbing world, with visually engaging as well as ethical clothing. Our aim is to bring a bit of funkiness and colour into climbing clothing. We believe that climbing stuff should be as exciting as climbing itself.</p> <p>  </p> <p> We want to offer good quality clothing that respects the environment. Our t-shirts are designed in Sheffield and made in Portugal, from 100% Fairtrade certified and organic cotton, which means, better for the environment, better working conditions for our cotton farmers and better cotton quality for you guys. Also, we use water-based and GOTS certified inks for our prints.</p> <p> We believe that, as climbers, we should be looking after our planet, its people and its rocks.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Fairtade_oc_logos-1409514826" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/115957/Fairtade_OC_Logos-1409514826.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Our tees are produced in small quantities, which means you’re gonna look pretty cool and unique on the wall!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Collection</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> For our first collection, let us take you on a trip to famous climbing spots of the world, like Yosemite, The Peak District or Fontainebleau... We felt inspired after our trip to America and that's why our prints have a Native American theme and touches to them.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> We have developed a range of <strong>unisex printed t-shirts</strong> that are made to have fun in them, doing lots of outdoory and climby stuff, and of course, to look cool!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Valkyrie</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Tshirt2-1409502281" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/115926/Tshirt2-1409502281.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Totookahnulah</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="T-shirt-1409499115" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/115923/T-shirt-1409499115.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Kathadin</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kathadin-1410857366" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/119965/Kathadin-1410857366.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Bas Cu'</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Bascu_-1410857499" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/119968/BasCu_-1410857499.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Atelier</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Atelier-1414416756" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/131796/Atelier-1414416756.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Tuskegee</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Tuskegee-1410857944" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/119973/Tuskegee-1410857944.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> - Our tees are made in a 180 GSM cotton with a carbon finish, which gives a nice and soft feel.</p> <p> - 100% organic and Fairtrade certified cotton.</p> <p> - Print on the front and printed logo on the back. Water-based and GOTS certified inks.</p> <p> - Climbing cord piping detail across the back.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Our <strong>womens printed cropped tops</strong>, for all the rock warriors!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Lozen</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Lozen-1409999260" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/117608/Lozen-1409999260.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> - Super soft 180 GSM cotton.</p> <p> - 100% organic and Fairtrade certified cotton.</p> <p> - All-over print on the front and back princess seams. Printed logo on the back.</p> <p>  Water-based and GOTS certified inks.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Watelier</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Watelier-1409999420" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/117609/Watelier-1409999420.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> - Super soft 180 GSM cotton.</p> <p> - 100% organic and Fairtrade certified cotton.</p> <p> - Print on the middle front and printed logo on the back. Water-based and GOTS certified inks.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Our <strong>leggings</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Leggings-1410382467" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/118630/leggings-1410382467.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> - 95% organic and Fairtrade cotton, 5% elastane - for a good and firm fit.</p> <p> - High waisted - hugs your waist for more support.</p> <p> - Contrast colour knee inserts.</p> <p> - Cord belt loops, with figure of 8 knot detail on the middle back one. Perfect to hang your chalk bag!</p> <p> - Colour printed logo at the back of left leg.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Our <strong>cord bracelets</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Img_2692-1410858228" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/119978/IMG_2692-1410858228.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> - Hand made with love in the UK.</p> <p> - 2mm climbing cord.</p> <p> - Engraved logo token made in France.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Our limited edition <strong>upcycled tote bag</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Bag-1411141311" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/121158/bag-1411141311.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> - Hand made with love in the UK.</p> <p> - Made from fabric remnants - every bag is unique.</p> <p> - Printed logo.</p>

Allocation of funds

<p> We have been working on this project for a year now and are getting closer to make it happen.</p> <p> We have invested £15000/19000€. This includes:</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Set up costs (trade mark registration, etc).</p> <p> - Development of samples.</p> <p> - Building of our website.</p> <p> - Printing of labels and business cards.</p> <p> - Communication budget.</p> <p> - Boring stuff (Insurance, professionnal fees, etc).</p> <p> - Launching of small production of our 6 unisex t-shirts - "Katahdin", "Totookahnulah", "Tuskegee", "Bas Cu'", "Atelier" and "Valkyrie" - in 2 colours.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Objective</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> And now we are looking for a bit of help, that's to say <strong>9800€</strong>!</p> <p> With this amount, we could:</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Increase production quantities of our 6 t-shirt designs.</p> <p> - Launch production of our 2 womens cropped tops - "Watelier" and "Lozen" in one colour.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Stretched objective</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> With <strong>11500€</strong>, we could:</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Launch production of our 2 womens cropped tops in 2 colours.</p> <p> - Launch production of our leggings.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>In the long run</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We want Constant Climbing to grow while maintaining its singular identity and vision. </p> <p>  </p> <p> Our core product is the printed t-shirt because it is the best means to express what we like, who we are and what we identify with. There is no other garment that is such a strong expression of the individual.</p> <p> However, we would like to expand our range to other products so that we can offer the total cool and ethical look. We would like to bring in different ecofriendly ways of making garments, like using recycled materials, or upcycling fabrics.</p> <p>  </p> <p> We want our company to do what is right for people and their planet. We believe that we have to work towards a sustainable future.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Thank you</strong> everybody for taking the time to discover Constant Climbing!</p> <p>  </p> <p> For their help and support, special thanks to:</p> <p>  </p> <p> Corinne and Jean-Paul Constant</p> <p> Florian Devillaz</p> <p> Pierre-Etienne Minnens</p> <p> Charlotte Bracke</p> <p> Jon Tapping</p> <p> Vera Black</p> <p>  </p> <p> Awesome Walls Sheffield</p>

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€5

Estimated delivery: November 2014

A big Thank You on our Facebook page and a personalised postcard from Sheffield.
  • 3 contributions

€15

Estimated delivery: November 2014

A Constant Climbing cord bracelet in the colour of your choice + a big Thank you on our Facebook page and a personalised postcard from Sheffield.
  • 14 contributions

€30

Estimated delivery: November 2014

A quality limited edition signed A4 print of one of the artworks of your choice + a Constant Climbing rope bracelet in the colour of your choice + a big Thank you on our Facebook page and a personalised postcard from Sheffield.
  • 8 contributions

€50

Estimated delivery: April 2015

A Constant Climbing T-shirt or top of your choice + a bracelet in the colour of your choice + a big Thank You on our Facebook page and a personalised postcard from Sheffield.
  • 20 contributions

€150

Estimated delivery: April 2015

2 Constant Climbing T-shirts or tops of your choice (or one of each) + 2 bracelets in the colours of your choice + a quality limited edition signed A3 print of one of the artworks of your choice + a big Thank You on our Facebook page and a personalised postcard from Sheffield.
  • 5 contributions

€250

Estimated delivery: April 2015

An indoor climbing instruction session for 2 people with Jez, in or around Sheffield + 2 Constant Climbing T-shirts or tops of your choice (or one of each) + 2 bracelets in the colours of your choice + a quality limited edition signed A3 print of one of the artworks of your choice + a big Thank You on our Facebook page and a personalised postcard from Sheffield.
  • 1 contribution
  • 19/20 available

€400

Estimated delivery: April 2015

An outdoor climbing instruction session for 2 people with Jez, in or around Sheffield + an exclusive Constant Climbing upcycled tote bag + 3 Constant Climbing T-shirts or tops of your choice (or one of each) + 3 bracelets in the colours of your choice + a quality limited edition signed A3 print of one of the artworks of your choice + a big Thank You on our Facebook page and a personalised postcard from Sheffield.
  • 1 contribution
  • 19/20 available

€1,000

Estimated delivery: April 2015

A 5 DAY STAY for 2 people in a lovely chalet flat in Les Carroz d'Arâches (3km from the village centre and 45min from Chamonix), a nice litte ski resort in the French Alps, great for climbing, hiking, snowboarding, skiing and loads more cool stuff! You can go either in the summer or in the winter - it depends what rocks your boat! Dates are flexible - to be disussed. + 2 Constant Climbing T-shirts or tops of your choice (or one of each) + 2 bracelets in the colours of your choice + a big Thank You on our Facebook page and a personalised postcard from Sheffield.
  • 1 contribution
  • 2/3 available

€2,000

Estimated delivery: April 2015

A 10 DAY STAY for 2 people in a lovely chalet flat in Les Carroz d'Arâches (3km from the village centre and 45min from Chamonix), a nice litte ski resort in the French Alps, great for climbing, hiking, snowboarding, skiing and loads more cool stuff! You can go either in the summer or in the winter - it depends what rocks your boat! Dates are flexible - to be disussed. + 2 Constant Climbing T-shirts or tops of your choice (or one of each) + 2 bracelets in the colours of your choice + a big Thank You on our Facebook page and a personalised postcard from Sheffield.
  • 1 contribution
  • 1/2 available

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