The awesome guys at Influx Clothing have a Kickstarter campaign ending this Friday that may be worth throwing some money at. We caught up with them to have a chat!
Everyone loves geeky tees. Influx Clothing are nearing the end of their Kickstarter campaign with their new collection of tees and need help to reach their target! Why should they take your money? Read on to find out…
So, Influx Clothing. How did it all start?
We’re massive geeks. And as you know geeks just love merchandise! But one thing we were always disappointed with was t-shirts. We found that the quality was always lacking, not necessarily with the design but the garment itself. We were fed up of finding a cool t-shirt but only being able to wear it a handful of times before the design washed out or flaked off. That’s when we decided to take matters into our own hands. From the very beginning we wanted to not only create cool designs but with premium quality garments and prints that would last.
How big is the team?
We’re a small team consisting of two co-founders and a select group of freelance designers.
Where do you get your ideas from?
Our design ethos is very simple. We only design t-shirts that we want to wear ourselves. If other people want to wear them too then that’s even better!
You’ve tonnes of amazing designs. What’s your favourite tee you’ve designed so far?
I think our favourite has to be our Oogachaka design. We just can’t get enough of Guardians of the Galaxy at the moment.
Which is a fan favourite?
The comic collage tees get most of the attention. With designs inspired by Batman, Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk you can see why they might be popular!
What makes Influx Clothing different?
We think the main thing that sets us apart from other companies is that we’re geeks ourselves. Everything we design is because we want to have that on a tee! And because we wear all our own stuff too we want to make sure that it’s the best quality possible. We hope that this comes across in our work.
Tell us about your Kickstarter campaign!
We started a Kickstarter campaign to help us launch our new collection. It’s a collection of designs we’ve been putting together for a while now and one that we’re very excited about. We turned to Kickstarter as we felt that it would allow us to get the tees to you guys as quickly as possible.
Where did you look for inspiration for the new collection? Our fav is defs Gwen Splash!
Our inspiration comes from what happens to be getting us excited at that time. We’d just finished reading the first issue of Spider-Gwen when we sat down to create our Gwen-Splash design.
Do you sell your shirts at conventions? If not, you should! Con goers would love you guys!
We haven’t been able to attend any cons as sellers just yet but it’s definitely something that we’re keen to do in the future. We have however just been accepted to trade at Old Spitalfields Market in London which we’ll be commencing next week. Again this is something that we’re very excited about.
Any tips for designers who are thinking of starting a company but don’t know where to begin?
Do it!!! Just…..do it!!! (*in the style of Shia Lebouf*). But seriously if it’s something you feel passionate about then you shouldn’t let anything stop you from giving it a go. We started as a very small venture with a couple of designs. We’re slowly expanding and have faced many obstacles along the way. But you won’t know what they are until you come up against them. So just go for it!
What can we look forward to from you guys in the future?
Huge thanks to Influx Clothing for chatting to us! Check out the new collection and if you’re interested you can donate to their Kickstarter here!
GS Blogger: Jess Hawke
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