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Are you funded by drugs, if so what drugs?

Why should anyone consider you guys over any of the other upstart brands?

Do you have a 5 year plan?

How do you feel about the lack of Unicorns in the world today? How are you trying to repopulate the Unicorn population?

Are you a member of the WUF (World Unicorn Foundation)?
You know, just taking after Walter White...NOT. This was an investment of some of my contest winnings this past year. Why? Because the stuff that is fermenting in my head is ridiculous. If you support us you are building the foundation for an amazing brand. We may only have simple products now but we were not born into money haha. I feel like we need Unicorns! I am not trying to repopulate them..... Yet. I could be, are you?
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I'm an artificial Unicorn inseminator.

Do you hate people born into money?

Is money the root of all evil.

If e=MC2 then does pie = fucking awesome in my stomach?


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You know, just taking after Walter White...NOT. This was an investment of some of my contest winnings this past year. Why? Because the stuff that is fermenting in my head is ridiculous. If you support us you are building the foundation for an amazing brand. We may only have simple products now but we were not born into money haha. I feel like we need Unicorns! I am not trying to repopulate them..... Yet. I could be, are you?
If you make a tech hoodie for layering with Unicorns heavily featured I may buy one.

On the serious, what makes your brand amazing?

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If you make a hoodie with a unicorn pissing on a lepruchan skeeting on a mermaid embroidered on it I'll buy 2.
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If you make a hoodie with a unicorn pissing on a lepruchan skeeting on a mermaid embroidered on it I'll buy 2.
if the mermaid is firing a rocket launcher, I'm in for three!!
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On a serious note, if you have some awesome designs people may well pay a premium for that. Just a logo? Not so much.

As Bangladeshi shirts cost all of 10-15 cents USD to manufacturer and the middlemen take almost all of the profit, you would be hard-pressed to find a competitive edge over the countless other brands selling generic clothing with generic designs for generic prices if you don't have something unique.

Go to college, hire hipster industrial design student for some kraft dinner, and get some cool designs =D

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Naw that is good for them, just some people aren't. Yes it would.

I have thought about making a 99% water proof sweat shirt and fully breathable. We will see if I can make it happen. To tell you the truth Nivek, I am starting to question myself. I guess the only thing besides being a little creative, we are a family and we want to keep Mobbin at a level where we can all be united be our passions. Supporting Mobbin is supporting the kids that aren't big names, the "under the radar" kids.
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On a serious note, if you have some awesome designs people may well pay a premium for that. Just a logo? Not so much.

As Bangladeshi shirts cost all of 10-15 cents USD to manufacturer and the middlemen take almost all of the profit, you would be hard-pressed to find a competitive edge over the countless other brands selling generic clothing with generic designs for generic prices if you don't have something unique.

Go to college, hire hipster industrial design student for some kraft dinner, and get some cool designs =D

just my 2 cents.
Thanks for your input! One thing we have done is try to stay local, US made goods, US Printed. We don't want to disrespect other countries but everything is getting outsourced these days and it is quite sad.
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Naw that is good for them, just some people aren't. Yes it would.

I have thought about making a 99% water proof sweat shirt and fully breathable. We will see if I can make it happen. To tell you the truth Nivek, I am starting to question myself. I guess the only thing besides being a little creative, we are a family and we want to keep Mobbin at a level where we can all be united be our passions. Supporting Mobbin is supporting the kids that aren't big names, the "under the radar" kids.
Word of advice never ever under any circumstances tell the public you're trying to impress that you doubt yourself or your product. Consumer confidence diminishes and then you're left with what? A Logo, some product for friends, and the bill of not selling anything.


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Thanks for your input! One thing we have done is try to stay local, US made goods, US Printed. We don't want to disrespect other countries but everything is getting outsourced these days and it is quite sad.
Be careful with the made in US only. More power to you with that, but it costs. We love our way of life here in 'Merica and it will mean a low margin for your products.

What fits your image as far as I can tell:

Do a technical flannel. Don't make beanies. Instead of block stickers, do diecuts. Make sure you have the company name with the logo. Don't do Logos in the middle of shirts. Put them on the bottom on the sides, on the sleaves, huge wrap around on the side... center is boring. For hoodies, find someone that does straight cuffs with thumb holes and order from them. If you do a tech hoodie, don't do elastic bottoms, make them fitted and just continue the body fabric and surger the end. If the fits good and you don't have elastics then you wont get frozen spots while riding. Socks are in. Do some quality socks. Don't make neck gaiters, there are already enough gaiter companies out there. Make a stretchy dark blue jean jacket that's got DWR. I want one of those.

Also, you are going to need borderline arrogance with a splash of humility and rhino skin to make it in this market. Good luck.

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