In collaboration with one of the oldest hat manufactures in the US, Bollman Hat Company, Kangol hopes to bring its production back home. This will also mean the creation of plenty of stateside jobs – vital in today’s economic climate.
The campaign presents backers with the unique opportunity to invest in not only a legendary brand like Kangol, but ultimately a chance to invest in the growth of the American economy. Currently the majority of the machines that are used to make the flagship Kangol hats are located in China, and the $100,000 that Kangol are looking for will go towards bringing the bespoke machinery back to the US. The custom built machinery has helped Kangol to craft its way into the history books for over 80 years and with the help of investors this legacy can continue on American soil.
And why does a brand as big as Kangol need crowdfunding for this project? Well, the total cost of the move is $650,000, so they’re looking for a little bit of help to get over the finish line.
To cement the success of their campaign, Kangol have enlisted the help of longstanding supporter of the brand, Samuel L Jackson. The actor has of course famously donned the Kangol 504 cap in cult classic Tarantino flicks like Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction. With a bit of clever wordplay, Kangol have utilised Sam Jackson’s infamous phrase to help raise awareness of the Kickstarter going with the word: #MotherFunder. Rewards for donation range from an autographed cap from none other than Samuel L himself, to the chance to name the building where the hats will be made for the more deep pocketed donors among us.
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Check out the video below, and to get involved simply go to the Kickstarter page.