Once a project completes its funding round, that’s really just the beginning. The creators then have to deliver on their rewards and for a young, inexperienced brand, that can be problematic, especially when the demand is bigger than anticipated. Glenn and Whitehead are still in production and trying to get their deliveries out, but have been experiencing some delays. “We started with wanting to make 300 pieces and now we’ve ordered 1400 so we’re still producing and we’ve started shipping out one of our colors.”
Amarasiriwardena, whose project exceeded their goal by $400,000, called production “an exciting challenge.” He explains, “Because of our increased demand we’re able to work with larger scale manufacturers with even better manufacturing processes. We’ve exceeded capacity in NYC, so we’re moving some of our garment manufacturing to LA – working with some awesome manufacturers that work for Patagonia and New Balance.”
Right now Glenn and Whitehead are touring the Northwest, speaking about sustainable design and meeting people with similar interests. They’re focusing on getting out their deliveries and perfecting the Versalette. MoS has loftier, more business-minded goals that, given their track record, seem feasible. “We see MoS as a wardrobe solution – so ideally one day you may see an MoS Store!” You totally might, and it would all be because of Kickstarter.