For all of the crap Kickstarter has helped bring into the world, there is one good thing the site has done, and that is enable the creation of more consumer-direct start-ups. By eliminating middlemen and selling directly to customers – and only manufacturing as much as is being demanded by those customers – these new labels are able to offer high quality goods for much lower prices. Case in point: the Lot No. 003 Jenkins Jeans from Kickstarter alumni Dyer & Jenkins are made in the USA out of Cone Mills selvedge denim, have a natural leather patch, copper hardware, chain-stitching on the waist and hem, and only cost $125 a pair. They almost make up for all the bad stuff that’s come from Kickstarter. Almost.
For price and purchase info, visit Dyer & Jenkins.