Starting a New Line/Brand Feedback Thread

Feb 19, 2013 @ 02:10
hey guys.

started a small brand with my homie in my basement. called barra co. we released in late 2012 and sold a good amount of stuff, but are looking to increase our fan base and spread the word a little more. hoping y'all like it. currently doing a 20% off deal on our website at barracompany.com/store 









thanks. 
Like the colours on the red beanie.

What does the brand name mean, though?

hot water

Feb 19, 2013 @ 02:51
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IG: @luii.xx

Feb 19, 2013 @ 06:03
@kidkorea

Out of curiosity  have you experimented with dying with different materials? Seems to me that's where a good amount of the cost comes from. What's the advantage of using persimmon fruit and ash? Does it feel different? Does it hold better?

I honestly feel like I'm witnessing some streetwear history here, so pardon me if I'm asking a good amount of questions.
@hkeys on point, the guy at complex I'm talking said they are interested in doing an editorial piece so that's what I'm hoping for...

We've experimented with tons of different shit. Our first collection (Our first versions of the Monk Sack & M2) here:

We used a traditional 100% Korean cotton for the bags pictured above. For my latest collection, we used a Korean silk/cotton blend and the natural dyes were absorbed MUCH better. The Korean silk really received the dye well and the colors came out rich and strong. 

Korean persimmon fruit is the base off the majority of the dyeing. It helps for the fabric to retain the color and also is essential in letting the color come out when its laid out on an open field to absorb natural sunlight and dry. The ash and charcoal are used to give it the dark color we wanted. We had to dye, dry, and re-dye, and re-dry every 3-4 days for about a month straight in order to achieve the dark color we wanted. 

I'm releasing an organic dye trailer in the next few weeks on Vimeo. One of the fabrics we dyed was 100% pure Korean silk that was used for a scarf that came out orange from mixing red onion peels and natural rust. 

I enjoy answering questions, ask away HB. 
love that you're bringing korea into the streetwear game

http://crispincooler.tumblr.com

Feb 19, 2013 @ 19:27

http://www.rootforthevillain.tumblr.com/


just released their first shirt via our webstore, check it out here
http://www.theblacktongue.com/product/chris-dorner
Feb 19, 2013 @ 20:19
IISE Fall Winter 2013 "Natural Dye Collection" 

Daypack - Ash Black
Dyed with persimmon fruit & ash
*Limited to less than 40 pieces*




Daypack - Indigo
Daypack - Indigo
Dyed with persimmon fruit, indigo plant, & ash
*Limited to less than 40 pieces*


M2 - Ash Black
Dyed with persimmon fruit & ash
*Limited to less than 40 pieces*


M2 - Indigo
Dyed with persimmon fruit, indigo plant, & ash
*Limited to less than 40 pieces*


Monk Sack - Ash Black
Dyed with persimmon fruit & ash
*Limited to less than 40 pieces*


Monk Sack - Indigo
Dyed with persimmon fruit, indigo plant, & ash
*Limited to less than 40 pieces*


Tote - Ash Black
Dyed with persimmon fruit & ash
*Limited to less than 40 pieces*

Tote - Indigo
Dyed with persimmon fruit, indigo plant, & ash
*Limited to less than 40 pieces*

Weekender - Ash Black
Dyed with persimmon fruit & ash
*Limited to less than 40 pieces*


Weekender - Indigo
Dyed with persimmon fruit, indigo plant, & ash
*Limited to less than 40 pieces*
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*Big ups to HB for the constant support. I've been on here since 2006 and have learned and taken so many things from these forums and applied it to my brand. These forums are full of trolls now, but there are still a few legit threads like this one where people can communicate, learn, and apply to their real life and I think that's a very valuable tool still unknown to many people. I've also met a shit ton of amazing people through here as well. If you guys have any questions feel free to ask, thanks again HB!*
I am calling it, your brand is going to start a high end market of streetwear backpacks. Everything is perfect with the brand, as soon as a celebrity starts wearing it your brand is going to explode. It will be the high end Hershel. 
where can I get?

I got it, dripping like water.

Feb 19, 2013 @ 20:47
Me and a friend started this project called Gold Exclusives. Tell us what you guys think.http://www.facebook.com/goldexclusives

Feb 19, 2013 @ 21:10
"New" video lookbook for our most recent line.  It's only like 40 seconds so you got nothing to lose by watching.  I've posted on here before but we're an apparel brand from Portland, Oregon; so the overall theme of the video is the juxtaposition of nature vs. city which is really what Portland is about.  We all know this is a thread full of hate but maybe some of you will enjoy. Thanks for watching.


www.checkclothing.com
Feb 19, 2013 @ 23:51
http://theslavetrade.bigcartel.com/

Sells some pretty good stuff^
Feb 19, 2013 @ 23:53
@checkclothing Good stuff bro. I'm noticing a heavy lean towards lookbook videos recently. Shows that the standard is higher and people are working harder.

Lets keep it going.

THE VISIONARY IS YOU - www.minsct.com

Feb 19, 2013 @ 23:55
Originally posted by Inactive User
http://theslavetrade.bigcartel.com/

Sells some pretty good stuff^
By 'sells some pretty good stuff' you mean buy stuff and resell it at a higher price?

Fuck that.

THE VISIONARY IS YOU - www.minsct.com

Feb 20, 2013 @ 00:21
@ Check -- I like the tees and the video but not the hoodie. What's the back logo/pic about on that hoodie?

www.highwaysco.us -- for some fucking reason, you must use the www. idk why fml.

Feb 20, 2013 @ 01:27
@joey1320  this is the graphic.  What do you mean what's up with it?  I took the photo and thought it was a dope graphic.  Brings out the good vibes in these cold Portland streets.

Feb 20, 2013 @ 02:26
Shop here

Does anybody know any other sites like Hypebeast BESIDES highsnobiety, slamxhype, complex, and freshnessmag?

or even more personal sites like Four Pins? Trying to reach out to as many Western sites as I can, breaking out of Korea is quite challenging. Thanks to all replies.

ii-se.co Instagram: @iiseSEOUL Search "iise" on Facebook and like the page to support!

Feb 20, 2013 @ 04:01
Shop here

Does anybody know any other sites like Hypebeast BESIDES highsnobiety, slamxhype, complex, and freshnessmag?

or even more personal sites like Four Pins? Trying to reach out to as many Western sites as I can, breaking out of Korea is quite challenging. Thanks to all replies.
Your stuff is looking great! I just wanted to throw in some feedback.
Your products look awesome, very high quality and I bet a ton of work put into it. However, if I was in the market for a $300 + bag, I'd like to see a few more product shots of the bag. I think just 2 - 3 more shots per bag would be more helpful to the customer. Maybe you could make it so you could zoom in even closer, and really get a feel of the material. 

Good luck man!

http://www.distantlight.co

Feb 20, 2013 @ 04:36
We're taking everything into consideration. We're still a very new brand and my brother run every aspect of the business. We are writing down all these points and will address them in the future as we grow. Thanks for your input!

ii-se.co Instagram: @iiseSEOUL Search "iise" on Facebook and like the page to support!

Feb 20, 2013 @ 04:39


A SECOND SPRING RELEASE... WILL BE UP ON KARMALOOP KAZBAH THIS SPRING. VISIT WWW.NEW-CITIZEN.MYSHOPIFY.COM FOR A SELECT RELEASE NOW! 

Travel Good. Live Most.

Feb 20, 2013 @ 04:45
^^^ feedback is always welcome!

Travel Good. Live Most.

Feb 20, 2013 @ 06:34
For fashion tips, I'd suggest checking out this upcoming Andaaz episode on Sony Entertainment TV - where the team interviews celebrity fashion designer Naeem Khan (designer for Michelle Obama, Padma Lakshmi), photographer Ash Gupta, and famous designer Michael Costello (designer for Paris Hilton, Celine Deon, Lisa Ray, etc).

Check out the Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/andaaztv, and here's the promo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW41c3-Hfro.

Definitely very inspirational!
Feb 20, 2013 @ 07:25
Diggin the no feels tee!
thanks man. i appreciate it. the back packs are too on!!

@raravez i'm feeling that black barra tee with the left chest B
Feb 20, 2013 @ 07:33


We just released these previews a few hours ago. These two tees are part of NOISEV's Spring "Fuck Your Feelings" Collection. It'll be our second release.

This cap will also be apart of the collection, but will be released two weeks after the tees:


Everything will be available on Davy Jays within a week or two.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR UPDATES
Feb 20, 2013 @ 08:13
not sure if i'm allowed to post here, but if anyone is looking to get a lookbook shot message me or send me an email, i'm looking for work.

here's my website, and you can also find contact info there
cargocollective.com/kylekukshtel

i'm based in atl but if you're willing to pay for a ticket im willing to travel.
digital, 35, medium format, and video.

http://kylekukshtel.com

Feb 20, 2013 @ 15:28


I'm looking for feedback on the first launch of my spring release! Details: Jimi Hendrix's portrait 

Travel Good. Live Most.

Feb 20, 2013 @ 23:36




recently released hoodie

http://www.theblacktongue.com/product/19913-dream-team

Inactive User

Feb 21, 2013 @ 01:54
A lot of hate going on for some decent designs. 

I have a question for the more established brands , what're some things other than shirts , hats, and sweaters you've released and sold well 

Please don't respond if you haven't done what you're suggesting.
Feb 21, 2013 @ 03:41
Hey everyone, I just wanted to let all of you know that we just released out 2nd collection of 5 panel hats at http://corruptyouthclothing.bigcartel.com today. Here are the final product pictures:




Thanks for taking the time to check us out.

www.corruptyouthclothing.bigcartel.com

Feb 21, 2013 @ 04:54
some nice hats dude

http://crispincooler.tumblr.com

Feb 21, 2013 @ 09:29
A lot of hate going on for some decent designs. 

I have a question for the more established brands , what're some things other than shirts , hats, and sweaters you've released and sold well 

Please don't respond if you haven't done what you're suggesting.
iPhone 4/ 4S cases.

www.shillingfordco.com

Feb 21, 2013 @ 12:35
GOLD EXCLUSIVES clothing line. www.facebook.com/goldexclusives
any feedback is welcome.
 Any suggestions on how to send an artist free stuff?
Feb 21, 2013 @ 23:32

Instagram: set_store #stayset www.setstore.co.uk

Feb 22, 2013 @ 00:13
Teaser of the upcoming FUN TIME Spring Summer collection!

FUN TIME www.haveafuntime.org www.facebook.com/funfunfuntime

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