Support The #MoreThanClothing Brand

$1,219 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 45 people in 25 months
Albert Phillips   BALTIMORE, MD
The overall goal for #MoreThanClothing is to create a socially conscious apparel company that markets revolutionary and thought provoking products designed to encourage people to support grass-roots organizations, independent education, and cultural movements. 

The brand seeks to provide customers with quality clothing, promote introspection, advocate pro-activity, and stimulate the revolutionary spirit that’s within all oppressed, marginalized, and distressed people. This company is about being bluntly provocative and conquering ignorance. The goal of our gear is to get you to at least consider other possibilities, question everything, and make informed decisions to foster your holistic growth and development.

Once the brand is officially launched, the business will be a proud sponsor of the following iniatives: 

Nsoroma Academy For Holistic Thought - Nsoroma Academy for Holistic Thought is a community-based, family supported, private school. They work to cultivate internal awareness and discipline, to guide each child toward a strong sense of thoughtfulness, responsibility, respect and courage. Their students actively engage in hands-on learning, free & directed activities, yoga, dance, meditation, martial arts, physical education, and music. Through the support of staff and families, Nsoroma’s students develop high scholarly aptitude while embracing a compassionate connectivity with their world. 

Apples and Oranges Fresh Market - Apples & Oranges is a full service grocery store that opened East Baltimore in March of 2013, providing better food for a better community.

The Great Blacks in Wax Museum – The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum is among the nation’s most dynamic cultural and educational institutions. Because it is a wax museum committed solely to the study and preservation of African American history, it is also among the most unique. Primarily, the presentation of life-size, life-like wax figures highlighting historical and contemporary personalities of African ancestry defines its uniqueness.

Why should you make a contribution? 

Often times, we support brands that don't even consider giving back to our communities. They don't support our schools, businesses, or local initiatives, but we give to them almost religiously, just to maintain a certain look. We don't even know the stories behind  these high-end European brands that we adore so much. Instead of continuing the careless act of spending our hard earned income with everybody, I think it's time for us to pool our money and create something sustainable and community-centered. Consider the story of Black Wall Street, the wealthiest black community to ever exist within the United States. They cultivated their community and made sure thier businesses were supported to the fullest extent. 

With this brand, I want to create something magical. I want people to create world-changing dialogue caused by one of my many thought-provoking designs. 

Here are a few limited-edition designs I've created in the past that got a pretty big buzz on the internet (sold many of them through teespring.com): 











Rewards!!!

So, I'm not a fan of asking people for support without offering something in return. That would just be plain ol' rude. 

$10 or more = a special shoutout in the final campaign video

$25 or more = the previous reward + a special card sent from me right to you 

$50 or more = the previous rewards + two tickets to the official launch party for the clothing line 

$100 or more = the previos rewards + an advanced t-shirt that's going to be featured in the first collection of the clothing line (get excited!!!) 

$150 or more = all previous rewards + a special, mystery bonus gift

$300 = all the previous rewards, a certificate of a appreciate + the complete first t-shirt collection once the brand launches 

In Closing...

The plan is to move mountains with this brand. I want to have an online business that vibrant and empowering. Together, we can make this dream become a moving, animate peice of reality. 

Tell all your friends, family members, neighbors, and even a few enemies, to join you in supporting by visiting www.MoreThanClothing.com and to use the hashtag #MoreThanClothing 

P.S. The clothing line is not going to be called "More Than Clothing." Once the campaign successfully ends, the official name of the brand will be announced. Stay tuned!
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Update 24
15 months ago
Please check your spam/junk mail. The clothing line has launched and I have sent everyone a special promo email. Please add support@freedumbapparel.com to your address book. This is the last message I will be sending using Go Fund Me. All future correspondences will come from that email.

Thank you all again for going through this journey with me. Be well!
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Update 23
16 months ago
Also, if you donated $25 or more and your address has recently changed, please let me know ASAP to insure your reward goes to the correct address.
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Update 22
16 months ago
Hey Family! I have so much great news to share. First off, shout out to everyone in Baltimore. We shook this world up and now the cameras are on us. Let's continue to fight for the liberation of Black people.

As far as the clothing line , we will be officially launching on May 19th, Malcolm X's birthday. This has been a project I have been working on for two years and now it is finally coming to fruition. Thank you so much for your support.

PLEASE be on the lookout for special post cards and emails regarding instruction on receiving some of your rewards. Unfortunately, I am now sure when I will be having an official launch party yet. Once I have a date, time, and location locked down, I will be sure to also send tickets out to people who apply.

Stay tuned!
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Update 21
17 months ago
Thank you all for being so patient with me. I am in the process of getting the company logo updated, so I can began sending out your rewards. I should have something back soon.

Stay tuned! More updates on the way!
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$1,219 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 45 people in 25 months
Created July 8, 2014
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22 months ago

we support you!!!

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Eric Hill
23 months ago

love the idea my brother. Need more brands like this and a lot more supports. I Will keep donating until you reach your goal.

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