Underwear model and human rights activist Colby Melvin is looking to branch out into fashion, and he needs $20,000 to get his new clothing line up and running.
Ever the optimist, Colby has designed the new gender-neutral line to “inspire confidence, happiness, and good-will toward all around you.” Clothes are all about finding your inner-happiness through self acceptance, he says, and his clothes are “just here to accessorize your awesomeness.”
He’s soooo adorable!
Colby draws his inspiration from “the 90’s, haute boheme, Peter Pan, and [his] friends”:
My clothes are meant to empower anyone who wears them. I am an unapologetic nerd at heart and like to think of my clothes as giving people super powers. The clothes will look great on you, but more importantly they will make you feel great about yourself. Items I make include shirts, hoodies, tank tops, shorts, running pants, and (my favorite) onesies. I like fun textures, nontraditional materials, prints, and bright colors.
Colby needs cash to get his new brand off the ground because “making clothes is expensive!” This one-man shop is currently sourcing, sewing, marketing, selling, packaging, and distributing everything by himself.
“Several stores have made inquiries about making bulk orders,” he says, “but in order to do that, I need to be able to reduce production time.” He’s looking to hire a few extra hands and wants to slash prices.