CHARLIE HUSTLE CREATES KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO LAUNCH NEW COLLECTION
Vintage sports gear has gone from niche to mainstream, as the retro clothing craze continues to grow among fans. Items that evoke a nostalgic vibe have become top-sellers. In response, leagues and apparel companies continue roll out new merchandise each season, that pays homage to teams and players of the past.
Charlie Hustle is a brand that looks back in time, for inspiration moving forward. The company’s soft, vintage tees, which are made in the U.S.A., serve as both a style statement and a reminder of past greats. The gear features fresh, retro details, and storytelling is an important component in the company’s design process. To check out all of the Charlie Hustle offerings, visit here.
In its latest venture, the Kansas City-based brand aims to introduce a new generation of baseball fans to the Negro Leagues Era. Charlie Hustle has created a Kickstarter project to help build its new “Negro Leagues Collection,” which features a range of old-school designs with a modern flair. The company obtained licensing from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City and are seeking $20,000 to help launch the line.
“With this project we will be able to build an entire collection of tees and art around the Negro Leagues and really tell their triumphant stories of not only what baseball was like back in that era, but the experiences those players went through.
Our goal is to use the t-shirt as a canvas to bring the Negro Leagues to life, preserving the legacies of not only Jackie Robinson, but legends like Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige and Rube Foster. Teams like the Kansas City Monarchs and the Pittsburgh Crawfords. We need your help to do that.”
For additional details and to contribute to the Kickstarter campaign, visit here.
Initially, the “Negro Leagues Collection” will feature 12 distinct designs. Here’s a preview: