A kids clothing company that allows you to return the clothing after your kid outgrows it for a larger size?!? Sign. me. up. Meet Littlest Sidekick Outfitters, now on Kickstarter, hoping to get kids in great gear, make it fun and save money AND our landfills. Founder Shannon Vistisen explains below. Please share your thoughts in the comments! Love it? Not sure it will work? “Sign me up”?
It all started with memories. I noticed that I have held onto certain pieces of clothing because of the memories that were made while wearing that garment. With this idea, I thought about a lot of the “first” memories my son will experience in his clothing. But yet, our kids clothing is so easily tossed aside with no real thought to it. Partly due to the fact that they grow out of them so quickly, parents don’t invest into their clothing like we do with our own. Me being one of them. So I decided to build a system that allows for us to invest in their clothing, keep their memories alive to share with others all while working with the speed at which kids grow out of their clothing, not against it.
From here, the ThreadTrail was born.
Through this system, I wanted to create an experience that shares our adventures, shows the journey on which their clothing has been on and provide quality made clothing that is made for protection and play.
How it works is simple, you have the choice to “Start a ThreadTrail” or “Add to an existing ThreadTrail”. If you start one, you are the very first one to pioneer the journey of this garment! If you’re adding to an existing one, you’ll get to read all the past adventures that your new shirt has been on. Working with the way the speed at which kids grow, you can return your LSO apparel within 6 months of purchase and receive 30% off your next item in our shop – New or used. If you return it within a year of purchase, you receive 15% off!
To locate the code on the your new shirt, you must search for Finley the Fox. Find her and you’ll find your code to unlock the garment’s ThreadTrail! Head over to our site, punch in the code and you’ll be able to see on a map where your LSO gear has been! On the same page, you can read all the past adventures and see photos of the little ones having fun in that exact same shirt! Now it’s your turn! Go out and explore! Go on an adventure! Play a new backyard game or head to your favorite camping spot. Before returning the LSO gear, add your story to it’s ThreadTrail, upload a photo and print our a free shipping label to send the clothing back. Grab your discount code and search out a new ThreadTrail to explore.
That LSO gear is then sent to a company that we have chosen to professionally clean and mend the garments before its sent back to us to be put back up on the ThreadTrail! From the box the clothing comes in to the interactive platform we built, the kids are our priority! Head on over to our Kickstarter campaign to learn more about our packaging, our platform, the ThreadTrail and our gear!
Shannon, founder of LSO, resides in beautiful Michigan where she spends her time with her husband, boating, running, and rescuing yet another worm with her heart-of-gold, son.
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