Inkkas Crowdfunding Campaign Skyrockets to Early Success
Kickstarter Community Helps Brooklyn-Based Footwear Brand launch retail store in One Hour.
Inkkas, the Brooklyn-based footwear and accessories brand launched their latest Kickstarter campaign on November 4th. Inkkas is using the Kickstarter.com platform to rally financial support for the launch of its first brick and mortar location in Brooklyn, New York. Inkkas has previously launched two successful Kickstarter Campaigns in 2013 and 2014, which brought in record levels of fan support for the brand.
Inkkas primary sales channel for the line’s premium handmade footwear is ts website Inkkas.com as well as in national retailers such as Whole Foods, J. Crew, and Tillys. Now, the brand is hoping to expand their brick and mortar location at 77 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn from a pop-up to a full capacity direct to consumer flagship retail location for the entire Inkkas.com line. Inkkas is turning to its fans and other supporters to lend a hand in raising the necessary capital.
Members of the Inkkas customer community and the Kickstarter community helped Inkkas reach 100% funding on their Kickstarter project in 1 hour on the launch day by making their pledge on the Inkkas Kickstarter page. As a reward for participating, Inkkas will offer backers the exclusive chance to order upcoming styles from the Inkkas 2016 Spring/Summer collection as well as the opportunity to get discounts on the Inkkas Classic collection featuring the brand’s signature Peruvian. Inkkas is now 567% past their goal due to the amazing support they have received from fans of Inkkas and the loyal Kickstarter community.
About Inkkas Shoes:
Inspired by a backpacking trip through South America, Daniel Ben-Nun brought Inkkas to market in 2012. He stumbled upon local artisans with bright and distinct textiles and knew that there was a place in the fashion industry for handmade, socially conscious shoes that gave the customer an opportunity to give back. For every pair of Inkkas purchased, the brand works with the OneShoeOneTree Project ™ to plant a tree to fight against deforestation and encourage responsible agricultural practices. In addition to their collaboration with the OneShoeOneTree Project™, Inkkas also works with Soles4Souls to donate large quantities of shoes, and is a certified B Corporation. Inkkas started off with only a few colorful sneakers and has since exploded on the footwear scene with vintage inspired joggers, huaraches, camping boots and the anticipated arrival this coming fall of their suede chukkas. Known for their comfort, style and durability, Inkkas are now sold in J.Crew, Whole Foods, Forever 21 as well as 25 countries across the world and boutiques throughout the United States.