About Rippers & Chillers
There’s a spot in the forest where we like to do our best thinking - Rippers and Chillers business meetings are preferably done outside.
Early in the design process, on one of these walks to our spot, we asked one another what it is that we wanted to say with our brand. We knew that we wanted to design cool stuff, but we also wanted to make sure that we were deeply rooted within the brand as well, to have a personal connection to what we create.
Sometimes Alex is the ripper, but sometimes Madeleine is. Same goes for the chillin’ part. And sometimes, we are one and the same. What we’ve learned is that life is about finding balance. About going with the ebb and flow, and the ups and downs.
It’s also about finding unity and connection amongst others and within this world. To find the yin to your yang, whether that’s someone else, yourself, or it’s out there in nature.
The more we talked about it, the more we realized that the Rippers and Chillers mindset applies to all aspects of our lives, and that’s what we wanted to say with our brand. We all have our ups and downs - some days we send it and some days we gotta sit it out. Sometimes we order delivery and sometimes we hike a mountain before making lunch.
Life is about cycles. Enjoy the ride. And wear dope s**t while you do it.
A little more about us:
Rippers and Chillers, the idea, has been about two years in the making. Alex and Madeleine were both working the same job that they felt was taking them nowhere, and wanted to join to grow a new company of their own - a company that would utilize their skills in design, photography, and business, which they have acquired and honed over the last 10+ years.
Our goal was to use this year, since all of our photography gigs were cancelled due to Covid-19, to finalize and start our company.
Many, many hours later, we launched on Oct. 1, 2020.
We have personally funded the start-up costs for our business but are now looking to grow the brand. The money raised is essential to the scale-up of our business as we are currently unable to purchase new/larger clothing orders. We have been posting new items for lengthy pre-orders, but would like to be able to offer customers the ability to purchase immediately. As mentioned above, we have used our own money to fund business expenses (start up costs and fees/eco-friendly shipping materials/small orders of our first quarter's designs) so this funding would provide us with the ability to not only purchase clothing orders for next year's releases, but also in larger quantities, to increase our profit margin. This would create that financial momentum necessary for our business that we are unable to produce ourselves with our current means.
We greatly appreciate and thank you all for your support!
If you want to see what your gift looks like, or need to consult the size chart, click on the items below!
$10 or more - Pledge Without Gift (Entered into R&C Jacket Draw - on pre-order starting Feb. 1, 2021)
$50 or more - R&C Beanie
$75 or more - R&C Exclusively Designed Tee
$125 or more - R&C Exclusively Designed Hoodie