We are Mackenzie and Blaine of The Local Branch, a San Francisco based lifestyle brand. We make small batch artisan screen printed apparel, leather goods, unique accessories & one of a kind art.
... and we're about to hit the road in a mobile shop! We'll be living and working out of an Airstream for A YEAR! Become a part of the story here.
We started The Local Branch a few years ago as a hobby to fulfill our creative passions. Since then, we have developed a full line of unique goods. We are both very inspired by history, the people that came before us, the nature that surrounds us. Our work is a reflection of these inspirations.
We make all of our goods by hand - our apparel features original illustrations that we draw onto our screens, and then print by hand. Our highly functional leather products (like our favorite, The Holster) are designed for modern folk with an eye for vintage quality. Our jewelry showcases natural elements like quartz, copper & pyrite and each of our one of a kind framed artwork pieces are printed on newspaper from the 1800s.
We've been successfully growing our business in San Francisco, but at heart we're travelers. explorers. pioneers. We long for the open road, the unexplored forest, the friendships and memories on the horizon.
So the time has come for The Local Branch to follow a new path...
We're going to transform a trailer into a mobile studio and pop-up shop and travel across the country. We'll print our clothing and make our goods on the road, tagging each item with the exact American location in which it was made.
You can follow our journey through our BLOG to see what we're up to, where we're headed, what we're making, and learn more about the distant corners of this vast nation.
We won't just be made in America, but made throughout America.
We want to uncover and share the many inspirations that America has to offer - the people, the landscapes, the conversations and cultures. We'll revel in every moment, synthesizing our experiences, influences, and inspirations into new designs and products.
We're most excited about connecting with people along the way - that's you! We view our backers as creative collaborators. Drop us a line and tell us which American places most inspire you, we hope to meet you along the way!
But, we need your help to launch our project!
Our goal is to raise $15,000 - this money will allow us to purchase and renovate a trailer into a mobile studio and pop up shop. These funds will also help with some of the other initial start-up costs for our new adventure.
Our stretch goal is $35,000 - If we reach our stretch goal, we'll shout THANK YOU from a mountaintop! We would be able to buy more of our supplies in bulk and ensure that we have a strong inventory level on hand - it will also help us to attend trade shows while on the road.
How it works - Kickstarter is an all or nothing crowd-funding platform, that means none of our backers are charged and we don't receive any funding unless we reach our minimum goal. So we really need your support in funding The Local Branch mobile studio and pop-up shop project - We have some amazing rewards for you!
For a $10 contribution we will share a special "thank you" shout out on our blog!
For a $25 contribution we will send you (or someone you know) a handwritten postcard, from a random stop along our travels. Who doesn't love getting a postcard?!
For a $50 contribution, you will receive a special "thank you" shout out, a handwritten postcard AND our iconic Buffalo print, on grey, 80 lb. weight paper. This is a limited edition print (250 made) and measures approximately 9" x 12". It is signed with a unique number of 250. Earliest backers receive first print run numbers!
* Print will arrive before February 14th, ships free to USA.
For $100 contribution, you will receive a special "thank you" shout out, a handwritten postcard AND a limited edition (only 250 made), hand drawn/hand printed "Native America" Map.
We've always been interested in the people and cultures that once existed across the American landscape. We did extensive research to create this totally original Native America map, which features the approximate tribal boundaries of America's first nations as they existed during the dawn of European colonization.
This poster size print measures 18" x 24" and is screen printed by hand on recycled kraft paper. This limited edition print is signed with a unique number of 250. Earliest backers receive first print run numbers!
To view multiple images of this map, check it out here: http://thelocalbranch.co/collections/prints/products/native-america-print
* Map will arrive before February 14th, ships free to USA.
For a $200 contribution, you will receive a special "thank you" shout out, a handwritten postcard, a limited edition "Native America" Map AND a custom fit handmade Holster.
Our genuine leather Holster is a functional accessory designed for modern folk - made to securely hold your phone in one side, and wallet or other essentials in the other. Magnetic snap closures provide easy access to your stuff, no matter what your lifestyle requires. We'll custom tailor one just for you, sized to fit perfectly!
* Holsters + Map will arrive before February 14th, ships free to USA.
For a $300 contribution, you will receive a special "thank you" shout out, a handwritten postcard, a limited edition "Native America" Map AND our "Layer Up, San Francisco" package. You choose 3...ANY tank + ANY t-shirt + ANY raglan/or sweatshirt from our collection at TheLocalBranch.co - plus we'll send you a little extra surprise!
* Layer Up Collection + Map will arrive before February 14th, ships free to USA.
For a $500 contribution, you will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE! A special "thank you" shout out on our blog, a handwritten postcard from somewhere along our journey, our limited-edition Buffalo Print, The "Native America" Map, a custom fit Holster, ANY tank + ANY t-shirt + ANY sweatshirt from our collection! We've got you covered.
For a $1,000 contribution, you'll become a member of The Local Branch "Pick of the Month" Club!
You will receive one of our favorite top-sellers, sneak peeks and more every month for a whole year. This is the perfect way to add to your wardrobe and your home... and maybe even spare a little something for a gift! We will contact you for your size and preferences to ensure the perfect match is sent to you each month.
* The "Pick of the Month" Club starts in February and will last for one year.
For a $2000 contribution, we will bring our mobile studio and pop-up shop to YOU! We will host a DIY Screenprinting Workshop and party in our studio for you and ten of your friends (or your kid's friends)! We'll visit you anywhere in the contiguous United States during the upcoming year. We will contact you and figure out the specific dates and details for the event.
Thank you for supporting The Local Branch, and our mobile studio and pop-up shop! If you have any questions, please send us a message. We can't wait to meet you along the way!
- Mackenzie & Blaine