Kitsbow Launches Experienced Apparel Store for Gear Needing a New Adventure
January 3, 2023
Old Fort, N.C. (Jan. 3, 2023) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ –Kitsbow Cycling Apparel announces today a new retail store within Kitsbow’s existing online Direct-to-Consumer store: Kitsbow Experienced Apparel. The new online store enables Kitsbow customers to list and sell their Kitsbow gear, and thus provides the public a way to buy Kitsbow gear at a more affordable price point.
“Everyone at Kitsbow and all of our customers know that our gear lasts for years, designed with the best, most durable fabrics and constructed to survive all kinds of rough conditions,” explained David Billstrom, one of the leaders at employee-owned Kitsbow. “With the new Experienced Apparel store, now anyone can buy or sell our durable apparel to each other, which keeps the gear in service of adventure and enjoying the outdoors – and keeps it out of the landfill.”
The Experienced Apparel store is simple to use for both buyers and sellers, with sellers paying a 10% fee of the sales price for use of the service. Kitsbow is also providing sellers with an option to receive 110% of their sales price as store credit to use in the regular Kitsbow.com store.
While Kitsbow gear is already offered for sale by individuals on eBay, Poshmark, and others, the Experienced Apparel store is dedicated exclusively to Kitsbow gear, and thus an excellent choice for sellers seeking buyers who already know they want Kitsbow. The store is accessible directly at Kitsbow.treet.co or from within the regular Kitsbow.com store.
“We’re subsidizing the cost of operating the Experienced Apparel store because everyone on the Kitsbow team is absolutely committed to re-use, recycle, and the repair of apparel to keep it out of the landfill,” stated Billstrom.
Kitsbow was established in California over 10 years ago, with each detail of our apparel vetted for quality and style. The clothes are also exceedingly durable, which means they last longer, and that the negative impact of production is minimized. Relocating to Old Fort, North Carolina in 2019, Kitsbow committed to a Just in Time manufacturing model, minimizing waste and maximizing flexibility to serve the customer and halting imports from overseas. Kitsbow clothing (except for gloves and socks) is sewn in the USA from both domestic and imported material, and all Kitsbow products are packaged and shipped using compostable packaging that’s ready to return to the Earth in your own garden.
In January 2022, Kitsbow employees purchased the company from the original investors and rebooted as an employee-owned public benefit corporation, and has started the process to become a certified B Corp. Kitsbow also is a Bicycle Friendly Business, designated at the highest level (Platinum) by The League of American Bicyclists.
Individuals now are able to become a stakeholder in Kitsbow by making an investment; the Kitsbow team invites you to learn more at https://Wefunder.com/Kitsbow.