Commonless is a locally run clothing company with a down home attitude and a city paced production. All of the clothes are unisex and only come in black, white and gray. Perhaps it might seem out of the ordinary for a company to only produce in three shades. However, Commonless founder Mackienzie King believes that simplicity is they key to success. Plus, with stand out products like these, who needs the neon eyesores. The Commonless dynamic duo also spent a lot of time on deciding to only produce unisex clothing. They make a bold statement with this choice. Two women, producing clothes for the masses. The sky is the limit for this line, men and women of all ages, backgrounds, sizes and walks of life can purchase and feel comfortable in these clothes. The clothing line represents much more than just unisex apparel, it represents and stands for accepting your uniqueness. It stands for ones own right to stand out. It stands for equality and support. It stands for Community. It stands for growth, guidance and greatness. It stands for knowledge. It stands for the light at the end of the tunnel. It stands for a life free from discrimination and judgment. "as the youth of this country, it is our job to make a name for ourselves, it is our duty to speak up, to let our voice be heard, to not be afraid to be who we are. Being common isn't what makes you, you. Being UNCOMMON is what life is all about. Hence our play on words, COMMONLESS.
"CAN YOU ELABORATE ON THE CONCEPT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF STRICTLY PRODUCING UNISEX CLOTHING IN 3 SHADES?
The unisex idea is really important to us. We find it of extreme importance to stick to the “one style suits all” motto. However, we have produced a few items that can be categorized as either strictly female or male items, but we try to blur the lines as much as we can while sending a message we firmly believe in: “No discrimination”.
Our brand caters to the masses. In formulating products that appeal to everyone, many factors were taken into account. We really wanted to capture the essence of understanding that everyone in this world is different. Everyone has their own story. We all have different styles that describe who we are. The world is a shocking place filled with original and unique people. That is why we are so pro being one style suits all.
We love the idea of being able to produce gear that allows people to be whoever they want. When we have our models wear the clothes we never tell them how to wear it. The shots we take exhibit regular every day people wearing OUR clothes any way they feel comfortable. This brand is for guys, girls and everything in and between. Gay, burly, androgynous, girly, dainty, petite or voluptuous, this brand is for you. We supply comfort, community, conversation and style no matter who you are or where you come from. Discrimination is not something we do here!
Extending further into our views on apparel production, we wanted to also stress the implementation of production in only three shades. We realized that this would be the perfect supplementation to sending our message. Seeing the world in only black and white eliminates the room for hate and categorization. Only further showing how dedicated we are to our “warrior” campaign. Bringing out the inner warrior in all of our customers by taking away the categorization and strain this world presses upon us.
Starting this battle is what we hope will kick this generation of youth into shape. We care about the issues inside and outside of this country. We want to instill knowledge in them through the power of self expression. We want to broadcast that it is okay to be comfortable in your own skin. Mainstream media is teaching kids that it is okay to follow the masses because that is what will make you popular or relevant. Well, we say F*** the media and be COMMONLESS! We want to see kids playing tag not video games, Volunteering not bullying, Accepting not discriminating.
Three shades means acceptance. We will release a color item when we feel there is a cause that only color could exhibit properly.
Perhaps when everyone stands up against hate or our customers express united support for a cause… or hey if there is ever peace within our world, then you can for certain expect some colors from Commonless."
Tshirt Magazine Interview: http://www.t-shirtmagazineonline.com/commonless-apparel-interview/
The shirt I am working on touches on student debt. Something I have been directly affected by and still an impact on my life today. Many are going through the same struggle. Growing up I was told a college degree would be the best thing to happen to me. Holding on to a dream of "hard work pays off" I did what I needed to do. After graduation I quickly realized my "hard work needed to be paid off". Now a days it seems as though your degree is exactly as it appears. A piece of paper with print on it. As common as the newspaper sold in corner stands. Job interview after job interview I soon swallowed the hard truth... If you want something you have to make it happen for yourself. It angers me and I am sure many others to know that other countries surpass the USA when it comes to education. Public school systems are failing our youth and for Higher education you need to be willing to give up your future. Meanwhile, this generation and the next in other countries are offered low cost if not free education. I could go on for days about the school system but if you want to know more purchase a shirt. We send out a postcard explaining the idea behind the concept as well as what orginization some of the profits go to.
Shirt Name: Majored Tee
Slogan: Majored in Borrowing. Graduated in Debt.
Shirt Style: Poly Cotton Blend/Acid Washed
Print Style: 12" Screen Print (One Color) - White
Design: Art completed by me
Cost: I have decided to go with one color prints on everything I do and invested in a DIY one color screen kit. Buying blanks wholesale, printing myself and packaging myself I will save on production. Some of my profits will help fund a specific cause.
We have tried to release these shirts on a number of occasions but were only successful this past week with a one color press. (DIY)
We are happy to announce our tees are available online and hoods to come very soon!