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Ministry of Supply: The Future of Dress Shirts.

A project in Cambridge, MA by Kevin Rustagi

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Ministry of Supply is re-inventing the dress shirt by launching our Apollo shirt, building performance tech into classic style.
Backers: 2798
Average Pledge Per Backer: $153

Funded: $429,276 of $30,000
Dates: Jun 8th -> Jul 11th (33 days)
Project By: Kevin Rustagi
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Latest News

Plan B: How Ministry Supply overcame a stage of overpromising and underdelivering

December 2nd - via:
When Aman Advani and Gihan Amarasiriwardena launched the Kickstarter for their brand Ministry of Supply in 2012, they set a modest goal of raising $30,000, while quietly, optimistically hoping they might break $40,000, selling upward of 300 of their $95 Apollo shirts. The final number once the campaign was over was nearly $430,000. (Read More)

Kickstarter Wants to Crowdfund the Future of Menswear

October 25th - via:
The platform made fashion accessible to newcomers with different, weird, and Romphimy ideas. But can male rompers compete with real-deal fashion? (Read More)


December 5th - via:
Fashion brands are developing activewear lines left and right. So why aren't more designers using high-tech fabrics to make regular clothes work better? (Read More)

12 of Boston's Biggest Kickstarter Success Stories of 2013

December 19th - via:
BOSTON, MA - Kickstarter has proven to be a successful testing ground for several Boston-based innovators over the last year. From the world's first 3D printing pen to comfortable, customizable boat shoes, the online crowdfunding platform has helped entrepreneurs validate their product, solidify their first customers and turn common complaints into fully-functioning companies. (Read More)

After Kickstarter Success, Ministry of Supply Lands $1.1M To Expand Its Tech-Savvy Men’s Line

September 26th - via:
Founded by a couple of MIT grads in 2010, Ministry of Supply set out on a mission to breathe a little fresh air into the starchy world of business attire. Using some of the same technology found in NASA’s space suits, the Boston-based startup developed a line of more “technologically-savvy,” adaptive dress shirts that help control perspiration, reduce odor and wrinkling but don’t make you look like a goon. (Read More)


September 3rd - via:
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48 HOURS LEFT: Free Protos for Double Backers!

July 22nd - via:
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The Kickstarter party continues with ATLAS socks

June 24th - via:
Hey BACKERS, Spending last year on Kickstarter with you was awesome- we’ll even say it was the most memorable summer MoS has ever had. Granted, it’s the only summer we’ve had, but we can’t think of a better reason to try to make this one just... (Read More)

Apollo Launch, Backer Launch, and a Mystery Launch

June 21st - via:
Hey Kickstarters, Did you know you went to space? Well, by “you” we mean your name and by “space” we mean near-space, the kind of space accessible by weather balloon. That’s right, the 2,798 of us climbed 65,000 feet and traveled a distance... (Read More)

Ministry of Supply's Techy New Dress Sock, 'Like Having a Brita Filter' on Your Foot

June 21st - via:
Last year, Boston's Ministry of Supply set the fashion funds record on Kickstarter, largely on the back of its space-age Apollo dress shirt. Today, the smarter business apparel company unveiled its newest crowd-funding venture, proving this time around it's thinking much ... smaller. (Read More)

One Last Launch...

March 30th - via:
Hey Backers, We’ve launched Apollo 1.0, we’ve launched Apollo 2.0 and we’ve launched Aero. Now, there’s only one more thing to launch: your names into space. During our campaign, you helped us become the most-funded fashion project of all... (Read More)

Apollo 2.0: Coming to Life with Your Feedback

March 25th - via:
Hi Kickstarters, You spoke, and we listened. Today, we’re beyond excited to announce “Apollo 2.0” – a revamped version of the Apollo shirt, based on your feedback. This shirt takes into account the hundreds of conversations we've had and... (Read More)

Life After Shipping All (6,000!) Shirts

February 5th - via:
Hi Kickstarters! 2012 was definitely one of the best years in our company's young life.  We got the backing of 2,798 amazing backers, we built a robust supply chain from scratch, we launched Apollo and we shipped all of our shirts (over 6,000 shirts... (Read More)

Rocking Your Apollo Yet?

November 26th - via:
Hi Kickstarters, Hope everyone has had a great Thanksgiving! At MoS, we are working around the clock to get each and every one of you your Apollos. Sizing As some of you can attest to, the MoS “slim fit” runs extra slim. If it’s too slim for... (Read More)


October 27th - via:
We are so excited to announce that Apollo is Launching! We have started to ship out shirts and everyone will be rocking Apollo soon. We anticipate that it will take about 3 weeks to pack and ship all 2,798 orders, but, shirts are going out the door... (Read More)

Home Stretch

October 10th - via:
We're in the home stretch. Your shirts have moved from the cutters to the sewers and are now in the the last phase of production: getting sewn in Ventura, CA and Los Angeles, CA. After sewing, your shirts head to our fulfillment center in MA, and... (Read More)

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