Rebuild our American Knitwear Industry with Ohio Knitting Mills

Be part of revitalizing one of America's few operating knitting mills, and take home a piece of history. Your support goes towards equipment and materials.
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$22,320USD
raised of $33,400 goal
67%
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This campaign started on Jan 16 and closed on March 17, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
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  • $50USD
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    $100 OKM Gift Card

    You will receive a code allowing you to apply $100 towards any purchase on our website. Code will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your pledge. Valid up to two years. You may purchase more than one gift card, and can use multiple cards towards one purchase on our site. Your name will be honored on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and you will also receive a digital print of the 1948 textile map of the Heartland, USA.

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  • $10USD
    Wall of Favorite Friends

    Your name will be listed on our Wall of Favorite Friends. Everyday when we come to work, we walk down the alley to our courtyard and pass this wall. We will put all of the names of everyone who pledges, to remind us of the wonderful people who support us and who we do the work for.

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  • $20USD
    Textile Map-1948 Heartland

    We will send to you an 8 x 10 archival quality digital print of an engraved map of the textile geography of the Heartland, USA. This map was originally printed in a 1948 edition of Davidson’s Textile Blue Book, which was published regularly back in the day as a sourcing guide for the knitting industry. And your name will be included on our Wall of Favorite Friends.

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

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  • $30USD
    OKM Knitting Book

    Published by Artisan Press, 2010, this book tells the colorful story of the history of our mill and the garment industry in the Midwest, as well as offering 26 hand knit patterns of our iconic sweaters from four decades: 1940’s, -70s. Authored by our President and Creative Director, Steven Tatar, who will sign your copy of the book. Your name will be honored on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and you will also receive a digital print of the 1948 textile map of the Heartland, USA.

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

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  • $40USD
    Fly High Poster

    Silkscreened on French Paper Company’s Speckletone paper, a 6th generation paper mill in Niles, Michigan. 3-color silkscreen, 19 x 12 ½”. Printed at our local community graphic studio, Zygote Press. http://www.zygotepress.com/ Your name will be honored on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and you will also receive a digital print of the 1948 textile map of the Heartland, USA.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

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  • $40USD
    OKM Vintage Beanie or Scarf

    We are sewing your hat or scarf from historic Ohio Knitting Mills fabric, originally knit in the 1970’s. Black and blue tiny houndstooth pattern, cotton and acrylic blend. Hat is one size, scarf is 9 x 64”. Choose either the beanie or scarf, we will contact you to receive your choice of beanie or scarf. Your name will be honored on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and you will also receive a digital print of the 1948 Textile Map of the Heartland, USA.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

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  • $40USD
    Crafters Vintage Grab Bag

    Big bag o’ vintage trim and buttons + OKM Knitting Book. We will send you a selection of yardage from our mill’s vintage trims + a collection of vintage buttons. Each grab bag will include 2 yards each of 5 different trims + 6 matching of 3 different button styles. Sorry, all selections are at our discretion, but we promise you’ll love them. Your name will be honored on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and you will also receive a digital print of the 1948 textile map of the Heartland, USA.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

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  • $50USD
    Vintage Beatnik Sweater + Book

    Our Vintage Beatnik Sweater was made in 1959 for Sears, and we're offering them to you! Original box, with original labels in place; 100% Virgin Orlon (so says the label), brushed to a fuzzy grooviness. One size, woman's small, though they are a loose fit, so will fit a medium as well. And receive a signed copy of The OKM Knitting Book as well! Your name will be honored on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and you will also receive a digital print of the 1948 Textile Map of the Heartland, USA.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

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  • $60USD
    Vintage Beanie or Scarf + Book

    Choose either our vintage fabric beanie or scarf, plus also receive an autographed copy of the Ohio Knitting Mills Knitting Book. We will contact you to receive your choice of beanie or scarf. Your name will be honored on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and you will also receive a digital print of the 1948 textile map of the Heartland, USA.

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

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  • $75USD
    Vintage Skirt + Book

    This lovely number is sewn from our vintage Ohio Knitting Mills fabrics: Missoni inspired lane stitch pattern fabric was made by us in 1968. We are sewing your skirt to order from this historic fabric. You will also receive an autographed copy of the OKM Knitting Book. Your name will be honored on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and you will also receive a digital print of the 1948 textile map of the Heartland, USA.

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

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  • $75USD
    Matching Beanie & Scarf + Book

    You’ll love the hat so much, why not go matchy-matchy with the scarf? Get two so you can both be on the same team! A nice shareable perk. Your name will be honored on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and you will also receive a digital print of the 1948 textile map of the Heartland, USA.

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

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  • $150USD
    Pair of Perfect Pillows

    Made from OKM vintage fabric, circa 1970’s, our knit pillows are super soft, looped yarns; cotton, acrylic and wool blend. Zippered to remove down filled inserts, for easy washing. 20” x 20”. Your name will be honored on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and you will also receive a digital print of the 1948 textile map of the Heartland, USA.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

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  • $250USD
    Mondrian Dress + Book

    We first issued our Mondrian dress in 1968. Your dress is newly knit of Italian yarns, 50/50 wool and acrylic blend. We love this dress so much, we featured it on the cover of the Ohio Knitting Mills Knitting Book. You will also receive an autographed copy of the book with this perk. We will contact you for sizing. This piece retails for $328. Your name will be honored on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and you will also receive a digital print of the 1948 textile map of the Heartland, USA.

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

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  • $250USD
    Faire Isle Men's Cardigan

    We jacquard knit the faire isle cardigan in a wool acrylic blend, added metal buttons, and two welt pockets to hold your gizmos or warm your fingers. We will contact you for sizing after you have signed up for the perk level. This piece retails for $312. Your name will be honored on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and you will also receive a digital print of the 1948 textile map of the Heartland, USA.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

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  • $300USD
    Draftsman Wool Jacket

    We like to think that this is what Frank Lloyd Wright would have worn while drawing at Taliesin. Our 100% heavy wool knit cardigan is garment dyed in field grey, and features woven leather buttons, an inside notebook pocket & canvas pencil sleeve pocket. This piece will retail in Fall 2014 for $425. We will contact you for sizing. Your name will be honored on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and you will also receive a digital print of the 1948 textile map of the Heartland, USA.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

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  • $1,000USD
    Private Factory Tour for Two

    Be our special guests for a visit to our creative studio and production factory in Cleveland, Ohio. You and a friend will be invited to explore our extensive OKM archive of knitwear, and pick out one each of our historic pieces to keep for your own. Lunch will also be provided. Note: Travel to our studios in Cleveland, Ohio is not included. Your name will be honored on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and you will also receive a digital print of the 1948 textile map of the Heartland, USA.

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  • $10,000USD
    You Design a Sweater

    Have us design and create for you, 12 of your own limited edition, custom made OKM sweaters. We will help you to design, and we produce your dream sweater. Outfit your own team, get a jump on your family Christmas gifts, or have a fresh one for every month of the year! We will hold digitally remote design meetings. And of course, everyone on your list gets a signed OKM book, 12 included. You choose sizes. And of course, top spot on our Wall of Favorite Friends, and 12 Textile Maps, 1948.

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