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AMA: West Coast and East Coast Stoners | Cannabis Apparel Brands by The Big Bowl Theory

Matt Walsh
Oct 11, 2017

The Big Bowl Theory is a cannabis apparel wholesaler. We are the creators of the East Coast Stoners and West Coast Stoners brands, as well as exclusive cannabis related media. We are currently crowdfunding our West Coast Stoners line of apparel. Have any questions about our company, products we offer, the cannabis industry? Let me know!West Coast and East Coast Stoners | KickstarterEast Coast Stoners apparel is currently available here:

TheBigBowlTheory.comStoners Clothing on EtsyOur goal is to end the stigma surrounding the term stoner. Be proud of your stoner title and wear what you are! All of our content and products have been brought to you from the mind of a stoner. Check us out on Instagram and Facebook

Check out our Instagram here.Check out our Facebook page here.

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Definitely an interesting AMA - thanks! I thought you might like to check out this CrowdfundingAMA 

Oct 11, 8:21PM EDT0

East Coast Stoners shirts, hats and hoodies currently available at thebigbowltheory.com

Oct 11, 6:36PM EDT0
Oct 11, 12:44PM EDT0

What do you think of our designs? Thanks to everyone who has participated in our company's AMA so far! Stay High

Oct 11, 12:36PM EDT0

Do you plan on selling your apparel in other parts of the world? 

Oct 10, 9:24PM EDT0

We currently offer our East Coast Stoners apparel world wide from our website. thebigbowltheory.com/

Oct 11, 12:35PM EDT0

Can you give some advice to people interested in launching their own crowdfunding campaigns?

Oct 10, 4:05PM EDT0

Having a great idea is number one. If you think you have an idea that people would enjoy, give it everything you can to accomplish or set the vision for how you can accomplish it. We launched our first clothing line ourselves with an investment of $300. Build as much of a following as possible prior to launching a campaign. Try using social media to test your idea out first.

Oct 10, 5:35PM EDT0

How much information should I share on a crowdfunder and how important is it?

Oct 10, 1:46PM EDT0

Include only things important to your campaign. Get your idea across, include any details required to accomplish your goal. Plans you have for the near future. Offer rewards at a good value.

Oct 10, 5:33PM EDT0

Is it only clothing that you offer or do you also sell other apparel?

Oct 10, 12:23PM EDT0

Our current product offering is shirts, hoodies and snapback hats. We plan on offer a large selection of branded products as the company grows. Have any suggestions on future products? Would love to hear you ideas.

Oct 10, 5:31PM EDT0

Is it a good idea to include a video in the crowdfunders and why?

Oct 10, 9:22AM EDT0

We do not have a video attached at this time. Kickstarter does suggest a video, but keep in mind quality is very important. If you do choose to add a video, make it as professional as possible.

Oct 10, 5:29PM EDT0

What important lesson have you learnt from using crowdfunding so far?

Oct 10, 7:54AM EDT0

Crowdfunding is a great way to gain exposure for existing brands and new companies. Crowdfunding sites can offer new audiences who otherwise may not have seen your ideas.

Oct 10, 5:28PM EDT0

Do you have any marketing experience or have you hired a specialist to help you make this campaign a success?

Oct 10, 6:38AM EDT0

We do all of our marketing ourselves through our social media accounts and word of mouth. Every item we sell is also a walking advertisement for the brand as well. There are many options for marketing, but not many based soley on commision of sales. THis is something we would be interested in looking into if such an option were to exist. Marketing is important for building brands, but comes at a steep price.

Oct 10, 5:26PM EDT0

What inspired you to come up with the idea?

Oct 10, 1:46AM EDT0

We started originally with #HalifaxStoners shirts, they began to sell and we decided to create brands that would appeal to stoners from a wider range of locations. We are two proud stoners from the East Coast, and believed there was many others like us. The idea came to us while smoking a joint. Stay High

Oct 10, 5:22PM EDT0

Is the population you are targeting to donate the same as the target group you want to buy your line?

Oct 9, 8:47PM EDT0

We have future plans to give back, but this is not what this campaign is about. We are selling apparel for financial gain.

Oct 10, 5:19PM EDT0

What message exactly do you want to portray with your clothing line?

Oct 9, 8:43PM EDT0

We want to portray the fact that stoners are just like everyone else. I personally do small things while wearing the brand, such as holding doors, being polite. Together we can end the negative stigma associated with the term stoner. We want everyone to understand that stoner/pot culture has made a huge impact on the medical marijuana industry.  We are all in this together!

Oct 11, 12:39PM EDT0

What advice would you give to anyone else looking to create their first crowdfunding project?

Oct 9, 7:54PM EDT0

What are your back-up plans if your crowdfunding campaign fails?

Oct 9, 6:25PM EDT0

We have an investor interested in funding the production of West Coast Stoners apparel. We wanted to give crowdfunding a shot to give people an opportunity to get some gear at discounted prices. We will be producing West Coast Stoners by Decemeber 2017 at the latest. Stay High

Oct 10, 5:47PM EDT0

Where do you manufacture and print the clothes and caps?

Oct 9, 2:01PM EDT0

We use a local screen printing company, Atlantic Screen Print in Burnside, Nova Scotia. They print and embroider our design on Gildan shirts and hoodies, and The Classics Snapbacks by Yupoong. We chose this company, due to their high quality work and them being a fellow local business.  Thanks for the question, Stay High.

Oct 9, 2:10PM EDT0

Are the two clothing lines reflective of the individual styles on each coast?

Oct 9, 12:55PM EDT0

Our product lines will reflect the styles of the individual coasts. At the time we are doing t-shirts, hoodies and snapback hats. We have our sights set on beach wear in the coming future.The two lines feature our design of the life preserver and cannabis leaf. It symbolizes the life preserving aspects cannabis has on patients with many different illnesses and chronic conditions. The stoner movement kept cannabis in the media and on peoples minds, leading to many states and countries to either change or consider changing their marijuana laws. Coastal regions of North America have had a long history of cannabis culture. This is why we began with the coastal designs.Stay High

Oct 9, 1:54PM EDT0

Is this your first Kickstarter project?

Oct 9, 12:21PM EDT0

This is our first kickstarter project. We launched East Coast Stoners mid March of this year with much success. We are constantly reinvesting into the company's stock of ECS apparel and looking into new products to offer. West Coast Stoners is a brand we feel will do as good, or better, so we decided to give a crowdfunding campaign a shot, to speed up production of the brand. Stay High

Oct 9, 1:58PM EDT0
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