Welcome to a cool New Brand Alert
This week we are featuring a brand from Hamilton in Scotland.
I caught up with Into Absence Clothing for an interview to find out more about them
There were also kind enough to provide Geek Shirts HQ readers an exclusive 10% discount at their online store, which you can find at the end of the interview.
Why did you start Into Absence?
It was something that I wanted to do for a long time, and un aware to me my friend also wanted to do it, so one day we ended up talking about it and we thought we'd look into it.
After a few days of research we thought we could give it a go. Before we officially launched though, we had a few problems with designers etc. Through that we gained more knowledge and at that point we knew we wanted this to go further.
One reason we wanted to start our own brand is because we were tired of seeing the same old black and white simple designs being made everywhere.
When did you start?
About mid June 2012 is when we officially launched, but we had things in the works about 3/4 months before hand. As I said, we had a few problems!
Where are you based?
We are based just outside of Glasgow, Scotland. In a little town called Hamilton!
Our most popular tee seems to be the Medusa one. Designed by Alex Underwood. Based on the Gorgon from Greek mythology, we gave Alex that idea and she worked her magic.
Where did you get name Into Absence?
Most people usually have a good story for this. We don’t.
We just used a random name generator until we found a good one we liked haha!
What else can you tell me about Into Absence?
We currently endorse a band called Black Tongue, they are an up and coming metal band from the UK (side project of members from Infant Annihilator). They tear shit up. Also, one of our tees appears in the Clouds in Contrast’s “Allure” video. Another up and coming metal band from the UK!
What printing process do you use when printing a tee and the brand of tee you use?
We use screen printing and get them printed from UK based companies! Our tees are printed on Gildan Heavy Cotton, our vest is printed on Fruit of the Loom – Athletic Vest and our bobble hat is one size fits all, custom made! (All sizing info is displayed in our products description page)
What can someone expect when ordering a product from you?
We strive to process orders as quick as we can and get them sent out next day, first class! We also like to throw freebies into every order.
Designed by our good friend Alex Underwood. We love the idea of the 4 horsemen, and we decided to go with death as our first rider to do a design on! The amazing end result is what Alex came up with.
What plans have you got for the future?
One of our main goals is to have stalls at festivals and conventions (tattoo conventions for example). Listening to good music, chilling with friends, meeting new people and selling our products, sounds good to us!
Where can I find out more about Into Absence?
We are on all major social networking websites! So we are easy to find and contact.
We respond to every email/message within 24 hours, unless we are away or anything like that. In which case we’ll let everyone know!
Are you able to provide a unique promotion code for my readers?
Of course! Use the code “GEEKSHIRTSHQ” to get 10% off your entire order. Offer ends on midnight 17/05/2013.