Palmetto Traditions : College Rivalry!
West Columbia SC
This is our second offer with Kickfurther! We’re a long established Columbia, South Carolina business and we’re looking to Kickfurther to help grow our business alongside our supporters. Our goal is to raise these funds to expand our innovative and performance brand selection of Columbia Sportswear, New Era Caps, and Sideline gear from Under Armour and Nike as the next season of football rolls in this September. We have a 30 day payment term and will complete our offer in an 6 month window (lead time included) with a 12% RIO.
About Palmetto Traditions
Carolina and Clemson have one of the oldest and most passionate rivalries in the Nation. There is a fine line in the Palmetto State during football season; upstate follows Clemson and Carolina fans stretch from the Midlands to the Coast. Garnet and Black Traditions and Tiger Paw Traditions are retail establishments that house merchandise for both of these beloved schools and are focusing on expanding our selection of our best collegiate collections. With all the excitement centered on University of South Carolina’s new era in football and Clemson returning from an almost perfect season, now more than ever, our customers are ready for next season!
About the owner
Founded by George Satterfield, his son Scott took over the company in 2005 when George succumbed to his fight with cancer. Scott grew up alongside the company and learned every facet of what was needed for a business to stay healthy and run smoothly. George taught Scott the foundation of what has helped Jewelry Warehouse endure: our customers. Scott’s focus on providing the best for our customers has helped us reach a new generation of shoppers, and even though they may not know our back story they keep coming back because of the quality of service we continually strive to provide.
• Under Armour
Founded in 1996 by former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, Under Armour is the originator of performance apparel – gear engineered to keep athletes cool, dry and light throughout the course of a game, practice or workout. The technology behind Under Armour’s diverse product assortment for men, women and youth is complex, but the program for reaping the benefits is simple: wear HeatGear® when it’s hot, ColdGear® when it’s cold, and AllSeasonGear® between the extremes. Under Armour’s mission is to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Sales for sideline gear worn by coaches alone reached $175K last year and anticipate a 5% growth rate with all of the excitement centered on the new era in USC football featuring their new coach, Will Muschamp and his BOOMing personality!
Clemson reached the National Championship and played their heart out against one of the toughest football programs, University of Alabama. With attention and anticipation centered on next season, Head Coach Dabo and his players are hoping to bring the National Champs title home to the Palmetto State… before USC ever has the chance. 2014 sales were a just shy of $10K, with Clemson claiming the #1 spot and playing for the National Champs, they built their brand instantly as Nike sales jumped to $56K. Demand for Clemson gear continues to increase as they rebrand themselves on and off the field.
• Columbia Sportswear
Columbia Sportswear born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and has been making outdoor gear for over 70 years! Using innovative technology, Columbia Sportswear creates a wide range of products including jackets, pants, fleece, boots, and shoes; all tested tough to for those to enjoy the outdoors longer. During 2015, sales were at an all-time low due to product availability and only reached $17K. However, previous year was without any hiccups in supply chain management and sales reached $66K.
• New Era
New Era, founded in 1920 is a turn of the century company with the goal of revolutionizing the headwear business! For over 90 years, the company has steadily grown in size and production, specializing in fitted, snapback, stretch, and knit headwear. Sales reached $56K last year, steadily increased from the year before with sales of $53K.