Started by six friends looking to showcase their pride for the city, KCProud is fully produced in Kansas City using 100% American made materials. Oh and did I mention they give 10% of the proceeds to local charities?
The pride in Kansas City is an almost tangible aspect of the atmosphere here that sets this funky little town apart from any other city in the world. KCProud allows you to wear that pride on your sleeve--or at least across the front of your shirt. The team is made up of six friends, Chase and Amy Ashurst, Nancy Paperi, Ryan Stadlman, and Josh and Alicia Hill, who share this pride for our town.
When asked what makes them proud of Kansas City, they mentioned a few things near and dear to the hearts of all locals:
"When the Royals went to back-to-back World Series and the whole town lit up. The support that poured out of our city made us so proud to be a part of it. People came together, supported local, and walked around proud to be from KC. It was an awesome time here in Kansas City. We are proud of all the local restaurants, shops and companies that keep this town booming. It's amazing to see the local people support their local businesses."
KCProud is a company that fully embodies the local spirit of which they are so proud. Not only do they use completely American made shirts and print at a local printing company, House of Apparel, but they donate 10% of their proceeds to local charities!
Amy Ashurst and Ryan Stadlman, two of the owners, are the artists behind the designs. Their favorite shirt they have ever designed is a toss-up between the KC skyline T-shirt and the signature ball tees.
The most popular item is the navy hoodie, so if you ever see that available on the site, act quickly. The team says they sell out almost immediately every time they get any in stock.
Some of KCProud's favorite loKCals are Shane Evans, a local artist and children's book author, Etiquette, a boutique in Park Place, and Second Best Coffee House.
If you want a KC shirt you can feel good about, look no further. The shirts are so comfortable you honestly will never want to change out of them. Do yourself a favor and buy in bulk because trust me, you will be living in these.