THE WHO’S, THE WHAT’S AND THE STORY SO FAR…
Rooted in music, surf, skateboarding, BMX and everything connected with a free state of mind, Sandbird was founded in 2009 by graphic designer Casper Riis.
In 2010 the first t-shirt samples were made, and when time came to pull the trigger, the factory (producing the tees), went out of business,
due to the world financial crisis. This was of course a major setback, and being a fulltime graphic designer, time flew and other projects was attended.
2012: Ready to give it another go.
A new supplier was at hand and the wheels started turning. A bulk of new tees arrived, but as we opened the boxes, we quickly noted production-fuck-up’s.
The sewing was a disaster, and all in all just poor manufacturing.
While banging our heads against the walls, all tees were handed out as freebees. -Once again the project died.
Fall 2013: Fed up with apparel production and everything connected. On a night out, Casper’s friend Lars encouraged him to give it a final go.
‘I needed a new perspective on things and I needed a partner. I really couldn’t think of anyone than Lars, so I called him up’…
2014: Lars becomes 50/50 partner, the concept shapes up and reliable suppliers are at hand.
Spring 2015: First bulk of t-shirts are made and www.thesandbird.com is launched.
– It’s all about integrity and the freedom to do whatever we want!