Some press about us (#humblebrag)
New York Times
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Mental Floss (our relaunch)
Mental Floss (brand history)
LoHud / Journal News
Branded in the '80s
Style of Sport
Q102 in Philly
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Freezy Freakies: the brand, the myth, the legend
We grew up in the '80s, that mystical decade when Freezy Freakies gloves revolutionized the world...well, at least in the eyes of a 6 year-old. If you were like us, these gloves were the most radical gear in your life. Why? Because they were high-technology (in layman's terms, ”hi-tech”) winter gloves that were printed with awesome designs. The most critical part of the design would only reveal itself when the temperature changed. We’re talking about designs like fighter jets and unicorns, race cars and extreme skiers. Totally gnarly stuff. At school, we made sure everyone saw us wearing them, and we actually looked forward to the cold days so we could activate the colors. To us, Freezy Freakies were a defining part of our '80s childhoods.
Never heard of them before? For all those handwear history-buffs as well as the newcomers, here's some good web stuff to get you caught up:
Note: yes, it's totally cool if you refer to these as "Freaky Freezies" instead of "Freezy Freakies". As long as we all agree that they're both freaky AND freezy, then we're cool.
The Revival: now for adults
Freezy Freakies officially came back to life in January 2015, thanks to an amazing crew of Kickstarter backers! In case you missed it, our campaign is posted here: Freezy Freakies project on Kickstarter.
The revival actually began a year or so earlier, following a desperate search for Freezy Freakies. That's when we realized two things: 1) Freezy Freakies had been out of production for a while, and 2) they were never even made in adult sizes. The other glove brands that have survived since the '80s all seem to have matured in their styles, regardless of the fact that many of us did not. Totally uncool, right? Well, the solution became clear: bring back Freezy Freakies in their original '80s designs, adding some more modern materials for comfort, and in adult sizes for the first time ever.
The great folks at Swany America Corp. loved the idea and let us have a crack at it. And the rest is (very recent) history!
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Warning! Freezy Freakies might make you utter the following words: awesome, fresh, cool, gnarly, bodacious, righteous, radical, tubular.
Kickstarter folks responsible for making this happen
The true heroes of this movement are our 1,396 Kickstarter backers. We can't thank them enough for making it happen! While some heroes like to fly under the radar, these heroes wanted some well-earned recognition:
Our mailing address (because snail mail was hot in the 80s too!):
Buffoonery Factory LLC
584 Castro St, PMB 326
San Francisco, CA 94114