FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO YOU REALLY SHOOT YOUR CLOTHING WITH SHOTGUNS?

YES. NO JOKE THERE. SHOOTING (DISTRESSING) OUR CLOTHING USING A SHOTGUN NOT ONLY CREATES INCREDIBLE ABSTRACT TEXTURES, IT ALSO ENCOURAGES A DIALOGUE ON GUN USE AND SUPPORTS ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELP END GUN VIOLENCE THROUGH OUR CHARITABLE 2% DONATION PROGRAM. WE BELIEVE OUR CLOTHING EXPRESSES A POWERFUL UNSPOKEN LANGUAGE AND TOTALLY BLOWN'S INTENTION IS TO TURN THIS VISUAL LANGUAGE INTO A MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION THAT LEADS TO GREATER UNDERSTANDING AND EDUCATION WITH THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF HELPING TO SAVE LIVES AND MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THIS MURDEROUS EPIDEMIC THAT IS TERRORIZING OUR NATION. 

 
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA TO SHOOT CLOTHING WITH SHOTGUNS?

IN 2012 CODY MONTGOMERY (TOTALLY BLOWN'S FOUNDER) WAS LIVING AT A REMOTE CABIN IN IOWA CALLED "THE DANGER SHACK" AT HIS FAMILY'S TREE FARM. THERE WERE PLENTLY OF MICE IN THE OLD 1890'S CONVERTED CHICKEN COOP AND ONE DAY A MOUSE CHEWED UP ONE OF CODY'S SHIRTS AND PUT THIS AMAZING PATTERN OF HOLES IN IT. TO HIS SURPRISE IT BECAME HIS NEW FAVORITE ITEM OF CLOTHING. HE BECAME FACINATED WITH THE ABSTRACT TEXTURES AND PATTERNS AND STARTED THINKING OF WAYS TO GET MORE HOLES IN HIS CLOTHING WITHOUT GETTING MORE MICE IN THE CABIN. ONE DAY IT CLICKED...QUITE LITERALLY!! THE NAME CAME TO HIM SHORTLY AFTER THAT AND THE REST IS HISTORY.

 
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "DISTRESSED" AND "NON-DISTRESSED"
ESSENTIALLY "DISTRESSED" MEANS WITH HOLES AKA BLASTED WITH A SHOTGUN AND "NON-DISTRESSED" MEANS WITH OUT ANY HOLES. 

WHAT KIND OF GUN DO YOU USE?


MOST OFTEN A 12 GUAGE SHOTGUN WITH EITHER BIRD OR BUCKSHOT ROUNDS DEPENDING ON THE DESIRED EFFECT AND DURABILITY OF THE FABRIC. TOTALLY BLOWN ONLY USES STEEL, BRASS, OR SALT LOAD TO ENSURE THE CLEANLINESS OF THE GARMENTS AND TO LIMIT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND CONSUMER SAFETY.

 
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY TOTALLY BLOWN CLOTHING?

ALL OF TOTALLY BLOWN'S CLOTHING HAS ALREADY BEEN MACHINE WASHED WITH WARM WATER AND DRIED ON HIGH HEAT TO ENSURE THE CLEANEST, SOFTEST, AND ACCURATELY FITTING GARMENTS. WE DO RECOMMEND GENTLE CYLCE AND LIGHT DRYING FROM THERE TO ENSURE THE CLOTHING WILL LAST FOR MANY WASHINGS. IN THE RARE CASE AN ITEM IS DESTROYED WHILE BEING WASHED AND YOU FEEL IT WAS NOT YOUR FAULT, YOU MAY SEND THE ITEM BACK TO TOTALLY BLOWN FOR REPAIR IF POSSIBLE OR REPLACEMENT IF NECESSARY. WITH THAT SAID, IT IS THE INTENTION OF TOTALLY BLOWN TO CREATE CLOTHING THAT EVOLVES OVER TIME AND SO MANY OF OUR FAVORITE PIECES ARE THE ONES WE'VE WORN TO SHREDS!!!

 
WHERE IS TOTALLY BLOWN MADE?

TOTALLY BLOWN COMES FROM A VARIETY OF LOCATIONS, THE VAST MAJORITY OF WHICH ARE RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHERN, CALIFORNIA. SOME OF OUR TEXTILES ARE MADE ETHICALLY OVERSEAS. 100% OF THE SHOTGUN DISTRESSING IS DONE IN THE REMOTE DESERTS OF JOSHUA TREE.  MANY OF OUR GARMENTS ARE ALSO MADE RIGHT HERE AT OUR HIGH DESERT STUDIO IN  JOSHUA TREE AS WELL.


CAN I COME VISIT TOTALLY BLOWN?

YES PLEASE! WE LOVE VISITORS. PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SHOP AT OUR GORGEOUS JOSHUA TREE STUDIO LOCATED JUST 2 MILES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE. PLEASE EMAIL: BLOWNTOTALLY@GMAIL.COM OR CALL OR TEXT 1-310-694-4082 TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT.

 
WHAT IS THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF TOTALLY BLOWN?

TOTALLY BLOWN IS VERY CONSCIOUS OF OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. WE CLEAN UP ALL OF THE LEFT OVER SHELLS AND DEBRY FROM SHOOTING AS WELL AS DO ADDITIONAL CLEAN UP OF THE OUTDOOR SHOOTING RANGE OF ITEMS SUCH AS TELEVISIONS, CANS, AND PLASTIC BOTTLES THAT OTHER SHOOTERS IRRESPONSIBLY LEAVE BHIND. ALL OF TOTALLY BLOWN CLOTHING IS MADE FROM NATURAL FIBER TEXTILES ONLY. OUR FABRICS OF CHOICE ARE LINEN, HEMP, AND COTTON AND ARE MOSTLY PURCHASED FROM DEAD STOCK TEXTILE DEALERS, MEANING WE ARE ESSENTIALLY USING RECYCLING FABRIC THAT WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN THROWN AWAY BY LARGER COMPANIES. WE ALSO USE MANY NATURAL DYES IN OUR PROCESSES SUCH AS INDIGO, RUST, AND COCCINELLE TO AVOID ANY OF THE NASTY CHEMICAL DYES SO OFTEN USED IN THE INDUSTRY. 

 
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CANCELATION POLICY?

TOTALLY BLOWN OFFERS REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES ON ORDER WITHIN 14 DAYS OF RECEIPT AS LONG AS THE ITEM IS RETURNED IN IT'S ORIGINAL CONDITION. WE DO NOT COVER RETURN SHIPPING FEES. ONCE WE RECEIVE THE ITEM WE ISSUE A REFUND WITHIN 24-48 HOURS TO THE ORIGINAL FORM OF PAYMENT. ONLINE ORDERS CAN BE CANCELED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF ORDERING. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT MANY ITEMS ARE MADE CUSTOM TO ORDER SO PLEASE ONLY ORDER ITEMS YOU ARE TRULY INTERESTED OWNING. PLEASE MAIL RETURNS TO 4615 AVENIDA LA CANDELA, JOSHUA TREE, CA 92252. FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS ON REFUNDS AND CANCELATIONS PLEASE MESSAGE US AT BLOWNTOTALLY@GMAIL.COM


HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ORDER?

SOME ITEMS ARE MADE CUSTOM TO ORDER, SO PLEASE ALLOW 1-2 WEEKS FOR MANUFACTURING AND SHIPPING. TOTALLY BLOWN USES USPS PRIORITY MAIL FOR ALL APPLICABLE DELIVERIES. PLEASE SEND US A NOTE IF YOU REQUIRE ANOTHER SHIPPING PROVIDER FOR YOUR LOCATION.


DOES TOTALLY BLOWN DO CUSTOM ORDERS?

YES, DEPENDING ON THE PROJECT WE LOVE CUSTOM ORDERS. LET'S SAY YOU HAVE AN OLD DENIM JACKET THAT YOU THINK WOULD BE PERFECT TOTALLY BLOWN. YOU CAN SEND IT IN AND WE CAN SHOOT IT FOR YOU FOR A REASONABLE FEE. PLEASE MESSAGE FOR PRICES PER ITEM TO BLOWNTOTALLY@GMAIL.COM

 
DOES TOTALLY BLOWN DO WHOLESALE?

YES, IN FACT THE MAJORITY OF OUR BUSINESS IS DONE THIS WAY. IF YOU HAVE A STORE AND ARE INTERESTED IN CARRYING TOTALLY BLOWN PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE TO ENQUIRE FURTHER AT BLOWNTOTALLY@GMAIL.COM ESSENTIALLY ALL OUR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR WHOLESALE AT 50% THE RETAIL RATE FOR RESALE PURPOSES ONLY. ALSO, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COLLABORATE WITH OUR BRAND ON YOUR EXISTING LINE WE OCCASIONALLY DO THIS AS WELL. 

DOES THE CLOTHING RUN SMALL OR LARGE?
IN GENERAL, TOTALLY BLOWN MAKES CLOTHING THAT IS A LOOSER, MORE CASUAL FIT. IF YOU CAN'T DECIDE BETWEEN ONE SIZE OR ANOTHER, GENERALLY THE SIZES ARE BASED ON MEN'S SIZES, SO WOMEN CAN SIZE DOWN IF THEY ARE WANTING A MORE FITTED LOOK AND MEN CAN GO WITH THE SIZE THEY NORMALLY WEAR. IF YOU NEED A SPECIFIC SIZE MEASUREMENT FOR ANY STYLE, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO ASK.


 
DOES TOTALLY BLOWN SUPPORT THE NRA? 

ABSOLUTELY NOT. TOTALLY BLOWN SUPPORTS EVERYTOWN.ORG . SO MUCH SO THAT 1% OF OUR PROFITS GOES TO EVERYTOWN TO HELP END GUN VIOLENCE. WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THIS CAUSE IN SOME WAY AND THAT EVERY PENNY COUNTS. SO YOU CAN SHOP KNOWING THAT A PORTION OF YOUR SPENDING IS GOING DIRECTLY TOWARDS ENDING THIS TRAGIC CHAPTER OF GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA. IF WOULD LIKE TO DONATE DIRECTLY PLEASE CLICK HERE: www.everytown.org


DOES TOTALLY BLOWN HAVE ANY LOCAL STORES WHERE CUSTOMERS CAN SEE AND TRY ON CLOTHING?

YES, IN JOSHUA TREE THERE IS ART QUEEN AND IN YUCCA VALLEY THERE IS MOJAVE FLEA. YOU CAN ALSO SCHEDULE A STUDIO VISIT AT OUR PRIVATE STUDIO IN JOSHUA TREE WHERE WE OFFER PERSONAL STYLING AND FITTING APPOINTMENTS BY CALLING 1.310.694.4082 OR EMAILING BLOWNTOTALLY@GMAIL.COM

 
HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION YOU WOULD LIKE ANSWERED?

PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE FROM THE CONTACT SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE OR VIA BLOWNTOTALLY@GMAIL.COM
YOU MAY ALSO TEXT OR CALL YOU QUESTIONS DIRECTLY TO 1-310-694-4082

 THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TOTALLY BLOWN!
COME VISIT US IN BEAUTIFUL  JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA AND ENJOY THE FULL DOSE!


LIKE MINDED RESOURCES:
everytown.org
momsdemandaction.org
marchforourlives.com
blacklivesmatter.com
gaysagainstguns.net
gunviolencearchive.org
everytownresearch.org
bradyunited.org
amnestyusa.org
csgv.org
vpc.org