FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO YOU REALLY SHOOT YOUR CLOTHING WITH SHOTGUNS?

YES! INDEED WE DO!!! NO JOKE THERE. BUT LET'S MAKE ONE THING CLEAR. TOTALLY BLOWN ISN'T COOL BECAUSE IT IS SHOT WITH GUNS. TOTALLY BLOWN IS COOL BECAUSE IT IS SHOT WITH GUNS AND THAT ALLOWS YOU A PLATFORM TO ENGAGE IN A DIALOGUE ABOUT ENDING GUN VIOLENCE WITH WHOEVER NOTICES WHAT YOU'RE WEARING. CLOTHING IS A POWERFUL UNSPOKEN LANGUAGE, AND TOTALLY BLOWN'S INTENTION IS TO TURN THIS LANGUAGE INTO A MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION THAT HELPS END GUN VIOLENCE TODAY.

 

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

IN 2012 CODY MONTGOMERY (TOTALLY BLOWN'S FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT) WAS LIVING AT A REMOTE CABIN IN IOWA CALLED "THE DANGER SHACK" AT HIS FAMILIES TREE FARM. THERE WERE PLENTLY OF MICE IN THE OLD 1890'S 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 IDEA 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!

 

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. 

 

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY TOTALLY BLOWN CLOTHING?

MOST ALL ITEMS CAN BE MACHINE WASHED ON GENTLE CYCLE IN COLD WATER AND TUMBLED DRY. ON MORE DELICATE ITEMS SUCH AS LOOSE KNITS WE SUGGEST HAND WASHING AND DRYING FLAT. IN 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. 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?

ALL OF OUR CLOTHING IS MADE IN CALIFORNIA, USA. THE VAST MAJORITY OF WHICH IS MADE RIGHT HERE AT OUR HIGH DESERT STUDIO IN  JOSHUA TREE. OCCASIONALLY ON LARGER RUNS WE USE OUR MAKERS IN LOS ANGELES, BUT NOTHING IS EVER MADE OVER SEAS. 

CAN I COME VISIT TOTALLY BLOWN?

YES PLEASE! WE LOVE VISITORS. PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VISIT OUR GORGEOUS JOSHUA TREE STUDIO. 

 

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 UNFORTUNATELY LEAVE BHIND. ALL OF TOTALLY BLOWN CLOTHING IS MADE FROM NATURAL FIBER TEXTILES ONLY. OUR FABRICS OF CHOICE INCLUDING LINEN, HEMP, AND COTTON ARE MOSTLY PURCHASED FROM DEAD STOCK TEXTILE DEALERS MEANING WE ARE ESSENTIALLY 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. 

 

DOES TOTALLY BLOWN ACCEPT RETURNS?

YES. ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS WE DO. HOWEVER, MANY ITEMS ARE MADE CUSTOM TO ORDER SO PLEASE ONLY ORDER ITEMS YOU ARE TRULY INTERESTED IN. 

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. 

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.

 

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. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COLLABORATE ON AN EXISTING LINE WE OCCASIONALLY DO THIS AS WELL. 

 

DOES TOTALLY BLOWN OFFER SHOOTING DEMO'S?

YES, TOTALLY BLOWN IS WILLING TO MAKE ARRANGMENTS TO TAKE INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS ON SHOOTING ADVENTURES IN THE NEARBY JOSHUA TREE DESERT WHERE YOU CAN LEARN TO FIRE A SHOTGUN AND SHOOT SOME ITEMS OF CLOTHING YOURSELF. CONTACT FOR DETAILS AND PRICING. IN GENERAL THE FEE IS $150 PER PERSON INCLUDING AMMO AND LASTS 2-3 HOURS. 

 

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: EVERYTOWN.ORG

HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION YOU WOULD LIKE ANSWERED?

PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE FROM THE CONTACT SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE.

 

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!

 

 

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