I know a friend who has *PATENTED* a design for jeans!! He has already done a ton of work - he has a US factory on the ready - they already did the demo line.
They are very high quality materials he is using.
The design is a super sexy waistline jean... that's it, but it was unique enough to get a patent. It's a skinny girl jean for sure but it looks great (I'm not the skinny girl...).
What he needs now is financing. He would be happy taking a back seat if the design takes off and let the partner run with it.
We are in the Los Angeles area but that does not preclude investors from other cities.
Any leads are great leads!
I'll get you in touch with him directly.