Did you know that Gore-Tex (what most raincoats are made of) is not 100% waterproof? It is just mostly water repellant. This means that the inside of the coat will eventually get wet, and moisture on the inside of your coat will condense.
Cotes of London raincoats are made with a unique 100% cotton twill backing that is bonded to PU. We weld our seams together so our coats protect you, completely, while still giving you a comfortable feeling (cotton) against your body. The front and back plackets ensure that no water will leak through the YKK zipper.
No one else in the game has made a raincoat quite like this, so we’re extremely excited to finally bring you a 100% waterproof raincoat!
These raincoats have a trendsetting design that’s perfect to wear for almost any occasion on a rainy day. The fun colors incorporated into the jackets make any gray day more colorful.
Every product starts from a great idea, and Cotes of London is no different. Here’s our story about how we came up with the idea for our raincoats.
I was traveling through Antarctica and ventured into a museum that was located in one of the old whaling stations when I saw an old rain jacket. While sailing through the Drake Passage (notoriously one of the roughest sea crossing on the planet) and feeling rather under the weather, I remembered an old friend of mine who told me about his great great grandfather from London who used to make raincoats for the great explorers of the era. I returned home to my wife wearing a PU raincoat and instantly had some big ideas. Shortly after, Cotes of London was born.
Our team has been producing garments for many years, but always for someone else. Now, we’re very excited to bring our own collection to you, taking in all the things we have seen and learned over many years.
Kickstarter seemed to be the best place to start as we saw ourselves on the leading edge of a 100% waterproof coat. We believe Cotes of London raincoats will help people put a little more color into those grey, dreary days. The funds raised during this campaign will help us place initial orders with our manufacturer. Every dollar counts towards giving you a functional and stylish raincoat.
We can’t thank you enough for checking out our project and helping us make Cotes of London raincoats a reality.
We know not everyone will be able to support us with a pledge, so even if you can’t give a dollar or purchase a Cotes of London raincoat, if you’re a supporter of Cotes of London, you can help us spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and anywhere else you can think of!
Risks and challenges
There are always certain risks that can arise at any moment during a project like this. That being said, we’re completely confident in our ability to produce, and have taken all the necessary measures. We have a highly knowledgeable team that has years of experience in this particular industry under their belt. We just need your help to bring everything to fruition. We are completely prepared to bring Cotes of London raincoats to you, and we have the manpower to make it happen, but if anything comes up along the way, you’ll be the first to know, as we believe that honest communication is essential.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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