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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 19 2014
Last updated December 18, 2018

PRéLUDE: Introducing the quintessential nuisette (Canceled)

Women’s sleepwear + loungewear made from 100% all-natural, organic cotton. Inspired by classic French cuts. Handcrafted in California.

PRéLUDE: Introducing the quintessential nuisette (Canceled)

Women’s sleepwear + loungewear made from 100% all-natural, organic cotton. Inspired by classic French cuts. Handcrafted in California.

$9,669
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
93
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 19 2014
Last updated December 18, 2018

About

ABOUT THE BRAND 

PRéLUDE Organic Loungewear is high quality clothing that is always ultra comfortable to wear. PRéLUDE combines timeless fashion + classic elegance to create easy, everyday pieces. We strive to facilitate freedom of movement while enhancing a woman's figure.

LOCALLY CRAFTED - PRéLUDE is headquartered in San Francisco, California. We love our city by the bay for its entrepreneurial spirit, cultural diversity, and natural beauty. All of our garments are handcrafted by our local community using fair and safe labor practices.

ODE TO NATURE - We strive to keep our environmental footprint as light as possible. We select only luxurious, natural fibers that are 100% organic. Our cotton is GOTS certified—Global Organic Textile Standard—the highest standard available. We create safe, risk-free clothing that is delicate on even the most sensitive skin.

THE NUISETTE 

A MODERN TAKE ON A CLASSIC - We believe in 'L’art de vivre'—living a lifestyle that reflects culture and elegance. Our first piece—The Nuisette—is a modern design based on a vintage French nightgown. It is a classy, feminine piece that is perfect for everyday sleep + loungewear. It breathes the essence of carefree living, and the cut was carefully made to enhance a woman's figure. With its versatile look, contrasting natural lace detail, and flattering cut, The Nuisette will quickly become one of your wardrobe favorites!

100% ORGANIC COTTON- For The Nuisette, we use GOTS certified cotton that is almost twice as thick as typical sleepwear (our fabric is 9.5 - 11 oz). This means our pieces will not only keep you warm at night, but will also work by day as sexy sun dresses or comfortable loungewear. The cotton we use is durable and will become softer with every wash (machine wash cold). It is comfortable, warm, organic, and sustainable.

OUR STORY


PRéLUDE is the vision of Virginie Suos. It is an emerging brand that aims to balance classical elegance and holistic living so you can shop with confidence and peace of mind.

PRéLUDE is the result of Virginie’s personal aim to seek a higher quality of life—L’art de vivre. Born in France, Virginie has a deep love of art, music and movement. She spent nearly a decade studying classical music in Paris before moving to the US, where she studied at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

After developing allergies and sensitivities to the harmful chemical residues in conventional cotton, Virginie began seeking out organic cotton and more natural fibers. She even began making nutritional changes and becoming more eco-conscious in her design and philosophy. She realized:

           "Although organic cotton is used widely in baby wear, it is incredibly   difficult to find in adult wear. Why is it that organic baby clothes are more readily embraced than adult ones? Why is the thought of formaldehyde on our baby’s skin more alarming than the idea of toxins on our own skin? The whole idea of organic living shouldn’t be limited to people with sensitivities. Pure fabric just feels better and small adjustments in lifestyle add up to general well-being."

Virginie created PRéLUDE to provide organic, comfortable pieces in appealing elegant styles, all while promoting a healthier planet and a healthier you.

WHERE WE ARE NOW 

Our samples are beautiful and our factory is ready to start production! With your support and pre-orders we will be able to deliver our first design at WHOLESALE cost. 

In traditional retail, a designer shirt is marked up 8x by the time it reaches the customer. By crowdfunding, we eliminate brick-and-mortar expenses and pass these savings on to you. No middlemen needed. We hope to make beautiful garments accessible to the mainstream, and look forward to expanding our organic collection with your support.

Thank you for helping us get started! We’re ready to produce superior quality clothing that is easy on the planet and easy on your budget.

CONTACT US

Have any questions or concerns? Please do not hesitate to reach out; we would love to hear from you!

Email us: PRELUDEbyVS@gmail.com 

Follow us on Facebook: fb.com/preludebyvs 

Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/preludebyvs

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Thank you for your trust and support.

& special thanks to 

Our videographer, Alise ( AliseAnderson.com ) & Scandinavia team for their collaborative efforts! We are truly grateful for the wonderful, emerging local artists who have worked with us on making PRéLUDE a reality; we hope for this campaign to be successful so we can continue working alongside passionate souls + creative minds. Un grand merci à tous.

Risks and challenges

*We have already done pre-production runs of our first design; it has been worn and tested. Our production team is ready to produce full orders as soon as the project is backed.

*We have ample experience creating and delivering various projects. We anticipate this project to go smoothly, with prompt and easy delivery of our first run.

*Delays and unforeseen obstacles are always a possibility. We find it extremely unlikely for any serious delays to occur. That said, our community of supporters will be the first to know if anything unexpected happens.

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    THE REVOLUTION. Thank you for joining the movement! We will add you to our mailing list and keep you up-to-date on all things PRéLUDE.

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    THE PARTY. An exclusive invite to our launch event! Includes drinks, hors-d'oeuvres and very special guests.
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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL. Help us get started & order your soft, organic cotton dress at exclusive rate. One nuisette in any color & size (Available in Lavender, Pink, Navy Blue, Black or Natural in S, M, or L). Free shipping to USA.

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    THE NUISETTE in any color & size (Available in Lavender, Pink, Navy Blue, Black or Natural in S, M, or L). Flattering cut. Pure, natural fabrics. Order now! Free shipping to USA.

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    THE ROBE in any color (Available in Pink, Grey or Black). Removable shoulder pads. 100% soft, organic cotton. Order now! Free shipping to USA.

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    THREE NUISETTES in any color & size (Available in Lavender, Pink, Navy Blue, Black or Natural in S, M, or L). Because 1 nuisette is not enough, order 3 and enjoy extra savings! Free shipping to USA.

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    THE FINE ART. A limited edition of our High Fashion Editorial print sustainably mounted in 3/4"inch bamboo. 20x30. Signed by the artist. Free shipping to USA.

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    L'ART DE VIVRE :: The entire package! An exclusive invite to meet our amazing team around organic French dinner & drinks (Location TBA in downtown San Francisco) + 5 Nuisettes (1 in each color) + The Fine Art (A limited edition of our High Fashion Editorial print sustainably mounted in 3/4"inch bamboo. 20x30) Free shipping to USA.

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