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I create authentic and sustainable clothing inspired by viking age where heritage meets modern playful lifestyle!
I create authentic and sustainable clothing inspired by viking age where heritage meets modern playful lifestyle!
30 backers pledged NOK 20,050 to help bring this project to life.

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Klesarven.no (The Nordic Clothing Heritage Co.) is a new entrepreneur in Norway who create clothes inspired by viking age (790- 1066) based on research and interpretation. 

The Hood is a high quality product, made so you can choose to wear a lovely historical garment instead of a cheap costume from China made of cotton (witch is bad for the environment and the vikings did not have it either).  Now you can get yourself a hood that you might have seen a lot lately, thinking about the "Vikings", "The last Kingdom" and of course the new Norwegian film "Birkebeinerne".  

The hood is suitable for all viking and early medieval festivals/events, reenactment, LARP, cosplay, and the best part; a modern lifestyle!  A hood for those of us who care for sustainable clothing from eco-friendly fabrics, our nordic heritage and the love of viking art and styles. Everything new has it´s roots in the well-forgotten old and when we dress up in viking clothes today, it helps us to bring history closer. I want all viking entusiast to experience the powerful feeling of what its like to wear a viking garment made with high quality.  FREE SHIPPING! That is a great value for you!

THE FABOULUS HOOD! 

Now lets talk about the man in the marsh. This hood is inspired by the Norwegian Skjoldehamn hood, as described by Dan Halvard Løvlid (2009). It was found on a body in a marsh on the island of Andøya, Norway, near the harbour of Skjold, and is dated around 1050 to 1090. Photo: Dan Halvard Løvlid.

The hood is made of three squares of wool – the main square and two gores that are roughly half that dimension. The gores are sewn onto the front and back, rather than the sides, as would usually be expected by modern standards. Why?  To keep the rain away, brilliant! 

There are no buttons or zippers.  We make the hoods sustainable by using wool and linen, just like the vikings did. Easy to put on and pull off. 

REWARD/PRODUCT #2 AND #3

VIKING HOOD BASIC !

Choose between 4 sizes:  Children 2-6 years,  Kids 7- 12,  Adult Medium,  Adult Large

WOOL: Choose between Ice blue, green, brown, yellow, red or dark purple. 

LINEN:  Choose between natural fine, natural medium, light blue, brown, red and blue. 

REWARD/PRODUCT # 4 AND # 5

VIKING HOOD REVERSIBLE !  

Choose between 4 sizes: - Children 2-6 years,  Kids 7- 12,  Adult Medium,  Adult Large

1. First: choose between LINEN with LINEN or WOOL with LINEN ! 

2. Wool colors available: Ice blue, green, dark brown, yellow, red, blue or dark purple.

3. Linen colors available: linen natural, light blue, brown, red or blue. 

MATERIALS & WHO MAKES THE HOODS. Our hoods are made from 100% linen and 80- 97 % wool. Both linen and wool fabric are woven and made in Europe.  A group of expert tailors in Basque Country, Spain, are making most of the linen- and reversible hoods. http://www.dobentextil.com If you want 100 % wool let me know and I might be able to find a good woven fabric.   Some of the basic wool hoods are proudly Made in Norway as I am trying to make them as local as I can! The reason is that I want to explore different production model before I have more hoods made. 

SIZES, FOR MEN & FOR WOMEN? 

The cut is the same for male and female.  All hoods are unisex. The adult size medium is good size for women and the adult size large goes well to male vikings with wider shoulders. BUT it depends of course how you like it. If you want it to be a loose fitting hood with lots of room for big long hair and lots of viking gear, go for the big one.  

• The children size 2-6 years measure  47 cm ( 18,5 inches) - face opening.  

• The Children size 7-12 years measure 58 cm (22,8 inches) - face opening. 

• The adult size Medium measure 63 cm  (24,8 inches) - face opening.       

 • The adult size Large measure 65 cm (25,6 inches) - face opening.  

THE PROJECT AND FUTURE PLANS

I started klesarven.no in may 2015 with imports and are ready to take the next step by making my own collection of high quality historical garments inspired by viking age. I hope you will help me make it happen. The kickstarter project will help me to order a large number of hoods the get a good price. Producing sustainably also means avoiding over-stock and the making of products nobody wants.  Better for the environment and no left overs to be thrown away! 

This campaign will give me a feedback on the products and opens up for communicating with you who share the love of viking heritage art and style.  If the project turns out a success I will start my journey looking for resellers as well as offering the hoods at a permanent basis in my own web store. Can´t wait!   

FOLLOW US!

We are on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. 

https://www.facebook.com/klesarven.no/

https://www.instagram.com/klesarven/

https://no.pinterest.com/klesarven/

And the web site of course: (Her kan du også lese mye av teksten på norsk:)

http://klesarven.no

ANY questions, please contact me and I will answer as soon as I can.  If you somehow need another color on the basic wool hoods I will try my best to make you happy!  All photos by Bente Johansen. Taken at Kaupang, Norway. Big hug to you Bente and our gorgeous models. Special thanks to Bjørg who made this shoot happen!

Embroidery work in progress, just add 200 nok and I will make it for you on your hood!  

Viking hoods on TV! 

Risks and challenges

There is a risk of delays in the manufacturing process as well as with the overseas shipping + customs. However, the rewards should be in your hands in april as the manufacturer has told us that they need 20 days starting about 15. march. Then I need 1-2 weeks for shipping depending on how far from Norway you live. I will start production as soon as we reach a 100 %!

Also, we might run out of wool fabrics in some of the colors. If so I will contact you and show you a good similar other one.

There is a chance you have to pay duties to your government for importing our product.

Also, since you can not try our hood, there is a risk that it might not fit perfectly. The wool fabric might shrink about 5 % but the linen is made of pre washed fabric and will not shrink more than 3 %. Hand wash or use wool program on the washing machine. Linen: Iron when still wet.

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