About this project
2 pairs of gloves: Choose sizes and colors after campaign ends.
2 microfiber lens cloths: Black, 15x15 cm each with small embossed Vallerret logo
Portfolio Review: Have your photos & portfolio critiqued by our Team Shooters. You send us a link to your online portfolio and our shooters will write you a review.
Instagram Exposure: From your portfolio our Team will select a Winter photo to post on Vallerret Instagram account crediting you & your photo to 7.200+ followers. Check out instagram.com/vallerret
The gloves are available in two non-slip grip color options. You can choose either a White or Black palm print depending on your preference. Once the campaign has ended, we will send you a form in which you can choose color, size and inform us your shipping details.
Our gloves combine functionality and quality materials with a funky design summarized in 4 essential features:
FLIP-TECH: You’re ready to shoot in seconds. Just flip the finger cap and enjoy full access to your dials. Freeze time without freezing your hands.
100 % MERINO WOOL LINER: To ensure a warm and fitted glove, we used an innovative super high tech material. Naturally developed in the high alps of New Zealand, it’s nature’s best weapon against the cold.
PREMIUM MATERIALS: From early on we’ve designed the glove for performance using only premium materials and fabrics. We use durable snow and water repellant Softshell. It’s functional coating offers excellent wind protection and breathability. Along with Neoprene and hardwearing YKK zips, this glove is set to last.
PHOTOGRAPHY SPECS: Naturally, we spec’d for glove for photography. We’ve included:
SD-Card pocket for quick access to a spare. Secure Non-slip grip that will keep your camera safe Microfibre lense wipe on the back of the thumb for that emergency clean.
Behind the glove is Vallerret; A start-up company based in Voss, Norway, founded by Carl van den Boom and Stine Lyng Jørgensen.
"We’ve spent more than a year designing, testing and going through a mountain of prototypes, and we are now – finally – ready to launch”.
Co-founder I Stine Lyng Jørgensen
Combining exploration with snowboarding, we have followed the Northern Lights in Swedish Lapland, mushed sled dogs in Alaska but mostly spent our time chasing snowfall around mountains in Europe.
As many Winter-loving photographers before us, we've struggled to keep our hands warm enough to get the shots we wanted.
“Most sessions turned into a battle of comfort versus results, often opting to head inside for the warmth or leaving the camera in the bag altogether. We realized quickly that we where not alone in this battle. So we put our minds and skills into making the photography glove we were missing”
Co-founder | Carl van den Boom
For a couple of years we searched for some sweet looking and functional photography gloves, but with no success. Indeed there was room in the market for a photography glove combining quality materials, functionality & style. Tired of compromising, we took action and fired up the sewing machine.
WHAT YOUR BACKING HELPS WITH
The last year, we have busted our butts, and are now armed with a fully developed prototype, a wide range of partnerships and a sponsored Team of photographers all backing our concept.
Our manufacturer in Asia requires a minimum order production quantities. Thus with your backing we will be able to place an order and meet the minimum order quantities.
Our vision for Vallerret stretches beyond this one glove. We envision a line of photography gloves tailored to fit all extremes and conditions of Winter photography. Your backing will also help with future designs and product developments.
Risks and challenges
We have been sketching, designing, researching and testing our glove for the past year. A team of great photographers are currently out there in the mountains putting our glove to the test and making sure we have THE glove for cold weather photographers.
We have partnered with a great ski glove manufacturer in Asia with a reputation for quality and a range of well-reputed glove companies as clients.
Naturally, no project is without risks and challenges.
Our main challenge is regarding manufacturing lead times and fulfillment. We have trust in our manufacturer, however with all the advice we've soaked up it appears that manufacturing isn't without it's trials and tribulations. We keep an outstanding relationship with our manufacturer and hope this will be a smooth process from producing our beloved premium gloves and you receiving them in the desired timeframe.
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