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Nick TheodoreBy Nick Theodore
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Nick TheodoreBy Nick Theodore
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£8,094
pledged of £15,000pledged of £15,000 goal
59
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 18 2016 7:51 AM UTC +00:00

About

Environmentally-friendly bobble hats, scarves and jumpers, using amazing-feeling wool, made in Great Britain.

Our philosophy

We founded Warm Penguins, the UK’s first sustainable men’s knitwear brand. 

We believe that knitwear shouldn’t be made out of synthetic fibres like acrylic. Acrylic looks bad and feels terrible. We believe knitwear should be made out Merino wool. Merino wool is soft, warm and long lasting. It’s what we believe great knitwear should be made out of. We promise to only ever make knitwear out of Merino wool. 

 We believe that everyone should be kept warm in great knitwear, but not if that means warming the planet. Man-made synthetic fibres like acrylic do not decompose, they fill up landfill sites and contribute to climate change. This is not good for anyone. Especially penguins. 

What we do

We make bobble hats, scarves and jumpers for men using environmentally-friendly Merino wool.

  • Merino wool is known as the best winterwear material. It’s warm, soft and lightweight, it’s tough, natural and one of the smartest materials available as it regulates and adapts to your body temperature. We’ve succeeded in making products which as soon as you feel them, you’ll fall in love with them. No more synthetic fibres or itchy jumpers for you.
  • Our collections are designed so you have a jumper which matches your scarf which matches your hat. No more searching for things that look good together… we want to make it easy for you to look amazing. 
  • It’s made here in Great Britain. Not only is it cutting down on carbon emissions, Britain is the world’s capital for knitwear. We pride ourselves on the quality of every single item, working with the best knitters. We know that the best people using the best materials make knitwear which won’t just be for Christmas, it should last you a lifetime.
  • It’s affordable. Our jumpers are 25% of the price of a premium Merino wool jumper in a major store.

Our rewards

Choose a bobble hat, scarf, jumper or a combination of all of them. Of course we think you’d look even more awesome in a combined collection of all 3, but you don’t have to pick all from the same collection if you don’t want to! Pick your design(s) and sizes after the project has ended and we’ll ship them over to you for autumn 2017. 

The Penguin Pioneer (available in red and blue)
The Penguin Pioneer (available in red and blue)

 

The Penguin Pioneer (available in red and blue)
The Penguin Pioneer (available in red and blue)

 

The Diamond Collection (available in red and blue)
The Diamond Collection (available in red and blue)

 

The Diamond Collection (available in red and blue)
The Diamond Collection (available in red and blue)

 

The Classic Collection (available in red and blue)
The Classic Collection (available in red and blue)

 

The Classic Collection (available in red and blue)
The Classic Collection (available in red and blue)

 

For those of you based in London, UK, you can also pick your reward to include joining us for a party in winter 2017. We’ll pay for the fun, you bring your great new knitwear and we’ll provide the rest! We’ve also provided the opportunity to be taken out for a dinner by us in London. Hear the Warm Penguins story from us in full detail.

The next stage

We’ll use this money to get the first bulk order of bobble hats, scarves and jumpers made. You’ll be the first people in the world to receive these. 

 

 

We’ll then launch our online store in November 2017 and we hope to also launch some physical mobile stores to reach all you lovely people in the real world as well.

The good cause

We also want to look after our penguin mates, so for every 3 piece collection purchased, we’re sponsoring a penguin through the World Wildlife Fund.

Summary

We've made knitwear which is better for the planet, feels better and is more affordable. Please choose Warm Penguins knitwear to warm your winter.

Nick & Si

Risks and challenges

We have already spent a lot on designing, testing and prototyping our knitwear. It’s very close to being the completed product and very far from where we started a year ago.

Producing a large order of the best quality is of course very expensive. Our biggest challenge is getting enough backers to meet our minimum order quantities so we need your help. Together, we can make Warm Penguins a reality!

Though we don’t see any direct risks, there are always unforeseen circumstances which may present themselves during production. Luckily, you should only need these by winter next year giving us ample time to overcome these potential challenges. You have our guarantee that we will be completely open and honest with you and we will answer all of your questions. It is our number 1 goal to get you the best knitwear that you can be excited about. We’ll do all in our power to make that happen.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $38

    PREMIUM BOBBLE HAT

    1 premium merino wool bobble hat. Choose from the 3 designs featured in our video at the end of the campaign.

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    PREMIUM SCARF

    1 premium merino wool scarf. Choose from the 3 designs featured in our video at the end of the campaign.

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    PREMIUM BOBBLE HAT AND SCARF

    1 premium merino wool bobble hat and 1 premium merino wool scarf. Choose from the 3 designs featured in our video at the end of the campaign.

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    PREMIUM JUMPER

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    PREMIUM SCARF AND JUMPER

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    Pledge £120 or more About $152

    FULL COLLECTION

    1 premium bobble hat, 1 premium scarf and 1 premium jumper, all made from merino wool. Choose from the 3 designs featured in our video at the end of the campaign.

    We will also donate £5 to the WWF to sponsor a penguin as per our promise for combined design purchases.

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    Pledge £200 or more About $253

    FULL COLLECTION, AND INVITE TO PUB CRAWL

    1 premium bobble hat, 1 premium scarf and 1 premium jumper, all made from merino wool. Choose from the 3 designs featured in our video at the end of the campaign.

    We will also donate £5 to the WWF to sponsor a penguin as per our promise for combined design purchases.

    We'll also take you on our renowned London (UK) based pub crawl in November 2017. Come and hang out with the founders and discuss everything (wool and penguin).

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    FULL COLLECTION, PLUS DINNER WITH US

    1 premium bobble hat, 1 premium scarf and 1 premium jumper, all made from merino wool. Choose from the 3 designs featured in our video at the end of the campaign.

    We will also donate £5 to the WWF to sponsor a penguin as per our promise for combined design purchases

    We'll also take you out to dinner to our favourite London-based restaurant (note: travel and accommodation to and from London not included) paid for by us.

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Funding period

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