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LEZÉ The Label - Fit, Form, Function. Dress shirts made from recycled coffee that will change the way you work... and live.
LEZÉ The Label - Fit, Form, Function. Dress shirts made from recycled coffee that will change the way you work... and live.
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Your Perfectly Fitted Dress Shirts Made with Recycled Coffee

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In our last Kickstarter, we commissioned a study revealing that over 500 women say dress shirts typically have incorrect fit, wrinkles and gaping buttons. Lastly, most dress shirts are uncomfortable. Driven by LEZÉ the Label's core principle for comfort, the world's first recycled coffee dress shirts was created. Using 100% sustainable and vegan materials, we've created the best-fitted dress shirt brought by extensive research on different body types. 

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IF YOU'RE DRINKING COFFEE, WHY NOT WEAR IT?  

Every year, 2.25 billion cups of coffee is enjoyed by the world annually. Instead of ending the cycle of utility, we are taking the benefits from the roasted coffee grounds into our shirts. When coffee beans are roasted, they experience expansion, which activates its natural moisture-wicking & odor-fighting properties

The oil from used ground coffee is extracted at a micro-level to create this patented S Cafe® technology. Next, it is infused during the production of our yarn to maintain its coffee benefits, without its original colors or scent.   

Our vegan-friendly recycled coffee yarn and bamboo rayon are knitted into a single jersey using a single needle weft machine. The entire process takes place at Blue Sign and Global Recycle Standard certified facilities.

 We are proud to partner with an women owned and operated manufacturer based in Taiwan, who proudly compensates employees with 15% higher pay than industry standard.  


Our anti-gaping button technology starts with strategically placed buttons over the bust for maximum coverage, supplemented with added fabric width to prevent stretching around the armpit. The buttons are further reinforced by hidden magnets that automatically clasps your shirt closed during sudden movements.

Gone are the days where a simple movement will create permanent creases on your shirt for the rest of the day. Our wrinkle-resistant article ensures this shirt will never see the existence of an iron.  

Life is stressful. Face high-intensity situations with the certainty knowing your armpits will be sweat stain-free. Our innovative technology wicks away sweat for 200% faster drying process than cotton. At the same time, our fabric's coffee pores absorb odors that pass through, allowing you to stay fresh for longer.  

Experience the versatility of our knit fabric in a 4-way stretch. Its flexible construction adapts to your body's natural movements, so you are comfortable no matter what you're doing.  

                                                          

To complete your hunt for dress shirts, we have three styles with anti-wrinkle, moisture-wicking, and no-gaping technology. Whatever function or event that you're dressing up for, we have a shirt for you.

 Our Slim Fit dress shirt showcases a minimalist style with a mandarin collar and rounded cuffs. Pleats are strategically placed in the back only to maintain a clean look. The hidden placket further conceals our magnetic no-gape technology to ensure your blouse stays closed at all times.  

Our Classic Fit consists of a traditional collar with infusion for the perfect amount of stiffness in its structure. Two buttons adorn the cuffs to allow for flexibility in wrist comfort. Similar to the Slim, pleats line the back so the front is sleek and modern, while the chest is enclosed with our magnetic no-gape technology.  

Our Boyfriend Fit sports a relaxed fit, while still maintaining an appealing silhouette. The statement 7" cuffs add a French twist A singular pocket dresses the front chest, while the lining adopts a hi-low fashion and a layered slit for ease of tucking in the shirt. Instead of our magnetic no-gape technology, the bust has a precise amount of space to prevent buttons from gaping.  

                                                          

 We highly recommend that you measure yourself to find the right size, and avoid referencing off other brands, as sizing can be subjective. Our sizes are True to Fit.  

Feeling daunted in the workplace is a feeling that we can all relate to, and entrepreneurs Tanya and Karen were no different. Before starting LEZÉ the Label, the pair leveraged their wardrobe to combat self-doubt - but found that most workwear was neither versatile or comfortable.   

With a fond affinity for loungewear, the two became inspired to create functional and fashionable workwear beyond one purpose. After successfully raising $320,000 CAD in their first Kickstarter, the pair continues to strive to create clothing that embodies all types of activities and environments experienced by today's modern working women.

          
     

 A Big Thank You to our Marketing Partners

RKT Launch Partners provides strategic guidance and execution to lead 6-7 figure product launches. Contact by referral only.
RKT Launch Partners provides strategic guidance and execution to lead 6-7 figure product launches. Contact by referral only.

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing - We will be working exclusively with Taiwan manufacturer, Tobimax Textiles, a socially responsible company. Regardless, there could be quality control issues. For example, if we produce 1,000 shirts, we may only receive 850 shirts that meet our quality standards. This may result in production delays. Further production delays may attribute to new styles and variations that require sampling to perfect the fit. To ensure processes are done ethically, one of the partners will make weekly visits to oversee production. To avoid measurement inaccuracies due to human error, all measurements will include an allowance between 0.5cm - 1.5cm.

Ocean Freight - Our production is estimated to be 60 days, with an expected freight time of 30 days. Although our shipment delivery date takes place during low season, there could be weather-dependent risks. To ensure that shipment arrives in a timely manner, we may air freight all of our goods to our fulfillment center in Hong Kong.

Shipping - We will ship your packages directly either with FedEX, USPS or DHL using their tracked parcel option. All orders are processed between Monday – Friday (excluding holidays). Each package will have a tracking number included, so that the package can be located if it is misplaced during transportation. While we will do everything in our power to locate the lost item, we are not responsible for packages delivered outside of the estimated time frame.

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