VRIIE IS FUNDED!!! THANK YOU!!!!
From the beginning of humanity, real fur was one of the primary elements worn to protect humans from cold temperatures. Back then – and for a long period of time afterwards – it was not only socially acceptable, but also highly desirable to wear animal fur, both to keep warm and make a fashion statement. There was no consciousness whatsoever of the processes in which animals are actually mistreated and killed to be part of a clothing piece.
Unfortunately these practices are still in place...
And though we share this love and fascination for fur – a material rich in softness, volume, color, and luster that engages your senses – We believe that it has come the time to provide an alternative that maintains these qualities but does not sacrifice lives.
Our proposal is Vriie.
Designing and manufacturing cruelty-free faux fur fashion accessories made in NY.
Our first item – inspired by horse riders' half chaps – is the faux fur spat… a novel and versatile piece that is wearable over any type of boot, from ankle booties to under-the-knee boots (even loafers and oxford shoes) as long as they have at least a half-inch height heel. These spats can transform an ordinary outfit into something stylish, eye-catching, and striking.
Following the spirit that led us into faux fur, we've also developed two more pieces for our first collection: the snood, and the vest.
Sophisticated, bold, edgy, unique, empowering and warm, Vriie is a ready-to-wear line of accessories that can make any person not just look outstanding….but, what´s most important… feel amazing!
UPDATE #1!!! NEW KIDS SPATS
The latest item added to this line are the KIDS SPATS. Warm and Fun for many winters to come.
Our Commitment to Quality & Design
We have sourced the highest quality fabrics for our products to ensure they will last even as they are worn over shoes and close to the ground. Our spats are constructed with the latest fabric technology:
- Long pile, soft hand, cruelty-free faux fur of the highest quality
- Waterproof 10oz. cotton canvas
- 100% cotton lining
- Custom made zipper pull and YKK nickel zipper
To store and protect our products (while they are in transit to you and later when they live in your closet) we have also designed our re-sealable zipper bag packaging in 2 sizes.
We need your support
Your pledge will help us meet the factory minimums and send us into production for our first collection comprising:
300 units of one-size-fits-all faux fur short and tall spats (6 colors)
200 one size faux-fur snoods (3 colors)
100 two sizes faux fur vests (3 colors)
You´ll also be contributing to a “cruelty free” brand and supporting local manufacturers.
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THESE ARE THE REWARDS FOR OUR BACKERS:
Handwritten thank you note from us on a Vriie postcard featuring one of our beautiful campaign pictures on a highly printed quality. Thank you!
LIMITED EDITION ART T-Shirts. Get one of our Kickstart’s exclusive and just made specially for our backers Art T-Shirt (choose Text or Letter V) with an original print of our design that will not be available after the campaign ends.
THE SNOOD. Get your neck a warm wrap in our super soft long-pile cruelty-free faux fur Snood in the color of your choice (colors available: black, caramel and grey). The snood has a luxury jersey lining in the shade of your chosen fur color, and comes packed in our 15x10 re-sealable zipper bag for storage and protection.
A pair of KIDS SPATS in the color of your choice (colors available: pink, purple, blue and red). Keep your girls legs warm for many winters to come (regardless of their feet growing).
A pair of the SHORT SPATS in the color of your choice (colors available: black, caramel, grey, black/white, fox and blue). The Spats are an originally designed fashion accessory that will dress up your look and keep your legs warm.
A pair of the TALL SPATS in the color of your choice (colors available: black, caramel, grey, white, fox and blue). The Spats are an originally designed fashion accessory that will transform your look and warm up your shoes. They come with a Vriie accordion booklet; everything packed in our 15x10 re-sealable zipper bag for storage and protection.
A Vest in the size and color of your choice (sizes available: XS/S & M/L; colors available: black, caramel, and grey). The Vest has a luxury soft black lining, and comes packed in our 15x10 re-sealable zipper bag for protection during shipping, we recommend you hang the vest and shake the fur to bring its full volume to life.
Reward #10 and on (combinations of the previous rewards + Special Goody bag)
Colors to customize your Vriies:
Colors for Snood and Vest:
Thanks for reading this far!
We want to know what items and colors you would like us to design/find/work on. We believe that together, we can all create Vriie as the alternative for fashionable fur that respects lives. We would love your ideas. We want to hear from you!
Cynthia & Paula
Risks and challenges
For Vriie non-usa backers...
There is a chance you have to pay duties to your government for importing a product.
Production + Timing
Because Vriie fabrics are sourced within the USA and manufactured in Brooklyn, NY, production time can be fairly reduced and we expect to have a rolling delivery of products within a month from the end of the kickstarter campaign, hence November 2014 (And we will try to ship it earlier than that).
Fulfillment + Delivery
We are very aware of the challenges associated with manufacturing custom made products. Vriie has contracted some of the New York most reputable shops to ensure that all orders are met and shipped on time. Production and shipping dates will also be dependent on how quickly backers return ordering information, but we have set the organization in place to avoid delays. If a high volume of orders or other unforeseen circumstances arise that may cause delays, we will communicate directly with all our backers and work to fix the problem. Our customers' happiness and enjoyment of this experience is most important to us.
If you're not happy with your Vriie purchase you will be able to exchange it for a different color. If we don't have the same item available in your preferred color, we will work with you to get you a comparable item that you love, or (if you don’t mind the waiting time) we will make exactly what you desire!
- (40 days)