About this project
INTRODUCING OUR JACKET
OUTSTANDING DESIGN & SMART DETAILS
We used our love for skiing, passion for the outdoors, and 40+ years of experience in outerwear production to create the perfect jacket for all your adventures.
After 12 months in development we're proud to introduce our first collection, containing 20+ features all in one jacket. Check it out below.
CORTÈZ JACKET + MID-LAYER
Keeps you warm - whenever, wherever.
Especially for the Kickstarter community, all backers receive a beautifully designed mid-layer jacket for free (€100 value).
We care about the environment and our animal friends. That's why all Cortèz mid-layer jackets come with the revolutionary 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation.
3M developed this innovative insulation to make living life in every season more enjoyable, while at the same time replacing natural down.
The mid-layer is highly breathable and warm, perfect for layering in colder conditions or just as a standalone piece.
THE CORTÈZ JACKET VS. ARC'TERYX AND NORTH FACE
A picture is worth a thousand words. Let us show you why we believe the Cortèz jacket can easily compete with the best in the industry.
EXCELLENT VALUE: SELLING STRAIGHT FROM THE MANUFACTURER
By using a disruptive direct-to-consumer model, and cutting out the middlemen, we can offer our jackets for an exceptionally reduced price while maintaining the same high-quality standards as leading industry brands.
As a result, we can offer our high-performance jacket + mid-layer for less than €315 (Kickstarter price).
OUR DESIGN PROCESS
For the past 12+ months we've been working together with world-renowned manufacturers on multiple prototypes to finalise our very first collection. It all started with an idea.
Together with our supplier Vert Company - a true pioneer in the field of sustainable production - we're now ready to start production of the Cortèz jacket and mid-layer.
OUR REVOLUTIONARY FABRIC
Dermizax®EV - The perfect membrane that redefines comfort and protection for high-performance fabrics.
WHY THIS FABRIC?
Dermizax®EV is a 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable membrane (fabric). Specifically developed to provide maximum protection against all kinds of demanding activities and weather conditions.
It's a durable and lightweight 3-layer fabric that can be washed like any other textiles. The perfect fabric for our collection of High-Performance jackets.
Besides waterproofness, we highly value a fabric's breathability.
See below how the Dermizax membrane compares to other high-performance fabrics.
THE JACKET IN ACTION
FOR MEN AND WOMEN
Our first collection is available in three colors, both for men and women.
WE ALREADY GOT SOME FIRST USERS!
Our products were tested in the French Alps, see some of the first reviews below.
A JACKET TO USE ON THE SLOPES...
...IN THE MOUNTAINS...
OR IN THE CITY
Especially for our early backers on Kickstarter, the Cortèz jackets will be delivered including a warm mid-layer jacket for free (€100 value). See our packages below to find out more.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU TO HELP US GROW EVEN BIGGER?
WHEN TO EXPECT YOUR JACKET?
After we meet our funding goal on Kickstarter we'll contact you as soon as possible to help you select the right size and color.
Nevertheless, below you can find our size chart to already measure your chest, waist, hips and sleeve length. This will help you to choose that one size that fits you best.
UPDATE: New size XS is added to our collection!
This is us, rocking the Cortèz jacket! We are passionate skiers with an extensive background in clothing production, fashion and entrepreneurship.
As the founders of Sqetch.co Wiebe and Wouter have helped hundreds of fashion brands and clothing suppliers to grow their business.
Herman has been working in the field of clothing production for 40+ years and is the owner of Vert Company, a true pioneer in sustainable production.
Video credits: Matemade - Creative Film Company
Photography credits: Thomas van Schaik - Still Life & Product Photography
Design: Ivan Pashchenko
Intern Superstars: Nathan Liao and Ioanna Zygogianni
AND OF COURSE..
We would love to thank our family and friends for their support during the Cortèz journey so far, we couldn't have done it without you!
Let's hope together we can make this a huge success!
Risks and challenges
Our team combined has nearly 40+ years of manufacturing experience in outerwear and high-performance products.
All of us are entrepreneurs in fashion and manufacturing and we are confident we can deliver all products on time meeting our high-quality standards.
We also partnered with the best manufacturers in the industry and prepared all production lines way in advance.
Although certain things like custom delays are difficult to predict we made sure our schedule allows for delays and unforeseen circumstances.
In any case we'll make sure to update you frequently about our progress!
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