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Beautiful, wearable and innovative knitwear with a conscience.
Beautiful, wearable and innovative knitwear with a conscience.
85 backers pledged £10,670 to help bring this project to life.

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Our Kickstarter Campaign is the launch of the next phase of Caitlin Charles-Jones. It gives us the opportunity to introduce our new pieces and show a glimpse of what's to come.

Our vision is to create beautiful, wearable yet innovative knitwear with ethical and sustainable roots. We're a small business that needs to grow, but it is essential that we grow without compromising our integrity.

 SMALL BUSINESS, BIG INDUSTRY

After a year of trying to keep up with the big brands and struggling to produce our small quantities at the same price as their mass produced pieces we decided there must be a better way. Our solution is to step away from the wholesale market (ie selling through stores) and only sell our pieces directly to the customer.

Caitlin Charles-Jones is not in the market for producing thousands of pieces at the lowest price, we care about where and how our garments are made and feel strongly that everyone involved should get a fair price.

The majority of our pieces are handmade and are produced either in our studio in London or outsourced to specialist craftspeople in Scotland and small production studios. Many of our production partners worked in knitwear factories before they were closed down when brands began to move their production abroad, so they are highly skilled and passionate about their craft - a perfect fit for the CC-J brand.

 

Our Kickstarter Campaign sees the launch of brand new pieces which set the tone for what's to come.

Moving forward, Caitlin Charles-Jones will offer a collection of pieces available all year round, only holding a small amount of stock and restocking as we see which pieces sell well and are in demand. In this way we hope to have absolutely no waste and we can keep improving and refreshing our products, as opposed to being tied to two seasonal collections a year.

The money raised will mean we can produce stock of the pieces available as well as some new styles; in addition, it will be invested into a new online store through which to sell them. The more we raise the better as we can then launch a marketing campaign so that we can spread the word and reach more customers.

If we don't reach our £10K target we get absolutely NOTHING - no payments go out and we do not receive any of the money. Quite simply we will not be able to move forward with our plans for the brand.

We have lots of exciting packages available to suit all budgets, and most of these are ready for delivery in December, so it's the perfect opportunity to get some really amazing Christmas presents while making a huge difference to our business.

Anyone who makes a pledge, however small immediately becomes part of the CC-J story and will always be listed as a brand supporter and kept up to date with brand news, successes and developments.

So please spread the word! Tell your friends and family and let's make sure this small business succeeds in this big industry.

 IN RETURN FOR YOUR PLEDGE 

Browse below to see the fabulous packages available in return for your pledge - treat yourself or even better get some Christmas shopping done! 

Almost all our pieces are handmade and all of them are made in the UK. There are unique accessories, staple knits with a twist and sumptuous investment pieces.  We're particularly excited to introduce our brand new SLOGAN JUMPERS - we hope you love them as much as we do. 

Beanie Hat: Soft, comfortable and finished with handmade crochet flowers.

 Neckwarmer: Handmade in London from 100% merino wool.

Knit Storm T-Shirt: 100% cotton, screen printed in the UK. Unisex design equivalent to mens size M.

Knit Storm Sweatshirt: Classic shape with bold embroidery, embroidered in the UK.  Unisex design equivalent to mens size M. 

Staple Scarf: Fine rib texture, 100% merino wool, made in London. Black with grey edging.  

Geo Scarf: Double layer thickness and extra wide. 100% merino wool, jacquard design, made in London. 

Christmas Jumper: Handmade in Scotland using seamless intarsia technique. Fully fashioned and knitted in fine merino wool with subtle sparkle on the baubles. Available in size S/M UK8-12.

Knit Girl Jumper: Handmade in Scotland using seamless intarsia technique. Classic jumper shape made from 100% lambswool. Available in size S/M UK 8-12 (size M/L UK14-16 available to order). 

Love Jumper: Handmade in Scotland using seamless intarsia technique. Classic jumper shape made from 100% lambswool. Available in size S/M UK8-12 (size M/L UK14-16 available to order).  

Navy Knit Girl Jumper: Handmade in Scotland using seamless intarsia technique. Classic jumper shape made from 100% lambswool. Available in size S/M UK8-12 (size M/L UK14-16 available to order).

Yarn Dance Jumper: Handmade in Scotland using seamless intarsia technique. Classic jumper shape made from 100% lambswool. Available in size S/M UK8-12 (size M/L UK14-16 available to order).

PLEASE NOTE: Our SLOGAN KNITS are brand new for Kickstarter and in stock we only have size S/M which fits UK 8-12 - but don't worry! You can order a size M/L which fits UK 14-16 and it will be delivered in March at the latest.

^  ALL OF THE ABOVE WILL BE DELIVERED BEFORE XMAS!  ^

Sparkle Shard Top: Sheer grey mercerised cotton with all over pink lurex sparkle, draped at the side for a flattering fit.  Lace shards knitted into the fabric structure. Handmade in London. Available in size S/M UK8-12 and M/L UK14-16.

Monochrome Midi Dress: Gently fitted shape in fine knit. Tonal stripes with subtle silver lurex panels.  Handmade in London. Available in size S/M UK8-12 and M/L UK14-16.

Lace Shard Dress: Super fine, sheer cotton knit with subtle sparkle. Draped for a flattering fit with silver, gold and black suspended lace shards knitted into the fabric. Handmade in London. Available in size S/M UK8-12 and M/L UK14-16. 

Statement Coat: Oversized swing shape with relaxed shoulders and curved hem. Striped knitted top with merino wool felt lower panel. Deep patch pockets, frill trims and flower buttons. 100% merino wool, handmade in London. Available in ONESIZE fits all. 

 

Bespoke Experience: Enjoy a glass of fizz while having a tour of Caitlin's studio and having a demonstration on the machines. Following a design consultation, Caitlin will design and make you your very own knitted garment or select any of the rewards up to your pledge value.

Ultimate Bespoke Experience: Enjoy a glass of fizz while having a tour of Caitlin's studio and watching a demonstration on the machines. Following a design consultation, Caitlin will design and make you your very own knitted outfit. Alternatively you can select any of the rewards up to your pledge value or even mix and match!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

- Rewards available for December delivery are clearly marked.

- All rewards marked 'available for December delivery' will be delivered in December unless there are unforeseen and uncontrollable issues with the Royal Mail postal service. In the event of this you will be notified as we try and resolve the problem.

- Delivery date for 'SIZE M/L SLOGAN JUMPERS' is estimated at March 2018 at the latest. As we are a small team, in the unlikely event of a resource issue you will be notified of any delay.

- We work with a small group of UK suppliers and in the unlikely event of any shortage of specific materials, e.g. yarn colour for our 'MADE TO ORDER' pieces, we will be in touch as we work to resolve the issue.

- Bespoke Experiences will be carried out in 2018 and we will be in touch to make arrangements.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Thank You!

    Receive a beautiful thank you email from Caitlin plus early access to the online store launch

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    Illustrated Post Card

    Receive an illustrated postcard print by Caitlin

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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    CC-J Beanie Hat

    Receive a signature CC-J Beanie hat.
    Black and finished with handmade crochet flowers it goes with pretty much everything.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $39

    CC-J Neck Warmer

    Receive a beautiful merino wool neck warmer

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    Pledge £45 or more About $59

    Knit Storm T-Shirt

    Super soft cotton T-shirt with our Knit Storm screen print.
    This is a unisex piece equivalent to a mens size medium.

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    Pledge £70 or more About $92

    Knit Storm Sweatshirt

    Classic sweatshirt with bold Knit Storm embroidery.
    This is a unisex piece equivalent to a mens size medium.

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    Pledge £85 or more About $111

    Staple Scarf

    Merino wool scarf in a beautiful ribbed texture. Timeless and versatile style for men and women.

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    Pledge £145 or more About $190

    Geo Scarf

    Beautiful merino wool scarf with amazing monochrome jacquard pattern. Generous in width and super soft.

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    Pledge £145 or more About $190

    TO ORDER - Geo Scarf

    Our Geo Scarf made to order - for March delivery at the latest.

    Beautiful merino wool scarf with amazing monochrome jacquard pattern. Generous in width and super soft.

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    Pledge £195 or more About $255

    CC-J Christmas Jumper

    Special treat for Kickstarter - this usually retails at £295!

    Handmade in Scotland this is the most luxurious xmas jumper around (though we say so ourselves).
    Fine knit in super soft merino wool with seamless intarsia xmas baubles and subtle sparkle details.
    Size S/M fits UK 8-12

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    Pledge £245 or more About $320

    KNIT GIRL Jumper (BLACK)

    Handmade in Scotland from the finest lambswool, our super cool slogan knit. Seamless intarsia lettering, a staple for every KNIT GIRL.
    Size S/M fits UK 8-12

    Size M/L available to order below.

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    - Thank you email
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    LOVE Jumper

    Handmade in Scotland from the finest lambswool, our super cool slogan knit with seamless intarsia lettering and heart motif.
    Size S/M fits UK 8-12

    Size M/L available to order below.

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    Pledge £245 or more About $320

    KNIT GIRL Jumper (NAVY)

    Handmade in Scotland from the finest lambswool, our super cool slogan knit. Seamless intarsia lettering, a staple for every KNIT GIRL.
    Size S/M fits UK 8-12

    Size M/L available to order below.

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    - Illustrated postcard
    - Thank you email
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    YARN DANCE Jumper

    Handmade in Scotland from the finest lambswool, our super cool slogan knit. Seamless intarsia lettering, great to dance in or just snuggle up!
    Size S/M fits UK 8-12

    Size M/L available to order below.

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    - Thank you email
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    SIZE M/L SLOGAN KNIT

    Order any of our slogan knits in size M/L (fits UK 14-16) and it will be made to order and delivered in March at the latest.
    Simply make your pledge and we will be in touch.
    - KNIT GIRL
    - LOVE
    - YARN DANCE

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    Pledge £300 or more About $392

    Sparkle Shard Top

    Made to Order.
    Made from mercerised cotton and lurex for all over sparkle. Draped for a flattering fit with suspended lace shards knitted into the fabric construction.
    Size S/M fits UK 8-10, Size M/L fits UK12-14

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    - Illustrated postcard
    - Thank you email
    - Early access to the online store launch

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    Pledge £400 or more About $523

    Monochrome Midi Dress

    Made to Order.
    Our signature CC-J stripe on our signature dress. Gently shaped midi dress for a super flattering, easy fit. Stripes featuring monochrome tones of merino wool, cotton and lurex yarn for subtle texture variation.
    Size S/M fits UK 8-10, Size M/L fits UK 12-14

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    - CC-J Beanie Hat
    - Illustrated postcard
    - Thank you email
    - Early access to the online store launch

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    Pledge £500 or more About $654

    Lace Shard Dress

    Made to Order - Kickstarter exclusive colourway.
    Our beautiful sheer, draped dress with suspended lace with a Kickstarter exclusive twist! Featuring silver/gold and black lace shards.

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    - CC-J Beanie Hat
    - Illustrated postcard
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    - Early access to the online store launch

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    Pledge £600 or more About $785

    Statement Coat

    Made to Order.
    Our bestselling statement coat. Beautiful knitted top with a merino wool felt bottom panel. In a flattering swing shape with shaped hem and deep pockets. Finished with frills and flower buttons.

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    - Early access to the online store launch

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    Pledge £800 or more About $1,046

    Statement Coat & Slogan Jumper

    Made to Order.
    One of our slogan knits (KNIT GIRL / LOVE / YARN DANCE) and our bestselling Statement Coat - as detailed above.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,308

    Bespoke Experience

    Sip Prosecco while having a tour of Caitlin’s studio, meeting the machines and seeing the design process in action. Then you have the option:
    - To work with Caitlin to design a bespoke piece which will then be handmade especially for you
    - To choose a combination of any of the above rewards up to your pledge value.

    PLUS
    - Illustrated postcard
    - Thank you email
    - Early access to the online store launch

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    Pledge £2,000 or more About $2,616

    Ultimate Bespoke Experience

    Sip Prosecco while having a tour of Caitlin’s studio, meeting the machines and seeing the design process in action. Then you have the option:
    - To work with Caitlin to design a bespoke outfit which will then be handmade especially for you
    - To choose a combination of any of the above rewards up to your pledge value.

    PLUS
    - Illustrated postcard
    - Thank you email
    - Early access to the online store launch

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Funding period

- (30 days)