I'm Always Cold
Living here in the Northeast US means unpredictable winters. It's just a fact of life. Often cold weather strikes in mid-October and doesn't letup until the end of March. My friends often joke about how I'm so bundled up I can't even move.
I set out on a mission this year to make the ultimate winter scarf. That journey of trial-and-error led me here: to creating Hooded Warbler, and the hoodscarf.
What's a HoodScarf?
Spoiler alert: it's kinda in the name. A hoodscarf is a cowl-style scarf, with the ability to transform into an epic hood.
And I mean, an epic hood.
Yea! See what I mean? I didn't just want a skimpy hood that was barely functional. Whenever I wear it I feel like a warrior princess. It makes me feel strong and confident, like my run to the grocery store has the potential to become an adventure.
What Makes Our HoodScarves Different?
There are similar products out there, but none quite like ours. What sets us apart? Other cowl hoods are made from crocheted or knitted yarn, giving them a distinct visual look, and a heavier feel.
Our hoodscarves are lined inside with soft fleece for warmth and comfort. The outside is made from a sturdy but soft upholstery fabric, guarenteed to stand up to winter weather.
Why Are We Named "Hooded Warbler"?
While struggling to come up with a name for our new endeavor, a friend (Hi Becca!) suggested riffing off an animal name, maybe one that has a hood or hood-like markings.
My husband the bird nerd pulled out his fields guides and started throwing out suggestions, and we finally hit on one we both liked: Hooded Warbler. I was drawn to the bold plumage both the color, and the hood-like markings. To top it off, they're native to the part of the world we call home.
As you can see in the beautiful painting above, their markings clearly make them the perfect namesake for our hoodscarves since they're wearing one of their own!
We Need You!
Seriously though, this is a big deal for us. We aren’t here for a one-hit wonder. This project isn’t us throwing something at the wall and not caring if it sticks. We’ve been working on this for months. Fiddling with prototypes, testing out different types of fabric. We’re committed to this project.
We aren’t just here to pre-sell a product. We’re here to kickstart a small business. That’s what this site is for, isn’t it?
So help us out: buy a hoodscarf. Heck, buy two. You know what, buy a four pack and give em away to people you think look cold.
Thank you in advance for you help and support.
Jayne and Zach
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk our hoodscarves could face would be problems or delays from fabric manufacturers. If anything comes up, we'll update all our backers immediately, and we'll do all we can to make sure any troubles don't put us too far behind schedule.
Another risk is that since each hoodscarf is handmade, we could experience some production-related delays if this Kickstarter goes extremely well. Like, beyond-our-wildest dreams well. We're confident we can handle our expected demand in the timeframe we've put forward, but go ahead, surprise us and blow us all away!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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