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UPDATE: we launched a new campaign! Click the button below to check out our stylish technical outerwear for women AND men:
UPDATE: we launched a new campaign! Click the button below to check out our stylish technical outerwear for women AND men:
387 backers pledged CA$ 82,005 to help bring this project to life.

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Mia Melon - Fashionable Weatherproof Outerwear

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 Our Story:

Mia Melon is a women's clothing label based in Vancouver, BC. In the Fall of 2011, we launched our weatherproof coats. Since then, demand has been growing 300% each season. Now is the time to listen to our customer and focus on what we do best!
We have wholesale orders coming from some of the most influential boutiques across North America...however we need the financial resources to go into production and to start developing the next collection. Your pledge will ensure that Mia Melon's vision will become a reality. Pledges over and above the requested amount will go towards hiring more staff, and allowing our designer more resources to grow our dream. If all goes well, next season we will be able to expand our offerings and launch a men's fashion weatherproof coat collection. 

Our Product:

What is a fashion weatherproof jacket??
We specialize in waterproof, wind proof and breathable coats which are highly functional, yet fashion forward. We pay close attention to the details in design and the quality fabrics used in each piece.

How do we make the fabric waterproof?
After sourcing fashionably appealing exterior shell fabrics, we use a cozy micro fleece on the interior shell of the coat. Bonded in between the two fabric layers is a poly membrane that functions similar to your skin. The membrane is both waterproof and wind proof. 

How do we get water to bead off of cotton fabric?
We use a heat process treatment known as DWR, which is sprayed onto the fabric and then baked under a massive oven. Although it helps with water resistance, this process is not wind proof. That function comes from the special membrane that we use. 

How do we keep the water from penetrating the seams?When the coats are sewn together, we bind the seams inside, so that the water stays out, and you stay dry. You will stay dry 99.9% of the time.

Lab tests done in Hong Kong and through the US Customs and Border Patrol have certified that our fabrics have waterproof and windproof capabilities. No more worrying about the elements...we've got you covered. 

A closer look at the details behind the Provocateur Jacket
A closer look at the details behind the Provocateur Jacket

Fashion Forward Designs - We all know that functionality matters when it comes to weatherproof outerwear...but looking great never hurts! The designers have all come from design specific backgrounds, rather than sports-centric. Lots of time, effort and research goes into the theme and mood of each season. We want you to choose Mia Melon coats because they look good, not just because they work so well in any all types of weather.  

Mood Board for Fall 2014 Collection
Mood Board for Fall 2014 Collection

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Rewards:

Here is a closer look at the goodies you will receive if you pledge our project!

Mia Melon Pin
Mia Melon Pin
Body of the tank, and the custom graphic that will be applied to the front
Body of the tank, and the custom graphic that will be applied to the front

Sizes available in the coats are XS - XL. These run pretty true to size, XS being approximate to a size 2 and an XL being approximate to a size 12. At the end of the project, we will send all of our pledges a survey along with a size chart and accurate measurements. Colours vary depending on the style you choose -- check the details on the pledge sidebar to the right, or you can contact us if you have any questions.

Here is a general size chart for our coats - you can use this to get an idea on which size would work best for you. 
Remember, we want to make sure you are happy with your reward, so you will be able to exchange sizes if you need. 


Thank you so much for your support! 

Please find us and share our story on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mia-Melon/255738451104458

Instagram:@MiaMelon

Risks and challenges

No need to worry - we are an organized company with manufacturers already in place. Unfortunately, there is always a chance that there could be a few production concerns, such as not hitting the factory minimums or not having enough demand for certain styles. We will need the minimum requested funding to put the first production run in progress. Since we are also filling wholesale orders, we will already have stock on hand - so if we are needing extra stock on hand to fulfill the rewards, we will have it all ready. If we happen to run short on styles, sizes or colour ways, we will substitute your first choice for your second choice.

If we run a very successful campaign and we have more demand than anticipated, we may be a little late shipping ALL the rewards. Not to worry, we will get it in your hands as soon as possible!! We will ship on a first come basis.

And remember - our customers are the most important - and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About US$ 8

    Pledge $10.00 or more and receive a Mia Melon glass pin.

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About US$ 23

    Mia Melon custom graphic women's tank. One size. Outside of North America please add $20 for shipping.

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About US$ 151

    Receive the Provocateur Coat in your choice of size and colour - Black, Brown, Grey or Navy (Navy is new and exclusive to Kickstarter backers only!) Plus the Mia Melon pin. Outside of North America please add $40 for shipping.

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About US$ 151

    Receive the Wanderer Jacket in your choice of size and colour - Brown, Blue or Grey. Plus the Mia Melon pin and Mia Melon tank. Outside of North America please add $40 for shipping.

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    Pledge CA$ 225 or more About US$ 170

    Receive the Hunter Coat in your choice of size and colour - Black, Brown, or Grey. Plus the Mia Melon pin and Mia Melon tank. Outside of North America please add $40 for shipping.

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    Pledge CA$ 225 or more About US$ 170

    Receive the Nomad Jacket in your choice of size and colour - Black, Brown, or Grey. Plus the Mia Melon pin and Mia Melon tank. Outside of North America please add $40 for shipping.

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    Pledge CA$ 230 or more About US$ 174

    Receive the Journey Coat in your choice of size and colour - Blue, Burgundy or Olive Green. Insulated for colder climates and features a removable fur hood. Plus the Mia Melon pin and Mia Melon tank. Outside of North America please add $40 for shipping.

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About US$ 189

    Receive any coat of your choice. Plus the free Mia Melon pin and Mia Melon tank. Outside of North America please add $40 for shipping.

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    Pledge CA$ 350 or more About US$ 264

    Receive your choice of 2 coats in your choice of size and colour. Plus two Mia Melon pins and two Mia Melon tanks. Great choice for Mom and daughter! Outside of North America please add $50 for shipping.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About US$ 377

    Wholesale package - choose any 4 coats and pay what the retailers pay! Plus 4 Mia Melon pins. Outside of North America please add $80 for shipping.

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    Pledge CA$ 2,000 or more About US$ 1,505

    Design a coat with the Mia Melon head designer!! Your design will be in our Fall 2015 collection!

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    Pledge CA$ 180 or more About US$ 136

    Early bird special! For the first 100 backers get your choice of any coat in your choice of size and colour, plus the free Mia Melon pin. Outside of North America, please add $40 for shipping.

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