Polyester Free Pants - Addressing Microfiber Water Pollution
Polyester Free Pants - Addressing Microfiber Water Pollution
Blue Zipper - Fabrics with Benefits™ - The most versatile, comfortable, cotton, moisture wicking pant for the outdoor/everyday man
Blue Zipper - Fabrics with Benefits™ - The most versatile, comfortable, cotton, moisture wicking pant for the outdoor/everyday man Read more
The most comfortable durable, environmentally friendly, polyester free, moisture wicking twill pant on the market. This is a high performance fabric designed as the last pair of pants you need. The perfect everyday, anywhere pant. From the city to country our signature fabric is designed for hiking, biking, walking a city and spending time with friends.
3 Years to develop - Two different mills in the US, Three Prototypes to get our signature fabric right.
- Polyester Free, moisture wicking, fast absorbing, quick drying cotton twill.
- Addressing Microfiber water pollution with our signature custom fabric.
- 96% Cotton, 4% Lycra® and Antimicrobial.
- Breathable and soft
- The most comfortable pair of pants you will wear. Designed for where your adventure takes you.
Our Motto - Fabrics with Benefits™
The concept is less is more, we want our clothes to be versatile, more environmentally friendly, while at the same time being made with the highest quality. Our Goal to work with fabrics that benefit the consumer and the environment. Crafted in the USA.
All of our clothes create microfibers when we wash them. The main problem begins with polyester, nylon and other synthetic material. These materials are petroleum-based materials, they are plastic, and do not biodegrade. Natural fibers like cotton will. With every washing, our polyester clothes are releasing microfibers which are ending up in our water and food supply. Eventually it will be ending up in you. They are small, microscopic but very real. These fibers are adding up to massive amounts of plastic.
The guardian.com by Mary Catherine O’Connor, February 12, 2017 - “found that a single fleece jacket sheds as many as 250,000 synthetic fibers. Using sales numbers, the researchers extrapolated that about 100,000 jackets are in use worldwide each year, and washing them would produce enough plastic to make 11,900 grocery bags.” This is not a local issue, synthetic microfibers are being found everywhere from New York to Sydney. The health effects of this issue are not known at this time.
Cotton 96% - Soft to the touch, our signature fabric includes patented moisture management technology to allow our cotton to be fast absorbing and dry quickly.
Lycra® 4% for Stretch - To enhance your movement in our pants for all your outdoor activities.
Antimicrobial Silver Technology
- Our material will be treated with an innovative silver antimicrobial finish that provides comfort and freshness protection by controlling unwanted odor-causing bacteria
- This durable finish will keep our fabric smelling fresh and clean.
US Mill to create our signature fabric
US Factory to cut and sew our pants
Style of Pants
- 2 Styles of pants-Both are jean cut style with a gusset
- Style ODP - 101 - 5 pocket jean cut pant
- Style ODP - 102 - 5 pocket jean cut pant with additional rear pocket
- All rivets, button and the Blue Zipper are YKK
- Optional extra back pocket 2 colors Army Green, Navy Blue
Our sizing is true to fit. Order the size that you are in most of your pants (i.e. 34x32 or 36x34). Any questions, just ask!
Special Length - if you need a length that we do not offer please email us. We will let you know if we can accommodate your request.
By supporting Blue Zipper you are also supporting clean water? Who doesn’t like clean water? We agree, but it is not that easy. Our water is being constantly polluted and we need to start taking better care of it. So when you purchase Blue Zipper Apparel you will be helping to support various organization which strive to clean up trash, plastic and debris in our water.
Blue Zipper is donating 2% of the sale of our products to various organizations that strive to better our waters.
We believe in being more than just a clothing company. It is important to give back to our communities.
The is an estimated time line for our production. Sometimes there are unforeseen issues that may occur. We will make every effort to see that we delivery on time. If we are able to complete the production early we will ship as soon as possible.
Use of Funds
This is where the money will go to launch our product.
1. Develop Custom Fabric (minimun) - $11,500
2. Labor (Cut & Sew pants) - $ 7,500
3. Miscellaneous -(buttons, pocketing, labels, fees & giving back) - $5,000
Total needed for this campaign $ 24,000
Return Policy / Warranty
We want you to want to wear our product. If for any reason, you do not like the fit or just not happy with our pants you can exchange them, or return them with no questions ask. So here it is, 100% guarantee, so if for any reason you aren't happy with your Blue Zipper pants just reach out to us through Kickstarter or at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can fix the problem.
A NOTE ON FIT
Please note our garment's fit is similar to most standard US sizing. Once you get your garment and find you want a different size, please do not wait. Just send it back and we will exchange it, or we will do everything we can to fix it and if that does not work refund your money.
Due to various screen displays as well as various light sources at the photo and video shoot we will do our best to reflect the color you see. We have named the color accordingly to get them as close to their description.
Thank you for your support. By supporting our Kickstarter campaign your help will bring our product to life. In exchange, we are rewarding you with the opportunity to receive a discount on our pants.
We want to thank a few people that donated their time, space and expertise to this project.
Vickie Gray Images - studio space - 132 West 25th Street Baltimore, MD 21218 www.vickiegrayimages.com
Video - Shot & Edited Elnatan Melaku - email@example.com
Model - Outdoors - Austin Ager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Model - City - Dominic Dorse
Risks and challenges
There are always risks when developing a product in the apparel business. We have set up a realistic timeline and have built in time for any issues that may arise.
We are confident with our production since we are working with the mill that helped us develop the third generation of our signature fabric. In addition, our samples were made at the factory. They too are familiar with our product and what we are making.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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