1) Temperature Regulating: You feel warmer when it's cool and cooler when it's warm.
2) Moisture Wicking: Silk pulls moisture away from your skin + holds up to 30% of its weight before it loses its temperature regulating properties.
3) Great Fit: We have iterated on the fit over 9 times because we wanted it perfect. It now is.
4) Versatile: Købens are great for work or going out with friends. Basically, wear them anywhere.
5) Made in the USA: The jeans are manufactured in Los Angeles and our denim is from North Carolina.
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In 2009, I was on the hunt for clothes--comfortable, quality clothes that fit my lifestyle. Specifically, I wanted jeans--jeans that I could wear professionally and casually. They didn't exist.
So, I decided to make my own. With my background working at Lands' End and J.Crew, I knew what I wanted and knew I could create it. I lined my favorite pair of jeans with silk - BOOM!
The next day, I was on a flight from Hong Kong to Dallas. During the flight, the air conditioning went out. I was asleep when it happened and I woke up sweating. Then, I realized something: even though my body was damp and sweaty, my legs were dry. But how?
It turns out silk has all of these really cool properties. Silk is like a double-edged sword (where both sides are good): it can regulate temperature and wick away moisture.
Stumbling into that experience was borderline magical. I modified the jeans into a product that I loved. Then, I spent all of 2013 wearing one pair of silk-lined jeans to see if they would last. They did.
They're amazing jeans, they're insanely comfortable and they're built to last.
How They Work
Køben pairs the durability and the styling of dark, raw denim with functional silk to make the perfect pant.
Where they are made
We use the best fabrics that we could find and partnered with a manufacturer to create our jeans here in the States. Go USA!
Silk Color Options - Check out the update about colors: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/74042813/silk-lined-jeans/posts/863316
BUSINESS ON THE OUTSIDE
PARTY ON THE INSIDE
Risks and challenges
Risks + Challenges
Making sure that we deliver quality jeans on time is our biggest concern.
Here are the risks and challenges that we have considered:
We have made sure to work with fabric suppliers and manufacturers that deliver. We have done several prototypes and some small batch runs with our current manufacturer and we feel confident in their skill and ability.
There is a concern that if we get enough interest, that our manufacturer might have some issues with too much volume. We are confident that our current California manufacturer can handle current volumes that we would order but we have been working with some other manufacturers to make sure that we have options.
Quality + Consistency
The manufacturing process for Køben Jeans is more complicated than that of regular jeans because of the silk liner. Although not expected, a delay in production is possible (if quality or consistency is a problem we will suspend production until it is resolved). The last thing we want to do is deliver product with which you won't be happy.
Our manufacturing partner produces jeans for many of the leading denim brands and is experienced at tackling any issues that may arise. We have full confidence in Jeff.
We have a great silk supplier that we like but without firm orders of fabric, we can't pre-order the silk. There is a possibility that there might be a delay in getting the silk delivered to the manufacturer.
We have worked with several suppliers to find the one with the best quality silk and we feel confident that they can deliver on time.
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