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About

In 2008 during our final year at the London College of Fashion, we, Emma-Jayne and Viviane, embarked on our SquidLondon journey. The umbrellas were the perfect blank canvas for all our colour explosions. But we also knew there were so many more products we had to develop!! Wellington Boots were always top of the list... Can you imagine the joy of kids jumping in puddles and their Wellington boots changing into different designs and colours in the rain?!  

We can, and we would love to make these a reality!!!

 

The development of our all over colour changing Wellington boot started in 2014. We experienced many set backs due to the way rubber boots are constructed and the manufacturing process they have to go through. For normal boots it would be simple, but these are not ordinary boots! Our colour changing ink posed many difficult obstacles to overcome. So a few years on, and MANY prototypes later and we have finally nailed it – the production prototype of our all over colour changing Wellington boot is ready! ;)

This is a very exciting project for us! Due to all the positive feedback (including kidswear brand of the year by notonthehighstreet.com and People Choice Awards by Lloyds Bank) and so many of you asking us for an all over colour changing Wellington boot we feel super happy to announce the final production prototype is ready. After all these years of developing, prototyping with its highs and lows we finally can go into production producing the first ‘ALL OVER COLOUR CHANGING’ Wellington boot collection ever – the Starfish, Lion, Polkadot and Dino design (see working drawings below)!! And that’s were we need YOU to join the colour changing Wellington boot revolution. Fingers crossed we get enough shares and support from you so we can produce our first trial order for delivery April 2018 - just in time for April showers! We now need to knuckle down and start contacting kids shoe shops and fun kids boutiques to sell the boots to too!

We hope that you love the colour changing Wellington boots as much as we do! Check out our rewards below. We’re grateful for every support no matter how big or small. As you know crowdfunding is all about sharing – please share our amazing project with your friends and family. Let‘s do this together!

 Happy rain days, the Squidders xx

P.S. The word wellington boot has been named after Mr Wellington, 1st duke of Wellington, who worn and popularised the novel ‘Wellington’ boot in hunting and outdoor wear in Britain in the 19th century.

 

 

Reward #2 - Drawstring Bags: 1. Bus 2. Polka Dot 3. Shark 4. Flower 5. Panda 6. Dino
Reward #2 - Drawstring Bags: 1. Bus 2. Polka Dot 3. Shark 4. Flower 5. Panda 6. Dino

 

Reward #3 - Umbrellas: 1. Bus 2. Panda 3. Pirate 4. Peppa Pig
Reward #3 - Umbrellas: 1. Bus 2. Panda 3. Pirate 4. Peppa Pig

 

Reward #4 - Starfish Wellington Boots: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old
Reward #4 - Starfish Wellington Boots: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old

 

Reward #5 - Lion Wellington Boots: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old
Reward #5 - Lion Wellington Boots: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old

 

Reward #6 - Polka Dot Wellington Boots: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old
Reward #6 - Polka Dot Wellington Boots: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old

 

Reward #7 - Dino Wellington Boots: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old
Reward #7 - Dino Wellington Boots: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old

 

Reward #8 - Long Bus Jacket: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old
Reward #8 - Long Bus Jacket: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old

 

Reward #9 - Long Starfish Jacket: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old
Reward #9 - Long Starfish Jacket: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old

 

Reward #10 - Long Polka Dot Jacket: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old
Reward #10 - Long Polka Dot Jacket: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old

 

Reward #11 - Long Dino Jacket: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old
Reward #11 - Long Dino Jacket: Sizes 2/3/4/5 years old

 

Reward #12 - Peppa Pig Rainwear Bundle: 1. Short Jacket (available in Size 4 only) 2. Umbrella
Reward #12 - Peppa Pig Rainwear Bundle: 1. Short Jacket (available in Size 4 only) 2. Umbrella

 

Reward #13 - Dino Rainwear Bundle: 1. Wellington Boots (size 2/3/4/5) 2. Short Jacket (size 2/3/4/5) 3. Umbrella
Reward #13 - Dino Rainwear Bundle: 1. Wellington Boots (size 2/3/4/5) 2. Short Jacket (size 2/3/4/5) 3. Umbrella

 

Reward #14 - Polka Dot Rainwear Bundle: 1. Wellington Boots (size 2/3/4/5) 2. Short Jacket (size 2/3/4/5) 3. Umbrella
Reward #14 - Polka Dot Rainwear Bundle: 1. Wellington Boots (size 2/3/4/5) 2. Short Jacket (size 2/3/4/5) 3. Umbrella

 

Reward #15 - Starfish Rainwear Bundle: 1. Wellington Boots (size 2/3/4/5) 2. Short Jacket (size 2/3/4/5) 3. Umbrella
Reward #15 - Starfish Rainwear Bundle: 1. Wellington Boots (size 2/3/4/5) 2. Short Jacket (size 2/3/4/5) 3. Umbrella

 

 

Starfish Wellington Boot available in size 2, 3, 4 and 5 years old
Starfish Wellington Boot available in size 2, 3, 4 and 5 years old

 

Lion Wellington Boot available in size 2, 3, 4 and 5 years old
Lion Wellington Boot available in size 2, 3, 4 and 5 years old

 

 

 

 

Sizing Chart Wellington Boots
Sizing Chart Wellington Boots

 

Sizing Chart of Short Jacket
Sizing Chart of Short Jacket

 

Sizing Chart of Long Jacket
Sizing Chart of Long Jacket

 

An ordinary year in the SquidWorld
An ordinary year in the SquidWorld

 

 

Risks and challenges

As with all new products there is always the possibility of things going wrong! This will be the first time we have done a production run of the all over colour changing wellington boots. As we said earlier we have produced many prototypes to perfect the process and the result and we now feel we are very ready to go ahead with a production run. The current plan is to start production in January for an April/May 2018 delivery. We will keep everyone up to date with the progress of the production and if there are any setbacks like bad weather - sounds ironic but if the temperature is too humid the drying process is very slow! They can not be artificially dried either :( However we hope our long lead time has allowed for such issues and are positive they will be delivered on time.

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    The High Five!

    Massive BIG thanks and virtual hugs from Viviane and Emma-Jayne! Your support at any level is hugely appreciated - we will be sure to keep you updated about the colour changing world of Squid!

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    Colour Changing Drawstring Bags!

    A fun drawstring We have 6 super cool colour changing bag designs! You can choose from the iconic London Bus, the cheeky Polka Dots, the roaming Dinosaur, The bold Green Flower, the playful Panda Bear and the hungry Shark!

    These bags are great for swimming kit, toys and to carry snacks in. They can also be very handy when one is trying to get a coffee and the kids need entertaining..!

    Bus, Polka Dots, Dino, Flower, Panda OR Shark.

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    Colour Changing Umbrellas!

    Choose from a fun selection of kids colour changing umbrellas! Children love having their own umbrella and being independent - what better than one that changes colour!!

    Choose from the iconic London Bus, playful Panda, fun pink Peppa Pig or the sneaky Pirate!

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    *NEW* Colour changing STARFISH Boots

    STARFISH & FRIENDS DESIGN: Never been seen before -the all over colour changing boot!!
    This is the design you can see us holding in the kickstarter movie and also there are pictures in the gallery.

    Just imagine the happy kids jumping in those April shower puddles!

    We have 4 sizes to choose from:
    EU size 24 / Age 2-3
    EU size 26 / Age 3-4
    EU size 28 / Age 4-5
    EU size 30 / Age 5-6

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    *NEW* Colour Changing LION Boots

    Never been seen before - all over colour changing boots!!

    The unisex roaring Lion boots! We have a GIF on the main page of the Lion prototypes and a few pictures floating about! Definitely a fun pair for the Lion loving Kids out there!

    We have 4 sizes to choose from:
    EU size 24 / Age 2-3
    EU size 26 / Age 3-4
    EU size 28 / Age 4-5
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    *NEW* Colour Changing POLKA DOT Boots

    Never been seen before - all over colour changing boots!!

    The fun unassuming Polka Dots turn into fun colours and a cheeky little cat face. A definite winner with pink fans!

    We have 4 sizes to choose from:
    EU size 24 / Age 2-3
    EU size 26 / Age 3-4
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    *NEW* Colour Changing DINO Boots

    Never been seen before - all over colour changing boots!!

    Roaming Dinosaurs are everyone's favourite prehistoric animal! Children of all ages will love these colour changing boots!!

    We have 4 sizes to choose from:
    EU size 24 / Age 2-3
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    Colour Changing Long BUS Jacket

    The amazing London Red Bus long jacket!
    The iconic London Bus with fun characters appearing in the bus window when it gets wet.

    These are extra special - we have never sold them in the European market before!! We have been developing them and working with a client in Asia and they have been very popular. They are a thin longer rain jacket with poppers. they of course change colour in the rain! We have 2 sizes available:
    Age 2-4
    Age 4-6

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    Colour Changing Long STARFISH Jacket

    The fun Starfish and Friends long jacket!

    Fun starfish and seahorses and other under the sea life animals coming to life with water!

    Please note we have uploaded all images onto the main page.

    These are extra special - we have never sold them in the European market before!! We have been developing them and working with a client in Asia and they have been very popular. They are a thin longer rain jacket with poppers. They of course change colour in the rain! We have 2 sizes available:
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    Colour Changing Long POLKA DOT Jacket

    The spotty Polka Dot Long Jacket!

    Fun polka dot turning inot colours and little kitten faces - a favourite with pink fans

    These are extra special - we have never sold them in the European market before!! We have been developing them and working with a client in Asia and they have been very popular. They are a thin longer rain jacket with poppers. they of course change colour in the rain! We have 2 sizes available:
    Age 2-4
    Age 4-6

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    Colour Changing Long Dino Jacket

    The roaming Dino long jacket!

    Everyone's favourite prehistoric animals!

    These are extra special - we have never sold them in the European market before!! We have been developing them and working with a client in Asia and they have been very popular. They are a thin longer rain jacket with poppers. they of course change colour in the rain! We have 2 sizes available:
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    Age 4-6

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    The PEPPA PIG Rainwear Bundle

    Peppa Pig! Everyone's favourite happy pig, jumping in puddles and loving the outdoors!

    This Peppa Pig Product of ours was nominated at this year Licensing Awards for Most Innovating Product! First ever colour changing in the rain Peppa :)

    This Peppa Pig bundle includes our colour changing; Jacket for age 4-5 and Peppa Pig umbrella.

    NB: We have photographs on the main page of all designs.

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    The DINO Rainwear Bundle!

    The NEW colour changing Dinosaur wellington boots! The Dino Umbrella and Short Jacket!

    The ultimate colour changing set for those Dino loving kids!!

    Sizes available:
    Age 2-3
    Age 3-4
    Age 4-5
    Age 5-6

    NB: Short jacket is thicker and has a cotton lining.

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    The POLKA DOT Rainwear Bundle!

    The NEW colour changing Polka Dot Wellington boots! The Polka Dot Umbrella and Short Jacket!

    The ultimate colour changing set for those who love colour changing Polka Dots!

    Sizes available:
    Age 2-3
    Age 3-4
    Age 4-5
    Age 5-6

    NB: Short jacket is thicker and has a cotton lining.

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    The STARFISH rainwear bundle!

    The NEW colour changing Starfish Wellington boots! The Starfish Umbrella and Short Jacket!

    The ultimate colour changing set for those who love the sea!

    Sizes available:
    Age 2-3
    Age 3-4
    Age 4-5
    Age 5-6

    NB: Short jacket is thicker and has a cotton lining.

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