wool + suede | redefining warm and stylish winter gloves
Hi everyone! We are Josh + Nik - two close friends who met in high school and who have inspired and supported each other through university, starting our careers, and life. We’ve always wanted to create something together, and wool + suede seemed like the perfect opportunity to make it happen, all while solving one of our problems: cold hands. We’ve finally united our skills and talent with the goal of making the world a more warm + stylish place.
We’ve combed fashion forums, scoured reddit and online publications, and checked out all the shops and boutiques we could. Josh even made the mistake of investing in a $200 pair of gloves, only to lose them a month later. No matter where we looked, we both ran into the same problem. Gloves that were warm and stylish were impossible to find. The warmer a glove was, the less stylish it became and vice versa. So instead of looking elsewhere, we crafted a glove that combines all the features we were searching for at a price that is unheard of. Our dream is to change the world, one warm + stylish pair of gloves at a time.
Read more about our story in the full biography at the top right of this Kickstarter Page.
Shearling is one of the best natural products for gloves. It is sheepskin with wool on one side and suede on the other side. Most gloves feature an outer shell with a different inner lining, but with shearling, the wool and suede are the same piece of material.
Why back us?
We searched high and low and found that the world of menswear doesn’t currently offer a glove that is both warm + stylish. Most gloves on the market are made from synthetic material or blends, which don’t win you any style points. Natural materials age the best, but cotton can only do so much to cut the cold. Leather is good, wool is great, but shearling is the answer!
We contacted factory after factory and received sample after sample until we hit the quality jackpot with our current supplier. We will not compromise on quality because we want gloves that we would proudly wear ourselves. We refuse to produce a subpar product because your warmth and satisfaction are our goal. You are the wool + suede flock, so we’ll do our best to serve you.
With your help, we can raise enough money to fill orders and start the production of these exceptional gloves.
Stretch goals (Updated: Nov 29)
*Note: first 200 backers = first 200 pairs of gloves
Finding the perfect fit
Our gloves in action
wool + suede is about making a warm + stylish shearling glove, but we also have so many people to thank for helping us achieve our warm + stylish dreams for success. A big thanks to:
- Andreea Vrabie, graphic designer
- Jessica Nguyen, Kickstarter architect, editor, and #1 supporter
- Marielle McCrum, copywriter and editor
- Moh & Mazen Mahfouz, videographers
- Phil Chung, owner of Jaisel
- Andriy Marchyshyn, model
- Ryley Richardson, model
- Shea-Lynn Noyes, model
- Clementine, venue
- Iconoclast, venue
- Startup Edmonton, venue
Risks and challenges
- This isn’t our first rodeo. We’ve been through production cycles in tech, fashion, and other industries and have delivered goods to customers in a timely manner.
- Factories can always experience delays that are out of our control, but we’ve established an agreed-upon timeline that has given us priority and has allocated resources for our gloves to get them produced as quickly as possible. In the event that things don't go as planned, whether it's a delay in the manufacturing timeline, shipping date, or something else, we promise to communicate honestly with you and work around the clock until we correct the issue. We understand that excellent customer service is essential to our success, and we will treat you the way we'd love to be treated.
- We need to hit our $10,000 goal in 7 days to get the gloves in time for the holiday season. We have the supplies ready, but we can’t guarantee there won’t be delays in shipping to us from the factory. On our end, we’ll have packaging ready to go and have explored the option of express shipping. You can rest assured we’ll be working tirelessly to get you your warm + stylish gloves ASAP!
- (23 days)