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wool + suede is redefining winter gloves to be warm + stylish for the modern man
wool + suede | redefining warm and stylish winter gloves for the modern man
wool + suede | redefining warm and stylish winter gloves for the modern man
421 backers pledged CA$ 48,119 to help bring this project to life.

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Our story 

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.

Co-founders Nik and Josh off on a stroll
Co-founders Nik and Josh off on a stroll

 

 

 


  

Why shearling?

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?

If you do a little looking around, you'll find that there is no glove quite like a wool + suede glove. We're not pulling the wool over your eyes. See for yourself:

 

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.

Rewards

Stretch goals (Updated: Nov 29)

(Update - Nov 21): We are approaching the shipping volume discount territory with our postal service, Canada Post, so we will be able to offer $5 off shipping for customers in Canada + the US and $10 off shipping for all international backers once we hit $50,000. The refunds will be processed once the campaign is over and we will refund the shipping to your original method of payment minus the fees charged by Kickstarter.

If we hit our stretch goal of $20,000, we will offer a chocolate brown suede option, which will be available to all pledges $75 or more. Chocolate brown will be available to the intial 200 batch for Holiday 2016 if we reach $20,000 by November 22.

Stretch goal - chocolate brown
Stretch goal - chocolate brown

Shipping

Our timeline

*Note: first 200 backers = first 200 pairs of gloves

Finding the perfect fit

(Update - Nov 21): Due to popular demand, we are introducing a Kickstarter exclusive of 3 new sizes, 6.5, 7, and 10, to our campaign when we hit our new stretch goal of $35,000. 

Our gloves in action

The black glove is an essential for any wardrobe
The black glove is an essential for any wardrobe

 

Perfect for getting to and from the office
Perfect for getting to and from the office

  

Our gloves will keep you warm + stylish when you're out with friends
Our gloves will keep you warm + stylish when you're out with friends

 

The sleek, refined look of the gloves works perfectly with a blazer
The sleek, refined look of the gloves works perfectly with a blazer

 

The black shearling gloves add polish to casual outfits
The black shearling gloves add polish to casual outfits

 

Special thanks

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!

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.74

    Virtual glove fist bump

    FIST BUMP - Thank you for your support! Please accept our gratitude for helping us achieve our dreams. Keep your eyes peeled for a virtual warm + stylish glove fist bump GIF delivered straight to your inbox after the Kickstarter has ended.

    *You will get this with every pledge.

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    Personalized thank you from Josh + Nik

    THANK YOU - We want to personally thank you for your support as we work toward our warm + stylish dreams. You will receive a personalized 10-second video message from both of us after the Kickstarter has ended.

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $55

    Super early bird, 1 pair

    ONE PAIR OF GLOVES - Thank you for being one of our earliest supporters - or as we like to call them, our first true glove. Choose one (1) pair of gloves in any color and size to stay warm + stylish this winter. (*You will choose the color and size after the Kickstarter has ended.)

    Future retail price: $95 CAD

    *The first 200 pairs will arrive by the 2016 holidays should we hit our goal by November 22, 2016. Please check the counter at the top of the page to determine whether your gloves are within the first 200 pairs. If so, please send your full name, email address, shipping address, color choice, and size to hello@woolandsuede.com immediately after placing an order to ensure timely order processing.

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    Pledge CA$ 80 or more About $59

    Black Friday Special, 1 pair

    ONE PAIR OF GLOVES - You're after a great Black Friday deal? Us too! We're offering 85% OFF the price of leading brands. Our handcrafted shearling gloves are $80 instead of $250 for a limited time and while quantities last. Choose one (1) pair of gloves in any color and size to stay warm + stylish this winter. (You will choose the color and size after the Kickstarter has ended.)

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    Pledge CA$ 81 or more About $60

    Black Friday Special, 1 pair

    ONE PAIR OF GLOVES - You're after a great Black Friday deal? Us too! We're offering 85% OFF the price of leading brands. Our handcrafted shearling gloves are $81 instead of $250 for a limited time and while quantities last. Choose one (1) pair of gloves in any color and size to stay warm + stylish this winter. (You will choose the color and size after the Kickstarter has ended.)

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    Pledge CA$ 82 or more About $61

    Black Friday Special, 1 pair

    ONE PAIR OF GLOVES - You're after a great Black Friday deal? Us too! We're offering 85% OFF the price of leading brands. Our handcrafted shearling gloves are $82 instead of $250 for a limited time and while quantities last. Choose one (1) pair of gloves in any color and size to stay warm + stylish this winter. (You will choose the color and size after the Kickstarter has ended.)

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    Pledge CA$ 83 or more About $61

    Black Friday Special, 1 pair

    ONE PAIR OF GLOVES - You're after a great Black Friday deal? Us too! We're offering 85% OFF the price of leading brands. Our handcrafted shearling gloves are $83 instead of $250 for a limited time and while quantities last. Choose one (1) pair of gloves in any color and size to stay warm + stylish this winter. (You will choose the color and size after the Kickstarter has ended.)

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    Pledge CA$ 84 or more About $62

    Black Friday Special, 1 pair

    ONE PAIR OF GLOVES - You're after a great Black Friday deal? Us too! We're offering 85% OFF the price of leading brands. Our handcrafted shearling gloves are $83 instead of $250 for a limited time and while quantities last. Choose one (1) pair of gloves in any color and size to stay warm + stylish this winter. (You will choose the color and size after the Kickstarter has ended.)

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    Pledge CA$ 85 or more About $63

    Early bird, 1 pair

    ONE PAIR OF GLOVES - Thank you for being one of our earliest supporters - or as we like to call them, our first true glove. Choose one (1) pair of gloves in any color and size to stay warm + stylish this winter. (*You will choose the color and size after the Kickstarter has ended.)

    Future retail price: $95 CAD

    *The first 200 pairs will arrive by the 2016 holidays should we hit our goal by November 22, 2016. Please check the counter at the top of the page to determine whether your gloves are within the first 200 pairs. If so, please send your full name, email address, shipping address, color choice, and size to hello@woolandsuede.com immediately after placing an order to ensure timely order processing.

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    Pledge CA$ 95 or more About $70

    Regular, 1 pair

    ONE PAIR OF GLOVES - Thank you for being one of our earliest supporters - or as we like to call them, our first true glove. Choose one (1) pair of gloves in any color and size to stay warm + stylish this winter. (You will choose the color and size after the Kickstarter has ended.)

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    Pledge CA$ 145 or more About $107

    Super early bird, 2 pairs

    TWO PAIRS OF GLOVES - From the bottom of our hearts, please accept our gratitude for your support! We invite you to double up on our warm + stylish gloves this winter with two (2) pairs of gloves in any color and size. (*You will choose the color and size after the Kickstarter has ended.)

    Future retail price: $190 CAD

    *The first 200 pairs will arrive by the 2016 holidays should we hit our goal by November 22, 2016. Please check the counter at the top of the page to determine whether your gloves are within the first 200 pairs. If so, please send your full name, email address, shipping address, color choice(s), and size(s) to hello@woolandsuede.com immediately after placing an order to ensure timely order processing. Shipping is only available to one recipient address.

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    Pledge CA$ 165 or more About $122

    Early bird, 2 pairs

    TWO PAIRS OF GLOVES - From the bottom of our hearts, please accept our gratitude for your support! We invite you to double up on our warm + stylish gloves this winter with two (2) pairs of gloves in any color and size. (*You will choose the color and size after the Kickstarter has ended.)

    Future retail price: $190 CAD

    *The first 200 pairs will arrive by the 2016 holidays should we hit our goal by November 22, 2016. Please check the counter at the top of the page to determine whether your gloves are within the first 200 pairs. If so, please send your full name, email address, shipping address, color choice(s), and size(s) to hello@woolandsuede.com immediately after placing an order to ensure timely order processing. Shipping is only available to one recipient address.

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    Regular, 2 pairs

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    Pledge CA$ 195 or more About $144

    Delivery + dessert (in Edmonton)!

    ONE PAIR OF HAND-DELIVERED GLOVES + DESSERT IN EDMONTON - We are so incredibly grateful for your generous support that we want to thank you in person! Receive one (1) pair of gloves in any color and size hand-delivered directly from us to you. To sweeten the deal, we'll throw in a dessert night with both of us in Edmonton! (*We will get in touch with you after the Kickstarter has ended to confirm your choice of color and size, as well as availability for dessert night.)

    *The first 200 pairs will arrive by the 2016 holidays should we hit our goal by November 22, 2016. Please check the counter at the top of the page to determine whether your gloves are within the first 200 pairs. If so, please send your full name, email address, shipping address, color choice, and size to hello@woolandsuede.com immediately after placing an order to ensure timely order processing.

    *Travel, accommodation or any other related expenses are not included.

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    Pledge CA$ 220 or more About $162

    Super early bird, 3 pairs

    THREE PAIRS OF GLOVES - To thank you for the love you've shown us, we want to give you a hand in sharing the wool + suede love this holiday season! Choose three (3) pairs of gloves in any color and size to stay warm + stylish this winter. And hey, if you want to keep all three for yourself, we won't judge! (*You will choose the color and size after the Kickstarter has ended.)

    Future retail price: $285 CAD

    *The first 200 pairs will arrive by the 2016 holidays should we hit our goal by November 22, 2016. Please check the counter at the top of the page to determine whether your gloves are within the first 200 pairs. If so, please send your full name, email address, shipping address, color choice(s), and size(s) to hello@woolandsuede.com immediately after placing an order to ensure timely order processing. Shipping is only available to one recipient address.

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $185

    Early bird, 3 pairs

    THREE PAIRS OF GLOVES - To thank you for the love you've shown us, we want to give you a hand in sharing the wool + suede love this holiday season! Choose three (3) pairs of gloves in any color and size to stay warm + stylish this winter. And hey, if you want to keep all three for yourself, we won't judge! (*You will choose the color and size after the Kickstarter has ended.)

    Future retail price: $285 CAD

    *The first 200 pairs will arrive by the 2016 holidays should we hit our goal by November 22, 2016. Please check the counter at the top of the page to determine whether your gloves are within the first 200 pairs. If so, please send your full name, email address, shipping address, color choice(s), and size(s) to hello@woolandsuede.com immediately after placing an order to ensure timely order processing. Shipping is only available to one recipient address.

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    Pledge CA$ 280 or more About $207

    Regular, 3 pairs

    THREE PAIRS OF GLOVES - To thank you for the love you've shown us, we want to give you a hand in sharing the wool + suede love this holiday season! Choose three (3) pairs of gloves in any color and size to stay warm + stylish this winter. And hey, if you want to keep all three for yourself, we won't judge! (*You will choose the color and size after the Kickstarter has ended.)

    Future retail price: $285 CAD

    *The first 200 pairs will arrive by the 2016 holidays should we hit our goal by November 22, 2016. Please check the counter at the top of the page to determine whether your gloves are within the first 200 pairs. If so, please send your full name, email address, shipping address, color choice(s), and size(s) to hello@woolandsuede.com immediately after placing an order to ensure timely order processing. Shipping is only available to one recipient address.

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    Pledge CA$ 295 or more About $218

    Delivery + dinner in Edmonton!

    ONE PAIR OF HAND-DELIVERED GLOVES + DINNER IN EDMONTON - We are so incredibly grateful for your generous support that we want to thank you in person! Receive one (1) pair of gloves in any color and size hand-delivered directly from us to you. We'll also take you out for dinner in Edmonton. (*We will get in touch with you after the Kickstarter has ended to confirm your choice of color and size, as well as availability for dinner.)

    *The first 200 pairs will arrive by the 2016 holidays should we hit our goal by November 22, 2016. Please check the counter at the top of the page to determine whether your gloves are within the first 200 pairs. If so, please send your full name, email address, shipping address, color choice(s), and size(s) to hello@woolandsuede.com immediately after placing an order to ensure timely order processing.

    *Travel, accommodation or any other related expenses are not included.

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    Pledge CA$ 2,500 or more About $1,846

    Delivery + dinner anywhere in Canada!

    TWO PAIRS OF HAND-DELIVERED GLOVES + DINNER ANYWHERE IN CANADA - We are so incredibly grateful for your generous support that we want to thank you in person! Receive two (2) pairs of gloves in any color and size hand-delivered directly from us to you. We'll come to wherever you are in Canada and take you out for dinner! (*We will get in touch with you after the Kickstarter has ended to confirm your choice of color and size, as well as availability for dinner.)

    *The first 200 pairs will arrive by the 2016 holidays should we hit our goal by November 22, 2016. Please check the counter at the top of the page to determine whether your gloves are within the first 200 pairs. If so, please send your full name, email address, shipping address, color choice(s), and size(s) to hello@woolandsuede.com immediately after placing an order to ensure timely order processing.

    *Travel, accommodation or any other related expenses are not included.

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    Pledge CA$ 5,000 or more About $3,692

    Delivery + dinner anywhere in the world!

    TWO PAIRS OF HAND-DELIVERED GLOVES + DINNER ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD - We are so incredibly grateful for your generous support that we want to thank you in person! Receive two (2) pairs of gloves in any color and size hand-delivered directly from us to you along with dinner with both of us, wherever you are in the world! (*We will get in touch with you after the Kickstarter has ended to confirm your choice of color and size, as well as availability for dinner.)

    *The first 200 pairs will arrive by the 2016 holidays should we hit our goal by November 22, 2016. Please check the counter at the top of the page to determine whether your gloves are within the first 200 pairs. If so, please send your full name, email address, shipping address, color choice(s), and size(s) to hello@woolandsuede.com immediately after placing an order to ensure timely order processing.

    *Travel, accommodation or any other related expenses are not included.

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Funding period

- (23 days)