Sweateralls - The Original French Terry Overalls
Versatile Overalls Made From High Quality French Terry. Fair-Wage Manufactured In The Heart Of L.A.
About The Project
From runway to street style, designers and trendsetters alike have successfully brought back the classic 80s movement: Overalls. As cool as they are playful, this denim phenomenon is here to stay. But what if there was a way to do them better?
Most overalls are made out of denim--a durable but limited material. Denim is great for heavy use, but can be uncomfortable as casual or athletic wear. What if there were a pair of overalls made of durable and lightweight materials, for a much more comfortable, versatile experience?
Sweateralls are a new take on the concept of overalls. Made out of 100% french terry cotton, Sweateralls are stylish, comfortable, and versatile. Lightweight materials give a number of benefits over traditional denim, including:
Flexibility (perfect for athletes and dancers). Affordability. Versatility (wear them comfortably at the gym, lounging at home, or pair them with a sweater to look great on the go).
From the gym to your living room and everywhere in between, you'll look and feel great in high quality French Terry.
When we looked at the overalls market, we agreed there were some great products out there. But we wanted to identify some key features that no other manufacturer was delivering. We narrowed it down to 3.
Versatility. Denim overalls are great for work, but you probably wouldn't wear them at the gym or lounging on the couch. Sweateralls' lightweight french terry fabric delivers that versatility that denim overalls lack.
Flexibility. Denim Overalls aren't known for promoting free movement. With their comfortable design and materials, Sweateralls allow for a more comfortable range of motion--ideal for dancers and athletes but well suited for everyone.
Affordability. Lastly, we wanted to make sure that Sweateralls would be affordable without sacrificing quality. We found our answer in the form of high quality French terry. This fabric helps us deliver great value in a product everyone can afford.
Sweateralls are designed for maximum versatility. We specifically picked lightweight fabrics to create an overall that has a wider range of uses than denim. These are just some of the occasions when throwing on a pair of Sweateralls is a no-brainer.
Whether you’re an artisan, work with your hands, or sit at a desk, Sweateralls deliver the same all-in-one convenience you've come to know from denim overalls--but with added comfort.
Lightweight fabrics make Sweateralls a perfect active-wear companion garment. Great for warming up and cooling down for a gym workout, dance practice, or early morning jog. Lounging At Home.
We chose the name 'Sweateralls' for a reason. Fluffy, lightweight, and comfortable, Sweateralls are great for chilling at home on a Sunday night, or any other night for that matter!
Perfect for a night of games with your friends. Stay warm, stay comfortableIf you've got a long night of gaming head of you, Sweateralls will keep you warm while allowing full range of motion for your arms.
When You Need To Look Fabulous.
Sweateralls pair well with caridgans, leather jackets, and almost anything else in your wardrobe. Look stylish at school, at work, or out on the town.
Be A Patron Of The Growing Sweateralls Community. As a Sweateralls contributor, you are more than just a donor--you are a patron and member of our community. By contributing to this Kickstarter, you will be a 'first mover' in what has the potential to be a totally new category of garment. During the early stages of the company’s growth, we want you to be involved at every step of the company's growth.
For example, you will have a say when we are deciding on the next color option. We currently have only three color prototypes, Grey, Black, and Navy. As we begin to expand the line into different colors and sizes, you'll have the opportunity to give your creative input and see your vision in the finished product.
Fair-Wage Manufactured Right Here In L.A.
Fair wages matter to us. From the beginning, we wanted Sweateralls produced by local workers earning a fair wage.
All Sweateralls are produced right here in the heart of downtown L.A. Materials are sourced ethically, from vendors with a track record of buying and producing quality cotton textiles at fair prices.
Our commitment to local manufacturing also gives important benefits when it comes to quality control. Since we don't outsource anything, we retain closer control over the manufacturing process. Each pair of Sweateralls is made with love by a member of our team in L.A., allowing closer integration between the design team and the manufacturing floor.
How Your Contribution Will Help
We have already developed prototypes for Womens' Sweateralls in three colors: black, grey, and navy. Initial prototypes have been worn, tested, and proven reliable. We intend to use our Kickstarter funding to do four things:
1. Get Production Rolling. We are ready to put Sweateralls into production at a workshop in downtown L.A.
2. Expand The Product Line. We will use our Kickstarter funding to expand the Sweateralls line to include more sizes, more colors, and a men's version.
Risks and challenges
We are ready to roll. The fabric has been selected (and I think you'll love it), our production partners are ready and can handle the order. Our biggest challenge will be scaling the sizes to fit different body types. However, living in Los Angeles, we have access to a lot of fit models (actual humans who try on the garment so we can adjust the fit), and I'm confident we can get the fit just right.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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