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Pure products & functional design. High quality jeans crafted in Japan, made from the finest Japanese selvedge denim.
Pure products & functional design. High quality jeans crafted in Japan, made from the finest Japanese selvedge denim.
Pure products & functional design. High quality jeans crafted in Japan, made from the finest Japanese selvedge denim.
27 backers pledged €7,943 to help bring this project to life.

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In 2013, the very first Benzak Denim Developers collection was launched through the medium of crowdfunding. The idea was simple: BDD needed funds to cover the production costs of the first collection, so this entire collection was offered as pre-order, but against a discounted price as a reward for backing the brand and 'Kickstarting' it. A year later, in 2014, this was taken to the next level, and because of the growing collection BDD returned to the 'crowd' with a similar offer: pre-order and receive a big discount. Again, this money was used to cover the production and build the brand towards where we stand now: the 3rd production run of BDD jeans is starting soon and I need your support again!

THE DEAL

  • pre-ordering = 20% discount (at least!)
  • special combo packs for more discount
  • free shipping worldwide
  • delivery in September 2015

This offer is valid for the entire jeans collection (not limited to the new stuff)

THE BDD STORY

Benzak Denim Developers is a Dutch premium denim brand, focusing on pure products and functional design. All production of the BDD jeans is done by artisans in Japan, from Japanese denim fabrics. And for the personal, final touch, all jeans are finished by me in Holland!

All denim products are the beginning of a journey, which needs to be developed by the wearer. Out of the passion for jeans and inspired by the unique fading capabilities of denim, BDD was born. Rather than seasonal collections, BDD develops timeless pieces that can go anytime, anywhere. High quality and durability are mandatory -- function over fashion is key.


By wear and wash the denim of your pair will develop its personal character. No single pair will be the same. Be the developer of your denim and become part of the world of Benzak.



THE REWARDS

BDD ANATOMY

BDD FITS

BDD-016 black black

  • 14 oz. RHT selvedge denim
  • slim fit / slim tapered leg
  • normal retail price €279
  • Kickstarter price €219

*NEW STYLE* The first non-indigo style for BDD, black black denim. For this one the tight BDD-016 fit is used – rock ‘n roll style! To keep the look and feel of a BDD product, indigo yarns and indigo chambray pocketing remain in the jeans, and will fade to a lighter shade, while the black remains black. 

BDD-016 grey blue

  • 13.5 oz. LHT selvedge denim
  • slim fit / slim tapered leg
  • normal retail price €279
  • Kickstarter price €219

The BDD-016 is a slim fit with a modern mid rise, a snug thigh and slim tapered legs. The backpockets are slightly smaller than on the BDD-006. Grey blue denim is a left hand twill, 13.5 oz., made by Collect from Okayama, Japan. The grey blue colour has a 70s feel to it and the selvage has no colour id. The left hand twill will make it super soft in time, and is very similar to the BDD green cast denim, but 1 oz. lighter.

BDD-006 deep indigo

  • 14.7 oz. RHT selvedge denim
  • slim fit / slim leg
  • normal retail price €289
  • Kickstarter price €229

The BDD-006 is a slim fit with a modern mid rise, a snug thigh and slim legs. Deep indigo denim is a right hand twill, very tight weave and extra indigo dipped 14.7 oz., made by Collect from Okayama, Japan. The very tight weave will keep the denim compact and heavy, even after wash, while it allows for quick fading on the parts that get touched by wear and wash.

BDD-006 heavy slub

  • 16 oz. RHT selvedge denim
  • slim fit / slim leg
  • normal retail price €299
  • Kickstarter price €239

*NEW STYLE* With 16 oz., this is the heaviest weight in the BDD-006 slim fit. The irregular and open structure is both for more comfort and interesting fading. The slubby yarns will add to the deep fading potential. This one needs some time to break in, but will last long! It is the same fabric I use for the Artisan Challenge.

BDD-006 dark tone

  • 14 oz. RHT selvedge denim
  • slim fit / slim leg
  • normal retail price €299
  • Kickstarter price €239

The BDD-006 is a slim fit with a modern mid rise, a snug thigh and slim legs. Dark tone denim is a right hand twill, slubby 14 oz., made by Collect from Okayama, Japan. Both warp and weft are indigo dyed, which creates the super dark indigo colour and will allow very interesting fading.

BDD-710 green cast

  • 14.7 oz. LHT selvedge denim
  • regular fit / tapered leg
  • normal retail price €359
  • Kickstarter price €279

The BDD-710 is a regular fit based on a 1967 505 fit, but with a 4 button fly, and tapered legs. Green cast denim is a left hand twill, 14.7 oz. and Zimbabwe cotton, made by Collect from Okayama, Japan. The green cast colour is based on vintage deadstock denim and gets greener by wear and wash. The left hand twill will make it super soft in time, without losing the heavy feel.

For more info on Benzak Denim Developers and the collection, please visit the website www.benzakdenimdevelopers.com

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SUPPORT BDD!

If you like what BDD is doing, and want to support the project, please follow on Facebook and Instagram. All feedback is more than welcome! For questions you can also get in touch >> info@benzakdenimdevelopers.com. And you can even contribute by just sharing this Kickstarter project on your social media platforms; this would help a lot as well!

Many thanks for the support!

Lennaert Nijgh

FAQ

Denim & Japan?

Japan is nowadays synonym for high quality denim. The Japanese mastered the craft of denim fabric and jeans manufacturing by combining old techniques with vintage machines and new high-tech developments. The people crafting the jeans are highly skilled professionals who not question a single detail, but rather know its origin and purpose.

What does pre-order mean?

While most Kickstarter projects are not focusing on a direct return on investment, BDD does and all funding of this project should be considered as pre-orders. To get a collection produced a lot of money is needed, and all needs to be pre-financed. Big companies have investors or banks, but for smaller ones like BDD this is still very difficult. To get it all funded I reach to ‘the crowd’ and ask individual consumers to pre-order, so I can get the stuff produced! And by pre-ordering, you will be rewarded with a 20% discount (at least!) from the retail price. And all orders will be shipped for free, worldwide! All goods will be delivered in September 2015, so the wait is not even that long.

Can I get the same discount when the jeans come available in the webshop later this year?

No. The only reason this discount is offered now is because you will pay a big amount of money (200+ euro) up front. To reward this huge support, the discount is given. Without it I cannot even produce the goods, it’s a matter of give and take. See it as a form of interest. BDD doesn’t do sale or discounts normally, because it is a running, continuous collection. BDD doesn’t work with seasons, items stay in the collection for a long time.

I don’t know my size!

You won't have to specify your size yet; after the pre-order period ends, you will be contacted by BDD and get advised about which size to take! And if it happens that, after you receive the jeans, you want to exchange for a different size: no problem! I will make sure there is enough stock to cover for this. 

 BDD-710 green cast / worn 12 months / washed 3 times

Risks and challenges

Just like any other Kickstarter project, this one is still in development. All funds will be used for the production of the products, for nothing else. But there is always the possibility a delay occurs during the production process. If this happens, it will be communicated on this page and directly with all contributors. The first crowd funding project went really smooth regarding fulfilling my end of the bargain, so the same is expected for this one!

Thanks for the support!

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    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    BDD totebag

    support with €10 and receive the signature totebag!

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    BDD USB stick

    8GB space on a BDD branded wooded USB stick - including the digital version of the Brand Book!

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    Pledge €219 or more About $243

    **NEW STYLE**
    BDD-016 black black
    14 oz. RHT selvedge denim

    comes with a BDD totebag!

    normal retail price €279
    Kickstarter price €219

    free shipping worldwide

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    Pledge €219 or more About $243

    BDD-016 grey blue
    13.5 oz. LHT selvedge denim

    comes with a BDD totebag!

    normal retail price €279
    Kickstarter price €219

    free shipping worldwide

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    Pledge €229 or more About $254

    BDD-006 deep indigo
    14.7 oz. RHT selvedge denim

    comes with a BDD totebag!

    normal retail price €289
    Kickstarter price €229

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    Pledge €239 or more About $265

    **NEW STYLE**
    BDD-006 heavy slub
    16 oz. RHT selvedge denim

    comes with a BDD totebag!

    normal retail price €299
    Kickstarter price €239

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    Pledge €239 or more About $265

    BDD-006 dark tone
    14 oz. RHT selvedge denim

    comes with a BDD totebag!

    normal retail price €299
    Kickstarter price €239

    free shipping worldwide

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    Pledge €279 or more About $310

    BDD-710 green cast
    14.7 oz. LHT selvedge denim

    comes with a BDD totebag!

    normal retail price €359
    Kickstarter price €279

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    Pledge €449 or more About $498

    **NEW STYLES**
    DOUBLE PACK
    both new jeans for an even better price

    BDD-016 black black
    BDD-006 heavy slub

    normal retail price €578
    Kickstarter price €449

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    Pledge €1,399 or more About $1,553

    THE FULL PACKAGE DEAL
    BDD-016 black black
    BDD-016 grey blue
    BDD-006 deep indigo
    BDD-006 heavy slub
    BDD-006 dark tone
    BDD-710 green cast

    normal retail price €1.804
    Kickstarter price €1.399

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