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£1,933
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 10 2019
£1,933
pledged of £9,900pledged of £9,900 goal
12
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 10 2019

About

 SAMVÆR believe the clothes you wear should fit your lifestyle without compromise. You shouldn’t have to pick between style and functionality which is why we blend classic design with technical fabrics. Having launched our very successful Classic Wool & Nanosphere jacket last year, we’re now looking to launch a new casual jacket made from sustainable waxed cotton. 

SAMVÆR was founded in Cambridge, UK to help the city cycle commuter get to work without the need to choose between function and style. We set about creating a jacket that enables you to go from bike to boardroom to bar. A jacket right for every situation.

Available directly to you at up to £145 off the future retail price.

Waxed cotton in Blue with Rib collar
Waxed cotton in Blue with Rib collar
Waxed Jacket Reverse
Waxed Jacket Reverse
Hi-Vis Rear Box Pleat
Hi-Vis Rear Box Pleat

The NEW WAXED JACKET

The New Urban Jacket is made from sustainably produced high performance waxed cotton. We wanted to steer clear of man made fabrics in order to reduce the environmental impact of each garment’s production. We also love how waxed cotton patinas over time giving each jacket a unique look.

Technical features include:

  • Weather resistant fabric
  • Hi-Vis details helping you standout on the bike but understated off the bike
  • Internal pocket to keep valuables safe
  • External front pockets to keep hands warm off the bike with a rear pocket with magnetic fastener to keep items you need quick access to
  • Tailored fit designed to work on and off the bike

Want to customise your jacket? No problem

Because we are a small brand using local manufacturers we are able to make small production runs.  This means we can then offer each jacket in a choice of colours and with two collar options.  We will ask you to make your choices once the campaign is complete.

The options will be as follows:

- Fabric colour.  We will offer Yellow and Blue but see our stretch goals for when we'll introduce another colour.

- Collar Type.  You will be able to chose from Ribbed bomber style as on the blue jacket or traditional turn down collar as on the Yellow Jacket.

If we reach our funding target we hope to offer more fabric options as well as colours. 

Wax Yellow with Traditional Collar
Wax Yellow with Traditional Collar
Waxed Yellow with traditional collar
Waxed Yellow with traditional collar
Waxed Yellow With Traditional Collar
Waxed Yellow With Traditional Collar

Ethics & Being Responsible

Every garment we have produced has been done fairly, with as little impact to the environment as possible and to the highest possible standard.  For example, for this jacket we have used high quality sustainably produced waxed cotton from British Millerain, a name associated with quality.

All our other garments to date have been produced in the UK using the best of local manufacturers.  This has meant that we have been able to be part of the process at every step of the way, something we will always do.

Quality is something we really do believe in and Vivianne Westwood's quote "Buy less, Choose Well, Make it last" is something we want to make sure all our garments adhere to. This is why we stay hands on with the manufacture of each and every piece.  This is something we are able to do as we are a small batch producer of high quality garments.

Environmental Impact - Why Waxed Cotton

Building on the outerwear we launched last year, we're looking to expand the range and bring a more casual urban feel to the next jacket.  To do this we have opted to use waxed cotton.  This is for three key reasons.

ONE waxed cotton is weather ready.  The waxed coating enables the fabric to resist water and wind making it perfect for people who look to more active means of travel whether walking or cycling.

TWO waxed cotton, unlike manmade petrochemical based fabrics such as polyester, doesn't impact the environment in the same way.  We have used sustainably sourced waxed cotton to lessen the environmental impact of each Jacket resulting in a garment that looks great without costing the earth.  more detail on this after point THREE...

THREE We love the way waxed cotton patinas over time meaning each garment ends up looking unique to the person who wears it.

Anyway back to the tricky subject of sustainable fabric.  This is a tricky one because the various ways fabrics are made.  Cotton is a natural fibre unlike polyester which is made by refining oil.  Cotton does, however, borrow a lot of water.  The Aral Sea has been all but obliterated since the 1960s by irrigation projects in Russia primarily for the growth of Cotton.  Since then water consumption and the use of pesticides has been more of a consideration for responsible producers of cotton and in turn more of a consideration for responsible brands such as SAMVÆR.  The downside of this though is the increase of cost to the consumer.  We will do our bit if you support us and enable us to use fabrics that don't cost the earth...


 Size Chart 

Measurements are representative of the garment not body measurements
Measurements are representative of the garment not body measurements

Stretch Goals

This is our first KickStarter campaign (hopefully not our last) so we're very much hoping to reach our target.  If we do, we have some further stretch Targets.

Looking beyond our target
Looking beyond our target

Press

The rain shield offering additional ventilation keeping you dry and helping regulate body temperature
The rain shield offering additional ventilation keeping you dry and helping regulate body temperature
Be weather ready with the water resistant waxed cotton
Be weather ready with the water resistant waxed cotton
Whatever the weather...
Whatever the weather...
Because lycra isn't always the best choice...
Because lycra isn't always the best choice...

Risks and challenges

We have been up and running for the last couple of years and will be using our established supply chain to bring these new jackets to life. We are very much involved with every step of the production process and over see the manufacture of the garments as they are being made. This means that we can make sure each garment is made to our high standards.

That said, issues do arise from time to time as no one is perfect. the very last thing we want to do is compromise on quality of the finished product or rush something needlessly. We are confident that we can deliver the goods to you in time for the autumn weather.

We will promise to keep every backer update throughout the production process so you know exactly what is going on and when you can expect your lovely new jacket.

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    SAMVÆR Branded Tshirt

    Get you hands on a sustainably made 100% organic classic White cotton T tastefully branded by SAMVÆR

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    Early bird - Classic Waxed Cycle Jacket

    SAVE £145 on RRP and get your hands on the new SAMVÆR Waxed Cycle Jacket.
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    Weather ready waxed cotton
    Hi-Vis Detailing
    2 Front Pockets & Button down rear pocket
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    Waxed Cotton Jacket

    SAVE £110 on RRP and get your hands on the new SAMVÆR Waxed Cycle Jacket.
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    Weather ready waxed cotton
    Hi-Vis Detailing
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    Waxed Cotton Cycling Jacket

    SAVE £51 on RRP and get your hands on the new SAMVÆR Waxed Cycle Jacket.
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    Weather ready waxed cotton
    Hi-Vis Detailing
    2 Front Pockets & Button down rear pocket
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    Retailer 10 Jacket Bundle

    SAVE £1400 on RRP and get your hands on the new SAMVÆR Waxed Cycle Jacket collection.
    Features include:
    Weather ready waxed cotton
    Hi-Vis Detailing
    2 Front Pockets & Button down rear pocket
    Mix of Collar styles and fabric Colours (Blue, Yellow + Others) plus size range

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Funding period

- (30 days)