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For the fearless and passionate city girl, the ladies that live in the moment, the ones whose lives demand functional style. Read more

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For the fearless and passionate city girl, the ladies that live in the moment, the ones whose lives demand functional style.

Seattle, WA Fashion
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Our new collection was designed for you. Made with the same values of our previous pieces, the new line includes wardrobe staples that go beyond the bike - from long walks through your favorite neighborhood and urban hikes to a day at the office, road trips and far away adventures - Iva Jean is made for these moments.

BIKE EVERYWEAR. WALK EVERYWEAR. BE EVERYWEAR.

ivajean.com // twitter.com/iva_jean // facebook.com/ivajeanbikes pinterest.com/ivajeanbikes // vimeo.com/ivajean // instagram.com/ivajeanbikes

ABOUT IVA JEAN

In early 2010, I started Iva Jean, a brand that would provide products and resources that inspire women to incorporate biking into their everyday lives. I want them to get on a bike and ride with the style, personality and confidence they bring to every other aspect of their lives.

As our brand grows we look beyond the bike - creating clothing that takes any girl from day until night - with functional style. The girl that truly lives in her city.

All garments are constructed of high quality materials and produced in Seattle, WA, to support fair labor, the local economy and a thriving community of design and manufacturing in the Pacific Northwest.

Iva Jean has appeared in Elle Finland, Fast Company, PSFK, Huffington Post, Treadlie, DailyCandy, Sunset, Momentum, Seattle Met, A Cup of Jo, Lovely Bicycle!, VeloJoy; and showing at Model Citizens NYC, San Francisco Bike Expo’s Pedal Savvy and Seattle Magazine’s The Forecast. Our Spring 2013 collection was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2012.

IVA JEAN 2014

Over the last year, my team and I have been working to expand our line. Using the same principles we always have, our new collection goes beyond the bike. We’ve developed two pants that are both tailored, minimal, comfortable, and durable. Our tops are both luxurious and practical, perfect for any situation.

Our garments use high quality performance fabrics, feature feminine cuts and modern details, and will be made in Seattle, Washington.

// CITY LEGGING AND TROUSER //

Our City Legging and Trouser are both constructed of Schoeller-Dryskin, a durable four-way stretch fabric that is water resistant, abrasion resistant and moisture wicking. We’ve also eliminated the inseam to reduce chafing and potential wear, providing women with comfortable and long lasting options.

The City Legging provides women with a slim silhouette perfect for layering. We’ve designed the legging to have a high waist, skinny leg, and side zipper for easy entrance. Black. Sizes 0-14.

Our City Trouser is a slim, tailored pant that also gives women ease of movement. The trouser features four functional pockets, hook and bar closure, and a flat front. Black. Sizes 0-14.

// MERINO WOOL TOPS //

Our tops use 100% ultrafine merino wool sourced from New Zealand. This wool has a soft touch and natural performance qualities including odor resistance, temperature control, and water repellency. All pieces feature faced edges for a more sophisticated finish.

Raglan Long Sleeve

Raglan Short Sleeve

Raglan Long and Short Sleeve tops are a fresh take on timeless designs. Both tops are cut for movement and a feminine fit and have a longer cut for added coverage. Charcoal and Eggshell. XS-XL.

Racer Tank

 Racer Tunic

The Racer Tank and Tunic are designed to work alone or layered in colder months. Both designs feature a full coverage racer back, generous cut for movement, and the tunic has zipped pockets. Charcoal and Eggshell. XS-XL.

Wear our Hell Yeah T-shirt and tell the world, “Hell yeah I rode my bike!” Our new t-shirts are discharge printed on American Apparel Girls Summer shirts, a great weight for layering.

READY TO GO

With the designs finalized and tested, I am ready to make them available to you. With your support, we can continue a legacy of timeless outwear and activewear produced in the Pacific Northwest, with each piece sewn in Seattle by industry experts.

The goal of Iva Jean is to continue to make more products and resources available to ladies across the world. I hope that you will help to support our effort.

Bike Everywear. Walk Everywear. Be Everywear.

Thank you so much for your support! XX
Ann DeOtte Kaufman, Founder / Creative Director.

WHY KICKSTARTER

Our line has been funded personally, through a line of credit from a fellow bike enthusiast, and our 2013 Kickstarter Campaign. In order to grow Iva Jean, we need your support.

Your contributions will fund:

  • Sourcing and purchase of fabric and product hardware
  • Production of six new styles including the City Legging, City Trouser, Raglan Short and Long Sleeve, Racer Tank and Tunic
  • Continued development of new garments.

PRODUCTS / REWARDS

Sizing and color options will be specified in a follow up email if/when Funding is successful.

Sticker Pack // A selection of branded and super fun stickers for your bike or plastering on your favorite bar's bathroom wall.

Hell Yeah T-shirt // Tell the world, “Hell yeah I rode my bike!” Our new t-shirts are discharge printed on American Apparel Mens and Girls Summer shirts, a great weight for layering.

Product Details:

  • Available in sizes S-XL (shirts run small)
  • Type reads, “Hell yeah I rode my bike.”
  • Black shirts with white type 100% combed cotton
  • Preshrunk

The City Legging // This legging provides women with a slim silhouette perfect for layering. Designed with a high waist, skinny leg, and side zipper for easy entrance. We’ve also eliminated the inseam to reduce chafing and potential wear, providing women with comfortable and long lasting options.

Product Details:

  • Available in sizes 0-14
  • Color: Black
  • Constructed of Schoeller-Dryskin fabric
  • Four-way stretch
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Self cleaning technology
  • Moisture controlling
  • Water repellent
  • Fade resistant and will hold shape
  • No inseam to reduce chafing and wear
  • Easy care
  • High-waist cut
  • Side invisible zipper
  • Darting for tailored fit
  • Warm water wash, lay flat to dry

Our City Trouser // This trouser is a slim, tailored pant that also gives women ease of movement. The trouser features four functional pockets, hook and bar closure, and a flat front. We’ve also eliminated the inseam to reduce chafing and potential wear, providing women with comfortable and long lasting options.

Product Details:

  • Available in sizes 0-14
  • Color: Black
  • Constructed of Schoeller-Dryskin fabric
  • Four-way stretch
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Self cleaning technology
  • Moisture controlling
  • Water repellent
  • Fade resistant and will hold shape
  • No inseam to reduce chafing and wear
  • Easy care
  • High-waist cut
  • Flat front
  • Front zipped pockets
  • Functional back welt pockets
  • Hook and bar closure
  • Contrast pocket lining and waist binding
  • Warm water wash, lay flat to dry

Raglan Long Sleeve // Our Raglan Long Sleeve top is a fresh take on timeless designs. Cut for movement and a feminine fit and this top has a longer cut for added coverage. It is constructed using 100% ultrafine merino wool sourced from New Zealand. This wool has a soft touch and natural performance qualities including odor resistance, temperature control, and water repellency.

Product Details:

  • Available in sizes XS - XL
  • Color: Charcoal and Eggshell
  • 100% ultrafine merino wool
  • Soft touch
  • Odor resistant
  • Temperature control
  • Water repellent
  • Raglan sleeve for movement
  • Baseball bottom seam for added coverage
  • Faced edges for a more sophisticated finish

Raglan Short Sleeve // Our Raglan Short Sleeve top is a fresh take on timeless designs. Cut for movement and a feminine fit and this top has a longer cut for added coverage. It is constructed using 100% ultrafine merino wool sourced from New Zealand. This wool has a soft touch and natural performance qualities including odor resistance, temperature control, and water repellency.

Product Details:

  • Available in sizes XS - XL
  • Color: Charcoal and Eggshell
  • 100% ultrafine merino wool
  • Soft touch
  • Odor resistant
  • Temperature control
  • Water repellent
  • Raglan sleeve for movement
  • Baseball bottom seam for added coverage
  • Faced edges for a more sophisticated finish

Racer Tank // The Racer Tank is designed to work alone or layered in colder months. This tank features a full coverage racer back and generous cut for movement. It is constructed using 100% ultrafine merino wool sourced from New Zealand. This wool has a soft touch and natural performance qualities including odor resistance, temperature control, and water repellency.

Product Details:

  • Available in sizes XS - XL
  • Color: Charcoal and Eggshell
  • 100% ultrafine merino wool
  • Soft touch
  • Odor resistant
  • Temperature control
  • Water repellent
  • Full coverage racer back design (no bra straps showing)
  • Baseball bottom seam for added coverage
  • Faced edges for a more sophisticated finish

Racer Tunic // The Racer Tunic is designed to work alone or layered in colder months. This tunic features a full coverage racer back, generous cut for movement, and two zipped pockets. It is constructed using 100% ultrafine merino wool sourced from New Zealand. This wool has a soft touch and natural performance qualities including odor resistance, temperature control, and water repellency.

Product Details:

  • Available in sizes XS - XL
  • Color: Charcoal and Eggshell
  • 100% ultrafine merino wool
  • Soft touch
  • Odor resistant
  • Temperature control
  • Water repellent
  • Full coverage racer back design (no bra straps showing)
  • Baseball bottom seam for added coverage
  • Zipped pockets
  • Faced edges for a more sophisticated finish

A special thank you to my team. Video by Kent Colony; Photography, April Brimer; Styling and Art Direction, Ann DeOtte Kaufman; Model, Autumn Johnson; Hair and Makeup, Jamyrlyn Mallory; Assistant, Lou Daprile; Design and Prototyping, Katie Walag, Craft Design and Development; Kim Production; and my biggest supporter, Bart Kaufman.

Risks and challenges

Material Sourcing // I have high expectations for each of our products. I work hard to ensure that each Iva Jean product is made using high quality materials from trusted sources. I am closely tracking all of our needs and I am working closely with trusted reps and vendors to have the highest quality materials on hand when we are ready to go to production.

Production Scheduling and Management // Managing production is always a challenge. I will be working with Kim Production for all production. They have a strong reputation in the Pacific Northwest and have worked for brands such as Prairie Underground. To meet this challenge, I have begun to work Kim Production to closer define schedules, needs and estimated delivery.

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    Sticker pack, our sincerest thanks and a shout out on Facebook or Twitter.

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    Our "Hell Yeah" t-shirt and sticker pack.

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    Racer Tank: 100% ultrafine merino wool, designed to work alone or layered in colder months. Full coverage racer back, generous cut for movement. Charcoal and eggshell. XS-XL.

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    Raglan Short Sleeve Shirt: 100% ultrafine merino wool, cut for movement and a feminine fit and have a longer cut for added coverage. Charcoal and eggshell. XS-XL.

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    Raglan Long Sleeve Shirt: 100% ultrafine merino wool, cut for movement and a feminine fit and have a longer cut for added coverage. Charcoal and eggshell. XS-XL.

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    Tunic: 100% ultrafine merino wool, designed to work alone or layered in colder months. Full coverage racer back, generous cut for movement, and the tunic has zipped pockets. Charcoal and eggshell. XS-XL.

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    Our City Legging: Constructed of Schoeller-Dryskin, a durable four-way stretch fabric that is water resistant, abrasion resistant and moisture wicking. No inseam to reduce chafing and potential wear, higher waist, side zipper, and a slim silhouette perfect for layering.

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    Our City Trouser: Constructed of Schoeller-Dryskin, a durable four-way stretch fabric that is water resistant, abrasion resistant and moisture wicking. No inseam to reduce chafing and potential wear, higher waist, four functional pockets, hook and bar closure, flat front, and a slim silhouette perfect for layering.

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    ONE PANT AND ONE TOP STYLE. Choose from the City Legging, City Trouser, Racer Tank, Tunic, Raglan Short Sleeve, and Raglan Long Sleeve.

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    ONE PANT AND TWO TOP STYLES. Choose from the City Legging, City Trouser, Racer Tank, Tunic, Raglan Short Sleeve, and Raglan Long Sleeve.

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    TWO PANT AND ONE TOP STYLES. Choose from the City Legging, City Trouser, Racer Tank, Tunic, Raglan Short Sleeve, and Raglan Long Sleeve.

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    RETAILERS PACKAGE. Two of each style from the collection including City Legging, City Trouser, Racer Tank, Tunic, Raglan Short Sleeve, and Raglan Long Sleeve. Retails at $1,380.

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