Brand new invisible down technology
In October of last year, we used the latest and most innovative down technologies to create a new type of trench coat that is warmer and cozier than ever. After launching the project on Kickstarter, the generous support from our backers allowed us to make our first batch of these new invisible down trench coats.
However, we are aware that the higher production costs brought on by the new down technologies have discouraged some of our most loyal backers from offering their support. That’s why we are excited to share some good news! After six months of research, we have succeeded in effectively lowering the cost of production while raising production output and efficiency. We hope that the lower costs will attract more support for our trench coat. Our ability to make such warm, humanitarian and high-quality down trench coats is only made possible by the support of our backers.
The evolution of our fabric
While the sleekness of the structure and lightness of the embedded goose feather have appealed to a great amount of fashion wanderers, there's one issue remaining for our trench coat: the outer layer feels too heavy!
In order to answer our customers' demand, we've employed a revolutionary manufacturing technique which decrease 20% of the weight of the outer fabrics while preserving its characteristics of water repellent, stain resistant and oil resistant at the same time. The trench coat feels lighter, but the style and charm won't.
Goose down feathers have a characteristic that no one has been able to solve for hundreds of years. The fluffy feathers are also bulky. We can't give up this material, as it is the warmest known to man thanks to the unique 3D structure that provides unbeatable insulation. We have managed to alter the bulkiness by using innovative feather processing technology to create a truly slim fitting down trench coat.
Using the latest feather processing technology from Italy, we offer something that has never been done before. This technology has feathers that are pressed in between two innovative fabrics to keep the exclusive advantages of down without any of the drawbacks.
*Manufactured by Thindown in Italy
- New Design, Style and Sizing
The new and improved design has a removable invisible down vest, while the detachable trench coat is suitable for three seasons - Spring / Winter / Fall.
The stylish vest can also be worn separately so you can flaunt the sustainable, ethically raised and farmed goose down fabric all by itself.
Customizing your jacket is just another way we’ve upgraded our design.
We listened to feedback from our customers to create a totally new design. To improve on the sizing issue, we invited a professional technical designer to be in charge of sizing to make sure the coat fits perfectly.
- Using special AcoTex coating on the exterior makes it oil resistant / water repellent / stain resistant, which lowers the impact to the environment by reducing the number of times the coat needs to be washed.
- As usual, we found the best factory and durable materials to make a high-quality jacket that will last for a longer time.
We improved everything to achieve better design and quality. The new Antar Penguin designer, Alex Benekritis, has years of experience in the industry working with major brand companies like Ralph Lauren, Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger. Through his meticulous craftsmanship, Alex has infused Antar Penguin’s spirit of elegance into the trench coat design.
We made several improvements to the already the high-quality materials we use, which are now sourced from Italy.
Antar penguin trench coat features:
- Slimmer figure
- 68% warmer
- Made in Italy
- No feathers popping out
- Cruelty-free goose down
- Water repellent
- Stain resistant
- Oil resistant
- Removable vest
- Suitable for three seasons
- 18 times cheaper than luxury brand
We teamed up with US local inventory to fulfill jacket orders from all around the world. The same inventory management is helping larger brands with distribution, and they will provide improved shipping speed and quality.
We do not accept exchange, only returns.
If your address is in the US: We accept returns to our US local warehouse, and you will receive a partial refund (we do not refund the shipping fee to you)once we have received the return, Customers have to pay the fee for shipping the coat back to the warehouse.
For an address outside of the US: We accept returns to our US local warehouse and you will receive a partial refund (we do not refund the global shipping fee to you) once we have received the return. Customers have to pay the fee for shipping the coat back to warehouse.
Our last successful Kickstarter campaign focused on the use of ethically-sourced materials to create a classic trench coat that had a timeless style, while using cruelty-free goose down for unbeatable warmth. We sold around 350 coats, and our customers were very enthusiastic about how much they loved our product and our ethical approach to fashion. Goose down is roughly three times as warm (per ounce) as the best similar synthetic materials, but some companies use feathers from geese that live in deplorable conditions and undergo unthinkable suffering and mistreatment. The downside of down is that it takes the feathers of four geese, or one goose plucked four times to generate enough down for one coat. We wanted to change that by offering an ethical option for our customers who are interested in looking their best, and supporting cruelty-free products at the same time. Antar Penguin achieved this with an original design that combines the classic attractive style of a wind and water resistant trench coat on the outside with the unbeatable warmth of goose down on the inside.
Last campaign- Next year no goose will suffer for your warmth
Special thanks to previous customers & supporters
We really appreciate our customers who support our vision by sharing our story and product with their friends and family, and those who contributed to Antar Penguin's Kickstarter campaign by purchasing our last down trench coat design. Because of your participation, we can continue to work towards protecting the environment and making the world a better place by doing what we love, which is spreading the message of an eco-friendly fashion future.
Risks and challenges
When it comes to fashion, how it looks is just as important as the process of what goes into the products that we buy, and the clothes we choose to wear. Being fashionable also means being ethical.
We adhere to the same standards as luxury clothing brands, while our profit margins are as minuscule as some of the lower-end brands. Using the highest-quality materials, and fair labor practices is not cheap or easy, but we didn’t cut costs to have cheap labor done in sweat shops.
Following our strict principles, and displaying our passion for a product that adheres to these standards is of utmost importance for us and our customers. Protecting the environment by using cruelty-free goose down is just as important as using fair labor. Most brands resort to using live-plucked goose down and low wage labor that is sometimes illegal, but our ethical standards are different and this makes it difficult to compete with similar products on the market.
There are many challenges ahead, but we will not waver from our goal of creating a garment of the highest quality that is completely humane.
With your help, we can continue to produce Antar Penguin coats with the highest quality materials available and the latest style and designs to make you look your best.
We can’t do it without your help and support. Contributing to cruelty-free fashion companies like Antar Penguin is one way to make the world a better place, and look stylish doing it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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