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The intent of Arvin is to build accessories that are good for the people and the planet whilst building consumer awareness.
The intent of Arvin is to build accessories that are good for the people and the planet whilst building consumer awareness.
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Arvin Goods: Waterless, Sustainable, Zero Waste Accessories

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We believe that clothing and accessory manufacturing shouldn’t take a toll on mother earth as it does currently.

We know we can produce our designs by using no water at all (we save over 40 gallons of water per pair with our method) all while saving energy as compared to most everyone else.  

We want to start by making the basics, socks and undies. We are confident we can make sustainable accessories that are stylish and not harmful to your body or our planet, all at a fair price. With this in mind we started Arvin to make a difference. Now we need your help to bring this idea to life.

As for the name Arvin - it’s an Old English one. It means friend of the people. 

There’s a big problem in the fashion industry that most don't know about. Turns out clothing manufacturing is ridiculously hard on the planet. The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world behind the oil industry. Over 5% of the world’s landfill waste is made up of fabrics. That’s a lot. And out of that 5%, 85% of those fabrics could be recovered and repurposed to make new fabrics (but that doesn’t happen). On top of that, cotton farms and dated production practices means it takes approximately 40 gallons of water to make one pair of socks like the pair you're probably wearing right now. The same goes for your knickers.

Our vision is to create an accessible, sustainable solution to the planet’s apparel problem. Using closed loop production practices, we’re producing sustainably made socks and underwear that you’ll actually want to wear and use everyday. Sure, we’re starting with the basics, but we’ve got the know-how to make pretty much anything we want!

With Arvin, we’ve got the potential to make a big shift in how clothing is made. Thing is, we need your help to get there. So, start at the basics with us, and let’s redefine how we think about the apparel industry.

For a little performance
For a little performance

 

Hitting the trails?
Hitting the trails?

 

Just taking it casual...
Just taking it casual...
 

 

Each product is made using state of the art closed loop recycling and production practices. That means every Arvin basic is made from 100% post-industrial materials. Here’s the lowdown of our process.

We start by recovering post-industrial fabric scraps (the stuff that gets leftover when clothing items are made and cut). That means we don’t rely on water and energy dependent cotton farms or production facilities. Plus, our fiber and yarn production facility is 50% solar powered (which means way less carbon dioxide gets pumped into the air we breathe). 

Material waste
Material waste

 

We return all recovered fabrics to their most basic state — the fabric fiber. We combine recovered fabric fibers with other sustainably recovered fibers to create a versatile and expressive range of colors and yarn types. From super soft socks to plush underwear, the possibilities are pretty much endless.

The Fibers
The Fibers

 

Yarn spinning
Yarn spinning

 

We then use the new threads we spin to make new items, like our socks and underwear.

Arvin Goods Crew Sock
Arvin Goods Crew Sock

 

We want to do it again and again. Wear out your Arvin socks, send them back to us, and the Arvin loop continues. By building every Arvin product solely out of your recycled products, we’re able to create an ongoing, closed loop of apparel sustainability. We know it sounds idealistic, but we also know it’s possible.

Our goal is to get as many people as possible in totally sustainable basics throughout 2017, but we’ve got big plans beyond that.

With raised funds, we’ll be able to

  • Hire a full time product designer

  • Diversify our product offering

  • Ensure our production times keep up with demand

  • Set up a global distribution network

  • Reduce global waste levels

  • Make people happy (which also keeps them healthy)

  • Launch donation program for old pairs of Arvin goods

 

We’re starting out small, but have big plans. So whether you pledge $10 or $5,000, you’re helping us to kickstart a catalyst in the apparel industry.

Here’s our ways of saying thanks. 

We can’t emphasize this enough: every contribution counts. Pledge $15 and you’ll become a close friend of Arvin. Which means one fresh pair of socks for you, and exclusive updates about where the Arvin brand is at over the coming months and years.

Limited to 300 - Free Worldwide Shipping

Pledge includes 1x Black Gym Sock
Pledge includes 1x Black Gym Sock

You're saving an estimated 40 Gallons of water! 

What does $20 get you? Usually a decent meal or one pair of socks. But, with this early bird special, you’ll get set up with 2 shiny new pairs of Arvin socks.

Limited to 200 - Free Worldwide Shipping

Pledge includes 1x Black Gym Sock & 1x Grey/Yellow Casual Sock
Pledge includes 1x Black Gym Sock & 1x Grey/Yellow Casual Sock

 You're saving an estimated 80 Gallons of water! 

Missed the 2x Sock Supply early bird? No sweat — the $25 level sets you up with two fresh pairs of Arvin socks.  Plus, you’ll know you helped reshape the apparel industry. That’s worth at least $5, right?

Free Worldwide Shipping

Pledge includes 1x Black Gym Sock & 1x Grey/Yellow Casual Sock
Pledge includes 1x Black Gym Sock & 1x Grey/Yellow Casual Sock

  You're saving an estimated 80 Gallons of water! 

Get in early and save $5 on the Arvin underwear combo pack. Heading to the gym after work? Opt for the subtly technical Arvin performance brief. For everything else, our casual model has you covered. Nice.

Limited to 200 - Free Worldwide Shipping

Pledge includes 1x Black Casual Boxer & 1x Light Grey Performance Boxer
Pledge includes 1x Black Casual Boxer & 1x Light Grey Performance Boxer

  You're saving an estimated 80 Gallons of water! 

Get one of each style of fresh, totally sustainable Arvin underwear styles. Work, travel, or the gym, this pack’s got you covered. Top drawer.

 Free Worldwide Shipping

Pledge includes 1x Black Casual Boxer & 1x Light Grey Performance Boxer
Pledge includes 1x Black Casual Boxer & 1x Light Grey Performance Boxer

  You're saving an estimated 80 Gallons of water! 

Skipping town? Bring Arvin. 3 pairs of socks along with 1 pair of Arvin casual underwear set you up for wherever you’re headed. Because when a 2 day trip calls for 2 pairs of socks, it’s always worth packing a spare…

Free Worldwide Shipping

Pledge includes 1x Red Boxer Brief / 1x White Gym Sock / 1x Grey/Black Casual Sock / 1x White/Navy Casual Sock
Pledge includes 1x Red Boxer Brief / 1x White Gym Sock / 1x Grey/Black Casual Sock / 1x White/Navy Casual Sock

  You're saving an estimated 160 Gallons of water! 

Travelling abroad, road tripping, or getting through the rest of the work week? Wherever your itinerary takes you, pledge $65 to get your hands on this one-stop basics kit for weekends away or mid-week 9-5 apparel pick-me-ups. Both models of Arvin underwear and a huge assortment of socks brings a little something different each morning.

Free Worldwide Shipping

Pledge includes 1x Black Boxer Brief / 1x Dark Grey Performance Boxer / 1x Yellow Gym Sock / 1x Blue/Purple Casual Sock / 1x Yellow/Grey NoShow Sock / 1x White/Navy Crew Sock
Pledge includes 1x Black Boxer Brief / 1x Dark Grey Performance Boxer / 1x Yellow Gym Sock / 1x Blue/Purple Casual Sock / 1x Yellow/Grey NoShow Sock / 1x White/Navy Crew Sock

   You're saving an estimated 240 Gallons of water! 

Jump on this one quick — the complete Arvin basic set up at thrift store prices. First on, last off, this weekly supply of assorted underwear and socks ensures Arvin’s right there with you from 9am Monday to 12:02am Saturday.

Limited to 50 - Free Worldwide Shipping

 Pledge includes 2x Black Boxer Brief / 2x Red Boxer Brief / 2x Light Grey Performance Boxer / 1x Dark Grey Performance Boxer / 1x Purple/Blue Gym Sock / 1x White Gym Sock / 1x Grey/Black Casual Sock / 1x Grey/Yellow Casual Sock / 1x Grey/Yellow NoShow Sock / 1x Blue/Purple Crew Sock / 1x Grey/Black Crew Sock
You're saving an estimated 560 Gallons of water! 

Yep, this is it: the essential Arvin experience. 7 pairs of socks and 7 pairs of underwear sets you up for your daily dose of Arvin. First on, last off, this pack of assorted colours/styles ensures that a touch of Arvin flare always stays with you. Everything you need, nothing you don’t — it’s the complete collection of your apparel basics.  

Free Worldwide Shipping

Pledge includes 2x Black Boxer Brief / 2x Red Boxer Brief / 2x Light Grey Performance Boxer / 1x Dark Grey Performance Boxer / 1x Purple/Blue Gym Sock / 1x White Gym Sock / 1x Grey/Black Casual Sock / 1x Grey/Yellow Casual Sock / 1x Grey/Yellow NoShow Sock / 1x Blue/Purple Crew Sock / 1x Grey/Black Crew Sock
You're saving an estimated 560 Gallons of water! 

Crisp spring days to sweltering summer excursions, this monthly Arvin supply sets you up for a better year of basics living. 5 pairs of assorted socks and 1 minty pair of underwear monthly for a full year ensures your drawers are set to get more sustainable than ever. Plus, you’ll get early and automatic access to the latest spring, summer, and fall Arvin styles and colourways. Oh, and the shipping’s on us.

Free Worldwide Shipping

Pledge includes an assorted set of 5x socks and 1x Boxer - Sent to you, each month for 1 Year
Pledge includes an assorted set of 5x socks and 1x Boxer - Sent to you, each month for 1 Year

   You're saving an estimated 2,400 Gallons of water! 

If you’re looking to fully, completely commit to the Arvin basic lifestyle, this is the place to start. 10 pairs of assorted socks along with 4 pairs of assorted underwear each month guarantees a truly diverse and sustainable cache of premium basics at your everyday disposal. Plus, you’ll get early and automatic access to the latest spring, summer, and fall Arvin styles and colourways. We’ll even throw in free shipping.


Stick with your Arvin stockpile for a full year after purchase without buying other basics, and you’ll save the planet over 7000 gallons of water. It feels good to slip on a special pair of socks everyday. It feels even better to know those same socks have done us all some good.

Free Worldwide Shipping

Pledge includes an assorted set of 10x socks and 4x Boxer - Sent to you, each month for 1 Year
Pledge includes an assorted set of 10x socks and 4x Boxer - Sent to you, each month for 1 Year

   You're saving an estimated 7,000 Gallons of water! 

Get up close and personal with Arvin, and experience for yourself the Arvin closed loop process. We’ll set you up with airfare for you to visit our partners' state of the art production facility. You’ll meet up with Arvin co-founder Harry Fricker for a complete breakdown of the Arvin process, all in the beautiful country of Spain. Three nights of comfortable hotel accommodations ensure an unforgettable experience. Plus, you’ll get a chance to work with the Arvin team to conceptualize and design a new Arvin style for our next collection. With very limited availability, this is an exclusive chance to become a fundamental and important collaborator with the Arvin creative and production team.

Oh, and we’ll throw in one of every Arvin product design, too.

Limited to 3

 

A pretty simple thing at Arvin, but still essential. Our socks are one size fits all. As for our underwear, Small, Medium, and Large sizes have you covered. Here’s the breakdown.

 

What does Arvin mean? It’s an old English name that means friend of the people.

Can I donate my old clothes back to you guys? We’re working on this. In the future, we’re hoping to set up a system where Arvin members can donate their old stuff back to us (Arvin or otherwise) for a discount on their next set of basics. Sign up for our email newsletter for updates and info on how this develops.

Who’s the guy in the video? That’s Harry Fricker — Co-Founder and Creative Director here at Arvin. Designer, surfer, photographer, Huckberry Ambassador, and a lot of other stuff, Harry lives on the Pacific Northwest and heads the creative agency Fricker. Check out his Instagram to see what he’s been up to (it can be hard to keep track, honestly).

Will products ship with plastic? All packaging materials are recyclable paper or plastic, and we are working on further sourcing all packing and shipping materials from recycled sources.

Where can I find you guys on social? The usual: Instagram and Facebook.

When will my Arvin stuff ship? We’re set to ship product out after May 1st. If any hiccups happen in shipping or distribution, we’ll let you know. The good news is, we’re not amateurs: we plan to work with big players in the distribution game, and they know how to get product out there on schedule and on time.

What are the Arvin Goods retail costs?

  • Gym & Casual Sock - $12 USD (without shipping)
  • Boxer Brief - $16 USD (without shipping)
  • Performance Boxer Brief - $18 USD (without shipping)
  • Crew, & No Show Sock  - $10 USD (without shipping)

Material and Claims Facts - Sustainability and Impact claims are based on data from a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted by the University of Valencia, Spain at our supplier comparing the recycled yarn production against conventional virgin cotton production

All yarns are Oeko-tex 100 certified (meaning all yarns are free of any harmful chemical substances).

All raw materials inputs are GRS certified. This guarantees that all our base materials in our products are 100% recycled. Learn more here 

Our manufacturing partner is WRAP Certified 

 

It was a long scroll, so thanks for making it all the way down here. We hope you’re as excited about changing the apparel industry as we are. Again, anything helps — a social media shoutout, sharing our video, or telling a friend. Keep in touch, and let’s see how far we can push this whole thing, yeah?

 

Risks and challenges

We have engaged a team of professional supply chain partners to help us ensure we can maintain deliveries and production quality.

Our raw materials are in place as they are necessary steps to begin production and maintain our promised delivery dates after May 1, 2017.

We have devoted excessive amounts of development time to be sure our product meets your expectations. We received first samples long ago, and have placed them in the hands of individuals (we call them family) around the globe. This product placement was launched to be sure that we have tested fit and wear quality for a substantial time frame. We are more than pleased with our results.

We will make sure to keep all backers and the kickstarter community completely up to date on all details of the campaign, as well as informing our backers of any mishaps that could occur. While we don't expect any errors, we want to be transparent if something should arise.

We know you need to be sure you are supporting a quality brand. Be sure that we are very confident that we will be able to deliver your high quality Arvin rewards in a timely manner.

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    EARLY BIRD Sock Supply Special!

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    We’ll set you up with a personal note of our thanks, along with an exclusive update newsletter to keep original Arvin friends 100% up to date.

    Friend of Arvin + 1 Day Sock Supply Special

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    2 Pairs of Arvin Goods Socks

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    2 Pairs of Underwear

    EARLY BIRD OFFER

    Includes:
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Black Boxer Briefs
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Light Grey Performance Boxers
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    The Weekend Pack

    Includes:
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Red Boxer Briefs
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - White Gym Socks
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - White/Navy Casual Socks
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    The Travel Kit

    Includes:
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Dark Grey Performance Boxers
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Black Boxer Briefs
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Yellow Gym Socks
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Blue/Purple Casual Socks
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Grey/Yellow NoShow Socks
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - White/Navy Crew Socks
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    The Weekly Supply Special

    EARLY BIRD

    Includes:
    • 2 x Pair of Arvin Goods - Red Boxer Briefs
    • 2 x Pair of Arvin Goods - Light Grey Performance Boxer
    • 2 x Pair of Arvin Goods - Black Boxer Brief
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Dark Grey Performance Boxers
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Grey/Black Casual Socks
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Grey/Yellow NoShow Socks
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Grey/Yellow Casual Socks
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - White Gym Socks
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Blue/Purple Gym Socks
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Blue/Purple Crew Sock
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Grey/Black Crew Sock
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    The Weekly Supply

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    • 2 x Pair of Arvin Goods - Red Boxer Briefs
    • 2 x Pair of Arvin Goods - Light Grey Performance Boxer
    • 2 x Pair of Arvin Goods - Black Boxer Brief
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Dark Grey Performance Boxers
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Grey/Black Casual Socks
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Grey/Yellow NoShow Socks
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Grey/Yellow Casual Socks
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - White Gym Socks
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Blue/Purple Gym Socks
    • 1 Pair of Arvin Goods - Blue/Purple Crew Sock
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    The Basic Subscription Pack

    5 pairs of assorted socks and 1 fresh pair of underwear monthly for ONE full year!

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    The Premium Subscription Reserve

    10 Pairs of Arvin Socks + 4 Pairs of Arvin Boxers

    Every month for ONE year!

    The perfect gift set up.

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    TRIP TO SPAIN

    Flights to Spain
    3 Nights in a Hotel
    Food and Drink for 3 days

    Lets make some Basics together!

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