One of our talented team members, Nathan Momper, created this super fun video from a recent photoshoot with our amazingly talented friend Emily Osment. Take a little look at our sillier side of creation!
CôValence makes ultra-ergonomic holsters & apparel born in the wild & raised in the city. Our eco-conscious and minimalist designs are weather-proof & rugged for festivals, conventions, & travel but create iconic looks that complements many tastes & styles.
CôVALENCE Adventure Lifestyle gear is three unisex modular pieces for festivalgoers, con-lovers, jet-setters, & production crewmembers. Each piece represents one of three CôVALENCE Core Virtues: Resourcefulness, Preparedness, & Adaptability.
The Hydration Holster represents Resourcefulness, and is a stylish & convenient water-management system & utility pouch with a secret inner pocket for valuables.
Balance Bags represent Preparedness, and keep your valuables secure & handy with durable waxed canvas & up-cycled leather. Born in the wild, raised in the city.
The CôValence Cloak represents Adaptability, and can transform its iconic look & coverage to keep you warm in rapidly changing weather conditions. (Desert climate version shown).
The Covalence Cloak is an ultra-versatile addition to any wardrobe.
With an obscenely comfortable and feature-packed design inspired by some of the most functional and iconic styles from the ancient world, the CôVALENCE Cloak is designed to adapt it's coverage of your body to maintain supreme comfort in rapidly changing conditions. It's so soft and comfortable you can wear it without an undershirt, is light enough to be work under another coat, and won't get in the way of physical activities.
Pack less, experience more.
The CôVALENCE cloak's adaptable design and style can replace a windbreaker, sweater, and light jacket so you can pack lighter when vagabonding, camping, or traveling. It can also fasten onto the outside of your backpack or Balance Bags when you want to take it off, so you don't have to stuff it into your cramped backpack.
The secret in your purse or backpack
You know that little pile of trash in the bottom of your purse or backpack? What about that mile-long pharmacy receipt wrapped around the chewed gum?
Well, now they all have a home. Gum gets a home, cigarette-butt gets a home, skittle stuck to the lining gets a home. They all get a nice, smell-proof pouch in the suburbs of your purse or backpack. Seriously, these things are truly smell-proof. Oh, and by the way, these things are really REALLY good for the environment. Pocket trash pouches have reduced cigarette butt litter in some communities by up to 70%.
Designer Patrick Janiak (Pat) is an adventurer, costume designer, personal trainer and landscape architect who was inspired to create behavioral fashion solutions to the challenges presented by his life of traveling, building art installations, and exploring harsh landscapes like Burning Man.
Climate Scientist Dr. Nathan Walworth is Co-chairman of NEXUS Futurism Lab and a researcher & climate activist, studying marine health & how personal habits create global climate issues. After a decade of organizing and attending climate summits, one question was stuck in Dr. Nate's mind: How are we going to fix plastic waste?
Dr. Nate and Patrick bonded over a mutual love of adventure, and shared a realization that the logistical challenges of travel & adventure represented a severe environmental and mental convenience-cost; when you’re unprepared, you’re more likely to purchase environment-destroyers like single-use plastic water bottles.
Dr. Nate had discovered that the individual habits of unprepared adventurers was actively causing the destruction of the very thing they love: the environment.
Together, Dr. Nate and Pat created the first three prototypes of behavioral-science infused fashion, each piece designed to create new habits, regenerate our conscious connection to ourselves and our environment, decrease stress, and increase access to those coveted flow-states.
*INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - OUTSIDE THE US
Backers from countries outside the US may have to pay additional import duties and other applicable taxes to the concerned authorities upon receipt of their goods, based on the import policies of their respective countries. The duties and tax rates vary from country to country and we are unable to help you determine that for your shipment. If you wish to learn about the duties and taxes applicable to your shipment, you may want to check with the customs and border protection authority of your country.
From our experience, we have learned that most of the countries have higher thresholds for import duties and a majority of our international customers don’t get charged any additional fees apart from the regular shipping fees on Kickstarter.
If you follow our sizing chart carefully, then the products should fit you just fine. If you wish to exchange your undamaged unworn products for any reason, we will be happy to process an exchange. You will be responsible for the two way shipping cost unless the issue is sizing. Because we are offering our apparel and accessories at highly discounted prices, we won’t be able to accept returns. Please make sure the items are unworn and unwashed. Also, all items must be in the condition you received them with all hangtags still attached. We accept exchanges up to 30 days after you receive the product(s).
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Risks and challenges
We promise we're not trying to be like every other Kickstarter out there by saying "Shipping is a challenge." It really is! Accounts are set up, packaging options have been determined, systems designed, and potential partnerships lined up. We just haven't been able to actualize anything yet. There will be some kinks we'll only be able to figure out while in process. Additionally, shipping internationally right now is a bit of an unknown and just adds another dimension of difficulty. Which is why we've simplified things on our end by only offering the higher tiers to a few select countries. Once we are able to ascertain demand, volume, and international interest, all the shipping pieces will start clicking into place. If you've donated (thank you!), expect to see updates about this from us.
*If we don't offer an item in your country and you want us to, please shoot us a message and let us know. We need to know this info to unlock more countries and rewards!
Color options for all products are also a challenge. In the nature of working with up-cycled and local sourcing, we will source and color match to the best of our abilities. Shades will vary, but will still remain in our color palette. Additionally, being able to source large quantities of upcycled fabric will be a risk if this campaign is super successful. We're hoping we get the chance to meet that risk face on.
We will be working with our local artisans to ensure that rewards are produced within a reasonable timeframe once the final volume is known. Our current producers have made our products before and are well aware of this campaign. But, there is always the possibility of something happening that's out of our control. We just won't know until we're there. We do have back up local artisans to work with, but it would definitely lengthen our timeline.
This is more of a disclaimer than a risk: Our water bottles will be made overseas because there is no current manufacturer in the US for this high of a quality. They're really good.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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