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About this project

Kaden Apparel was founded in Burlington, Vermont, in 2013 by Chelsea Camarata. The idea for Kaden was born out of her frustration with the selection, or lack thereof, of women’s mountain bike clothing. The necessity for high-quality, ladies specific bike clothing, that is both functional and fashionable, was apparent. Chelsea began prototyping and creating her hand-made garments with some old sewing machines, in her dining room. Eventually getting her designs to the level of quality she was looking for, she began working with an American manufacturing facility to produce the line. Kaden’s moisture wicking fabrics are specially designed to keep women riders dry for even the longest rides. Designed by riders, Kaden Apparel is dedicated to making the best clothing for women cyclists.

What started as just an idea, followed by sketches and dozens of hand-sewn prototypes has turned into a brand and we are extremely excited to finally share our products with the world through this campaign. To learn more about Kaden, please visit www.kadenapparel.com.

By choosing to back our campaign, you’ll help us bring our line of women's specific mountain bike apparel to life. With your support, you’ll help us produce an initial production run of 2 different styles of women's mountain bike shirts.

We are currently focused on 2 styles of jerseys at the moment, but are planning on introducing additional styles (long sleeves, tank tops, etc.) as well as shorts in the coming months. For more information about the 2 styles included in this campaign, keep reading below:

Cady-V Jersey 

This raglan sleeve, v-neck jersey will undoubtedly become your new favorite bike jersey, ever. Its incredibly soft poly-lycra fabric feels like you’re wearing nothing at all. Its featured underarm gusset is specifically designed to reduce underarm chafing caused by too many seams. This is the perfect jersey for any type of biking you’re doing.

Fit: This looser fitting jersey looks great on all types of bodies and could even be worn over body armor, due to it's stretchy material. It's longer design that scoops down in the back is built to prevent it from scrunching up while biking. Model is wearing a size M.

Florence Jersey

This comfortable crew neck shirt not only looks great, it feels great too. It’s grid-wickaway fabric is specially designed to keep you cool and dry on your longest rides. This quick dry, casual style jersey feels and looks good enough to keep on even after the ride is over.

Fit: This slightly fitted jersey gives you plenty of room to move, while still creating a flattering silhouette. Model is wearing a size S.

 

 

Risks and challenges

To prepare for our campaign, we've worked diligently to mitigate potential risks and limit any possible issues. However, due to the nature of fabric quantities, supplier delays/changes, production timelines, etc., there is still a chance that unforeseen issues may arise.

We've been working with a great US based manufacturer who's been in business for over 10 years and who specializes in active wear. Currently, they are able to handle the anticipated first production run quantity, but in the event that this campaign is more successful than we expected (hopefully!), production may take slightly longer than originally scoped.

Before launching our campaign, we received a full finished size-set (S-XL) from our factory, as well as final prices for production. While our campaign should be fulfilled without problems, there can always be unforeseen events and circumstances that delay production and delivery. It is our priority to keep our backers informed and up to date on any changes or issues.

To prepare for our first production run, we've sourced enough fabric for an initial run of 400-500 shirts. Depending on the sizes, colorways and styles selected by our backers, certain colorways may run out before others, during which time you may need to select an alternative option or we may source an additional fabric or color option.

We thank you for your support and patience/understanding if any issues do arise.

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