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About this project

Assemble Apparel - "Tunic dress"
Assemble Apparel - "Tunic dress"

 

We are a conscious textiles micro-manufacturer focusing on social and environmental production. Our unique approach lets us focus on what we care about most: taking the time to develop the best product possible, crafted in-house, Made in Scotland

Assemble Apparel works as building blocks for textiles printers, weavers and retailers. We have created the collection with simplicity, craftsmanship, and sustainability in mind, balancing minimal classic design with contemporary, fresh aesthetics. This allows each fabric to put its stamp on the garment, creating something new and exciting.

Assemble Apparel "Jacket" & "Top and skirt"
Assemble Apparel "Jacket" & "Top and skirt"

THE COLLECTION

The Assemble apparel collection contains 13 (we're not superstitious) classic base items that can be ordered in (almost) any fabric. This collection offers additional options such as variable sleeve and hem length, sizes etc.

Design The Collection has been thoughtfully designed with simplicity, functionality and longevity in mind. Each piece is a loose but flattering fit, suitable for a range of body shapes and heights. 

Functionally Pockets are something we feel very passionately about. As anyone that has bought women's clothes will know pockets are a critical issue and are often inadequate (if they are there at all). Most items in the collection have them! These are not just features which barely have enough room for spare change, but fully functional pockets capable of holding phones and keys. 

Longevity We hope that through the Assemble apparel collection you can create timeless classic products that won't only last for a long time but will also be desirable for a long time. Designed by our Creative Director, Swedish born Nina Falk, these beautiful, minimal pieces have been developed and honed through her almost 15 year career as a fashion and textiles designer. 

ASSEMBLE Our first Assemble collection was launched in 2016 with the "Assemble Accessories" range covering all the must have and most in demand items. Allowing print designers and weavers to showcase their fabrics. Garments can be ordered in batches of 1-500 units per item.

 


The Assemble process is simple:
Check out the collection on our website and pick the product(s). We will send you prices and fabric requirements and once the order is a agreed, just send us your fabric. When we receive your fabric, we can get started making your garments! When everything has been made, we will deliver them to you, ready for market. DONE!

Kalopsia Collective was established in 2012 by co-founders Robertson and Falk and is run by an experienced team of makers, designers and communicators. Kalopsia is a Social Enterprise running an ethical and sustainable textile micro-manufacturer base in Leith, Scotland. We believe that everyone one has the right to high quality timeless design and fashion, produced thoughtfully and without exploitation.

Kalopsia has been part of various projects from making costumes for international circus performance groups, lecturing and teaching at a variety of universities, developing galleries and exhibition projects to environmental feasibility studies and showcasing textiles print at venues such as Premier Vision in Paris, Kalopsia's portfolio is extensive and creative.

WHO’S BEHIND KALOPSIA?
Nina Falk Kalopsia's Creative Director and Co-founder Nina Falk is a fashion designer and artist. Nina began her first fashion label and shop almost 14 years ago in Stockholm and has since been making products for music videos and TV personalities as well as exhibiting work in galleries from MOMA in Moscow to Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Art (SCICA) in Los Angeles. After moving to the UK she developed Kalopsia's products to reflect the simple elegance that is synonymous with Swedish design.

Adam Robertson Kalopsia's Managing Director and Co-founder Adam Robertson, is a Pattern and Graphic designer. Adam has worked on design projects for clients such as Nike, British Dance Edition and Edinburgh Science Festival. Adam has also worked on conceptual ideas using time lapse constructions making apps and bold prints and brings an innovative way of looking at Textiles.

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What this campaign will enable us to:

  • Finish the last grading
  • Test and prototype last finishings
  • Photoshoot (Life style and product shoots) and website development
  • Promote this service

All Assemble items are intended for the purpose of resale or distribution. If you require items for personal use, please contact us directly to discuss - info@kalopsiacollective.com

REWARDS The collection is available to order under the rewards namely skirts, trousers, jackets, kimonos and dresses.

If you would like to order more than one of any item, you can do so by pledging the equivalent value of the multiple units.

How do you choose sizes, style and send fabric? At the end of the campaign we will send out an order form to find out which size(s) you require and give you details of how much fabric we will require and where to send it.

Manufacturing Services
The manufacturing service can be used for all designers and companies for prototyping, pattern construction and Assemble accessory services meaning you can also get your scarf hemming, cushion order or main production at a lower rate. Check out our page for more information. This will be valid until December 2017.

Manufacturing service
Manufacturing service

 Assemble Accessory Production
Get an "Assemble Accessory" order of either pencil cases, makeup bags, flat bags or cushions made in Your fabric to the value of £350. This will be valid until December 2017. 
Visit Assemble Accessory to find out more

Assemble Accessory production
Assemble Accessory production

Konstrukt collection 
For those of you that what to show your support but aren't in the market for an apparel collection item we are offering some exclusive Konstrukt/Assemble products to say thank you! 

"Konstrukt print collection"
"Konstrukt print collection"

 This will be the first and only time a "Konstrukt/Assemble" will be available so grab them while you can! 

 

CreditsPhotography: Holly May WesleyModel: Maeve HanniganMua: Marna RobertsPattern draft and development: Maria WedelFilm and Video: Adam Robertson & Nina FalkMusic: Ketsa - In the mood

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges: The biggest challenges are the awareness and the true cost of ethical and sustainable products.

We have become so used to buying products that undercut the true of labour and materials that sometimes it can be a challenge to reshape our thinking to that of conscious production in the UK. In order to ‘sustain’ ourselves as well as to support our clients, we hope that you will support us to develop an ethical future for Made in Scotland production.

Your backing helps us create an effortless slow fashion product range and begin to change the fashion industry. The goal of this Kickstarter is to fund the last development of Assemble Apparel; grading the patterns, testing the last designs and putting it up on the website

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    A kind gesture

    A kind gesture and thought bringing us closer to sustainable and ethical textiles apparel production.

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    Contributors on Website

    Thanks for supporting our latest ethical collection! As a contributor to Assemble you will be;
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    - Receive exclusive early access to all new Assemble products
    -Our biggest thanks!

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    A thank you POSTCARD

    A limited designed post card saying THANK YOU for your kind donation.

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    Konstrukt Pencil Case

    An exclusive and limited run of Assemble pencil case in Kalopsia's in-house pattern collection "Konstrukt". (This is the first and only run of this item in a Konstrukt fabric. So grab one while you can!) The fabric is printed on Scottish linen in Leith, Scotland.

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    Konstrukt Make up bag

    An exclusive and limited run of Assemble bags in Kalopsia's in-house pattern collection "Konstrukt". (This is the first and only run of bags in Konstrukt fabric. So grab one while you can!) The fabric is printed on Scottish linen in Leith, Scotland.

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    -Our biggest thanks!

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    Dresses

    Styles available;
    T-shirt
    Slip
    Kimono dress
    V-Neck

    If you would like to order more than one of any item, you can do by pledging the equivalent value of the multiple units.

    How to choose sizes, style and send fabric?
    At the end of the campaign we will send out a survey to find out which size(s) you require and give you details of how much fabric we will require and where to send it.

    You will also:
    - Featured on contributors page
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    -Our biggest thanks!

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    Sample Collection

    New to Assemble and would like to sample what's on offer? This is the collection for you.

    This collection includes;
    1x Pencil skirt
    1x Top

    If you would like to order more than one of any item, you can do so by pledging the equivalent value of the multiple units.

    How to choose sizes, style and send fabric?
    At the end of the campaign we will send out a survey to find out which size(s) you require and give you details of how much fabric we will require and where to send it.

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    - Featured on contributors page
    - Receive exclusive early access to all new Assemble products
    -Our biggest thanks!

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    Manufacturing service

    Get 4 hours of manufacturing (equivalent of £85) for your next order. This can either go towards production, pattern construction or sampling.

    You can use this for manufacturing until December 2017.

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    Kimono

    A classic shaped kimono, prefect for large bold repeats and statement weaves. Produced in your fabric.

    If you would like to order more than one of any item, you can do so by pledging the equivalent value of the multiple units.

    How to choose sizes, style and send fabric?
    At the end of the campaign we will send out a survey to find out which size(s) you require and give you details of how much fabric we will require and where to send it.

    You will also:
    - Featured on contributors page
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    Exclusive Konstrukt Scarf

    An exclusive Konstrukt Scarf made and printed in Scotland.
    A limited edition silk scarf featuring a Konstrukt pattern.

    Includes:
    • KCK25
    • Corner blue KCK18
    • KCK01
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    Konstrukt cushion

    An exclusive and limited run of Assemble cushion Kalopsia's in house pattern collection "Konstrukt". (This is the first and only run of cushions in Konstrukt! So grab one while you can!)

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    Konstrukt Tie

    An exclusive and limited run of Assemble ties in Kalopsia's in-house pattern collection "Konstrukt". (This is the first and only run of ties in Konstrukt fabric. So grab one while you can!) The fabric is printed on Scottish linen in Leith, Scotland.

    You will also:
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    -Our biggest thanks!

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    Coat

    A full length coat, with raglan sleeves and a tied belt.

    If you would like to order more than one of any item, you can do so by pledging the equivalent value of the multiple units.

    How to choose sizes, style and send fabric?
    At the end of the campaign we will send out a survey to find out which size(s) you require and give you details of how much fabric we will require and where to send it.

    You will also:
    - Featured on contributors page
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    Konstrukt Shopper bag

    An exclusive and limited run of Assemble Shopper bag in Kalopsia's in-house pattern collection "Konstrukt". (This is the first and only run of bags in Konstrukt fabric. So grab one while you can!) The fabric is printed on Scottish linen in Leith, Scotland.

    You will also:
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    -Our biggest thanks!

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    Manufacturing Service

    Get 8 hours of manufacturing (equivalent of £170) for your next order. This can either go towards production, pattern construction or sampling.

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    Frist collection

    As pictured in the Assemble Apparel shoot, this beautiful combination of dress, trousers and Kimono are the prefect starting pieces.

    This Collection includes;
    1x Tunic
    1x Trousers
    1x Kimono

    If you would like to order more than one of any item, you can do so by pledging the equivalent value of the multiple units.

    How to choose sizes, style and send fabric?
    At the end of the campaign we will send out a survey to find out which size(s) you require and give you details of how much fabric we will require and where to send it.

    You will also:
    - Featured on contributors page
    - Receive exclusive early access to all new Assemble products
    -Our biggest thanks!

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    Capsule Collection

    A perfect collection for starting a new brand, for a photoshoot or to add an existing collection.

    This Collection includes;
    1x Tunic Dress
    1x Trousers
    1x Top
    1x Coat

    If you would like to order more than one of any item, you can do so by pledging the equivalent value of the multiple units.

    How to choose sizes, style and send fabric?
    At the end of the campaign we will send out a survey to find out which size(s) you require and give you details of how much fabric we will require and where to send it.

    You will also:
    - Featured on contributors page
    - Receive exclusive early access to all new Assemble products
    -Our biggest thanks!

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    Assemble Accessory production

    Get an "Assemble Accessory" order of either pencil cases, makeup bags, flat bags or cushions made in Your fabric to the value of £350
    This will be valid until December 2017

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    Manufacturing Service

    Get 20 hours of manufacturing (equivalent of £417) for your next order. This can either go towards production, pattern construction or sampling.

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    Hela Rasket (The whole lot)

    Love the collection an would like to see the whole lot in your fabric? Here you can order a little bit of everything.

    This Collection includes;
    1x V-neck dress
    1x Trousers
    1x Top
    1x Slip top
    1x Pencil skirt
    1x Circle skirt
    1x Kimono
    1x Coat

    If you would like to order more than one of any item, you can do so by pledging the equivalent value of the multiple units.

    How to choose sizes, style and send fabric?
    At the end of the campaign we will send out a survey to find out which size(s) you require and give you details of how much fabric we will require and where to send it.

    You will also:
    - Featured on contributors page
    - Receive exclusive early access to all new Assemble products
    -Our biggest thanks!

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