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REDEFINING RESPONSIBLE FASHION

Anya Tunic Dress in Organic Silk Taffeta
Anya Tunic Dress in Organic Silk Taffeta

Thank you for visiting our Kickstarter page! LOZENA is a family-owned fashion house with a mission to produce luxury womenswear in an ecological and socially responsible manner. We’re sisters - Kathrine is in charge of business operations and Viktoria is the creative brain behind the company. 

We started LOZENA three years ago with our mother because we noticed a lack of eco-friendly and ethically-made clothing in the upscale, mainstream marketplace. Our ethical philosophy stems from our Bulgarian and Macedonian heritage, and our Slavic roots are reflected in the design aesthetic.

Vida - Modern Take on Traditional Slavic Sheath Dress
Vida - Modern Take on Traditional Slavic Sheath Dress

Our tailored designs and statement pieces are fresh and transition easily from day to night. While the core of our business is the sourcing of sustainable fabric and the ethical, fair treatment of producers, our top-quality construction, luxurious materials, and innovative designs are made for the bold and elegant trendsetter.

Organic Cotton Velvet Teodora Sweater + Merino Wool Yulia Pant
Organic Cotton Velvet Teodora Sweater + Merino Wool Yulia Pant

 

Design Inspiration - Traditional Bulgarian Folkwear
Design Inspiration - Traditional Bulgarian Folkwear

GOOD FOR PEOPLE + THE PLANET

Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world, second only to oil in terms of its environmental impact. From raw material acquisition, to textile production, to apparel manufacturing, to product disposal, fashion is among the dirtiest industries in the world. 

We choose fabrics that have minimal impact on the environment, from seed to spinning. Our fabric selections include Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) cotton; alpaca and merino wool; raw silk, and luxurious blends of organic cotton, hemp, and silk. The dyes used in these fabrics are low-impact and do not contain heavy metals, azo or iso chemical compounds.

The handwoven and fair trade fabrics we source also contribute to the livelihoods of communities in Bolivia, Cambodia, and India, particularly benefiting women who constitute the majority of workers in the global textile industry. Our deadstock fabrics are procured from high-end fashion houses, including Nicole Miller, Theory, and The Row. These fabrics were commissioned and incorporated into the designers' previous collections, and are no longer in use. We purchased the excess - reducing what would otherwise be waste to create limited-run pieces.

For additional information on the environmental implications of our fabric choices, please visit our website.

Cambodian Artisans Creating Lotus Flower Fabric at Samatoa
Cambodian Artisans Creating Lotus Flower Fabric at Samatoa

Who Made Your Clothes? Large fashion brands have failed to implement meaningful standards for garment workers in their supply chains. The 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, which housed several factories making clothing for American and European fast fashion brands, is the worst garment factory disaster ever, killing over 1,100 people. The price pressure large buyers put on their suppliers has deterred local factories from increasing wages or undertaking costly repairs to improve the safety of working environments. Furthermore, garment workers in Bangladesh earn 1/4 of a living wage - the lowest in the world - and Bangladesh is increasingly drawing global retailers as labor costs in other countries rise.

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At LOZENA, we value transparency. In addition to careful consideration of our suppliers, we know our producers in Bulgaria, pay them living wages, and work with them closely to ensure they are satisfied with their working conditions. 

Bulgarian Artisan Weaving on Hand Loom
Bulgarian Artisan Weaving on Hand Loom

 

Beauty That Moves Us - Bulgarian Village in the Rhodope Mountains
Beauty That Moves Us - Bulgarian Village in the Rhodope Mountains

LOZENA IS THE FUTURE OF FASHION

Today, consumers demand high-value, lasting products. Our versatile pieces combine effortlessly - they can be worn from the office to a dinner party; from coffee meetings to cocktail lounges, and will remain in your closet for generations. LOZENA touches every aspect of the dynamic woman's lifestyle, while fulfilling her aspirations to be a trendsetter and thoughtful consumer. The LOZENA woman always makes a statement with style and integrity.

Mirela Cape + Tatiana Coat in Alpaca Wool
Mirela Cape + Tatiana Coat in Alpaca Wool

 

Natalia Jumpsuit: Designer Deadstock + Organic Wool Fabric
Natalia Jumpsuit: Designer Deadstock + Organic Wool Fabric

We are building a globally recognizable sustainable fashion brand. Help us bring LOZENA to the public by backing our project. We will use the funds raised in this Kickstarter to create inventory, re-design our e-commerce site, and launch a pop-up shop in one of three key markets.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin - 2015
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin - 2015

LOZENA is for the woman who heralds originality; the woman who demands quality; the woman who wants to change the world.

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BACKER REWARDS

We will send a (short!) survey to all of our backers at the conclusion of a successful campaign. Information will be collected to fulfill your rewards according to your color, style, and size preferences.

$10 - SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED

$10 Backer Level - Sending Love: Postcard with Original Sketch
$10 Backer Level - Sending Love: Postcard with Original Sketch

$25 - IT GIRL

$25 Backer Level - Select Raw Silk Fabric in Your Favorite Color: Midnight; Pearl; Slate Blue; Lime; Pink Peony; Burnt Orange
$25 Backer Level - Select Raw Silk Fabric in Your Favorite Color: Midnight; Pearl; Slate Blue; Lime; Pink Peony; Burnt Orange

$75 - TO A T - LIMITED EDITION DESIGN T-SHIRT

$75 Backer Level - Original Print on Organic Cotton T-Shirt
$75 Backer Level - Original Print on Organic Cotton T-Shirt
$75 Backer Level - Left: Lily Organic Cotton/Soy Crewneck T-Shirt; Right: Niki Organic Cotton/Soy V-Neck T-Shirt
$75 Backer Level - Left: Lily Organic Cotton/Soy Crewneck T-Shirt; Right: Niki Organic Cotton/Soy V-Neck T-Shirt

$100 - SLEEK + SUSTAINABLE

$100 Backer Level - Left: Teodora Organic Cotton Velvet Mountain Sweater; Right: Mira Organic Cotton Embroidered Button-Up
$100 Backer Level - Left: Teodora Organic Cotton Velvet Mountain Sweater; Right: Mira Organic Cotton Embroidered Button-Up

 

$100 Backer Level - Left: Ivelina Organic Wool Pant; Middle: Violeta Raw Silk Shorts; Right: Yulia Merino Wool Pant
$100 Backer Level - Left: Ivelina Organic Wool Pant; Middle: Violeta Raw Silk Shorts; Right: Yulia Merino Wool Pant

 

$100 Backer Level - Left: Zora Merino Wool Asymmetrical Skirt; Middle: Desi Raw Silk Diamond-Back Top (Front); Right: Desi Top (Back)
$100 Backer Level - Left: Zora Merino Wool Asymmetrical Skirt; Middle: Desi Raw Silk Diamond-Back Top (Front); Right: Desi Top (Back)

 

$100 Backer Level - Left: Maria Raw Silk Pant; Middle: Stella Raw Silk Top; Right: Polina Raw Silk Skort
$100 Backer Level - Left: Maria Raw Silk Pant; Middle: Stella Raw Silk Top; Right: Polina Raw Silk Skort

$250 - ETHICAL IS THE NEW BLACK

$250 Backer Level - Left: Gergana Designer Deadstock Jacket (Back); Middle: Gergana Jacket (LOZENA Logo on Sleeve); Right: Natalia Designer Deadstock/Organic Wool Jumpsuit
$250 Backer Level - Left: Gergana Designer Deadstock Jacket (Back); Middle: Gergana Jacket (LOZENA Logo on Sleeve); Right: Natalia Designer Deadstock/Organic Wool Jumpsuit

 

$250 Backer Level - Left: Valeria Organic Cotton Stretch Dress; Middle: Emilia Designer Deadstock/Silk Dress (Front); Right: Emilia Dress (Back)
$250 Backer Level - Left: Valeria Organic Cotton Stretch Dress; Middle: Emilia Designer Deadstock/Silk Dress (Front); Right: Emilia Dress (Back)

 

$250 Backer Level - Left: Simona Organic Silk Taffeta Dress; Middle: Nevena Raw Silk Dress; Right: Anya Organic Silk Taffeta Diamond Dress
$250 Backer Level - Left: Simona Organic Silk Taffeta Dress; Middle: Nevena Raw Silk Dress; Right: Anya Organic Silk Taffeta Diamond Dress

 

$250 Backer Level - Left: Vida Raw Silk Sheath Dress; Middle: Sasha Raw Silk Suit (Blazer + Shorts); Right: Manuela Organic Silk Taffeta Relaxed Pant
$250 Backer Level - Left: Vida Raw Silk Sheath Dress; Middle: Sasha Raw Silk Suit (Blazer + Shorts); Right: Manuela Organic Silk Taffeta Relaxed Pant

 

$250 Backer Level - Left: Vivian Organic Silk Taffeta/Designer Deadstock Dress; Middle: Alexandra Peace Silk/Raw Silk Vest; Right: Elena Merino Wool Maxi Dress
$250 Backer Level - Left: Vivian Organic Silk Taffeta/Designer Deadstock Dress; Middle: Alexandra Peace Silk/Raw Silk Vest; Right: Elena Merino Wool Maxi Dress

$500 - HIGH SOCIETY

$500 Backer Level - Left: Eri Peace Silk Karina Top + Pepi Pant; Middle: Pepi Pant (Full View); Right: Eri Peace Silk/Merino Wool Sofia Dress
$500 Backer Level - Left: Eri Peace Silk Karina Top + Pepi Pant; Middle: Pepi Pant (Full View); Right: Eri Peace Silk/Merino Wool Sofia Dress

 

$500 Backer Level - Left: Nina Hemp/Silk Charmeuse Suit (Blazer + Pant); Middle: Tatiana Alpaca Wool Coat; Right: Mirela Alpaca Wool Cape
$500 Backer Level - Left: Nina Hemp/Silk Charmeuse Suit (Blazer + Pant); Middle: Tatiana Alpaca Wool Coat; Right: Mirela Alpaca Wool Cape

SPECIAL THANKS

We deeply appreciate the support from our family and friends, who have contributed to the success of LOZENA since we first launched. 

A special thank you goes out to Awen Delaval and the artisans of Samatoa for allowing us to interview, photograph, and film their operations; videographer Jordan Zavaleta, and model Isabella Endo for helping us produce this Kickstarter.

Music credit: Scott Nice, East Pangia from All The Wild Creatures

Risiken und Herausforderungen

Things don't always go as planned in a startup company! While we expect our production timeline to be accurate, we will seek to minimize any delays in creating your rewards should they occur. We value your support, and will communicate challenges clearly and resolve issues immediately.

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    Mindestbeitrag: 10 $ Ungefähr 10 $

    SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED

    We can't do this without you. We'll send you lots of love in the form of a handwritten note on a recycled paper, originally designed postcard. Your name will also appear on the backer page on our website.

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    Mindestbeitrag: 25 $ Ungefähr 25 $

    IT GIRL

    Our version of the hottest throwback accessory - the choker. Created especially for our backers, choose one of six colors in raw silk. It’ll be everything but ordinary.

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    Mindestbeitrag: 75 $ Ungefähr 75 $

    TO A T - LIMITED EDITION DESIGN T-SHIRT

    Hang out, work out, or simply stand out in our statement t-shirt. Made with certified organic cotton and printed with an original sketch drawn just for this project.

    Or, select Lily or Niki, one of our perfect-fit, long-sleeved tees without a print. Made from an organic cotton/soy blend, these are wardrobe essentials. Available in crewneck or v-neck; $125 retail value.

    Guys, we've got your back! All t-shirts come in men's styles, too.

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    Mindestbeitrag: 100 $ Ungefähr 100 $

    SLEEK + SUSTAINABLE

    Refined, stylish, and sustainable. You'll stun in these bold colors and fresh designs made from organic cotton, raw silk, and wool. Choose one piece from Desi, Ivelina, Maria, Mira, Polina, Stella, Teodora, Violeta, Yulia, or Zora. Retail value from $200-$275.

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    Mindestbeitrag: 250 $ Ungefähr 250 $

    ETHICAL IS THE NEW BLACK

    Enjoy a night out in one of our signature cocktail dresses! If you're more of a brunch babe, we’ve got you covered with comfortable and tailored daytime looks guaranteed to impress. Choose one from Alexandra, Anya, Elena, Emilia, Gergana, Manuela, Natalia, Nevena, Sasha (complete suit), Simona, Valeria, Vida, or Vivian. Made from sustainable and limited-run designer deadstock materials. Retail value from $325-$525.

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    Mindestbeitrag: 500 $ Ungefähr 500 $

    HIGH SOCIETY

    Choose from our most fabulous looks. Karina + Pepi combo; Mirela; Nina (complete suit); Sofia; Tatiana. Turn heads in one of these pieces made from exquisite eri peace silk, silk charmeuse, or alpaca wool. Retail value from $600-$975.

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    Mindestbeitrag: 1.000 $ Ungefähr 1.000 $

    MADE TO MEASURE

    Fashionistas have it made. Pick two of your favorite LOZENA pieces and we'll customize them to your measurements. Retail value up to $2,380.

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    CHOOSE YOUR OWN STYLISH ADVENTURE

    We’ll turn your vision into reality. Collaborate with Chief Creative Officer Viktoria to choose fabric and outline the details of your custom design. We’ll make it fit according to your measurements. Add to that one of your favorite existing LOZENA pieces for a set of classic garments you will want to wear forever.

    Show off your new look during a 3-day, 2-night stay in the city of our pop-up shop (date and location to be confirmed). Join us on-site for a celebration, and dinner with Kathrine + Viktoria.*

    *Airfare not included

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Finanzierungszeitraum

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