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It's versatile, it's adaptive, it's contemporary, it's cool - luxury garments designed and knit to bring out the nomad in all of us.

Looking good is important but so is feeling good. Click that button over there that says "Back this Project" and help support Naadam Cashmere!

It’s fashion and luxury but we built it with substance. We use the highest quality cashmere fibers sourced from our nomadic friends in Mongolia’s outer plains. These garments don’t pill, they don’t fall apart, they are incredibly soft and they are durable. They fit better and get softer every time you wear them. 

Not only have we made the perfect sweater and designed unique styles, but we did it all so we could give back and change the way we (meaning you!) define what ‘luxury fashion’ should really mean. 

Making a cashmere garment is like optimizing a formula. You have to balance the equation between ply, gauge, micron (fiber thickness), fiber length, and then the fit has to be perfect! Every detail matters. 

Our designs are inspired by the people we design for...our friends. Our cashmere is durable to fit that urban nomadic lifestyle but also luxuriously soft. Our signature and limited edition pieces are totally unique and built for purpose. There is nothing else like Naadam Cashmere! 

The devil is in the details. From the zippers to the cord stoppers, we have diligently crafted detail into every garment.

When you give, you get...100% Mongolian Cashmere at wholesale prices!

We start with the Mongolian Nomadic herders where we get our raw fibers, we then manufacturer our sweaters in Mongolia. From there the garments get sold to you! We take 10% of all our profits and invest in the World Banks livestock insurance program that protects those same nomadic herders we sourced our raw fibers from. 

Profits get circulated to the base of our supply chain via micro-economic investments in livestock insurance. Every garment purchased will contribute to herd insurance that directly provides economic and cultural stability for the herders.

The ‘cashmere game’ lacks INNOVATION, both from a DESIGN standpoint as well as a BUSINESS MODEL perspective. It needs to be REDEFINED. 

Our garments represent an education in what cashmere should really feel and look like. However, it is a capital-intensive business so we need your help. Supporting a business that stands for integrity defines the supporter.

- At $20,000 we can fund sample orders for our new collection and expand internationally through brick and mortar sales.Impact: We pay the livestock insurance premiums for 25 of our Mongolian nomadic herding families in Outer Mongolia.

- At $55,000 we fund the development of a full-on ecommerce platform so we can lower prices but still offer superior quality. Impact: We offer financial stability to nearly 65 nomadic herding families in multiple provinces.

- At $100,000 we can expand on our inventory offering, lower our prices and speed up delivery time. Impact: Approximately 100 nomadic Mongolian herding families are supported.

- At $150,000+ we (meaning you!) can really start changing the fashion industry. Impact: We can now start diversifying our investments into other programs and give back to stabilize our supply chain.

- At $50,000 every backer gets a free cashmere comb. Unlocked!

- At $75,000 we unlock three more color options for the Howland Jumper. Many backers have inquired about the availability of either one or more pastel colors. If reached, backers can upgrade to the following colors: Carmel Pink / Light Yellow / Light Turquoise. Unlocked!

- At $100,000 we throw in The Nomad Bracelet for free. Everyone who has backed us will receive one. People who have backed The Nomad Bracelet as a reward will receive two.

THE NOMAD BRACELET: $20
THE NOMAD BRACELET: $20
SATCHEL CABLE: $226
SATCHEL CABLE: $226
CAMPBELL ZIP HOODIE: $190
CAMPBELL ZIP HOODIE: $190
BURNS RIB CARDIGAN: $200
BURNS RIB CARDIGAN: $200
WYCKOFF CABLE VEE: $180
WYCKOFF CABLE VEE: $180
YEAGER CABLE ZIP: $225
YEAGER CABLE ZIP: $225
HOWLAND JUMPER: $140
HOWLAND JUMPER: $140
CADET COLBY CONTRAST HOODIE: $160
CADET COLBY CONTRAST HOODIE: $160

The fit and sizing on Naadam Cashmere sweaters is very close to the way J-Crew fits. 

BURNS RIB CARDIGAN: $200
BURNS RIB CARDIGAN: $200

Co-Founder Matthew Scanlan walking the streets of SOHO, NYC with the Burns Rib Cardigan. We wanted to show you what complete strangers say about our garments! Check it out! 

Follow the Naadam Cashmere Vine account to see videos of our sweaters and more colors!

Thank you so much for your support!! We are not going to be able to do this without you!

Special Thanks: Adam Butterfield, Kellock Irvin, Nicholas Toby

Check us out at:

Teich: www.teichdesign.com    (Accessories Only)                                                                               

22 8th Ave  New York, NY 10014

Sterling & Burke: www.sterlingandburke.com                                                 

2824 Pennsylvania Ave NW  Washington, DC 20007

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We have spent 3 years working with our manufacturers building a strong working relationship. We have a unique but validated supply chain as well as a strong network of supports and advisers.

We also realize that mistakes happen and some things are just out of our control. However, we require a unique level of transparency throughout our production process so we can deliver the same transparency to our customers. We will be continuously updating you to ensure all delivery dates are made on time!

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    THE NOMAD BRACELET A unique cashmere bracelet with a leather Naadam branded logo. Not only a signature Naadam item but a fashion piece that signifies your contribution to our Mongolian micro-economic sustainability effort.

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    NATION SOCKS Naadam 100% cashmere socks in your choice of Navy Blue, Red, Green, or Gray. If you have never worn cashmere socks, you havent lived. These socks put babies to sleep and have been known to cure Frigaphobia in adolescence.

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    BAIOCCO BEANIE Naadam 100% 2-ply Mongolian Cashmere Beanie (Navy Blue, Gray, Black, Red). You can wear just this hat (So, Naked) and you will be warm. Simple design but imbued with qualities that make Naadam Cashmere garments so unique. Durable, soft, yet practical.

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    BENNETT SCARF 620 square inches of 100% 2-ply Mongolian cashmere (That’s 63in x 10in for you less mathematically inclined folks). A classic ribbed bundle of warmth and comfort wrapped around your neck.

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    THE INFAMOUS HOWLAND JUMPER in 100% 2-ply Mongolian cashmere (Navy, Charcoal, Red, Black, Gray, Limited Addition Pop Color). This sweater gets better every time you wear it. It’s again, very durable but extremely soft and lightweight. You can wear this thing anywhere and girls want you and guys want to be you.

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    CADET COLBY CONTRAST HOODIE Single layer, contrast color outline, 100% 2-ply Mongolian cashmere Hoodie (Gray/Navy, Gray/Red, Navy/Gray, Charcoal/Gray). Juxtaposing central: Versatile and adaptive, Durable yet soft, lightweight and fashionable.

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    THE WYCKOFF CABLE VEE A more traditionalist approach to making cashmere sweaters. The classic Cable V-neck in 100% 2-ply Mongolian Cashmere (Navy, Goat, Gray, Red). A heavier knit but still remarkably soft and light. No matter how badly you want this to pill, it just won’t! So stop trying!

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    CAMPBELL ZIP HOODIE Double layer, contrast color,100% 2-ply Mongolian cashmere Hoodie (Gray/Red, Gray/Navy, Navy/Gray, Navy/Goat). A perfect fit, durable yet incredibly soft; all the signs of a Naadam sweater. Under a blazer or over a tee shirt, this puppy works!

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    BURNS RIB CARDIGAN You get Goosebumps just holding this thing. 100% 2-ply Mongolian cashmere ribbed cardigan with hand made leather buttons (Haired Gray, Navy, Haired Green, Goat). You’re just not supposed to make things like this in cashmere but we did it anyways. Ridiculously warm but also practical. Perfect with just a tee shirt during that in-between weather. This item is limited addition so get it while you can.

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    YEAGER CABLE ZIP Full Zip Cable Cardigan in 100% 2-ply Mongolian Cashmere (Cream, Gray, Navy, Goat). This is one of those garments that we have trouble letting go of. It’s almost too soft for human skin to register (like sounds only dogs hear…). It is illegal in 10 states and ended the Cold War…or was it WWII…doesn’t really matter.

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    SATCHEL CABLE Our signature piece. Not much else like this on the market and definitely not at this price! Hoodie meets Cable in 100% 2-ply Mongolian Cashmere (Navy, Green, Haired Gray, Charcoal). I am literally wearing one right now…while I am typing these words…

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    CASHMERE FROM HEAD TO TOE... Bennet Scarf, Nation Socks, Baiocco Beanie, and any sweater you want! We will work with you to pick out the color, sizing, style!

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    Five star dinner with Co-founders Matthew Scanlan and Diederik Rijsemus in New York City where we work with YOU to design a unique garment all your own. Color, Style, Fit. Everything you always wanted, we can do! We just need you to get to NYC and we will do the rest!

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    An opportunity to work with Co-Founders Matthew Scanlan & Diederik Rijsemus on designing your own signature garment. The kicker on this one...it carries your name sake and we put it in our collection! Have you ever dreamed of walking around telling people you are wearing a cashmere garment you designed (exactly how you wanted it) and it's named after you! Think about it. You will forever be part of Naadam Cashmere.

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    This is the big one! This is the reward that tops all rewards! We need to get back to Mongolia. We need to meet with our herders and tell them about the progress we are making. At this donation, we are asking you to come with us! You will be joining the Naadam Team and spending 2-3 weeks in Mongolia. This is the most beautiful place in the world and a trip you will never forget! We will confirm with you the exact dates and then we are off!

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