About this project
The world's most comfortable, versatile and technologically advanced underwear. Fighting bacteria, regulating temperatures and reducing sweat.
We've taken the data and input from our last successful Kickstarter and created a line of basics for the busy modern man. A line of basics that will stay fresh after a long day at the office or a quick session in the gym, never having to worry about smelling bad or nasty bacteria.
We've been working with our sock manufacturer for almost a year now. We've made and tested dozens of prototypes and feel confident in bringing them to you. The socks you see in pictures are ready for production and we'll start manufacturing them as soon as we are able to raise the funds for production.
Our manufacturer out of Izmir Turkey, was the first textile company in Turkey to be organic. They put great pride in working with organic materials and have an inspiring mindset for sustainability. When we first talked to them about our idea they didn’t think it was possible to bring such a complicated and expensive technology only used in space suits and military performance clothing to the greater consumer. At the end, we convinced them to believe in our vision. 1 year after we stand together with a product so great no one thought was possible to create. Help us reach our goal by backing this campaign.
Built for performance, this T-shirt will stay fresh and odorless all day. Silver fibers are permanently infused into our fabric, which keeps your shirts fresh all day for the entire lifetime of the t-shirt. The silver fiber does this by fighting the odor-causing bacteria. We’ve engineered a t-shirt fabric by knitting organic long fiber cotton with our SilverTech Performance Silver, and added a nip of elastane to give it the perfect fit and stretch. The result is a shirt that is so soft, smooth and light that it will almost feel like your second skin – naturally keeping your body dry and acclimatised.
Pure silver is a metal that can naturally be extracted from mother earth. There are no artificial chemicals in our 99.99% pure silver, and it is ofcourse nontoxic. Of all metals known to mankind, silver is known for being the most efficient reflector as well as the best electrical-,and thermal conductor. But most importantly silver is known for its oligodynamic effect; a biocidal effect that controls microbial growth and kills bacteria with silver ions.
This is why silver can be found in many places in human history as a bacteria killer. Silverware is a great example of self-sanitizing cutlery, in the same way as silver water bottles carried by military commanders on expeditions for protection against diseases. Lately innovation has brought the natural pure silver fibers into new use; from bandages to toilet seats. Historically seen, silver has thus always had a professional relation to the human body, and now Organic Basics want to bring the super fiber to your closet.
Skin protecting smart wear
With SilverTech we have created a cutting edge smart fabric. A line of basics produced in the latest performance fabrics that work as an extra natural dimension to your skin. Through science fiction movies and super hero-comic books, we have seen people dressed up in bodysuits with super human capabilities that naturally work with their bodies. Now Organic Basics is taking the first step in that direction by developing the of future underwear.
By working with natural elements such as pure silver and organic cotton, we've created a fabric that enhances the capabilities of your skin; keeping you warm when it’s cold and cooling you down when it’s warm. At the same time helping your body control micro bacterial growth and kill the unwanted bacteria. With this line of basics we've focused on the three most important pieces of underwear that will help stay warm, clean and odorless.
In Organic Basics, sustainability is a core value and something we focus on in every aspect of our work - from production to packaging to end-consumer use. This is also why we, in our textile production, only use GOTS and Oeko-tex 100 certified organic cotton, certified pure silver, and WRAP certified labor.
For packaging we only use reused and sustainable materials. In our choice of clothing there are two mayor factors to consider when looking at sustainability. Firstly, the longevity of the product is essential to the sustainability of the clothing; will it last one year or ten years? Secondly we need to consider the water consumption due to washing. Is it something you need to wash everyday or twice a week? With SilverTech we have been working with pure silver and long fiber organic cotton creating a high quality fabric made to last +10 years and with active silver controlling microbial growth potentially bringing down machine washes by 50 percent. Goodbye to fast fashion and goodbye to planned obsolescence.
The story of Organic Basics
Organic Basics was born on Kickstarter with the help and support of hundreds of backers from over 35 countries. Backers who believed in our dream to change the underwear industry. A lot of you backers are still loyal customers and backing our dream.
Our dream is to develop and create products that are always challenging the technology and at the same time always minimizing the impact our production and products have on the environment.
1.5 year ago we launched our company Organic Basics – Organic underwear and socks –and our awesome backers raised more than $20.000 to kickstart our dream. We’ve been working hard to develop our company, and are now ready to introduce what we’ve spent many months and hundreds of hours on developing. We are proud to introduce the SilverTech line – It’s elegant. It’s comfortable. It’s odorless. It’s the future of underwear.
The FLEXSIL Performance Silver is a brand new performance fabric. We sourced the finest long fiber organic cotton from our supplier in Turkey, known for its natural durability and consistent high quality. We added a nip of elastane for stretch recoverability. Finally, we blended our FLEXSIL Performance silver which is spun from pure silver and polyester with our fine organic cotton on the areas that accumulate the most heat and thereby sweat, which takes the odor-fighting capability of this fabric to a whole new level, unlike anything you have ever experienced. Our method with FLEXSIL spun directly into the product, the silver effects will last the lifetime of the product. We have actively chosen NOT to work with silver nanoparticles that will wash out after just a few washes.
We have worked intensely with our designers and construction specialist from Turkey, and from there we iterated until it was just right. We used seamless knitting to create a sock without any stitches and added vent zones that allow airflow to keep your feet cool and comfortable. This is elegant yet highly functional. After you've worn it a few times, you won’t be able to go back to anything else.
Testing and improvement
We've been testing our prototypes rigorously over the last 9 months. From the first prototypes we’ve been testing for everything from heat-transfer capabilities to odor-fighting powers to hard washing and drying. It wasn’t perfect when we started, but after 9 month of improvement and constant optimization we can finally present a product worth the future generations.
This is where YOU come in. We're still a young brand that is completely self-funded, and to bring the SilverTech to market, we need to manufacture them at a moderate scale. Help us fund our first production batch of the SilverTech Underwear and be the first to try out the next generation of underwear. We depend on you, and we need you to help us build a greener future for underwear.
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We started this journey here on Kickstarter, and we want to keep travelling with our awesome backers and the Organic Basics community. We need your help to get the word out, so whether you’re talking to friends or family or sharing it on facebook every help is humbly appreciated.
Risks and challenges
Organic Basics is a professional business. Quality products and happy customers is what we do. We are not perfect but we never stop until we get it right.
This is our second Kickstarter project. We have always delivered and have always been transparent with our backers about our progress and challenges. At our last campaign we delivered within the timeframe which was two months after the campaign finished. From experience, we know that the biggest risk is fulfilling delivery times.
With our experience we have together with our production team done our best to create a realistic projections of the time necessary to manufacture and deliver rewards Complications can arise while manufacturing at such a high standard. Our focus is like our last campaign on two areas.
1. QUALITY - We will deliver the highest quality product to every backer. We take extreme pride in making some of the best products in the world and will never compromise on quality.
2. COMMUNICATION - We will keep the lines of communication open at all times. If any issues arise, you'll be the first to know about them. We encourage you to take a look at our communication with backers from our previous Kickstarter project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/488013677/organic-basics/commentsLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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