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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 8 2019
Last updated September 8, 2019

Eco Blazer - Made from 99% garbage. (Canceled)

The best possible future from a discarded past.

Eco Blazer - Made from 99% garbage. (Canceled)

The best possible future from a discarded past.

$5,329
pledged of 30 000 $pledged of 30 000 $ goal
22
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 8 2019
Last updated September 8, 2019

About

WE ARE REQLAIM, AND THIS IS THE ECO BLAZER. We’ve engineered the lowest environmental impact fabric in the global market that is breathable and super-durable — yet it feels like soft cotton. 99% Waste, 100% Fabulous.   

By using fibers made from post-consumer waste, we are limiting our dependence on raw materials and reducing carbon emissions. 

The Reqlaim Eco Blazer could be the single most sustainable article of clothing you’ll ever wear. 

We’re turning the clothing industry inside out by producing the most innovative, most sustainable, and most desirable blazer ever made. 



The fabrics and blazers are made in small factories in Western Europe by people who are passionate about the planet and passionate about working with Reqlaim.  

The recycling and fabric factory in Spain.
The Reqlaim blazer factory in the Netherlands.
The blazer factory in the Netherlands.
The Reqlaim wooden shoe button factory in the Netherlands.
The wooden shoe button factory in the Netherlands.

No useless products with our rewards. Reqlaim product quality is sky-high — but our impact on the environment is on the down-low. No waste, just joy.  

 We launch our products on Kickstarter because it’s a truly sustainable business model, and it gives us the freedom to run our business exactly how we want: We're not beholden to growth goals, revenue targets, or product timelines imposed by other people. At Reqlaim we believe that sustainability is more than just the cleanest factories in the world and reusable and renewable resources to make our products ― it also means only producing what our customers order, so there’s no waste, no loss, no excess anything. 

Because what individuals can do to help the earth is often limited, more companies need to do their part to help our planet―they need to do more than just say that they’re helping or “greenwashing” their latest ad campaign. The fashion industry is the second-largest industrial polluter in the world, and after importing European fashion brands to the United States and visiting factories around the world, I decided it was time for a different kind of fashion company. A fashion company that makes high-quality clothes from reusable and renewable resources in the world’s cleanest factories, producing only what customers order. A company that really does have a minimal carbon footprint.  

Risks and challenges

There are always challenges and unforeseen obstacles that arise when trying to bring a product to life. We have developed systems and processes to mitigate the risks and obstacles that will arise. We will work hard to ensure we deliver what we promise and will go the extra mile whenever possible.

Supply Chain Risk: Sometimes things are out of our control - the factory loses power or the wrong materials are delivered. These things happen from time to time and can affect how long it takes to create our products.

Shipping Risk: We outsource global shipping and warehouse logistics. But even the experts aren't immune to weather, port congestion, and other uncontrollable factors.

Acts of God: We're based in Salt Lake City, Utah. That means we could have an earthquake or a large snowstorm. Whatever happens, we'll get through it together.

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Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Sustainable materials

We’ve engineered the lowest-environmental-impact fabric anywhere*. It's breathable and super-durable, yet it feels like soft cotton. Each blazer is made out of plastic bottles (51%), worn-out T-shirts (47%), and a retired wooden shoe from Holland (1%), so just 1% as non-recycled materials.

By using fibers made from post-consumer waste, we are limiting our dependence on raw materials and reducing carbon emissions.

*Based on the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI).
The MSI enables brands and manufacturers to measure and score the environmental impact of materials used in creating textile products, compare their products to the rest of the industry and make better decisions about material use.

Environmentally friendly factories

The fabrics and blazers are made in small factories in Western Europe by people who are passionate about the planet and passionate about working with Reqlaim. We are committed to paying people fairly and providing safe working conditions.

Reqlaim works with our partner factories in Western Europe to maintain a code of conduct for worker pay, safety, and conditions.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

Reqlaim will only use recycled and biodegradable shipping boxes and materials.

Something else

Footprint.
So, what’s the big deal? Well, the more carbon that’s in the atmosphere, the faster our planet warms. A warmer planet and a changing climate mean melting ice caps, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events followed by droughts and wildfires. Our home is changing, and not for the better. Reqlaim product quality is sky-high — but our impact on the environment is on the down-low.

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    Thank You!

    Thank you for supporting Reqlaim! We appreciate you helping us reach our campaign goal and making a positive impact on the environment.

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    Earliest Bird - 1 blazer

    Receive 1 Eco-Blazer at ~55% off (MSRP $549, save $300).
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    Earliest Bird Duo - 2 blazers

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    2 blazers

    Receive 2 Eco-Blazers at ~36% off (MSRP $1098, save $399).
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Funding period

- (30 days)