Have you ever asked yourself why nowadays technology is all around us and yet our clothes have evolved so little in the past 20 years?
We decided to use technology to create the next generation of fashion:
>> Functional and sustainable garments that need less care and bring comfort to the user on a daily basis <<
We wanted to be able to wear life-ready smart-fashion, so we brought this shirt to life
The wellness 3.0 smart wear is a multipurpose garment:
| WELLNESS WEAR
Bioceramic nanoparticles inside the yarn.
> Sepiia's fabric
Bio-ceramic is capable of reproducing the FIR (Far Infrared Rays) emitted by the sun. The heat generated by FIR facilitates relaxation of contracted muscles. The increase in blood flow following vasodilation allows a greater amount of nutritional substances, oxygen, white blood cells and antibodies to reach the tissue and promotes the removal of catabolites from tissue.
- These FIR provides better blood flow, which means:
- More energy.
- Less tiredness.
- Helps reduce stress.
Athletes are already using this material in their sleepwear to improve their performance. We incorporated it to the garments for daily use.
> FIR emission: the rays stimulate the microcirculatory system and boost the metabolism.
Two additional features of bioceramics:
- Regulates body temperature.
- UV protection
It naturally absorbs harmful UV-A and UV-B ultraviolet rays that can burn the skin. It reflects the hot rays of the sun, creating a genuine barrier against heat. This unique technology helps lower the internal surface temperature of the fabric to keep you cool and comfortable under the sun. The result is a considerable decrease in calorie consumption and therefore of the body’s physical energy, allowing the body temperature to remain constant even in extremely cold conditions.
>Thermal camera test
| NO WRINKLES
We developed our own fabric to be wrinkle-free, because who wants to spend time ironing on the XXI century.
Any "easy care" shirt on the market will wrinkle twice as much as this shirt.
| NO STAINS
Liquids such as coffee or juice will roll off the shirt because of nanotechnology.
We made it two times more resistant to stains on neck and cuffs so you can wear it even more days.
| TWO TIMES MORE DURABLE
And It doesn’t turn yellow in time, so you can wear it for years, saving money on the long run and saving resources for the environment.
| NO SWEAT PATCHES
Our fast-dry garment will never show the dreaded sweat marks, ever.
| ODOR FREE
With an antibacterial fabric so you don’t have to wash it every time you wear it:
There are nano-particles of silver on the yarn; these particles neutralize the bacteria that causes body odor when we sweat.
> Scientifically tested: This treatment is still 99% effective after 60 washes.
| HIGHLY BREATHABLE AND FAST DRYING
Our fabric has a 3D open structure to be more breathable. We’ve used this fabric on the back and under the arms to facilitate breathability on those areas.
| SUPER STRECH
Max stretch = Max comfort.
When we launched Sepiia we realized that there was something really wrong with the way clothes were being manufactured globally: the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry worldwide.
When designing our product we used a “closing the loop” approach: We looked for the cleanest processes in Spain. The buttons of the shirts are made of recycled materials, and the packaging is small to reduce waste, and recycled as well.
We designed our products to last and to reduce the laundry cycles saving the planet water, chemicals and electricity throughout the lifecycle of the garment.
At the end of its life it is 100% recyclable.
We also know that the fashion industry generates more greenhouse emissions yearly than the amount created by international flights and shipping combined, so we decided to manufacture locally to keep the carbon footprint to a minimum.
> The journey of a Sepiia shirt
> The journey of most fast fashion clothes
We make our clothes locally in Spain not only to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum, but also because we like to visit our supply chain and know that our suppliers are all aligned with our values, and the people involved in the making of the shirt have the same rights as the people buying the shirts. Another reason to manufacture in Spain is that the EU has one of the strongest environmental and labor regulations.
> Spain's cutting-edge textile technology
>We have 2 types of T-shirts you can get as add-ons to complete your wardrobe.
> Don´t worry about the size. We'll email you with more details on how to get the right size and to ask for your color preference.
You can add 15€ to your reward to customize any (or all) of the following:
- collar type (Mao/Mandarin, Italian, Cutaway),
- sleeve length,
- shirt’s length,
- fits of the shirt (regular, medium or slim)
- embroidered initials
We'll gather your personalization preferences at the end of the campaign.
Personalized items cannot be returned or exchanged since we're making it specifically for you.
EXCHANGES AND RETURNS
You can return or exchange your item within 30 days of receiving it.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning or exchanging your item.
Personalized items cannot be returned or exchanged since we're making it specifically for you. Shipping costs are non-refundable as well.
Sepiia has a trained and capable team of 9 professionals in the fashion industry. We are fully committed to bringing the best, most techy, sustainable & ethic product in the market.
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Risks and challenges
Sepiia has a trained and capable team of 8 professionals in the fashion industry. We are fully committed to bringing the best, most techy, sustainable & ethic product in the market.
We know (out of experience) that creating a new product can be challenging and there are risks involved, such as unforeseen obstacles and delays. However, this is our 3.0 or third generation of smart clothes, and we have learned greatly with our 1.0 and 2.0 collections. We’re experts in problem-solving, and knowhow to pivot and make it right for the customer every time.
We have 14 suppliers in our production chain, that we have been working with for over 3 years and fully trust in their performance. We make our garments entirely in Spain, from raw materials to the final tailoring, which can be challenging sometimes and can create a bottleneck in production. However, one of the advantages when producing locally is that we can visit our suppliers at any stage of production to fix any issues that may arise.
If anything goes wrong causing delays during production, we’ll be totally transparent with you and inform you of the estimated arrival date. We’ll keep you updated on our progress
We have a 4,5/5 rating on Trustpilot, and we’re positive that our customer service takes a big part in that score. We truly care about the customer's experience, and we’ll always do our best to keep you happy.
We’re deeply committed to making this prototype a reality for you.
We thrive on our customer’s feedback, so please do let us know what you think! We count on you to keep learning and improving.
-Our clothes are meant to be worn every day, thought for daily use. However, it’s worth saying our dress shirts are not meant for doing sports. You can, of course, and it won’t smell after but that’s not what the shirt is intended for.
-The anti-stain technology will repel most water-based liquids (coffee, juice, soda, coke…) and some salsas. If a more dense sauce comes in contact with the garment, always use water to make it roll away. Don’t rub it in, or it’ll get inside the fabric; in that case, you’ll just have to wash it (like you would with any other garment) and you don’t have to iron it afterwards. We’ve tested our anti-stain treatment in the lab and will only lose 10% effectiveness after 60 washes.
- Our garments are meant to last longer. However, the lifespan of the garment will depend always on the use and care you treat it with. It needs very little care, but the better you treat it the longer it’ll last.
- (37 days)