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Save our planet (and look good doing it!) with your choice of three different styles that will make you feel comfortable and confident!
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Are you the busy, on the go woman still looking for that ONE dress you can wear anytime and anywhere, from days at the office to nights on the town? We know comfort is key, but versatility and style are equally important. Our three dresses check all of these boxes and then some. Can you believe that the coffee you drink could be transformed into the dresses you wear? 

ZolaBean dresses are the world’s first stylish and comfortable dresses made from recycled coffee grounds and plastic bottles! They’re packed with 10+ features including wrinkle resistance, odor control, UV protection and so much more.

Did you know that 99% of the coffee grounds from your morning cup go to waste? Our partner (a BlueSign-certified manufacturer) has found a way to give new life to coffee grounds by recycling them into fabric. First, they recycle plastic bottles into polyester, then oils from coffee grounds are extracted to leave a fine dry powder. Combining these two give us the fabric we use today in our ZolaBean dresses.

This innovative technology means ZolaBean fabric features will never wash or wear out!

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ZolaBean gives new life to coffee grounds that go to waste by recycling them into fabric. By recycling plastic bottles into polyester and then extracting oils from coffee grounds to leave a fine dry powder, we are given the eco-friendly fabric used in our dresses!

ZolaBean dresses make the perfect outfit to travel, with lightweight fabric that will allow you to catch your next flight without weighing you down.

We don’t always have the option of ironing or steaming clothing that’s been tossed in a suitcase or thrown in a bag. ZolaBean’s material is wrinkle resistant and can be simply smoothed by hand or hung up for a quick fix. They’re also fast drying and move moisture away from your skin 3 times faster than cotton.

ZolaBean dresses combine the perfect mix of recycled fabric and spandex to allow for a 4-way stretch that keeps you moving no matter what your day entails.

Carrying around a purse or bag can often be bulky, uncomfortable and keep you from moving freely. ZolaBean dresses feature side pockets with zippers to carry your belongings and keep them from falling out.

Coffee grounds contain microscopic pores that reflect UV rays. Using coffee grounds as a key component in our material, your skin is protected from the sun by a natural and chemical free shield.

Although our dresses are made using coffee grounds, the oils are removed so you won't have to worry about your dress smelling like coffee, or anything else for that matter! 

Our recycled fabric allows for a permanent odor control component to stay fresh all day, and ZolaBean dresses are even great for multi-day wear!

We believe sustainable fashion can make a difference in our world. After years of making custom clothing for women, we want to create practical dresses that are also stylish and eco friendly. From our personal experiences, we wear the same few comfortable dresses all the time despite a closet full of clothes. 

ZolaBean came together when we found this amazing fabric that meets all of our requirements, and we can’t wait to share it with you. We spent months testing to find the perfect combo of recycled fabric and spandex. Weight, thickness, comfort, and durability were all considered and tested. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.  

We can’t thank you enough for checking out our project and helping us make ZolaBean dresses a reality. 

We know not everyone will be able to support us with a pledge, so even if you can’t give a dollar or purchase a ZolaBean dress, if you’re a supporter of ZolaBean, you can help us spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and anywhere else you can think of! 

Risks and challenges

There are always certain risks that can arise at any moment during a project like this. That being said, we’re confident in our ability to produce, and have taken all the necessary measures. We have a highly qualified team and have partnered with leading manufacturing and fulfillment companies around the world. We just need your help to bring everything to fruition. Don’t worry, we’re completely prepared to bring ZolaBean dresses to you, and we have the manpower to make it happen, but if anything comes up along the way, you’ll be the first to know.

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    Pledge $95 or more About $95

    EARLY BIRD ZOLABEAN DRESS

    If you’re one of our first backers, you’ll receive you’ll receive one (1) ZolaBean Dress for 30% off the retail price.

    Select the style (wrap dress, Kelly dress or t-shirt dress) and color (red, navy, or light blue) of your choice via survey after the campaign ends.

    Retail: $135

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    Pledge $101 or more About $101

    ZOLABEAN DRESS

    Back this reward and receive one (1) ZolaBean Dress for 25% off the retail price.

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    ZOLABEAN DRESS x2

    Back this reward and receive two (2) ZolaBean Dresses for over 30% off the retail price.

    Select the styles (wrap dress, Kelly dress or t-shirt dress) and colors (red, navy, or light blue) of your choice via survey after the campaign ends.

    Retail: $270

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    Pledge $263 or more About $263

    ZOLABEAN DRESS x3

    Back this reward and receive three (3) ZolaBean Dresses for 35% off the retail price.

    Select the styles (wrap dress, Kelly dress or t-shirt dress) and colors (red, navy, or light blue) of your choice via survey after the campaign ends.

    Retail: $405

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    Pledge $88 or more About $88

    SUPER EARLY BIRD

    BACK NOW FOR THE LOWEST PRICE EVER BEFORE IT SELLS OUT! If you’re one of our very first backers, you’ll receive one (1) ZolaBean Dress for 35% off the retail price.

    Select the style (wrap dress, Kelly dress or t-shirt dress) and color (red, navy, or light blue) of your choice via survey after the campaign ends.

    Retail: $135

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