This dual-sided jacket blocks UV rays in the day, and increases visibility at night!

Twice as awesome as your favorite hoodie, the DuoTek serves different purposes in the day and at night. With a dual-fabric construction, the DuoTek can be worn both regularly as well as inside out. One side of the jacket serves as your classic black hoodie, but with the ability to block UV rays, while the other side increases your visibility in low-light, as it reflects light, keeping you visible and safe.

The jacket’s abilities come thanks to its specially engineered fabric, created by the guys at Fullframe Design who wanted to make a good, affordable, double-sided hoodie that you could wear both in the day as well as at night. DuoTek’s proprietary fabric, aside from being reflective on one side and UV absorbent on the other, is also waterproof, wind-proof, stretchable, breathable, and lightweight, making it easy to pack too. YKK zippers ensure the jacket’s quality is top-notch, while keeping the pocket waterproof too. It even comes with a stealth pocket in its back for keeping your valuables like your phone and wallet.

Conventional on one side and radical on the other, the hoodie is a fine-tuned blend of comfort and performance. Putting the tech in textile, the jacket remains functional in day or night in any sort of weather (the waterproof fabric and drawstring hoodie prove very useful in the rain too). Even with its dual-side fabric, the DuoTek manages to be on the lighter side, barely weighing 5 ounces. It’s perhaps the lightest reversible jacket in the world!

Designer: Fullframe Design

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DuoTek – The Ultralight Reflective & Reversible Jacket

High-performance reversible & reflective jacket for day and night. Made of high-tech fabrics, simplistic design at excellent value.

Why a Reflective Jacket?

When they took their first glance at a Reflective Jacket, they were completely astonished to know about its multi usages in Nighttime activities like Jogging and Cycling as well as its use as general outdoor wear. This useful wearable is also being featured by some famous brands as a fashion icon.

However, the problem is that the high-end jackets costing more than $500 are either really expensive or often almost impractical during day time. On the other hand, products costing from $20 to $80 are mostly of cheap quality because of using the same fabric of raincoats that makes the jackets heavy, non-breathable, unattractive, and somewhat rigid. Meanwhile the reflective layer goes off easily.

Introducing DuoTek

DuoTek Fabrics

Coating of reflective material makes the fabric unbreathable and somewhat rigid. The DuoTek Ultra Performance Fabric or in short DTUP Fabric developed by the FULLFRAME DESIGN, that makes it the very first in industry to develop a unique tech fabric that is softly reflective, anti-UV, breathable and waterproof at the same time while still keeping it ultralight and comfortable.

Reversible

2 sides = Daytime Performance + Night Time Performance. Unlike other jackets, that are only wearable in a situation or time, the DuoTek provides you a multi-featured jacket either its day or night regardless of any season that makes it a two in one package deal.

Side A(GREY): Developed & designed to be reflective at night to keep you visible in dark.

Side B (BLACK): With an amazing anti-UV material, it is protecting you from Sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiations.

Ultra Light

Making a jacket super lightweight is just a simple task but making a Reversible Jacket with super-lightweight is on another level. Our DuoTek Jacket just weighs as much as an orange that makes it the lightest reversible jacket in the world.

Made to be packed easily and even much easier to carry in a daypack.

Simplistic Design

Its YKK zippers provide you with not one, not two, but FIVE waterproof pockets.

Moreover, its Rear pocket has Velcro design to store your phone safely and more conveniently when running.

Hood with drawstrings to keep you covered so that you can easily rack up miles in the heavy rain.

Machine washable for easy care.

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This XL weighted blanket mimics the feeling of being cuddled to sleep

As a child, you’re used to the comfort of having your parents’ arm around you as you sleep. This gentle weight and warmth is what promotes faster, sounder, better sleep, knowing that you’re being protected from everything bad. This feeling lingers on even through adulthood – of feeling safe and protected by warmth and weight, which is why it’s easier to sleep with weighted blankets. These blankets weigh slightly more than regular blankets do, making you feel warmer and cozier as you drift into sleep.

More than twice as large as your regular weighted blanket, the ‘XL Weighted’ comes from Big Blanket Co., a pioneer in this field. Designed to be large enough to not just cover you, but wrap all around you, the XL Weighted Blanket can be used in bed, on a sofa, or even as you’re lounging near the fireplace. Measuring larger than your average king-sized bed, the XL Weighted is 12000 square feet of fuzzy, weighted goodness. It covers everything from your head to all the way around your cold toes, and there’s still enough to share with someone else.

Made from moisture-wicking polyester with a 100% cotton duvet cover on top, the XL Weighted blanket keeps you warm and cozy but wicks perspiration so you’re never sweaty. Calibrated to be what Big Blanket Co. believes to be the ideal mass for a weighted blanket, each blanket weighs 30 pounds (distributed between two partners) and comes filled with premium glass microbeads often found in the highest quality weighted blankets.

Designed to mimic the feeling of being embraced, the XL Weighted blanket pretty much one-ups a comforter, with a design that’s perfectly material and weight calibrated, and with a size that’s big enough to wrap around you completely from head to toe… or if you’re in the mood to, to share with the person shivering right next to you!

Designer: Bryan Simpson

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The XL Weighted™ Blanket by Big Blanket Co

Measuring at 100″ x 120″ and weighing in at just over 30 pounds, The XL Weighted™ Blanket is the world’s largest weighted blanket. It’s the perfect balance of weight and comfort.

Fold it over for extra weight or use it as an all-season comforter.

Below: Testimonials

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Pineapples – the secret sauce for Vegan Apple Watch Straps

In two lines, this is a Vegan Watch strap for your super cool Apple Watch. In elaborate terms, we are discussing how there is more use for Piñatex – a natural leather alternative that is made from pineapple leaves.

Many of you may be aware that the coconut tree is one such example, where all parts of it are used in some form or the other. For example, the leaves are woven into baskets, the husk of the coconut is used in the coir industry, whereas the fruit is consumed in totality – water, milk, pulp and oil!

Another such fruit is the pineapple. Piñatex is a natural leather alternative made from cellulose fibers extracted from pineapple leaves. Crafting an Apple Watch Strap – perhaps the World’s First pineapple strap!

The material is very ethical and sustainable, and makes for a great workaround for leather straps. What is very nice about its form, is that it looks great in all the different colors that the straps are available in. My favorite two are the Cheeky Silver and Paprika Red color option.

Designer: Feramez Durmus for Mezando

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The World`s First Apple Watch Strap made from Piñatex

Combining the latest design with an ethical mind – made from Piñatex, a natural leather alternative made from pineapple leaves. These Apple Watch Straps are trendy and timeless classics.

Combining the latest design with an ethical mind – Made in Germany and Made from Piñatex.

Piñatex is a natural, sustainably sourced, cruelty-free material.

A Better Choice for a Better Future

Every year, the global leather industry slaughters more than a billion animals and about 13 million tonnes of waste from global pineapple agriculture every year.

Why Piñatex?

Piñatex is made from the leaves of the pineapple plant, the byproduct of the fruit industry, which are traditionally discarded or burned. Adding value to this waste has created a new source of income for farming communities who otherwise rely on a seasonal harvest. Once the fiber has been stripped from the leaf the leftover biomass is retained to use as a natural fertilizer or biofuel, offering a further economic prospect.

Features

COMPATIBILITY: Apple Watch Series 1-4 (38/42mm or 40/44 mm)
CUSTOMIZATION: Different color for plugs and connectors – Black, Rose Gold, Silver, Gold
EXTRAS: Waterproof, Worldwide free shipping, Breathable, Unisex Design

Colors

Rough Black, Earthy Brown, Cheeky Silver, Pure Nature, Paprika Red, Pebble Grey, Washed Indigo Blue, Canela Brown, Wrinkled Gold

Process of Piñatex

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The Aftersocks look like a pair of socks but behave like sneakers

While the video itself only demonstrates one of the many uses of the Aftersocks, the potential for this footwear is quite limitless. Designed to be the footwear you wear when you’re tired of your current footwear (wrap your head around that sentence for a while), Aftersocks are socks with reinforced outsoles. They slip on your feet like socks do, but have a thick underlying base just like shoes. You can carry the Aftersocks around in a bag or in your pocket, slipping them on if your current footwear is bothering you, or if you don’t like the idea of being barefoot anywhere.

The Aftersocks were envisioned for perhaps the most common barefoot scenario… leaving a party and wanting to ditch your high-heels. Designed to be a go-to after a long night of clubbing in those really-pretty-but-painful-as-death heels, the Aftersocks are footwear you carry around in your bag, only to bust out after you’re done partying. Take the painful heels off and wear the Aftersocks and they’re the footwear equivalent of wearing a bathrobe after an entire day of roaming around in uncomfortable clothing. The socks hug your feet, caressing and comforting them to alleviate pain, while the reinforced soles of the Aftersocks work almost like sneakers or flip-flops. Designed to cushion the underside of your feet, the soles allow you to walk normally on roads, pavements, cobblestone, or even gravel just like you would with sneakers. Created from premium quality cotton, nylon, and elastic, with a long-lasting, anti-slip PVC sole, the Aftersocks are comfortable, durable, and hand-washable. Oh, and they come in colors too!

Designed for women, but extending their benefit to men too, the Aftersocks are a much better alternative to hobbling with your friend while she walks barefoot after a long night of dancing in heels! Besides, their cotton/elastic body means men can wear them too. The sock sizes go from a lithe Size 5 to a large Size 11, making them perfect for both men and women, and extending their use further beyond a long night of clubbing. You could wear the Aftersocks on your early morning run around the park, to the gym, at the beach, or as an alternative to those new shoes that keep giving you shoe-bites… and if your daily life involves walking around a house strewn with Lego pieces, the Aftersocks were built to handle that too!

Designer: Joel Bijlmer

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About Aftersocks

“Save your feet after a night out” Slip off your heels, slip on Aftersocks! Aftersocks is an elegant solution to a problem that most women face. Aftersocks that have been thoughtfully designed and crafted with an underside constructed from PVC and extra soft layers of cushioning that hug the contours of your feet.

Slip on Aftersocks, and they may not only cushion your feet and help to relieve the soreness, but they will also prevent your feet from getting dirty and further harmed by the elements on the dance floor, along the pavement, in the taxi… you name it.

Available in a range of colors, they have a style to match any dress, evening gown, or trouser suit. Choose from Smooth Black, Trendy Silver, and Pretty Gold designs to match any type of evening wear in your wardrobe.

Not only are they super versatile, but they are also super discreet. Pop them into your handbag, clutch, or even into your back pocket for complete peace of mind.

Aftersocks are created from premium quality cotton, nylon, elastic, and PVC. They’re hand washable, meaning that they are easy to care for and are sure to last and last. Great for the environment!

Color Choices

You probably wonder, is it really that small? Is it really that strong? Well, you decide!

Below: Aftersocks Product Specifications

Premium Fabrics

High quality Nylon and Cotton have been used to have the best durability and wear-ability. 75% Cotton | 20% Nylon | 5%. Elastic

Aftersole technology

Our special aftersole makes the bottom of the sock stronger and gives extra protection. Made of 100% PVC

Extra soft cushioning

Added on the inside of the sock for an extra soft experience

Stylish design

Three different designs available that can match any fashion outfit.

Aftersocks compared with other “solutions / fixes”

Aftersocks Size Guide

Three sizes for the Kickstarter Aftersocks. We know that most regular socks have one fit, but because our “aftersole” is not stretchable, make sure to pick the right size. If you are doubting between 38-39, go for the bigger one, size M. Same applies for the Large. Then you are sure that the aftersole will protect the bottom of your feet entirely.

About the Creators

Monika Trojanowska & Joel Bijlmer are the founders of Aftersocks™. “Like most good stories, ours started after a wild night out. After leaving the club Monika’s feet were hurting and she wanted to take off her high-heels.”

“Of course, this was not something new.. Unfortunately, this time Joel had just twisted his back in the gym and could not offer a back-ride to the taxi this time. On the streets of Miami you never know what’s on the ground, so Joel didn’t want Monika to take off her high-heels and walk bare-feet. Neither did she have any backup shoes, cause she only had a small purse with her.

How did we get home? Well.. painful.. so we needed a solution!”

“Guess what? The next day we started thinking of a product that we could develop to solve this well known problem. We figured out that it had to be Useful, Portable and Stylish at the same time. After 9 months of developing, going back and forth with different solutions and designs, we finally created Aftersocks.”

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‘Porfirio’ brings the crowdfunding model to the leather industry

The idea is a simple yet powerful one. Build a brand by only involving the one component necessary for retail… the consumer. Crowdfunding allows you to absolutely skip across most of the hurdles that make traditional luxury goods expensive. Logistics, warehouses, retail outlets, distributors, and pesky brand markups; each time a good transfers hands before it reaches the customer, hands need to be greased along the way, adding to the product’s end price. Eliminate this and you can still sell your high-quality products directly to the consumer, but at an incredibly reasonable-yet-profitable rate. We’ve seen this crowdfunding model work on watches, on vehicles, and now the leather industry. Porfirio wants to make that iconic leather biker jacket, the one you see in movies, accessible and inexpensive. Designed with high-quality leather right in the heart of Mexico’s leather industry in León, Guanajuato, and with the ability to choose between styles and even customize the message/graphic on the back of the jacket, Porfirio is locking horns with brands that think good leather jackets should cost thousands of dollars.

Porfirio came as an idea to one of the company’s founders, who just simply wanted to own a good leather biker jacket. Realizing that finding and owning a good leather jacket wasn’t as easy as you’d think, he just decided to make his own. His entrepreneurial friends decided to chime in, turning one great leather jacket into one business model. Based right out of León, at the epicenter of Mexico’s thriving leather industry, Porfirio was born… and partnering with designers to bring good art to good leather, the handmade jackets could easily be customized to the taste of each individual wearer. With over 13 embroidered designs to choose from, and the ability to even heat-press your own custom 3-character tag into the back of the jacket, Porfirio gives you jackets (as the video suggests) that even David Beckham would love to wear… assuming he loves leather jackets.

Each jacket is made to perfection using the best quality lamb-leather that’s produced by hand in León, Mexico. With a thermal polyester inner lining to keep the jacket comfortable even in the cold winters, Porfirio’s jackets come in three styles that perfectly embody the bad-boy biker aesthetic, making it practically a must-have in every wardrobe… but most importantly, Porfirio’s jackets come at a fair price that reflects the value of the materials and the craftsmanship… and not those pesky brand markups and luxury taxes.

Designer: Rodrigo Cashat

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About Porfirio

Handmade, custom leather jackets made out of Mexico’s finest leather at a revolutionary price.

Customize your Jacket

Write up to 3 letters of your initials. Choose from their 13 different types of embroidery that you can put on the back of your jacket.

Handcrafted by skilled local artisans.

Every jacket is manufactured in Leon Gto. Alongside some of the top quality garment brands in the world.

Below: The Porfirio Collection

For fans of biker jackets. Pollock has the perfect design with traditional shoulder quilting, black shiny press-studs at the lapels and an asymmetric zip front.

Made from super soft and supple leather. Coco has heavily quilted panels on the shoulders and back yoke – taking inspiration from true biker and bomber jackets.

The classiest and unique leather garment in their wardrobe. With minimalist detailing for a timeless finish, Diana represents the multi-aesthetic that can be achieved with careful work and perfect design of a piece of leather.

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The AirFlex pants want to permanently put an end to denim

Aside from its ecological impact, denim isn’t that great to be honest. It takes tonnes of water to manufacture, and aside from its ubiquity, denim is neither comfortable/flexible nor lightweight. All denim offers is durability, but most of that is owed to the fabric’s thickness, and a casual style.

AirFlex Labs is trying to challenge that status quo with their Tech Pants, featuring a fabric that looks like denim and is as durable as denim, but is thinner, more breathable, flexible, and comfortable to wear. Combining performance synthetic fibers like Tencel and Polyamide with Japanese 10oz Pima cotton, AirFlex’s engineered fabric combines the best of all worlds. It has an impressive four-way stretch, is breathable, wicks moisture rapidly, resists wrinkles, lasts as long as denim does, and does all this while being 30% lighter than denim.

The revolutionary “I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-denim” fabric comes in Airflex’s tech pants, designed to be worn at work, after work, while traveling, or just going about your day. The pants come with as many as 6 pockets (including a stealth pocket) to carry all your belongings, and are reinforced with YKK zippers and extra durable rivets for fashion that lasts long. Designed for both active as well as at-desk lifestyles, the Tech Pants even come with gel-pads around the waist, strategically placed to add lumbar support and relieve back pain. Imagine having an invisible back-cushion built right into your pants’ waistband, giving you comfort as you travel or even while you’re sitting for long hours.

Available in 3 colors, and in both straight and slim fits, the Tech Pants are the perfect alternative to denim jeans or even chinos. They’re breathable, wrinkle-resistant, anti-pilling, moisture-wicking, and weigh just 0.6 pounds. Plus, where else could you possibly find pants with back-supporting gel-pads built into the waistband?!

Designers: Rene Lesmes & Niket Pandya

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AirFlex 6 Pocket Tech Pants

The best alternative to heavy work denim, we combine performance synthetic fibers with Japanese 10oz pima cotton. Extra breathable. Maximum Stretch. Gel padded waistband. The Airflex Tech pants bridge the gap between heavy sweaty work denim, and breathable stretchy yoga pants.

The Airflex Tech collection is inspired by photographers. Shooting long hours in unexpected conditions; comfort and movement is key. They designed a pair of technical pants which bridge the gap between durability and performance. Built to outlast any heavy duty work pants, while offering the feel and comfort of performance active pants. Wether you plan to shoot photos on a hike, or have a full day at the office: You will be comfortable and look professional.

The secret sauce to our comfort comes from the technical fabric blend we use to create the AirFlex Tech pants. The fibers combines performance textile polyamide with tencel to give a extra comfortable four way stretch, while keeping a a solid feel to keep the pants looking crisp enough to wear to the boardroom.

Traditional Work Denim as a critical flaw: they weight over 12 oz. The result is a pair of pants which trap heat causing sweat, do not allow comfortable movement, and inherently difficult to wear into the field or office for long periods of time. We decided to improve that.

Starting with the basics, we researched and developed our modern F3 Technical Fabric, which provides extra breathability with durable stretch fibers. The result is a pair of pants which can be worn days in a row without sacrificing hygiene or comfort.

The Colors

The Features

Work related stress and posture is the number 1 cause of chronic back pain. Whether sitting in a chair for 5 hours a day, or being on the move- your back takes the most crucial aftermath.

This coupled with a restrictive fabric result in not only back pain, but stress to the thighs and knees. They figured wearing basketball short or sweatpants could fix this problem- but they just didn’t look that great.

Their patent pending AirFlex Waistband™ strategically placed a semi liquid gel padding on the lower back and hips- the area where chronic back typically starts.

The padding gives the extra support to ease stress especially when sitting for long period of time. With shock absorbing capabilities, the AirFlex Waistband™ is a game changer for people on the move.

Their unique blend of polyamide, tencel and pima cotton allows an amazing cooling effect is humid climates, while keeping you warm in the cooler months. Our blend and weave of polyamide and cotton allow the Airflex pants to resist moisture extremely well.

Without using any hazardous sprays (Teflon Fluoropolymer), these pants will wick away small amounts of water (so spilling your water bottle won’t ruin your morning). The high elasticity allows a durable stretch which keeping a breathable shell for unexpected climates.

Why The Airflex Pants Are Not Your Average Denims

Lightweight at only 10 ounces, we composed these pants of modern fibers which are ideal to rock on a long travel journey. The tencel and polyamide base allow the pants to resist wrinkles, and perfect to pack into a backpack and re-wear with ease.

Combining breathable tencel with lightweight polyamide, the Airflex Tech pants feature durable stretch with 30% increased air-flow. The result is an incredibly versatile pair of pants which feel like performance gym pants, which boasting the benefits of everyday work denim.

With mobile phones getting larger with each release, it’s vital to have a large and secure space to store that big phone. Our invisible tech pocket does just that. Extra spacious 8 inch hidden side pocket allows you to stash your phone, passport, cash, and just about anything that you need zipped away on your commute.

Fits Available

The Modern Straight fit is our take on the classic Straight leg cut inspired by Levi’s 501. With a straight fit from the hip to the thigh, and slightly tapered at the hem, the design is created to feel comfortable even if you have larger or more athletic legs than average.

Not your average skinny jeans- Our tapered slim combines the sleek look of fitted pants, with added space is stress areas.We felt more space at the hips would allow a further range of movement than typical skinny cut pants or denim. We think of these as Slim pants made for performance.

Easy to Pack

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These brilliant “hangers-for-shoes” let you travel with your gym shoes or football cleats

If you’re the kind of person to cringe at the thought of carrying your shoes INSIDE your gym bag or your backpack, if you feel uncomfortable mixing your footwear with your clothes or have them touching your tiffin box, the Zpurs were practically designed to give you peace of mind. These one-of-a-kind shoe hangers allow you to hang your shoes OUTSIDE your bag rather than store them inside. They come with a clip-to-lock mechanism that securely holds your sneakers, gym shoes, or even your football cleats securely. The Zpurs (pronounced Spurs, but with some zing) keep your footwear separate from the rest of your belongings. This helps free a good deal of space up inside your backpack, but more importantly, it helps air your footwear out, preventing it from smelling or gathering germs. It also gives you a little peace of mind if you’re the kind that’s bothered by storing footwear inside bags (like I am).

The Zpurs hold your shoes just the same way you would with your fingers. It grips onto both shoes by their sides, much like you would with your thumb and index finger. The Zpurs seal the deal with a solid click, making sure your shoes never accidentally fall out of the hanger, inadvertently organizing your shoes for you too (so you’re never missing a sneaker). With interchangeable gripping pads, you can choose the best one for your shoes based on their material and fabric thickness. The Zpurs pack a carabiner clip at the other end of the grippers to easily hang your shoes either on your backpack, or in your wardrobe. Together, the carabiner and the shoe-grippers help keep both your shoes securely in place no matter where you are. Perfect for traveling, the Zpurs let you hang your shoes by the side of your bag, keeping them with your belongings but still separate from them. Designed to work universally with all sorts of shoes, the Zpurs secure your shoes while also keeping them ventilated at all times so they’re never sweaty or wet after a workout… and separated from the rest of your belongings so you never get mud or dirt from your shoes onto the inside of your bag, or worse, your clothes.

Designer: Alistair Taverner

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Zpurs – The Hanger for Keeping your Shoes Organized

Zpurs is a unique and simple way of transporting your shoes, boots (even your high heels if you want!), to wherever you need to be.

Alistair has developed a super-simple clipping mechanism for just about every type of shoe -put that together with a quality carabiner and you can take your shoes and stash them anywhere you want.

Use them at home, work, travel – wherever you go they can go too!

Benefits

– Shoes will always be together! No lost shoe!
– Allows the shoes to breathe between use.
– Increases the life span of those expensive, beloved shoes.
– Helps stop bacteria growth.
– Stops your gym bag from getting dirty and smelly.
– Creates space in your bag.

What is the best size Zpur for your shoes?

The main body of Zpurs is the same across the board, so all you need to decide on is what insert size you need to use. Every set of Zpurs comes with all 3 size inserts.

Swap the inserts to be sure of the correct fit for the shoe.

1 Zpur = 1 Pair of Shoes

Colors: Fuchsia, Orange, Yellow, Green, Light Blue, White.

Who is making this?

They are a small team based in the South West of the UK. They have always had a love of the outdoors and you will often find us cycling, running or swimming in the amazing outdoors we have here. Their primary love is cycling and that led us to create NeatCleats – a cool shoe clipping system specifically designed for the cleats that cyclists wear.

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These outdoor clothes are proof that crowdfunding is revolutionizing the fashion industry

Crowdfunding has done much more for small entrepreneurs than any other platform has, but that doesn’t mean entrepreneurs have stood to benefit off the concept of crowdfunding, because in many ways platforms like Kickstarter have helped catalyze innovation. Clothes made from kevlar, jeans made from recycled plastic bottles, or towels that can reverse signs of aging. None of these would really exist, or even stand a chance at existing, outside the crowdfunding realm. Crowdfunding has categorically disrupted many industries, and the fashion industry is no exception either.

Camilo Meija’s journey as a small-time entrepreneur speaks of that industry-disrupting change too. His company, The Frenchie Co. specializes in hand-crafted apparel that’s teeming with innovation, one of which involves a patented copper-fiber blended into the fabric that reduces joint pain you’d get from a sedentary lifestyle. The copper fibers also help make the clothes anti-odor and anti-bacterial, allowing them to stay fresher for longer.

Meija’s latest brainwave is to extend this technology to travel-fashion, a burgeoning industry. Imagine only needing two pairs of clothes for a 10 day vacation. They’d fit comfortably, never gather odor or get dirty, and you’d only need to wash them after wearing them at least 5-6 times. Referring to it as the Ultimate Travel Clothing, Meija’s idea is to make garments that you can wear everyday, over and over again, saving you loads of space while packing, and even taking the tension of laundry off your mind. The Ultimate Travel Clothing comes with the copper-fiber technology that allows you to sit through long flights without getting joint pains, while even eliminating the need to be periodically washed after each time you wear it. The clothes that currently span a t-shirt and pair of jeans come with anti-wrinkle technology too, so you never need to carry a travel iron with you, and feature a stretchable, breathable fabric so you’re comfortable at all times.

Optimized for travel, the jeans come with anti-theft pockets, giving you a safe space to store your passport and cash while you’re in a foreign country. What’s more is that they pack built-in adjustment straps, so you never need to wear a belt… or conversely, you never need to take your belt off every time you pass through security at an airport. Smart, no?!

To bundle this line of fashion together, the guys at The Frenchie Co. even designed a travel backpack that can fit all your essentials along with the Ultimate Travel Clothes, giving you all your luggage for a weekend getaway in a slim backpack that promptly expands from 20 to 40 liters whenever you need. The backpack features 29 easy-to-access pockets, including padded compartments for your laptop and DSLR. Rain-resistant fabric makes sure your belongings never get wet outdoors, and a rather innovative magnetic flap system arrests movement of the bag’s zippers so a thief can never access them while you’re unaware.

What The Frenchie Co. presents is a new way of traveling. It’s designed to be comfortable, breathable, long-lasting, and saves you the hassle of finding laundry services while you travel. The anti-odor and anti-wrinkle garments can be worn day in and day out, so you don’t need to carry spare sets of clothing, and that sufficiently advanced backpack just bundles it all together, to show you that you can carry a week’s worth of clothes in a backpack, rather than having to rely on a massive check-in trolley-bags!

Designer: Camilo Meija

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Travel Gear Re-defined

T-shirts, jeans, & backpacks engineered for travel, with more than 20 features. Thanks to the patented copper fibers, these clothes require around 10X less washing than traditional ones, therefore 10X less luggage space and getting 10 t-shirts/jeans for the price of 1.

Jeans that feel like pajama pants but look like jeans.

Two anti-theft hidden pockets for your valuables.

Adjusting straps to avoid using a belt. Now you can go through airport security like a pro!

Below: The Ultimate Travel Bag

Thanks to the patented anti-theft magnetic closure system our backpack provides super fast access without compromising security.

Have you ever had one strap longer than the other? Thanks to the patented self-adjusting straps design this will no longer be a problem.

Rain resistant fabrics and YKK zippers.

Daily bag to travel bag in seconds.

Below: Buying Guide for the Jeans and T-Shirt

To accurately get your size, follow the steps below. Take your best fitting jeans and measure them as follows (try to find the closest fit to slim fit for men and medium rise skinny fit for women):

Step 1: Lay them on a flat surface (do NOT stretch them and make sure they are unworn).
Step 2: Measure the width and length* as follows:

*Only men

Step 3: Compare them with the measurements from our jeans. Get your size from our size chart.

– Go for a lower size if you want a tighter fit and for a higher size if you want a looser fit.
– Our Jeans fit is slim for men and medium rise skinny for women.

To accurately get your size, follow the steps below. Take your best fitting t-shirt and measure it as follows:

Step 1: Lay it on a flat surface (do NOT stretch it and make sure it’s unworn).
Step 2: Measure the width.
Step 3: Compare them with the measurements from our t-shirts. Get your size from our size chart.

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Four reasons why the Smart Belt 3.0 is your perfect fit

Although my friends beg to differ, but I’ve always believed that a belt is the most important accessory in your closet. Not the cufflinks, nor the socks, or the tie … only the belt. If you think about it, it takes all of 3 seconds to make a first impression, and visually, the eye soaks in the face and appearance first, and after this you take in the detailing like the shoes, hair etc. With little to no attentions being paid to this accessory – in terms of innovations and inspiration – its endearing to know that there is a team out there, doing their bit and successfully bring us a magnificent Smart Belt 3.0.

In its third iteration, the hugely successful Smart Belt is the brainchild of Harmattan Design (Holt Evans & Radu Zarnescu), Kickstarter veterans. What I like about their work is that its cutting edge and incorporates four fundamental innovations, that make it better than the Gucci Belt that you want to show off. Check below the four reasons why you need to pick up a piece of history (as the most funded accessory).

Designer: Radu Zarnescu of Harmattan Design

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The Smart Belt 3.0

See why 36.000 people have backed our Smart Belt, now at 3.0 with 4 distinct innovations!

Feature 1 – 32 Micro Adjustments

Replacing the 5 hole system with 32 adjustments brings a world of comfort and a whole new dimension of adjustability. Not many people think about it or realize it but, our waist changes as we go about our business throughout the day. A classic belt does not adjust correctly because holes are too far apart. Forget feeling tight or loose, you’ll forget you have a belt on but your pants will stay exactly where they’re supposed to.

Feature 2 – Kevlar Core

The Kevlar® Core built with Kevlar® fibres is the staple innovation. Belts wear out because the leather flexes longitudinally and loses structure. The Kevlar® Core prevents that from happening by reinforcing the whole structure like nothing else. It makes the whole thing highly durable yet light and comfortable. The team is the only licensee authorized by DuPont to make belts using the Kevlar brand.

Feature 3 – Italian Leather

The Leather used is the most exclusive leather anywhere in the world. Vegetable Tanning is almost a lost art. Because it takes longer to tan the leather with natural tannins it has been replaced by chromium tanning at the turn of the century. The team gets their leather from a small valley in Tuscany, Italy, one of the hand-full of places in the world where this is still done. It’s much more resilient that normal leather, it’s all natural, eco friendly and really smells good too. It will come with a certificate of authenticity and a serial number.

Feature 4 – DIY Sizes

Have you ever had a problem with a wrong size or buying a present for someone, ever been in between sizes? Not our Smart Belt 3.0. You will get to make your own size, so no chance of getting it wrong. The belt will cover a max. waist size of 115 cm / 45″.

For this year’s Smart Belt 3.0 the team has introduced a new type of leather finish that they call CROC.

A total of 36 possible combinations, you can get any!

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This futuristic fabric was engineered for high-performance daily-wear

I honestly believe the term ‘performance attire’ and ‘daily attire’ shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. Your daily apparel is almost like your personal supersuit. You wear it to work, to play, while on travel, or to make a quick coffee run. There should be no difference in the amount of R&D in your sports garment, versus your regular daily clothing.

The guys at Boundary Supply are balancing those scales with the Chase Pants, built with their own innovative proprietary fabric they call the TT-1. This TT-1 fabric pretty much ticks all the boxes… it’s sustainable, in that it uses recycled synthetic yarns along with natural fibers, it’s water/wrinkle/stain/odor resistant, allowing you wear it day after day without worrying about anything, and it regulates your body’s temperature and moisture while remaining breathable and stretchable, so you’re comfortable throughout the day.

The TT-1 superfabric makes its public debut with Boundary’s Chase Pants, designed for practically any and every lifestyle. Made to be worn indoors and outdoors, on the road or the trail, in subways or at work, the Chase Pants have a classic design that fits every scenario, and come packed with as many as 8 intuitively designed pockets that let you carry your belongings around with you.

Each design detail on the Chase Pants is made with purpose. The TT-1 fabric combines yarns like Combat Wool, T-400 Lycra, and Nylon 66 to give you a fabric that gets you through days of wearing without the side-effects. TT-1’s stain-proof and water-proof properties make it perfect for wearing anywhere in any season, and its added UV Protective and body-temperature-regulating nature makes it ideal for wearing even in harsh sunlight. The Chase Pants are durable, stretchable, itch-free, and moisture-wicking, making them easy to wear for long periods of time, and its 8 strategically placed pockets make the pants perfect for stepping out with all your EDC and belongings. Stealth pockets located near your thighs and at the rear let you hide things like cards, wallets, passports, while my favorite has to be the magnetic-phone-cradle built into one of the pockets… a system that uses two hidden magnets to keep your phone in place and vertically upright at all times!

Available in Standard as well as Denim variants, the Chase Pants go to show what’s capable when you mix material engineering and good design with leisurewear. Each pair of pants is designed to be functional, comfortable, durable, and even sustainable. A single pair of pants uses a Lycra yarn woven from as many as 5 discarded plastic bottles, and Boundary only uses Bluesign® fabrics, mills, and factories to ensure their pants are made in conditions that cause a minimal impact on the environment and the planet!

Designer: Brandon Gonsalves of Boundary Supply

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The Chase Pants – The ULTIMATE Everyday and Travel Pants

For over 4 years Boundary Supply have been working behind the scenes with boutique mills and groundbreaking yarn suppliers to create a propriety and innovative fabric called TT-1. The premium combination of Combat Wool, T-400 Lycra, and Nylon 6,6 to create a dynamic blend of technical fibers to suit the Traveler, Commuter, Explorer, and the Innovator.

Each design detail on the Chase Pants is made with purpose. The TT-1 fabric combines yarns like Combat Wool, T-400 Lycra, and Nylon 66 to give you a fabric that gets you through days of wearing without the side-effects. TT-1’s stain-proof and water-proof properties make it perfect for wearing anywhere in any season, and its added UV Protective and body-temperature-regulating nature makes it ideal for wearing even in harsh sunlight.

The Chase Pants are durable, stretchable, itch-free, and moisture-wicking, making them easy to wear for long periods of time, and its 8 strategically placed pockets make the pants perfect for stepping out with all your EDC and belongings.

Stealth pockets located near your thighs and at the rear let you hide things like cards, wallets, passports, while my favorite has to be the magnetic-phone-cradle built into one of the pockets… a system that uses two hidden magnets to keep your phone in place and vertically upright at all times!

Bluedesign

Boundry Design manufacture products using only Bluedesign fabrics, mills and factories. This reduces the environmental impact of their entire supply chain from factory to final product.

Elastic Stretch

Colors

Black Denim

Black

Dark Olive

Denim

Grey

Khaki

Navy

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