Mar 28, 2016 10:40 EST

THE ULTIMATE ALL-WEATHER COAT: Introducing the NEW Weatherproof & Fashion-Forward Wool Collection by Mia Melon & ONE MAN Outerwear

iCrowdNewswire - Mar 28, 2016

THE ULTIMATE ALL-WEATHER COAT

by Sweet Clothing Distribution

 

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Introducing the NEW Weatherproof & Fashion-Forward Wool Collection by Mia Melon & ONE MAN Outerwear

 

 

About this project

Sweet Clothing is a small company that designs and produces the brand names Mia Melon and One Man Outerwear. We are starting to emerge and become a modern day outerwear company thanks to the help of Kickstarter, our backers and retailers. Our niche is multi-use weatherproof fashion outerwear. We are in a very capital intensive industry with a niche group of products that serves our customers very well. To keep the costs down for affordability reasons, we need to make hundreds at at time. We hope that one day, one of these campaigns will not only support the project we are trying to finance, but maybe help finance the company so it can function more smoothly. This will help us emerge. Thank you in advance for taking a look at our latest campaign. I hope you are compelled to support it. For those that have backed previous campaigns, we thank you from the  bottom of our hearts, because you are the reason why we are in business and are starting to thrive.

Provider in Light Grey and the Lexi in Navy
Provider in Light Grey and the Lexi in Navy

What Makes These WOOL Coats So Special

Traditional wool coats can be heavy, scratchy and expensive. We have designed a modern wool coat. Our coats are lighter and warmer compared to the average wool coat. They are also windproof and waterproof, with a cozy, warm micro fleece lining inside. We have a world class fashion designer insuring we are providing fashion forward, timeless designs so you can wear your favorite coat for many years to come. We also use high quality factories that provide good quality. And to top things off, we have made our coats affordable.

Outer Wool Fabric  –  It starts with the fabric we design. We design all our own fabrics from scratch. Three of the styles are using a wool blend outer shell with at least a 40% wool content.

Inner Micro-fleece – The inside is a cozy and comfortable micro-fleece interior. It doesn’t scratch and is very warm and comfortable.

Cozy Micro Fleece
Cozy Micro Fleece

Special Thermal Membrane – Bonded in-between the micro-fleece and wool is the secret to the coats performance. We insert a waterproof and windproof thermal membrane that deflects your body heat back towards your body. This allows for less material to accomplish the same amount of warmth performance. The membrane is also a wind barrier, keeping the wind chill out. This high-tech waterproof & windproof membrane will always keep you warm and dry in the wind, snow, rain, or any of the other elements.

DWR Coating – DWR stands for durable water resistance and we apply this treatment to the outside of the coat. What this does, is help water bead off the coat instead of soaking through. Of course we have installed the state of the art high-tech membrane, but the DWR coating is the first line of defense to mother nature.

Water response from DWR Treatment
Water response from DWR Treatment

Fashion Design – Our products are designed in Portland, Oregon where our head designer also owns a very busy and trendy boutique. From here we can test new designs and she is able to deliver what looks great to wear. She takes the latest trends and gently softens our look to create timeless pieces that will stay fashion forward for years to come.

REWARDS

We have 5 super rewards with incredible value. Many wool coats and wool blend coats can cost hundreds of dollars but our coats start at approximately $99 which is 60% off of our retail price that we hold true to. These rewards will be some of the best value rewards ever and past backers can back us on this comment.

Mia Melon Lexi coat

This gorgeous piece will make everyone feel alive when walking through the cold and windy streets. The Lexi has a very modern, fashion forward design with a 320 gm 40% wool, 60% poly outer-shell with a DWR treatment, thermal membrane and cozy micro-fleece interior. Collar can be worn up or down and the hood is removable. SIZES are: Extra Small to Extra Large.

Temperature range  15C/60F through -15C/5F or colder

Lexi in Navy
Lexi in Navy
Lexi in Light Grey
Lexi in Light Grey

 Mia Melon Olivia Coat

This will be one of our more trendy designs. Take note this picture is a prototype but we will have a finished creation by the time the campaign is over. The Olivia coat has the same fabric as the Lexi jacket, 40% wool, 60% poly outer-shell with a DWR treatment, thermal membrane and cozy micro-fleece interior. The hood is removable.This style comes up to a 2XL and has an over sized fit. SIZES: Extra Small to 2XL.

Temperature range   15C/60F through -15C/5F or colder

Mia Melon Olivia jacket - light grey
Mia Melon Olivia jacket – light grey
Tech Sketch - Olivia Jacket
Tech Sketch – Olivia Jacket

Mia Melon Journey Coat

This style is our warmest coat designed for the interior parts of the world. This coat uses a 420 gm soft fabric blend of 5% wool, 5% acrylic & 90% polyester with extra insulation for warmth. Outer-shell fabric is treated with DWR. The Thermal membrane is still included with a soft taffeta lining.This beautiful coat also has a mid-waste draw cord, removable hood and removable FAUX fur trim. SIZES: Extra Small to Extra Large

Temperature range  10C/50F through -20C/-5F or colder

Mia Melon Journey Jacket in Black
Mia Melon Journey Jacket in Black
Mia Melon Journey Coat in Teal
Mia Melon Journey Coat in Teal

 One Man Outerwear Provider Coat

We made an effort to have this style produced in a previous campaign but it just wasn’t quite ready for delivery. It now has been perfected and we know this will be a good one. This coat has a 320 gm 40% wool, 60% poly blend outer-shell with a DWR treatment, cozy micro-fleece lining, and of course the special Thermal Membrane. It also has a removable hood. SIZES: Small to 2XL.

Temperature range  15C/60F through -15C/5F or colder

Provider in Black
Provider in Black

One Man Journey Coat – This is the Men’s version of the Journey coat and is our warmest coat designed for the interior parts of the world. This coat uses a 420 gm soft fabric blend of 5% wool, 5% acrylic & 90% polyester with extra insulation for warmth, without the bulk of a typical parka. The outer-shell fabric is treated with DWR. Thermal membrane is still included with a soft Taffeta lining. Excellent storm hood. 

Temperature range  10C/50F through -20C/-5F or colder

OMO Journey Jacket in Light Grey
OMO Journey Jacket in Light Grey

FIELD TESTED DURING PHOTO SHOOT

No, we didn’t plan this but our scheduled photo shoot happened to be on the stormiest day of the year. We have produced thousands of weatherproof coats and jackets and have an idea of what to expect for performance. It poured buckets at times and the wind was nasty, but  the coats outperformed our expectations. Here was the weather forecast for the day:

These coats are designed for Fall, Winter and early Spring. They are most certainly designed to handle colder temperatures but aren’t too hot when unzipped. So what is the alternative to our state of the art wool coats?

Not only are our coats amazing in both design and being weatherproof, but they are not bulky like a Parka. They are light, comfortable and warm. Our coats are made with quality materials and excellent workmanship. The value is exceptional. So, no need for a big bulky parka that takes up all your closet space, and is too big to lug around when the temperature rises. These coats can be worn from Early Fall through to Winter and late Spring~!

Suite 6 Boutique, Portland, OR - "Mia Melon Outerwear has always been a top seller. You can't beat the quality, style and affordable price."
Suite 6 Boutique, Portland, OR – “Mia Melon Outerwear has always been a top seller. You can’t beat the quality, style and affordable price.”

Size Charts

*an updated size chart for this season will be sent out before surveys are sent. This is a general size chart.

Who We Are and What the Fashion Industry Thinks

Unlike other fashion apparel campaigns that rely on offering an assortment of gimmicks you may never use or need. We are a true fashion design company. We rely on fashion forward design and function that will keep you warm and dry. True qualities that we know with your support will help us emerge as the leader in weatherproof fashion outerwear. We are not a flash in the pan brand. We currently sell to some of the worlds most influential fashion boutiques. When we first started showing our fashion designs to these specialty retailers, it was like showing sliced bread for the first time. “Are these coats really waterproof,” they are so gorgeous, how can something so nice be weatherproof.” Right now we have sales agents showing our new collection to these retailers that shop the world for the best fashion. The response is amazing, and orders for next winter are already coming in. Your support could not come at a better time to help fund what could be our break through season for us. We have sacrificed our lives for this dream to come true. We are so close but still need something big, financially, for a break through. Let this campaign be the one.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT !

SWEET CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION

We also want to thank the continued support from the BackerClub

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges
In this industry, our business still needs more working capital. We also have factory minimums to be able to effectively deliver well priced, quality garments. We have yet to do a project where the results were good enough to finance the entire project. Some of our projects we have delivered on time or even a bit early, and some have been late. We will always deliver but the more successful the campaign is, the more resources we have to get the job done quicker. We are offering the entire selection of wool styles and colors and we have factory minimums. We may not have enough demand for a particular color and style, and may have to drop that one particular reward, and you may need to chose a secondary reward.

 

Contact Information:

Sweet Clothing Distribution

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