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Aug 19, 2016 3:31 EST

SOFIE & NATE: Cashmere WITHOUT the Luxury Markups-Machine Wash, Dryer Safe. Cashmere for the Everyday Life.

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 19, 2016

Cashmere WITHOUT the Luxury Markups-Machine Wash, Dryer Safe

by Ann Kositchotitana

 

 

Affordable, Easy-Care Cashmere-Blend Capsule – MACHINE WASHABLE, DRYER SAFE on low, WRINKLE RESISTANT. Cashmere for the Everyday Life.

 

About this project

MACHINE-WASHABLE, DRYER-SAFE ON LOW, & WRINKLE-RESISTANT 

CASHMERE-BLEND CAPSULE WITHOUT THE LUXURY MARKUPS

At SOFIE & NATE, we LOVE cashmere!  

Cashmere is incredibly soft, lightweight and luxuriously warm. But right now on the market, high-quality cashmere and cashmere-blend clothing are just too expensive, both to buy and to care for on a daily basis. We spoke with more than 50+ cashmere wearers who all told us that they would love to buy more cashmere pieces IF the prices were lowered and IF they didn’t have to pay for expensive dry-cleaning bills…  

Introducing SOFIE & NATE’s Easy-Care, Cashmere-Blend capsule… High-quality, AFFORDABLE, cashmere-blend pieces that you can wear daily without breaking the bank. Super soft and versatile pieces against your skin for a cashmere-warm and luxe feel.  And they’re simple to care for too…just toss the piece into the machine to wash, the dryer on low to dry and it’s wrinkle-resistant. It’s everything we have ever dreamed of for easy-wear, easy-care, everyday cashmere!

 

For our first Kickstarter campaign, we would like to offer our Supporters the following Easy-Care, Cashmere-Blend 3-piece capsule:

Modern Knits Flare Dress in Black
Modern Knits Flare Dress in Black

 

Modern Knits Flare Dress in Black - Close-Up of Textured Knit
Modern Knits Flare Dress in Black – Close-Up of Textured Knit

 

Classic Cardigan in Light Heather Grey
Classic Cardigan in Light Heather Grey

 

Classic Long Scarf in Light Heather Grey - Worn with Modern Knits Flare Dress and Classic Cardigan
Classic Long Scarf in Light Heather Grey – Worn with Modern Knits Flare Dress and Classic Cardigan

 

Classic Long Scarf in Light Heather Grey
Classic Long Scarf in Light Heather Grey

1) MODERN KNITS FLARE DRESS 

  • Indented horizontal (top) and vertical (bottom) stripes pattern for a figure-flattering wear
  • Sleeveless
  • 4-way stretch knit for greater comfort and movement
  • Smooth luxurious hand feel

2) CLASSIC CARDIGAN

  • Straight cut
  • Faux shell buttons 
  • Ribbed finishing at hem 
  • Smooth luxurious handfeel  

3) CLASSIC LONG SCARF

 
  • ONE Size – Long length (74 inches) for several wrap-around
  • Clean finishing 
  • Smooth luxurious hand feel

A capsule of three (3) basic luxe staples that can be worn together, or as separates with your other clothing items, tailored to your own unique styles. With versatile fabrics combined with luxurious cashmere in neutral and jewel tones, the capsule pieces can be worn year-round and can transition easily from the office or the home, to a day out on the town.  

Colorway Options
Colorway Options

SOFIE & NATE has designed our cashmere pieces for the modern women in mind. A woman who is a working executive who loves luxe basics to mix and match with her office wardrobe, that can go from day to night. A woman who is a stay-at-home mom who needs to dress in casual luxe to stay comfortable chasing around her kids and performing household chores while on alert to step out at any given moment in time. A woman who works from home part-time that requires luxe basics to work and be presentable on video conference calls. And sometimes, just a woman who loves to wear cashmere-blend apparel for its softness and warmth every day without having to think much about dry-cleaning fuss and expenses.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS     

Our model, Nati, wears size XS.  Please kindly note that our products are cut generously to cater to our global customer base.  Our cashmere-blend fabric incorporates stretch as a key property for greater ease of comfort and movement. If you need sizing help, please feel free to email us directly at [email protected]  We will be glad to help!
 

 

 

HOW DO WE KEEP OUR PRICES LOW?

At SOFIE & NATE, we work directly with a cashmere farm family in Inner Mongolia, and avoid any middleman.  Therefore, we deliver our high-quality cashmere-based products to you at a fraction of the traditional luxury price.  No middleman takes a cut.  All the savings go directly to you. 

OUR STORY  

Based in sunny Los Angeles, California, SOFIE & NATE offers luxurious cashmere-based products at friendly prices. By combining our modern design aesthetics with HLS Cashmere™ fabric innovation in our products, SOFIE & NATE strives to create a new standard in cashmere clothing and accessories for cashmere-lovers worldwide.  

Cashmere is our fabric of choice due to its softness and warmth properties, coupled with being light-weight and having a luxe hand feel. But… We really hate the way cashmere is traditionally designed and distributed. Our mission is to re-design cashmere-based products for our generation. We design with the modern women in mind. Afterall, at SOFIE & NATE, we are those women as well.  

From eco-conscious, 100% dye-free organic cashmere to exceptionally easy-care cashmere-blends, we aim to make SOFIE & NATE’s luxurious cashmere products a staple for our everyday life.

PRODUCTION & DELIVERY SCHEDULE   

IMPORTANT:  

WORLDWIDE SHIPPING – We ship worldwide through a 3rd-party courier. Shipping charges is selected based on your home country when you are making your pledge.  

LOCAL CUSTOMS/DUTY/VAT CHARGES – If you live outside of the US, you will be responsible for any applicable local customs clearance charges, duty and/or VAT charges imposed by your local country.

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE OUTSIDE OF USA – Local customs clearance at your designated countries may take some time. Should you have any questions regarding your package, please contact your local courier who will be able to update you on the local custom clearance status. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

WHY ARE WE DOING CROWDFUNDING?

Our Easy-Care, Cashmere-Blend development has been going on for over one year. And now that we have perfected our fabric blend and passed InterTek international fabric testing, we want to share our products with cashmere-lovers worldwide! This is our first launch of this innovative fabric and we want to involve our customers in our product development process.

Cashmere development and production require substantial order minimums, which is a huge leap for our start-up company. And we need your help to fulfill the order minimum required to bring our Easy-Care, Cashmere-Blend products to the market. We are super excited about our Easy-Care range – this range is everything we have dreamed of in our company’s mission: “Cashmere for the Everyday Life.”

RISKS & CHALLENGES:

We have produced 100% cashmere and cashmere-blend products in the past year so we are confident in our ability to deliver high-quality products on time and on budget. We have been working with the cashmere farm family, manufacturer, and logistic company for more than two years and have developed great relationships with them. So we have allocated sufficient time for production and fulfillment to deliver the products to you.

Our biggest challenge will be sizing. We are offering 5 sizes during this launch: XS / S / M / L / XL. And we want to ensure that our customers select the right size for themselves, especially for our cardigans and our dresses. While we have provided a sizing chart, should any customer require some consultation on sizing during the campaign, we will be very happy to help out. Please email us at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Once you receive the goods and you are not happy with the size, please let us know. We will try our best to remedy the situation. If you are a resident of the United States, we will do a free exchange for you. If you are an international customer, then we will have to charge extra for international shipping.

We want to make sure all our customers are happy with our SOFIE & NATE’s products! Any questions or concerns that you may have, please feel free to email us at[email protected]

Thank you kindly for purchasing our products and supporting our mission: Cashmere for the Everyday Life!

Contact Information:

Ann Kositchotitana

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