A lightweight, roomy, gender-neutral waxed cotton raincoat for rain, sun, and everything in between. Made in the historic Garment District in New York City.
Raincoats don’t have to be sporty, and they don’t have to look like raincoats. They shouldn't transfer the rain to your pants because the coat is too short, nor should they cling to you like a wet plastic bag. I wanted a raincoat with enough room to be worn over anything with ease. When I couldn’t find a raincoat that was comfortable, spacious, and functional, I decided to make my own.
There’s always more that can be done to reduce our impact on the environment. A major goal of mine is finding a way to make waxed cotton out of recycled cotton. I will also be saving fabric scraps and looking at what else can be made from them, including raincoats made from scraps.
I started this journey to make a better raincoat, in every sense of the word. It is an adventure in art, fashion, functionality, and sustainability. There are still so many unexplored options out there, so why not go after them?
the waxed cotton shell
I wanted a raincoat that lasts a very long time. The waxed cotton I use lasts four times longer than traditional waxed fabrics. It is lighter and more breathable than traditional waxed cotton, but just as waterproof. The wax has a much drier feel and isn't greasy, and will not transfer onto other fabrics at ambient temperature. The wax is also PFOA and formaldehyde free.
the TENCEL® lining
The lining is 100% TENCEL®, a fiber that comes from beech trees grown on farms that don’t use genetic manipulation, irrigation, or pesticides. They use only rain water to grow the trees. The process is bleach-free, and 99.5%-99.8% of solvent used in the process is recycled in a closed-loop process. It’s also a very comfortable fabric, so the choice was easy.
caring for your waxed cotton:
Do not leave the raincoat in an area with a high ambient temperature, such as a parked car on a hot day. Doing so can cause the wax to transfer onto the lining.
Gently brush away dirt with a soft brush or lint-free fabric.
Sponge with a little cold water to remove more persistent dirt.
Never use hot water, soaps or solvents.
Do not dry clean, do not put in washing machine or dryer.
Allow raincoat to fully dry after cleaning or wear. never pack away damp.
Reproofing will maintain the weatherproofing and lifespan of the garment.
Timescale for reproofing is dependent on the amount and type of usage, usually every 12-18 months.
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