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The Zip Vest
Matte Black

235 USD

Traditional retail price: 350 USD

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Overview +

Challenging the frown on your face when you read the word "vest", this piece elegantly steers away from both banker and lumberjack territory. It's an understated layering piece for all seasons, packed with functionality. Cut from organic cotton poplin weave with a water repellent coating and insulated with Primaloft™ Silver from 100% recycled PET bottles, it's as clean as it's clever. Designed to be fastened into The Car Coat for layering below 0°C.

Details +
  • Super lightweight 110g/sqm mercerized poplin weave from 100% organic cotton with non-toxic water-repellent surface (fluoro-free)
  • Lightweight, high heat Primaloft™ Silver insulation from 100% Recycled Polyester
  • Metal snap buttons on neck to fasten to neck hanger of The Car Coat
  • Hidden zip pockets at sides, inside chest pocket with snap closure
Fit +
  • Straight fit
  • 5 sizes, XS-XL in Regular length
  • Model measures 186cm (6.1') in height, 98cm (38,5") around the chest and wears an M Regular
Care +
  • Dry clean professionally only
  • Do not Iron
  • Do not tumble dry nor bleach
  • Apply water repellent treatment between season to maintain water repellance

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Raw Materials

Cut, sewn and finished in Żukowo, Poland.

Body & lining fabric: Cotton combed in Xinjiang, China. Yarn spun in Anqing, China. Fabric woven in Anqing, China. Fabric dyed and finished in Prato, Italy. Insulation: 100% recycled Polyester (PET) produced in Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam

Body & lining fabric fabric: Organic cotton farmed and ginned Xinjiang, China. Insulation: PET bottles collected in the United States.

Front Zip: Raw material for Metal Teeth from Marmara, Turkey. Raw material for Monofilament from Lombardy, Italy. Raw material for Puller Zamak from Flanders, Belgium. Raw material for Zip tape recycled polyester from Giava, Indonesia. Production Lombardia, Italy. Pocket Zip: Polyester, zamak and zip produced in China - researching exact location. Snap Button Raw material from Chiuduno, Italy. Snap buttons produced in Chiuduno, Italy. Sewing Thread Recycled Polyester Thread produced in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania.

Our prices are fixed to the true value of garments: materials, craftsmanship and accountability (to the planet and the people involved). We skip what doesn’t bring value to you: middlemen, sales tricks and retailers. We’re creating meaningful essentials. To us, to you and the people who made them.

Fabric: 29 USD

Hardware: 13 USD

Labor: 36 USD

Transport: 1 USD

True Cost: 79 USD

Traditional Retail:
350 USD

235 USD

        High Tech, Low Impact

The Zip Vest is simple to the surface, but is armed up to its teeth with technology, material science and craftsmanship. From the early design stages we used kinetic 3D pattern making specialists to create a fit not just to look good but to feel good when you move too. We spent months researching the right materials to maximize durability while minimizing the impact of your coat on the planet. Literally every fiber or component, from the body fabric and the lining, to the zipper tape, puller and teeth - has been sourced and designed to eliminate compromize.

Finally vest is cut, sewn and stress-tested in our outerwear factory in Poland, boasting more than 20 years of experience working with high tech outerwear and uniforms for both international brands and governments.

Fabric composition: 100% Organic Cotton
Fabric: 103g/sqm poplin weave
Finish: Non-toxic waterrepellent
Insulation: Primaloft™ Silver
Insulation composition: 100% post consumer polyester
Zip tape: 100% recycled polyester
Zip teeth/puller: Nickel free metal
Snap buttons: 100% recycled metal
Sewing thread: 100% recycled polyester