We can hardly believe that within a week we almost doubled our Kickstarter funding goal! We can’t tell you how much we appreciate all of the support and encouragement we’ve received. On Monday, we did a live Q&A via Facebook, and we noticed some common themes between the questions we were getting and what was being asked on our Kickstarter page. So, in an effort to make that info as accessible as possible, we wanted to share the top 5 questions and answers here!
This is a question we’re getting quite a bit and given that the cardigan is oversized and VERY drapey, we can see why. We wanted it to be inclusive of all genders and body types, so to accomplish this, we came up with three different size options: One-Size Petite, One-Size Regular, and One-Size Tall. Our sizing suggestions are as follows:
ONE SIZE REGULAR: Designed for those between 5’4 and 6’2 and to fit most body types and sizes. Each of the models depicted above ranges between 5’6 and 6’4, and they’re all wearing the Regular size cardigan. Note: For those who are taller or have wider frames, going up a size will give you a bit more length as well as more room in the shoulders and waist. If you’re taller with a narrower frame, the regular size should fit well and give you even more of a drapey look.
ONE SIZE PETITE: Our petite size is designed for those under 5’4 that typically wear an X-Small. The biggest difference with the petite is that it’s a tiny bit shorter than the regular size, and it’s taken in a bit at the shoulders (to accommodate smaller frames). Note: If you normally wear an XS, we wouldn’t suggest going a size up. This is because the cardigan runs large on purpose, so if you’re going for an oversized look, you’ll already be able to achieve that with the Petite.
ONE SIZE TALL: We designed our Tall size for individuals with larger frames and/or over 6’2! You’ll enjoy some extra length as well as more room around arms and shoulders.
The material (a blend of certified Lenzing’s TENCEL lyocell organic cotton and Spandex) is lighter than a chunkier knit cardigan and feels a bit like a heavier T-Shirt. It’s great for chilly mornings, plane rides, or brisk Autumn walks. We recommend either layering it over a top (it’s roomy enough for you to wear over a light sweater!) or under a jacket/coat in colder weather. If you tend to get hot easily, don’t fret! Because we use Lenzing’s TENCEL lyocell, our cardigan is great for keeping your temperature regulated! It’s also VERY versatile, so you can wear it open, closed, around your shoulders, like a blanket, etc. We’ve found the draping of the cardigan looks absolutely lovely layered beneath different jackets and coats!
The side pocket is large enough to fit an object the size of a Nintendo Switch, but we recommend items on the lighter-side (i.e. a pack of Pop-Tarts). We designed the pockets to accommodate things like your keys, wallet, headphones, passport, and phone, but there’s plenty of room (see what we did there?) to get creative!
We recommend hand washing and laying flat to dry, but you can machine wash cold, inside out in a garment bag with like colors on the gentle cycle. Be sure not to hang dry your cardigan as you risk stretching-out the fabric.
Note: We’re taking it back to TENCEL once again--because we use Lenzing’s TENCEL™ lyocell in the fabric blend, the cardigan will stay fresh and can go longer between washes! This also means less water wasted.
Right now, we offer the cardigan in Classic Black, Stormy Gray, Buttercream Beige, Mellow Rose, and Moroccan Blue! Because the Moroccan Blue and Mellow Pink colorways were stretch goals, we don’t currently have sample images of them but are working hard to have them up soon!