We’re going to start a social fashion brand. And you can become a part of it! Help us to make high fashion accessible and functional.

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The project

Do you think high-end fashion can be functional?

 

Our creative-process begins when high-end fashion has a functionality. Andrew, our copywriter, had a question 'Can there be a T-Shirt that I could wear during the day but also wear when I go out that will express my creativity?' That is the design or function of the product. After the function of the article is determined Shih- Shun, our head of design, gives form to the T-shirt. Salmon skin became the material and the colors black and white. The end result is an 'Icelandic washable salmon skin trim T-Shirt'. To do this socially we need to communicate with our customers. Someone asks, 'How can fashion be pragmatic?' and DAMUR solves it. This is how our collections are born. We want fashion to complement, support, and empower our life.

 

The design imperative of our reversible bag was: Make a leather bag that could be carried in the rain. Imagine you walked into a Café on a clear Spring day. While you drink a Latte Macchiato dark clouds suddenly gather and it pours. "Damn!" you think to yourself, "I took my leather bag." Instead of waiting out the rain you can turn your DAMUR reversible bag inside out. The rain is no problem now!

 

We’re going to start a social fashion brand. And you can become a part of it!

 

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DAMUR is a fashion brand determined to make high-end fashion pragmatic and functional. Many companies today value transparency and communication with their customers. This movement is now coming to the fashion industry. We push it further.

 

DAMUR offers a new alternative in the fashion industry. Mostly, designers can be insulated, at DAMUR we are very open. We want our faces seen and our voices heard. Based on a strong connection to people, DAMUR is a fashion brand with an original approach in the fashion industry. 

 

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What is DAMUR? — Fashion by people 

 

With our vision for this brand, where interested people can become part of the creative process, we look into the nature of DAMUR, ... 'surreal pragmatism'. Plainly said, connecting things that are usually separated. We need to wear clothes but we also need to dream. In respect to our fashion it results in unique clothes that are practical. Our one-of-a-kind creative process is inspired by surreal pragmatism. As a result we have an endless amount of ideas. Some of which are being worn today.

 

In the beginning the DAMUR team was only two people. Today we have grown to nine members with an international multi-culture background. We have professional experience in fashion, textile, art, design, film, photography, marketing, communication, IT, and management. 

 

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How do we do this?

 

Our team-members are from everywhere in the world, with different backgrounds and different ages. However, we all agree on one point: Fashion is teamwork, an open field for discussion and creation, sharing ideas and listening to each other. That's what motivates us to develop DAMUR every day. We strongly believe that the creative process should to be open. With a VIP Ticket you are welcome to be a part of this experience: by sharing your inspirations and your ideas we will work together on this human process to have new collections inspired by you. When you take part in the DAMUR creative process. 

 

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Why do we need a social fashion brand? 

 

Today, when we talk about how much we despise mass-production, a major problem is the terrible working environment and low wages for the seamstresses.

 

Yes, we do read a lot about it in the news or reality TV shows almost every day. Yes, we do have more and more fashion companies who have a transparent production process. Yes, we do have the ECO fashion trend and brands growing year by year.

 

So, what exactly is helping the fashion industry become more human? Unfortunately we don’t see any idea that is actually working, ... yet. So that’s why we decide to create a very first “social“ fashion brand—DAMUR. 

 

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So what exactly does the DAMUR social fashion platform do?

 

1. If you are interested in fashion and have internet access you can register for the DAMUR social fashion platform.


 

2. You can participate in the process of fashion (i.e. the creation of a product) from the very beginning.


 

3. You are free to share your ideas, opinions, inspirations and to communicate with members of the DAMUR social platform.


 

4. In the DAMUR social platform, we open up and share information, experience, and network with each other.


 

5. On our social platform, you can easily follow DAMUR and collaborating companies for a better fashion/creative working environment.

 

6. We promote qualified production companies, suppliers, tailors, designers, photographers, etc. and we grow up together.


 

7. We are working together on this exciting project. And here today, we invite you to be a part of us, to join this defining moment

 

About DAMUR’s social platform

 

To close the gap between the brand and its customers, we had to include the customer in our creative process. For managing this process we use elements from Agile software development methodologies. We find it smarter than traditional fashion business development methodologies. With our social platform we selected suitable tools which support those methods. DAMUR is currently using Trello to manage all internal communication, including our creative process.

 

On Trello we can easily have discussions about our projects, be more efficient and pragmatically organize our daily tasks with all the team members. If you are interested in our creative process, please check out Trello it self and have a glimpse at one of our boards. 

 

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Designed in Berlin, Made in Europe.

 

DAMUR mainly focuses on hand-made products by people, who love to see clothes come alive and be the result of their craftsmanship, not a machine. We are going to multinational facilities in Europe and looking for small manufactures. The know-how of these manufactures is incredible and deserves to be preserved. We wish to integrate these small producers and let them grow with our brand.

 

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We produce clothes for both women and men of all adult ages. We have selected textiles of the highest, most durable, quality. Utilizing a process called lamination, we reinforce them in order to make the clothes that empower. Our leather accessories all have that special DAMUR glare. That can compliment anything. DAMUR is a fashion brand determined to make high-end fashion practical. 

 

About our production partner— Megi mm

 

"My name is Marian Ruszczyński and I am a craftsman. I’m trying to improve my work each day as much as possible, because personal dedication and quality of the finishing brings beauty and harmony to my surroundings. I have been in the production business for 25 years. Before I became a tailor, I was controlling the quality of ship construction. However my passion for clothes was stronger than my studied profession. Now I’m 65 years old and I still believe the garments that meet our desires through the joining of design and technique, helps us to realize how beautiful we are inside. 

 

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My company exists only thanks to the people that I work with. We are masters of our trade, friends, and family putting our hearts into our work. Each day we give the world our best. I hope it will continue. It is the path of our lives and our passion. " 

 

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About our rewards: 

 

Surreal Jeans Paper Bag 

 

•    100% Cotton

•    Sliver synthetic leather stripe, L70cm 

•    W26cm x H33cm

•    Made in Europe

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Leather Keychain

 

•    Fine American nappa skin (Black and Sliver color) 

•    Spanish laser leather (Laser color)

•    L43cm

•    Made in Europe

•    Available in pure black, pure sliver or pure laser color 


•    At the end of the project you can request the color 

 

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Icelandic Washable Salmon Skin Trim T-shirt for men and women 

 


DAMUR T-shirt embraces bold use of innovative easy-care fabrics with a touch of rare luxury. This fine top is crafted from a luxe Italian jersey blend and features a stylish trim of Icelandic treated salmon skin, an environmentally responsible material and groundbreaking alternative to classic leathers. Thanks to a special processing method, our salmon-derived textile is machine-washable, making this unique and stylish garment easy-care with no risk of color loss or fabric stress at 30°. 


 

•    Fine Italian jersey blend of 94% viscose and 6% elastane

•    Natural Icelandic washable salmon skin

•    True to size 


•    Slim fit 


•    Made in Europe 


•    Available in black & white 2 colors 


•    Size available in S / M / L 


•    At the end of the project you can request the color and size 


 

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Cardholder

 

This DAMUR accessory embraces the bold use of outstanding innovative materials and impeccably functional design. This cardholder is a luxurious everyday accessory with functional design. Crafted from fine American nappa skin leather or Spanish laser leather. 2 iconic asymmetry slots design for storage the cards alongside and a central receipt compartment. The item is stamped with branded block letters. 

 

 

•    Fine American nappa skin (Black color) 

•    Spanish laser leather (Laser color)

•    5 poches 

•    W10.3cm x H7.3cm

•    Made in Europe

•    Available in pure black, laser and mixed 


•    At the end of the project you can request the color 

 

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iPhone Case

 

The DAMUR iPhone case accessory embraces the bold use of outstanding innovative materials and impeccably functional design. This mobile phone holder is a luxurious everyday accessory combine with the cardholder. 

Designed to protect iPhone 5/5s and 6/6s, the structured case is crafted from fine nappa skin leather or Spanish laser leather. On the backside, there are 2 iconic asymmetry slots for storage the cards. The item is stamped with branded block letters. 


 

•    Pour iPhone 5/5s or 6/6s

•    Fine American nappa skin (Black color) 

•    Spanish laser leather (Laser color)

•    2 card slots 


•    Made in Europe

•    Available in pure black, laser and mixed 


•    At the end of the project you can request the color 

 

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Unisex Fine Nappa Shopping Bag

 

The DAMUR accessory embraces the bold use of innovative materials and for exceptional functionality. Our leather shopping bag is a luxurious everyday tote is rugged as it is stylish. Crafted from fine American Napa leather, this shopping bag embodies our thoughtful approach to practical everyday style. The subtle detailing includes our iconic asymmetrical cut and a streamlined inner pocket that offers utility without compromising the clean silhouette. The item is tastefully embossed with the DAMUR logo on one side. A black leather cardholder with adjustable neck strap is included free with purchase. 

 

•    Fine American Napa leather

•    65cm x 40cm with 30 cm handles

•   Inner pocket 


•    Includes black leather cardholder with strap and dust bag

•    Made in Europe 


•    Available in black and black/sliver mixed 


•    At the end of the project you can request the color 


 

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Unisex Reversible Shopping Bag

 

The DAMUR shopping bag embraces bold use of innovative materials for exceptional functionality. The Reversible Leather Shopping Bag is a luxurious everyday tote as rugged as it is stylish. Crafted from steel-based Italian waterproof synthetic leather and fine American Napa leather, this shopping bag merges classic elegance with a futuristic edge. The subtle detailing includes our iconic asymmetrical cut and a streamlined zipper pocket insert that offers functionality without compromising the clean silhouette. A black leather cardholder with adjustable neck strap is included free with purchase. 

 

•    Reversible

•    Italian waterproof steel-based synthetic leather (40% polyurethane, 31% polyamide, 25% cotton, 4% steel) in one of five metallic colors

•    Fine American Napa leather in Black

•    65cm x 40cm with 30 cm handles

•    Inner zipper pocket insert 


•    Made in Europe 


•    Includes black leather cardholder with strap and dust bag 


•    Available in steel rose, orchid, silver, green or brown 


•    At the end of the project you can request the color 


 

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Why fund it?

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A question potential donators ask themselves is, 'Why fund it?' The question you should ask is, 'Do you believe that fashion is evolving and needs to be rethought?' DAMUR's crowdfunding campaign offers an audience-friendly, inclusive, human alternative in fashion. This brand needs people who want clothes for who they are. Not who they should be! Help this brand make high-end fashion and people really connect! This brand is a necessary event in fashion. DAMUR's creative process flows from the world of car sharing and transparency. This movement has now reached fashion. A multi-cultural team presents fashion, both from and to an international world.

 

If we are successful with this crowd funding project we will be able to produce more collections. That would allow the DAMUR brand to be seen at more fashion events. Our social platform for communication will also be streamlined, as well as giving us the ability to grow. 

 

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Why we need 10,000 EUR as our goal? 

In 2013, DAMUR was funded by two people. Today we’ve grown to nine members who work pro bonoWe are always very careful with our budget and we assure you that your donation will not be wasted. 

 

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How exactly will the donations be used?

 

- 800 Euro for the 7th DAMUR creative meeting expenses (including all team member travel expense, meeting expensees, and meals)

 

- 1200 Euro for the further development of the DAMUR social platform


 

1500 Euro for KissKissBankBank’s reward production cost (including materials, production and delivery cost)


 

1500 Euro for DAMUR 002 (our next collection) accessories (materials, sampling, and showpieces)

 

2000 Euro for DAMUR 002 Editorial campaign and showroom expenses


 

3000 Euro for next DAMUR 002 collection (materials, sampling, and showpieces)

 

 

Our Stretch Goals (Additional bonuses)

If our first goal is reached, we also have three more stretch goals. These goals will help us to fulfill our future plans, even faster and better. The purposes of stretch goals are designed for a DAMUR creative social networking seminar and a day in DAMUR headquarters

 

If we reach 20,000 €, we will put on a one day DAMUR creative social networking seminar in Berlin (8 different programs in one day, including drinks, lunch, and

snacks)

 

If we reach 50,000 €, in addition to the Seminar, we will host a day in the DAMUR headquarters. Wondering what is a day working in DAMUR? Here we offer you an opportunity to work a day in our headquarters. On this day you will work closely with our team members, this invitation includes EU area round-trip travel tickets plus accommodation and meals. 

 

 

Our reference researches about current fashion industry: The fashion industry must network to create change 

 

The fashion industry must network to create change

http://www.businessoffashion.com/articles/opinion/the-fashion-industry-must-network-to-create-change

 

End of fashion as we know it

http://www.dezeen.com/2015/03/01/li-edelkoort-end-of-fashion-as-we-know-it-design-indaba-2015/

 

Most design brands will disappear within five years

http://www.dezeen.com/2015/02/28/stefano-giovannoni-most-design-brands-will-disappear-within-five-years-design-indaba-2015/

 

Raf Simons’ interview

http://www.style.com/trends/mens/2014/raf-simons-032c-retrospective-interview

 

Olivier Theyskens ‘ interview

http://www.dezeen.com/2015/01/30/olivier-theyskens-interview-fashion-industry-saturated-seoul-design-week-2014/

 

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FAQ Questions about the project

+ I am interested in DAMUR's creative process. Now, how can I participate in it already!?

That's easy. From now until the end of our 'Fashion by people' project, we will post 2 ~ 3 questions concerning the creative process for our 002 collection in our D-ialogue page (www.damurstudio.com/dialogue) every week. What you can do is, leave a comment about your opinions or ideas on the bottom of the page and our team will be in touch with you as soon as we can.

Another alternative is following our social medias. There, you will find more surprises than you can imagine!
www.damurstudio.com
www.facebook.com/damurstudio
instagram.com/damurstudio
www.twitter.com/damurstudio
www.linkedin.com/company/damur-gmbh

+ What are the differences of being a normal consumer or a banker (DAMUR Fans) or a banker with our VIP access (DAMUR Friend & Ambassador)?

Being a consumer is simply the traditional B2C business model. Which is not our ideal concept.

Being a banker (DAMUR Fan) is the 1st step for having communication with us. However, without VIP access in the future, you are not able to participate in our process/discussion, which we strongly believe is the most valuable experience for both parties.

Being a banker with our VIP access (DAMUR Friend & Ambassador) is definitely the best way to participate in our creative process. With VIP access, you will receive project task progress. You also are able to review the documents and discussions in our social platform. The most important, however, is once you are our VIP you can always enjoy our VIP benefits and future event invitations!

+ What is the difference between DAMUR—Fashion by people and the DAMUR E-shop?

The difference is, by supporting via DAMUR—Fashion by people, we can close the gap between you and us. And this is what we want!

+ How to choose the right size when buying our clothes?

Our T-Shirt is available for women and men. Both genders are currently available in 3 sizes: S, M and L. You also have a choice of two colors: black or white.

For our Icelandic washable salmon skin trim T-shirt, it is designed as a “smart fit“ pattern. All our sizes are fit to true size, so please order your normal size.

At the end of the project you can request the size and color.

+ How to order the right style when buying an accessory?

For our iPhone case, at the end of the project, you can request the size and color.

For cardholders, tot bags and reversible tote bags, at the project's conclusion you can request the color.

+ Your E-shop only has six products right now, will you have more items in the future?

Yes, we will have more than 20 new items in our E-shop after the project is over.
A very big difference between DAMUR and other brands is we don’t do stock service. In this case we have a chance to offer you an exclusive service – General made to measure. Interesting? Write us an e-mail with your inquire via sales@damurstudio.com

+ If I have some other questions or interested to join the DAMUR team, how can I contact directly to DAMUR?

For general questions, please contact us directly via info@damurstudio.com
For sales questions, please contact us directly via sale@damurstudio.com
For press inquire, please contact us directly via press@damurstudio.com

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