Vollebak is a British clothing brand specialising in men's sportswear and adventure clothing. The brand was launched in 2015 by twin brothers and former advertising creatives Nick and Steve Tidball,[1] and the company headquarters is located in London.

Vollebak
IndustryClothing
Founders
  • Steve Tidball
  • Nick Tidball
Headquarters
Products

In December 2015 the company's Relaxation Hoodie was worn by Jon Glaser and Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[2]

In August 2018 Vollebak created a jacket coated in graphene[3] and in May 2020 a jacket made primarily from copper.[4]

According to a Russian magazine, writing about the 100 Year Hoodie "Beat the elements: it now repels rain, wind, snow as well as fire."[5] The brand advertises the hoodie as "Highly durable and abrasion resistant, it’s also water repellent, stretchy and fireproof."[6]

As of November 24, 2021, the brand has raised $10 million in outside funding, including a Series A round led by London-based venture firm Venrex, with participation from Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia and Headspace CFO Sean Brecker.[7]

AwardsEdit

  • The Solar Charged Jacket was included in the TIME Magazine Best Inventions list in 2018[8]
  • The Graphene Jacket was a finalist in Fast Company's Innovation by Design awards 2019[9]
  • The Plant and Algae T Shirt received an honorable mention in Fast Company Magazine's World Changing Ideas awards 2020[10]
  • The Full Metal Jacket was included in the TIME Magazine Best Inventions list in 2020[11]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vollebak: an adventure clothing brand from the creatives behind Airbnb's floating house". Creative Review. 2015-11-11. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  2. ^ Fallon, Jimmy (host). "13 December 2016". The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Episode 590.
  3. ^ "Vollebak launches first graphene jacket that acts as a radiator". Dezeen. 2018-08-16. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  4. ^ Gagne, Yasmin (2020-05-19). "This $1K copper jacket is designed to kill viruses and bacteria". Fast Company. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  5. ^ Osaulenko, Nikita. "VOLLEBAK'S MOST INNOVATIVE JACKETS [100 YEAR HOODIE]". TECHUNTER. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  6. ^ "100 Year Hoodie". Vollebak. 9 December 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  7. ^ Loizos, Connie. "Vollebak, which makes 'clothes for the future,' is closing its Series A round". TechCrunch. TechCrunch. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  8. ^ Gregory, Sean. "A Jacket That Glows in the Dark: The 50 Best Inventions of 2018". TIME. Retrieved 2020-09-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ LaBarre, Suzanne (2019-09-09). "The most innovative fashion and beauty designs of 2019". Fast Company. Retrieved 2020-09-19.
  10. ^ Clendaniel, Morgan (2020-04-28). "World Changing Ideas Awards 2020: General Excellence Finalists and Honorable Mentions". Fast Company. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  11. ^ Cipriani, Jason (2020-12-19). "The Best Inventions of 2020: Futuristic Fashion - Vollebak Full Metal Jacket". TIME. Retrieved 2021-01-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)