Have you ever biked to work only to sweat in your lovely dress pants? Is it a struggle to choose between comfort and style when you’re getting dressed in the morning?
Well, one local company is hoping to change that.
Vancouver-based Dish and Duer created pants made of a proprietary fabric called Nature 2X which is a blend of Tencel made from Eucalyptus trees. When combined with polyester, spandex or cotton, they feel like sweatpants but look like dress pants.
“The whole company sprang from a very selfish desire of mine. I ride my bike to work – if I have an important meeting, I still want to ride my bike and I can’t find anything to wear,” co-founder of Dish and Duer Gary Lenett told Vancity Buzz.
“I wasn’t going to wear athletic stuff into a meeting, so we started with what we called the most technologically advanced jean ever and now we’re following up with what we’re calling our ‘no-sweat pant.'”
By “no-sweat pant,” Lenett means they absorb sweat like no other, kill bacteria, dry quickly and remain soft and comfortable regardless of the activity. They have slim fit options for cyclists and the pants have large pockets for carrying smartphones, as well as a seat gusset built in.
The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to get these magical pants into production. The company is asking for $20,000 to facilitate production.
“The reason we’re turning to Kickstarter is to ensure people know we’ve got the pant for every activity. These funds will then support both our production plans and expansion plans. Currently, our denim line is available in the Vancouver flagship store, online and at select retailers across North America,” said Dish and Duer Creative Director Steven Sal Debus.
To check out their Kickstarter, click here.