Clothes collect dust and they fall apart, but they don’t have to. Designer Tom Cridland has created the 30-year sweatshirt, a unisex crewneck that comes in five different colours and claims to last for 30 years.
Now, it may seem too good to be true, but the company is offering a “30-year guarantee,” with an estimated delivery date of July 2015. What that means is, should you make a contribution to the Kickstarter, you will have a sweatshirt that will last until July 2045. And if it doesn’t, you can ship it back to them to be repaired free of charge.
So, what makes this shirt so special, huh?
As you might expect, artisans from another country – in this case, Portugal – use an old-school method to produce the fabric. Cridland writes that it’s this old method that will make the material of the sweatshirts “look better and better as it ages.” What else? Well, it’s 80 per cent organic cotton and 20 per cent premium polyester finish (for mobility), and a silicon product is applied to prevent shrinkage.
It’s definitely a novel idea. Who doesn’t want clothes that’ll last 30 years? You can get yours for $104, but they’re also available in bundles if you want to get gifts for friends or if you only want to wear sweatshirts for the rest of your life.