5 Things That Make 'RainSisters' Waterproof Coats So Special

Do you Have Your Perfect Waterproof Coat?

When we're participating in design markets or other events, we so often face the surprise and amazement about our design coats. After communication with us, people get to know so much about RainSisters coats - the qualities of fabric, the story behind how the coats are being made and where do we get those fabulous prints from!? And when woman try it on... Oh, there's that sparkle in every woman's eye when she is truly joyful. 

I have to say, that's what makes us really happy. To see the changes what our coats does to a woman. And that's a shame, that it's not possible for you all to try them on and get THAT feeling. 

But, what we can do - we can tell all about the coats. The good things, and the things that makes them even better. So, if you were wondering what exactly are the fabric qualities or how do we create them, keep on reading and you will know everything, what makes RainSisters design coats so special. 

1. NOT a raincoat. A COAT!

When someone tells you, that he or she bought a raincoat what is the first thought that comes into your mind? Yes, transparent, yellow or blue, but definitely plastic. Or in few cases - a rubbery one. And do you want to know why? Because most of raincoats truly are like that. 

When we started to think about brand RainSisters and design coats a year ago, the main idea was to create a coat that is comfortable, functional, feminine and beautiful in every kind of weather. We wanted to design a coat that is equally good when the rain is poring down or when the sun is shining. So you don't have to worry about the weather changes or how to match your favourite high heel shoes to a unisex raincoat.

So the main thing that differs our design coats from your typical floral raincoat is that it IS a coat. It's not designed to be worn only when it's raining. It IS designed to be worn at all times, ALSO when it's raining, snowing or is being windy. And all of this in thanks to the qualities of used fabric.  

2. Membrane fabric - probably the best fabric for your coat

People who touch and feel 'RainSisters' coats usually are astonished that it is also a waterproof fabric because it doesn't feel like one. The outer layer of material is made out of woven fabric so it doesn't has the plastic or rubber feel to it. But it does have a great functionality - it keeps you dry by blocking  rain, snow or sleet from getting through.

The middle layer is the membrane and it holds back the wind while letting through the steam that your body produce while moving. This fabric is specially made to be breathable so no, you won't be getting all sweaty when wearing one of our design coats. 

And last but not least, the inner layer of the fabric is made of soft material that keeps you warm while allowing the steam to flow through from inside to outside. Also, it provides the opportunity to wear this as a real coat starting from approximately -5°C up to +20°C! Isn't it amazing?

3. Custom-designed fabric patterns

    
When living in country like Latvia where sun shines on average 1790 hours a year (about the same as in Finland, Belgium, Denmark and UK) and any other time it's rather dull weather, you would think that people shine up their lives with colourful and bold outfits. In reality its contrary. Black and grey is the most popular colours despite there are thousands of studies that shows - different colours have different energies that can calm or vitalize you. Also we believe that colours and patterns are great way to express your individuality and stand out from the crowd. 

So that's why all RainSisters' coats are made out of waterproof fabrics with bold stylized flower motifs that looks just like colorfull art prints and will brighten up any day and make you feel special, self-confident and exceptionally feminine. 
Few years ago 'RainSisters' designer Zanda became an architect, but after spending few years in architecture offices she understood that it's not the path for her. When starting to design 'RainSisters' coats, we were in search of bold and beautiful patterns to put on our fabrics. And guess what? We couldn't find exactly what we were looking for. So, Zanda thought: "If I could create building models, architectural visualisations and different graphics, I can create the right fabric patter as well".
  
And voila! All of used patterns (starting from Autumn 2018 collection) are custom made by designer and founder Zanda Zamuska. All of the designs are made with love and based on different emotions, because with the coats and the patterns we want to give a feeling not just another clothing to wear. 
 

4. Hand made design coats 

Being taught how to sew from an early childhood, that would be a shame not to put this knowledge to work. So all of our design coats are being hand made by us or our employees. That means that the sewing process is taking longer, but it also means that your coat is being sewn with love and great care. We think that this way, when you are wearing RainSisters design coat you also feel the emotions and love that we give to you through the coat. 

Another great thing for hand made process is that we can adapt coats to individual measurements. Taking into consideration that every woman has a different figure as well as character we think it is sustainable and wise to buy just the things that will fit you well - physically and emotionally. And what is more important than the perfect fit of your coat

And actually, if you are ordering design coat at our website, there's a chance it will be made specially for you. And that's because we don't keep large amounts of standard size coats. There are some for you to try on, but as we truly think about such concepts as sustainability and slow fashion, we think it's much better to create coats as made to order peaces. 

5.Sustainable fashion & slow fashion

Sustainable fashion today is a highly debated and increasingly covered topic in media and at seminars worldwide. More and more clothing companies are transforming their business models and improving their supply chains to reduce overall environmental impacts, improve social conditions in factories, etc. 

The term slow fashion is really similar to the sustainable fashion. Slow fashion slows down the pace of shopping and consumption to ask the deep (tough) questions. It is about quality instead of quantity—garments that can last years or even a lifetime. Slow fashion is holistic and considers the whole product lifecycle, it is sustainable and doesn’t view products as disposable. Also slow fashion is ethical and looks at the connections between things—raw materials, the environment, human labor, etc.

As mentioned in previous paragraph, we truly think about how we treat environment with our activities. We try to save the nature in different ways. Each design coat are being manufactured on demand or custom-made in high quality and timeless design, in an environmentally friendly manner and with consideration to various ethical aspects. 

In other words, we create RainSisters design coats when there's an order. That means, we don't order lots and lots of fabric. On contrary - we prefer to order just the amount we need so there's no leftovers. 

As you read previously, for our coats we use high quality materials so you can wear the coat for years and years. All of the fabric scraps and leftovers are being passed for recycling. And also, we don't support sewing of garments in third countries. Of course, all of this together puts an extra price on the finished garment, but we think that that's the price we all should pay to preserve our environment. 

 

All in all, theres so much more to RainSisters design coats that you couldn't tell just from the look of them. What do you like the most in our design coats?

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