Do you look at the Whispirit designs and think, “I really wish I had a unique alpaca jacket but … I’m not sure it will fit, I think I want a different cuff, I would really like a closure… I have short arms, am tall, short, skinny, not so skinny… I think a button would really jazz that jacket up.” Well, we have a plan on which we’d love to get your feedback.
We have been working with our Web Designer, the wonderful Adam Hurd at Rynotechnologies, to design a “Design Your Own Chic Kasode” page. For a limited time this Fall we will offer you the opportunity to design our best selling kasode jacket to your specific taste so that you … or someone for whom you want to do something very special … will have a unique jacket made from naturally luxurious alpaca. In addition to our always lightweight, loose fitting, flattering angles, you will be able to customize features that in the past may have caused you to shy away from purchasing a Whispirit jacket on-line.
We are sharing the draft of our Build Your Own webpage product page, which is not currently available through our site, to you, our blog readers and Facebook friends, asking for your feedback on this new idea.
We will accept orders for this Design Your Own Chic Kasode Jacket experiment between October 15 and December 1. The Kasode is, hands down, Whispirit’s most popular jacket design. With the help of one of our seamstresses, Heather Briggs, we have reworked this design to make it responsive to feedback from our wonderful customers, owners and associates at Handwoven Originals.
At this point, every jacket has side pockets that are strong and useful. Every jacket has lined sleeves to let you you pull it on and off with ease. In response to your earlier feedback, we have lengthened the jacket (how shall we say it, politely?) to cover your derriere. The front of the jacket is angled and has a lovely drape. We have heard you on closures and have added frog or loop closures on all our jackets. And, with the help of our neighbor and local artisan Robin Pascal, we now place a handmade artisan button on the front of each jacket to complete the one-of-a-kind commitment.
As well, after trying various ways of finishing the cuffs, we have come up with what we think are two really useful cuff finishes. We have identified 6 fabrics that we will have available, have updated our sizing charts, and can customize sleeve and hem length.
With this blog we are asking you, our blog followers and Facebook friends, to preview this “build your own” offer and give us your feedback. As a thank you we will email you a Whispirit coupon worth $25. So make sure we have your email address by messaging through Facebook or by leaving a comment on this post. Also, whether or not you comment, you will be able to order a Build Your Own jacket now before this feature goes public on October 15th.
Thank you for your support, we will keep you posted on how it goes…… Sandy & Lee