The Versalette (1 piece 15 looks)

What happens when you combine 2 amazing women with 1 beautiful idea? A dream realized. It didn’t happen overnight or without setbacks, but thanks to a vision and determination to change the world, it’s happening!

Shannon and Kristin are friends and partners at All of Us Revolution. You might remember that they wrote a post for Project 333 in February. I’ve been keeping my eye on them since I heard about their dream to create a sustainable, minimalist wardrobe.

They want to change the way we dress and look at fashion and I want to help them.

Besides the fact that they have a sharp new website, and Kickstarter campaign, they’ve also created a piece that is perfect if you are participating in Project 333.

Introducing the Versalette

  • an ultra-functional garment that can be worn in different ways
  • made in the USA
  • sourced from a mix of recycled cotton and recycled water bottles
  • available in different colors
  • wear as a skirt, dress, scarf, hood, purse, poncho & more

So why is the Versalette perfect for Project 333? It counts as 1 piece, but you can wear it 15 different ways.

Please help my friends bring their dream to life by supporting their Kickstarter campaign. You can even receive the Versalette for donating (I have one on order for my daughter), along with other sweet gifts. If you don’t have extra money for a contribution, you can still help by sharing the following link on Twitter, Facebook or wherever your friends are:

Check out @AllofUsRev’s new Kickstarter campaign. Support sustainable, versatile, USA-made apparel.http://kck.st/tnzCEZ

 

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21 Responses to “The Versalette (1 piece 15 looks)”

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  1. Kristin says:

    This post is so perfect! Thank you, so much, for sharing our story. We’re just simply honored to be a part of this community.

  2. Bethany says:

    That’s so awesome! I wish I could afford to buy or donate.

  3. Melody says:

    Hope this gets backed 100%. If so, mine will come in right around my birthday in March! So pumped.

  4. Rebecca says:

    That is exactly the same as the American Apparel circle scarf. Save your money.

    • courtney says:

      Hi Rebecca,

      The circle scarf appears to be really different actually. It’s made from different materials, and doesn’t have the same versatility or design. That said, even the items were identical, I’d prefer to buy from a small start up like Revolution Apparel.

      The Versalette is not for sale, but given as a gift for fundraising to get this business off the ground. This is a great example of voting with dollars.

    • Kristin says:

      Hi Rebecca!

      Since I’m one of the designers, I can tell you for sure – the Versalette isn’t a circle scarf! It includes arm holes that allow you to wear it as a shirt, and also has drawstrings along the top, bottom, and both sides so you can bunch it up where you need to or let it hang loose. You can’t tell from above photos, but there are also two pockets in the front. It also can be used as a purse with the drawstrings.

      I do love the AA scarf (clearly inspiration!) and I also love the price of it as well – but – the jersey circle scarves are made with conventional cotton, not grown or processed in the USA. I think that’s a big difference too – being able to tell exactly where your clothes come from, from start to finish. (The fabric creation and production of these scarves will be produced within a 200-mile radius in the textile belt of America.)

      Hope that helps clear up the design + process!

  5. Rebecca, it appears to be different than the circle scarf in that it has snaps and a drawstring to change how it fits. The circle scarf is just a circle. I haven’t seen one in person, but the pictures show that this can snap and drawstring into different positions.

    I love multi-purpose, multi-use clothes and will be curious to see how this works out!

  6. This is a great idea. It strongly reminds me of the Chameleon, designed in Crestone, CO, and sold mainly at rennaisance fairs.
    I am in my annual contribution planning, and I think you will make the cut. Cant wait to see the dress!

  7. Kristin says:

    Thanks so very much! I’ll have to take a look at the Chameleon. Sounds cool (and local!). Always good to meet new people (especially through Courtney) so cheers, and happy holidays!

  8. E says:

    Just saw the Kickstarter video and I LOVE the Versalette. I see you ladies have already reached your goal, but I am still planning on pre-ordering as soon as my next paycheck clears. What’s great about the project is that it is both minimalist AND stylish. I know your website talks about not following trends – and I don’t – but I think it is normal for women to want to look and feel beautiful as well as to want to express themselves through style and change up their look from day to day. Thanks for giving me some hope that I really can “have it all” when it comes to sustainable fashion!

    I cannot WAIT to see what the other 9 pieces in the collection are!!! (Not that I would necessarily need all of them – but I am very curious.)

    Also, I am hoping against hope that the Versalette will look “polished” enough to be able to be worn to my office job as well as evenings/weekends. The Lookbook photos are all in casual settings, so it is a bit hard to tell. We don’t have a strict dress code, but we have to look professional. Whether or not the Versalette passes the test will depend on the quality of the fabric and construction.

    Keep up the great work!

  9. Kristin says:

    Hi E! We’re so happy to have your support! And thanks so, so much for the encouragement. We’re excited about reaching our goal and can’t wait to keep moving forward!

    As far as the fabric + construction, we’re going for lightweight, soft, and durable as our #1 priorities. The fabric is very similar to a cotton/poly blend, and is extremely lightweight. Buttons will be an ashy-black wood (that’s unfinished – no laminate polish on these suckers!). And we’ll be using natural-colored drawstrings in all pieces.

    So, you’ll have to keep us posted on your day-to-night use and shoot us a few photos of your own!

    Enjoy the holidays, and again thanks for your comments on the design. We’re THRILLED!

  10. Clara says:

    This is my Christmas present to myself (even though I won’t get it til March) :) this looks amazing, and can’t wait until the rest of the line is revealed! I’ve been looking for something like this – can’t wait to see it in person!!!

  11. Shanna says:

    I’d love to see it on a different model. You ladies have great bods, but I’d like to see if it works on someone short and curvy like me.

    I love the concept, I just don’t know if it would work in practice.

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