Jackalo: Playclothes made better

Meticulously constructed, sustainable, and ethical unisex playclothes for active kids ages 4 and up.

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Project Ends on July 2, 2018

Project Description

The Problem

Parents of active kids know the challenge well: No matter how much or how little we spend on kids clothes, nothing lasts. Pants fall apart and don't stand up to kids' daredevil ways. This creates a mountain of waste and means that we end up buying more clothes for our kids than we should have to.

 

The Solution

JackaloTM solves this problem with meticulously constructed, sustainable, and ethical playclothes for kids ages 4 and up. Our first collection is a set of six pants (and a coverall) all designed for active play, reinforced where needed most. We source the highest quality organic and fair trade cotton and manufacture ethically in Portugal. This means that from seed to closet, we know how your child's garment was produced. You can feel confident that the clothes you buy are doing good, not harm.

 

Why We Need Your Help

We are raising money to support the first production run for JackaloTM. These funds will allow us to buy the highest quality organic and fair trade fabric and pay a fair wage for sewing and assembly.

 

About Us

Jackalo™️ was founded by Marianna Sachse, a mother and maker. After years of frustration with clothes that didn't stand up to her active son she decided to take matters into her own hands and make playclothes better. 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does "Jackalo™️" mean?

The name Jackalo™️ comes from a children's playground song. We are all about play, so it felt like a perfect fit. 😋

What sizes do the clothes come in?

All of our clothes come in sizes 4-14

Why nothing for smaller kids?

Around age four, kids start growing more slowly. This means they actually have time to wear clothes out. It also means that there are fewer second hand clothes for big kids. Our clothes will last long enough to look great into the hand-me-down phase. 

When will the clothes arrive?

We are working with our factory to complete production in early September. Our goal is to deliver your clothes in time to kick off the fall months!

I love the music on your video. Who did it?

Our music was written and performed by Zach Rogue of Responsive Recordings

05/16/2018
The Buddy: Fridge-worthy thank you
$1,000
05/16/2018
The Fall Wardrobe
$200
05/16/2018
You've Got Our Back
$1,000
05/17/2018
The Fall Wardrobe
$750
05/19/2018
The Fall Wardrobe
$200
05/25/2018
The Jules
$60
05/27/2018
The Mac
$100
05/28/2018
Early-bird Fall Wardrobe
$195
05/29/2018
The Mac
$100
05/29/2018
The Ash
$60
$10
The Buddy: Fridge-worthy thank you

Thanks for being a friend! You'll get a hand written thank you note on a fridge-worthy Jackalo™️ note card.

28 Left
2 Supporters
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$10
Monetary Contribution

No reward needed, just being a friend!

Give what you can to support the growth of Jackalo! We know that sometimes, you really just don't need anything, but you want to help. And we appreciate that so much! At this level, you won't get a reward but you will get tons of appreciation for your help getting Jackalo into the hands of kids who are ready to play.

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$25
The Pal: Jackalo™️ notebook

You'll get a hand-written thank you note, plus a sweet Jackalo™️ journal for your (or your kid's) on-the-go writing or drawing needs.

39 Left
11 Supporters
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$60
The Ash

This straight leg classic is updated with moto-inspired details. Made from organic and fair trade cotton twill for easy movement and knees reinforced with durable, yet soft half-panama. Elastic drawstring waist for easy dressing. Extra long legs that can withstand growth spurts. Available at 30% off the anticipated retail price.

Made with care in Portugal

Colors: Blue (pictured above), Anthrazite

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate size and color choice in your order comments.

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$60
The Jax

Jogger style with elastic ankles and a touch of moto-inspired details. Made from organic and fair trade cotton twill for easy movement and knees reinforced with durable, yet soft canvas. Elastic drawstring waist for easy dressing. Extra long legs that can withstand growth spurts. Available at nearly 30% off the anticipated retail price.

Made with care in Portugal

Colors: Berry/Marine canvas (pictured above), Engineer’s Stripe/Marine canvas

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate size and color choice in your order comments.

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$70
The Ash-lined

Just like the Ash, but lined with organic cotton jersey.

This straight leg classic is updated with moto-inspired details. Made from organic and fair trade cotton twill for easy movement and knees reinforced with durable, yet soft half-panama (in Blue and Anthrazite). Elastic drawstring waist for easy dressing. Extra long legs that can withstand growth spurts. Available at nearly 30% off the anticipated retail price.

Made with care in Portugal

Colors: Anthrazite (pictured above)

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate size and color choice in your order comments.

13 Left
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$70
The Jax-lined

Just like the Jax, but lined with organic cotton jersey.

Jogger style with elastic ankles and a touch of moto-inspired details. Made from organic and fair trade cotton twill for easy movement and knees reinforced with durable, yet soft canvas. Elastic drawstring waist for easy dressing. Extra long legs that can withstand growth spurts. Available at nearly 30% off the anticipated retail price.

Made with care in Portugal

Color: Engineer’s Stripe/Marine canvas 

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate size and color choice in your order comments.

13 Left
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$60
The Jules

Straight leg, with an adjustable ankle for the kid that changes their mind. 

Made from organic and fair trade cotton twill for easy movement and knees reinforced with durable, yet soft half-panama (in Blue and Anthrazite). Elastic drawstring waist for easy dressing. Adjustable ankle for whatever mood their in. Available at nearly 30% off the anticipated retail price.

Made with care in Portugal

Colors: Blue (pictured above), Anthrazite

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate size and color choice in your order comments.

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4 Supporters
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$90
The Mac

Classic coverall styling for long days of play. Sometimes you just need one item that you can wear all day. From the back yard to the city playground and even to dinner out, this work suit has kids (quite literally) covered.

Organic and fair trade cotton twill for easy movement and knees reinforced with durable, yet comfortable canvas. Durable two-direction zipper. Elastic rear waist for a put-together look. Extra long legs that can withstand growth spurts. Available at nearly 30% off the anticipated retail price.

Made with care in Portugal. 

Colors: Engineer's Stripe reinforced with Marine canvas.

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate size and color choice in your order comments.

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5 Supporters
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$195
Early-bird Fall Wardrobe

Any two styles of unlined pants, in the sizes and colors you want plus the Mac coverall in the size and color you want. Available at 30% off the anticipated retail price. 

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate sizes and color choices in your order comments. You may order multiple sizes. 

5 Supporters
None available
$200
The Fall Wardrobe

Any two styles of unlined pants, in the sizes and colors you want plus the Mac coverall in the size and color you want. Available at nearly 30% off the anticipated retail price.

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate sizes and color choices in your order comments. You may order multiple sizes. 

1 Left
9 Supporters
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$200
⚡️Limited Edition⚡️- The Mama Mac

You asked for it. Now you can get it.

This is the grown-up version of the Mac . Because mamas need to play, too. Same great details as the kid’s version:

Organic and fair trade cotton twill for easy movement and knees reinforced with durable, yet comfortable canvas. Durable zipper. Elastic rear waist for a put-together look. Made with care in Portugal.

Color: Engineer's Stripe reinforced with Marine canvas.

Sizes: Women’s small, medium, and large

(Note: We are just beginning to develop this due to customer demand. So, no pictures of this product on a woman are available yet. The sizing will be determined in the coming weeks. Given this, we will communicate how these sizes correspond to US and EU women’s sizing when we have that information. If you need to adjust sizing based on that information, it is totally fine!)

Please indicate size in the order comments.

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$1,000
You've Got Our Back

Become a sponsor of Jackalo™️ and have your brand or name featured prominently on a backers page on our website. If you've got a brand and want a shout-out on social media, we'll do that too.

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Rewards

$10
The Buddy: Fridge-worthy thank you

Thanks for being a friend! You'll get a hand written thank you note on a fridge-worthy Jackalo™️ note card.

28 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$10
Monetary Contribution

No reward needed, just being a friend!

Give what you can to support the growth of Jackalo! We know that sometimes, you really just don't need anything, but you want to help. And we appreciate that so much! At this level, you won't get a reward but you will get tons of appreciation for your help getting Jackalo into the hands of kids who are ready to play.

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$25
The Pal: Jackalo™️ notebook

You'll get a hand-written thank you note, plus a sweet Jackalo™️ journal for your (or your kid's) on-the-go writing or drawing needs.

39 Left
11 Supporters
Select this reward
$60
The Ash

This straight leg classic is updated with moto-inspired details. Made from organic and fair trade cotton twill for easy movement and knees reinforced with durable, yet soft half-panama. Elastic drawstring waist for easy dressing. Extra long legs that can withstand growth spurts. Available at 30% off the anticipated retail price.

Made with care in Portugal

Colors: Blue (pictured above), Anthrazite

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate size and color choice in your order comments.

2 Left
18 Supporters
Select this reward
$60
The Jax

Jogger style with elastic ankles and a touch of moto-inspired details. Made from organic and fair trade cotton twill for easy movement and knees reinforced with durable, yet soft canvas. Elastic drawstring waist for easy dressing. Extra long legs that can withstand growth spurts. Available at nearly 30% off the anticipated retail price.

Made with care in Portugal

Colors: Berry/Marine canvas (pictured above), Engineer’s Stripe/Marine canvas

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate size and color choice in your order comments.

9 Left
11 Supporters
Select this reward
$70
The Ash-lined

Just like the Ash, but lined with organic cotton jersey.

This straight leg classic is updated with moto-inspired details. Made from organic and fair trade cotton twill for easy movement and knees reinforced with durable, yet soft half-panama (in Blue and Anthrazite). Elastic drawstring waist for easy dressing. Extra long legs that can withstand growth spurts. Available at nearly 30% off the anticipated retail price.

Made with care in Portugal

Colors: Anthrazite (pictured above)

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate size and color choice in your order comments.

13 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
$70
The Jax-lined

Just like the Jax, but lined with organic cotton jersey.

Jogger style with elastic ankles and a touch of moto-inspired details. Made from organic and fair trade cotton twill for easy movement and knees reinforced with durable, yet soft canvas. Elastic drawstring waist for easy dressing. Extra long legs that can withstand growth spurts. Available at nearly 30% off the anticipated retail price.

Made with care in Portugal

Color: Engineer’s Stripe/Marine canvas 

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate size and color choice in your order comments.

13 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
$60
The Jules

Straight leg, with an adjustable ankle for the kid that changes their mind. 

Made from organic and fair trade cotton twill for easy movement and knees reinforced with durable, yet soft half-panama (in Blue and Anthrazite). Elastic drawstring waist for easy dressing. Adjustable ankle for whatever mood their in. Available at nearly 30% off the anticipated retail price.

Made with care in Portugal

Colors: Blue (pictured above), Anthrazite

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate size and color choice in your order comments.

16 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$90
The Mac

Classic coverall styling for long days of play. Sometimes you just need one item that you can wear all day. From the back yard to the city playground and even to dinner out, this work suit has kids (quite literally) covered.

Organic and fair trade cotton twill for easy movement and knees reinforced with durable, yet comfortable canvas. Durable two-direction zipper. Elastic rear waist for a put-together look. Extra long legs that can withstand growth spurts. Available at nearly 30% off the anticipated retail price.

Made with care in Portugal. 

Colors: Engineer's Stripe reinforced with Marine canvas.

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate size and color choice in your order comments.

5 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
$195
Early-bird Fall Wardrobe

Any two styles of unlined pants, in the sizes and colors you want plus the Mac coverall in the size and color you want. Available at 30% off the anticipated retail price. 

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate sizes and color choices in your order comments. You may order multiple sizes. 

5 Supporters
None available
$200
The Fall Wardrobe

Any two styles of unlined pants, in the sizes and colors you want plus the Mac coverall in the size and color you want. Available at nearly 30% off the anticipated retail price.

Sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Please indicate sizes and color choices in your order comments. You may order multiple sizes. 

1 Left
9 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
⚡️Limited Edition⚡️- The Mama Mac

You asked for it. Now you can get it.

This is the grown-up version of the Mac . Because mamas need to play, too. Same great details as the kid’s version:

Organic and fair trade cotton twill for easy movement and knees reinforced with durable, yet comfortable canvas. Durable zipper. Elastic rear waist for a put-together look. Made with care in Portugal.

Color: Engineer's Stripe reinforced with Marine canvas.

Sizes: Women’s small, medium, and large

(Note: We are just beginning to develop this due to customer demand. So, no pictures of this product on a woman are available yet. The sizing will be determined in the coming weeks. Given this, we will communicate how these sizes correspond to US and EU women’s sizing when we have that information. If you need to adjust sizing based on that information, it is totally fine!)

Please indicate size in the order comments.

19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$1,000
You've Got Our Back

Become a sponsor of Jackalo™️ and have your brand or name featured prominently on a backers page on our website. If you've got a brand and want a shout-out on social media, we'll do that too.

1 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward