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With Every Jacket Sold, One is Gifted to a Local Kid in Need
Equinox & Solstice offers an exciting program for it’s Northward Jacket. The Northwood Jacket is a responsibly sourced, windproof, water-resistant and breathable jacket that not only looks great, but helps local disadvantaged youth. With every Northward Jacket purchased, Equinox & Solstice will gift the same jacket to a local kid in need.
The Indiegogo campaign, which is being managed by the Launchpad Agency, has reached its funding goal of $30,000 USD. However, they are still offering limited Super Early Bird Specials of $119 as well as several other
rewards for backers.
The Northwood Jacket
Featuring breathable stretch polyester blend fabric to ensure a cozy feel and proper fit, the Northward Jacket
is also windproof and water resistant so the wearer can don it in various types of weather ranging in
temperatures from 15-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Key features include:
- elastic draw cord
- hem and adjustable
- Velcro cuff with an attached hood with a sealed seam
- peripheral cord adjustment
- a rain visor
- convenient zippered pockets.
The Northward Jacket is lightweight (less than 2 lbs.), wrinkle resistant, can be folded up into a small space (9x9 inches), and features an Equinox & Solstice logo so that others can easily see that the jacket purchased helped a youth in the local community. Equinox & Solstice always offers free shipping, too!
With over 15 million youths living at or below the poverty line in the United States, most do not have adequate attire for changing seasons, let alone something that they can be proud of wearing.
Once a jacket is purchased, Equinox & Solstice will work with a partnered local non-profit organization within 50 miles of the purchaser’s home to find a kid in need of a new jacket to ensure a local impact is made.
Once identified, the kid will get a gift card for a new jacket where they can order their size and color (Navy Blue or Brick Red) to ensure a jacket that perfectly fits them both functionally and fashionably. The jacket will be shipped directly to the kid at their preferred location, be it home, school or the non-profit organization to create a complete “shopping experience.”
The jacket redeeming process was intentionally created to empower kids to make choices they can be proud of and to get a hand-up rather than a hand-out.
Equinox & Solstice
Equinox & Solstice was born from first-hand experience with kids lacking the basic weather protection needed. It affects every aspect of their lives when they have to focus on staying dry and warm instead of things that can help them grow, like their studies,” said Alex, founder of Equinox & Solstice. “Our ‘Wear One, Share One’ program helps busy people make a positive impact in their local communities while getting a jacket, or a ‘superhero cape’ as I like to call it, that they can be proud of.”
Equinox & Solstice generously provided me with a jacket to sample. And I can say it is now my favorite jacket.
It’s lightly lined, so it won’t be too heavy in the Florida winters. I also like the arm pockets and rain visor. I’ve had detachable hoods in the past and they always seem to come undone. I like that this one isn’t detached.
My favorite part, however, is the rain resistance. I’ve never had a jacket so comfortable that feels like it repels water. This is no ordinary rain jacket!
I would not hesitate to buy the Northward Jacket. Knowing that they give back to my community makes it a wonderful bonus!
Tonya Denmark is a busy mom of two children. She loves planning travel, road trips, 80’s movies, and coffee. She’s been detail obsessed for as long as she can remember and brings her best finds and travel advice to the Detail Oriented Traveler.