Iva Jean is based in Seattle and we love to hear about bike-based businesses in Seattle. Starting with the fall 2011 release of the Rain Cape, founder Ann DeOtte has been hard at work coming up with new fashionable, functional designs for female cyclists that want apparel to go from the bike to the boardroom, cafe, bar or dinner. She has a Kickstarter campaign that this new line of apparel can be purchased from in order for Iva Jean to take the next step and grow into a larger project.
Bikes aren’t just for racing. You don’t need to be built like a track racer to ride to the store. What I love about Iva Jean’s designs is that they are for the everyday gal that doesn’t want to get all decked out in spandex or day-glow yellow. They are classy pieces that bring together form and function.
Props to Ann for thinking ahead and best of luck in this endeavor.