Creating a space where technical performance and urban fashion merge, the brand designs sustainably, responsible outerwear specifically for women. We reinvent in what is traditionally a masculine category and substitute the predictable boxy shape of all-weather gear with elegant, tailored designs.
Not your usual urban coats, designs are always technically outstanding, with the AGILE rain dress winning the International A’design Award in 2014 for its innovation in cycling garments. All coats encourage women to get out there whatever the weather.
Technical design is also seen in the heat-fused protected pockets, thermal sealing and laser cut finishing with innovative design features like tailored capes, streamlined hoods and extra mobility-inspired gussets. In order to facilitate a slow fashion approach everything is designed and made to last.
All our materials are certified Bluesign® industry approved, caring for the environment and people. Further to this, BY BROWN uses technical, membrane bonded fabrics. The 3 layered materials have an inner layer made of S.Cafe where recycled coffee grounds are combined with certified recycled PET. These are processed into special fibres which are woven into this great performance material. S.Cafe is fast-drying, has natural odour-control, offers UV protection and is also eco-friendly. This results in a technical material made from 34% waste - recycled coffee grounds and recycled polyester.
Our membraned fabric ensures that we provide you with rainwear that remains:
Waterproof W/P 10,000mm H2O (water column) (JIS L 1092 6 I B)
Breathable M/P 10,000+/- 10% gm/m2/24hrs (JIS L 1099 B1)
A rating of up to 10K is enough to handle average rain for urban use. Urban as opposed to performance wear that has to perform for many hours at a time.
Water resistance and breathability are two forces constantly at odds with one another. As a rule, to have 100 percent of either, you have to have zero percent of the other, so we look for a balance in between.
The fabric also has a DWR (durable water repellent) C6 W/R coating to increase surface repellency. This is a fluorocarbon compound (PFC) with by-products that are bad for the environment. We are aware of this problem and in our future production this coating will be replaced by a more sustainable alternative that is PFC free.
The fabrics contain NO PFOAs or PFOs
AGILE is engineered for cycling in the rain, this packable rainwear is to be worn as a layer over everyday outfits, all year round. In five simple steps, the entire dress snaps up into a bag.