Sweet Sister Down Hoodie

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Ballast/Purple Rain


Purple Rain/Stellar




Gorgeously vibrant outdoor technical down hoodie designed in Portland, OR. Perfect for adventure of all kinds.

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About WILD Outdoor Apparel

WILD Outdoor Apparel is a design studio from Portland, Oregon making technical outdoor apparel for active people who do not want to be pegged into a product category. All WILD products are designed and manufactured using technical fabrics and construction. The second WILD product to hit the market is the Sweet Sister Down Hoodie. Styled for the street but made from technical, fine denier nylon and insulated with 700 fill down. This styles was inspired by the classic cotton hoodie that has a front zip, pouch pockets and a hood. The Sweet Sister takes this concept but turns it into a super light, highly compressible, very soft down sweat shirt hoodie. An easy grab and go style that stands up to both cold weather and discerning eyes. Look for other WILD Outdoor Apparel products to debut on Crowd Supply in the future. WILD Outdoor Apparel - The Original Mountain-to-Bar Brand. Get WILD.

Spirit Fox

The Fox on the jacket is not meant to be a logo, but a WILD spirit animal, or type of good luck charm. This embellishment is not intended to be a brand identifier. The idea is that each year the spirit/charm icon will change to something different like a lynx or a bear, wolf or a porcupine etc. This will make each year’s product distinguishable by the icon. It goes against corporate branding 101, but that is sort of the point. Be WILD.

Product Specifications


  • Easy sliding and smooth action vislon center front zipper
  • Pouch pockets
  • Lycra binding cuffs and hem
  • Flattering silhouette
  • Total garment weight 11.8oz (330g)
  • Quilt through construction

Exterior Fabric

  • 20 denier nylon
  • DWR (durable water repellence) finish on exterior fabric
  • Wind proof and water resistant


  • 700 fill power down
  • 150g total down insulation

Interior Lining Fabric

  • 20 denier nylon

Garment Dimensions & Sizing Chart

These are actual garment dimensions. You should choose a size larger than your own measurements. As a general guide, keep in mind that this fit is smaller than Columbia Sportswear, but larger than Arc’teryx. Size exchanges are no problem, but shipping costs will apply.

Chest Waist Sweep Sleeve
X-small 37” 31” 37” 31”
Small 39” 33” 39” 32”
Medium 41” 35” 41” 33”
Large 41” 38” 44” 34”
Extra Large 47” 41” 47” 35”

Washing Instructions

  • Machine wash cold gentle
  • Do not bleach
  • Tumble dry low
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean

Contrast Purple: Ballast / Purple Rain

Tonal Purple: Purple Rain / Stellar

Tonal Blue: Lazio / Itaila

Manufacturing Plan

I have 15 years experience in the outdoor/ski apparel business in design, merchandising, fabric sourcing and production. I have an established network of partners that allows me to produce top quality technical garments that are highly designed, unique and fun. I have personal relationships with factory owners and managers who are ready to make 100 or 100,000 garments at a time.

For the Sweet Sister Down Hoodie I can dye the fabric and complete the production in 4.5 months and then it takes another 30 days for shipment.

Risks & Challenges

The biggest barrier to entry into the technical apparel market is being able to meet the fabric weaving and color dying minimums as well as the factory production minimums. These minimums are very cost prohibitive, which is why the market is dominated by deep-pocketed corporations. I am able to skirt these minimum issues through my network of partners, but low-quantity orders are still the biggest risk to any apparel project. For example, a low-quantity order could mean the order is given lower priority for color dying at the fabric mill, thus lengthening the time to delivery. The more people who support this project, the less the risk of being deprioritized at the fabric mill.

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WILD Outdoor Apparel

WILD Outdoor Apparel is a design house from Portland, OR specializing in technical apparel that takes you from the mountain to the bar with aplomb.

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