The Hoodie

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  • Organic cotton with a brushed reverse
  • Ribbed side-panel for extra movement
  • Durable construction made in Portugal
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The history-making hood

Be careful how you wear yours 

Before the Ancient Greeks invented trivial things like democracy and medicine, they focused their attention on something far more important: the hood. These were the days before brollies, baseball caps, and bucket hats, so you needed something to keep your noggin’ dry in the rain, and sheltered from the sunshine. And they were clearly onto something, because people carried on wearing hoods in one form or another for the next 3,000 years. Now that’s timeless design.

No slacking

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Poor-quality fabric

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Flawed design

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They lose their shape

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The colours fade

Let’s get down to business

A cut for kings

The Hoodie has to fit well enough to look good for social events as well as on the track, so we’ve avoided bagginess at all costs. The Hoodie’s clean, straight cut means it won’t get in the way when out for a jog, and also looks great with a pair of jeans.

Award-winning fabric 

Ok, not exactly a Grammy, but our material has got a few certifications to be proud of. We’ve used 100% certified organic cotton from India, which also carries the Standard 100 label by OEKO-TEX, meaning every single thread has been tested for harmful substances. 

All good in the hood

Having a heavenly soft material is useless if the Hoodie isn’t made properly. So we took our organic cotton over to Portugal to be dyed, knitted and finished by the experts at Eigui. You can trust them, they also made the T-shirt and Sweatshirt you love so much.

Oldie but a hoodie

We tested the durability of the Hoodie to make sure it was strong enough and didn’t pill, both on the outside and reverse. You can bid farewell to those horrible bobbles and be sure this Hoodie will last until you’re old and grey (or a pretty long time, at least).

Wash away those worries

We cut the fabric horizontally to allow it to stretch when worn while ensuring that the Hoodie won’t lose its shape, even after all those spins in the washing machine. Yep, you don’t need to avoid washing it for fear it might shrink. We really don’t want you to smell bad on our account.

Easy and breezy

We sewed the front and back of the Hoodie together and used flatlock seams to avoid bulkiness and increase flexibility. Then we added ribbed side-panels to allow for even more movement, so don’t be shy when flailing your arms around on the dance floor. 

Under the hood

You can’t have a hoodie with a pathetic, floppy hood, so we attached ours to the neck with a layer of bias tape to make sure it sits nicely. When things get rough, pop your hood on and adjust it through the embroidered rivets.

In the pocket

Put as much as you want in that kangaroo pouch, because we bar tacked the edges so that they don’t rip open. Oh and we brushed the reverse to keep your hands happy too. You’re welcome.

No loose ends

Aside from anything else, a hoodie needs to protect you from the cold. So our waist and cuffs are made with the same 1x1 organic cotton ribbing to make them tight enough to keep out the pesky draughts.

Your trusted sidekick that’ll see you through the years

Traceability

What goes into making your Hoodie. The materials have traveled a total of 12,610 km (8,735 miles) from field to doormat. 

Production of raw materials

India

Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Spinning

Kikani Exports India


Label environnemental, BCI
Labels sociaux : OCS, BCI, OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Knitting

EIGUI Portugal


Label environnemental : OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Label social : BSCI

Dyeing

Gravotêxtil Portugal


Label environnemental, Greentowear
Labels sociaux : OCS, RCS
Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Garment make

EIGUI Portugal


Labels sociaux : OCS, RCS

Finishing

LAVAFE Portugal


Label environnemental: OCS
Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Transport

Road haulage

Environmental impact

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Hoodie we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it : 

13,6 kg

of CO2 emitted

Equivalent to 247 km (153 miles) travelled by car

335 L

water consumption

Equivalent to 5 x 5 min showers.

223 MJ

energy depletion

equivalent to 75 h of heating (avg. flat)

A hood in many hues

Navy

The original, the classic deep tone.

No soucis !

Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how much you order. For deliveries to the rest of the world, the cost is calculated on the weight and destination automatically at checkout.

Easy to change your size

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe, these are free. For countries in the rest of the world, we ask you to pay the return cost and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.

It's a risk-free investment

Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.

The Team

Asphalte began life back in 2016, just four people with a bit of experience in fashion and a simple enough aim: making good quality clothes in a low-impact way. Things started off smoothly enough, and we were picking up a bit of momentum, but something was missing. The idea for Asphalte didn’t really come together until we got our pals on the blower and asked them, ‘Hey, what do you want us to make?’ We didn’t realise it at the time, but this was the turning point. If Asphalte were a scientific discovery, this would be called the ‘eureka!’ moment. If it were a comic book, this was the part where we get bitten by a radioactive spider.

It might not seem like a revolutionary idea. That’s because it isn’t, really. But fast forward 5 years and asking our friends what they wanted has turned into sending you lot our biannual questionnaires, and using your feedback to determine what we release. And that’s our secret weapon. It’s how we make what you want for a good price, and keep waste to a minimum.

Today our team is a bit bigger than four people. In fact, there are 64 of us now. We used to be based in Paris, but now we’ve moved out to greener pastures down in Bordeaux. Besides that, we’re still working in much the same way as when we first started, with the same ideas about quality, sustainability and our customers leading the way.

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