The Parka

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  • 100% cotton and water-repellent
  • Ripstop removable lining
  • Adjustable waist
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Permanent Parka

Quality outerwear with staying power

Park yourself there

1

No attention paid to the details.

2

A shapeless cut.

3

Lets water in.

4

Lets heat out.

Let’s brave the elements

Rain Schmain

The Parka is made from a 380g/m2 moleskin organic cotton with a water-repellent treatment. Simply put, you stay dry. Also, the water-repellent treatment is fluoride-free, meaning no nasty chemicals were used.

Insulation Inspiration

The lining is made from a top-notch ripstop cotton. Ripstop by name, ripstop by nature. The lining is packed with recycled polyester fibres, which guarantees you won’t feel the chill on those brisk days.

Fully Detachable

A toasty liner is great, but what if it’s not that cold out? No problem, the liner is easily removable. It’s fixed with indestructible YKK zip, making it a breeze to pop it in or out, as the weather demands.

Nice and Streamlined

Those old vintage parkas are great, but often the cut isn’t. You can easily leave your local army surplus shop wondering if you’ve accidentally bought a tent instead. Ours, however, is a tailored cut that’s designed to allow layers underneath.

Shape Your Own Reality

The cut of the Parka is pretty straight up and down, but adjustable drawcords at the waist, hem, and hood allow you to cinch it in as you like, giving the coat a bit of shape.

Bin the Brolly

We’ve added a high double-ended collar, with press snaps for extra protection, as well as a lined and fully adjustable hood. No more fighting to stop your brolly from turning inside out.

All the Small Things

As you were quick to point out, coats like this sometimes fall short on the details, so we made sure to pay close attention to the little things, like a high-quality YKK zip down the front, reinforced buttons, and hidden ribbed cuffs to keep the wind and rain out. One for all you moped aficionados out there.

In the Bag

We get it, you don’t want to carry a bag if you don’t have to. Well, that’s fine, because the Parka has plenty of pockets. Two big hip pockets, two handwarmer pockets, and one pocket on the inside, too.

Seams Sensible

As an added finishing touch, the seams are all concealed behind piping, so the Parka looks just as good on the inside as it does on the outside, and adds to the jacket’s overall durability.

A walk in the park

Traceability

What goes into making your Parka. The materials have travelled a total of 17 098 km (10 624 miles) from field to doormat.

Raw material

Farming cooperatives Tanzania

Spinning

Tissage Mouline France

Dyeing

Tissage Mouline France

Weaving

Velcorex Haut-Rhin, France

Social certifications : BCI
Environmental certifications : OEKO-TEX Standard 100

Finish

Velcorex France

Social certifications : BCI
Environmental certifications: OEKO-TEX Standard 100

Garment make

Mirvana Bulgaria

Social certifications : BCI

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 Parka we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:

53.4 kg

of CO2 emitted

The equivalent of 550 kms by car.

10.5 L

water consumption

The equivalent of growing 174 kg of potatoes.

841 MJ

energy depletion

The equivalent of 284h of heating (in average flat).

You call the shots

Military Green

For blending in with the trees.

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 in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

Easy to change sizes

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return 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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