Who We are as a Company
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It matters to us at Volante Design that our products are made in the United States because when we make you a promise about how ethically your jackets were made or how durable their construction is, we want to be able to check in and know that we’re keeping our end of the bargain. As a US-based company, it’s also important to us to try our best to support our communities, both local and national.
We strive to make a cool product, but also a very durable and functional one as well. This means we research not only the design, but source strong, comfortable fabrics and hardware as well. It’s important to us that your coat last you a long time, be constructed ethically and well, and be a functionally awesome part of your wardrobe. Attention to detail in every step of the process means that you’re getting a great, handmade product that’s worth the money you pay for it.
Most Volante Design products are made in finite batches, essentially as “limited editions.” We occasionally re-release products or color schemes that are popular, but we always try to bring something new to the table when we do. That could be new colors, an updated fit, or a removable hood. If you love a design and want it re-released, please let us know and we’ll consider remaking it.
We make a finite number of any given product and then sell them as long as supplies last. If you have your eye on a certain item, make sure not to wait too long! Once it’s sold out, we may not be making more.
Just like when a certain color is out of stock, when an entire product is sold out, we may not be making more. You can sign up to be notified when a product comes back in stock, but we cannot guarantee that every color and/or product will be restocked. We do occasionally re-release products or make an updated version and you should be sure to follow us to get the newest news. If we have no plans to re-make a product, it is very likely that it is available as a custom item. We recommend signing up for our mailing list to get notified about new batches of our product.
The lifespan of one of our sweatshirt products will, of course, be different than our waxed canvas or heavyweight denim products, but every Volante Design product’s lifetime can be measured in years, not in months. We stitch, topstitch, and optimize our designs not just for style but for longevity and durability.
Denim: Though we recommend that all our jackets be dry-cleaned, it is possible to spot clean your denim jacket for specific stains. Use water and a non-dyed cloth to blot out any dirt or other light stains. If you do choose to put your coat through the washing machine and dryer, it won’t break, but the jacket’s colors will likely fade or run and the design will be less “structured” overall. The color schemes with light grey or off-white especially may be stained by their accent colors. The coat may also shrink. For some of our products, like the Scavenger and Automata vests, it may be possible for you to cold wash them and hang them to dry.
Sweatshirt: Our sweatshirts can be machine washed and dried. They are pre-shrunk, so they will be unaffected by the dryer.
Wool: Our wool jackets should be dry-cleaned.
Waxed Canvas: Waxed canvas coats will resist many stains just like they resist water, but they cannot be dry cleaned or machine washed because it will strip the coat of its wax layer. Spot clean it for specific stains periodically and re-apply the wax every few years.
Augment J3 & Shinobi: The vinyl coated material used for the front lapels of the AJ3 and the shoulder armor of the Shinobi cannot be washed or dry cleaned. Hand wash only in cold water.
If your coat arrived broken or broke within 30 days of delivery, get in contact with us right away and we’ll work with you to fix it. If you have a mishap with it after that, let us know anyway and we will give you advice on how to have it repaired either by us or send directions on how to have someone local to you fix it.
Our waxed canvas coats are water resistant and the Augment J3 is rain and wind resistant as well. The majority of our designs are not fully waterproofed, especially those made out of denim and canvas. Each product description will list its specific features and let you know if a coat is waterproof or not.