At Valor we are challenging the traditional fashion system with our wardrobe essentials and seamless service plans. We offer smart menswear for smart men who believe in a more sustainable future.
With this proposal we are asking you to support our smart fashion revolution. Your investment helps us overcome the final hurdles and move confidently into the future.
Our goal is to raise: € 100.000,- to € 150.000,-
You invest in Valor by claiming store credit. By claiming store credit (2,5K/5K/10K) you are essentially paying up front for future orders. Naturally, there is an a decent incentive for investing in our smart fashion revolution.
Join the Valor Collective and help make responsible consumption and production the fashionable norm.
Most industries are getting smarter fast. But when it comes to fashion, there are very few smart options.
The fact is today’s fashion industry isn’t very smart. In fact, it’s pretty dumb. It thrives on waste, negative social and environmental impact and mediocre service. For men in particular, there aren’t many ‘go-to’ brands that offer smart solutions.
Valor is bringing smart to fashion and we’re looking for a few smart men to pioneer with us. Because the time for smart fashion is now.
Valor’s mission is to simplify men’s pursuit of dressing smart. Organic and traceable materials, sophisticated Italian production, tailored services, timeless essentials. Smart menswear designed to stand the test of time and leave no trace behind. Valor smart fashion offers three key promises to men:
There are a large number of men in the world who value their appearance but who don’t particularly enjoy shopping. As a one-stop-shop for men’s wardrobe essentials, we are introducing a male-centric approach to shopping: timeless design, personal fitting and styling services, seamless experience.
Because we circumvent the middlemen and interact with you directly, we can offer incredible quality at enviable prices. Our business model is built on transparency. We name our suppliers, trace every single material from origin to showroom and our pricing is transparent.
Smart fashion combines uncompromised craftsmanship with the highest standards of sustainability. Honestly-sourced organic raw materials, short supply chains, low-impact production (Co2, chemicals, energy, water, waste), fair prices, expert Italian makers and increased circularity and traceability.
Valor smart fashion is for smart men who want a smart future. Is this the future you want, too?
There are a large number of men in the world who value their appearance but who don’t particularly enjoy the shopping experience. Men who appreciate high-quality clothing and personal service, but lack a ‘go-to’ brand to deliver smarter solutions. Valor exists for this reason.
Our founder Michael Jacobs has more than 20 years of experience in menswear wholesale and retail. Valor is his second startup. As a fashion entrepreneur, he co-founded and scaled up his first company into over 30 markets. During this time he built up an extensive network of industry experts and cutting-edge Italian suppliers.
The sad state of the global fashion industry today, the need for smarter solutions, the enormous potential for a smart menswear brand that excels in style and service and Michael’s own entrepreneurial drive to create something profound – these are all reasons why Valor is an extraordinary opportunity. The time for smart fashion is now.
Laying the foundation for smart fashion.
For the last 18 months we have been working closely with suppliers and business leaders to lay the foundation for a smart fashion future. We painstakingly sought and found a team of suppliers able and dedicated to deliver on our brand promises of quality, impact and transparency. We designed our first collection, launched our brand, defined a male-centric customer experience and developed an MVP version of our online experience.
Countdown to launch
With all these building blocks in place, we are planning to launch our platform and first collection in June 2021. Our production partners, business partners and team are all ready to bring Valor smart fashion to the world.
With your investment we will:
- Produce (and re-order) our starting stock (25K-50K)
- Implement our impact measurement partnership and tools. (5K)
- Launch (and grow) our brand in the Dutch market (25K-50K)
- Further develop our collection (0-20K)
Looking to the future
We believe the future of fashion is smart fashion. This radical shift towards timeless apparel is absolutely essential for people and planet. Valor is helping lead this way. Yes, we dream big. We aim to become a smart fashion leader globally. The more people who subscribe to our smart fashion mission, the more quickly we can exponentially increase our positive impact. Let's do this!
We are almost there. Your investment helps us overcome the final hurdles and move confidently into the future. You invest in Valor by claiming store credit. By claiming store credit you are essentially paying up front for future orders.
Your investment is safe. We only use the margin to move forward. Naturally, there is an a decent incentive for investing in our smart fashion revolution.
Our goal is to raise: € 100.000,- to € 150.000,-
Bonus: 10% extra store credit. (available from June 2021) Personal intake: profile, smart plan and inspiration.interested
Bonus: 15% extra store credit. (available from June 2021) Personal intake: profile, smart plan and inspiration.interested
Bonus: 20% extra store credit. (available from June 2021) Personal intake: profile, smart plan and inspiration.interested
- Michael Jacobs: Collection, Marketing, Acquisition & Sales
- Cedric Katsman - Customer Experience, Supply Chain, Operations
- Saviem Jansen - Platform & Tech
- Mirjam Boom - Admin & PA
- Bags: Under development / La Rancia
- Brand & Content: CIRCUS
- Digital Marketing: Created First
- Impact & Transparency: Bcome
- Logistics: Under research
Be amongst the first to preview our collection of smart essentials. While still a work in progress, you can already add items to your Wishlist and contact us with questions regarding stock and availability. The web shop will go live in June.
Your feedback is essential to our progress, so please do not hesitate to contact us with advice or recommendations. Because just like smart cars, smartphones and smart homes, smart fashion is an evolution. This is just the beginning!
We wholly subscribe to the United Nationals Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for people and planet. Of the 17 UN SDGs, Valor strives explicitly to meet four, namely: decent work and economic growth (8), responsible consumption and production (12), climate action (13) and life on land (15).
Our launch date is June 2021 and we are confident we will meet this deadline. Should a delay occur we will inform you timely.
The 100K - 150K investment allows us to launch at scale. Should we not achieve our investment target, we will still launch Valor but with a less ambitious market introduction and pared-down platform experience.