News & Announcements

As of this week, Toren’s initial products are in bulk production at our factory in China.  To date, the fabric we developed with Toray has been manufactured in the colors we selected, and all of our trim components (zippers, elastic, velcro, etc) have been sourced.  Our graphic design team has completed all of our logoing, which has been printed onto heat transfer labels and will seamlessly adhere to the finished product.  The next step is actual assembly by the factory, which requires laser cutting of the fabric then construction, done by hand.  The jackets are finished off with seam sealing and quality control.  Once all of our pieces have been produced, they’ll be shipped to the states, where they’ll clear customs.  One step closer to getting the Fundamental Shell into your hands!

Despite winter’s best attempts, Ethan made it to China safe and sound and has had an exciting and productive trip so far.  Here’s a quick update from the road:

“Landed in Shanghai yesterday.  Was able to explore the city a bit before heading back to the hotel to prepare for today’s meetings.  It’s a nice city, big like NYC and with lots of skyscrapers, and the food is amazing.  After dinner, I crashed around 9:30pm after 30 hours of travel.  Woke up early this morning to clear skies, ready to meet the Toray reps on the ground.  After introductions, we made our way to the factory, one of the largest outside of Shanghai, where we met with on-site managers, worked on the third prototype and got a comprehensive tour of the facilities.  After seeing everything going on here, I have a full appreciation for all that goes into the manufacturing of these products, and am confident that we're producing something really great.”

Once Ethan is back stateside, we’ll post a full report on his visit, including pictures of the factory and surroundings.  Stay tuned!