We’re back! It took 1 year, but we finally cracked how to engineer pique polo shirts and t-shirts that make it easier than ever to dress stylish without compromising on comfort.
The outside repels stains, while the inside is anti-bacterial and odour repellent.
Pique is an amazing fabric. The pique polo was invented in the thirties by French tennis champion René Lacoste, and it is one of the most breathable and luxurious fabric constructions.
Through extensive research and prototyping we have created a unique treatment mix called FreshCore™. By manipulating cotton fibers we shield them from both bacteria and liquids. Our treatments do not affect the hand feel of the fabric and we are able to reach the same level of breathability than any untreated cotton polo in the market.
Learn more about our technology HERE.
Repels all water-based stains, including red wine, beetroot juice, and coffee.
Odour and sweat repellent, keeping you fresh all day and beyond.
Choose from grey, light blue, white and navy.
Don’t take our word for it. We use the unfiltered platform Trustpilot for all reviews – both the good and the bad. We have no way to interfere with the reviews. This is a part of our commitment to full transparency in both production, sustainability and customer experience.
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More than 120 media have told our story and tested our products. We have also been the runner-up finalists at the Dutch Innovation Awards and Get in The Ring, where we competed with startups from over 100 countries.
Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear lab coats. And we work with the best of them in Switzerland and Portugal. LABFRESH is helping these creators get their smart inventions out of the lab and into closets across the globe.
When we develop a new product we put our back into it. We obsess. That’s why we only launched 2 products in 2 years.
By reducing the need for washing we extend the life-time of our products. By investing in longevity, durability and wearability we contribute to lowering consumerism. Wash less. Wear more. Buy less.
We keep a close eye on our environmental footprint and as a company we take full responsibility. This includes ensuring the best work environment at our manufacturer in Portugal.
At LABFRESH we work from a technology-based vision and non-seasonal approach towards building a collection that embraces longevity and essentials.
Learn more about our approach to sustainability HERE.
Our story began 2 years ago on this platform, when we launched the odour and stain repellent shirt.
We got 1000% funded and immediately quit our jobs, so we could turn LABFRESH into a real business.
Without Kickstarter we wouldn’t be here today.
Launching new products is scary. It requires a lot of resources to get new technologies out of the lab and into a real supply chain.
That is why we would like to see if the Kickstarter community is interested in our new invention, before we go into full-scale production.
Our mission hasn’t changed. We want to fight fast fashion and over-consumption by creating products engineered to last a lifetime. Wear more. Wash less. Buy less.
Unlimited cancellation. You are able to cancel your order at any point in time and get a full refund (until the day the product is shipped).
90 days size guarantee. If your size is wrong we send you a new product in the right size, free of charge (we do not provide free return labels).
If your size is wrong we send you a new product in the right size, free of charge. We offer free exchange shipping for the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Belgium and France.
Free and easy shipping across the EU, US & Canada. Shipping costs to other parts of the world is only €15.
We guarantee that our polos and t-shirts will repel stains that are caused by water-based fluids and semi-fluids. If stains are caused by oil-based fluids, such as skin oils or greasy food, the product will need to be washed or cleaned with stain remover.
We test the stain repellency for 30 washes at 30 degrees with ironing after each wash and no tumble-drying or bleaching. A lot depends on the type of machine, washing program, and detergent used, which is why we are not comfortable extending the guarantee above 30 washes for the stain repellency. Since the products need significantly less washing than a traditional cotton product 30 washes will give you a lot of wears.
We guarantee that our polos and t-shirts will repel odour caused by bacteria, such as odour from sweat. Our shirts will not repel odour from cigarettes or cooking. Due to the many different variations and levels of perspiration we unfortunately cannot guarantee a specific amount of days the products will last before odour starts being absorbed into the fabric. We know that our current customers wear it 3,5 days. But we guarantee that the anti-bacterial treatment will be active for at least 100 washes.
We pre-wash all garments and guarantee that shrinkage will be maximum 1%.
Our products block moderate amounts of sweat, but if we made it 100% hydrophobic the sweat would stay on the body and hence not be comfortable in a warm or humid environment. What we can promise is that LABFRESH products block perspiration better than a traditional shirt, and it dry up faster.
We guarantee that the stain repellency will last for 30 washes and the odour repellency for 100 washes.
Keep in mind that you have to wash LABFRESH shirts less, so it’s still a lot of wears.