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Evolution Hoodie: Made from Recycled Coffee Grounds

Spent coffee grounds are mixed and melted down with recycled plastic bottles to create the fibers for our incredible Evolution Hoodie. The result is a hoodie packed with features and perfect for all your upcoming travel and outdoor adventures, yet so soft and supple you’ll never want to take it off!  

If our campaign reaches $150,000 we’ll add a fourth colorway: BLACK! Back the Evolution Hoodie now and unlock this awesome color!  

Never worry again about losing your passport! The Evolution Hoodie has a secure zippered pocket so you can safely stash your valuables, plus a loop to clip your keys. No matter where in the world your travels take you, pick-pocketers don’t stand a chance at getting your phone, wallet, or other valuables. Keep your mind at ease so you can relax and explore!

We’ve transformed your morning cup and kept the life cycle of coffee going strong! Coalatree works hard to bring you the most innovative technology that supports a healthy you and a healthy planet. By utilizing discarded materials like coffee grounds and plastic bottles, we’re keeping our waste streams small and making our impact big!

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Pack it down small and keep it stashed in your pack. The Evolution Hoodie will keep you comfortable on summer nights or crisp days. With quick dry and moisture-wicking technology, you can be sure the Evolution will be ready to go whenever you are.

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Choose your reward level now. To double-up on a reward level, just double your pledge! You can choose your color and size once we send backer surveys in a few months.

The Evolution Hoodie will be offered in sizes XS thru 2XL. Because of enormous backer support in our previous campaigns, we’re now able to make these expanded sizes possible. So thank you!

Looking for more Coalatree swag? Grab one of our bundles that feature some of our best-selling other eco-minded goods. Many of these items were made possible through backers on Kickstarter! Learn more about each product below.

Thanks to previous backer support, we’re able to expand into more sizes! Please note that these measurements are for the garment, and not for your body. Because it is a hoodie, the sizes may look big. The hoodie fits nice and loose, like you would expect from a standard hoodie! We suggest not worrying too much about how you measure up to these numbers, and to choose whatever size you would normally wear.

Spent coffee grounds are mixed and melted with recycled plastic bottles, then extruded into the fibers that create the Evolution Hoodie. The process requires minimal resources and utilizes sustainable technologies such as solar power, gray water recycling, and more!


Our partners across the globe have worked for years to perfect the technique of turning coffee into clothes. First, coffee grounds are collected from local shops. Often this is done by employees on their way to work in the morning, so there’s no need to haul in the grounds with trucks that run on fossil fuels!

Next, the coffee is dried and the oils are separated out. Often these oils are given more life as soaps, cosmetics, and more. The dried coffee is further ground into nano-sized particles, that are then combined with plastic fibers and turned into cloth!


The Evolution Travel Hoodie is also made from recycled plastic bottles. Instead of discarded bottles going into the waste stream and often finding their way into oceans, the bottles are shredded into flakes and dried. Those flakes are melted down and extruded through a sieve into small fibers. The coffee is then mixed in to create yarn!

The Evolution Hoodie’s pick-pocket proof kangaroo pouch is what sets it apart from your average hoodie. Unzip the pouch to uncover two organizing pockets with velcro closures, both large enough to hold your passport, phone, or wallet. Use the interior loop to clip your keys so you’ll never have to worry about losing them again. This pouch is built into the interior of the hoodie and is separate from the traditional handwarming pocket, so you can keep your valuables safe and secure! 

Traditional hoodies are bulky and awkward, and usually not very eco-friendly. Here’s how the Evolution Hoodie compares.

The Evolution Hoodie is designed to be worn on-the-go. The material is constructed with microscopic pores which increase its surface area. This means moisture is spread throughout the hoodie and the drying process is accelerated!

Play hard and stay worry-free! Coffee is a naturally odor-absorbing material and by weaving the grounds into the fibers, odors are trapped as you sweat. Because the grounds are embedded into the fabric, this feature is permanent and will never wash out!

Keep your skin healthy from the sand to the slopes! The tiny pores in the fabric trap and block UV rays, turning the Evolution Hoodie into a chemical-free shield.

The Evolution’s fleece fabric is not only functional, it’s also incredibly featherweight. Traditional fleece hoodies can be well over a pound, but the Evolution measures just 13 ounces… a fraction of the weight!

We’ve been there: your phone magically falls out of your pocket, onto the sidewalk, and suddenly your screen is shattered. With the Evolution Hoodie you can worry no more! The zippered kangaroo pouch will keep your phone secure and shatter-free.

Risks and challenges

With the launch of the Evolution Hoodie we’re on our SIXTH Kickstarter, and by now we’ve nearly got it nailed down to a science. However, things can always happen that are beyond our control, and we do our best to communicate those challenges up front and as they arise. These include unforseen shipping delays, problems in our factory partners, government shutdowns, and more. We promise to do our best to keep our customers updated with the progress and satisfied with the final product. Your support means a lot to us and we want to ensure you’re happy with the product, people, and company you’ve backed!

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