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Nicole Lebreux was selected to show her Spring 2020 collection at Providence, RI's Fashion Week in September, let's make it happen! Hello! My name is Nicole Lebreux and I am the one woman circus behind Nicole Lebreux Original Apparel. Recently I was selected to show my Spring 2012 Collection during Providence Styleweek at the end of August 2011. This will be my most ambitious project to date which is horribly terrifying and completely exhilarating at the same time. Up until this point I have been completely self funded, waiting tables at night while I work hard during the day to make my entrepreneurial dreams come true. I have never liked the idea of loans, backers, or owing someone something for their support, hence I was so thrilled when I learned about Kickstarter! It's such a fantastic way to collaborate with other like minded individuals and supporters of the arts where everyone gains something and no one owes anyone. Thank you so much in advance for you enthusiastic patronage! ABOUT THE COMPANY NicoleLebreux Original Apparel is a collection of women’s wear that has the environment and the female form in mind. Our garments are made locally in Bristol, Rhode Island and Fall River, Massachusetts by women who carry on the quickly disappearing tradition of apparel manufacturing in southeastern New England. The garments are made out of vintage, recycled, surplus and/or other environmentally friendly fabrics. Most of our fabrics are bold and vibrant to make you smile and feel empowered while our designs are made to fit your body, exactly how it is. We want our clothing to be comfortable and easy to wear, not something that you have to squeeze into and can’t wait to take off. So enjoy our creations and know that in doing so you are supporting the local economy, sustainability, and the handmade movement. THE SHOW! My runway presentation will take place at 7:00 pm on Wednesday August 31, 2011 in the famed Providence Performing Arts Center in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. There I will showcase my Spring 2012 collection including casual daywear, cocktail attire, and even some swimsuits! The show will be part of Providence Styleweek, a fully produced week of fashion shows that features emerging and established designers from all over the Northeast. The week gains more press and prestige with every bi-annual show and has quickly grown to be one of the most talked about fashion events in the Northeast. WHERE YOUR MONEY WILL GO I will be spending the money raised from Kickstarter to offset costs relating to the show including; fees for participating, hiring models, purchasing fabrics, the making of samples, and the purchasing of accessories for the show. A sample breakdown will go: $800 - Participation in the show $800 - Model Fees $800 - Fabric, notions, and production of samples $400 - Shoes, jewelry, and other accessories for the presentation $300 - Kickstarter and Credit Card Processing Fees Any additional money raised will be used to purchase fabrics, produce samples, and accessorize the models for the show. THANK YOU! You all have my humblest gratitude for your support of this project. It means such a great deal to me that you are willing to financially support an artist trying to make her independent small business dreams come true in a world of fast paced big box consumerism. You are making a difference in not only my life but also in the handmade and artisan community as well. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Are you of the male gender or a woman who wants to support the project but is not interested in any of the rewards? Contact me and we can tailor something specifically for you! International supporters! Please add $10 to your contribution to cover international shipping. Thank you!Donate Now
After working two horses, Désirée sat down in her barn to change pants for the umpteenth time. "Why?", she wondered. "Why can't I buy pants that are functional and practical for riding AND perform and look good in the rest of my life?" As Dez and husband Eric researched the market, they learned that 90% of the more than 20 million amateur horseback riders in the U.S. are women...whose average age is 35 and rising! And they discovered that no major manufacturer offers an inside-seamless jean, cut for adult women. Smooth Stride had once produced the best riding jeans available, but had fallen on hard times and just ceased operations following an off-shoring effort. Dez and Eric bought Smooth Stride, have re-designed the product to capture the original intent, added some cool features, and want to bring production back to the U.S.A. Thus, "Kick in the Pants" is a brand revival project. Why? One: nobody offers jeans that are designed to fit a woman's curves, especially when mounted in the saddle. Two: jeans are constructed with an inseam and uncomfortable lump where it crosses the center seam in the crotch...including so-called "riding" jeans! Smooth Stride jeans have no inseam! Three: nobody offers a full seat riding pant with a Western, boot-cut leg. Smooth Stride Full Seat Jeans are exactly that! What? Smooth Stride wants to bring comfortable jeans to the women who ride horses. We want you to feel great in the saddle, and look great out. We have redesigned the jeans and focused on superior fit and comfort, premium materials, and carefully graded sizes 4 through 24. We're obsessed with our target demographic: women who ride. We've built an all-U.S.A. supply chain. An e-commerce has been created. Now we're finally ready for production, but need seed money to "prime the pump". The $30k goal will finish the last of the design work. It will purchase denim, microsuede, zippers, buttons, thread, labels, etc., and will pay for cutting, sewing, finishing, tagging, packaging, and shipping. And it will launch the product in two of the planned sales channels: website sales, and trunk sales (see "Where?" below). Rewards! Update: Reduced Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP). Based on Kickstarter backers' feedback, we've reduced MSRP for the Jeans. Just Jeans now $100, Knee Patch Jeans now $110, Full Seat Jeans now $130. Kickstarter does not allow any changes to the reward descriptions after it has been selected by a backer, so the reward descriptions reflect the original MSRP. How? "Scoop Fit" waist. Our exclusive, highly contoured waistband: ...provides a relatively high-rise back and relatively low-rise front, specifically designed for a woman's body mounted in the saddle. ...is graded specifically for fit and coverage in the larger sizes. ...completely eliminates the "gap" at the back when seated in the saddle (or anywhere else), or jumping position. ...provides full back coverage, whether seated or jumping, but rides below the natural waist in front to allow full freedom of movement and maximum comfort. ...features a stretch microsuede lining: soft and luxurious, and keeps shirts tucked in! Regular jeans = gap ... Smooth Stride Scoop Fit = no gap! No-Inseam construction has always been a feature of Smooth Stride pants. This important design detail eliminates the cause of chafed and raw skin when that seam is normally located between you and your saddle. Welt Cell Phone Pocket Whether you're an endurance rider, trail or extreme trail rider, or simply hacking for pleasure or conditioning, you don't want to be without your cell phone in case of trouble. And if there is trouble, the phone doesn't do you much good if it's on your horse (unless you've trained him to voice-dial). So we designed an unobtrusive, secure, and comfortable place to keep your phone with you. The angled welt pocket is located on the outside of the right thigh and designed with interior shelves that prevent the phone from slipping out accidentally. Styles We are intentionally keeping a tight focus to ensure success. We will initially offer just three styles of jeans, below. The stretch goal of $60k will enable production of the English Leg (narrower, shorter, for inside of half-chaps or riding boots, already designed) for the three styles below. We have demand for other colors and fabrics, but again...staying focused for now. Just Jeans Spectacular Western-style blue jeans...with Scoop-Fit waist and without that nasty inseam. Constructed of 10.5 oz., 99% cotton denim (1% Spandex for just the right amount of stretch). The cotton is grown and milled in the U.S. This soft, superior quality denim feels, wears, and washes every bit as well as you (and we) would expect. Just Jeans feature an unobtrusive welt pocket for your cell phone on the outside of the right thigh (but not shown below) and the slightly flared Western Boot-cut leg is offered in three lengths: Long, Longer, and Longest! Work your horse(s), muck stalls, run to the grocery store, pick up the kids...all without changing pants! We designed these to be your everyday working jeans (but they look good enough to be your dancing jeans)! Full Seat Jeans The Full Seat Jeans are constructed with a full seat and inner leg of microsuede - an amazing material that looks, feels, and wears like real suede leather...but it doesn't stain, wear, or tear. The microsuede washes and dries as easily as the denim, and feels luxurious against your skin as it wicks away moisture. And on top of all that, it's made from re-cycled plastic bottles! The Smooth Stride Scoop-Fit waist provides superior fit and comfort, in the saddle and out. Smooth Stride's Welt cell phone pocket is located on the outside of the right thigh, but the Full Seat Jeans do not have back pockets. Both the denim and the suede stretch for maximum comfort and great looks. The Full Seat Jeans feature a slightly flared Western Boot-cut leg and come in three lengths: Long, Longer, and Longest! High-end performance of an expensive riding breech and the everyday practicality of your regular jeans. Spectacular fit and comfort to boot! You will look GREAT in these jeans. Knee Patch Jeans Just like the Just Jeans...except add a patch of that beautiful microsuede from the Full Seat Jeans, on the inside of each leg from above the knee to the bottom of the leg. The seams, of course, avoid saddle pressure points. Extra protection, comfort, and grip between you, your saddle, tack, and your horse. Scoop-Fit waist, Welt cell pocket, back pockets, but no inseam! (And these Knee Patch Jeans fit perfectly and look great too!) Where? Fit is always a challenge for buying clothes on-line, especially pants. So order whatever sizes you think will fit - we pay the shipping...and then return whatever doesn't fit within a week - we pay the shipping again (North America)! Second, trunk sales. Mobile vendors take their booths or trailers to horse show and trade show venues and sell direct, providing customers an alternative to on-line buying. Smooth Stride will support this channel with distributor agreements that provide wholesale discounts to existing or new independent "trunk sales" vendors. We will offer kits consisting of a rolling cabinet unit, banner, and starting inventory. We wanted to offer this as the top-tier reward here on Kickstarter, but it just got too complex. So if you're interested, give us a call after the project is successful! (and help us to spread the word so that it IS successful!) We'd love to put you into business with Smooth Stride Jeans! Third, your local "Ranch & Home" or "Murdoch's", or wherever you go for quality farm supplies, horse tack, and western work wear. We believe that a) selection for proper fit, b) immediate availability, and c) experiencing the product quality first-hand are the value elements that your local "brick and mortar" store can bring via this channel. A "stretch goal" of $60k will accelerate our entry into the retail market. Who? Désirée: is a professional equestrienne and competitor. She is the youngest woman ever to compete with the U.S. Eventing Team (World Championships - 1978; she was 18), and still loves to compete in her beloved 3-Day Event discipline. She has been teaching riders, training horses and changing pants for over 25 years. Eric: is a business, product, and manufacturing professional, and has spent the last 20 years in technology start-ups, wearing a wide variety of hats and gaining the experience under each of them. "I love to build lean, quality processes", he says, "and I've always enjoyed learning a new field - and right now this learning curve is nearly vertical! But we've hired world-class experts to provide course corrections along the way and we're having great fun. It seems as though every time I look at a pair of jeans, it is with new eyes!" Together Dez and Eric believe that they have discovered an under-served demographic and need and they are committed to fulfilling that need. What Else? Well, we recently updated our logo...and used Kaushan Script for the font...which exists because of a successful Kickstarter campaign! Nice work, Pablo - we will donate some proceeds from our "Kick in the Pants"! Horseback Magazine - January, 2014 A stretch-stretch goal: we want to purchase equipment and bring the cutting and sewing in-house. We want to employ local folks, and provide them long term careers. We want to pay them a good salary and provide benefits. We want to apply the proven principles of lean manufacturing in the garment industry and move away from batch processing and toward single-piece flow and make-to-order. And finally, a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to the many folks who have helped us in this endeavor! Jim, J.D., John, Julie, and Jessie. Ilana, Alissa, Carol-Lynn, Désirée B., Kelli, Shaela and Christine. Kathleen and Kayla. André and Cynthia. Oh, and of course the horses: Quinn, Frenchy, Lacey, Hero, and Willie! Risks and Challenges A ton of foundation-laying has been done in order to minimize risks. We have contracted with an expert pattern maker with more than 30 years of industry experience. Our business and advisory board brings impressive credentials and tough questions. Fabrics and other inputs have been sourced, we know their availability and cost, particularly the denim. A skilled and experienced sewing contractor is selected, and back-up contractor with sufficient capability and capacity is identified. Market channels are identified and working plans developed. Material and risk insurance policies are in place. A key to success, we believe, is frequent review of assumptions and the willingness and guts to change if and when reality slaps the side of our heads and whispers that we're going in the wrong direction. The largest risk is whether there is the demand for these products that we believe there is. This campaign will go a long way toward answering that question. Assuming that demand, there are no challenges that we won't overcome. We believe there is a real need for this product and we're committed to fulfilling it. Things never work out exactly as one plans, but we are ready and eager to adjust to reality as we go along.Donate Now
The name comes from my love of wandering. Growing up in Los Angeles I developed a passion for discovering new things, exploring the different neighborhoods. My wanderlust expanded beyond LA, to the rest of the world. I want to see, taste and smell other cultures around the globe. It's that discovery that led me to painting and designing. I take inspiration from my travels and infuse them into my designs. I'm also a fashion lover and that's where I want to take my art, into fabric and garment design, fusing my passions together. SCARVES My first line with Wandering Boho is a collection of scarves based on my original paintings. What I love about using paintings as the basis of my designs is how the texture of the medium comes through. The prints feel like they have depth and texture. I've designed 8 looks that cover a range of colors and prints. I've decided on silk because it feels luxurious to the touch and it's an amazing fabric to showcase colors and textures. Kaleidoscope Scarf - 42x42 Hello Yellow Scarf - 42x50 Exotic Nights Scarf - 37x37 Seeing Stars Scarf - 42x42 Super Star Scarf - 42x42 Kiss Me Scarf - 42x42 Festival Days - 37x37 Take Flight Scarf - 37x37 PRODUCTION I've found a vendor who carries wonderful silks and can print my designs digitally, beautifully matching my colors. Digital printing allows for unlimited colors, smaller quantities than traditional methods and provides excellent light color fastness. So far I've produced samples. The next step is to finalize the designs and begin production of my collection. GIFTS For your contribution I'm offering signed prints of my art works and a selection of scarves. "Festival" Painting "Hello Yellow" Painting "Stars" Painting "Kiss Me" painting "Take Flight" painting "Exotic Nights" Painting With your help today I can bring this dream to life. Thank you for visiting my kickstarter. Risks and Challenges Potential risks to the project include production complications or delays. Digital printing on silk can be challenging, so there is the potential for under runs or timing delays as a result. My vendor is in china, as that's where some of the best silks in the world are produced. With that there can be shipping delays due to customs clearance.Donate Now
Accessories A highly-functional system designed to change the way you think about travel. This campaign is promoted by Backercamp. Since 2012, Backercamp has helped 5,000+ creators make their projects a reality, raising over $250MM through crowdfunding. Risks and Challenges Welcome to Boundary’s 4th Kickstarter project since 2016. As all of our customers know, our goods are manufactured with a relentless attention to detail and a keen attention to our impact on the planet. Starting a crowdfunding campaign is terrifying and amazing but we are extremely prepared to procure fabrics, manufacture high quality products, and fulfill orders on time. We know what we are doing and you can trust our team’s experience, intuition, supply chain, and fulfillment team will deliver a product with unbeatable value, quality, and technical abilities. Manufacturing Risks: Let’s be honest, things happen. We at Boundary do our absolute best to mitigate these issues, but again, things happen. Timelines can be affected if say a machine breaks at the factory, power goes out, wrong parts are delivered, etc. Shipping Risks: This certainly has been one of the largest opportunities Boundary has had to improve from the past. As simple as it may seem, shipping Boundary products both domestically and internationally is a very intricate task! To improve this experience for customers of this campaign, and all future Boundary customers, we have implemented some large changes from our last few campaigns. International customers will now see a new payment process at checkout. During this process, customers will have the ability to prepay duties, select DDP vs DDU shipments, and have full clarity at checkout on what the additional fees and charges will be per applicable country. All shipments will be sent with the correct international documents to ensure smooth delivery to your final destination. We aim to minimize our footprint by shipping fewer bulk shipments and sourcing components local to our factories when possible to minimize the impact. We also plan to ship in all recycled and plant based packaging to help offset the footprint from shipping globally. Something Else We are constantly looking to improve our supply chain and we are currently working on developing and using more recycled material into our projectsDonate Now
Flabelus - Gondoliers in Venice Venice Aquarelle - Author @Esperanza_illustrations Flabelus - Versatile Flabelus - Spring - Summer Collection 2020. Author @Esperanza_illustrations Flabelus - Colours Risks and Challenges The last 2 months have been an incredible rollercoaster, full of learnings. The first challenge was to find the suppliers in Spain at a very low cost together with the right partnership in Venetia. The second challenge was to agree on timeframes and production which meant everything needed to be closed in a month. We made it! A dream is coming true. I need to reach summer 2020 with already a great support coming from kickstarter investors, so that I can continue producing and I can start delivering worldwide. I understand and acknowledge that no project comes without risks and challenges. Despite my planning, there are circumstances that may be out of my control. If we are met with these, I promise to communicate with full transparency to you.Donate Now
MADE FOR CREATORS For all the content creators, journalists, filmmakers & videographers With Mikme Pocket, you add professional sound to your videos and films easily. So you can better focus on what is in front of the camera. Featured In & Used By MIKME POCKET Because every moment matters That's why we developed the Mikme Wireless Link, a software-based and patented Quality of Service wireless protocol that ensures lossless audio transmission. Whenever you stream a recording to your phone, it ensures no audio packages get lost along the way. Combined with the 16GB internal memory always storing a failsafe copy of your audio, the Mikme Pocket is your reliable go-to audio setup that works 100%. Transform the way you record with the Mikme App You can control Mikme Pocket and all audio aspects with the Mikme App. Listen in, monitor or level the sound with your smartphone. Create content faster than ever. Once finished, you can instantly edit your sound, add effects or share with an audience. And if you film with your phone, the high-quality audio and video content will be in one place. Because the Mikme Pocket automatically syncs video and audio. It transmits professional sound in 44.1kHz and 24 Bits reliably over Bluetooth. No extra receiver, no dropouts. Carry less equipment Mikme Pocket does not need any additional receivers, or other equipment to work. This means less weight and equipment for you to carry around. Bring Mikme Pocket along to any shoot, no matter where, no matter when. Choose your favourite setup Standalone Recording Use the Mikme Pocket as standalone recorder for video shootings with a professional camera. Attach the clip-on mic to your talent and you record the finest audio for post production. Remote Control & Audio/Video Sync via Mikme App Together with the dedicated App, you can start and stop a recording remotely and listen in to make sure your audio is in the right place. When you film with your phone, you can directly stream and sync the best Mikme sound with your phone’s video. Mikme Pocket will work with other 3rd party audio/video apps like Filmic on iOS, Android, Windows or MacOS via Bluetooth HFP.* *Android first version later 2019 / HFP starting 2020 Mix & Match Control, stream, sync and edit the audio of more than one Mikme Pocket but with just one phone; perfect for interviews and any situation with more than one person to record. You can also mix and capture audio simultaneously from a Mikme Pocket and one of our original Mikme Microphones. Also, Mikme Pocket comes with a lavalier microphone, but you can easily connect any other microphone via the mini XLR connector. Upgrade your sound at the touch of one button Audio Recorder with studio sound Mikme Pocket records highest quality sound, in 24Bits and up to 96kHz. No matter when inspiration strikes, just tap the main button and start recording with the built-in audio recorder. Bye bye confusing interfaces. Extended bandwidth for mobile shootings When you film with your phone you'll always record best audio quality cause you pick up the sound right at the source. And you won't be limited by the standard bluetooth bandwidth (8 or 16kHz/16 Bits) as you stream wirelessly in 44.1kHz/24Bit with the Mikme App. No dropouts due to the failsafe on-device backup. Increase engagements Mikme Pocket and the Mikme App let you stream live to Facebook and other social channels with professional sound and in real-time. Up your game easily and quickly with high quality live updates on social. Discover new ways to reach and engage your audience. How does it sound? Don't just take our word for it. Take a listen for yourself. Here is how Mikme Pocket sounds: MIKME APP There will be a PRO version that is included in most perks. The free BASIC version covers the essential features to record and sync best Mikme sound with your video. THE TIMELINE We are planning to ship Mikme Pocket in December 2019 and since this is already our third crowdfunding campaign, we feel confident about our ability to deliver on time and we promise to keep you in the loop along the way. 90% of the Mikme Pocket and the Mikme Microphone share the electronics, housing parts and software, as well as the manufacturer. That means there is no hassle of finding a production line, that's been in place for years. Take a look at the timeline to see what we've achieved so far and what we're working on. ;-) 2019 February: First housing parts from injection molds – DONE April: Final housing parts received – DONE May: Electronics verified – DONE August: Electronics certification finished October: Starting mass production November: Android App (remote and audio only) December: Shipping to first backers 2020 (Q1) Live streaming available Android App (Video) launch Bluetooth Handsfree - works with 3rd party apps MIKME TEAM Passionate. Creative. Future-Thinking We are passionate about giving creatives of all levels total freedom for their ideas by designing beautiful, simple to use and high-quality tools that capture creativity on the go. Mikme is designed in Austria and produced in Europe. We are a team of engineers, musicians and designers from around the world that has built successful, world-class audio products – like studio microphones, headphones, wireless microphones and Bluetooth speakers for companies such as AKG, JBL, Samsung, Audi and others. On average, the team has 15 years of experience designing, engineering and marketing audio products. In sum, we hold 80+ patents and has won 40+ design awards. Special Thanks to everybody involved in making this happen! Extra ❤️goes out to Nicola and Jacob for the great video, Tom and Darius for the voice over and music, Nicci and Bernhard from the Speedinvest Pirates for all the support along the way, Stefan and Dominik for the help in the social universe and to the whole Mikme Team for working that hard making all this come true.Donate Now
Built by three dads who wanted better for their families—and yours. As fathers living in Shanghai, we got up close and personal with the impacts of urban air pollution. Between chronic respiratory illnesses and weekends cooped up indoors, we saw firsthand how the smog affected both the physical and mental wellbeing of our families—and decided to do something about it.And as you may have guessed, we named the company after one of our own children so that we would be constantly reminded of our commitment to our families, and our customers’ families. Because nothing is as essential as the air we breathe - but most of us feel it's beyond our control. We are vigilant about what our kids eat and drink but have no idea what’s in the air they breathe. We need to take it seriously. Air pollution from burning fossil fuels has emerged as the world's single largest environmental health risk. The effects of dirty air on the human body are slow moving and scientists are only now starting to fully understand them. In 2012 scientists classified airborne particulate as a group 1 carcinogen. It's like lead…no amount is healthy.Yes, it's a problem in your community too. 250 counties in the U.S. have more than 90 days of crappy air quality each year. And our home in sunny California has 9 of the 10 cities with the worst air quality in the US. And our homes are no oasis ...they’re basically just boxes full of even crappier air. In fact, your house can be up to 5 times more polluted than outdoors. And if you’re like most people, you spend the vast majority of your time there.Today’s air purifiers aren’t even close to solving the problem. They’re outdated appliances wrapped in sketchy marketing. So yeah, you don’t just need an air purifier. You need the best air purifier you can get your hands on. You need Mila. Our goal is simple: to make the absolute best air purifier on the market. That means top-notch performance, design and technology, all at a price every family can afford. Mila was built by three dads who wanted clean air for their kids but saw major flaws in the air purifiers that dominated the market. So they did what nobody else thought to do — fix the problems.After years of research, engineering, and feedback from real families, we’re thrilled to introduce you to our labor of love. She’s packed with unique features and abilities that make her the most genius purifier around: Let’s face it, today’s air purifiers are outdated appliances wrapped in sketchy marketing. Most still have 3 antiquated speeds - like a blender circa 1984. Mila is different. She’s intuitive, honest, and is made with more thoughtfulness than grandmas's apple pie. The biggest problem with air purifiers is that you don’t know if they’re actually doing anything. There’s no proof you can see. Mila solves that. Simply adjust the fan speed to your desired air quality and Mila shows you the estimated time to achieve it. It’s as intuitive as setting your thermostat. She looks great in any room, amiright? With Mila, you don’t have to worry about whether you have the right size purifier for every room. Mila is the first purifier with spatial awareness to give you the same level of performance, whether she’s placed in a 150 sqft nursery or a 400 sqft family room. She’s the first purifier to detect room presence so she knows to quiet down when you enter the room and deep clean when you’re gone. The science of air quality is complicated. But Mila talks to you in plain language to fill you in on what’s going on, in terms (and emojis) you can understand. The friendly Mila bot keeps you updated on the statusof your air throughout the day. Mila is the first purifier to include a life-saving carbon monoxide detector. Did you know that carbon monoxide poisoning sends 20,000+ individuals to the ER each year in the US alone? That’s why Mila is the first purifier to include a carbon monoxide sensor to protect against malfunctioning furnaces and space heaters. She also monitors room humidity and warns you if you’re at risk of mold. And if the outside air quality drops, Mila has you covered. She watches the outdoor forecast and adjusts automatically to ensure you’re consistently protected indoors. She also comes with 1lb of heavy-duty granular activated carbon, the gold standard in filtering harmful VOCs, odors and smelly cats. Other manufacturers cheat and call a few ounces of carbon dust a “carbon filter.” However, filtration of gases depends on the weight and depth of activated carbon. Mila’s patent-pending Dual-Flow filter allows her to hold an optional 1 lb of granular active carbon in a 3-inch bed, giving you best-in-class filtration for household odors and harmful VOCs from paints, carpets, and pressed woods. Mila’s patent pending “Dual Flow” filter design solves a long-standing problem found in air purifiers. Though HEPA and granular activated carbon are the filtration gold standards, sandwiching them together in a purifier dramatically decreases airflow. Manufacturers cheat to work around this and preserve their CADR rating by sprinkling a few ounces of carbon dust in a prefilter and calling it a "carbon filter." But filtration of gases depends on the weight and depth of activated carbon. That “carbon filter” gets spent in a matter of days, if not hours. Built by three dads who wanted better for their families—and yours. As fathers living in Shanghai, we got up close and personal with the impacts of urban air pollution. Between chronic respiratory illnesses and weekends cooped up indoors, we saw firsthand how the smog affected both the physical and mental wellbeing of our families—and decided to do something about it.And as you may have guessed, we named the company after one of our own children so that we would be constantly reminded of our commitment to our families, and our customers’ families. Because nothing is as essential as the air we breathe - but most of us feel it's beyond our control. We are vigilant about what our kids eat and drink but have no idea what’s in the air they breathe. We need to take it seriously. Air pollution from burning fossil fuels has emerged as the world's single largest environmental health risk. The effects of dirty air on the human body are slow moving and scientists are only now starting to fully understand them. In 2012 scientists classified airborne particulate as a group 1 carcinogen. It's like lead…no amount is healthy.Yes, it's a problem in your community too. 250 counties in the U.S. have more than 90 days of crappy air quality each year. And our home in sunny California has 9 of the 10 cities with the worst air quality in the US. And our homes are no oasis ...they’re basically just boxes full of even crappier air. In fact, your house can be up to 5 times more polluted than outdoors. And if you’re like most people, you spend the vast majority of your time there.Today’s air purifiers aren’t even close to solving the problem. They’re outdated appliances wrapped in sketchy marketing. So yeah, you don’t just need an air purifier. You need the best air purifier you can get your hands on. You need Mila.Donate Now
Note 20 is the world’s thinnest TWS earbuds. At only 13.5 mm thickness, they redefine the mobile audio experience with an exceptional design and cutting-edge audio technology.Powered by a state-of-the-art AIROHA 1532 chip, Note 20 delivers premium sound with minimal audio delay for a powerful, immersive listening experience.Your music should go with you everywhere, that’s why Note 20 is ultimately portable. The Post-It sized case securely holds the earbuds and fits any pocket or bag for go-anywhere convenience. We know that you will be wearing Note 20 for many hours every day. That’s why we spent so much time on the ergonomic in-ear design. At 4.5g each, they are lightweight, IPX4 waterproof and sweat proof and asymmetrically designed to fit perfectly in either ear and provide high performance in any weather conditions.They include 3 sized of soft silicone ear tips to fine-tune the sizing for a perfect fit for anyone. Our goal was to create the most comfortable earbuds available and we think you will agree.Other than 3 sized soft silicone ear tips, Note 20 can be adjusted to fit your ear canal by simply rotating wearing angles.The square charging case and asymmetric design of Note 20 is stunningly different. The project earned a Red Dot award for its design concept and was recognized by the International Design Excellence Awards for its unique industrial design.The shape of the case was inspired by the simple utility of a Post-It note, but with the earbuds inside, it has an elegant beauty that is available in multiple colors of red, green, white and black Note 20 has a simple touch control system to control music and calls at the touch of a button.Patent protected unique structure makes taking out and putting back earbuds more fun than ever. Push Note 20 out is as easy as pushing a window, open up the music world for you anytime anywhere.With super strong magnetic built-in and crystal-clear visual structure, you can never lose your Note 20.Your premium sound experience is ready to go anytime you are with a wireless charging design that provides 4.5 hours of sweet musical bliss after only 1 hour charging time.The compact storage and charging case secures the earbuds and automatically keeps the earbuds powered up and ready for life’s musical adventures.The YOBYBO team noticed that vinyl records have not died yet, and tube amplifiers still have fans. It is because of their warm sound, the comforting ritual of playing them, and the good memories that go along with the experience.One day, a YOBYBO designer was inspired by observing a blossoming office friendship: a handsome teammate admired a beautiful colleague. He often used the excuse of borrowing a post-it note for a chance to talk to her. After some time, he solemnly handed her a gift box with a Note20 inside and said, "Thank you! I will return you a box of note paper." Later, they started recommending music to each other, watching movies together, and a new romance was born ... this is the origin of Note20. After the product came out, the response of the users was enthusiastic. Some saw the inspiration in the designer's heart and some had reactions that surprised the designer:"When I saw note20, I thought of a dog's toy""Every time I wear the earbuds, I feel like the music opens a door""Push the window open and breathe the music""Love this green color, it's assertive, not as restrained as IPhone Dark Night Green.""Awesome! Technology and art are highly integrated""I saw you in a red bow tie smiling""I can't help but keep pushing out the headphones, want to hear that click, and feel the response of the headphones to my fingertips. "A thousand Hamlet in the eyes of a thousand viewers"-the birth of Note20 confirms this sentiment, and perfectly interprets the design ideas of the YOBYBO team - insisting on warmth, feel, and an experience that is more than the sum of its parts.Donate Now
As simple as taking them out of their charging box. In terms of software, we opted for simplicity. It should be easy and painless to use your TWS earbuds. Pairing can be done with 3 simple steps, and once connected, the S2 will automatically reconnect to your device whenever you pick it up. And with our intuitive controls, you won’t have to think twice about whether to play the next track or answer the call. KZ Acoustics started as a brand by enthusiasts for enthusiasts and has 10 years of experience in the development and production of HiFi In-Ear Monitors. Our products have been featured, reviewed and recommended in popular websites and have been recognized by experts in the audio field. Our acoustic engineering team has developed a new 7mm double magnetic dynamic driver that utilizes an additional magnet to exponentially increase the responsiveness and output power of the diaphragm. This new breakthrough takes the notion of dynamic drivers to a whole new level. An all new powerful dynamic driver housed in the form factor of a TWS. It’s mobile music like never before. Dual Coil Dynamic Driver. Designed for Power With an enhanced voice-coil design and a new polymer-polymer diaphragm membrane, our new dynamic driver is able to focus on delivering a more impactful sound with lower total harmonic distortion - ultimately, meaning a more high resolution sound. Our new dynamic driver has been meticulously crossed over with our custom proprietary KZ 30095 ultra-high frequency balanced armature driver. Balanced armature drivers are renowned in the field of profession in-ear monitors due to their amazing speed and accuracy. Customized 30095 ultra-high frequency balanced armature driver. The 30095 is especially prized due to its ability to effectively extend the treble and its low total harmonic distortion output. Our team has utilized this driver to create a detailed, smooth, and airy high-frequency response that is crystal clear and transparent. In combination, this hybrid dual-driver configuration makes for a musical sound that features hard-hitting bass, full bodied and rich mids, and detailed and engaging trebles. The KZ S2 is ready unleash the full potential of your music. AAC Support for HQ Audio Built-in with the Realtek chip, the S2 true wireless earbuds supports AAC to achieve HQ sound quality and seamless transmission. Not only has your music never sounded this good before, but now you can enjoy your movies and games with sync rivaling even wired earphones. Why AAC over APTX? The AAC codec is currently more widely implemented throughout online streaming sources, as it's the codec of choice when encoding videos for Youtube, Twitch and many other online platforms including music apps like Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube Music, Pandora, and Tidal. AAC is also the default bluetooth codec for many popular mobile devices, including the entire line-up of Apple products, which do not offer APTX support. By using AAC we aimed to improve compatibility, sound quality, and most importantly, reduction in latency. With AAC you will enjoy some of the fastest bluetooth experience with some of the lowest latency rates. It will be like you are using wired earphones. CVC Noise Isolating Microphone The CVC Noise Cancellation Technology, combined with the S2 silicon microphone work cohesively together to optimize your calls by drowning out background noise. You shouldn’t be the only one who gets to enjoy crystal clear audio! Modern Bluetooth 5.0 Technology With Bluetooth 5.0, pairing with any of your devices is quick and easy! Bluetooth 5.0 also allows connectivity distances of close to 1000ft (that’s 4x the range of previous generation!) and incredibly fast ISM band range. Ultra-stable Connectivity… Never Miss a Beat! Embedded with the new Realtek 8763 Chipset and Bluetooth 5.0, the S2 offers increased bandwidth performance and an enhanced signal reception that results in an ultra-stable connection. Compared to other leading bluetooth products on the market, our integration of the 3020 chip into the S2 results in significantly more stable sync even at further distances. Designed for Both Fashion and Comfort While other products on the market may achieve one or two of these aspects, accomplishing all three has rarely been seen - until now. Our team wanted to design a set of in ear monitors that you will never want to take out - simply because you won’t even notice that they’re there. The resin housing of the S2 has been moulded to perfectly match the shape of your ear, and our wide selection of high quality ear tips ensures everyone will have a perfect seal. Stay Home... Stay Safe Project Timeline KZ was founded in 2013 to integrate high quality audio into the fashionable style of the modern listener. KZ is the world's leading HiFi earphone manufacturer and provides professional audio services in more than 100 countries and regions. KZ is a professional audio brand that offers excellent quality products ranging from personalized monitors to headphones. Shenzhen Yuanze Electronics Co., Ltd specializes in creating new technologies for audio transmission. With modern hybrid technological advancements, we have managed to offer high-end in ear monitors and hearing aids to the world.Donate Now
My name is Karl Dyzee Alba, a retired world champion Bboy (Break Dancer) who has dedicated my life and energy to build and develop the Breakin culture and industry. A street culture which has saved countless lives from rough upbringings, mine included. I have finally came upon the opportunity to produce the first ever ultimate Bboy sneaker, created and designed specifically for Breakin through the community, just in time to debut as an official sport at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Short Summary In the 25 years I’ve been Bboyin, finding the perfect shoes to Break in has always been a problem for me. Every good Breakin shoe has a few good qualities that make them ideal for dancing in, but wouldn’t it be great to have a shoe that is designed to have all the best qualities that a Bboy needs? In my Bboy Journey, I tried breakin in every type of popular shoe for Breakin, took me a while to finally find sneakers that I’d love to break in. Those shoes were hard to come by. I always end up buying more than one pair, because I never know when I would see them next. Strangely, I knew that even my favorite sneaker types I had worn for years, could and should be better for Breakin. The problem was that these shoes weren’t made for Breakin, and it’s nearly impossible for these huge brands to notice of us, let alone make a better breakin sneaker for us. Also, what really bothered me was despite how huge our Bboy & Bgirl community spends on sneakers, while making these big brands become famous through hip hop and Breakin’s explosion since the 80’s, how much do these Brands give back to our Breakin community? Sure, sometimes they sponsor us here and there, but for them, they don’t care if Bboyin lives or dies, unlike skateboarding shoe companies who know that if skating dies, so does their brand! Therefore, they give back a lot to keep developing and building up the Skate culture... but who do we have? So, when I was approached by the owner of a sneaker factory and asked if I would like to create a Bboy shoe, I told them that I could design the best Bboy sneaker shoe in the world if they could make it. I’ll never forget the day they handed me the alpha Bboy sneaker prototypes, my heart almost stopped, and I knew right there and then that these were the best Breakin sneakers I have ever laid my eyes on. With that said, I am now releasing the pre-sale for the first design called the “Numbawonz”. Why? Because they’re the first sneakers designed specifically for Breakin, they are the prototypes So far, they are the best shoes for Bboyin ever! Those are pretty bold claims to make, and yes I’m sure there are Bboys out there who the shoe won’t fit (pun intended), but this sneaker was created for the culture, by the community, and will be continued to be developed and refined by the Bboys and Bgirls. So here are the top 10 Bboy Qualities & Benefits of the Dyzee Numbawonz! Very light, but not too light Durable double stitched high-quality materials Comfy as can be Flexy Soles (for crouching floorwork) Non-Bulky Thin Soles (for the threaders) Soft insoles (for the flippers) Soft outsoles (for the arm steppers) Good grip, but not too grippy Visually eye drawing Hip Hop Culturally inspired & represented (by graffiti arrows) The Dyzee Bboy sneakers are more high quality than all the other famous sneaker brands who if they matched these qualities would need to significantly raise their prices. Now a lot of people may wonder, is the Bboy & Bgirl community even ready for a high quality Breakin shoe? With the rapid rise of a Pro-Breakin battle industry and it's inclusion into the 2024 Paris Olympics, I sincerely believe that now is the time for the Breakin culture to finally have a product of its own that can be also sold to the general audience. The formula is simple, the Bboys and Bgirls make the brand famous (like it did to the other famous sports brands) and the brand gives back to support the Bboy community like it should be! What We Need & What You Get The sneaker factory owner has invested significantly in the research and development of the beta prototypes according to the 10 required qualities, forgoing the huge design and development costs. Now that we have the working prototypes, we need to raise the capital to start the business and production, and further more pay for the minimum factory order of 3000 pairs. Therefore, I have their approval to organize a community “Pre-sale”, for the first 150-300 pairs of sneakers to test and prove that there is a desire for Breakin to have our own kicks! If minimum 150 pairs are pre-sold ($15,000 USD), then the first batch will be made for only the testing and feedback before starting the company. If 300 + pairs get pre-sold ($30,000 USD), then the sneaker factory will begin the full mass production of the Numbawonz and further invest financially as a partner in the creation of the first ever Bboy Sneaker & Battle wear company! "Breakin" it down in more detail:For the Dyzee Threadz & Footworks Sneaker company "Numbawonz" presale supporters, I have set up some perks just for you! Be the first to rock the first Breakin Sneaker in history! It won't be until 2020-2021 until the brand officially launches. 20% off all future Dyzee Threadz sneakers 3M reflective material arrow option and animal cruelty free materials (black sneaker only) 10% the for the first 10 early bird supporters OPTIONAL (if you "like" the sneaker) Join the official Research, Feedback group. Help shape the evolution and progress of the ultimate Breakin Shoe Vote on the proposed upgrades and changes. Each presale sneaker you purchase = a vote! LASTLY (If you really LOVE the sneaker) Join the future Cultural Marketing Program. Earn extra income for telling your Bboy and Bgirl friends "watz gooood" In 2017, through my vlog, I announced that I would launched a Bboy Battle Business prototype that could give Breakin crews an opportunity to earn a living from their passion, which by the community was dubbed "The Plan". In just 4 months after officially launching a Bboy social club, mini battle arena & multi-purpose venue, I have successfully proven that I can turn a Bboy crew "Dream Runnerz" into an official city recognized Pro Breakin team who has monthly showdowns against rival cities, in the small city of Chiayi in Taiwan. With that said, majority of my money is tied up in the Bboy Battle Business and developing the league. However, I was approached with this amazing opportunity to build the perfect Breakin sneaker, which has always been a dream of mine. Breakin saved my life when I was a teenager growing up in a rough neighborhood, from a broken family, hanging out with the wrong crowd. I believe in the power of this dance, artform, street culture and will continue dedicating my life to building, promoting and developing it. If this sneaker will one day force other brands to fully support our culture by spending millions for a piece of the growing market share like they've done with skateboarding, then whether this sneaker succeeds or fails, it will be all worth it to me. But if this sneaker brand succeeds, my dream is to build a brand that will treat the Breakin culture way that skate brands treat their skaters. According to the international Association of Skateboard Companies, a healthy skateboarding community = a healthy skateboarding business. Risks & Challenges One of the biggest challenges that we face is the existing sneaker brands ingrained in the culture, and the community support for them, despite the brands not making sneakers specifically designed for Breakin, nor no longer supporting the culture and if so at a minimum. Our goal to overcome this will be the constant education of the Bboy culture and the continuous development of a Breakin industry, which has been the life mission of Karl Dyzee Alba, who has contributed heavily into the development of the pro-Bboy industry through the development of the first criteria based judging system, his educational Breakin vlogs, and his rival city Breakin League developed in Taiwan and promotion of his Bboy Battle Business. Other Ways You Can Help Please share this campaign with everyone you know that might be interested. Any help or publicity is very much appreciated!Donate Now
Overview Aircon Watch is a new, revolutionary product that will allow you to get that much-needed thermal satisfaction without disturbing a soul. You can warm yourself up or cool yourself down, even if you are out in the scorching sun, or in a frigid winter’s night. We will continue to provide the best product possible and most importantly, we will not limit our self to any one region or country, as everyone is entitled to try our technology. Like we said in our campaign use it any place, any time. By the way, we can give you the reassurance that we will ship our product for two main reasons: one we are based of Hong Kong one of the biggest ports in the world shipping products every where in the world, and we will work with the best to get the product to our backers, and two China is so close that we will be able to fix any issue with the assembly line at any time within hours. So rest assured that we will give you the best posible product available on the market. In respect to our product we have developed a product that will not only give you cold or hot at the push of a button, but we have actually taken the time to think about the person that`s going to use our product. We have created a simplistic user interaction, so that a child will know how to use our product. We have also created a more traditional style of watch, making it even more user friendly so that anyone can use it. Our interchangeable straps will give you the confidence that you need to be able to wear your Aircon Watch with any clothes you desire. Apart from all those things we think that we live in a world were wireless technology is a must, so why would you connect your watch to an ugly cable. The Aircon Watch uses a magnetically attached wireless charging that we will provide in the box. For this and many other reason even simple ones like being able to have the time and date. We will continue to develop our product, and to make it the best posible one on the market. Thank you so much for all the great support that you have given us and we look forward to continue. Life has many troubles and some of them are defined by climate. Maybe you are too hot on a summer’s day and wish you could take all your clothes off. Or, perhaps you are too cold during winter and can’t even send a text because your hands are too shaky from shivering. Why we can apply this to our body? A close look at the complex systems that keep us functioning can inspire awe. Such is the case with the body's complicated temperature-regulating mechanism. This intricate apparatus balances heat production with heat loss, keeping the body at a temperature just right for optimal function. This balancing act is directed automatically and seamlessly by the hypothalamus, a small portion of the brain that serves as the command center for numerous bodily functions, including the coordination of the autonomic nervous system. Much like a thermostat regulates the temperature inside your home, the hypothalamus regulates your body temperature, responding to internal and external stimuli and making adjustments to keep the body within one or two degrees of 98.6 degrees. Ref:1 How it works? What if we could change the signal that our nervous system sends to the brain by using the Aircon watch to generate pulses of heat or cold. With this method we can make our body start to feel more aware of the temperatures and thus stabilize our sensations According to a 2012 research conducted by Standford University, with a cooling glove, heat exchange is possible through the extremities especially the wrist and palms area. Ref:5 The Aircon watch maintains does temperatures, demonstrated in the test video, reaching the lowest temperature of 12 degrees Celsius and reaching a max temperature of 40 degrees Celsius. These temperatures do not disrupt the upper and lower pain threshold. what it does allow us is to reach faster surface cooling temperatures, 28 degrees Celsius or 82 F. While the Aircon watch gives you the sufficient temperatures to allow your body to feel the changes, we have to remember that this pulse of heat and cold come in intervals of 15 seconds on and 15 seconds off. This Method makes the battery last longer and by sending these pulses of temperature change your body can react each time as if it was a new sensation. We have selected the wrist as the best possible place to use our technology, since a lot of major blood vessels and nerves are closer to the skin in this area of the body, and thus giving us the best chance to achieve the most effective temperature changes. (point, n.d.) The pulse points. These areas of the body are most commonly known are very effective when trying to bring your temperature down or raising it, usually people run warm or cold water on their wrist to achieve this effect, but what we are proposing is similar to what WUSA 9 news tried during a segment earlier this year. project video thumbnail PLAY (wusa9 news, n.d.) Bibliography Watch Technique The secret is in the straps, it contains a small device that has within it our ClimaCon technology. This tiny device will fit on the inner wrist in an area where the nerves are closer to the skin surface so as to allow for maximum transfer of temperature. The watch can be used during any temperature, any season or any time zone. Imagine that you putting an ice cube on your pulse points (think wrists and sides of your neck) or running them under cold water will cool you down instantly. Since the blood vessels in those areas are close to the surface of your skin, the cold will bring your body temp down much quicker. Ref:6 Why does this technique work? Abstract, Physical work, high ambient temperature and wearing protective clothing can elevate body temperature and cardiovascular strain sufficiently to degrade performance and induce heat-related illnesses. We have recently developed an Arm Immersion Cooling System (AICS) for use in military training environments and this paper will review literature supporting such an approach and provide details regarding its construction. Extremity cooling in cool or cold water can accelerate body (core temperature) cooling from 0.2 to 1.0 °C/10 min vs. control conditions, depending on the size/surface area of the extremity immersed. Arm immersion up to the elbow results in greater heat loss than hand- or foot-only immersion and may reduce cardiovascular strain by lowering heart rate by 10–25 beats/min and increase work tolerance time by up to 60%. The findings from studies in this paper support the use of AICS prototypes, which have been incorporated as part of the heat stress mitigation procedures employed in US Army Ranger Training and may have great application for sports and occupational use. Your Place, Your Rules Doing any outdoor activity most times depends on the temperature and the climate. On the other hand, being inside all depends on if your heater or air conditioner is on and using up electricity. The Aircon watch offers the convenience that you need by freeing you from an energy wasting air conditioner, never limiting you to the outside temperature, and all within the form of a small watch. Office Man No worries! As we know, there are many people wearing suits even in the summer time, or uniforms in outdoor work, now you have the solution. Outdoor Lover If you go running or outdoor photography Aircon Watch could be your best friend. Menopause One of the reasons why we developed this product was to help women during menopause. Menopause often has hot flashes which can be extremely annoying to the extent where it becomes painful. But what if you could get some relief from a small device that emits a soothing cool temperature. Why we need it in the office? It may be the middle of summer, but you’d never know from looking around offices, where, on the hottest days of the year, it’s not uncommon to see workers wrapped up in sweaters at their desks. As temperatures outside rise, most corporate office buildings become hermetically sealed, air-conditioned ice cubes, forcing workers everywhere to grab a Snuggie. In a study of government office buildings, for instance, 60% of workers complained of thermal stress–that they’re too hot or too cold in their workplace. Why can’t we manage to keep offices at a comfortable temperature? Ref.2 Men are fine in shirt-sleeves, but the women have to wear cardigans and scarves. First, the metabolic rate varies enormously—depending on height, weight, fitness, the type of work, and of course, gender. Women usually have both lower height and weight, and a higher percentage of body fat than men. In fact modern researchers reckon women pump out about a third less heat than men do, and so don't need as much cooling. The second problem is also obvious—women tend to wear lighter clothing, and expose more skin. In an office you don't often see a man's naked knees. Ref.2 Same Room Different Temperature In the office or at home, everyone might have different temperatures. Within a lot of research, we've found the answer. Sleep Discomfort Having those dreaded night sweats and you can’t turn on the air conditioner because your wife has cold hand? Night Sweating and Cold Hands If you suffer from night sweats and cold hands, you can now finally have a cozy night. Climbing Outdoor Activities If you like climbing, running, biking, outdoor photography, Aircon Watch could be your best friend. Tested The Aircon Watch has been tested with more than a hundred people and using several prototypes. Our experienced design team has worked for more than two years in research and development, to improve Aircon Watch and reach the design and level that we are at today. See What Our Beta Tester Say Charging Connector 5 Seconds Aircon Watch can raise temperature in just 5 seconds, because we have improved the thermal electricity technology by using Climacon (patent pending) Technology, which is faster way to cool down the thermal system. There is a problem of the thermal pad, it releases heat when generating cold, this technology usually needs a heat sink to reduce the temperature of the pad to make it cooler. We have spent 2 years improving the reduction of heat, in order to make more efficient. Global Warming Global warming is gradually destroying the Earth’s entire ecosystem, so why not turn that A/C off and turn on the AirCon Watch. It most definitely will help keep your pocket fuller and your body cooler. Thanks for the DOT team Javin, the world top 10 crowdfunding video team to help us to shoot our video, it was a really worth for it and the price is competitive in the market.Donate Now
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