Beauty is Pain, No Longer...
Ask any woman you know, wearing necklaces with long hair can be a *PAIN IN THE NECK*. Some women have come up with their own ways of dealing with this but until now there has never been a product designed to specifically tackle this problem. In 2005 I was disucssing this problem with my friend when the idea struck me. If we are all having this problem, lets find a solution... Life happened and the idea sat in the cobwebs of my brain for years. In 2010 after losing my job as a bank teller, I was ready to begin the journey of sharing my idea with the world. The process started with me making protoypes with a variety of materials and designs.
Very quickly I realized I needed help and Kevin, an engineer friend, held my hand and together we refined the design to what it is today. It has now been two years of designing, testing, & redesigning.
Up to this point Calipz has been completely self funded. I've poured my life's saving, imposed on friends and family for investments, and called in every last favor. It's a win-win by helping one woman (that's me) and solves a problem for all women. We're not curing cancer here but this seeminly small problem carries some big burdens. Some necklace clasps are more violent offenders than others but no matter how much hair they claim the results are always the same: painful, hair splitting, and heartbreaking. You want to wear that gorgeous necklace that your boyfriend got you but EVERY time you wear it you're ripping hair out. Grandma gave you her beautiful pendant necklace but from all the times you've pulled hair out the clasp is broken.
I've spent the last two years on a crash course in manufacturing, design, and distribution. Join me in this journey and help your sisters, mothers, wives, and yourselves keep those necklaces in check.
Your contributions will be used to produce our first mass production and packaging. Calipz - Necklasps are made using injection molding; take a large steel (custom) mold, inject silicone into hundreds of cavities, and Voila! Calipz is born.
- $5,000: tooling (big steel mold)
- $2,500: labor and materials
- $3,700: packaging and custom design (3-packs + shipper of six 3-packs)
- $800: operating expenses such as shipping and marketing
If the goal is not met you'll still get your Calipz. It may be a prototype (not one of my shrink wrap prortypes - dont worry) and it may arrive in a ziploce bag (not really) but you'll have a unique part of our history.
Your Neck's Best Friend
This may seems like a small problem to some but if you've ever felt that stabbing pinch from a hair tangled clasp or spent countless hours prying your poor defenseless hair out of a necklace then you'll appreciate what Calipz can do for you.
For the men reading this think of the painstaking effort that you spend picking out just the right necklace to give the woman in your life. You dont's want that time spent in vain. Make sure she can and will wear it without worrying.
Be the first to get in on this emerging trend! We plan to offer silver and gold, glitter, colors, and differnet sizes in the near future. You'll be the first to never again have your hair eaten by your necklace. Guys, be the knight in shingin armor to give the gift of worry free accessories.
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