QuickZip Belts: The Original Hole-free Belt Made in America

The original hole-free belt made in America with genuine leather and guaranteed to last a lifetime.
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Jared Tracy
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Fashion
Valencia, California
United States
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QuickZip: The Original Hole-free Belt That's Made in America

In 2009, Steinhausen developed a revolutionary belt that:

  • Has no holes
  • Doesn't wear out
  • Adjusts 1/4" at a time
  • Adjusts with a click of a button or cinch of the belt without having to unbuckle your belt
  • Provides the ultimate comfort
  • Is made from genuine leather
  • And is manufactured in America

When I began the project, I was told I would never be able to manufacture the belt in the United States. I was told the materials weren't available and neither was the skilled labor needed. After nearly two years of research and sourcing, Steinhausen produced the first American made QuickZip Belt using Italian leather. A few months later the first American made QuickZip Belts were available with All-American leather!

Steinhausen initially produced thousands of men's belts in a variety of colors and leather grains. The belts are made in Los Angeles, California using leathers from the United States and Italy. The QuickZip Belt has since been knocked off, copied (like so many great products are), made overseas, and sold/marketed under a variety of names with a variety of stories. Still, nothing comes close to the quality and lifetime guarantee of the original QuickZip Belt by Steinhausen!

What We Need & How You Score

We are looking to produce more of our traditional belts as well as launch additional belt styles with a variety of leathers and a smaller width belt designed for women:

  • We are looking to raise $10,000 to make more of our existing QuickZip Belts as well as to begin making women's styles and sizes
  • The belts will always be made in America!
  • We have sourced environmentally friendly and sustainable leathers, including vegetable tanned leathers and even salmon farmed leathers!
  • Greater economies of scale are possible with higher levels of funding, which would lead to lower costs and more affordable belts for everyone
  • Even if f we don't reach our goal of $10,000 we will manufacture a lower volume of QuickZip Belts with the funds that we do receive

How you benefit is tremendous:

  • The Ultimate comfort with instant resizing of your belt in 1/4" increments
  • Gain or loose weight without your belt holes tell on you
  • Fashionable, top quality feathered edge belts
  • A belt that truly lasts a lifetime and is guaranteed for the life of the belt
  • Style, style, and more style. Plus, you are getting the original, made in America hole-free belt!
  • All contributions come with added benefits that will help you feel good and add some luxury to your life
  • Support American jobs

Reduced Waste

I also plan to use funds over the $10,000 goal to start utilizing a process that takes the scrap leather that is left over and pieces the leather together into strips that can be used for more belts. This process is a complex one, but I now have the ability to do it at a reasonably affordable rate right here in Los Angeles! This leads to a greater percentage of our leather being used and much less waste.

Usually only 80-90% of the actual cowhide can be used in making belts. This will lift our utilization to over 96% I will also utilize the remaining scraps to make watch straps for Steinhausen's leather watch bands and wallets. My ultimate goal is to utilize as close to 100% of every cowhide!

Here are some of our genuine leather exotic prints made in America from American leather. These are several of the exotic leathers that I am looking to launch if I can beat our $10,000 goal. These simulated exotic leathers are made in Florida from American cowhide.

Other Ways You Can Help

Maybe you can't contribute money, but that doesn't mean you can't help support American manufacturing jobs!

  • Please help us get the word out by sharing on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or even good old fashioned talking with your family at dinner.
  • Indiegogo has a variety of share tools available to make sharing easier!

Thank you for your support!

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This campaign ended on June 11, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    Best Contributor in America

    Don't have much to give but want to support American jobs? This is a great option for you! Steinhausen will list you on its website as a contributor to the QuickZip Belts and acknowledge your support of American manufacturing jobs.

    3 out of 10000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $20USD
    I Just Want a Belt

    Yep, just 20 bucks! That's how much it costs to make one of our belts and ship it to you. Steinhausen has been making the QuickZip Belt for a long time, and I know you'll be happy with the quality of the belt. You will receive one black men's dress belt in your choice of one of the following sizes: S - 28"-34" M - 32"-38" L - 36"-42" XL - 40"-46" XXL - 44"-50" You will also be listed on the Steinhausen website and acknowledged for your support of American manufacturing jobs.

    1 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $50USD
    Expand My Wardrobe

    Everything from "I Just Want a Belt", plus, a brown men's belt as well. But the belts only cost $20 a piece you say! Yes, that's correct. Your additional $10 will be used to purchase larger quantities of leather so that we can reach better economies of scale and eventually produce more belts at a lower cost to everyone. In other words, you're helping others by helping yourself! Plus, I'll throw in a $100 gift certificate that you can use at www.steinhausenonline.com

    1 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $100USD
    I'm Feeling Generous

    Everything with the "Expand My Wardrobe", plus: The President of Steinhausen (that's me) will write you a letter expressing my gratitude for your support of American Manufacturing and include a $200 gift certificate that you can use on the Steinhausen website!

    0 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
  • $1,000USD
    I'm Feeling Luxurious

    Everything from "I'm Feeling Generous", plus: An additional $800 worth of gift certificates (That's a total of $1000 of Seinhausen gift certificates. AND If the goal of $10,000 is reached you will also receive a choice of one of the simulated exotic grain QuickZip Belts. This may include simulated: shark, iguana, lizard, or python skin. I'll let you know.

    0 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2014
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