First of all thank you all for reading about my idea.
For long time I have been thinking about it but my biggest problem is founding. Basically my idea is to save people from drowning.
So many people are dying every year from drowning, because they panicked or suffer some injury in the water etc. There are life jackets on the market, but they are not for just random day at the beach. Well my idea is to make swim shorts that, by the looks are the same as other regular shorts, but actually they are like life jackets, well life shorts to be more precise.
I want to make shorts that have inflatable belt around your waist that is hidden and when you are in danger you pull a little string on the side of shorts and this belt inflate and stabilizes you on the surface giving you enough time to call for help and calm down. In my idea there will be two small canisters on belt each on one side of this so called belt. The canisters contain carbon dioxide cartridges that inflate when
pulled a cord. When the cord is pulled, a pin punchers the canister and
the carbon dioxide escapes into the air chambers or as i called it the belt. These chambers are maid of nylon inside that do not let air out and fabric of the pants on outside. This is my idea of execution but I think that a skilled engineer will have better one. I know you think well how will he put canisters in shorts, but actually this canisters are small and they will be camouflaged inside fabric so the person that wears the shorts would not feel them.
I know it sound different and weird, and that is the problem, it is hard to explain what I have in mind. Because I am not a graphic designer and engineer, just a guy with idea, I need the money to hire them, and to make my vision a real product. So this is the reason why there are no pictures of my product, it is still in my head and I need help to make it real.
That is why I am here to plea to you, help my dream become reality and start saving lives.
Here is some statistics to see
How big is the problem of drowning
- Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury related deaths.
- There are an estimated 359 000 annual drowning deaths worldwide.
- From 2005-2009, there were an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional
drownings (non-boating related) annually just in the United States — about
ten deaths per day.
- About one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger. For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal injuries.
- Here is the chart for USA. Dark blue is drowning
Use of Funds
First step after I collect enough money is to hire clothes designer and engineer for making of a prototype.
After that is made, my goal is to present the product to community and startup, and find a company for first line of swim safe shorts.
If everything goes well plan is to enter the market after year or two with reliable and affordable pants.
I know that the goal is very high and in this time people are short of money, but if I want these to actually happens That is the amount.
To hire a good engineer in my country for couple of months and make a prototype I will need 10 000$.
To hire a good designer to make best choice of fabric and other materials I will need 5000$
To secure the patent just in Croatia I will need 5000$ and World wide 10 000$
Than 10 000$ to purchase materials and to produce small line for promotion and marketing.
The leftover money will go to marketing and promotion.
If i collect more I will finance other campaign that can make world a better place or to a children hospital in Zagreb.
What will you get$ 5- I am very thankful to you as contributor. You will receive a personal thank you e-mail.
$ 10- You will receive regular updates on project via e-mail.
Also when product is ready for market you will get 10% discount on regular price.
$20- You will receive regular updates on how the project is going via e-mail.
Also when product is ready for market you will get 15% discount on regular price.
$ 25- You will receive regular updates how the project is going via e-mail.
Also when product is ready for market you will get 20% discount on regular price.
$ 100- You will receive regular updates how the project is going via e-mail, and a chance to give some of your idea or thoughts on project and his development.
Also when product is ready for market you will get 30% discount on regular price.
$ 500- You will receive regular updates how the project is going via e-mail, and chance to give some of your idea or thoughts on project and his development. Also I will privately contact you and talk about what you want to of course if you want this. Also when product is ready for market you will get 80% discount on regular price.
$ 1000- You will receive regular updates how the project is going via e-mail, and chance to give some of your idea or thoughts on project and his development. Also I will privately contact you and talk about what you want to of course if you want this. And also I will send you a framed thank you note.
Also when product is ready for market you will get one with just the price of shipping.
$ 5000- You will get our first produced swim safe pants with thank you certificate.
$ 50 000. If someone donates the entire amount- When the Safe swim shorts are produced you will get the entire first line of product to do with them what you want. My idea is around 1000 units.
Other Ways You Can Help
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Idea in picture well just to feel what I am talking about because I know visual is better than textual.
And the missing thing is final product, So shorts and technology from life jacket equals safe swim shorts
Boy from small country trying to make it in big big world.
I live in Croatia small European country. I am 24 years old and
currently a student, studying Political science in Zagreb. My hobbies
are History stuff, well all things that are connected with history but
especially military history. I am a little bit of a freak in that
I also write a lot on my blog, so you can say that journalism is one of
my passions. Also my brain is full of ideas, but as you can assume I am
not rich and founding is my biggest problem. Help me make an impact and be part of my Sade swim shorts and change the World together.