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$1,956
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 10 2016 11:26 PM UTC +00:00
$1,956
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
20
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 10 2016 11:26 PM UTC +00:00

About

BE A PART OF THE EVOLUTION OF CLOTHING

Evolve Enclosures is looking for help raising the funds to eliminate the zipper. The zipper is an outdated piece of equipment that causes headaches between breaking, jamming and being hard to open with one hand  - the world would just be a better place if we could replace it. The time is now. We put our heads together thinking of everyday uses that zippers are a part of and decided to start with the most useful such as jackets, purses, dress backs, diaper bags and pet clothes. Imagine someone who has limited dexterity being able to open a jacket or close it without asking for help. Imagine getting dressed up for a special night out and not needing someone to come zip your dress up. One simple snap and its done or one swift tug open, you can take it right back off. No more fussing with diaper bags with one hand and putting a cute shirt on Fido has never been so easy. We have a team of designers lined up and ready to create all of these products but we need a little help to get that done. The magnets are the key to this project and getting the magnets to be strong to stay closed but also very easy to open at the same time with the right pull is the trick. It is a labor intensive process that requires the right talent and after making our prototypes we know exactly what has to be done. All money that is raised will go to creating our designs, purchasing magnets and paying the proper talent to put it all together as well as marketing and advertising materials.

 EASY ONE HAND OPERATION - Your enclosure will automatically zip itself and it's easy as using one hand. This is excellent for people with lowered dexterity or wearing gloves. 

Watch your garment magically close with easy guidance. 

Great For:

  • One handed enclosure
  • Don't remove your gloves in cold weather
  • Water-resistant enclosures
  • Magically watch the garment close
  • Easily to open from the top or bottom, but SUPER STRONG
  • No more broken zippers (the most common breakage)
  • The first reliable replacement to a zipper in 2 and half centuries!
  • History in the making. Order yours today!
Magnetic Zipper - One Handed Operation
Magnetic Zipper - One Handed Operation

 Even though this is amazing easily to open from the top and the bottom. The center of the jacket is super strong. No need to reinforce with snaps. 

One Handed Zipper - Strong Enclosure
One Handed Zipper - Strong Enclosure

 Our enclosure is superior to the zipper in that we have clean lines. Forget the ugly zipper which has a tenancy to break. 

Indeed, the researchers’ data suggests that each year about 900 men over the age of 18 seek care in U.S. emergency rooms because their (well you know what) has been caught in a zipper.  

Ouch.

Not anymore, welcome Evolve Enclosures.

Magnetic Enclosure - Closeup Picture
Magnetic Enclosure - Closeup Picture


Pledge $5 or more

Gift certificate to our website. The amount you donate will be equal to the amount you receive back. Our website will be operational by March 2017. Many styles will be available.

Design Your Own - $40

Send us your measurements. Up to two foot (61 cm) of magnetic enclosure. Pick your color fabric. Send us the measurement you desire. Have your favorite seamstress sew it into your own garment.

Leather Fanny Pack - $59

Quality DiFranzo Leather Fanny Pack retrofitted with our revolutionary magnetic enclosure system.

 

DiFranzo Leather Fanny Pack
DiFranzo Leather Fanny Pack

 

No Hassle Pet Shirt - $59

Want your pet to walk around in the best fashion style but they give you a hard time while you're doing the buttons and snaps? We fixed that problem! Easy to close, takes seconds!

Pet Shirt
Pet Shirt


Cream Colored Leather Bucket Bag - $69

Quality DiFranzo Leather cream colored bucket bag with our magnetic enclosure system.

DiFranzo Bucket Bag
DiFranzo Bucket Bag

 

Leather Laptop/Messenger Bag - $119

Open and close your laptop bag quickly. Our magnetic enclosure allows you to quickly open and close your laptop bag.

Leather Laptop Bag
Leather Laptop Bag

 

Leather Laptop Bag
Leather Laptop Bag

 

Men's (White & Blue) Hooded Jacket - $129


This stylish jacket features our magnetic enclosure system. Gloves are no longer a problem. One handed? No problem. You’re opening and closing your jacket with ease. However, it will only open when you want it to open.

White and Blue Jacket
White and Blue Jacket

 

Men's (Blue & Grey) Hooded Jacket - $135

This warm fleece-style jacket is outfitted with our automatic magnetic zipper system. Stylish design meets warm fingertips. Keep those gloves on!

Blue and Grey Jacket
Blue and Grey Jacket

 

Women's (White) Bubble Jacket - $139

Modern design and ultra-modern “zipping” technology. Your automated enclosure system will be amazing with this comfortable jacket.

Womens White Bubble Jacket
Womens White Bubble Jacket

 

Women's (Beige Winter) Trench Coat  - $159

Classic styling and a new technology combine in this timeless jacket. Keep warm and don’t worry about removing hand warmers. The enclosure is automated.

Womens Trench Coat
Womens Trench Coat

 


SURVEY - THIS IS  VERY IMPORTANT!
1-2 days after the campaign is concluded, you will be emailed a link to the Kickstarter survey. It's very, very simple. You'll click a few buttons as you select your size(s) and style/color choice(s). Then you'll provide us with your address, so we know what to send you and where to send it.

SIZING - The problem is that people come in all different shapes and sizes. We would like you to measure your closest favorite jacket/hoodie and pick out the size you would like that is closest but  remember going bigger maybe always be a little better.

US & Imperial Measurements

Standard Sizing Chart
Standard Sizing Chart

 

Metric ("International") Measurements

Metric Sizing Chart
Metric Sizing Chart

 

SHIPPING - As soon as the campaign is over, you’ll be mailed a link for a survey. Inevitably, there will be people who will not fill out their survey on time. We will not be able to wait for all surveys to come in, so we will give a few days grace period and then start getting our orders in

We’re going to start manufacturing 30 DAYS after the campaign is concluded. Anyone who is later than that will still get their hoodie, BUT it will just be in the second production run, which will be 45-60 days after the first run. Estimated time frame to receive the product is going to be March 2017.

RETURNS - Contact us in regards to your return and we are taking them on a case by case basis.

HOLIDAYS - We will not have any jackets ready to arrive to your home or loved ones home by the holiday season. We will do our best to get things out as quickly as possible though.

FAQs:

  • How can I wash the jackets: The jackets will need to be dry cleaned to be washed.
  • Will the magnet affect my credit card or RFID chip?: No, it will not.
  • Will it affect my pacemaker?: Has not been evaluated with people with pacemakers. If you have a pacemaker consult your physician.
  • Only magnets will work great to automatically zip and unzip your products

    If you have any other questions that are unanswered, please contact us and we will be happy to answer them for you.

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges we hope not to encounter are delays in creation and design, delays in manufacturing, holidays slowing us down and something we have already encountered in the past was weather delays slowing down getting the actual products to us. Quality is of utmost important. We will not send out any products that we would not wear ourselves. There could be challenges in creating the magnets since they take a special design but that should not happen as we have the formula down to a science. We have been planning and designing for quite some time now, as well as making our prototypes so we know how long the process should take, so while there may be hiccups along the way with the actual creation, it is something we hope to have easily resolved and managed.

Has not been evaluated with people with pacemakers. If you have a pacemaker consult your physician.

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Funding period

- (45 days)