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Let ZipSloth swaddle you in the world's softest hoodie and mini-pants... while serenading you with a musical... Be. Like. The. Sloth.
Let ZipSloth swaddle you in the world's softest hoodie and mini-pants... while serenading you with a musical... Be. Like. The. Sloth.
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Hey there, did you WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE? You did? Right on.  

HOORAY!!! Thanks to the support of our wonderful backers, we've reached our stretch goal of $25K. You are making dreams come true, people! The journey continues...

Tired? Nervous? Anxious? Scared? Depressed? Worried? Aren't we all?

Not anymore. We are ZipSloth.

It's a fast moving world. That can be great. But sometimes you need to stop and smell the roses - it actually makes you a healthier, happier person, and makes the world a better place too.

We are on a mission to bring the peace and tranquility of the world's most zen creature, the sloth, directly to you. Don't just join the movement, slow it down. Kiss those worries goodbye and say hello to the frontier of wellness products and experiences.

Wear it. Hear it. See it. Live it.

Help us, help you, to get your sloth on.

ZipSloth: World's Laziest Hoodie & Sloth Mini-Pants
ZipSloth: World's Laziest Hoodie & Sloth Mini-Pants

WAIT, so where does the money go and WHY THE MUSIC VIDEO SHENANIGANS?

Ok, so it may sound weird, but we're crowdfunding this Wonderfully Wearable Sloth Apparel to fund the production of a live musical. Metafunding. We believe it's in everyone's best interest to take Silicon Valley down a notch. We're doing it on stage, in headphones, and in music videos, produced in collaboration with local entrepreneurs, indie rappers, and producers. And yes, the story centers around ZipSloth and two dreamers on a quest to bring slow motion to the masses.

So why lead with the hoodie and not the musical? Because chances are you've never heard of us, our music, or seen our videos. And we understand your hesitation to support a live event in San Francisco that you might not attend. BUT, the ZipSloth hoodie and mini-pants are freakin' sweet and the language of the sloth's calm and comfort is universal. You get something amazing and real, while we get to fund the production of a dream.

WEAR IT: THE WORLD'S LAZIEST HOODIE

We've created the World's Laziest Hoodie in partnership with San Francisco's beloved Betabrand. The faux-fur material (made with innovative Vagisoft technology) is softer than a snuggie and fitted like an everlasting sloth hug. Packed with slothful features to enable a luxuriously sedentary lifestyle, this premium Made-in-America wearable makes every day a spa day. Treat yourself. Get your sloth on.

ZipSloth hoodie features - FRONT
ZipSloth hoodie features - FRONT

 

ZipSloth hoodie features - BACK
ZipSloth hoodie features - BACK

 

ZipSloth hoodie FRONT
ZipSloth hoodie FRONT

 

ZipSloth hoodie BACK
ZipSloth hoodie BACK

WEAR IT: SLOTH MINI-PANTS

Let's not forget the bottom half of the wearable sloth hug. For those seeking the unparalleled pleasure of going Full Sloth, wrap your haunches in the first-ever ZipSloth Mini-Pants. Designed for maximum comfort and relaxation, these shorts are made with a touch of stretch to move with you in all the right places. Dual pockets accommodate your essentials, and a drawstring keeps them at the appropriate sag level. Get your sloth on. 

Sloth mini-pants
Sloth mini-pants

 

Sloth mini-pants
Sloth mini-pants

 

HEAR IT: THE MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK, DELIVERED BY MINI-SLOTH BUDDHA

Delivered by your very own MINI-SLOTH BUDDHA, directly to your mailbox, comes the musical narrative that contains all of the sloth secrets of ZipSloth.

Mini-Sloth Buddha
Mini-Sloth Buddha

What's that in your headphones? It's the story of two dreamers on a mission to bring slow motion to the masses. Dial into the narrative-driven concept album that swims upstream against the anxieties and frenetic bubble of startup-obsessed Silicon Valley.

Prefer to try before you buy? We hear you. Here's a SNEAK PREVIEW of what's in store...

  • 14 tracks (10 songs, 4 interludes)
  • Written By & Starring: Beau Lewis, Jodie Ellis, Brent Schulkin, Jason Tan
  • Featuring music from: Deep Watters (producer for Mac Mall, Mac Dre, Too Short), Josh Karp (AKA "Budo" producer for Macklemore), Jeff Kite (of Julian Casablancas & Voidz), Jodie Ellis (The Scribes)
  • Featuring vocal cameos from: Beejus (Oakland rapper and podcast celeb), Patrick Dunnam (Seattle jazz vocalist), Crystal Monee Hall (Bay Area & NYC soul vocalist)
  • And special cameos from: Justin Kan (Twitch co-founder, Y Combinator partner), Josh Constine (TechCrunch Editor-at-Large) 

SEE IT: ZIPSLOTH THE MUSICAL

ZipSloth the Musical: Show POSTER
ZipSloth the Musical: Show POSTER

 

Congratulations, you made it this far... now how far does the rabbit hole go? First, it's a sloth hole, not a rabbit hole. Second, it goes as far as you want. The next stop? The live musical. Yes, we're producing a real life musical about two fish-out-of-water founders who join the Rhyme Combinator startup accelerator to launch their business of bringing slothful living to the masses. 

Our first sneak preview sold out and brought the house down. You'll be a VIP at our official premiere, opening MARCH 2017 in SAN FRANCISCO. The next run will sell out. You won't want to miss this. Advance Kickstarter tickets ensure you don't. 

Before you go, a few words of appreciation...

Last, but not least, we want to say thank you. We love you. You've been working too hard. We've noticed. We believe in the medicine of laughter, music, and slothful meditation to pull people together, especially as personal and national tensions are on the rise. Thank you sincerely for your support. EVERYONE deserves a cute, cuddly sloth hug.

 Quite fondly,

- The ZipSloth team & Rhyme Combinator

Risks and challenges

We've designed and manufactured physical products and apparel before and are familiar with the challenges of production, quality control, supply chain, logistics, and fulfillment.

Further, we've aligned with a renowned manufacturing partner Betabrand to help prototype the fabric, design, embroidering, and other details - resulting in manufacturable samples that have been tested and are ready for production.

We've done Kickstarter projects before, including GoldieBlox's remarkable launch campaign, which allowed us to face all the challenges of fulfilling demand via the Kickstarter platform and communicating responsibly and promptly with our backers who support the mission.

The digital rewards portion of music, video, and art production are all squarely in our creative wheelhouse. We are currently in the mixing / mastering process of the album, which we have been working on with a variety of talented artists over the past year. We performed a sneak peek of the live musical to a sold out audience in SF in October and are working through improvements to make the March show amazing for all who come.

In short, we are up to the challenge and have the experience to make this a successful experience for all backers who decide to support this ZipSloth production and Rhyme Combinator. Thank you so much for your support!

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    ZipSloth's Moment of Zen

    Receive your own digital sloth-o-gram in your inbox (the slowest animated GIF ever). Keep it on your laptop or phone for an on-demand slow-it-down moment.

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    MINI-SLOTH Buddha & Musical Album

    What's that in your mailbox? A parcel containing your very own mini-sloth-buddha figurine, plus a printed card featuring original album artwork containing your own personal download link to entire ZipSloth musical and exclusive music video.

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    • MINI-SLOTH BUDDHA
    • ZIPSLOTH MUSICAL ALBUM
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    --> ZipSloth MINI-PANTS <--

    (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL)
    Limited early-backer price for those who get in from the jump.

    Official ZipSloth mini-pants - Made of super-soft faux-fur-sloth cloth with innovative Vagisoft technology, these mini-pants are the most luxuriously lazy way to relax your haunches.

    Includes dual pockets and adjustable drawstring.
    Available in XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.

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    THE MUSICAL Experience (SF AREA)

    (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL)
    Limited early-backer price for those who get in from the jump.

    Premium seating reservation for one to the premiere of "Startup from the Bottom, ZipSloth the Musical" in the SF BAY AREA. Bear witness to the story of ZipSloth and the dream of bringing slow motion to the masses, brought to life in a one-hour hip-hop based musical production.

    This reward also comes with a MINI-SLOTH BUDDHA delivered in parcel to your door, complete with printed album artwork and your own download link for the full ZipSloth musical ALBUM.

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    • ZIPSLOTH LIVE MUSICAL VIP TICKET
    • ZIPSLOTH MUSICAL ALBUM
    • MINI-SLOTH BUDDHA
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    --> ZipSloth HOODIE <--

    (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL)
    Limited early-backer price for those who get in from the jump.

    Congratulations. You are now the proud owner of an everlasting on-demand sloth hug. The ZipSloth hoodie is the most unapologetically lazy hoodie in the world. Made of super-soft faux fur sloth cloth, this garment is unparalleled in comfort and sloth features including: embroidered sloth-faced hood, hidden sloth-snack stow pockets, lumbar support slouch pocket, hood pillow strap pocket, hidden mini-sloth-buddha pocket, and hidden mini-sloth buddha.

    Available in XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.

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    • ZIPSLOTH WORLD'S LAZIEST HOODIE
    • MINI-SLOTH BUDDHA
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    Pledge $135 or more About $135

    --> ZipSloth HOODIE <--

    Congratulations. You are now the proud owner of an everlasting on-demand sloth hug. The ZipSloth hoodie is the most unapologetically lazy hoodie in the world. Made of super-soft faux fur sloth cloth, this garment is unparalleled in comfort and sloth features including: embroidered sloth-faced hood, hidden sloth-snack stow pockets, lumbar support slouch pocket, hood pillow strap pocket, hidden mini-sloth-buddha pocket, and hidden mini-sloth buddha.

    Available in XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    ZipSloth Full Body Wearable

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    Limited early-backer price for those who get in from the jump.

    Wow. You did it. You went full sloth. You are the proud owner of the ultimate slothing machine. You will be lounging in the ZipSloth Hoodie plus the ZipSloth sloth mini-pants - having completed your ascendence to a state of maximum laziness.

    Available in XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.

    Includes:
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    • ZIPSLOTH MINI-PANTS
    • MINI-SLOTH BUDDHA
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    THE MUSICAL 4-Pack (SF AREA)

    Premium seats for FOUR at the premiere of "Startup from the Bottom, ZipSloth the Musical". Bear witness to the story of ZipSloth and the dream of bringing slow motion to the masses, brought to life in a one-hour hip-hop based musical production.

    This reward also comes with a MINI-SLOTH BUDDHA delivered in parcel to your door, complete with printed album artwork and your own download link for the full ZipSloth musical ALBUM.

    Includes:
    • ZIPSLOTH LIVE MUSICAL VIP TICKET
    • ZIPSLOTH MUSICAL ALBUM
    • MINI-SLOTH BUDDHA
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    The Full ZipSloth Treatment

    Having completed your ascendence to a state of maximum laziness, you are ready to witness the ZipSloth story told live through the eyes of the founders while sitting in your very own full body sloth suit (should you choose). Backers will enjoy the ZipSloth Full Body Treatment + one premium seating ticket for the ZipSloth musical.

    Includes:
    • ZIPSLOTH LIVE MUSICAL VIP TICKET
    • ZIPSLOTH MUSICAL ALBUM
    • ZIPSLOTH WORLD'S LAZIEST HOODIE
    • ZIPSLOTH MINI-PANTS
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    ZipSloth Legacy Endowment

    It is an honor. The future sloths will praise your name. You get everything in the Full ZipSloth Treatment reward level, giving you maximum laziness, plus you have earned a place in the ZipSloth history books to be commemorated musically. This means you will receive a short custom musical sloth-o-gram written and recorded just for you (or a person of your choosing), and your name will be included in the Legacy Endowment circle credits of the ZipSloth Musical.

    Includes:
    • PERSONAL MUSICAL SLOTH-O-GRAM
    • ZIPSLOTH LIVE MUSICAL VIP TICKET
    • ZIPSLOTH MUSICAL ALBUM
    • ZIPSLOTH WORLD'S LAZIEST HOODIE
    • ZIPSLOTH MINI-PANTS
    • MINI-SLOTH BUDDHA
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    ZipSloth Advisory Board Experience

    You are a visionary. We welcome your insight to the ZipSloth Advisory Board Experience, where you will convene with the Rhyme Combinator partners to discuss the future of ZipSloth over a wonderful evening together. In addition to receiving everything in the ZipSloth Legacy Endowment, you will become part of the inner circle of ZipSloth. Welcome.

    Includes:
    • ZIPSLOTH ADVISORY BOARD EXPERIENCE
    • ZIPSLOTH LIVE MUSICAL VIP TICKET
    • ZIPSLOTH MUSICAL ALBUM
    • ZIPSLOTH WORLD'S LAZIEST HOODIE
    • ZIPSLOTH MINI-PANTS
    • MINI-SLOTH BUDDHA
    • PERSONAL MUSICAL SLOTH-O-GRAM
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