About this project
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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