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New line of Ohhio products. Throws, pet beds, mats and DIY kits.
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Introducing Ohhio Braid. It's an innovative crafts material that's light, soft, and makes for a very chunky result. We offer DIY kits and READY MADE products too.

 

 

 

In our years of making hand-crafted decor, we met lots of people who wanted to learn how to do it themselves, but couldn't, because of the steep learning curve involved in making an Ohhio-style blanket. Well, no more. 

With Braid, creating a chunky-knit blanket or throw is easier than ever. It's a manageable and versatile material that's easy to learn and fun to use for crafts lovers of any age.

 

 

We're a small Ukraine-based design studio.

At Ohhio (pronounced óh-yo), we make high-quality handmade merino wool knitwear and home decor in a signature chunky style. You might have seen us on Kickstarter before

In the year since our last campaign, we developed a new crafts material that we call Braid. It started out as a search for a durable, lightweight material that is just as soft as merino wool. When we couldn't find any, we decided to make our own.

 

As soon as we created Braid, we wanted to share it with the world. Working with it is so much fun, and so easy, even a newbie crafter can do it. That's why we're offering Braid Balls for the same price as the throws and pet beds they make, along with instructional videos on how to craft with Braid.

Here is the full range of rewards we are offering this campaign:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Machine Washable
Machine Washable

 

Vegan
Vegan

 

Soft and Fun
Soft and Fun

 

Easy to Learn
Easy to Learn

 

Durable and Pet Friendly
Durable and Pet Friendly

 

Reusable
Reusable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working with Braid is a blast, but DIY is not everyone's cup of tea. As a special treat for Kickstarter backers, we're offering handmade Braid mats, throws, and pet baskets free of charge — just pay for the Braid, and we'll handle the rest.

We have four colors for you to choose from: gray, dark gray, blue, and pink. Once the campaign is over, we will contact you with a survey where you can specify which Braid color you want.

 

 

       

 

 

Weaving
Weaving

 

Decorating
Decorating

 

Hand Crocheting
Hand Crocheting

 

Sewing
Sewing

 

 How to make a Madium Braid Throw

 

 

Braid has two parts to it: the casing, and its filling. The outer shell is made of cotton, with some polyamide and elastane thrown in the mix to keep things pliable. Oh, and it's literally seamless. The filling is siliconized micro hollowfiber (the stuff they make pillows out of). It behaves well under all sorts of stress, including washing machines, dryers, and kitty claws.

The first Braid prototypes came about in March 2016. Since then, we experimented with different diameters, materials for the shell, stuffing materials, and filling density. Chaos ensued.

The current, and final, iteration of Braid has the optimal combination of a flexible cotton shell that stretches and bends without bunching up thanks to the elastane, and the softest siliconized micro hollowfiber filling that keeps it light, warm, and machine-washable. We're pretty proud of it.

Variants of Braid
Variants of Braid

 

Variants of Filling
Variants of Filling

 

 

 

                       

 

 

 

 

 

We want to take Braid to a global level. For that, we're going to need to expand our little R&D workshop into a full-scale production. All that's stopping us is the need for additional equipment, and space. 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We guarantee on-time delivery of high-quality product. Our first Kickstarter campaign had nearly overwhelming success, but we still delivered all rewards on time. We have a strong roadmap, and expect no problems in delivering products as promised.

Currently, we have the production means to start working on early bird rewards. When the campaign ends, we plan on using the funds to expand our production capacity, and manufacture the next set of rewards. Please see each individual reward for delivery dates.

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FAQ

  • After the campaign ends, we will send out a survey for all backers, and you can choose a color there. We have four colors for you to choose from: gray, dark gray, pink, and blue.

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  • Backing on Kickstarter works like a pre-order. Here's how you do it:
    1. Click the 'Back This Project' button, and you will be taken to a page that lists all the rewards we're offering. Pick the one that you like the most, and select your shipping destination. Then click 'Continue.'
    2. If you don't have a Kickstarter account, you will need to register one using your email.
    3. After you've registered for an account, you will need to enter valid payment info.
    NB! Backing this project means pledging a certain amount that will only be charged to your chosen payment method if the project is successfully funded by Dec 24th.

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  • Working with Braid is tons of fun, but we understand that DIY is not for everyone. That's why we're offering hand-made Braid throws and pet baskets to backers at no additional cost.

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  • We've done this before, and it went off without a hitch. All product was delivered as promised, when promised. We don't expect it to go differently this time.

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  • Braid has two parts: the outer shell, and its contents. The casing is made of cotton, with some polyamide and elastane. The stuffing is siliconized micro hollowfibre (the stuff they make pillows out of).

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  • Totally. It's a soft, fun material for kids to use for arts and crafts. Pet opinion will depend on the pet, but, when asked what they think about Braid, most polled cats said, "meow."

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  • Braid requires no special care. We designed it specifically to be durable, machine washable and dryable. Wash it with similar colors!

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    Dog Treat Fund

    We really appreciate your support! Part of the pledges will go directly to our doggy actor in the form of treats.

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    Braid Stress Ball

    Release all your worries into this super soft, eternally squishy ball.

    Dimensions: 5'' in diameter. Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $25

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    Early Bird Braid Ball (20m)

    20 meters (22 yards) of Braid for you to play with. Try it out and experience the magic.

    Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $70

    Includes:
    • 20 meters of Braid
    • Full video tutorial collection
    • Sewing kit
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    Braid Ball (20m)

    20 meters (22 yards) of Braid for you to play with. Try it out and experience the magic.

    Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $70

    Includes:
    • 20 meters of Braid
    • Full video tutorial collection
    • Sewing kit
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    Early Bird Braid Ball (40m)

    40 meters (43 yards) of Braid, perfect for your latest DIY project.

    Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $130

    Includes:
    • 40 meters of Braid
    • Full video tutorial collection
    • Sewing kit
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    Braid Mat

    The most portable reward. Take it on a hike, and have a soft seat anywhere you like.

    Dimensions: 20'' x 30''. Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $130

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    Braid Ball (40m)

    40 meters (43 yards) of Braid, perfect for your latest DIY project.

    Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $130

    Includes:
    • 40 meters of Braid
    • Full video tutorial collection
    • Sewing kit
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    Cat Bed

    It's soft, it's cozy, and it's right up your cat's alley.

    Dimensions: 8'' tall, 16'' outer diameter, 12'' inner diameter. Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $130

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    Early Bird Braid Ball (80m)

    That's 80 meters (87 yards) of Braid for you to create with!

    Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $240

    Includes:
    • 80 meters of Braid
    • Full video tutorial collection
    • Sewing kit
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    Small Braid Throw

    This throw will make one person's night that much warmer.

    Dimensions: 30'' x 50''. Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $240

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    Dog Bed

    It's the comfort that man's best friend deserves.

    Dimensions: 10'' tall, 24'' outer diameter, 20'' inner diameter. Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $240

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    Braid Ball (80m)

    That's 80 meters (87 yards) of Braid for you to create with!

    Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $240

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    • 80 meters of Braid
    • Full video tutorial collection
    • Sewing kit
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    Early Bird Braid Ball (80m) Two-Pack

    It's 160 meters (174 yards) of Braid for all your crafting needs.

    Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $480

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    Medium Braid Throw

    Big enough for a couple, but so much more satisfying solo.

    Dimensions: 50'' x 60''. Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $480

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    Braid Ball (80m) Two-Pack

    It's 160 meters (174 yards) of Braid for all your crafting needs.

    Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $480

    Includes:
    • 160 meters of Braid
    • Full video tutorial collection
    • Sewing kit
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    Large Braid Throw

    It's the perfect cozy hiding spot, big enough for the whole family!

    Dimensions: 60'' x 80''. Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $710

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    Braid Ball (80m) Three-Pack

    240 meters (262 yards) of Braid — the ultimate DIY pack, for serious crafters only.

    Available in gray, dark gray, blue, and pink.

    Retail price: $710

    Includes:
    • 240 meters of Braid
    • Full video tutorial collection
    • Sewing kit
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    Family Pack

    All the throws you'll ever need. And a home for your pet, too!

    Retail price: $1670

    Includes:
    • Small Braid Throw (30'' x 50'')
    • Medium Braid Throw (50'' x 60'')
    • Large Braid Throw (60'' x 80'')
    • Braid mat (20'' x 30'') and Cat bed (Ø16'') OR Dog bed (Ø24'')
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