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The Tillow is the ultimate beach product. Incl. a comfortable foam pillow & water-resistant pockets - one with a touchscreen window!
The Tillow is the ultimate beach product. Incl. a comfortable foam pillow & water-resistant pockets - one with a touchscreen window!
249 backers pledged $30,729 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi Kickstarters! Thank you so much for taking the time to check out our project! After countless hours of research and design, we finally came up with the perfect beach companion for you and your family & friends. We just need YOUR help to get it to you. We have exhausted all our resources and really need your support to meet the first production run and bring this amazing product to market. YOUR pledge will help us get one step closer to our dream.

What is the Tillow? towel+pillow

Have you ever been at the beach and pile up sand underneath your towel to create a headrest? Or bunched up clothing for the same purpose? How about, hide your valuables in clothes or a bag when you head to the water hoping no one will steal them or that sand won't get all over them?

The Tillow is the most convenient, comfortable and cool solution to all of your beach-related problems & desires! A day at the beach is all about fun and relaxation so you shouldn't have a worry in the world. With the Tillow- you don't! 

Product Features:

Touchscreen sleeve, designed for all smartphones & media devices, so you can switch songs, compile playlists and send messages without risk of damage. Camouflaged and headphone friendly.

Camouflaged and water-resistant storage pocket that’s safe from curious strangers!

Contour foam pillow for maximum cranium comfort. Removable for laundering and sealed with water and mildew-resistant lining. This is one quality pillow.

Our Goal: Use the funds to produce the quantity needed to reward our backers on Kickstarter along with enough inventory to put online and in coastal beach shops near you! We plan to sell on our website at www.tillowproducts.com. We also want to sponsor beach volleyball tournaments and players to help support them in their dreams as well.

The Team: The Tillow team consists of Katie Everds, Founder of the Tillow, Bobby Jacobs, Co-Founder of the Tillow and Brett Hirata, Director of Sales. Katie Everds grew up in San Diego and moved to LA when she attended UCLA in 2007. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and has since pursued a career in marketing and real estate.

Bobby Jacobs was born and raised in Newport Beach. He was on the crew team at OCC and now dedicates a lot of his time to beach volleyball.  Bobby has a background in sales and in working with start-up businesses.

Brett Hirata was also born and raised in Newport Beach. He has a background in sales, retail and manufacturing.

Our Design Process: We went from prototype to prototype, multiple designers and various arrays of materials to end up with our sturdy, reliable, comfortable, high-functioning, quality product. Our amazing Technical Designer, Catina Ferraine, really helped bring our dream to life! Thank you Catina! See some of our initial designs below!

Original rendering done in Paint! :)
Original rendering done in Paint! :)

Prototype #1

boxy pillow, conspicuous flaps, poorly constructed materials!
boxy pillow, conspicuous flaps, poorly constructed materials!
Conspicuous flap, unappealing black border around touchscreen window, poor aesthetics..
Conspicuous flap, unappealing black border around touchscreen window, poor aesthetics..

We have a vision and just need a little help to see it through. Join us and we will see YOU next summer!

Blogs we LOVE! If you love the Tillow, then you will love these blogs! Amazing content, awesome ideas and endless fun! Look out for additions weekly :)

http://beachcitylifestyle.com/

http://poshbrood.com/

http://lovefromcornwall.co.uk/

Risks and challenges

We understand that production delays are a possibility in any business. We also understand that a customer's trust is of the utmost importance. We have cultivated a great relationship with our manufacturer to help the process run as smoothly as possible. We have sourced hundreds of manufacturers to find the most reliable and highest quality product offered. We found it! Our manufacturer is one of the largest bath, towel and linen manufacturers and they have the capability to fulfill orders from 100-100,000 units within a 30 day period. If our project is successfully funded, we will place the orders directly upon completion and the inventory is to be in our hands within 45 days (production time + shipping time).

Our biggest goal is to gain the trust of our growing customer base and provide the highest quality service and product possible. We will NOT let you down :)

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Tons of Tillow Thanks! Thank you SOO much for the support! Every little bit counts. We will send a thank you note with Tillow updates to show our gratitude :)

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    Earlybirds Special! The first 100 supporters will get the VERY FIRST Tillow EVER! At an awesome discount with the MSRP of $30. Please include $5 for shipping within the U.S. and $15 for international shipping.

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    First Round! Get the first ever beach product of it's kind- The Tillow! Please include $5 for shipping within the U.S. and $15 for international shipping. Limited quantity available.

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    Beach Lover Package! Get everything you need for the ultimate beach experience: Tillow, sunscreen & water bottle! Please include $5 for shipping within the U.S. and $15 for international shipping. Limited quantity available.

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    Custom Tillow! Get a Tillow with your name or a loved one's on it! You will also get an awesome beach tote to carry your new custom Tillow! Please include $5 for shipping within the U.S. and $15 for international shipping. Limited quantity available.

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    Party Package! Don't miss out with a Tillow, sunscreen & a wristband to our Tillow Summer Beach Bash 2014 with food, volleyball and fun! Please include $10 for shipping within the U.S. and $20 for international shipping. Limited quantity available.

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    Sporty Package! Get the perks of the Party Package but get your volleyball on too! You will receive a Tillow, sunscreen, a wristband & optional entry into the Tillow Tourney Beach Volleyball Competition at our Tillow Summer Beach Bash 2014 with food, volleyball and fun! Please include $10 for shipping within the U.S. and $20 for international shipping. Limited quantity available.

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    Talk Tillow! Custom Tillow, wristband to our Tillow Summer Beach Bash 2014 and lunch with the Tillow creators to Talk Tillow, hang out and enjoy the sun! (Transportation not included) Additional shipping charges apply. Contact info@tillowproducts.com to discuss.

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    Ultimate Tillow Taste! Custom Tillow, wristband to our Tillow Summer Beach Bash 2014 and have the bash named after you! (Volleyball Tournament entry if desired) PLUS a day & night in Venice Beach, CA for you and a friend, with the Tillow creators to Talk Tillow, hang out and enjoy the sun! (Transportation not included) Additional shipping charges apply. Contact info@tillowproducts.com to discuss.

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