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The Flexicuff StrapsTeamBy The Flexicuff StrapsTeam
First created
The Flexicuff StrapsTeamBy The Flexicuff StrapsTeam
First created
$767
pledged of $6,500pledged of $6,500 goal
35
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 5 2017 9:23 AM UTC +00:00

About

The Flexible Cuff Strap

"Necessity is the mother of invention"

The Problem

We all like to roll our sleeves for different reasons, some of us roll them during physical activities where sleeves might get in the way or get dirty (working on your car, eating, cooking, changing diapers…etc.), others do it to let their arms breath a little during summer heat (Texas has a lot of that) and of course some roll them for the casual look. whatever the reason may be, if you don't have the Rock’s biceps (and let’s be honest, most of us don’t) you would probably have to roll your sleeves repeatedly because they keep getting loose and falling off, and that is very inconvenient and annoying!

Like a lot of people I have gone online and started looking for guides on how to roll sleeves the correct way, I went through countless videos and articles online but I can't say that any of the techniques worked for me on a consistent basis. 

The Solution

Our FLEXICUFF strap will eliminate the problem once and for all.

 Our product consists of a flexible strap with one end containing 2 to 3 buttonholes and another end containing a button. The concept is simple, you attach the strap to the cuff by inserting the strap’s button into the cuff’s buttonhole, and the cuff’s button into the strap’s buttonhole. Once you lock the cuff on both ends you just roll your sleeve to your desired height. The flexible strap will keep the sleeve rolled tight and flush.

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First time our idea was put on paper
First time our idea was put on paper

 

Rendering of the fabric version of the strap
Rendering of the fabric version of the strap

 

We then started making these by hand and selling them online...

Below are some photos showing the difference between using our strap and rolling sleeves without one. The difference is really noticeable in both look and functionality.

 

Here are a couple of samples for the ladies

Some of our straps are made to be seen...and these are a couple of samples
Some of our straps are made to be seen...and these are a couple of samples

 Product design & development

We initially made these straps using different types of fabrics but we knew we would eventually want to experiment with Silicone and other rubbery materials, and that's exactly what we ended up doing. Here are some drawings and 3D renderings we ended up with...

Drawing with the close watch of my buddy
Drawing with the close watch of my buddy

 

 

The Blueprint - Flexicuff Strap
The Blueprint - Flexicuff Strap

 

3D Renderings
3D Renderings

 

 

As a result, we will be offering two options to our backers: Fabric and silicone. Both work the same way and will be available in multiple colors. If the campaign is successful we will be adding a "clear" silicone version of the strap for those of us that prefer to keep it stealth. 

Note: Patent pending on our Flexible Cuff strap.

Our timeline is as follows:

 

Risks and challenges

We expect the project to go smoothly for the most part, however one possible issue could be a production bottleneck if the demand considerably exceeds the expected supply rate we have initially prepared for. However, we have already planned for such challenges through sourcing diversification and we got commitments from a couple of suppliers who are willing to work with us in case of a demand overflow.

We want to assure all our supporters/backers that we are committed to honoring our deadlines and project schedules. We will keep everyone updated on any delays both during manufacturing and delivery process and we will do our best to not disappoint those who have believed in us and in our product.

Let's do this!

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    Unconditional love

    Who doesn't appreciate unconditional love? Receive a Huge THANK YOU for pitching in, we greatly appreciate any support you can give us, from a simple share on social media to a single dollar pledge. In addition, we will add your name to our KickStarter campaign's "Thank you Credit page" on our website FLEXICUFF.COM (with your approval of course)

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    FLEXICUFF - The pair

    - Receive 1 pair of FLEXICUFF straps
    - Color options: White

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    FLEXICUFF - 2 Pairs

    - Receive 2 pairs of FLEXICUFF straps
    - Color options: White, Black or both
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    FLEXICUFF - 4 Pairs

    - Receive 4 pairs of FLEXICUFF straps
    - Color options: Any of the listed colors
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    FLEXICUFF - 10 Pairs

    - Receive 10 pairs of FLEXICUFF straps
    - Color Options: Any of the listed colors
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    FLEXICUFF - 20 Pairs

    - Receive 20 pairs of FLEXICUFF straps
    - Color options: Any of the listed colors
    - You will be added to our KickStarter hall of fame list on our website (with your approval)

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    FLEXICUFF - 25 Pairs

    *****Be our biggest supporter !******
    - Receive 20 pairs of FLEXICUFF straps
    - Color options: Any of the listed colors
    - You will be added to our Kickstarter hall of fame list on our website (with your approval)

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Funding period

- (35 days)