This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, April 27 2019 4:52 PM UTC +00:00.
The Liberty Towel is a revolutionary new bath towel that will help anyone who struggles with drying themselves after bathing. Most of us know or care for a loved one who at one point in their lives has dealt with short or long term mobility issues. This could be an older relative or friend who has had a stroke, has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Parkinson's, MS, or who has normal aches and pains from older age. It could also be a younger person who has suffered a sports injury, is severely overweight, or is in their third trimester of pregnancy. Many of us know someone who suffers from chronic pain, has difficulty bending or has had a recent surgery. The Liberty Towel was invented to help all these people!
The Liberty Towel was born out of a daughter's love and desire to help her mother regain independence after bathing. Kathleen Quinn's mother, Kay, suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Kathleen was determined to find a way for Kay to dry herself without assistance. After years of testing different designs and weights, Kathleen was granted a full U.S. Utility Patent on this amazing yet simple towel. Although Kay has passed away, her unbreakable spirit and positive attitude lives on within the lives she touched and the product she helped bring to life - the Liberty Towel.
To improve lives and restore independence, dignity, and freedom in the drying process for millions of people with limited mobility and range of motion.
Facing mobility challenges can take away a lot of independence, but it can be most frustrating during those moments where you would like privacy. Being able to dry off after bathing is one of those moments. Liberty Towel makes it easy to dry off one’s own legs, feet, toes, and back without bending over or straining to reach.
There are two design features that make the Liberty Towel unique and effective:
- The sewn on handle which was designed to grasp or to slip your wrists through, if needed;
- and, two permanently embedded three ounce weights on one end of the towel.
THE LIBERTY TOWEL IS EASY TO USE!
For the legs: Drape the towel centered over your leg, one at a time, and the weights and gravity will do the rest. By either holding the towel from the handle or from whatever part of the towel is most comfortable, simply drag the towel up and down your leg. Turning your leg slightly will force the towel around the back of your leg. The weights provide increased contact with your skin to effectively dry the leg.
For the feet and toes: Simply place the weighted end of the towel on the floor and rub your feet and toes over the two soft weights. Not only will it dry your feet and toes but it will almost feel like a mini massage!
For the back: drying your back can easily be done using one hand or two, depending on what is most comfortable. Then, simply toss it over your back, raise your arm(s) toward the ceiling, letting the weights and gravity do the work. A few repetitions of this motion will dry the back.
Whether drying your legs, feet, toes, or your back, the weighted Liberty Towel provides the increased contact needed with your skin to effectively dry you off without assistance and with privacy.
Sometimes good ideas come in simple packages. We created the Liberty Towel to solve a basic problem. Now people with temporary or permanent mobility and range of motion limitations can experience the freedom to complete what was once a basic task: drying off after a shower.
What Is Included In My Pledge?
● One 100% cotton Liberty Towel packed in a high quality clear zippered reusable bag
● Written and illustrated Instructions
● A PDF booklet, called Rise and Shine, written by Kathleen, gives readers a glimpse into the life, attitude, and impact Kathleen's mother, Kay, had on others. You’ll see why she was such an inspiration.
● Online Instructional Video
In a nutshell, Liberty Towel...
- Gets to the hard to reach spots
- Can be used without assistance from others
- Is a daily living aid you can't live without
The Liberty Towel is one of a kind. There is nothing else like it on the market...anywhere! If you do a quick search for bathroom aids, you'll see the same items that have been on the market for decades - shower seats, toilet seat risers, and shower wall grippers. Finally, a solution for those who struggle for one day or every day. Liberty Towel will be a game changer for those who need a little extra reach when drying themselves. Liberty Towel should be in every bathroom closet because you never know when you or a loved one will need it!
Dr. Kathleen Quinn, inventor of Liberty Towel, has a passion for making life easier for others. After watching her mom, Kay, struggle to dry herself off after bathing, she wanted to do something to help. Liberty Towel was that something and it gave Kay back her dignity, freedom, and independence.
Kathleen spent many years as a caregiver to her mother, as well as a 35 year professional career in higher education, currently serving as the Dean of Students at a private Midwestern university. Whether she is creating adaptive devices or meeting with students, her desire is to be a positive influence and make life easier for others. Her aspiration to help others was inspired by her mother’s example.
Jack Hamilton is the Co-Founder of Liberty Towel along with Kathleen Quinn. He brings a successful 30 career in marketing and packaging through his promotions business where he has worked with many Fortune 500 companies. Jack has strong business relationship with high end factories in Asia and the United States, and is an expert in designing and producing healthcare items sold through retail.
Jack and Kathleen are childhood friends and he had a lifelong friendship with her mother, Kay. To this day, he considers her an inspiration in his life. When Kathleen introduced Jack to her patented invention, he jumped at the opportunity to help fulfill Kay’s vision of helping as many people as possible through Liberty Towel.
We are excited to bring the much needed Liberty Towel to the marketplace with the goal of helping millions of people!
If you love the Liberty Towel but can’t financially back us at this time, please take the time to share with your network on your social media pages. It would really help us out. If you know anyone who suffers from mobility issues, please let them know about the Liberty Towel. You can reach more people than you think.
Risks and challenges
We have 30 years experience in producing consumer products. Because of this, we are aware of manufacturing and importing challenges. We only expect small manufacturing delays, if any. And there’s always a chance of delays through customs or shipping. If there are delays, please know that we are in constant contact with our manufacturers and we pledge to keep our backers up to date at all times.
Quality control is always an issue in the manufacturing process. To combat this, we will make unannounced audits of the factory and we will send independent inspectors to do QC during production. With over 30 years of manufacturing experience on the Liberty Towel team, we know the potential pitfalls in manufacturing. We are using a SMETA approved factory for production and have done a pre-audit. One thing we have learned over our 30 years of experience is that some things are beyond our control. When things go wrong, we have boots on the ground to work with the factory to make things right as quickly as possible while being transparent with our backers the entire time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter