WHAT IS IT?
Colorful Leather Webcam Covers
We all need our privacy from time to time and covering the webcam is the easiest and safest way to do so.
I am a fashion designer and have a lot of leather leftovers.
Colorful Leather webcam covers, made from Micro-Suction tape and high-quality leather offcuts. Keep your privacy private in style.
They leave no trace and are reusable
Choose your color!
It's as easy as ONE, TWO, THREE
WHAT IS MICRO-SUCTION?
Micro-suction tape is a closed cell foam with microscopic craters in its surface.
When the tape is pushed against a sealed surface the craters function like micro suction cups allowing the tape to stick without the use of adhesives.
It sticks without glue to smooth surfaces such as glass, plastic, etc…
No glue, no tape, reusable and no sticky traces!
If your cover loses some of its bonding power, simply wipe it with a damp cloth to remove the dust.
USING LEATHER OFFCUTS - ZERO WASTE FASHION
Working with leather (or any other material) means having offcuts during the production process. Some people throw them away, some keep them.
At Striiiipes, I keep most leftovers (at least what can be used on other projects). The smaller the offcuts are, the smaller the products can be.
Zero-waste fashion refers to items of clothing that generate little or no textile waste in their production. It can be considered to be a part of the broader Sustainable fashion movement.
Standard garment production generates an average of 15% textile waste due to the stratification or hierarchy of the garment production process. it’s even higher in the leather industry, due to leather's natural shapes
As you can see with this GIF, the middle parts have the highest quality, and the rest are leftovers.
Because of the small size of the Leather Webcam Covers (0.9mm), I can reduce waste to the maximum, even when using very small scraps.
I already have a lot of leather offcuts, of many different colors. I bought a lot of very high quality leather at the "Réserve des Arts" here in Paris. They collect wastes from French fashion brands, select and sort out what can be used again. Upcycling at its best!
If needed, I can always go back for more !
Exotic leather - Limited Edition
I realized I also have exotic leather offcuts, so I decided to make Limited Edition webcam covers for this campaign: Multi-color Sea snake and black lizard.
- Extra thin leather webcam cover (0.9mm/0.03 inch)
- Micro-Suction tape - No glue, no sticky traces, reusable
- Works on all types of devices (Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Phone...)
- High quality and colorful leather
100% hack-proof: Covering your webcam is the only way to be sure no one is watching you
- Shipped in packs of 8
- Fun, easy to use, colorful, safe
Trying in real life!
Here is one hour of using a leather webcam cover (spoiler alert: you won't see a thing and it's boring!).
I first tried a lot of sizes, shapes, etc... And finally decided on a 9mm round shape.
I went to the best - and one of the last - punch hole maker in Paris. His workshop is just great! You can make whatever you want.
I then had 2 perfect punch holes
The Micro-Suction tape is quite expensive, so I decided to have a square of 9 holes at a time. I would then cut small square sheets of tape and leather, stick them together, and punch! ending up with 9 covers in one punch, and avoiding waste as much as possible.
This special punch hole is used to make a beautiful packaging, a single sheet of colorful leather that will hold 8 webcam covers.
My next step is another workshop in Paris where Dominique makes sure that all my leather scraps are of the same thickness. His huge leather splitter gets the work done in seconds!
At Striiiipes, we think the product packaging is very important. The Leather Webcam Cover packaging is simple yet functional: A sheet of colorful leather holds the 8 covers.
As well as for the leather webcam covers, the packaging is made out of leather offcuts, randomly picked, the color will be a surprise!
I am Arthur Lhermitte, fashion designer based in Paris. I created the Striiiipes brand in 2012: Lifestyle accessories and leather goods.
After graduating from the Studio Berçot in Paris, Arthur Lhermitte, Striiiipes’ artistic director, designs exquisite yet audacious fashion products to fit modern lifestyles. Using the stripes as a visual manifesto, the products range from small fashion accessories for your everyday life to delicately crafted limited editions.
We like stripes, craftsmanship combined with technology, attention to details, lobsters… We make most of our products in our Parisian workshop.
I don’t need a lot of money to complete this campaign. 150€ is enough.
The Micro-Suction tape and the punch holes are the most expensive materials for this project and I already made the 2 punch holes.
If the campaign is successful, I will need to buy the Micro-Suction, cardboard, packaging…
I will prepare everything and make the assembly in my Parisian workshop.
Quickstarter was initiated by my brother Oscar Lhermitte.
Quickstarter is a new fun way of doing Kickstarter campaigns, following the same criteria:
- Designing, prototyping and manufacturing should not take longer than 3 months.
- The product has to be launched on Kickstarter.
- The campaign has to be under 20 days.
- The funding goal has to be below €1 000.
- The reward has to be offered under €20.
- The video has to be shot in 1 day with a smartphone.
Want to launch a Quickstarter too? Feel free to do so!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Thanks a lot to Rhea, Oscar, Vassili, Céline, Luc, Anna-Livia, Arnaud, Solange, Margaux, Hadrien, and all of you who will support this campaign…
Risks and challenges
I have been running the Striiiipes brand for 6 years now. From design to market launch. I know what it takes to create and produce this kind of project.
This Quickstarter campaign is a win-win-win project: I already have leather offcuts from previous projects, thus the webcam covers won’t be expensive at all, and less high quality leather will go to trash.
All the costs have been well overlooked, and I have set the shipping date realistically within my capacity.
All will be done to make sure the deadline is met and I will let you know if any problem occurs in the production and fulfillment of the project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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