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Colorful Leather webcam covers, made from Micro-Suction tape and high-quality leather offcuts.
Keep your privacy private in style.
Colorful Leather webcam covers, made from Micro-Suction tape and high-quality leather offcuts.
Keep your privacy private in style.
Colorful Leather webcam covers, made from Micro-Suction tape and high-quality leather offcuts. Keep your privacy private in style.
1,996 backers pledged €20,273 to help bring this project to life.

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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

Colorful High Quality leather to cover your webcam
Colorful High Quality leather to cover your webcam
Keep your privacy private.
Keep your privacy private.
Mug shot of the Leather Webcam Cover: one side is colorful 100% goat leather, the other is 0.5mm Micro-suction tape
Mug shot of the Leather Webcam Cover: one side is colorful 100% goat leather, the other is 0.5mm Micro-suction tape
The perfect size: 9mm (0.35 inch) diameter. Extremely thin: less than 1mm. One side is colorful 100% goat leather. One side is Micro-Suction tape
The perfect size: 9mm (0.35 inch) diameter. Extremely thin: less than 1mm. One side is colorful 100% goat leather. One side is Micro-Suction tape

 Choose your color!

8 random colors (including 1 black), all black, or gold limited edition
8 random colors (including 1 black), all black, or gold limited edition
Shipped in packs of 8 webcam covers
Shipped in packs of 8 webcam covers

It's as easy as ONE, TWO, THREE 

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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…

If you want to learn more about Micro-suction tape you can check out the Wikipedia page or watch this fun video 

No glue, no tape, reusable and no sticky traces!

Thousands of micro suction cups
Thousands of micro suction cups
A new revolutionary material
A new revolutionary material
And extremely strong (checkout the video below)
And extremely strong (checkout the video below)
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It's like an eye lens, but will blind your webcam
It's like an eye lens, but will blind your webcam


It just works!
It just works!

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.

The best parts are in the middle, the rest are leftovers
The best parts are in the middle, 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. 

Using the most out of offcuts
Using the most out of offcuts

 
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 !

So much offcuts in stock
So much offcuts in stock

 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.

Exotic leather - Only from my personal stock from previous projects
Exotic leather - Only from my personal stock from previous projects
Multi color sea snake and black lizard
Multi color sea snake and black lizard

PRODUCT SPECS

  • 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
Compatible with all types of devices
Compatible with all types of devices
Desktops and laptops
Desktops and laptops
Tablets
Tablets
Smartphones (However, covering your iPhone X will disable the Animojis)
Smartphones (However, covering your iPhone X will disable the Animojis)
It works on all types of devices and material (plastic, glass, steel...).
It works on all types of devices and material (plastic, glass, steel...).
It's so thin, it's invisible.
It's so thin, it's invisible.

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!).

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PLEDGES

Pledge 6€ - A pack of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 1 black and 7 random colors
Pledge 6€ - A pack of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 1 black and 7 random colors
Pledge 6€ - A pack of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 8 black
Pledge 6€ - A pack of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 8 black
Pledge 8€ - A pack of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 8 gold. LIMITED EDITION, Kickstarter only!
Pledge 8€ - A pack of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 8 gold. LIMITED EDITION, Kickstarter only!
Pledge 10€ - A pack of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 8 multi-color sea snake. LIMITED EDITION
Pledge 10€ - A pack of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 8 multi-color sea snake. LIMITED EDITION
Pledge 10€ - A pack of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 8 black lizard. LIMITED EDITION
Pledge 10€ - A pack of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 8 black lizard. LIMITED EDITION
Pledge 11€ - 2 packs of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 8 random colors (including 1 black) and 8 black
Pledge 11€ - 2 packs of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 8 random colors (including 1 black) and 8 black
Pledge 11€ - 2 packs of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 2 black and 14 random colors
Pledge 11€ - 2 packs of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 2 black and 14 random colors
Pledge 11€ - 2 packs of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 16 black
Pledge 11€ - 2 packs of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 16 black
Pledge 15€ - 3 packs of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 16 random colors (including 2 black) and 8 black
Pledge 15€ - 3 packs of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 16 random colors (including 2 black) and 8 black
Pledge 29€ - 6 packs of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 3 packs of random colors (including 3 black) and 3 packs of all black
Pledge 29€ - 6 packs of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 3 packs of random colors (including 3 black) and 3 packs of all black
Pledge 48€ - 10 packs of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 5 packs of random colors (including 5 black) and 5 packs of all black
Pledge 48€ - 10 packs of 8 Leather Webcam Covers. 5 packs of random colors (including 5 black) and 5 packs of all black

PROTOTYPING

I first tried a lot of sizes, shapes, etc... And finally decided on a 9mm round shape. 

Here I tried a lot of shapes and sizes
Here I tried a lot of shapes and sizes

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.

Working on the punch holes prototypes
Working on the punch holes prototypes
Super cool workshop!
Super cool workshop!

I then had 2 perfect punch holes 

Finally the 2 custom made punch holes
Finally the 2 custom made 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.

The "webcam covers" punch holes: 9 covers at a time
The "webcam covers" punch holes: 9 covers at a time

This special punch hole is used to make a beautiful packaging, a single sheet of colorful leather that will hold 8 webcam covers.

The "Packaging" punch hole: To hold the 8 webcam covers
The "Packaging" punch hole: To hold the 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!

I have leftovers of various thickness
I have leftovers of various thickness
This huge leather splitter is so cool, it's called a "refendeuse" in French
This huge leather splitter is so cool, it's called a "refendeuse" in French
And voila ! They are now all 0.3mm thin
And voila ! They are now all 0.3mm thin
BOOM ! 0.3mm!! Super thin leather sheets!
BOOM ! 0.3mm!! Super thin leather sheets!
And then the fun part - Hydraulic press!
And then the fun part - Hydraulic press!

PACKAGING

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!

White cardboard, colorful leather offcuts.
White cardboard, colorful leather offcuts.
Easy to take, easy to store
Easy to take, easy to store

WHO?

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.

WHEN?

HOW MUCH?

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?

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.

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    1 pack - Multi-color Sea snake

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    - 8 multi-color sea snake
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    - 7 random colors
    Second pack:
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    6 packs - 3 colors and 3 all black

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    10 packs - 5 colors and 5 all black

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