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Proof of Concept
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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
About this project
We have developed a first-of-its-kind product designed to help couples sleep better together. The core functionality of our product is as a two-part bottom (fitted)-sheet and two-part top sheet that combines two different fabrics for no compromise sleeping.
WHO NEEDS MY SIDE AND YOURS?
Anyone who sleeps with a partner and needs a better night’s sleep! A single fabric sheet doesn’t work for everyone. We all have different body temperatures and sensitivities.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
My Side and Yours bedding is hand-crafted in the United States to your fabric specifications so you can design the perfect pairing of linens to satisfy both your needs and your sleep partner's comfort.
You’ll each get the look, feel and comfort you want and need for optimal sleeping comfort.
You pick out the fabric you want on your side of the bed, and your partner picks the fabric for their side of the bed.
Each custom left and right fabric selection is handcrafted your fitted sheet, top sheet, and pillowcases are made and shipped directly to your door
We have sourced the finest fabrics from around the world to ensure optimum comfort and quality. Ordinary sheet manufacturers are limited to fabrics that large mills crank out on giant looms designed to handle the wide widths and volumes needed for typical bed sheets.
But…My Side and Yours is not your “typical” bedsheet manufacture. Because we are handcrafting your sheets for each side of the bed we can source durable and comfortable fabrics made for high-end fashion and athletics, giving warmth, coolness, durability and beauty.
Handcrafted American Quality!
Your support will allow us to ramp up production and provide a good night’s sleep for couples all over the world! My Side and Yours customized linens are made in the U.S. and shipped directly to your home.
My Side and Yours sheets have incredible attention to detail.
Each Set includes a bottom "fitted" sheet with 16" deep pockets, a top "flat" sheet, and two matching pillow cases.
Only the Highest Quality Fabrics!
For Kickstarter we have selected eight of our favorite fabrics in eight similar neutral light brown earth tones, which adds up to whopping 56 different combinations of fabric pairings for your custom bed linens! Once we reach our funding goal, you can mix and match any of the following fabrics for EACH side of the bed to create your no compromise bedsheet sets!
Bamboo Cotton Jersey (Color Natural) The marriage of Rayon made from bamboo, cotton and spandex provides supreme comfort. We've sought out the perfect blend for even the most eco-friendly consumer, and with that you can experience fabric that is incomparably soft, and machine washable with natural luster. You've now found luxury with durability! This fabric is 66% Bamboo rayon, 28% cotton, and 6% spandex, perfect for a bit rolling around and pulling before retiring for the night. It will feel like you are wearing your favorite vintage t-shirt to bed every night!
Chambray Denim (Color Medium Blue) Who has slept in denim…well there was that one time in college…no really? Denim sheets? Are you out of your mind? NO..Chambray Fine Denim is incredibly light and soft to the touch, this is not your Father’s Levi’s, this is the stuff of the most high end fashion, and will last forever (and a day). This 100% cotton fabric is light weight at 140 gsm, and makes a great choice for the traditionalist that wants a cotton sheet that would never have been found in Grandma’s linen closet.
Fuzzy Bamboo Cotton Stretch Fleece (Color Heather Almond) If you can’t sleep unless you are curled up in warm, soft, flannel sheets, then you have have to try this! It is like flannel on steroids, and speaking of stuff on steroids this is what Russian Olympic athletes would wear if they were fashion runway models. Unlike flannel that losses it’s softness after multiple washings, this has the feeling of a brand new pair of sweat pants, with the most incredible fuzzy, cozy night sleep you have ever had.
Micro Fleece (Color Natural) If your idea of sleeping requires warmth that the famous explores Peary and Cook would have taken on their race to be the first to hit the North Pole, then this is the fabric for you. This environmentally friendly micro fleece packs a mean punch, with light 190 gms weight, but fuzzy, snuggle softness warmth. This is the fleece that only the most high-end all-weather athletic garments wish they were made of. Move over flannel…you have been kicked out of the bed!
Xanadu (Color Khaki) This technology packed fabric is our lightest (3.4 oz.), softest fabric for those that demand the feel of the most luxurious moisture wicking properties that money can buy. This soft and smooth fabric is comprised of finely woven polyester with a slight crosshatch look and a gorgeous fluid drape that is sure to be the perfect fit for those hot summer nights.
French Twill Cotton (Color Khaki) This 100% cotton fabric is for those that prefer the look and feel of a crisp, high-end traditional cotton bed sheet. With a weight of 4.5 oz., this fabric is woven with a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs creating a crisp, yet soft drape that blows away even the finest Egyptian and Percale cotton with “high” thread count “hotel quality” weaves.
Oxford Shirtings (Color Tan) As any good romantic comedy movie has taught us, beautiful women love to drape themselves in oversized button down shirts when making breakfast in the morning. This 60% cotton, 40% polyester, 4.5 oz. fabric is perfect for all night long and the morning after. This fabric is made for the All-American sleeper, it has hearty feel that is durable and soft, but can go from classic with a necktie, to a casual, sporty feel by simply rolling up the sleeves. You enjoy the comfort of an oxford shirt all day; why not enjoy it all night!
Eagle Mesh (Color Stone) this 100% polyester Birds Eye Mesh is made for only the most accomplished athlete. With the feel of an NBA All-Star’s pajamas, this 4.5 oz. fabric is ultra-breathable, and made specifically for quick dry moisture wicking. If you dream of hitting the links all day, why not enjoy the same material of your golf shirt all night? This is like nothing you have ever slept on, because until now no one has had the gold-medal idea to use such a perfect fabric for sleeping on. Just remember that a silver-medal is for the first looser.
Handcrafted American Quality!
Your support will allow us to ramp up production and provide a good night’s sleep for couples all over the world!
“Show your support! Make a $30 or $50 pledge and receive this fun t-shirt!”
STATUS OF THE PROJECT
We have completed over 10 months of designs, prototypes, testing, development, more prototypes, and more testing, with thousands of man hours in the development, sourcing, manufacturing and testing (aka, sleeping!). We have worked hard to develop our supply chain, and worked extra hard to source domestically and find manufacturing partners to produce our product line right here in our home state North Carolina, once the proud textile capital of the world.
We have also worked hand-in-hand with both North Carolina State University and their world renowned College of Textile & Design, as well as the North Carolina Textile District during development and the sourcing process in our quest to revitalize the once thriving North Carolina textile industry.
What remains to be done is to raise the funding needed to take our manufacturing to the next level and produce a full line of custom linen-related products, as well as expand our high-end fabric options.
Even at this early stage, we have sourced the finest fabrics from around the world to ensure optimum comfort and quality. Ordinary sheet manufacturers are limited to fabrics that large mills crank out on giant looms designed to handle the wide widths and volumes needed for typical bed sheets.
But…My Side and Yours is not your “typical” bedsheet manufacture. Because we are handcrafting your sheets for each side of the bed we can source durable and comfortable fabrics made for high-end fashion and athletics. Your “typical” bedding manufactures talk about meaningless “thread count” numbers. Who cares about thread count?!? We want comfort!
Clothing manufactures don’t talk about thread count..thread count is simply a stunt made-up by bedsheet manufactures as a marketing tool. Thread count is just the number of threads per square inch, which in reality maxes out at about 400, so anything over that is just some clever “Wall Street” like accounting! What matters is how the fabrics feel, their weight, their softness, their drape, how they look, and their thermal properties- is the fabric going to sleep warm, or cool?
Just remember, with “My Side and Yours” when you have one sheet and two fabrics, you will never have to compromise in bed again!
Risks and challenges
We think that our "My Side and Yours" bed sheets are best thing to hit the industry since the fitted sheet was patented in 1959! To protect our customized bedsheets for couples we have filed a patent application, and are working through those challenges now.
Our products are handcrafted in the United States, and quality does not come “cheap.” The on-going business model calls for each custom linen set to be ordered on our e-commerce platform, and cut, sewn, packaged and shipped directly to the customer’s door within 72 hours. Due to our custom production, quick turnaround needs, and our demand for quality control, it is unlikely that offshore production will ever be an option for our product line. Higher than expected volume could strain our production partners and cause us to not meet our 72 hour production turn around goals.
If our demand is greater than expected we could also strain our supply chain, which could cause delays from our fabric mills and dyers. We have also seen challenges with getting “bumped” in production runs from our manufacture partners when other customers place large orders that they need rapidly filled. Because of this we have worked to source several manufactures to fill orders to keep production flowing even if these issues arise. We hope to use this campaign as a launch pad to gauge our long term demand so that we can maintain a steady work flow and order volume from our supply chain and production partners, and be the company doing the bumping, and not the company getting bumped!
If you want the perfect gift for your mate, jump on this reward and we'll offer free domestic shipping and deliver before Valentine's Day. One full set of customizable sheets, including pillowcases (2), one fitted and one flat sheet, and My Side and Yours fabric swatches.
...because Clark, it is the gift that gives the whole year round! 12 sets of My Side and Yours bedding, plus Two custom t-shirts, My Side and & Your Reusable Tote Bag, and My Side and Yours fabric swatches. Free domestic shipping.