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Save trees and paper towel waste! This microfiber hand towel zips into a water-resistant, pocket-sized case you can carry anywhere.
Save trees and paper towel waste! This microfiber hand towel zips into a water-resistant, pocket-sized case you can carry anywhere.
403 backers pledged $12,489 to help bring this project to life.

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WHAT IS JIMMY TOWEL?

Jimmy Towel is a soft, micro-fiber, quick-drying hand towel that zips into a water-resistant, pocket-sized case you can carry anywhere. The removable lining is machine washable with water-wicking pads for all day use. Jimmy Towel dries quickly when hung open or laid flat.

JIMMY TOWEL IS PERFECT FOR...

Drying hands and faces, wiping spills, cleaning lenses, sports, camping, travel and more.

UNIQUE PATENTED DESIGN

WHY NOT USE PAPER TOWELS OR HAND DRYERS?

51,000 trees are cut down every day to make paper towels. Manufacturing 100% recycled paper towels is still a big drain on resources for a disposable product. The pulp and paper industry is the 3rd largest industrial producer of global warming pollution. Most paper towels are not recyclable or compostable. 3,000 tons of paper towels go into landfills each day.  Traditional hand dryers use even more resources.

WHO IS CHICOBAG?

ChicoBag designs the highest-quality, longest-lasting compact reusable bags available (demo here). To celebrate our partnership, we’re offering Jimmy Towel with the ChicoBag Original in gray Abyss with exclusive matching graphics.

BRAND YOUR OWN JIMMY TOWEL THROUGH CHICOBAG

Jimmy Towel makes a great promotion for environmentally conscious organizations. It is the perfect way to eliminate paper towel expenses and waste in offices or on campus, and is a unique gift item for specialty shops. If you’re interested in an order of 250 or more, visit ChicoBag for more info.

WHO IS JIMMY?

In 2011, Alec Ramsey's friend Jimmy shared that to conserve resources he hadn’t used a paper towel in more than a year, opting to dry his hands on his pants instead. Inspired, Ramsey began sewing prototypes for a portable hand towel to help individuals reduce their own paper towel consumption. He called this new invention Jimmy Towel. Alec partnered with local entrepreneur and green enthusiast Lee Johnson and obtained a utility patent and trademarked the Jimmy Towel name.

If successful, the funds raised on Kickstarter will be used to place their first bulk order with ChicoBag.

Risks and challenges

This is our 4th Kickstarter total, and second for Jimmy Towel. We've refined our process each time and always make backer satisfaction our number one priority. You can see it in our comments and updates from previous projects.

The risks this time are minimal. Through ChicoBag we have access to reputable manufacturers. All of the design and prep work is done. We simply need to place our first order. Depending on when we order, there is always a chance of delays in production or shipping. We will do our best to avoid these delays, and will communicate with our backers if they become unavoidable.

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    Pledge $8 or more About $8

    ***EARTH DAY WEEKEND ONLY***
    One Jimmy Towel (Case & Towel Insert)

    Start saving trees and reducing waste with a new Jimmy Towel made by ChicoBag (projected retail $10).

    *Special through April 24th*

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    One Jimmy Towel (Case & Towel Insert)

    Start saving trees and reducing waste with a new Jimmy Towel made by ChicoBag (projected retail $10).

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    ***EARTH DAY WEEKEND ONLY***
    One Jimmy Towel (Case & Towel Insert) & One ChicoBag

    One Jimmy Towel and ChicoBag with matching graphics.

    *Special through April 24th*

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    One Jimmy Towel (Case & Towel Insert) & One ChicoBag

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    2 Jimmy Towels (Cases & Towel Inserts)

    The back-up plan... One Jimmy Towel in the wash and one in your pocket. Projected retail is $10 each.

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    2 Jimmy Towels (Cases & Towel Inserts) &
    2 ChicoBags

    Two Jimmy Towels and two ChicoBags with exclusive matching graphics.

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    Family 4-Pack of Jimmy Towels (Cases & Towel Inserts)

    A Jimmy Towel for everyone in your family of four. Projected retail is $10 each.

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    Pledge $56 or more About $56

    4 Jimmy Towels (Cases & Towel Inserts) &
    4 ChicoBags

    A Jimmy Towel & matching ChicoBag for everyone in your family of four.

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    Community 10-Pack of Jimmy Towels (Cases & Towel Inserts)

    The perfect gift for you and all your friends at a great value. Projected retail is $10 each.

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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    ***EARTH DAY WEEKEND ONLY***
    10 Jimmy Towels (Cases & Towel Inserts) &
    10 ChicoBags

    The perfect matching gift set for you and all your friends at a great value.

    *Special through April 24th*

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    Pledge $130 or more About $130

    10 Jimmy Towels (Cases & Towel Inserts) &
    10 ChicoBags

    The perfect matching gift set for you and all your friends at a great value.

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Funding period

- (42 days)