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$3,945
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 1 2018 2:12 PM UTC +00:00
$3,945
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
38
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 1 2018 2:12 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

The Hoodini™ product is a seamless one piece baby swaddle. This 3D knit baby swaddle is escape proof, engineered with arm tubes to keep arms down and hug technology giving the sensation of a hug all night long thereby providing maximum sleep for both baby and Mommy.

The Hoodini™ product has been developed and tested on several different babies ranging in ages 2 days old to 6 months old. The process of designing, developing, testing, patenting and marketing this project has taken us 9 months. Now we just need enough orders to justify the yarn minimums. 

Goal strategy:

Meeting our kickstarter set goal of $20,000: We manufacture and ship out all product by October 1st using the one machine at the KNITit studio.

Meeting a goal of $100,000: We purchase a new machine to manufacture twice as fast. We will manufacture and ship out all product by October 1st using the two machines at the KNITit studio.

Meeting a goal of $500,000: We move facilities and purchase 4 more machines and meet our original shipping deadline of October 1st. 

Video created by Matthew Provoast Photography

Special thanks to the Hoodini Moms: Leah Theriault Christa Forbes Megan Zars Hannah Geller Ashley Silakoski Kera Sharpe

Very special thanks to their adorable Hoodini babies: Miles Theriault Adrianna Forbes Caspian Zars Ariyah Geller Ashley Rose Sawyer Sharpe

Risks and challenges

Yarn color risks:

If we meet our goal purchasing yarn will not be a problem but getting the color you want may become an issue if there is a disproportionate number of orders for one color.
We do have some sample yarn in stock to offset this risk but if the color you want runs out we may ask you to either compromise on your color choice or wait a few weeks longer for more yarn to arrive and we will send you a free gift with your product.

Shipping deadline risks:

You may have noticed the $80,000 gap in our stretch goal strategy. If we sell more than 500 swaddles but less than 2,000 it will be difficult for us to make the October 1st deadline because of machine capacity. We will deliver the product promised but it may take another month or two. On the flip side if we raise more than $500,000 we would be able to ship product out faster because of the additional machine capacity that would be afforded with more orders.

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Support

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    No baby but love Hoodini™?

    Virtual baby hugs from the Hoodini™ team!
    Thank you for your support!

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    No baby but love our video?

    We love you too!
    As a reward for believing in our product we will share with you our exclusive (embedded) video of our bloopers (hilarious). We only share this with close family and friends. Welcome to the Hoodini™ family!

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    Hoodini™ 0-3 month

    This newborn swaddle fits infants from 0 - 3 months who are 16-23 inches long. A perfect gift for your friend's baby shower or for your little escape artist.

    Includes:
    • Hoodini™ 0-3 month newborn swaddle
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    Hoodini™ 3-6 month

    This slightly larger swaddle fits infants from 3 - 6 months who are 23-28 inches long. A perfect gift for your friend or for your little escape artist.

    Includes:
    • Hoodini™ 3-6 month infant swaddle
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    Two Hoodini are better than one

    You know you want this product and you want both sizes! This package includes both the 0-3 month and the 3-6 month Hoodini™ swaddles.
    Tip: If you only want the larger size, you can buy this package and give the smaller one to a friend and save $10.

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    • Hoodini™ 3-6 month infant swaddle
    • Hoodini™ 0-3 month newborn swaddle
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    Hoodini™ Helper

    You know you want this product and you want it ASAP! This package comes with two 0-3 month swaddles and two 3-6 month swaddles. Save $20 and receive priority shipping.

    Includes:
    • Hoodini™ 0-3 month newborn swaddle
    • Hoodini™ 3-6 month infant swaddle
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    Hoodini™ Hero

    You really want this project to succeed. You've shared it with all your friends but you want to be a larger part of Hoodini's success.
    Includes:
    -10 Hoodini™ swaddles. You'll never have to go shopping for a baby shower gift ever again.
    - 2 hour tour of the KNITit studio where the Hoodini™ is manufactured
    -Design your own custom swaddle
    - Lunch with the Hoodini™ founder Liz Hilton

    Includes:
    • 10× Hoodini™ swaddle size and color of choice
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    Hoodini super Hero

    20 newborn swaddles color if choice
    20 infant swadfles color if choice
    Total Swaddle: 40

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Funding period

- (30 days)