Product Highlights:Tell-Tail Harness - What distinguishes our harnesses from others is our patent-pending design that allows you to easily switch out the logo or image on the front of the harness using a durable, detachable patch. It’s a fun and unique way to show off your dog’s personality conveniently and affordably with countless options.
We fashioned the design of the harness itself to make it more efficient than others you find in the market: The front is shaped so that it allows the dog’s legs to move freely and comfortably. Along the dog’s belly, is a breathable mesh to keep it cool, and on the back are easy-to-use squeeze buckles. The harness is adjustable at both the neck and girth to fit all shapes and sizes while staying centered on the dogs chest. We placed a ring at the base of the harness where the leash attaches to prevent any pulling or tugging on the dog’s neck. We also added a small d-ring for ID tags and charms and our products have been strength tested for safety.
Tell-Tail Leash - In addition we have designed a coordinating Tell-Tail Leash Collection. Our leashes are constructed from durable nylon webbing and finished with carefully selected hardware. We added a d-ring to attach poo bags or charms and a soft neoprene lined colored handle to add comfort and style to every walk!
We hope to eventually offer our leash in a variety of colors and two widths and lengths.
Our long term goals?
Our long term goals include adding patches with collegiate and professional sport logos. We plan to expand all of our collections including our Halloween and holiday lines. We intend to use our product to raise awareness for many different foundations that help people as well as animals. In fact, we already have patches designed for both Pet Rescue and Breast Cancer Awareness.
Our brand is currently only available on Kickstarter, so by supporting us you will be one of the first to own our Tell-Tail Collection.
We have a variety of rewards to choose from depending on your level of contribution. For our Tell-Tail harnesses, you will be able to choose from 4 different sizes and 4 patch designs, our Plaid, Reflective, Alien and I 'heart' to Cuddle. For our Leashes (5/8"wide; 4' long), you will be able to choose from 3 leash colors; blue, orange or red neoprene lined handles.
Sizing: To choose the correct size please measure your dog's neck and girth.
neck – 8”-10.5”
chest – 11”-14”
3/8” nylon webbing
chest – 13” – 18”
½” nylon webbing
Medneck – 11”-13”
chest – 16”-21”
Completed to date:
- Prototypes and final samples have been designed and completed for our Tell-Tail Harness in 6 sizes
- Design Patents have been filed
- Manufacturer with the ability to accommodate large production orders has been secured
- Quality control has been implemented and an inspection team/process is in place
- Prototypes and final samples have been designed and completed for our Tell-Tail Leash in two widths and lengths
- We have 38 patch designs completed and printed for quality with another 15 ready to go
- Professional studio and lifestyle photos have been taken for marketing, website design and packaging
- All products have been strength tested by a third party testing facility
- Website has been designed and launched - www.charlieandspike.com
- Social media sites have been created
packaging has been designed
Funding to be used for:
- Mass Production Order - which will include minimum quantity requirements for the harness in 4 sizes, minimum quantity requirements for 4 patch designs, and minimum quantity requirements for leashes with 3 different colored neoprene handles
If we were to exceed our funding goals the money would go towards:
- Production of all 6 sizes of the Tell-Tail Harness
- Production of a variety of neoprene colored handled leashes in 2 widths and lengths
- Additional development of patch designs
- Purchasing the licensing rights for collegiate and professional sports team logos
- Building an e-commerce website
booth space at an industry pet show in August
Thank you for your support.Any contribution is greatly appreciated and you have our word that we will work extremely hard to make Charlie and Spike an enormous success!
Risks and challenges
We do not foresee any major hurdles at this time. We have spent 2 years in research and development in order to perfect our patterns, source quality materials and secure the best possible manufacturing team. If demand exceeds our greatest expectations and we were to experience any type of delay in our delivery, we would be sure to notify you in advance via email. It is important to us to keep you well informed.
We would encourage you to reach out to us with any questions. We believe that quality comes with both great products and a commitment to outstanding customer service.
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