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70
backers
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 12 2018 5:21 PM UTC +00:00

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Empower yourself! Feel more secure with the Cathy Backpack and/or Charm.

It will come as no surprise to women worldwide, but did you know that 65% of all women have had to deal with some kind of harassment? 23% have experienced sexual aggression, 20% have been stalked or followed around and the list of numbers goes on.

From the designers of the Bobby Anti-Theft Backpack comes a new backpack, one that not only protects your belongings, but also protects you!  

Ever been in a situation where people are getting too close for comfort? Or that you feel unsafe?

If somebody really crosses the line, Cathy gives you some tools to help cope with the situation better. By pressing one button twice on the shoulder strap, a loud alarm is triggered, scaring away your aggressor. 

But what if nobody can hear you, and unwanted company is on your heels? By pressing the second alarm button twice Cathy will send a silent alarm through the Cathy APP on your connected phone. Up to 3 people (preset in your app) will receive your SOS and exact location. 

Besides this the backpack also has the Anti-Theft features of the original Bobby, keeping all zippers hidden and having a secret compartment at the back of the backpack.

The Cathy Charm

Not looking for a new backpack but loving the functions? We've got you covered. Turn your own fashion bag into your personal bodyguard with the Cathy Charm. Using the same alarm functions as the backpack.

UN WOMEN   

In order to support women empowerment worldwide, 2% of all proceeds from the Cathy will go to the UN Women foundation. This way you are not only empowering yourself, but also helping women do the same around the globe.  

From now on you can count on Cathy!  

XD Design - Brighter Days

In an emergency situation, press the SOS button twice and send a SOS SMS (which includes your location) and an automated SOS CALL to all your emergency contacts
In an emergency situation, press the SOS button twice and send a SOS SMS (which includes your location) and an automated SOS CALL to all your emergency contacts
* Built-in speaker for the sound of the alarm ** Scare off the harasser with a loud alarm (120dB)
* Built-in speaker for the sound of the alarm ** Scare off the harasser with a loud alarm (120dB)
Under “Device Management” in the app you can connect with the Cathy backpack
Under “Device Management” in the app you can connect with the Cathy backpack
Bottom and side fabric are also  water repellent!
Bottom and side fabric are also water repellent!
Lifts the weight off your shoulders and less pressure on the spine
Lifts the weight off your shoulders and less pressure on the spine
Hold the remaining strap together with the elastic band
Hold the remaining strap together with the elastic band
Here’s where the Cathy Charm comes in handy! On the back of the charm you’ll find the same silent SOS button and Loud Alarm button as with the Cathy backpack
Here’s where the Cathy Charm comes in handy! On the back of the charm you’ll find the same silent SOS button and Loud Alarm button as with the Cathy backpack
In an emergency situation, press the SOS button twice and send a SOS SMS (which includes your location) and an automated SOS CALL to all your emergency contacts
In an emergency situation, press the SOS button twice and send a SOS SMS (which includes your location) and an automated SOS CALL to all your emergency contacts
* Built-in speaker for the sound of the alarm ** Scare off the harasser with a loud alarm (120dB)
* Built-in speaker for the sound of the alarm ** Scare off the harasser with a loud alarm (120dB)
Under “Device Management” in the app you can connect with the Cathy Charm
Under “Device Management” in the app you can connect with the Cathy Charm
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The Cathy is designed as a protection backpack with a fashionable and feminine design.  With these aspects in mind, the design allows for quick, on-the-go items.
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Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

Of course there are always risks and challenges with a new product launch, its production and fulfillment process. However we believe we have got the biggest and most important parts under control, especially since this will already be our 5th Kickstarter campaign.

During our last campaign all Bobby Urban backpacks were sent out successfully to all backers within 2 months after the campaign ended. And we are very happy to say that our survey showed that over 97% of all backers were happy with the delivery and customer support they received.

We will do everything in our power to deliver the highest quality product to all our backers on time. And you have our promise that we will not rest until every single Cathy backpack and/or Cathy Charm is delivered.

Thank you for your continuous support and for believing in us!

Patent & Copyright

Copyright by Xindao B.V. Rijswijk (The Netherlands). Xindao B.V. is the brand owner of XD Design.

All rights reserved. No part of this work, nor of the information laid down herein and/or derivable here from and/or developed in connection herewith, may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Xindao.

Worldwide Design & Utility Patent are owned by XD Design.

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    Early Bird - 1 x Cathy Charm

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