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€9,368
pledged of 25.000 €pledged of 25.000 € goal
66
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 4 2016 7:37 PM UTC +00:00

About

THE PARASOL REIMAGINED

It started with two friends, during their holidays in Spain on the "Costa Brava", trying to re-design and dramatically improve the traditional parasol...

Fact 1 : In all sunny places worldwide, people need protection from the sun, heat and UV rays.

Fact 2 : People need shade and like to share it with their family and friends.

Our ambition : while we were thinking about the traditional parasol, we wondered how to find effective solutions to the following requirements :

  • INNOVATION
  • DESIGN
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • COMFORT
  • PRACTICALITY
  • SAFETY

We wanted to develop an aesthetic solution to the creation of shade whilst satisfying people's other needs. (including nomad solar charging capabilities).

The idea of  LEAF for life™ Nomad Shadow Leaf has evolved over several months while dealing with all the design and functional features of our Leaf.

After months of working on its design we proudly present : The LEAF for life™ Nomad Shadow Leaf.

Our Brand : we wanted to create a brand which perfectly combines the inspiration of nature with protecting ourselves from the sun.

 Inspired by the natural form of the "Monstera Delicious of Central America" leaf, the LEAF for life™ Nomad Shadow Leaf combines cutting-edge design with revolutionary technology.

A GENEROUS SHADE 

 The LEAF for life™ Nomad Shadow Leaf grants you a maximum of shade due to its dimensions and its off-centered pole.

 The LEAF for life™ Nomad Shadow SUN LEAF version comes with a movable 16W high efficiency solar panel which can be attached independently either on the Leaf or onto the carrying bag.The solar panel allows you to charge any smartphone and 5V DC electronic/electric device.

EASY PACK’N GO

 Smart, robust and easy to use, the LEAF for life™ Nomad Shadow Leaf has been devised for you! Its ergonomy and mobile features have been carefully studied to make your daily life easier.

 Every Nomad Shadow Leaf comes with a knapsack which allows you to store your Leaf and all accessories. It has been designed as a self-contained complementary product for carrying your stuff about with you. It is compact and spacious at the same time. 

 

 

 

 

 The CURVE TENSIONING SYSTEM (CTS™) redirects, transfers and distributes the effort involved in opening the Leaf throughout the entire canopy surface. The CTS™ creates a strong, aerodynamic Leaf with no sharp points - the LEAF for life™ shadow Leaf.

 The LEAF for life™ canopy uses its self-tensioning system to open automatically and effortlessly.

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 The CURVE TENSIONING SYSTEM (CTS™) offers to the canopy its revolutionary cutting edge design in any position.

 

 

 Easy to manipulate with its 1/4 turn handy controller, the SFS allows you to position your Leaf in any sunny or windy situation. The rotule offers extreme Leaf position at any angle even imagined.

 The handy controller can be disengaged to facilitate any movement of the Leaf and tightening and position.

OPTIMISATION OF THE SHADOW AREA

 The 360° multidirectional rotule allows the LEAF for life™ Nomad Shadow Leaf to be moved to follow the sun's course throughout the day.

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 We tested the Leaf's ground socket on different terrains (sand, soil and pebbles). It works!

 The telescopic pole allows several height settings which is appropriate to any windy situation. As the Leaf protects you against the sun, it also can protect you against strong wind as same as a real wind barrier.

 

 

 

 The LEAF for life™ Nomad Shadow Sun leaf model includes a photovoltaic panel with a power supply of 16 watts equipped with 2 USB ports which allows you to charge smartphones and tablets or power micro fans, ice boxes ... The photovoltaic panel is movable and can be attached independently onto the leaf, the knapsack or other supports through its integrated eyelet. 

 Protected from the sun, charging your smartphone or listening your bluetooth music without thinking about lack of battery. A real comfort thanks to Leaf for life movable solar panel.

 The solar panel is robust, dustproof and splash proof. It also has wipeable surfaces.

 Each LEAF for life™ Nomad Shadow Sun leaf model comes with a 1,5 meter USB blue wire extension to allow you easy connection under your Leaf.

 The Leaf for life solar panel offers 2 USB DC outputs of 1600 mAh intensity for each; that means : charge your smartphone battery two times faster than using your home electricity plug (at maximum sunny exposure of the solar panel). Our electronic components are fully protected and regulated for taking care of you electronic device and smartphone.

 The clip accessory is very useful for all Sun Leaf owners : it will allow you to hang your smartphone on the telescopic pole and avoid dropping it in the sand whilst charging.

 All Leaf and carrying bags are standard equipped with 4 black little tab that enable you to attach the solar panel using its 4 eyelets. This offers an incredible movable capability for the Leaf for life solar panel.

THE FINISHING TOUCHES

 Every detail of a LEAF for life™ Solar Panel is carefully and individually considered.

 

 

COOL BREEZE

With a classic parasol, the bell effect prevents hot air beneath from creating a greenhouse effect. Under the leaf, the air circulates freely, thus providing an immediate sensation of freshn

 

 

 

 

 

 A truly versatile bag, this knapsack is a stylish, user-friendly way to carry your beach items.

 The Leaf for life knapsack is not only a storage bag for the Leaf but a real design, useful and fashion bag.  

 We have tested the ergonomics of the knapsack in a lot of situations (mountain thinking, even skiing, beach hiking, bicycle, motorcycle, ...) to design all of its characteristics in order to ensure perfect comfort at all times

The carrying bag has been studied for storage. It allows to bring not only your leaf with you but a lot of personal belongings anywhere.

 

 Leaf for life carrying bag is water repellent.

STYLISH AND PRACTICAL

With a Leaf on your back, your hands free, it's all in the bag...


 

No more sand in your phone or in your clothes...

Every Leaf comes with 3 wide-opening carabiners for hanging your personal belongings...

 

 

 

 

 Because protecting correctly your kids and family is one of our ambition, we have chosen high density fabrics for the Leaf for life shadow leaf. Two treatments have been processed on the lower side of each leaf in order to ensure a REAL protection against the sun.

 Our LEAF for life™ Nomad Shadow Leaf garanties you a maximum area of shadow and high solar UPF 50+ protection.

 

 

 No sharp angles around the leaf in order to avoid any accident for your kids or other people on the beach. Safety is one of our priorities

 

 

 

 Perfect aerodynamics thanks to its shape and its off centered pole; the portance effect is reduced and the ground fixing is strengthened.

 As flexible as a reed,the LEAF for life™ Nomad Shadow Leaf absorbs the wind strength without any resistance,thus diminishing the risks of being torn out of the ground. No more flying parasols on the beach this summer!

 We tested the Leaf in extreme windy situation in order to ensure its resistance qualities against turn out of the ground and breakdown.

 

 How to use SFS (Sun Following System)

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 How to fold the LEAF for life™ Nomad Shadow Leaf : Folding, a kid's game !

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  How to replace your LEAF for life™ Nomad Shadow Leaf canopy

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  • HOME LEAF DESIGN

Our LEAF for life Shadow Leaf integrates perfectly with your garden furniture, around a swimming pool or on a terrace.

  • LEAF'N FISH

The LEAF for life Nomad Shadow Leaf accompanies nature lovers on their fishing or camping trips by lake sides and rivers. Spacious and compact, its carrying bag offers enough room to contain other equipment.

  • AND MANY OTHERS... for family and friends...

 Change your mood, change of color !

The canopy is interchangeable.

COLOR RANGE

For the launch of our product, we have limited the color range of our Shadow Leaf to 4 bright colors. We are currently working on an annual "Leaf collection" starting Summer 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIMELINE

We've worked very hard to bring LEAF for life to where it is today. We're already in the final stages of distribution, and now we need your help to take the final step.

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The money raised on Kickstarter will go directly towards the final stages of worldwide distribution of our Nomad Shadow Leaf.

OUR DESIGN PROCESS

For several months, we have been working on various prototypes, pre-manufacturing series and the optimization of our product in order to ensure efficiency, reliability, design and high standards. At the time being, we are working on other kind of Leaf to serve identified market segments and demands. There are many possible applications for our product which means interesting development of it for the future.

MARKETING CAMPAIN

We have planned a French press release (general and specialized) to coincide with our launch. We are present on all main social media (Facebook, ...). We will start partnership with a famous Telecom company in France starting beginning of July which means real interest from the market on our product.

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing - We have already manufactured enough products to satisfy the French market early birds needs. Our team is experienced in both design, solar technology and industrial manufacturing. The high quality of all components is important to us and we will not compromise on this. However, we are continuing to work on R&D in order to offer the best product at the best price. We have reliable suppliers and have already started manufacturing.

Distribution - We have started distribution to the French Market. Our team is experienced in international business. However, international distribution remains a challenge as it must solve the equation of innovation+quality vs the market price.

We are currently looking to find worldwide distributors for the LEAF for life Nomad Shadow Leaf in order to promote the launch of our product and balance economic scales.
In tandem, we are developing an internet platform to grant full access to our products and after-sales services.

Patent and Trademark - We have already registered the LEAF for life brand and product-related patents to ensure safe product development, and distribution in the coming months.

Kickstarter financing will assist us in reaching our goals and launching a high quality product onto the worldwide market starting this year.

As early supporters of LEAF for life, we will regularly update you on all challenges we may encounter on the way to attaining these goals.

Thank you so much for your support and for Kickstarting LEAF for life onto the market.

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    THANK YOU and NEWS FROM FRANCE

    You will receive exclusive updates on LEAF for life Nomad Shadow Leaf distribution and get the opportunity to be mentioned in LEAF for life Facebook page, website, or even in our latest videos. You will receive also an original postcard from south of France and mediterranean sea and will have new friends in South of France for visiting anytime

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    A TASTE OF SOUTH OF FRANCE

    Receive a surprising box of typical souvenirs and flavors from South of France.

    You will receive also exclusive updates on Leaf for life Nomad Shadow Leaf and get the opportunity to be mentioned in our Facebook page, website or even in our latest videos.

    You will also be granted with two new friends in South of France.

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