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About this project

Hi. Here we are: Paola, Consuelo and Federica, three friends with different lives and jobs, but one common passion.. flip flop

…work in progress….
…work in progress….

Our idea of flip flop materialized last summer, during one of our last nights on the beach, the sun was setting on the sea and anything round us was Sparkling & Glowing.. Holiday was almost over : we really wanted to bring with us a pinch of all that... The idea to go back to daily life wearing shoes made us sad and the crazy idea came up : why can’t we have a bit of summer on our feet anytime of year ?

And how can we make a basic flip flop special to be used anytime ? Day and night? But how do we realize it? For the day use it was just a matter of choosing beautiful colours … For the night we wanted some special effect on the flip flop releasing the peak of their luminescence and… glowing in the dark.

Black Edition Total Look - Slim and Unisex style all sizes
Black Edition Total Look - Slim and Unisex style all sizes

Behind this easy&simple Ciabattina flip flop we had a hard job of research of chemical engineering and technology : we started from rare earth metals, we obtained pigments of high purity and afterwards the combination of this together with a special patented sylicon made the result of a colored glowing effect that lasts long time.....quite an innovative and unique goal, not yet reached and achieved by others. 

Thanks to a special SECRET process of the luminescent pigments combined with an INNOVATIVE material from the silicon family, CIABATTINA was finally born!!!  

SLIM
SLIM
UNISEX
UNISEX

The material is very soft, the fitting very comfortable while it keeps the characteristics of elasticity and resistance (55 shore) for a long life flip-flop …

In the daylight our colors are gorgeous and brilliant. At night the luminosity is even more incredible and lasts very long!

 Our dream : Together and thanks to your special support we can make this summer 2016 the brightest summer of this millennium!

Two different sizes of molds are ready 

Slim fit EU37/38 - US6  and Unisex fit EU41/42 - US9 

With your support in this short 30-days campaign we will create moulds for THE OTHER SIX SIZES

Our Promise : With your support to have flip flop ready to be shipped out Early June 2016

 CHOOSE YOUR COLOR, YOUR STYLE AND YOUR SIZE

SLIM - DAY & NIGHT
SLIM - DAY & NIGHT
UNISEX - DAY & NIGHT
UNISEX - DAY & NIGHT
SIZE CONVERTER
SIZE CONVERTER

In the daylight our colors are gorgeous and brilliant. At night the luminosity is even more incredible and lasts very long!

Our photoluminescent pigments are waterproof; they do not loose luminosity under water or into any water-based formulation.

CIABATTINAMILANO PIGMENTS : Our flip-flops use photoluminescent pigments produced by an Italian chemical company, leader in its field, that uses pure raw materials with a special production process that guarantees a much higher efficiency and greater performance compared to pigments realized by other producers. The uniqueness of the crystal structure and the chemical formulation of these pigments amplify the natural brightness of the crystals they contain, as a result we could develop CIABATTINA in accordance with IMO, ASTM, ISO and PSPA safety regulations. Our photoluminescent pigments are waterproof; they do not loose luminosity under water or into any water-based formulation. Pigments can be charged by various light sources: solar light, neon light, energy saving lamps, gas lighting, LED lamps, UV lamps (Woods lamps). In simple words: you can recharge anytime anywhere…with a day or artificial light.. 

CIABIATTINAMILANO RUBBER : Ciabattinamilano, thanks to an Italian producer support, leader in the industry of rubber products, has developed a formulation and a production process for the realization of a silicone rubber that can be mixed with the special pigments, in accordance with the International regulations on composition and safety. 

Silicone is the top rubber material used for products that will have a skin contact

CIABIATTINAMILANO PHOTOLUMINESCENT EFFECT : The photoluminescent materials (PLM) are able to memorize the light photons reacting to the exposure of a light source. After being exposed to a light source, the excited crystals continue to release light for a certain time until the excitation persists. The time of exhaustion of the energy stored in the crystals mainly depends on their own quality. Our flip-flop guarantees a first high-intensity luminescent effect "starting glow" that moves, going through different phases of luminescence, to the “afterglow” with a release time up to three days

Production Time & Process : in 20 days the manufacturer will produce the silicone bulk according to the rewards well receive. At the end of the campaign you have to confirm us type (slim-fit or unisex-fit), color and sizes. According to these data we will mix the silicone base bulk with our special colored pigments (2/3 working days), by then it will be May – we calculated that each mold/size has an average production capacity of 750 pairs per day, this means that for 8 moulds we can get 6.000 CIABATTINA PAIRS a day. Within 2 weeks we can get more than  90.000 pairs and start delivering all over the world starting from first weeks of June…and official summer time has not even started yet...

STEPS OF THE PROJECT
STEPS OF THE PROJECT

Risks and challenges

We are three girls, crazy for fashion, trying to make/realize a very simple but innovative product.

No one has done this before and we might run into some unforeseen obstacles. If a problem comes up, we’ll let you know about it.

We’ll make sure we get our CIABATTINA in your life as soon as possible.

With that said, we’ve done our homework, done the math, filed the patent, -concluded/made agreements- with reliable Italian-based manufacturing partners, and now we know that we’ll be able to deliver. With your support, you will be helping us turn an idea into a tangible product

Our Kickstarter will end on early April . We will send out the Survey's one week later middle of April . We partnered with BackerKit to help get all your shipping info. There you can adjust and add to your order, so if you want to get extra pairs of CIABATTINA you can do it then.

KickStarter will release the backer funds two weeks after the campaign officially ends Which will be end of April . At this time we will be able to place the orders to start manufacturing.

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    Pledge €19 or more About $21

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    Pledge €28 or more About $31

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    Two pairs of CIABATTINA

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    Three pairs of CIABATTINA

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    Pledge €140 or more About $154

    Six pairs of CIABATTINA

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    Ten pairs of CIABATTINA

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