$505
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, February 10 2019 6:02 PM UTC +00:00.

Mandy GideonsBy Mandy Gideons
First created
Mandy GideonsBy Mandy Gideons
First created
$505
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
12
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, February 10 2019 6:02 PM UTC +00:00.

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Design Prototype

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About

A unique carrier for pets up to 20 lbs, Hold Me Close Pet Carriers are comfortable, secure, machine-washable/dryable, and made in the USA! This product allows the wearer to carry their pet close to the chest in a cozy and secure position, allowing the pet to feel safe and snug and the wearer to carry their pet hands-free. 

In addition, Hold Me Close Pet Carriers have a small pocket for debit/credit cards and a larger pocket to accommodate cell phones. There is also a swivel clip that can be attached to the pet’s halter/collar, as well as a fabric loop onto which the wearer can attach pet waste bags, car keys, etc.

This product has three sizes: S (small), M (medium) and L (large). The sizes are determined by the size of the WEARER, not the size of the pet (which should be no larger than 20 pounds, or 9.07 kg). The sizing chart is as follows:

The color is heather grey.

I’ve worked on the Hold Me Close Pet Carrier for 9 months to get it just right; I’ve had friends and family test countless prototypes to ensure the right design and sizing, and I‘ve hunted the United States from east to west coast to find that perfect cotton/spandex fabric for the product. 

I am excited about my first production run, but I am asking for your support to make it happen. So far I have funded everything with my 401K. Now I am hoping to raise enough money on Kickstarter to purchase my first bulk order of fabric and have my first run of carriers manufactured.

Risks and challenges

I am aware that my production run could be delayed by the manufacturer. However, I have had clear patterns, sew-by samples, and tech packs made and have seen the production sample created by the manufacturer, so I feel confident the carriers will be made correctly and on time.

If anything delays the production, I will keep my backers updated every step of the way so they will know what’s happening and when to expect their carriers.

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