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Ashish RajadhyakshaBy Ashish Rajadhyaksha
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Ashish RajadhyakshaBy Ashish Rajadhyaksha
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$2,501
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 7 2012 5:32 PM UTC +00:00

About

1. As a Co-Founder of MoonSoup (www.moonsoup.net), an early childhood learning center and gift store in New York City, I've talked to many parents over the past 6 years and seen how little kids learn, play and explore, and how they like to pull and move things everywhere.  There is currently no single, high-quality, multi-functional, durable, and affordable product out there that would teach little kids how to store their toys, clean their rooms while having fun doing it with the parents.  

2. This provided a great first-hand experience and knowledge of what kids like, and what parents are looking for in terms of furniture and storage solutions for their kids' rooms, especially in small urban apartments. Why not make them both very happy? So I came up with Pullo'man (www.pulloman.com)!  As Founder and Designer of Pullo'man: A Pull-Along Ottoman with Storage, I wanted each and every Pullo'man to be designed and hand-made to give little children of the world a sense of independence, wonder and mobility to play, store and clean their rooms that will make them and their parents proud.

3.Little kids respond very well to animal and other characters as it gives them a sense of comfort and companionship, and so to get started with this project, I hired a graphics artist to design some of the characters that I thought would appeal to both kids and parents.  After going through many artistic changes and color schematics: we present to you: Bubbles The Elephant, Omar The Lion, Henry The Turtle, Sprinkles The Cupcake, Buttercup The Cow, and Bella The Car! 

4. Getting these designs done was the easier part, hardest part was sampling and finding a reputable manufacturer that will not only spend the time and effort to sample this completely new product that nobody has done before, but also provide consistency, and high-end quality and safety that was extremely important to us as a Company.  Luckily for us, we came across Better Living (www.betterlivingcollection.com) from India through some personal relationships, and the sampling time they've spent over the past 4-5 months has given us confidence that our products will be in good hands, especially when they are all Hand-Made!

5.To make the project fun and interesting for all of us involved, I hired a really awesome animation company called 3 Degrees Films, developed cool exclusive music from Michael Keenan Audio www.michaelkeenanaudio.com, and put a nice video together from Mark Ezovski. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

6. The key highlights of Pullo'man are: It provides nice mobile storage for the little one's books, crayons, art supplies and plush toys; nicely combines American Creativity, Innovation & Practical Design with Fine Indian Craftsmanship in Hand-Made Products; It is Fire Retardant, Stain-Resistant, Chemical and Allergen-Free; No Assembly Required; Safe for Children (2 Yrs+); and Dimensions are 13" (Diameter)  X 12" (Height).

7.Now the very important part!  As we all know how hard it is to launch a new product, and so we need all the support and help we can get to complete the sampling and bring all 6 Pullo'man Designs to market over the next few months.  The funds and pre-orders we receive from Kickstarter will be used to complete all the U.S. CPSC testing requirements, set up logistics and distribution arrangements, give advance to our vendors to keep the manufacturing process going, amongst many other expenses.  So your generous contribution will help bring this new, innovative, child-focused product to market! Please spread the word on your FB, Twitter, Linked-In, Blogs and other Social Media networks!!  Thank You!!!

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    Pre-Order 1 Pullo'man specially monogrammed with a child's name (Retail Value of $175). Free Shipping in the US. For Canada, please add $15, and for other international destinations, please add $25.

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    As a special recognition at this level, we'll name a future Pullo'man character after a child or pet in your life.

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