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By Andy Lai
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We grew tired of the balancing act: either our shirts looked great and stained easily, or they were something we weren't worried about getting dirty. 

After extensive work, we came up with the Lotushirt: a combination of high-tech material and fashion. 

Water-repelling

Nanotechnology was used to make the surface of the fabric water repellent while allowing it to remain soft and breathable. The outside surface holds back water, while the inside surface acts as a wick. 

No Sweat 

Some people sweat more than others. The Lotushirt's unique material remains breathable and dry, moving perspiration outside of the shirt without unsightly underarm stains.

Slip and Slide

Because of the unique characteristics of the fabric, most liquids, like paint, simply slip off of the Lotushirt. 

The Pepsi Challenge

 

Memory Yarn

Traditional dress shirts feel stuffy and require ironing each time you wear them, on top of that you worry about staining the clothing while wearing it all day.

The Lotushirt's unique structure means it's both flexible and strong. It bends without breaking, giving you the freedom to move.

Dubbed 'memory fiber' by its inventor, it took a year of research and development before the fabric was first fashioned into a shirt.

Breathable

Our shirt is also designed to breathe. With more than one million micro holes, Lotushirt remains comfortable while drying quickly.

Anti-wrinkle

Bunched up in a travel case or being worn all day, the Lotushirt won't wrinkle – meaning you'll be using the iron a lot less than usual.

Machine Wash

Some waterproof coatings wash away after one cycle, but the Lotushirt's properties are actually in the fabric, meaning that even after a machine wash, it will still be the same shirt. 

Flying Fish Structure  

Flying Fish breathable underarm netting – a fancy way to say 'breathable underarm' fabric. You won't be bothered by the stuffy feeling with traditional dress shirts.

 What's in a Name?

We owe our inspiration to the micro structure of the lotus plant. The Lotushirt fabric mimics the structure of the lotus leaf, leaving you with a shirt that is fade resistant and stays dry.  

Referral Program (BACKERS ONLY): 

These antibacterial and odorless socks incorporated with silver yarn, which kills bacteria and prevent them from generating foot odor. With these functional socks, you can take off your shoes anytime without any hesitation of worrying about foot smell. 

You can get 1 pair of these amazing socks for FREE just by sharing our Kickstarter Campaign on any of your social media. It takes less than 60 seconds and is super easy to do. 

Step 1: Just click on the Facebook or Twitter share button at the top right corner of the campaign page, right below the “Back this project” button. 

Step 2: Once you’ve done that, go to our Lotushirt “Comments” page and: - Let us know you shared our campaign. That’s it! Write something as simple as: “Just shared on my Facebook (insert the link here) and I’m so excited about the Lotushirt because its wrinkle free feature helps saving my precious morning time”.

Fiber Secret Story

Fiber Secret is the product of tech-industry insight combined with cutting edge fabric science- and it all came together over a cup of coffee. Founders Andy Lai and Jeff Yang, top managers from Samsung and Asus,  wanted to discover more possibilities of their lives and a change from the tech world they had been working for almost 20 years. They discovered that Taiwan has been contributing excellent functional fabrics to world leading sports brands, such as Nike and Adidas; however, none of them has built their own reputations.As native Taiwanese and white collar workers, Andy and Jeff always wanted to develop clothing for workplace men; therefore they soon turned their minds to men’s workplace clothing with a focus on innovative fabrics developed in Taiwan. Although only fashion novices, they applied tech-industry development models to the clothing industry. Enter Lotushirt, made from a wrinkle-free, stain-resisting fabric that remains breathable. Unlike anything else on the market, it's poised to redefine workplace wear.

Risks and challenges

We’re no strangers to Kickstarter projects and the challenges involved. While we recognize unforeseen events may pose a challenge, we have a proven record of delivering on the products we aim to produce, including successful design, production and delivery of the CASE smart camera remote (caseremote.cc).
We already have multiple working samples, but we still need more time and funding to produce the Lotushirt at scale. Once we hit our goal, manufacturing and delivery should face minimum challenges.
We have confidence in our supply chain, but shipment can at times be tricky – issues can arise with too much demand, delaying delivery. Border customs can also cause issues, possibly resulting in a few-days delay. We will be transparent and provide updates if such issues arise.
We are ready to meet and possibly exceed our schedule.

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