About this project
Who we are
Handana was created by Katie Niemeyer, a nurse and mother of two, while training for her first marathon late 2011. Due to very sensitive eyes from spending 3 weeks in the burn unit as a child, Katie designed this sweatband to wipe sweat during her workouts. Handana is a high performance fashionable sweatband that takes the place of those terry cloth wrist bands from the 80's! Much better than those wristbands that your grandmother wore, Handana slips on like a glove and allows you to wipe sweat from your hand, not your wrist. So many of us hate sweat dripping in our eyes, but have never found an accessory to take care of it.....till Handana!
About Handana Sweatbands
Handana comes in a variety of colors and sizes to meet every athlete's needs. Handanas are made of high tech lycra similar to other fitness apparel on the market today. The soft fabric Handana is made of wicks away the moisture and dries quick. You can wash your Handana on cold and air dry.
Handana slips on like a glove with your thumb in then center hole. The patented design allows you to wipe sweat from both sides of your hand. This is what makes Handana so unique! Katie discovered wiping sweat was so easy from her hand instead of the wrist. Handana is made to be worn on either hand. The comfort fit of Handana is snug and you barely even know it is there. The product is made in America, right here in Texas.
Handana was created by a runner, but has grown into a athletic gear for all sports. Whether your sport is to cycle, yoga, Cross-Fit, dance, cross-country skiing or just going to the gym make sure Handana is on your hand before heading out the door. We have have had the product tested and with each review brought more Handana Fan-danas. Handana Fan-danas live throughout the U.S., Australia, and Canada. We cannot wait to make you our next Fan-dana!
What you are supporting
The funds of this KS campaign will help us to grow our start-up company. The product has been on the market for 10 months now. We know it is a great product and there is nothing else like it out there. We have sold on our website to over 30 states and are now carried in 7 stores. With your support we can optimize our production line and expand our distribution level.
Handana has been featured in local publications such as Austin Fit Magazine and Austin Woman Magazine. We want to share our story with more publications. With your support we can hire the appropriate staff to reach magazines such as Runner's World and Women's Running.
Handana debuted at a local 1/2 marathon in Austin, Texas in March of 2012 where we sold out of our product. We would love to attend more race expos, but traveling to expos and being a vendor at races is costly. The sales from KS would give us the funds to attend more events and expand our distributions.
We hope you consider funding at the higher levels to receive our variety of colors Handana is offered to share with your friends, fellow runners, and gift recipients!
Risks and challenges
We anticipate that we will be able to ship our products around late March and possibly late February. We do not expect that we will run into any challenges, however, there is always a possibility that things will not turn out as expected. However, we will do our best and hope to have the Handana on your hands as soon as we can. If there is any delay, we will be in contact with you with updates to let you know when you will receive your Handanas!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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