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Handana is a fashion meets function fitness accessory made right here in Texas.

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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!

Fuchsia on Black
Fuchsia on Black

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.  

Turquoise on Black Handana
Turquoise on Black Handana

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.  

True Red on Black
True Red on Black

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!

Mist on Black
Mist on Black

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!

Handana comes in a variety of colors and sizes.
Handana comes in a variety of colors and sizes.
Black on Black
Black on Black
Handana Fan-danas workout in a variety of ways and live all over the world!
Handana Fan-danas workout in a variety of ways and live all over the world!
With your funding we can attend race expos to reach more runners.
With your funding we can attend race expos to reach more runners.

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!

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    At this level we will be so very grateful for your support and enthusiasm of our product.

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    At this level you'll receive our signature fuchsia Handana. *Please add $5 more to your pledge to cover shipping.

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    At this level you'll receive TWO Handanas total. (Your choice of color and size). A pair is great for Cross Fit, Kick Boxing, Yoga, or Spin class. *Please add $5 more to your pledge to cover shipping.

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    At this level you'll receive FOUR Handanas total. (Your choice of color and size). Keep one in your gym bag, the car, by your workout video, and on your hand! *Please add $5 more to your pledge to cover shipping.

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    Everything above plus two additional Handanas. At this level you'll receive SIX Handanas total. One to match each outfit (Your choice of color and size). *Please add $5 more to your pledge to cover shipping.

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    Everything above plus two additional Handanas. At this level you'll receive EIGHT Handanas total. Handana makes a great holiday gift! (Your choice of color and size). *Please add $5 more to your pledge to cover shipping.

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    TEN Kickstarter Handanas! You'll receive a handwritten thank you note from us, with love and longterm recognition on our website. *Please add $7 more to your pledge to cover shipping.

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    TEN Handanas with a signed Handana promo card, all in separate slipcases. Plus two Handana tee shirts. You'll receive a handwritten thank you note from us, with love and longterm recognition on our website. *Please add $7 more to your pledge to cover shipping.

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    @myhandana will follow you on twitter for one year. Handana Fan-danas are growing daily on twitter! You'll receive a handwritten thank you note from us, with love and longterm recognition on our website.

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    Have a group you want to inspire and motivate? At this level you will receive TEN Handanas AND I will come and share my story in person with your staff in the Austin area or via skype outside of Austin. My passion is to inspire others to cross their finish line no matter where it is in life. *Please add $5 more to your pledge to cover shipping.

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