A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
About this project
NEVER TRAVEL IN YOUR SUIT AGAIN
The PLIQO bag: the smartest garment bag in the world.
WELCOME TO OUR CAMPAIGN!
WHAT'S THE STORY?
The PLIQO folding garment bag means you need never travel in your suit again - no matter how light you're packing.
An ingenious, patent pending folding garment hanger lets you fold your suit down to the size of a laptop bag – with minimal creasing.
The PLIQO bag is the brainchild of Patrick Tatham, who used his own travel experiences - and his network of frequent flying friends - to design a product that will make business travel and commuting more comfortable and convenient that ever before. “I want to be relaxed when I’m on the move, not worrying that I will appear in a crumpled suit at the start of my meetings. The PLIQO bag is the solution.”
CHANGING BUSINESS TRAVEL FOR GOOD
The result is a bag that's large on the inside and ultra-compact when folded up. When fully open, the PLIQO bag’s usable area measures 127 cm by 66 cm (50 inches by 26 inches) – making it big enough for even the largest items of formal wear.
PACK IT IN - OR SIMPLY CARRY IT ON
When normally packed, the PLIQO bag measures only 39 cm by 30 cm by 8 cm (16 inches by 12 inches by 3.5 inches) – making it simple to pack the PLIQO bag into every type of cabin luggage.
Excitingly for air travellers, the PLIQO bag is classified as a ‘laptop bag’ or ‘handbag’ by many major airlines – meaning it can be carried into their cabins in addition to a piece of conventional carry on luggage.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
The PLIQO bag will also fit into many cycle panniers, backpacks, messenger bags and even briefcases, so the morning commute or evening date can be equally hassle free.
That makes the PLIQO bag ideal not just for business travellers, but also active commuters and anyone who needs to dress formally, but prefers not to travel in a suit.
BAGS OF INGENUITY
Prototypes have been extensively field-tested on real business journeys over the past two years, and feedback has been exceptionally positive. We believe the PLIQO bag will rapidly become a widely recognised British design classic – and that’s why we call it ‘the smartest garment bag in the world’.
The PLIQO bag is exceptionally easy and intuitive to use. This clip gives a detailed explanation of how the PLIQO bag works, including how to stow a shirt and other small items.
Meet the team behind the PLIQO bag.
SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
PROJECT TIME LINE
WHAT WE'RE FUNDING
The major development costs associated with the project have already been funded – including product development and industrial design, IP protection and tooling of the folding and trouser hangers.
The funds we are raising through this crowdfunding campaign will be allocated solely to the production of the first batch of bags and hangers.
In the event that we raise more than our original target, we are planning two exciting project extensions.
WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA AND CONTACT DETAILS
If you'd like to know more about the PLIQO garment bag, or have any questions, we'd love to hear from you.
Please get in contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like to know more about what we're up to at PLIQO, or if you'd like to follow or campaign on social media, please visit out website: www.pliqobag.com
Risks and challenges
Getting a new product to launch is inherently challenging, especially in the crowded marketplace for travel bags and accessories.
This is particularly true for a product that is as innovative as the PLIQO bag, and therefore risks being unfamiliar to consumers.
At team PLIQO, we have taken several steps to minimise risks, including:
1. Working with some of the best product designers in the UK to refine the design of both the hanger and soft bag components of the project;
2. Extensively field-testing our prototypes with frequent travellers; and reviewing the product with industry opinion formers and retailers;
3. Working with a strategic investor and serial entrepreneur with many years of experience in manufacturing, and of launching successful crowd-funding campaigns;
4. Identifying our manufacturing partners, who are already far advanced in producing the finished articles;
5. Pre-funding the capital-intensive tooling of the hangers – meaning the project needs only to secure funding for the production costs of the first order.
Overall, we believe the risks of non-delivery are very low once the crowdfunding is completed.
A neat and compact accessory for storing and transporting your shoes. Compression straps make for a space-saving solution for shoes of all shapes and sizes. Features an internal pocket and shoulder strap.
Compact, effective, practical and distinctive. The signature PLIQO bag will change the way you travel for good. That's why it's the smartest garment bag in the world. Offered at a 25% discount to the recommended retail price.