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Need to look smart, but hate travelling in a suit? 
Never travel in your suit again with the smartest garment bag in the world.
Need to look smart, but hate travelling in a suit? 
Never travel in your suit again with the smartest garment bag in the world.
Need to look smart, but hate travelling in a suit? Never travel in your suit again with the smartest garment bag in the world.
1,076 backers pledged £153,644 to help bring this project to life.

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What is a prototype?

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.

Functional Prototype

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

NEVER TRAVEL IN YOUR SUIT AGAIN

The PLIQO bag: the smartest garment bag in the world.

WELCOME TO OUR CAMPAIGN!

The PLIQO folding garment bag - packed and ready to go
The PLIQO folding garment bag - packed and ready to go

 

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.”

The PLIQO bag: its footprint is smaller than a weekend newspaper
The PLIQO bag: its footprint is smaller than a weekend newspaper

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.

The PLIQO bag: large inside, surprisingly compact when folded
The PLIQO bag: large inside, surprisingly compact when folded

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’.

EASY PEASY 

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.

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BENEFITS 

Compact, effective, practical and distinctive
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TEAM 

Meet the team behind the PLIQO bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PROJECT TIME LINE 

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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.

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OVER-FUNDING/STRETCH GOALS 

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: info@pliqobag.com

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

 
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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.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.30

    A BIG PLIQO ‘THANK YOU’!

    At PLIQO, we believe that ‘small is beautiful’ – and that every pledge helps us close in on our goal. Thank you!

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    PLIQO | PREMIUM BUSINESS CARD HOLDER

    A beautiful premium card business card holder echoing the clever folding design of the PLIQO garment bag.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $32

    THE PLIQO SHOE IN | DRAWSTRING SHOE BAG

    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.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $65

    PLIQO | TRAVEL ACCESSORIES COMBO

    A great combination: one PLIQO ‘Shoe in’ drawstring shoe bag, one PLIQO-branded compact gadget-charging powerbank (4000 mAh), and one airport-security friendly transparent washbag

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    Pledge £100 or more About $130

    THE PLIQO BAG | EARLY BIRD - 3 DAYS ONLY

    An unbeatable deal. A PLIQO Carry on bag at a 33% discount to the recommended retail price. First three days only.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $130

    THE PLIQO BAG | PACK IN BAG

    Still compact, effective, practical and distinctive. The new PLIQO Pack in bag is designed specifically for travellers who will be using their PLIQO bag inside another piece of luggage. No handles, no zips, no frills, no spills. Still the smartest garment bag in the world. Offered at a 17% discount to the recommended retail price.

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    Pledge £120 or more About $156

    THE PLIQO | CARRY ON BAG

    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.

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    Pledge £150 or more About $195

    THE PLIQO | FULL WORKS

    Add a stylish and useful PLIQO ‘Shoe in’ drawstring shoe bag, powerbank and transparent washbag to your signature garment bag.

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    Pledge £215 or more About $279

    THE PLIQO | BEST BUDDIES

    One PLIQO Pack in garment bag, and a second PLIQO Carry on bag for only 80% of the introductory Recommended Retail Price for these items.

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    Pledge £240 or more About $312

    THE PLIQO | TWO'S COMPANY

    One PLIQO Pack in garment bag, and a PLIQO |FULL WORKS bundle - so you'll be prepared for every occasion. Bundled at for £240 versus an introductory Recommended Retail Price of £335.

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    Pledge £425 or more About $552

    THE PLIQO | THREE'S A CROWD | SHIPS FREE

    Three Full Works packages – one for you, and two more for a partner, colleagues or friends. Gift like a boss!

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    Pledge £600 or more About $779

    THE PLIQO | LUX | SHIPS FREE

    A handmade PLIQO carry on bag, with a luxurious leather outer. Proudly made in the UK.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,298

    THE PLIQO | SUPER HERO | 25 ONLY

    For the ultimate super hero backer. A UK-made PLIQO Lux carry on bag, and one Three's a crowd bundle. You are the boss.

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