The HERO Belt Project is:
From recycling damaged and unusable fire hose, to working with people in our community, the HERO belt delivers environmental and social impact through its durable and stylish belts.
Our products are 100% Made in America. Our products are hand crafted in the U.S. and we are committed to keeping it that way.
Our people AND our products are authentic. Our team is comprised of individuals who are passionate about our mission of recycling, repurposing, and local production.
We want you to be part of our story! By owning a HERO belt or accessory, you become a model for environmental awareness through conscious shopping!
By up-cycling retired fire hoses, we are keeping these items out of landfills, thus keeping with our our core value of being environmentally friendly.
Thanks for checking out The HERO Belt Project; a project that supports local business, sustainable design, and great fashion! We are a small company with a big idea: to have a positive impact on communities and the environment by repurposing burned and damaged fire hose into durable and stylish belts and accessories.
In everyday fashion, people use different accessories to create their own unique style. What could be more original than wearing a part of a firefighter’s most valuable tool, the fire hose? We work with local hires to sew all our products. Many hours and attention to detail are put into every belt that our hands design. After more than six months devoted to developing our mission and prototypes, we now have a durable and polished product along with a business template that we believe can be replicated in markets around the country.
Now we are inviting you to join our mission! We believe in the power of people to make a difference. Your help will enable the creation of more local jobs, reduce landfill waste, and support everyday heroes - local firefighters. We have designed, produced, and are currently selling HERO belts and accessories in our town. We have put together a team of valuable and talented individuals who are dedicated to our goals. Most importantly, we have secured sources to acquire the raw materials - the damaged and unusable fire hoses.
We are asking for your help in reaching our initial goal of $10,000 in order to take this project to communities throughout our state. With every additional $10,000, we will roll this project out to another market across the country. And all HERO belts and accessories will be sold in the communities where the hose is sourced.
All Kickstarter funding will go towards expanding our production, marketing, and getting our HERO products out to you, the customer.
Please support us at whatever level you are comfortable with. Your reward will be exclusive, and handcrafted HERO Project products, along with our extreme gratitude for accepting this invitation to empower local communities through sustainable fashion.
How a damaged fire hose becomes a HERO belt or accessory
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Risks and challenges
Thus far, the biggest challenge has been learning how to work with these strong, battle worn, and variable materials. There was a lot of trial and error in learning how to best cut, clean, and sew the different types of hose that we have come across. While we've learned more than we ever thought possible about fire hose, we anticipate that as we expand into new markets we will find variations we've never seen before.
We are prepared to experiment and quickly adapt our process until we determine the best way to work with the variations of each particular hose.
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Another challenge may be that demand grows faster than we have anticipated. Our team has discussed this potential and we are assembling training manuals, policies, and procedures to ensure that we are poised to train new team members to maintain our commitment of producing a consistently high quality product.
The Hippy Chic crew is passionate about the HERO project. Part of the satisfaction in doing this work is finding creative solutions to challenges. I am confident that whatever comes our way will result in something fabulous.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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