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$2,813
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
50
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 17 2016 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

 

Join us in making C4 Belts the first to offer a fully-customized, digital printing service to let you create, share, and buy your own belt designs! Together we can make history!

Our customizer is still in development, but enjoy this preview!
Our customizer is still in development, but enjoy this preview!

 

What does C4 stand for?

C4 stands for the four "C's" in Choose Your Color, Choose Your Cause. Our headquarters are located in Atlanta, GA but our C4 family extends worldwide! We founded the company in 2011 and since then we have sold over half of a million belts, donated thousands of dollars to charities, and changed lives. Like you, we believe in the freedom of expressing ourselves through our choices– and that includes what you wear and where your money goes. With every belt purchased, you get to choose which cause we donate a portion of the proceeds to.

Our Mission

C4's mission is to promote individuality through quality fashion accessories that give back. C4 stands for Choose your Color, Choose your Cause. Not only do you Choose the Colors to best match your style, you also Choose one of several Charities to determine how we give back $1 for each belt you purchase. Choice is key; express your freedom. It is C4's goal to provide a unique shopping experience to individual thinkers who will leave looking cool on the outside, AND feeling good on the inside. We are dedicated to helping the world around us while sharing joy and inspiring others. This means we all can do good while looking good!

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What's so special about a C4 belt?

Now that you know each C4 belt gives back, take a look at why these are the best belts you'll ever wear! The belts that you will be able to design with the new online customizer will also come with these impressive features:

 

Waterproof

Unlike leather belts that can deteriorate with weather, C4 belts and buckles are water resistant.

It goes wherever you go
It goes wherever you go

Interchangeable

Our belts and buckles are interchangeable to give you choice of multiple looks per belt. 

Currently over 40,000 possible combinations of belts and buckles.
Currently over 40,000 possible combinations of belts and buckles.

Perfect fit

C4 belts come in one length which you can cut down to size from there for your perfect fit.

Cut-to-size then recycle the extra
Cut-to-size then recycle the extra

Metal-free

C4 belts and buckles are both metal-free meaning no more taking off for metal detectors. Our belts are hypoallergenic and good for anyone with nickel allergies. Plus, these won't scratch your car (or floor).

Airport & allergies friendly
Airport & allergies friendly

Easy to clean

Just pop it in the dishwasher or hand-wash to refresh your look. 

Recyclable

All parts of a C4 belts are recyclable. We care about preserving the environment and being a responsible company to Mother Earth.

Earth and animal-friendly material!
Earth and animal-friendly material!

Lifetime Guarantee

C4 offers a lifetime guarantee on all of its products! C4 belts are made of the strongest plastics and meant to endure even the toughest circumstances. This means if your belt or buckle breaks down in any way through normal and/or active use C4 will replace it. 

We stand by every C4 product
We stand by every C4 product

Santa-approved

He buys them as birthday presents for elves.

We believe!
We believe!

So, why do a Kickstarter now?

We've released hundreds of belt designs since 2011 but want you to take control now! Our fans continue to come up with many great design ideas but we just don't have the resources and time to make them all happen. The best solution is to empower you. So, with a new online belt customizer there's no more wishing and hoping–it's your turn to take the wheel! Our goal is to launch a new C4belts.com website that will let you design, share, and order any belt you can think of! Websites of this caliber are very expensive to build, and greatly impacts a small company like C4. But we know it's worth trying and we know we will succeed with your help! This is all a part of the grand vision to uplift one another and contribute even more to the world. It's time to change the belt game forever, together!

How will the online belt customizer work?

Make the belt of your dreams using artwork, text, drawings, photos and more. The possibilities are endless! Your design is totally up to you; it could be minimal and subtle, or bright and colorful or something never seen before! We plan to offer built-in clipart, patterns, and fonts for you to play with. You will be able to upload images from your computer, Facebook and Instagram! The customizer will even accept full-length artwork, if digital design is your thing (or your artist friend's thing :) 

With our new website, you will be able to create an account to save and share your designs with family, friends, teammates and colleagues. Once you place an order, your online custom design will be sent to our headquarters in Atlanta, GA where we will use our state-of-the-art printer to apply your creation onto the beloved C4 belts. Then sit back as your masterpiece is delivered right to your door. 

Create Your Own Belt Collection From Home!
Create Your Own Belt Collection From Home!

 

Your imagination is the only limitation!
Your imagination is the only limitation!

What is the process to launch?

Back in August, we set the plan in motion and hired some of the top e-commerce developers to bring this idea to life by creating a new C4belts.com website. Our current website was getting us by, but we needed a newer and stronger website in order to support the digital belt customizer and other features. Our team has spent countless hours strategizing and researching the process of development to make the new online experience simple and fun to use. The new C4belts.com website development has begun but will take until mid-November to complete. This process of custom web development comes at a high cost and your pledge will help to greatly reduce that impact on our small company so that we can develop more of our ideas sooner. Help us fund the dream!

Is this for me?

Are you a dreamer? Do you believe in choices? Then yes, absolutely! The belt customizer is perfect for individuals– but also for brands, campaigns, employees, events, fundraisers, schools, teams, uniforms...the list is endless! Do your waist a favor and wear an incredible and meaningful C4 belt! Even if belts aren't your thing, being a part of this positive movement makes your support immensely valuable.

We need your love and support to make BIG things happen together! C4 is a small team with big heart. We know a new website could mean lot of fun new things and we really really want to make this happen for you.  

Backer Rewards

Welcome to the Family! We are so glad you have joined the movement! Thank you!!

Upcycled C4 Keychains Add some flavor to your keys, pack, or purse! We upcycle the tips of sample belts and send you a random selection.

C4 Stickers High-quality, weatherproof C4 stickers you won't find anywhere else.

C4 Belts & Buckles: To view examples of C4 belts and buckles we encourage you to visit our current website: http:/c4belts.com . We are constantly adding new print belts each week!

Design a Belt With C4: We are fortunate to have talented artists at C4 who create very amazing things. If you choose a reward with this feature, you are in for a treat! We will set you up with a virtual meeting with one of our experienced designers to brainstorm, concept, edit, and make your own design from scratch! When it's all finished, we'll ship out your one-of-a-kind creation for you to wear, give away, fundraise with, and do whatever else you wish with it.

Trade show & International Trips Please email inquiries about these two rewards. 

All rewards containing physical items will be shipped after our campaign. If your reward contains a belt and/or buckle, you will be asked to choose your selection after the campaign in an email.

What's next after this project?

Belts are just the start. If you help us exceed this Kickstarter goal, then C4 can begin bigger projects and give back even more! Check out these stretch goals below:

$25K: unlocks extended Classic belt sizes (44-54)

This will allow us to have new mold constructed for extended sizes, which we really want to offer.

$50K: unlocks C4 Dog Collars

Research and development is costly for new prodcuts like this. We would use the same durable, waterproof material as our belts. There has been lots of buzz about releasing C4 dog collars- perhaps they will even be customizable, like the belts!

 

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Disclaimer: We want you to know that no Kickstarter pledges will be donated to charity, only to C4 Belts. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

The new C4belts.com will feature an unique online belt customizer. As with any first-of-its-kind, there could be some hiccups in the process...another reason why we are sharing this disclaimer. Website development is a long, arduous project that often extends past the original time frame.

We are a fast-growing startup based in Atlanta, GA. Our team is committed to making sure our backers receive their reward. We will be sure to keep backers up-to-date about any changes or progress in the delivery.

If there are any issues with delivering on time, we will make sure to notify backers and provide an estimated delivery date. Our goal is to ensure the new website launches properly and all backers receive their C4 items on time.

If there are any questions, we are always here: joe@c4belts.com

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    Welcome to the C4 Family!

    You are now a part of the worldwide C4 family — your name will be listed in our 'thank you’ shout out to all participants in our kickstart campaign!

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    C4 Prize Pack: Keychain & Sticker

    We upcycle any defective product into awesome C4 keychains just for you! In addition, you'll get a sweet C4 sticker to sport on your car, laptop, or skateboard!

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    Early Bird: Solid Combo + C4 Prize Pack

    Choose your color of the original C4 Belt that launched the revolution for belts! Plus get a C4 keychain and C4 sticker ;-)

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    Solid Combo + C4 Prize Pack

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    Printed Belt/Buckle + C4 Prize Pack

    Choose any printed belt design from the C4 belts collection! Plus you'll receive an upcycled C4 keychain and awesome C4 sticker ;-)

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    $58 Online Credit: Design Your Own Belt

    Be among the very first to use C4's new online customizer to create your own belt-- totally designed by you! For $50, you'll receive a $57.99 value (custom-designed strap = $26.99, design fee = $23, and matte buckle = $8.00)

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    Early Bird: $70 Online Credit

    Be among the very first to use C4's new online customizer to create your own belt-- totally designed by you! For $50, you'll receive a $70 value. Use this to buy your custom-designed belt and two buckles for multiple looks. (custom-designed strap = $26.99, custom design fee = $23.00, matte buckle = $8.00, chrome buckle= $12.00)

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    $58 Online Credit, C4 Belt, & Prize Pack

    Be the very first to use C4's new online tool to create your own belt-- totally designed by you! For $80, you'll receive a $108.00 total value!

    Use your online credit to order your own custom belt design: $57.99 value (custom strap = $26.99, design fee = $23.00, and non-chrome buckle = $8.00)

    AND choose any C4 Belt & C4 buckle of your choice. You'll also receive a C4 keychain and C4 sticker. ($50 value)

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    $163 Online Credit, C4 Belt, Prize Pack

    Be one of the very first to use C4's new online tool to create your own design (totally designed by you!). For $150, you'll receive $213 total value!

    Get $163 online credit to build and order your own custom belts. Also you'll receive any C4 Belt & Buckle of your choice, plus get a C4 keychain and C4 sticker.

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    4 Custom Designed Belts

    Receive 4 Belts of your own design. Consult with one of C4's top designers to help you design the perfect belt, with up to 3 revisions. Once completed, we will send you 4 units of that belt, complete with matching buckles. For $200, you'll receive a $350 value.

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    12 Custom Designed Belts

    Receive 12 Belts of your own design. Consult with one of C4's top designers to help you design the perfect belt, with up to 3 revisions. Once completed, we will send you 12 units of that belt, complete with matching buckles. For $325, you'll receive a $630 total value.

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    24 Custom Designed Belts

    Receive 24 Belts of your own design. Consult with one of C4's top designers to help you design the perfect belt, with up to 3 revisions. Once completed, we will send you 24 units of that belt design, complete with matching buckles. For $500, you'll receive $700 total value.

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    Design a Collection for C4's Website

    Design your own collection to live on C4 Belts website! We will collaborate with you to create a brand new collection of 4 belt styles that will be featured for sale on our new website for an entire year. For more details, email us.

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    VIP C4 Experience at a National Show

    Be an honorary guest at C4 Belts’ major trade show in January 2017! This insider experience includes your roundtrip airfare, 2 nights at 5-star hotel, and dinner with the owners of C4. Leave with valuable knowledge and insight of the fashion and promotional industries.

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    Super VIP International Trip

    The ultimate experience- where it all began! Join C4's owners as they visit their manufacturing partners in China to explore the possibilities of developing new products. Gain insight to our international process and how it translates into business. Trip includes airfare, hotel for 5 nights, and a personal 3-day tour of Shanghai and C4's manufacturing facilities.

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