About this project
The ezpz Less Mess Happy Mat is a patent pending invention by Lindsey Laurain. The mat is an integrated placemat and plate that self-seals to the table. The mats are FDA approved and BPA, PVC, lead and Phthalate-free (so they're safe for growing bodies). They are made from the best quality silicone available and pass the most rigid food safety testing standards (CPSIA Certified). Additionally, Happy Mats are dishwasher and microwave safe.
The Less Mess Happy Mat was designed to simplify the mealtime experience for kids and parents. Here's how:
A design for every meal
Durable construction makes serving food a snap
Silicone suction ensures that the placemat + plate stay on the table
The outer lip and flexible construction contain the mess and make the trip to the sink a breeze
Easy to rinse and dishwasher safe
Stackable for easy storage
The ezpz team has been working tirelessly on the Less Mess Happy Mat since the beginning of 2014. Thanks to a successful partnership with our manufacturing team we have tested and iterated on the product to find the right size, design and form. All silicone has passed CPSIA quality requirements and is FDA approved.
With your support we will be able to complete the final steps - order tooling and complete the first large-scale production run. If we can achieve our goal, the first Less Mess Happy Mats will ship to Kickstarter backers in December 2014, with full online availability starting in 2015.
Your support brings a simpler and happier mealtime to your table and to the tables of families around the world. Please consider backing this project or helping to spread the word by sharing our page.
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If we hit our stretch goal of $70,000 all backers will receive the next evolution of ezpz mealtime solutions - ez-ware. You will receive one ez-ware combo utensil (fork + spoon) for each mat you receive.
Brad, for being an incredibly supportive husband who believes in ezpz!
My kids, Brody, Chase and Drew, without you this invention would have never been created. Thanks for being so darn messy and forcing me to find a solution. Also, thanks for continually testing the prototypes to ensure the product is perfect.
Tams, for helping create the Kickstarter campaign and for your insight and coaching.
Paul (Uncle Joyner), for capturing all the special moments at the photo and video shoots. Your talent and positivity is truly unmatched! Check out Paul's work at Paul Joyner photo.
Shaun for editing the video in a snap!
Carly Dorogi for being a phenom mentor and resource.
Friends and Family, for your much appreciated feedback and encouragement.
And to my right-hand man (you know who you are). Thanks for everything!
Risks and challenges
The ezpz team feels confident that our preparation and partnerships will result in timely, full-scale production with minimal risk. We are working with a phenomenal manufacturer who has years of experience delivering high-quality products in large quantities.
Here are some setbacks that could arise:
Manufacturing: There is a possibility we will encounter challenges with the mold creation process. However, since CAD drawings are finalized and final samples are in hand we don't anticipate any issues with tooling.
Fulfillment: There is always the possibility that a supplier will miss a deadline, a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost. To minimize the possibility of manufacturing setbacks we have a stringent contract in place outlining production specifics (e.g., lead time).
Safety: Backers can rest assured that the testing requirements for child and food products have been completed to the highest standards and will be adhered to throughout the production process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The Happy Mat is different than anything else on the market. It’s a mat and placemat in one, which means that it captures all of your kids’ messes. Plus, due to the unique design and silicone construction, the mat self-seals to the table, so no more tipped bowls or plates.
Yes! As long as the surface is flat, the mat is self-sealing and can’t be released by pulling on the plate. To release the suction, simply peel the outer edge.
The mat suctions to granite, glass, wood, stainless steel and plastic. If you have a farm-style table the suction may not be as tight due to air being released underneath the seal.
FDA-approved 100% silicone. At ezpz we adhere so the strictest quality standards and the Happy Mat has been CPSIA certified.
Yes, the mat is dishwasher safe. Though, we have found that rinsing with hot, soapy water works just as well (if not better). Silicone doesn’t harbor the growth of fungus, mold or bacteria.
Yes, the mat is microwave safe.
The placemat is 15" wide x 10" tall providing plenty of coverage for spills and splatters.
All of the rewards that are $45 and greater get the Happy Mat in their preferred colors. We are unable to update the $45 reward details, but due to popular demand we have adjusted the reward to accommodate your color preferences. When the Kickstarter campaign ends you will receive a survey to indicate the details of your order.
When the Kickstarter campaign ends you will receive a survey to indicate the details of your order.
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