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Designed for park lovers, mess makers, and everyone in between, the Playground is a bonded leather mat with personality and a purpose.
941 backers pledged $78,316 to help bring this project to life.

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The Playground is the all-purpose, indoor-outdoor mat that keeps you moving, doing, and playing without batting an eye. Made of high-quality bonded leather, this mat brings together all of your wants and needs: durability, washability, tote-ability, and style (these mats are pretty). Park playing, mess making, and gathering has been perfected.

FEATURES AND SPECS

Size & Shape

Playgrounds come in four sizes: Micro, Mini, Midi, and Maxi. 

Micro: Perfect for all things tiny baby, like diaper changing. 
Mini: Optimal for the bigger baby and also doubles as a splash mat.
Midi: Strikes the balance of size - ideal for a single family or small crowd.
Maxi: Biggest in the league and made to gather in all your faves. 

With Maxi & Midi mats, you'll have your pick between square or circle.

 Washability

Cleaning and maintaing the mat is lightyears cheaper and faster than a blanket. Just use a wet wipe of some sorts! Say "no" to extra laundry.

Tote-ability

The mats are 1.20 millimeters thick, so they're thin. They fold so easily. The Maxi is 1/3 the size of a folded-up blanket and is substantially lighter in weight.

Style & Durability

Sure, you can use a tarp or some other waterproof thing for creative play or the great outdoors. Or you can use a pretty, big hunk of leather. Flocked leather lines the underside of each mat, which makes them oh so durable.

BACKER REWARDS

Want a mat? Want to back our campaign? Here's how:

1-Select the SIZE you want: MICRO, MINI, MIDI, OR MAXI

2-Find a PLEDGE amount on that right bar that matches that size

3-Dont you worry! **After our campaign closes in December, you will get to choose your desired SHAPES AND COLORS by email!** So watch your inbox for updates from us.

WOW! We've been blown away that in one week all 6 colors are now available. Thank you, thank you! Next up for our next stretch goal is a color we've long dreamt of releasing: METALLIC PLATINUM. We can only get this color with your help. So let's spread the love and share like mad. Thanks friends!

UPDATE! With seven days left to go, we're completely thrilled and even more grateful that we reached the $50,000 stretch goal: PLATINUM IS YOURS! Thank you all. We're blown away. xoxoxo

GIFTING A PLAYGROUND FOR CHRISTMAS? CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A GIFT TAG!

 DELIVERY OF YOUR PRODUCT

November and early December: promote our project and get funded!

December: execute manufacturing agreements and standards.

January: production begins on raw materials.

February: leather quality assurance validated and transit time.

March: begin the hand sewing manufacturing of finished product.

April: one by one deboss and package each mat. 

May: finalize shipments and send off your Playground - just in time for Spring and Summer. Wooo!

SO WHO'S BEHIND ALL THIS?

We're Jeni and Marilee - wives and mothers of young families, best friends and business partners. Can't thank you enough for coming by. Since making our product come to life, we've been more fun, deliberate, and focused as women, moms, and friends. Our mats have made it lightyears easier to gather in and connect with those we love. And our greatest hope is that you can do the same. 

xoxo.

KEEP IN TOUCH, WILL YOU?

Email: info@lets-playground.com

Website: lets-playground.com

Instagram: @letsplayground

Facebook: Let's Playground

WORD VIA PLAYGROUND ENTHUSIASTS

Who doesn't love a good review? 

 "I have been beyond thrilled with my mat from Let's Playground. My kids love to pull it out and play on it - outside and inside. Wherever it is used, I know the mess (and there is ALWAYS a happy mess) will be easier to clean up. Just an easy wipe! The bright colors make it fun...my girls request to have it out daily." - Melanie of Caravan Shoppe

"My favorite thing about the Playground is the size! It's lovely to have something that I can just leave in my car. Don't we all need one less thing to grab as we're walking out the door?! " - Eve

"Unbelievably versatile. I've used it in the backyard, on the patio, in the family room, at the beach, at soccer games, and in the back of the car on the way home from the nursery to keep dirt and plants off the floor. The kids love it - they know that it signifies fun. It doesn't get hot in the sun. Other people always like it when they see it for the first time. The leather is fabulous quality." - Ellery of Shop Strands

"My daughter calls her mat 'my playground' and that's what it's become for us - our own personal playground. It lets us squeeze out the best of life and saves me from worrying about messes." - Lizzy

"I love using my Playground because it is functional. It folds up easily and fits in my purse, wipes down easily, and is comfortable to sit on. I also love using my playground for my outdoor teepee photo shoots. It keeps my teepees from getting dirty, and looks nice in our photos because of the impeccable quality. It's an amazing product. I use it on a daily basis." - Courtney of Tnees Tpees

MUCHAS GRACIAS TO

Jenna Miller for taking such gorgeous photos of our products.

Jenner Brown for that in-credible film. And the stunning cast. 

Our children for inspiring us, our husbands for helping us, and the rest of our families and friends for supporting us 1000%.

And you! Thanks for jumping on this train. xoxoxo.  

Risks and challenges

We've already manufactured this fall line of Let's Playground™ mats, so we've done this before. Our process involves many steps and factories. These are much larger quantities with longer ship dates, so we're pushing hard to tighten up our lead time. With members on our team who have sourced and manufactured products for over five years, we're prepared! One thing we've done to overcome this is to set the fulfillment date far enough out to meet all expectations.

Despite how often we've tripped and stumbled (there are some serious learning curves to entrepreneurship), watching our product stand up and take its first steps has been nothing short of a thrill. We'll do whatever it takes to help see it run.

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    EARLY BIRD MICRO:
    One 15x20" MICRO mat. Perfect for changing the messiest of all messes (diapers!). Give a baby a royal change on a leather changing mat. Save $5 off the retail price of $20. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the color after funding period.

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    EARLY SUPPORTER MICRO:
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    EARLY BIRD MINI: One 40"MINI mat (3'4"). Perfect for catching those highchair casualities that fall overboard and ruin the kitchen floor. Save $15 off the retail price of $40. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the color after funding period.

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    EARLY BIRD MIDI:
    One 55" MIDI mat (4'6"). Perfect for messy play: paint, playdough, picnics, parks, etc. Seats up to a party of four. Save $28 off the retail price of $70. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Available in a circle or square. Select the color and shape after funding period.

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    KIDDO KIT:
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    EARLY SUPPORTER MIDI: One 55" MIDI mat (4'6"). Perfect for messy play: paint, playdough, picnics, parks, etc. Seats up to a party of four. Save $22 off the retail price of $70. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Available in a circle or square. Select the color and shape after funding period.

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    THE MIDI: One 55" MIDI mat (4'6"). Perfect for messy play: paint, playdough, picnics, parks, etc. Seats up to a party of four. Still save $16 off the retail price of $70! Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Available in a circle or square. Select the color and shape after funding period.

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    THE MIDI: One 55" MIDI mat (4'6"). Perfect for messy play: paint, playdough, picnics, parks, etc. Seats up to a party of four. Still save $14 off the retail price of $70! Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Available in a circle or square. Select the color and shape after funding period.

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    EARLY BIRD MAXI:
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    EARLY SUPPORTER MAXI: One 82.5" MAXI mat (6'9"). Perfect to lay on beachside or at outdoor concerts. Replacing grandma's bulky blanket without sacrificing style or size. Seats up to a party of 10. Save $36 off the retail price of $120. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Available in a circle or square. Select the color and shape after funding period.

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    THE MAXI: One 82.5" MAXI mat (6'9"). Perfect to lay on beachside or at outdoor concerts. Replacing grandma's bulky blanket without sacrificing style or size. Seats up to a party of 10. Save $30 off the retail price of $120. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Available in a circle or square. Select the color and shape after funding period.

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    FAIR PAIR: Two MIDI mats. Our middle mat is above average. So much so, you'll want one for your house and a your car. Save $44 off retail price of $140. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Available in a circle or square. Select the color and shape after funding period.

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    BIG AND SMALL: One MAXI and one MICRO mat. Polar opposite sizes let you adventure in the big and appreciate the small. Save $42 off the retail price of $120. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. MAXI available in circle or square. Select the color and shape after funding period.

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    IT TAKES TWO: One MIDI and one MAXI mat. Save the biggest one for you, and the smaller one your messy dog, child, or friend. Save $60 off the retail price of $190. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the color and shape after funding period.

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    IT TAKES TWO: One MIDI and one MAXI mat. Save the biggest one for you, and the smaller one your messy dog, child, or friend. Save $60 off the retail price of $190. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Select the color and shape after funding period.

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    TWO THE MAX: Two MAXI mats. More is more. Fit more, seat more, feed more, mess more, play more. Save $74 off the retail price of $240. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Available in circles or squares. Select the color and shape after funding period.

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    ENTIRE COLLECTION:

    One mat in every size: MICRO, MINI, MIDI, and MAXI. Four mats total to let the messes be made while the stresses fade. Save $75 off the retail price of $250. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Midi and Maxi are available in a circle or square. Select the color and shape after funding period.

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    ENTIRE COLLECTION:

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    ALL MAXED OUT: Three MAXI mats. Three isn't really a crowd. This pack will complete any picnic party, or beach bash. Save $110 off the retail price of $360. Free shipping anywhere in the continental US. Available in cirlces or squares. Select the color and shape after funding period.

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Funding period

- (30 days)