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Derevos PROTECTIVE Fashion Collars, repel insects NATURALLY!

Derevos pet collars: The natural and stylish solution to protecting your pet from biting insects!

Derevos PROTECTIVE Fashion Collars, repel insects NATURALLY!

Derevos pet collars: The natural and stylish solution to protecting your pet from biting insects!

$5,097
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
51
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 25 2016 2:41 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 25, 2016

About

 

Let's be honest, our pets are family. They're our best friends, companions, and keep our families from harm’s way- making it that much more important to keep them healthy and safe. While we have only the best intentions when using flea and tick collars to keep pesky insects off, most of us don't realize what kind of harsh chemicals we're putting on our furry family members. The toxic sprays and repellents are incredibly dangerous, the pesticides commonly found in most flea collars often contain ingredients that pose significant threats to both pets and humans. The good news? We have a solution! Say hello to Derevos Fashion Collars. 

1. In America today and all around the world, people and consumers are becoming more and more aware of the adverse effects of chemicals used on humans, animals, and plants. 

2. Americans spend more than $8 billion each year on products designed to kill fleas and ticks on household pets, especially dogs, and cats. Many if not MOST of these pet products leave harmful chemical residues on pets’ fur and in homes. These chemicals are highly dangerous to animals and humans and can damage the brain and nervous system, and even cause cancer. 

3. Cedar Wood is the world’s natural defense against insects and fungus + an effective repellent against fleas, mosquitoes, flies, and ticks. Thanks to laser technology advancements, Norman Strohdach, the inventor, and founder of Derevos, created a Cedar Wood pet collar. A NEW FINDING! A Harvard Organic Professor has confirmed a new addition to our Cedar Wood oil formula is lethal to spiders, in addition to all other biting insects.

4. Derevos is the revolutionary pet collar for dogs and cats (plus bracelets + anklets for people!) with powerful flea and tick repellent without harmful chemicals. Plus, the collars have stylish designs and pleasant aromas that pose no threat to pets or their families.

5. Our Protection Plan (Pro-Plan) is good for 5 years (up to 3 collars). We will replace any broken, chipped, cracked or lost cedar pieces and re-impregnate fresh cedar oils to provide another season of biting insect protection! This gives you three rejuvenated collars every year. 

After the campaign ends we will send each supporter a survey where you can choose designs and sizes.

 

100% All-natural Cedar Wood: Eastern Aromatic and Siberian Aromatic Cedar are effective at repelling insects. Throughout history, for thousands of recorded years, cedar has been used to protect from insects. 

A wonderful confirmation to this finding is our partner company Cedarcide. With over 5,000 customer reviews and a 4.7 out of five-star rating, it's EASY to see that customers agree that CEDAR WORKS!

For the most part consumers tend to TRUST pharmaceutical companies, BUT it IS VERY IMPORTANT that you look at the following reviews found easily on Amazon. What most of us do when we “check out” a product is looking at the reviews, and if for the most part, if they are above 4 or 4.5 out of 5 stars we are satisfied that the product is a good one. We acknowledge that ALL the high ratings will say good things about the products they are reviewing. What is important to note however is the 1star ratings. We went as far down the list of 150 reviews of the 1 star and found them all to be complaining of the harm these product caused their pets. We took a screen shot of some of the most popular flea and tick medications but we STRONGLY encourage you to check for yourself and read the 1star reviews and see the DANGEROUS effects that ALL these products have caused to these beloved pets! There are even some very disturbing side effects on PEOPLE because they interacted with the pet that was using these POISONOUS PRODUCTS! We are NOT talking about just a few instances or even hundreds but THOUSANDS! In some case (Like Seresto) over 3,000 people commented on these and have AGREED on the dangers they pose! What is VERY concerning is that one of the first reviewers had nothing but HIGH regards for the product she reviewed, that is AT FIRST, She conducted a 9-month review and after 1 month she was shouting great praise for the product but then, 9 months later, well, read for yourself and check as many reviews as you please and we believe you will have to come to the same conclusion as many people do and that is that these companies bombard you with all the positive aspects of their products but leave out all the dangers. Just consider all the commercials we see every day on human medications and the dangers that are mentioned, pet medications warnings ARE NOT required to give the same warnings as human meds. Do you think there will EVER be a PESTICIDE offered to be used on humans? And if so would you use it? if not then WHY put them on your pet........ 

On the BRIGHT SIDE! Look again at our reviews above, you won't FIND ANY 1 STARS AT ALL! Need we say more? And we have about the same amount of customer reviews as these HUGE pharmaceutical companies!

 

 

 

 Ok so enough now for the negative stuff lets get back to the bennifits of Derevos all NATURAL 5 year PROTECTION with FASHION!

Three types of collars: We are currently using two processes for manufacturing. One is beading the cedar laser cut pieces on the leather and the second is by using a super strong waterproof adhesive glue to adhere the cedar to the high-quality leather.

 A third process we are working with is stitching (pictured below), this process naturally takes more time however we have found it to be even more flexible and durable for super active dogs. Because the stitching process takes longer these units will be substantially higher cost. However, during this campaign you can get a FREE STITCHED COLLAR when you order PACKAGE #5!

 

Made with the highest quality leather: Derevos products are made with all-natural Wickett-Craig leather, also used by top fashion brands. 

Three sizes: Derevos collars are available in three sizes: small, medium and large. After Kickstarter campaign is completed, all contributors will be sent a size chart to select the correct size for their pet.

Made in the USA by Veterans: Norman being a disabled Veteran himself and knew that with this opportunity he would be able to make a difference and help fellow Veterans with employment. Norman wants to do anything possible to keep the entire process of Derevos in America. Every component of Derevos from the cedar, leather, buckles, snaps, buttons, and rivets are all sourced in America, NOTHING goes into Derevos that isn’t 100% American made!

 

 

"Living in the heavily wooded area of Pennsylvania, every year I am bitten by many ticks. I don’t like using the chemical insect repellants, I have been using the Derevos bracelets and anklet ever since spring and I have not had a single mosquito or tick bite this whole year. My nephew also said since wearing a bracelet that he has not had any mosquito bites. We do use the spray as an added safety measure if we know we’re going deep into vegetation. " -Bruce W. from Drums, Pa .

"Our dogs love going in the water and at first, I was worried that these wood collars would not handle the rough play that my dogs do every day. But not only did the collars hold up well even after a full day of water fun they have not had a single tick bite this year or any fleas. We also wear the bracelets and even though we can see mosquitos flying around us I have only been bitten once on my leg, I’m gonna start wearing the anklet now too!" - Robert S. from Moscow, Pa.

"Both my dog and cat had a terrible flea problem this season, I’ve been reading so many bad stories about side effects for both pets and people when using some of the more common insect repellants. So when I was given a chance to try Derevos I was excited! After putting the collars on both my dog and cat and spraying them down with the cedar spray the next morning I’m happy to say we found no fleas on either the cat or the dog but actually found about a dozen DEAD fleas on the dog's bed! And this whole season we have not seen any fleas or ticks on either one of them! This is a terrific product! " -Matt H. from Philadelphia, Pa.

While laser cutting materials is not a totally new process, it is relatively new for intricate wood cutting. There are very few laser machines with the needed power to cut wood quickly without burning and people that know how to operate them in the U.S. We could have easily gone to China and saved a few dollars, but just like our first invention Cats Of Thrones we wanted to keep everything in America. Norman traveled from California to five other states visiting various laser companies before finally arriving in Philadelphia and working with NextFab. 

NextFab is an inventor (or “Makers” as inventors are now called) playground. The facilities at NextFab allow a maker to produce virtually anything a person can dream up. If you are faced with a problem either the employees or the members who are inventors or makers themselves will be very quick to find a solution to your problem. We're extremely happy to say that any problem risk or challenge that we may face with the creation of the Derevos Products will be quickly solved with the help of the incredible people at NextFab.

(above) The process of cutting the Cedar Wood with the laser all the way through to create the cedar links or pieces.

(above) Veterans working together with CAD (Computer Assisted Drawing) imagery. This is where we use the computer to design the shape size and any custom images to direct the laser.

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(above) The new technology laser at NextFab engraving and etching the Cedar Wood.

  • Safe for pets and their families. Our products contain no harmful chemicals or poisons.
  • Stop spraying poisons on yourself. Bracelets and anklets for people as well. No more mosquito bites for you!
  • Long-lasting. Maximum effective two to three months, effective up to 8 months. Add a protection plan and be covered for 5 years! 
  • No need to replace collars. Rejuvenate flea repellent by applying cedar oil to the collar. 
  • No more plastic collars. Choose from three beautiful Eastern Aromatic Red and Siberian Cedar Wood designs.

 

We need to raise money to ideally purchase our own equipment, real estate, and personnel to keep all production in house thereby giving us much more flexibility and creativeness in current and future design and product offerings. The purchase of equipment can only be done after meeting and far exceeding our funding goal. The price for 1 laser machine capable of cutting the cedar to our specifications is over $300,000. On top of that, we need additional standard woodworking machinery which will be another $100,000. We would really like to own the warehouse to house all the equipment and assembly area for our staff to design, assemble and ship products. All in all, we see a goal (beyond our small initial funding goal of $7,000) of $500,000 to form the entire business without having to use outside services. 

If we don't exceed our funding goal, we will use the money to pay for contractors to prepare the cedar for laser cutting and assembly. The $7,000 is needed to have enough volume to achieve the best prices from these contractors.

 

PROTECTION PLAN

Our Pro-Plan ($50 value) is good for 5 years (up to 3 collars): we will replace any broken, chipped, cracked or lost cedar pieces. Mail us back the collar, we will repair/restore them and send them back to you. This gives you three rejuvenated collars every year! Ask yourself, when was the last time you could buy 5 years of flea and tick prevention and do it with style?

All the reward levels above the $39 price include the Pro-Plan 5 years of protection against broken, chipped, missing cedar pieces and (VERY IMPORTANT) re-impregnation of fresh cedar oils to provide another season of biting insect protection. 

 

 

Norman's cat, Tabby, is the inspiration behind both of his products: the award-winning Cats Of Thrones and now Derevos. After having great success with Cats Of Thrones product Norman was immediately thrust into the pet industry. It was actually during that time that he was trying to enhance the packaging for Cats Of Thrones that he came across wood laser cutting technology. He saw how a laser can cut so beautifully and intricately and just then imagined how a wood collar would look on his cat. 

FOLLOW US ON

Website: www.derevos.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DerevosPetCollars
Instagram: www.instagram.com/derevosfashion
Twitter: twitter.com/DerevosFashion

SIZING + DESIGN SELECTION

After the campaign ends, supporters will be contacted to select sizing and collar design with our size charts and design options.

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have produced a multi-award winning product at two of the world's largest pet shows! Our first business, Cats Of Thrones, has had much success. We have done our homework and have in place all the personnel and identified all the equipment necessary. Plus, we have found some great locations where we can run the business.

We have been working on the development of Derevos for over 2 years. What’s great for us is in the past 9 months technology has advanced enough within the laser industry to give us exactly what we need and what customers want. It won't be long before more and more fashion companies start using this technology. We will have patent protection for Derevos products and feel that the faster we can dominate the market the easier it will be to keep other copy cats out.

If we don’t exceed our funding goal, we have found 5 contract service companies within the woodworking and laser cutting industries. This technology is so new, we really want more than anything to keep everything in house to protect our business.

Please feel to reach out to us if you have any concerns at norman@derevos.com or leave a message in Kickstarter for us. Thanks for your support!

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    A bottle of Cedar Spray for people and pets
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    2 Collars or Bracelets or Anklets
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    6 Collars or Bracelets or Anklets
    + Pro-Plan
    + Cedar Box
    + A bottle of Cedar Insect Repellant Spray
    + Bonus Copper Stictched Collar!
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    + A bottle of Cedar Insect Repellant Spray

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