Dirty pillowcases are a leading cause of breakouts and damaged hair.
And with this fact our team sought to create a better pillow case...
Putting a pillow in its case is a hassle, as standard casings are not designed for daily changing. And typically, people do not have spare, clean pillow cases on hand. Which is important because we found that cleaning a pillow case typically follows cleaning all of the bed sheets together, which is by no means a weekly activity for most.
We found ourselves looking at this problem and thinking of a way to design a shirt-styled pillow case. Something that can be taken on and off each day to be replaced by a clean, fresh case. And because laundry is rarely a daily occurrence, we knew the problem was more than just 1 pillow-case deep. That is why Sleep Away is recommended as a set - to give you a clean sleeping surface every night.
Ultimately our prototyping started off slow. Questionable materials and methods for placing a pillow in a shirt-styled case were at large. After a couple months our initiative had slowly begun to dwindle. Until one idea caught fire.
Sleep Away Uses
Utilizing bamboo fabric for its "Bamboo-Kun" we found it to be anti-bacterial. It wicks away unwanted facial and follicle related oils, as well as adapts to your body temperature through the seasons. Not to mention the 100% Bamboo fabric is extremely soft to the touch. So we set off down this new path.
All we needed was a way to stop the new cases from sliding off the pillows. This is the reason we added velcro. It does not protrude or feel uncomfortable, it is very strong, and extremely easy to connect and release. After being placed over our logo, the pillow is simply rolled into the bamboo fabric and cinched together. Easy to take on and off for a new, clean sleeping surface every night.
- STRETCH GOAL at $12k - Laundy/Washing Bags will allow you to always have a safe to wash & dry your Sleep Aways.
- Less Water to Clean - Uses 1/3 of the water during wash cycles when compared with cotton fabric
- Life expectancy - Our velcro has a Open/Close average of 10,000 times
- Wash-Proof - Yes Sleep Away is Machine Washable. And it stands up to more wash cycles than cotton fabric
- Recommended to dry Sleep Aways in their own cycle for the best drying results (not necessary)
- Sleep Away is initially being produced for a standard sized pillow (approximately 20" x 26")
Risks and challenges
As with any business venture there comes inherent risks and obstacles to overcome. However, we are confident that if our funding goal is reached we will experience very minimal complications on our way to product-completion and shipments.
We have a full understanding of our materials, design, and production & distribution model as we prepare to bring our product to market. All we require is funding in order to bring you a clean sleeping surface each night.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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