On my hunt to find a sunglasses' retainer that were both stylish and functional I noticed a clear disconnect between what consumers need and what is currently being offered. Some models while functional were extremely bulky and lacked all sense of style. Others while stylish, failed to incorporate a sufficiently strong hold on my glasses (in order to keep them safe) and often omitted the ability to tighten them to your head.
This is why we have created Buddies, a critical piece of gear, important for any active and adventurous individual. Whether you are at the beach, wake boarding at the cottage with your friends, surfing in New Zealand, backpacking Europe, crowd-surfing at a music festival, snowboarding in Alaska or just biking to class/work, Buddies are the perfect sunglasses companion that will guarantee your expensive eye-wear stays safe in a fun and expressive way.
Buddies were designed with a mission statement in mind from start to finish; to create a sunglasses retainer that possesses optimal functionality, coupled with a fun and simplistic look, ideal for both the most intense and laid back of outdoor activities.
Our design, although extremely simplistic was meticulously thought out and tested to provide optimal functionality and safety for your glasses. We feel that is important to note that Buddies fit on all sizes of sunglasses!
Fastens and loosens with ease:
Superior hold to other products:
With Buddies intense hold, they will ensure that your sunglasses stay safe in any situation.
Even while Mike whipped his Ray-Ban's® around over his head, the Buddies refuse to let go.
Every colour comes with your option of white or black clip. This creates 18 different colour combos to choose from! Backers will be contacted after ordering in order to pick your colours.
Perfect for a wide variety of activities:
We strongly believe in under promising and over delivering business practices and we are ready to ensure that your Buddies experience (both prior and after receiving the product) is nothing less than perfect. We promise full transparency throughout the entire process and look forward to delivering on our promises!
As young aspiring entrepreneurs with big ideas for the future Elijah, Myself (Both 18) and the Buddies team understand that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not a marketing stunt or business caveat used to leverage consumers to buy. Rather, CSR is an imperative element of all successful modern companies and we believe a vitally important aspect of Buddies outlook. Buddies has decided to adopt the 1% for the planet concept and has partnered with Trees for the Future to donate 1% of our top-line both during and after this Kickstarter campaign to the organization.This money will be used in developing regions across the globe such as Africa, Asia and Latin America to plant trees, creating positive effects for both our environment and indigenous communities.
Risks and challenges
We have worked hard with our manufacturers to mitigate as much potential risk as possible before launching on Kickstarter. Due to Buddies simplicity we have been ensured by our manufacturer that the process will be quick and painless. Our product and packaging manufacturers are ready to begin our first full production run at our earliest convenience.
As previously stated both Elijah, myself and all of the Buddies team strongly believes in under promising and over delivering business practices. We are ready to ensure that your Buddies experience (both prior and after receiving the product) is nothing less than perfect. We promise full transparency throughout the entire process and look forward to delivering on our promises!
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