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AU$ 3,241 pledged of AU$ 15,000 goal
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Believe it or not, this comfy little pillow transforms into a portable change room.  Have you ever been a long way from change rooms trying to get changed under a towel? Have you ever felt uncomfortable about your young kids using a public change room? Or have you ever felt like you need a truck or cart to take all the things to the beach with you?

Eco-friendly Change Mate Packaging
Eco-friendly Change Mate Packaging

We have felt the exact same way on many occasions. Around 3 years ago we decided to fix the problem. It all started in 2013. We were at the beach with our families and just had to laugh at how much stuff we were carrying. …Watching the 'towel dances' as people got changed always made us laugh as well. (Come on! Don’t tell us you haven’t laughed at that too).

All of this lead to an idea about the perfect ‘gizmo’ that would make our lives easier. Soon a new project was underway to create the perfect accessory. 

It’s called the Change Mate! Our Change Mate is a duffle bag that turns into a portable change room as well as a beautiful beach towel. 

How the Change Mate works
How the Change Mate works

This project was a long time in the making. We wanted the Change Mate to be just right. We organised a focus group in 2014 with the first version which was a success. We knew we were on to something but we felt that we were still not quite there. 

Change Mates Timeline
Change Mates Timeline

It is only after literally taking the Change Mate on the road and gathering so much constructive feedback, that we were able to design the perfect accessory.

Change_Mate_duffle_bag
Change_Mate_duffle_bag

 These are the unique features of the Change Mate:

•   Made of lightweight, absorbent terry towelling.

•   Soft and comfortable removable shoulder strap.

•   Overlapping fabric inserts at access pockets for added privacy.

•   Large zip pocket for valuables.

•   Eco-friendly packaging that doubles as a pillow.

•   Unisex and one size fits most. Fits children and adults alike.

•   Transforms into a duffle bag.

•   Transforms into a beach towel.

 

Change Mate Features
Change Mate Features

 

Change Mate Pockets
Change Mate Pockets

 

Change Mate Beach Towel
Change Mate Beach Towel

These are some of the places where the Change Mate comes in handy.

  Beach

•   Swimming Pool

•   Gym

•   Trekking/bushwalking

•   Dance Studio/Competitions 

•   Boats, trains, buses, aeroplanes

•   Camping

•   Markets and Fairs

•   ...anywhere that you need to get changed privately.

Markets, Fairs, Dance Studios and Competitions
Markets, Fairs, Dance Studios and Competitions

 

Bushwalking, Camping and the Beach
Bushwalking, Camping and the Beach

To get into production we need your help, and for this we have some really cool packages for you!..so jump on board and help us to take a dream we had in 2013 and make the Change Mate a household name.

As Featured
As Featured

 

Change Mate Colour Options
Change Mate Colour Options

Oh, we almost forgot!! What is the Swarovski Crystal Bag Tag/Bikini Charm we hear you saying!!..This is a jewellery item that we hand make using a Stainless Steel clasp and a genuine Swarovski Crystal!  Sparkle your way through life!!

Change Mates Swarovski Crystal Bikini Charm/Bag Tag
Change Mates Swarovski Crystal Bikini Charm/Bag Tag

 

 

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Risks and challenges

Our challenge right now is to have this project funded. We realize that there are so many cool projects on Kickstarter but we believe that our Change Mate is so unique and versatile that we hope that people will see our vision and will back us.
We have lined up a great manufacturer but we are also conscious that the possibility of arising problems is real. We have allowed for some extra time in the delivery dates to deal with problems but we truly hope that everything will run smoothly.
We will be in contact with our backers should anything arise of course.
Both Megan and myself have years of experience in manufacturing, delivering and customer service and will make sure that all the bases are covered.

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    ETCHED IN HISTORY

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    CRYSTAL SUPPORTERS

    Receive a hand-made Swarovski Crystal Change Mate Bag Tag/Bikini Charm and sparkle your way through summer.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRDS

    1(one) Change Mate of your choice. Saving of AU$20 on the SRP of AU$99.

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    Pledge AU$ 89 or more About $68

    BRIGHT SPARKS

    1(one) Change Mate of your choice. Saving of AU$10 on the SRP of AU$99 + Free hand-made Swarovski Crystal Change Mate Bag Tag/Bikini Charm (valued at AU$19)

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    SUPER STARS

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    Pledge AU$ 149 or more About $114

    LEGENDS

    2(two) Change Mates of your choice. Saving of AU$49 on the SRP of AU$198.
    + 2(two) Free hand-made Swarovski Crystal Change Mate Bag Tag/Bikini Charms (valued at AU$38).

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    Pledge AU$ 350 or more About $267

    SUPER HEROES

    5(five) Change Mates of your choice. Saving of AU$145 on the SRP of AU$495.
    + 5(five) Free hand-made Swarovski Crystal Change Mate Bag Tag/Bikini Charms (valued at AU$95).

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    CLUB SUPPORTERS

    Make your club/team stand out from the crowd by personalising your Change Mates.
    10(ten) Change Mates of one plain colour including your own club logo/emblem woven label. Saving of AU$290 on the SRP of AU$990.
    Extra Change Mates needed will be charged at AU$70 each.

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Funding period

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