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Hegs AustraliaBy Hegs Australia
First created
Hegs AustraliaBy Hegs Australia
First created
AU$ 13,068
pledged of AU$ 105,000pledged of AU$ 105,000 goal
99
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, April 3 2018 8:15 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

 G’day, We would like to introduce you to... POPPi Laundry Basket.  

POPPi’s light weight aluminium frame means she’s tough and portable, eliminating unnecessary physical strain when lifting heavy, wet items out of your washing machine, and hanging them on the line. 

POPPi can safely hold 46 litres (12.15 gallons) of wet washing, making her perfect for singles, couples and large families.

POPPi weighs approximately 7kg (15.5lbs) and her dimensions are 903mm on highest height, 427mm high on lowest height, 580mm wide and 465mm deep. The collapsible basket dimensions are 570mm wide, 455mm deep, and 300mm high fully extended and 125mm deep when collapsed.

(prototype shown: basket will be collapsible)
(prototype shown: basket will be collapsible)

POPPi is perfect for the elderly; those with injuries or chronic pain; and expecting or new mothers. POPPi can stand waist height to make hanging washing easier.

(prototype shown: basket will be collapsible)
(prototype shown: basket will be collapsible)

POPPi can make a positive impact on millions of people's lives, so let’s save our backs, stop the balancing-on-one-knee-act and introduce a revolutionary new laundry basket into our lives. As they say: “laundries are the new kitchen”. 

   

 

 

We are offering POPPi Laundry Basket in 4 colours:   

    

 

 

Let’s be honest, carrying and lifting heavy and wet laundry has always been a pain in the back and not ideal for expecting mothers. 

Laundry baskets are large, heavy, frail and awkward to carry. 

Then when you go to dry clothes on the line or in the dryer, you need to bend up-and-down which causes tremendous back strain. 

Doing the laundry is one of the most common causes of back injuries around the home. I found myself asking the question a while back; “Why do I have to reach down to the laundry basket, then up to the clothesline then back down and back up to hang out the clothes? Why do we carry laundry baskets at all?” 

The more I thought about this, the more I realised how much of a problem it was. The more friends and family I spoke with, the more that agreed with me. Even friends and family without clotheslines would balance the basket awkwardly across their knee while they put the clothes in the dryer from the washing machine. To sum it up, “it’s a pain in the back”. There has to be a safer, easier way to move our clothes around. And now there is..... 

Enter... POPPi Laundry Basket. 

Prototype shown: basket will be collapsible
Prototype shown: basket will be collapsible

POPPi Laundry Basket is a durable, height adjustable trolley on castor wheels featuring a strong, well-ventilated and collapsible basket.

Laundry baskets have not evolved since portable hampers were invented in the 1940s. Something needed to be done, so we invented the POPPi Laundry Basket.  

 

 

Here’s our plan to achieve that: This timeline is a “worst case scenario” and we will keep all of our backers up to date with these milestones: 

Over the 30 days of this campaign, my team and I will be hard at work answering questions and promoting the campaign. I look forward to getting a POPPi Laundry Basket in your hands and ending the laundry basket struggle, once and for all.   

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BACKERS
This project isn't just for backers in Australia. We'll be shipping POPPi worldwide! 

That being said, there are unique processes that apply specifically to international backers that we'd like you to be aware of. Please note that there is no way for us to charge any additional amount on our end for any applicable VAT/duties that may be a result of a specific country's local tax code. Therefore, these fees may be incurred upon receipt of your reward. These fees are the responsibility of each backer.

Help us bring this campaign to life so we can help people that need a POPPi in their life. Your ability to share our campaign could make the difference in bringing POPPi to life. Hit one of the buttons below and tag a friend or co-worker who needs a POPPi Laundry Basket!

 

 

 

I’m always looking to make life easier. I’m known as the Aussie Innovator, and this revolutionary laundry basket is a huge passion of mine that I am busting to bring to life.

I know first-hand how much easier life is when products do everything you wished they did, and make the mundane daily tasks much easier to complete. As the inventor of Hegs Pegs, I took the humble clothes peg (pin) and made it multifunctional, so I do know what is involved to bring an idea to life. That’s why I am so passionate about the POPPi LAUNDRY BASKET. I know it will revolutionise doing the laundry for the elderly, the pregnant and new mother, the injured and everyone else in-between!

Thank you so much for your support! Scott Boocock | Hegs and POPPi Founder

G’day, my name’s Scott Boocock and I am an inventor and CEO of a small innovations company in South Australia. I have a passion for innovation and bringing ideas to life. 

(image courtesy of Adelaide Now)
(image courtesy of Adelaide Now)

At Hegs Australia our philosophy is to make ‘life easier’. 

We are a small business, with a proven track record of delivering on our ideas - from prototyping to manufacture to distribution. 

Our team is comprised of seasoned entrepreneurs, product designers, manufacturers and supply chain experts. We understand the supply chain, meeting market needs and stress testing a product to make sure it’s ready for manufacture. 

Three years ago, I invented the Heg, a clothes peg with hooks (or a clothes pin for you folks in the US). It started as an idea on paper and through passion and dedication we prototyped, manufactured and brought it to market. So rest assured, your POPPi is in great hands.

At Hegs our philosophy is 'life's easier’. We are a small business with a proven track record of delivering on our ideas - from prototyping to manufacture to distribution. We understand the supply chain, meeting market needs and stress testing a product to make sure it’s ready for manufacture. But to go from a HEGS PEG to a POPPi is no mean feat. “POPPi” is our most ambitious project to date and it requires substantial capital to bring it to mass production. Some big tools, I gotta say..! I have manufactured and brought successful products to market, and have a fantastic team of designers, manufacturers, freighters ready and waiting for the green light on our laundry basket. We want you to have your POPPi as soon as possible.

If you would like any further information or photos on Scott Booock, Hegs Pegs or POPPi Laundry Basket, please click below.

 

 

 

The thing about laundry is that it’s never finished, so the possibility of injuring yourself while performing laundry duties is never ending. There are some scary statistics about laundry injuries. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 496 washing machine-related injuries between 1993 and 2000, ranging from bruises to broken bones, even a drowning. These statistics lead to an increase in washing machine safety, including automatic shut off when the lid is lifted during rinse and spin cycles, but did not address the biomechanical disadvantages of doing laundry. 

Hospital records in the US reported that between 1997 and 2010 over 8% of all accidents involved laundry baskets on stairs, with over 100,000 separate cases that were directly linked to laundry baskets (ie tripping over them). This can be directly attributed to a variety of inefficient methods used in the transportation of laundry baskets. 

Most laundry baskets are not flexible, and can weigh a lot once clothes are put into them. This can result in various types of injuries. Lifting, twisting and carrying heavy laundry baskets, doesn’t do your back any favours and happens to be one of the most common causes of back injury in the home. 

There has to be a safer, easier way to move our clothes around. And we just created it.

Risks and challenges

As we are already have established manufacturers we are not foreseeing any major delays with the POPPi production timeline. Here’s why:
- As previously mentioned, we’ve been manufacturing products for 4 years now, and have full-scale manufacturing and fulfillment ready and waiting for the green light
- We know the costs and time it takes to get product into customers’ hands. Our projected timeline is very generous, and easily achievable
- We know how to make our product, we know our materials, and we know the process. This leads to less surprises and happier backers.

HEGS GUARANTEE TO OUR BACKERS
I am confident that product will be delivered in the timeline specified. Of course, unexpected delays may still happen, but we have gone through enough possibilities to prepare ourselves for anything that may occur.
If something does disrupt the timeframe, we will be fully transparent, and keep you up to date with progress.
It is my foremost priority to get you the most durable, practical, and stylish laundry basket ever made– I look forward to delivering!

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    You think POPPi is a brilliant innovation, however, you can’t pledge the whole amount. Because your support means a lot to us, we will send you x3 packs of Hegs Pegs, and you will enjoy access to our updates and videos.

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    POPPi will retail for AU$149. Jump in early and be one of the first in the world to receive Poppi and we will include x3 packs of Hegs Pegs with our compliments.

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    POPPi will retail for AU$149. Thank you for being part of Poppi’s journey. As a token of our appreciation we will include x3 packs of Hegs Pegs with our compliments.

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    POPPi will retail for AU$149. Thank you for being part of POPPi’s journey. As a token of our appreciation we will include x3 packs of Hegs Pegs with our compliments.
    This special offer is available for pick up only at HEGquarters in Tonsley, Adelaide, South Australia.

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    VALUE AU$239
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    When you're really serious about your laundry, and you need 2 baskets. Pick your colours, pick two different colours, either way, your laundry will basically do itself with this offer.
    You will receive 1 complete POPPi Laundry Basket and Frame + 1 extra Collapsible Basket

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    VALUE AU$239
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    POPPi Laundry Basket will retail for $149
    When you're really serious about your laundry, and you need 2 baskets. Pick your colours, pick two different colours, either way, your laundry will basically do itself with this offer.
    You will receive 1 complete POPPi Laundry Basket and Frame + 1 extra Collapsible Basket

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    'Have Fun With A Friend' Offer

    VALUE AU$338
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    You and a friend will be the first in the world to receive a POPPi Laundry Basket. Get a great saving on your order when you buy two.You will also receive x6 packs of Hegs Pegs with our compliments.

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    'Pick Scott's Brain' Offer

    VALUE AU$priceless
    In this pledge you will enjoy one-on-on time with Scott Boocock 'The Aussie Inventor' via Skype.
    A unique opportunity to ask one of Australia's leading entrepreneurs, Scott Boocock questions about innovation; bringing an idea to life; manufacturing and his very successful 'Shark Tank' Australia pitch.
    You will also receive 1x POPPi Laundry Basket.

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    'A Pallet Load Of POPPi's' Offer

    VALUE AU$2384
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    POPPi Laundry Basket will retail for $149
    Ideal for retailers and small business!
    Shipping charges will be calculated once pledge has been made. For an estimated price please contact us at info@hegs.com.
    Receive x16 POPPi Laundry Baskets and enjoy significant savings.
    We will contact you for your address and get you an accurate shipping estimate prior to the end of the campaign.
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