Hemi (my 8 year old son) and I have been traveling since he was 3 months old. Before he came along I was a solo traveler for 15 years. We are a small New Zealand company based above Auckland. Our work has involved till now, mainly construction, but with work across South East Asia, I knew we had to do something about the travel situation.
We all know airline seats are uncomfortable and airlines are trying to cut costs wherever they can. Our comfort is not high on their priority list.
So we designed the TRAVEL MAT, an innovative new product that will take the economy class travelling experience to new comfort levels.
We know you will enjoy your Travel Mat as much as we do. I will NEVER travel without it!
Please read and watch our reviews of those that have been fortunate enough to try it.
Thanks for coming and supporting our campaign
James and Hemi
The TRAVEL MAT is a lightweight mattress and pillow combination, designed to fit comfortably in any aircraft seat, providing maximum comfort and support with an inbuilt multi-functional pillow. It is masterfully designed to roll up into a compact roll that can fit easily among your carry on luggage for ease of travelling.
What will we do with your pledges?
- Firstly - get your orders out (thanks)
- Set up a continuous production line
- Set up warehousing in the US (this is to accomodate our US clients that are lining up to sell our product - we do need a presence in the states)
- Kickstarter allows us to offer it to countries around the world - we are not sure when we will have a permanent presence in AUS/NZ/EUROPE - this is why the next 28 days to join our mission is crucial!
Us at WORK in Phuket!
So your pledges are going to a good home, it will be a cleaner home if I don't have to sew travel mats myself!!!
James and Hemi
Risks and challenges
Finding the correct foam.
It is the DENSITY of the foam that makes the difference - this is why I recently travelled to China, I need to be sure that the foam we use will be the right foam for the job. I tested 3 grades of foam, making sure of firmness as well as easy rollability (if that is a word - lets make it one)
Sourcing professional sewers - I visited 2 factories, 1 was far superior to the other and the working conditions were great (family business outside of Hangzhou)
I am so excited to get this on the market - it has been a long 2 years but we are ready to LAUNCH,
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- (29 days)