Matrix Carbon is ultimately about making stylish rings and other products (hopefully soon to come) that give a sleek appeal during the day, but showcase some fun at night. We specifically designed this to be the perfect everyday wear ring that is extremely comfortable, lightweight, durable and unique. Carbon Fiber Inspired by the Matrix!
We created Matrix Carbon to be a simple carbon fiber ring during the day, but has subtle glow in the dark properties in the dark. We wanted it to be something you want to wear both day and night. Please back our Kickstarter and help us develop this material and get it in stock. Carbon Fiber is expensive and this design requires specialized carbon fiber infusing skills to be able to produce.
Comfortable and Hypoallergenic
We designed this ring to be extremely comfortable. We've made over 10,000 rings by hand. Carbon Fiber is one of the most comfortable materials we've ever worn and worked with. It is strong and lightweight but has the slightest give to it as well. We comfort fit and round the edges for a superior fit so you hardly even notice it's there.
Carbon Fiber is hypoallergenic. It is made from carbon which is the single most common element found on planet earth. If you have complicated metal allergies, you can wear this ring all day long! It's also narrow and features comfort fit so it breathes.
We have 4 colors available! Green, Aqua, Blue and Fire. Green is the brightest and longest lasting. It is also the original design that inspired us to do this because it looked so similar to the digital rain of the Matrix. Second is Aqua. If you like a blue tint to your ring and want it bright, aqua is the color to pursue. Blue is the most popular color and glows well. Fire is named fire because it is the only one with a unique red during the day but glows hot orange/yellow in the dark.
ABOUT CARBON FIBER
We make our rings out of carbon fiber because it is the strongest and lightest weight material on the planet. It is made by weaving thousands and thousands of ultra fine carbon thread into a cloth then infused with resins and glow material to make a solid plate. We then hand cut the ring out of the plate and hand shape, sand, and polish until it's perfect.
We worked with a supplier to develop this carbon fiber. It's the only carbon fiber like this on the planet. We wanted to make sure that we were using the best carbon fiber and that's why we are working with Carbon Waves.
ABOUT THE GLOW
Most glow powders on the market have a very dim glow output and a short lifespan. This normally leaves a choice of having to pay a lot more money for a ring with higher quality glow, or buying something you're not thrilled with. We want to give you the best of both world's by combining high quality glow powder with high quality carbon fiber, at an affordable price. The glow powder we use will last up to 8 hours on a charge but also has a lifespan of over 10 years.
May 2019-Prototypes made
July 2019-Kickstarter launched
August 2019-Kickstarter ends and material is ordered
Mid-August 2019-Fabrication begins and rings are manufactured
September 2019-Rings are shipped
Matrix Carbon is ultimately about making stylish rings and other products(hopefully soon to come) that give a sleek appeal during the day, but showcase some fun at night. A few years ago I started gaining interest in unique products and set out to find things that weren't very common, rings included. I've seen a few different ring companies using carbon fiber, various metals, woods, and resins and started to get inspired. It also didn't help that the ring I was wearing felt like it weighed 12 pounds.
I worked with carbon fiber many years ago being involved in the car modification scene and remembered how strong, durable, and light it is. Because of these factors, I decided to purchase some carbon fiber and get to work with some help from friends. After initially trying out plain carbon fiber rings I decided to add a glow element, but something that wasn't too flashy or in your face.
This lead me to our first product-the Matrix Carbon Ring. It looks sharp during the day-highlighting both the veins and crosscut patterns of the carbon fiber-then glows at night to give a pop of color and show off the non-boring side of you. Additionally, every ring is handmade in the U.S. and never outsourced so you are getting top of the line quality and care. This project will help us fund the right machinery and purchasing power for materials as well as labor help to bring more of our creations to you!
Risks and challenges
The only major risk of this project is the timeline of fulfillment. We have very experienced makers but because each ring is made by hand and we want them to be perfect, we have to be super diligent. That being said, we've also minimized other outside risks because all of the manufacturing is done by us in the United States rather than outsourced.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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