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Last updated October 23, 2013

Sock Snappers - The easiest way to keep your socks in pairs

Never lose a sock again with this small, quick and affordable solution. Works with mens, womens and kids socks. Transparent finish.

Sock Snappers - The easiest way to keep your socks in pairs

Never lose a sock again with this small, quick and affordable solution. Works with mens, womens and kids socks. Transparent finish.

$1,030
pledged of $36,000pledged of $36,000 goal
41
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 15 2013
Last updated October 23, 2013

About

Finding products that tackle the problem of losing socks is harder than you think. I actually found no in-store products, and after some extensive online research, the results were disappointing; big hooks, clips and zip-up bags that were clunky and added a lot of time to the laundry process.

To solve this problem once and for all, it had to be something that was quick, simple, and permanent. 

I came to realize pretty quickly that a snap button system was the answer. Only problem is, to attach a snap button set you need all these tools. Not only is it time consuming, it can be expensive. I needed to come up with a way to attach them by hand in seconds with no tools.

After months of product development, working with 3D engineers and snap button manufacturers, I finally came up with Sock Snappers.

A unique snap button system you attach to your own socks by hand, in seconds! Made up of four locking parts, they form a permanent and discreet way to keep your socks in pairs. 

The mass-produced version will be made from a transparent ABS plastic, similar to what clothing buttons are made from. They are super tough and can withstand cold, heat and water. 

You simply place the back parts on the inside of each sock, just below the cuff. Line up the front parts on the outside and press together until you feel a click. Now you have a permanent way to keep your socks in pairs. Just remember to snap them together before throwing them in the laundry.

 

By supporting this project, you can help kick start the production of Sock Snappers. The funds I raise will go towards the manufacture of the injection molds, parts and packaging.

As the parts are so small, the minimum order quantities are high. To move forward, I have to place an order for at least 20,000 sets (that's 80,000 parts in total). That's where you come in. You can be one of the first to get your hands on Sock Snappers, and be one step closer to laundry utopia.

Here is a breakdown of the costs that are required to get the first run produced and shipped:

• Overseas wire transfer fees
• Injection mold for parts
• Injection mold for packaging
• Manufacture of parts - MOQ 80,000 parts
• Manufacture, printing and assembly of packaging - MOQ 10,000 units
• Freight forwarding cost to the USA
• Import taxes and duties
• Shipping supplies
• Shipping costs to individual backers

Taken from Kickstarter's info page:

Every project creator sets their project's funding goal and deadline. If people like the project, they can pledge money to make it happen. If the project succeeds in reaching its funding goal, all backers' credit cards are charged when time expires. If the project falls short, no one is charged. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing.

Backing a project is more than just giving someone money, it's supporting their dream to create something that they want to see exist in the world.

I've carefully selected a manufacturer that has over 20 years experience producing precision injection molds and small plastic parts, for a variety of industries all over the world.

With the latest technology, a large team of engineers and highly skilled employees are more than capable of meeting our needs. They're prepped and ready to start production as soon as the pledging goal is reached.

Risks and challenges

1. The strength of the exterior snap will be tested and adjusted as the molds are being produced.
2. The lead time on the manufacturer of the molds and the parts is approximate and could potentially increase.

I have launched and fulfilled orders from a successful project before so I have experience of the Kickstarter process. I also have a lot of experience developing products and working with production teams and overseas vendors.

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Funding period

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