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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, February 29 2016 11:30 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 24, 2018

SolidStays™: Collar Stays Engineered to Never Fall Out

SolidStays™ are laundry safe collar stays that are engineered to never fall out - keeping your collar looking sharp without the hassle

SolidStays™: Collar Stays Engineered to Never Fall Out

SolidStays™ are laundry safe collar stays that are engineered to never fall out - keeping your collar looking sharp without the hassle

$6,674
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
430
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, February 29 2016 11:30 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 24, 2018

About

 We exist because these exist:

Free Collar Supports
Free Collar Supports

#laundrysafe #hasslefree #problemsolved

INTRODUCING - SolidStays™

Fits over 90% of all Collar Pockets
Fits over 90% of all Collar Pockets
 

Every problem is an opportunity for improvement.

SolidStays™ was created to resolve a relatively small but persistent problem I was having with collar stays at home. 

I don't recall exactly when I decided to take the first step, but I believe it was from one of my "treadmill brain" moments.  When running, I try to keep my mind off of the monotony by thinking of problems.  Both my wife and I had recently complained to each other about collar stays.  She was complaining about finding them everywhere and I was complaining about never finding them(the key to any great marriage is communication).  A couple more treadmill sessions later and I was ready to go to the whiteboard.  Having done some initial research and confirming the lack of existing IP, I met up with my friend Eric in February and pitched him the concept.  Eric was very familiar with the issue and was up for the challenge, so we got right to work.

Design and Development

We started the project by defining our functional requirements, then working through material and design details in creating our initial concepts.  We launched our product development leveraging our MakerBot™ Rep 2X to 3D print and validate different design options.

Further refinement through functional testing:

 Final evaluations to complete our design and move on to material selection:

Water Jetted Prototypes

In order to complete our design, we needed to move away from 3D printed plastic and leverage production intent material for our product validations.  

Water Jetted Prototypes
Water Jetted Prototypes

Refinement/Validation - Yahtzee!

A few minor tweaks along with additional endurance testing - 

our Patent Pending design was complete and SolidStays™ was ready for Kickstarter. Our original SolidStays™ comes in the standard 2.5" length, with a body width of 0.385". These will fit the majority of all shirts. There are some instances where you may want to trim the back of the SolidStays™ to tailor the fit to a shorter pocket. They wont fall out, so your good to go!

Patent Pending 

Pre-Production Samples
Pre-Production Samples

 Support Rewards

The Professional - 2 Workweeks of SolidStays™

$11 Early Birds \ $15 Standard - FREE SHIPPING US, $2 INTL

The Professional Level - 2 Workweeks
The Professional Level - 2 Workweeks

The Director Level - 3 Workweeks of SolidStays™

$16 Early Birds \ $20 Standard - FREE SHIPPING US, $2 INTL Bird

Director Level - 3 Workweeks
Director Level - 3 Workweeks

Executive - 4 Workweeks of SolidStays™

$20 Early Birds \ $24 Standard - FREE SHIPPING US, $2 INTL

Executive Level - 4 Workweeks
Executive Level - 4 Workweeks

Risks and challenges

This is our very first project here on Kickstarter, but we have done our homework. We already have a small amount of inventory that we have used for marketing purposes and we can start production at anytime. Once we hit the 10K mark we will launch production and update delivery times as we gain more backers along the way.

The only true risk you are taking is whether or not you like the product. I can tell you that after finalizing our design and getting our last prototypes - we've received great feedback and I'm looking forward to hearing similar feedback from our backers.

If you're reading this message that means you made it to the bottom of the campaign page and I want to say thank you for taking the time to see what Eric and I have been working on :)

With Great Appreciation - Jeff

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    THE CASUAL
    This gets you 1 workweek of SolidStays™ (Qty 10). This will secure 5 of your shirts with resilient-worry free collars. For those shirts - SolidStays™ are the last collar stays you'll ever have to buy! FREE US SHIPPING - $2 INTL

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    THE PROFESSIONAL
    This gets you 2 workweeks of SolidStays™ (Qty 20). This will secure 10 of your shirts with resilient-worry free collars. For those shirts - SolidStays™ are the last collar stays you'll ever have to buy! FREE US SHIPPING - $2 INTL

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    This gets you 3 workweeks of SolidStays™ (Qty 30). This will secure 15 of your shirts with resilient-worry free collars. For those shirts - SolidStays™ are the last collar stays you'll ever have to buy! FREE US SHIPPING - $2 INTL

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    THE EXECUTIVE
    This gets you 4 workweeks of SolidStays™ (Qty 40). This will secure 20 of your shirts with resilient-worry free collars. For those shirts - SolidStays™ are the last collar stays you'll ever have to buy! FREE US SHIPPING - $2 INTL

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    THE PROFESSIONAL - Early Birds
    This gets you 2 workweeks of SolidStays™ (Qty 20). This will secure 10 of your shirts with resilient-worry free collars. For those shirts - SolidStays™ are the last collar stays you'll ever have to buy! FREE US SHIPPING - $2 INTL

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    THE EXECUTIVE - Early Birds
    This gets you 4 workweeks of SolidStays™ (Qty 40). This will secure 20 of your shirts with resilient-worry free collars. For those shirts - SolidStays™ are the last collar stays you'll ever have to buy! FREE US SHIPPING - $2 INTL

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