Disclaimer: While Sheerly Genius has been developed using ballistic grade fibers, the end product is not in itself bulletproof. These are for the boardroom, not the battlefield!
Wearing sheers shouldn't mean walking around with extra pairs, or clear nail polish. No one has time for that! After over a year of R&D, Sheerly Genius has created the strongest sheer tights in the world. Sheerly Genius tights are not only reusable - but tested up to 50 wears!
Our patent pending design combines ballistic grade fibers (up to to 10 times stronger than steel), with a proprietary knit and manufacturing process. Our fibers are so strong they actually break traditional pantyhose machines so we've retrofit machines specifically to work for our product.
We know you need a product that can take you from morning through night, without sacrificing on comfort or style, so our sheers are not just strong but ultra light weight, and look and feel like regular sheers.
By backing Sheerly Genius you're saying no to the over $8 billion in disposable pantyhose that are sold every year, and yes to the strongest pair of sheers you'll ever own. Together we're pushing the limits of what's possible in women's fashion. You wouldn't throw out your underwear after one wear - so why should you have to throw out your sheers? Join the revolution by supporting Sheerly Genius. Be the first to get your hands on indestructible sheers that will WOW you and all your friends. This is not a drill. Sheerly Genius is the real deal.
Proudly designed and made in Canada and the US.
Sheerly Genius is a Y Combinator backed company, with manufacturing and design operations based between Mountain View, California and Toronto, Canada. Founded by a team of serial entrepreneurs with a background in manufacturing and textiles; this product delivers on its promises.
See this behind the scenes shot of our founder, Katherine Homuth, hanging from Sheerly Genius vs. a regular pair of sheers. Spoiler alert: the regular sheers do not hold up!
The strongest pantyhose in the world. Patent pending and tested up to 50 wears. Made with proprietary ballistic fibers, up to 10x stronger than steel. Looks and feels like regular pantyhose.
We searched high and low to find a sheer fiber strong enough to produce a truly lifeproof pair of sheers. Unsatisfied with all of the options available in traditional apparel, we set out to produce the world's first pair of sheers made using the same type of fiber used in bulletproof vests. Aka: some of the strongest fibers in the world.
Our sheers have been designed using a complex system of knitting techniques, ensuring a run-resistant pantyhose look, always. So your clear nail polish can stay in the clear. Our fibers are not only some of the strongest and most durable in the world, but they are also non-toxic, naturally anti-bacterial, and soft to the touch - making them ridiculously comfortable. These sheers are expertly crafted, with reinforced seams and an invisible waistband. They are designed to look great on any body type.
Sheerly Genius sheers are patent pending and our manufacturing process is a trade secret. So if you’re thinking you’ll find something like Sheerly Genius at your local pharmacy, think again. #sorrynotsorry
Back us now, and you will have the opportunity to select your size when we fulfill. If you don’t see your size here, we still want to make Sheerly Genius for you! Please back this project so we can grow as a company and make it possible to create the sizes you need. Please also write to us in the comments with your size preference!
Because smart woman do their homework. From wash and wear to wood snags, we've put our product to the test. Literally.
The velcro test: Velcro is no match for the sheer strength of Sheerly Genius
The stretch test: Stretched to the max, these pantyhose will hold up to anything.
The ring test: Your 24-karat diamonds won’t be a problem for Sheerly Genius.
The nail test: Our ultra-strong, patented fiber weave technology means your fresh mani or pedi won't put a hole in your hose.
The pull test: Pull as hard as you can. You won’t rip these babies.
Every pair of Sheerly Genius come with their own mesh back laundry bag. It’s even cute enough to use as a clutch! Use the bag to store your tights and then throw them in the washing machine. No bleach, fabric softeners, no ironing. Just wash in cold water and hang to dry.
The competition really are are no match for Sheerly Genius. Watch our videos to see how Sheerly Genius holds up against the rest.
^ Watch us compare Sheerly Genius to brands like Wolford, Commando and Spanx. You'll have your finger through a pair of the other guys in seconds - while Sheerly Geniu swill hold up to whatever life throws at it!
^ Not even a metal zipper can tear through Sheerly Genius!
^ Say goodbye to silk, gloves, extra pairs and clear nail polish!
^ Sheerly Genius is propritary from toe to waist. There is nothing else like Sheerly Genius on the market. Trust us, we've literally tried everything.
^ Our proprietary fiber is naturally cooling. Go science!
It turns out, creating the world's first pair of indestructible sheers is no easy feat! Follow our journey to see how we did it!
Your support will give us the funding we need to produce the first production size batch of our proprietary fiber, and will allow us to retrofit more machines to work with our insanely strong fibers!
Katherine Homuth (Hague) is the Founder and CEO of Sheerly Genius. She is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Katherine's first venture backed startup, ShopLocket, was acquired in 2014 by global manufacturing and design company PCH. Following ShopLocket's success Katherine went on to become an active angel investor. To help support other women getting into startup investing Katherine founded Female Funders an online education platform which was acquired by Highline Beta in 2017. She has been named one of the Women to Watch in Wearables, one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and one of Flare’s Sixty Under 30. Katherine has been quoted in the New York Times on fashion tech and was recently interviewed for the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Kickstarter is all about supporting innovation, and we see it as the perfect place to introduce our technology to the world! Help us set our story in motion and get the world's first pair of indestructible sheers into the hands of people around the world!
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Risks and challenges
We are confident that we will fulfill our orders in the time specified, but there can always be unforeseen issues beyond our control.
If any issues arise we will share them with you, our amazing backers, and solve them with our fantastic team who are dedicated to making our company a success.
What makes us confident: Sheerly Genius has spent the last 12 month re-inventing sheers from the ground up to create the world’s strongest pair of sheers. Patent-pending, Sheerly Genius sheers are rip-proof, snag-proof and all around life-proof.
Developing the world’s first indestructible pair of sheer tights was no easy feat. Not satisfied with any of the fibers on the market today, the Sheerly Genius team developed a proprietary fiber specifically for the product. Developed from the same category of fibers used in bulletproof vests, climbing equipment and fishing line, Sheerly Genius fibers are 10 times stronger than steel, cool to the touch, and antibacterial.
Too strong for hosiery machines, Sheerly Genius sheers are made on machines adapted to handle the strongest fibers in the world. The manufacturing process behind the Sheerly Genius technology was developed partnership with Myant, one of the world’s most advanced wearable technology labs.
Ship date: We've made sure to have built in extra time for our production and are very confident we will ship by our estimated dates.
Supply Chain Risk: We have built a supply chain that we are extremely proud of. We have the confidence and trust that we will get you a superior product by our estimated date. Again, if any issues arise we will share them with you and solve them as quickly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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