We are HercLéon; we are a clothing company that’s mission is to help you enjoy life more while being less wasteful. To preorder your Travel T-Shirt, click Back This Project.
Have you ever traveled the world and realized your clothes are limiting your ability to enjoy your journey? If you're a frequent traveler, I'm sure you've noticed that:
We know your pain. We love to travel, and we love to help others be more adventurous and travel to places they never thought they’d go. HercLéon is in business to do one thing: create products that’ll free you to never stop adventuring while also reducing your carbon footprint.
Well, 2 Years ago we realized the problem was in the fibers of your clothes and, with the help of our group of almost 1000 HercLéon fans, we started working on what became the Apollo Travel T-shirt.
We made this specifically for ultra-light travelers. This is made for people who would never get caught dead paying for a luggage fee on any flight, regardless of where they're going and what they're doing there.This is made for people who rather spend time in a small village in South America, than the most luxurious cities in Europe.
So, now the real question is, are you ready to fix this problem with us and free yourself to be more adventurous?
There is no other shirt on the planet like the Apollo shirt; it's nothing like your basic t-shirt from your average clothing store.
The Apollo T-shirt is the first and most advanced travel t-shirt ever successfully made with well over 25 benefits. So many benefits that we had to leave out a few of them.
This shirt is the best travel shirt, the most advanced shirt, and the most Eco-friend shirt. A shirt that once you own it, you don't have to repeatedly pollute the water with laundry detergents, pollute the air with greenhouse gases from the dryer or waste energy from running both machines.
Unlike other clothing companies, we aren't in business to take advantage of you for our benefits. We genuinely care about only making the best product and make it so that you only have to buy once and never buy it again.
We didn't strive to make JUST a shirt, we wanted to make THE shirt, the best shirt ever.
It took us two years, but we succeeded in designing the perfect travel shirt that allows you to comfortably travel the world with just one shirt.
Now, you're free to travel the world with just 1 shirt for 1 week, 1 month, 1 year, or even 1 lifetime.
In the 2 years since realizing we had to find a solution to luggage-free travel clothing, we have studied dozens of different clothing material and have tried a handful of them, and they all failed to meet our requirements.
We received a lot of recommendation to use Merino Wool, but it still didn't meet our requirements, and it had three major issues that we didn't like:
1) Merino Wool absorbs and, until it's washed, retains odor from food, cigarettes, and other smells.
2) Merino Wool is prone to attracting insects that eat the fiber. Which, in my experience, isn't a fun time.
3) Merino Wool requires special care/dry cleaning to retain quality/size/shape.
After we realized just how inadequate even the most popular materials are when it comes to long-term luggage-free travel, we decided to make our own material called HercFibér.
HercFibér is a unique material we created that blends together three different fibers to get the exact features we desired. These materials are put together in a unique combination to create a never before made material that is perfect for travel lovers like you.
The self-cleaning works thanks to biology. Let me explain it a bit more:
Most materials act as a petri dish for bacteria; helping smell-causing bacterias to grow in the fiber while they feed on your sweat. The more time and sweat, the more bacteria grow on the material and releases increasingly worse odor.
Thankfully, HercFibér isn't like most fibers:
Well, HercFibér's unique blend of fibers grows bacteria very slowly while you're wearing it, but once you take it off, it starts cleaning itself by killing the smell-causing bacteria and so by the morning, it smells clean again.
Unlike cotton and other materials that keep on growing bacteria until it turns to mold/mildew, Apollo's material does the opposite, by actively getting rid of the bacteria.
Don’t limit yourself to the safe and commonly traveled countries that everyone and their grandmas have visited; go anywhere, anytime, for however long you want. When you travel with the Apollo shirt, you’re free to never stop adventuring.
You’re now free to be more adventurous, be more spontaneous, and go places that are off the beaten path without your clothes limiting you.
When the Kickstarter campaign is over, you'll get to pick which color you'd like your Apollo shirt in; black, navy blue, or gray depending on how much is raised by the kickstarter.
There's nothing worse than sitting down and getting a breath full of smelly socks, so we wanted to help fix that problem. The Apollo travel socks are just as amazing as the shirt, except slightly modified to improve the performance of the item. So you get the same self-cleaning greatness of the shirt but in socks form.
We have a few different ways to fix that.
1. We offer 100 days return policy, so you have time to to plan your dream trip and give the shirt a test run in nature.
2. If you go to a country like Italy and gain a few pounds from their delicious food, for a small fee, we'll be happy to trade in your old size for a new one.
3. If you accidentally damage your shirt while hiking the beautiful mountains of Switzerland, for a small fee, we'll be happy to trade in your damaged shirt for a new one.
This will make for a great gift for someone you love that loves to travel. So we’ll make sure Santa brings it in before Christmas.
Our short-term goal is to make traveling easier, more comfortable, and more enjoyable for everyone involved. Our main goal is to invent a way to make human life on earth sustainable.
My name is Wen, and I am the founder of HercLéon. I have been lucky enough to have everything I could ever want in life. Sadly, every day I worry that because of the way we are living our lives now, in the future others will never get a chance to enjoy their lives. Even though I originally founded HercLéon to make traveling easier, I realized that our bigger goal should be to discover a path to making clothing sustainable.
Today, we at HercLéon have the vision to make the clothing industry, the 2nd most polluting industry on earth, sustainable, and this is the first step to making that vision into a reality. For now, we need your help and support to push the human race forward to a sustainable future.
So thank you for helping save our planet by backing this Kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
This is our 2nd Kickstarter project. We’ve delivered some of the highest quality products to our backers in the past and this one’s not going to be any different. The only risk we can think of is the projected timeline of the delivery of rewards. Since this is a brand new development, there may be unforeseen challenges in production. If any issues come up, the delivery of your reward will be delayed.
That said, we’re pretty straight forward when it comes to communication and have built a reputation of being transparent with our backers. We'll make two promises:
1. We will deliver the highest quality product to each and every single backer. We take extreme pride in making some of the best products in the world.
2. We will keep the lines of communication open at all times. If we have hurdles, you'll be the first to know about them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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