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One day not too long ago, while laying down to take a nap after speaking with my woman, I felt like I would sleep a lot easier if I had my hand placed tenderly on her butt...
Light bulb! How many people in this world like butts? Even children's movies like Minions or Sing feature butts and the kids love it. How many more people would benefit from having a beautiful life size butt nearby as they are laying down getting ready for sleep? To sleep on, to hold, to rest their hand on our even bury their faces in!
Introducing The Buttress. The ultimate life size natural latex butt pillow and support. It will be available in the Original Double Bubble (ODB) size and if we hit $50,000 of funding, the Oh My God Look at that Butt (OMG) size will be unlocked!! Each Buttress will be made of 100% premium natural latex material and come with a basic black, aqua or white spandex yoga-pant like pillow cover. It includes an adjustable strap for easy carrying and an easy clean Buttress case. Additional colors for pillow cases will be available soon with additional material! Feel free to dress your Buttress with a pair of undies, or any kind of pants as well!!!
Everyone in our diverse group of friends smiled when they first beheld the natural, pleasing form of the Buttress. They were pleasantly surprised that it was so comfortable to hold, to slap, to squeeze, to use as a back support and to rest your head on, not just to look at. The 2 part interior design of the Buttress allows the thighs and cheeks to comfortably cradle your head. It's like getting a nice hug for your neck, spine and skull! It's unique shape allows it to be positioned in many different ways to fit its many uses and make it suitable for most kinds of sleepers. There is also a certain indescribable joy that people have reported when they put their faces in it. We've been told 'it's like a kind of magic'. My great friend, Becca Taylor, claims that the Buttress is 'the new teddy bear' as she lifted her face from its soft, smooth cheeks. I personally keep the Buttress on my bed every night and use it all the time! It's functional, ergonomic, fun, natural, elegant and bootyful. What's not to love!
The ODB Buttress is the perfect balance between comfort, function and of course... Booty. We spent months perfecting this piece of Buttech and we want you to experience our baby. With your support, we hope to share The Buttress with the world and help make lives warmer, more fun, playful, comfortable, and help people sleep. With my experience with butts and my connections abroad, Team Buttress and I will produce the highest quality Buttresses. After all, we can never give butts a bad name!
The 1st Edition ODB Buttress is funded and ready for production. We have our costs calculated, our manufacturers ready to go and are creating the final mold right now. This sweet booty is on her way home and she'll be safe on our beds within a few months! To show our thanks and loyalty, we are proud to announce that we will be giving our Buttress Backers an exclusive membership into the Original Butt Fans Club (OBFC) that offers discounts for all Buttress products future, present and forever!!! This club will be for pre-order backers only so that you can give the gift of BOOTY sleep to your friends and family. Support the Buttress for happiness, peace and love... and butts everywhere!
Why the Buttress?
In this world of new technologies and complicated issues, I feel like a lot of people just want to go back to the basics. Sometimes people think too much and get too far away from nature.
I know that the Buttress won't cure a terrible disease or be the next level high tech gadget but to me, the Buttress is a classic. It reminds me to appreciate the 'stupid' things, laugh, stop always thinking about what is correct and relax, be one with the universe and to love naturally and honestly. I believe that many people in this fast paced, high stress world of today would benefit from the Buttress and we hope to share it with them.
Who is Jia?
I am Jia, a fan of butts and a motivated professional of 25 years. I am an immigrant and came to the US at 5 years old and am now an American citizen and consider myself as an American. I work as a buyer for an esteemed e-commerce company, graduated from Wake Forest University with a Political Science degree. I produce my own music, do graphics design work for several small businesses and have many connections in China that I can depend on to jump start production. I have lived all over the world in Spain, Italy, China, Singapore working for employers including Save the Children, Holiday Inn, NIDA and taught English and art abroad. I have had a steady girlfriend for the past 2 years and am a zealous admirer of her. She recently moved away and the Buttress with her undies and her favorite perfume, is a great comfort to me. I hope to share the simple, beautiful, stupid, funny and comforting representation of love to the world.
This is my first Kickstarter project and I know it doesn't have thousands of dollars of marketing material like some of the other projects but the Buttress was created in love and passion and with the help of my girlfriend and my partner, we personally created the video, the photos, the music, everything ourselves. Its always been a dream for me to become an entrepreneur and create things that people will appreciate. I am ready to give the Buttress the devotion and the time that she deserves!
What are the specifications and how is it made?
This is a big butt made out of the highest quality 100% natural latex material! The base is about 14 inches x 15 inches and the crest of the cheek reaches 8 inches!!! There are 2 parts to the design of the Buttress: the cheeks and the thighs. The cheeks are softer than the thighs allowing your head to sink in while the thigh offers neck support. The outer yoga-pant-like Buttress Pillow Case ties together at the top (like the waist tie on trousers) and secures the strap. The adjustable and separable strap allows the thighs to open or close and allows you to dress your Buttress. The total weight is 3 pounds. The Buttress is crafted intuitive, strong and will last you a lifetime.
Why Natural Latex?
After a couple trials, I decided to use natural latex as the main material for the Buttress. Natural latex is made from the sap of trees, very natural, is very high quality, has a close feel to butts and of course is very safe to sleep on unlike some man-made materials like memory foam. The butt is natural so the Buttress will be natural. It is also very comfortable, clean, pure, ergonomic, and durable. You never need to fluff it and it has small holes throughout to keep you cool. It is considered one of the highest quality materials for bedding and pillows. You can find a sample of our manufacturer's premium natural latex below!
The natural latex will never come into contact with skin and the protein that causes allergies is almost completely eliminated from the material. It will be protected by 2 layers of cotton and spandex covering. However, if you are highly allergic to latex, the material may still cause discomfort.
What's included in my Butt Box?
Included with the Buttress will be a pillow case with adjustable strap, easily washable, the Mini Buttress Keychain, and a sticker featuring the unique Buttress Logo. Also, included is a discount coupon code for 1 additional pillow case at 50% off! (10 new designs ready to redeem by July 2018) The Butt Box will be an experience from receiving our custom box to unwrapping our neatly designed set and finally, to holding up your new, big and beautiful Buttress and caressing its slopes for the first time.
How do I clean it?
The Buttress is very easy to clean. Simply remove the pillow cover by untying the easy open top, and you can wash the cover in any washing machine! Just like you would wash your clothes.
We have been working hard to make sure you get your hands on the Buttress ASAP. The final design is already completed and the molding is underway. We plan to have the Buttress delivered before May, but not at the cost of quality. Guaranteed delivery time will be set in June. I will make sure everything from the packaging to the pillow cases to the Buttress itself will make our backers smile and say 'this is even better than I expected!'
The future of the Buttress?
In the future, we want the Buttress to be customizable to match the shape and size of your own butt or the butt of your significant other! Celebrity butts are in the plans as well. There will also be custom pillow cases and many more creative variations. We will maintain the highest quality and comfort and always keep the essentials. But first, we must get the Buttress funded here! Then, the possibilities are limitless.
We do this for Butt Fans everywhere and deeply appreciate your support. The thing about butts is... that everyone in the whole world has one! And we choose to appreciate this natural and universal wonder that we can't help but love.
Jia and the Butt Bringers
Risks and challenges
Like any project, The Buttress has challenges that need to be overcome.
One such challenge is creating the perfect formula for comfort, durability, usability and beauty for The Buttress. I am very happy with my prototype and it has been shown a lot of love from everyone that I presented it to. However, the process of perfecting the science and engineering behind the Buttress will be ongoing.
Another challenge is production. I have many connections in Jiaozuo and Zhengzhou, China, Thailand and Singapore and will use them to manufacture the product. I will have to personally oversee the process to ensure its quality, it meets the price point, and is responsibly made.
The protection of the brand will be a challenge. We will need to protect my patent and trademark for the perfect Butt Pillow and ensure no inferior copies taint our magnificent, beautiful and wonderful Buttress. No other pillow will be the same.
I am confident that I am the guy that can bring the Buttress into this world because I have spent my entire life learning and pushing the boundaries. Whatever new challenges arise, I will assess, understand, plan and solve them one at a time using my knowledge, experience and hard work.
If we meet the $15,000 goal, we will know that the community is with us. That people appreciate butts as much as we do and want to see this idea come to life. I believe in being real, recognizing risks and challenges and working hard to overcome them.
Back our project!!! Anything helps in this quest to make the Buttress a reality. You will join our mailing list and receive info about our progress and special events! All extra funds will go towards Buttech development.
The 1st Edition Buttress and pillow case plus Butt Box set items for pledges of $59 (20% off retail)! Original Double Bubble (ODB) size. Colors include: black, aqua and white. Additional pillow cover colors will become available soon!
The 1st Edition Buttress and pillow case plus Butt Box set items for pledges of $69 (10% off retail)! Original Double Bubble (ODB) size. Colors include: black, aqua and white. Additional pillow cover colors will become available soon!
2 Buttress 1st Editions and 2 pillow cases plus Butt Box set items for pledges of $125. Original Double Bubble (ODB) size. Colors include: black, aqua and white. Additional pillow cover colors will become available soon!
4 Buttress 1st Editions and 4 pillow cases plus Butt Box set items for pledges of $225. Original Double Bubble (ODB) size. Colors include: black, aqua and white. Additional pillow cover colors will become available soon!
This Butt... will be HUGE. Like usable as a BED huge (full size bed). Now you can sleep cradled softly between the thighs and cheeks of the Super Epic Buttressimus Maximus!!! Only three will ever be created and comes with a unique certificate of authenticity signed by Jia. He will deliver it personally.
The 1st Edition Buttress and pillow case plus Butt Box set items for pledges of $49 (More than 40% off retail) for the first 100 backers! Original Double Bubble (ODB) size. Colors include: black, aqua and white. Additional pillow cover colors will become available soon!