The Chinchillo is comfort with a cause. For every Chinchillo that is sold, another Chinchillo is given to the homeless.
The Chinchillo is comfort with a cause. For every Chinchillo that is sold, another Chinchillo is given to the homeless. Read more
The Chinchillo is a hooded pillow blanket that keeps the wearer at the center of its design. Originally designed to sneak in a quick nap, it has quickly spread across different lines of utility. Long car trips, camping, sporting events or even at home, comfort is never too far away.
The Chinchillo brand encourages fun, adventure, and snoozes where ever possible. We desire to serve our consumer and our community as a company that wants to ensure quality for your warmth and relaxation.
Operating as a one for one company we believe in a better circumstance. Founded in 2015, the Chinchillo has set out on a mission to make a social impact with our products by working alongside communities to meet their needs, specifically those of the homeless community.
Based in Rochester, NY we have been able to work alongside local partners to distribute Chinchillo’s. However, homelessness is a much larger dilemma and we want to expand our reach to work with different partners around the country. We believe in meeting the need and collaborate with different shelters to provide them support in their work.
The Chinchillo brand encourages fun, adventure, and snoozes where ever possible. Hikes, sleepovers, long car rides, you name it and the Chinchillo will do it. The padded hood offers enough cushion to give support while resting snuggly on the head.We are looking to grow our company so that we are able to give more consistently to the communities we work with. We are also looking for Chinchillo's to give comfort to people all over the country who didn't know that being comfortable was this easy.
The padded hood offers enough cushion to give support while resting snuggly on the head.The attached blanket then comes in two sizes to accommodate the user. A smaller 4'x5' (length x width) and a regular 5'x6' (length x width) length.
Each Chinchillo is made of an anti-pill fleece to ensure comfortable, and durable blanket for repeat uses.
Our business model is based on the one for one platform. This means that whenever one of our products is purchased you are covering the cost of your product and the "give one". These "give one" products are then distributed to the homeless and transitional living communities through our partners.
In order to do this effectively, we partner with different shelters and organizations to equip them in doing the work they already do. Because of these partnerships, we can also learn and adapt to the different needs of the homeless communities in different regions.
We are looking to grow our company so that we are able to give more consistently to the communities we work with. We are also looking for Chinchillo's to give comfort to people all over the country who didn't know that being comfortable was this easy.
We have been in business for two years and have found local success and recognition. However, we do realize that homelessness is a much larger issue than Rochester. Thus, in order to take the next step to expand to other communities, we will be launching this Kickstarter in order to do a few things.
The platform of Kickstarter gives us a larger stage to resonate with others around the country who are looking to invest into something more. Successfully reaching this goal will also allow us to cover operational cost, and increase our inventory levels for holiday season.
Most of our rewards will be based on the one for one model. We want to continue in our efforts to continue supporting our partners and the homeless community in all of our practices, including this campaign. Each one for one product will be specified in the reward level descriptions.
The cost of each reward will cover your product and shipping as well as the cost of the given product. We believe is fairness in our practices and that means being fair to our customers, partners, and team.
Rewards are as follows:
- A digital thank you and stickers -A sincere and personal email and for your gear or to give to your friends
- Hats - A beanie in your choice of red or black
- Shirts- Exclusive shirts to this Kickstarter campaign. Unisex sizing.
- Chinchillo - The original Chinchillo in red, blue, or black. You also have the choice of choosing between 4'x5' or 5'x6' model.
- Starter Pack- Includes previously listed rewards as well as a special coffee blend in collaboration from Fuego Coffee Roasters. Will (inventor) and Fuego were able to collaborate on a special blend for this campaign.
- Bleacher pack- Get your whole team Chinchillo's and a print of the logo of your choosing on them. 12 Chinchillo's included in this reward package.
Risks and challenges
Being a one for one we need to be able to keep our promise. Furthermore, we need to be able to correctly support the communities we work with. We are always open to any questions that will help us in continuing to support this effort.
Delivery of products: We have given all of our partners advance notice of when our campaign will run and be completed. We have also put into our schedule adequate leeway time based on our past production history. We will be sure to alert you as we go along with our production and shipping processes. We don't want any of our backers to be out of the loop on their contributions.
Note: Bleacher packs will have a longer timeline since they have an additional step to the process of having your logo on the Chinchillo.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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