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About this project

Check out our video for the story behind The Skinny Mirror.

About The Skinny Mirror

We are a new company on a mission to increase people's confidence and self-image with an every day traditional furniture piece that gives you a "not-so-traditional" perspective.

Studies show that our self-image is directly tied to our energy levels, feelings of competence and ‘perceived’ attractiveness. Nothing is more gorgeous than the self-assurance that comes from feeling good in your own skin. The Skinny Mirror compliments you every time you look in it, boosting confidence and improving self-image before you walk out the door.

The Skinny Mirror
The Skinny Mirror
Some of The Skinny Mirror finishes - Teak, (Bare Naked) and Black
Some of The Skinny Mirror finishes - Teak, (Bare Naked) and Black
The affirmation, "You Are Beautiful," is locked inside each Skinny Mirror.
The affirmation, "You Are Beautiful," is locked inside each Skinny Mirror.
The Skinny Mirror Portrait in White
The Skinny Mirror Portrait in White

The Skinny Mirror Features

  • Always flattering (Offers you a subtle slimming reflection, approximately 5-10 lbs)
  • Eco-friendly (Made of FSC Certified, salvaged or reclaimed woods)
  • Compliments You every time you look in the mirror.
  • Modern design to fit any decor
  • Strong & Durable: Quality constructed, we make The Skinny Mirror to last generations.
  • Made in the USA: All of our components are made here in the USA.

The Skinny Mirror Specifications

Weight: 9.25 lbs 

Frame Dims: 13.125 x 49.125 x 1.5 in 

Mirror Dims: 11.625"W x 47.625"H

Frame Mat'l: Solid FSC Certified Pine

Finish: Bioshield clear wax, or Aqua-Resin Stain

We have all sorts of rituals to improve the way we feel about ourselves. As a nation, we spend billions of dollars on make up, clothes, spa treatments, diet plans, all to attain a physical ideal that may be out of reach for most people. However, the way we feel about ourselves is how other people will see us.  The Skinny Mirror helps you visualize a slightly taller, slimmer, you. It doesn't change who you are, just the image you hold of yourself. ( If you can see it, you can be it!)

Where we are now and why we need your help.

For the last 6 months, we've been making The Skinny Mirror in small quantities. Our wood shop has been milling all of components by hand. We then paint, stain, assemble, package and ship the mirrors in our home's living room that we converted into a workshop to save money. The process is time consuming, labor intensive, and expensive. The retail price for these quality constructed mirrors range from $165-200.

We decided to run a Kickstarter campaign because there is a demand for The Skinny Mirror. We are looking to raise funds to finance our first production run of 1000 mirrors. If we can raise enough funds, our wood shop will invest in the machinery that will drastically decrease production and assembly time. The quality of the production run will be equal to or better than the current product. Since the components will be milled by machine (and not by hand), the components will be  more precise resulting in an even better finished product requiring less touch ups. This will reduce labor costs and the retail price, making it more affordable and attainable for people who would benefit from The Skinny Mirror. 

Follow us on twitter! www.twitter.com/theskinnymirror for updates
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Rewards

Check out The Vagabond's House website in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA.
Check out The Vagabond's House website in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA.

Risks and challenges

We have had success creating and shipping the first small batches of The Skinny Mirror. Our biggest challenge is coming up with the funds for our first production run of 1000 mirrors. The Kickstarter funds will allow us to purchase the tools that will decrease production time and lower the retail cost of The Skinny Mirror . With your help, we are confident we will deliver an amazing product. Please make a pledge today, and then help spread the word about The Skinny Mirror.

The wood manufacturer who will be producing The Skinny Mirror has over 70 years of combined wood working and assembly experience.You can be confident that when this project is funded, all the rewards will be sourced and produced, will be of the highest quality, and will ship on time.

There have been a lot of obstacles to tackle in the start up of The Skinny Mirror company. We have gotten it off the ground with little money, a few hard working friends, and a lot of persistence. Whenever a problem is encountered, multiple solutions are considered, and the best implemented. There will be challenges and there will be solutions. We will keep you up to date with the progress.

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    BE A FAN: Join The Skinny Mirror community to receive updates + a thank-you tweet.

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    We'll do a happy wiggle dance in your honor and send you "Skinny" decal sticker + a thank-you tweet.

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    We'll do a wiggle and a twirl and send you a slim travel compact mirror engraved with The Skinny Mirror logo, a "Skinny" decal sticker + a thank-you tweet.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! The Skinny Mirror Bare Naked! Get early delivery on your Bare Naked model! Retail price is $165. You get: The Skinny Mirror Bare Naked, a slim travel compact mirror engraved with The Skinny Mirror logo, a "Skinny" decal sticker + a thank-you tweet. Free shipping.

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    The Skinny Mirror Bare Naked. Take advantage of our special pricing on our Bare Naked model! Retail price is $165. You get: The Skinny Mirror Bare Naked, a slim travel compact mirror engraved with The Skinny Mirror logo, a "Skinny" decal sticker + a thank-you tweet. Free shipping.

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    The Skinny Mirror Portrait in BLACK or WHITE. Retail price is $175. You get: The Skinny Mirror Polished in Black, a slim travel compact mirror engraved with The Skinny Mirror logo, a "Skinny" decal sticker + a thank-you tweet. Free shipping.

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    The Skinny Mirror Polished in TEAK. Regular retail price is $180. You get: The Skinny Mirror Polished in TEAK, a slim travel compact mirror engraved with The Skinny Mirror logo, a "Skinny" decal sticker + a thank-you tweet. Free shipping.

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    The Skinny Mirror Limited Edition Big Sur made of salvaged Big Sur Redwood! Retail price is $195. You get: The Skinny Mirror Limited Edition Big Sur, a slim travel compact mirror engraved with The Skinny Mirror logo, a "Skinny" decal sticker + a thank-you tweet. Free shipping.

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    The Skinny Mirror Limited Edition in your choice of finish, autographed by the designer & founder, a slim travel compact mirror engraved with The Skinny Mirror logo, a "Skinny" decal sticker + a thank-you tweet. Free shipping.

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    WEEKEND GETAWAY WITH THE SKINNY MIRROR : The Skinny Mirror Limited Edition in your choice of finish, two nights at The Vagabond's House in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA in one of the rooms featuring The Skinny Mirror, an afternoon coastal tour and picnic with the designer in her 1967 vintage VW bus + thank-you tweet. [Airfare/transportation not included]

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