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$1,487
pledged of $6,400pledged of $6,400 goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 22 2018 7:10 PM UTC +00:00

About

Welcome to our story

THANK YOU! Your support and interest in our project means the world to us. Please follow us to get updates on exciting new developments as we move forward!

Protecting kids outfits from messy spills & drips was my inspiration to create TOPPERS. Specifically, the fact that my daughter, like all children, gets her clothing soiled OUTSIDE of sit-down meal times. The children's clothing industry focuses on protective bibs for dining but NOT for accidental drips and mishaps that can happen throughout the day. These messes can cause unexpected wardrobe changes, the stress of schedule delays and more.

TOPPERS (by Garment Saver) are cute, protective over-garments. Inspired by vintage pinafores that guarded children's clothing from stains all day long. Re-envisioned for the modern, active child.

We WANT our kids to enjoy active play and get messy as they discover the world. It's gonna happen! What we parents look for are solutions that give us a fighting chance in the battle against unexpected wardrobe stains (e.g. when out shopping, at events, on flights, etc.); or to make it easy to do clean-up if they occur.

Typical wardrobe mishaps that TOPPERS can protect against

We'd love your support! It will be instrumental in purchasing materials and beginning production (here in the USA) for this exciting new collection.

TOPPERS CREATE A CUTE, QUICK ENSEMBLE - They layer over ANY separates already in a child's closet to create a coordinated outfit. Our OVERLAP & SNAP closure or pull-on capabilities make dressing fidgety babies and toddlers easy!

 TOPPERS LOOK LIKE SPORTSWEAR - Wish your child could wear a bib all day? In a way they can! TOPPERS have a "big kid" clothing look with the ability to protect the attire underneath against accidental drips and spills.

Hannah TOPPER & Tyler TOPPER vest
Hannah TOPPER & Tyler TOPPER vest

TOPPERS KEEP LIQUIDS FROM SOAKING THROUGH - Just like a bib, the front is backed with liquid-repellent fabrics. In case of splatters, all you may need to do is a quick wipe-up or switch out the TOPPER rather than a complete outfit change. Yeah!!

TOPPERS OFFER VERSATILITY - They are more than just a bib or apron. They are clothing kids can wear while playing at home or going out for the day.

Little kitchen helper in Anne TOPPER
Little kitchen helper in Anne TOPPER

TOPPERS ARE GREAT FOR TRAVEL - Wardrobe accidents can happen anywhere! TOPPERS offer some peace of mind that stains will be contained until cleanup can be done. Plus, our value pack option gives extras for the car, diaper bag or suitcase.

Pack with your "kid care essentials" (Mandy TOPPER shown)
Pack with your "kid care essentials" (Mandy TOPPER shown)

Layering chic meets practicality with these simple, versatile TOPPERS. They come as a 2-pack set. In case one TOPPER becomes too messy, simply switch it out for the other and keep her outfit looking coordinated! The water resistant lining in front acts as a barrier for minor stains down front. OVERLAP & SNAP back closure makes dressing easy.

This innovative TOPPER re-imagines the classic pinafore with soft pleats and rosettes.The terry cloth lining in the front top acts as a barrier for minor stains down front. Pull-on style (with shirred elastic across the back). Snap closure at neck

This A-Line TOPPER is paired with the matching Ruffle Bib. They keep her looking fashionably coordinated at meal time and beyond.The water resistant lining in front acts as a barrier for minor stains down front. OVERLAP & SNAP back closure makes dressing easy.

The TOPPER Vest makes a cool fashion statement and can be an alternative to bibs that do not match his ensemble. The terry cloth lining in front acts as a barrier for minor stains down front. Functional snap opening on front and back makes dressing easy.

* For production, the waistband has a single snap not double as shown.

It is great when little ones start feeding themselves! What is not so great? The food splatters! Our full-length, gender-neutral bib protects clothing down front and across the lap. Perfect for meal time or doing activities around the house.The terry cloth front and water resistant backing help keep spills from soaking through. Bib closes securely at the neck and waist. FOLD AWAY SNAP CLOSURE (see below) makes it easy to store bib, whether clean or dirty.

There are rewards? Yeah!!

At launch we present our  Forever Basic Fabric Collection - These classic prints and solids are available for ordering 365 days a year. Perfect for basic wardrobe needs all year long. 100% premium cotton and cotton blends. Easy care. Specialty Fabric Collection - There will be special prints just for the launch season. We will update supporters during the campaign and a survey will be sent for selections at the end of the campaign.

 Design Tweaks

The TOPPERS photographed for Kickstarter are production samples.There may be a few changes (trim color, etc.) as we begin actual production. Any changes would be to give our customers the best looking and most functional clothing for their little ones. We will inform you of any changes.

 We have set a realistic timeline based on discussions with our suppliers and sewing factory. We will update you if the timeline changes and will endeavor to ship earlier, if possible.

Risks and challenges

As a business owner with over 20 years experience in the Fashion Design field, I know the challenges of getting any new endeavor off the ground. I am preparing for all contingencies and will keep you in the loop if there are issues or delays. Here are the key things I see:

PRODUCTION & FABRIC
We have had preliminary discussions with our key sewing factory and fabric suppliers. There is always the chance of factory delays and unavailability of colors, when it's time to place our orders. To offset this, we have other US based manufacturing options in place. We also have several vendors for the basic fabrics that we plan for launch.

COMPETITIVE PRICING
The retail prices are based on initial estimates. I am confident that we will be able to keep pricing within our desired range once production is under way. To control costs, I am focusing on combining eye-catching, high quality fabrics with simple designs and trims. The value is in the fact that theses garments work!

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    Wardrobe Care Essentials Booklet

    You get our handy tri-fold booklet that includes:
    ---Stain removal tips common spills, etc.
    ---Easy wardrobe care tips for home/travel.
    ---Travel / Packing Checklist
    ---Closet organizing checklist

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    EARLY BIRD - JESS BIB OPTION

    Indispensable for keeping little ones neat & clean at mealtime and beyond. You choose your color/fabric after campaign.

    2 JESS BIBS

    Expected Retail - $24

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    EARLY BIRD - HANNAH TOPPER OPTION

    Classic pinafore re-imagined with soft pleats and rosettes.
    1 Hannah TOPPER

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    EARLY BIRD - MANDY TOPPER OPTION

    Mandy TOPPER & Ruffle Bib gives them coordinated protection for meal time and beyond. You choose your color/fabric after campaign.

    1 MANDY TOPPER & RUFFLE BIB

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    EARLY BIRD - TYLER TOPPER VEST OPTION

    The Tyler TOPPER Vest will have your little man looking sharp while protecting his attire from accidental drips. You choose your color/fabric after campaign.

    2 TYLER BIB VESTS

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    EARLY BIRD - ANNE TOPPER OPTION

    This simple, versatile TOPPER Set is great for everyday wear. You choose your color/fabric after campaign.

    1 ANNE TOPPER SET (2 Per Pack)

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    EARLY BIRD - ANNE TOPPER SET & JESS BIB

    Get this classic combo that will guard your little one's outfit from meal time to play date.
    1 Anne TOPPER (2 per pack)
    2 Jess Bibs

    Expected Retail $64

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    EARLY BIRD - TYLER VEST & JESS BIB

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    2 Tyler TOPPER Vests
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    EARLY BIRD - COMPLETE TOPPER COLLECTION

    Get the complete TOPPER collection! Perfect for your little one or to give as a gift. You get to choose fabrics and colors at the end of the campaign
    1 JESS BIB
    1 SET OF ANNE TOPPER (2 PER PACK)
    1 HANNAH TOPPER
    1 MANDY TOPPER SET (2 PC)
    1 TYLER TOPPER VEST

    Expected Retail $136

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    CUSTOMIZE OUR DESIGNS IN YOUR FABRIC

    If you have your own fabric that has significant meaning to you, we would love to customize our collection to make it uniquely yours (e.g. for a special event, for your organization, as a memento, etc.). Items are $110 each (which includes our factory’s custom project handling fee). We will send you more details of the yardage requirements, etc. after the campaign ends.

    NOTE: A minimum of any 4 items is required. You may choose from the items (as listed) below. If you would like more than 4, that’s great! Just add $110 for each additional item.

    Item 1 - ANNE TOPPER SET (2 PACK)
    Item 2 - MANDY TOPPER & RUFFLE BIB SET
    Item 3 – 2 TYLER BIB VESTS
    Item 4 - HANNAH TOPPER

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