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$6,791
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
17
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 11 2019 1:23 PM UTC +00:00

About

 Zip! You’re in bed. Zip! You’re out of bed. Zip! Your bed is made.

The ZzzSock™ is a revolutionary, patented bedding product that eliminates the everyday hassle of making your bed and keeps your toes tucked in no matter how much you toss and turn throughout the night. 

ZzzSock fits your mattress like a pillowcase over a pillow. ZzzSock's design utilizes two separate pieces. The first lies beneath your mattress, while the other, a high-quality comforter, connects the bottom piece to the top via a two-way separating zipper. The ZzzSock allows you to access your bed from either side — picture a zipper running along the seam of a pillowcase. Since the top comforter is connected to the bottom piece, your toes will always stay tucked in even on a night filled with tossing and turning. Come morning, unzip either side to get out and then zip it right back up...your bed is made!

ZzzSock fits both twin and twin-XL mattresses and is machine washable. 

Target Market

Our initial target market is college students. With an estimated 13.3 million students headed off to four-year institutions in 2019, many into dorms with twin and twin-XL mattresses, we hope to provide this demographic with a simple, cost-effective bedding solution that will allow them to keep their dorm rooms tidy, while being both functional and stylish. 

ZzzSock is perfect for all ages and bed types. As we begin to scale out our business, we will introduce new patterns and add larger product sizes to provide this unique solution to a broader market of mattress owners.

What we can achieve with your help: 

  • Fund our initial production run with our manufacturer and collect valuable product feedback from investors like you
  • Create additional product awareness and education through social media campaigns, SEO, and marketing materials to reach those we missed during the campaign
  • Begin roll out of other patterns and sizes

Since its initial inception in 2012, the ZzzSock team has developed the business knowledge, investment acumen, and industry partnerships necessary to hit the ground running once we hit our fundraising goal.

Biography 

Kyle Blatt and Jeff Blethen launched their ZzzSock idea while high school classmates in a suburban community outside of Chicago. The young men embarked upon their journey as members of the local Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA). The ZzzSock took first place in the Chamber’s “Shark Tank” style business competition advancing them to the Saunders Scholars Bright Ideas Business Competition in Rochester, New York. Their updated business plan was then submitted by Mr. Blethen to the University of South Carolina’s Proving Ground Business Competition where the ZzzSock idea won the Fluor Innovation Award. Following this award, Kyle and Jeff pitched their idea to Fritz Winans, a 20-year veteran in the textile industry. Partnering as a co-owner of the newly formed company, Mr. Winans helped the founders bring the ZzzSock from concept to reality with product development and sourcing decisions. 

If you have any questions please ask and visit us at our website: www.zzzsock.com

Social media pages: 

www.instagram.com/zzzsock/

www.YouTube.com

www.facebook.com/ZzzSock/

Risks and challenges

Initially our biggest issue was just being kids trying to start a company. We would research and approach manufacturers, but most would never respond. We sought to rectify this issue by partnering with someone respected in the industry who could validate our concept and show ZzzSock had legs. We partnered with industry executive Fritz Winans, who has provided vast knowledge, opened many doors and lended credibility to our idea. We have dedicated the necessary time to ensure that we found the best partner to help make ZzzSock successful. We are excited to have overcome the biggest challenges we’ve faced and are looking forward to the new challenges that will come with the growth of ZzzSock.

Thank you for your time and support!

U.S. Patent # 9,247,835

Email: contact@ZzzSock.com

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    $20 to $9999 Dream Big!

    I don’t have a twin or twin-XL bed, but I love your product and want to see ZzzSock become a reality.
    ZzzSock will send you a thank you note and keep you up-to-date on our progress.

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    One Pink Ikat ZzzSock (~30% Savings)

    -One Pink, Ikat pattern ZzzSock
    -Fits twin and XL-twin mattresses
    -Comes in matching fabric bag, perfect for laundry
    -Nearly 30% savings off of retail price

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    One Navy & White ZzzSock (~30% Savings)

    -One Navy & White Pattern ZzzSock
    -Fits twin and XL-twin mattresses
    -Comes in matching fabric bag, perfect for laundry
    -Nearly 30% savings off of retail price

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    One Pink Ikat ZzzSock (~10% Savings)

    -One Pink, Ikat pattern ZzzSock
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    -Comes in matching fabric bag, perfect for laundry
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    One Navy & White ZzzSock (~10% Savings)

    -One Navy & White Pattern ZzzSock
    -Fits twin and XL-twin mattresses
    -Comes in matching fabric bag, perfect for laundry
    -Nearly 10% savings off of retail price

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    One Pink Ikat ZzzSock (~5% Savings)

    Get your 2019 Holiday Shopping done early!

    -One Pink, Ikat pattern ZzzSock
    -Fits twin and XL-twin mattresses
    -Comes in matching fabric bag, perfect for laundry
    -Nearly 5% savings off of retail price

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    One Navy & White ZzzSock (~5% Savings)

    Get your 2019 Holiday Shopping done early!
    -One Navy & White Pattern ZzzSock
    -Fits twin and XL-twin mattresses
    -Comes in matching fabric bag, perfect for laundry
    -Nearly 5% savings off of retail price

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