They are Harmattan Design (Holt Evans & Radu Zarnescu), Kickstarter veterans and Enthusiastic Creators. Last year, their fourth campaign The Smart Belt 1.0 became the most funded fashion accessory in history.
They sent out all the pledges and wanted to know what their backers had to say. To their delight, 67% of their backers wanted more colors for their belts, more buckle finishes and many had other even more interesting ideas of what they can improve.
Firstly, replacing the 5 hole system with 32 adjustments brings a world of comfort and a whole new dimension of adjustability. Not many people think about it or realize it but, our waist changes as we go about our business throughout the day while the belt we wear does not adjust because holes are too far apart.
Forget feeling tight or loose, you’ll forget you have a belt on but your pants will stay exactly where they’re supposed to.
The Leather they use is the most exclusive leather anywhere in the world. Vegetable Tanning is almost a lost art. Because it takes longer to tan the leather with natural tannins it has been replaced by chromium tanning at the turn of the century. They get their leather from a small valley in Tuscany, Italy, one of the hand-full of places in the world where this is still done. It’s much more resilient that normal leather, it’s all natural, eco friendly and really smells good too. It will come with a certificate of authenticity and a serial number.