Friday November 20:
Hi-Vis bomber project takes Kickstarter by storm:
A bomber jacket specifically designed for cyclists and urban visibility has trounced its fundraising target after its designer turned to Kickstarter for investors.
Paris-born Kiêu-Hanh Le Quan-Sang said she had been looking for a jacket that made her stand out in traffic: “Using main roads for cycling can be intimidating.” She came up with the idea for her project when she was unable to find a decent looking garment: “Most of the jackets I came across were made from poor quality nylon or polyester; and lacked elegance and refinement with unsophisticated reflective stripes and logos.”
Kiêu-Hanh said her bomber has been designed for use by “cyclists, runners and adventurers.” It is manufactured in England from a water resistant softshell fabric.
For more information or to invest in the project, visit the Kickstarter page here.