NEW YORK, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- We don't often consider how our bedding affects the world, but a New York City couple believes their new comforter that keeps its users cool could have far-reaching societal benefits.
"People crank the AC at night, so they can still use their down comforters. That's one of the reasons air conditioning wastes $11 billion and releases 100 million tons of carbon dioxide each year in the U.S. alone," says co-founder, Ryan Janssen, "Chill keeps you comfortable AND cool without the AC!"
According to their Kickstarter campaign (and the patent application they've made public on it), the Chill comforter uses copper micro-beads quilted between two layers of linen to draw heat away from sleepers while still providing the weight that makes them feel secure. In addition, they've added a down-like "snuggle bar" to the top to emulate the "snuggliness" of a traditional down comforter. "It's almost disorienting how much it feels like a down comforter," continues Janssen.
His wife, Jessica Lowe, a long-time quilter, has other motivations for making Chill. "I realized we weren't holding each other at night anymore because it was just too hot," she says, "Studies show that 94% of couples who spent the night in contact with one another were happy with their relationship, and that sleeping with your partner can actually reduce the stress hormone cortisol. We're saving marriages!"
Others appear to agree. In the first few days, they've already raised over $16,000 from 47 backers to implement a manufacturing process, which will reduce the price of a queen-sized Chill from $6,000 to $600. Whether you believe their cool comforter can save the world or not, you can pre-purchase a Chill at their manufacturing cost of $300 for 25 more days from their Kickstarter campaign:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/862787246/chill-the-comforter-thats-cool.
Who knew saving the world could be so easy?
About Chill Comforters
Chill Comforters was created by the NYC-based husband and wife team of Ryan Janssen and Jessica Lowe. Ryan has started four venture-backed companies over the past 15 years and has never missed a product deadline. Jessica Lowe is a lifelong quilter who knows how to produce an heirloom quality quilt that will last.
Name: Ryan Janssen
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SOURCE Chill Comforters