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June 30, 2013

Shirts to Drool Over (Updated)

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It's one of those topics not discussed much away from parent support groups and the doctor's office, but lots of kids and adults with cerebral palsy (CP) drool due to low muscle tone. The younger kids wear bibs or bandanas but as kids get older, it's embrassing for them to have to keep wearing wearing either item, but until now, there haven't been a lot of good choices. Enter in an American-Israeli enterepreuneur with an 11-year-old son with CP, and you have the potential for a high-quality, good looking T-shirt made from bamboo that can easily absorb the moisture. Richard Nachum Kligman, the father of Moishy, along with five other kids in Beit Shemesh, is asking for people around the world to help support this new line of clothing, called, Mianzi though an online Kickstarter campaign that ends on Sunday, July 7th. Even the smallest contribution can help him reach the goal of $20,000.

“This is the first luxury fashion line keeping the special needs community in mind,” said Richard Nachum Kligman, founder of the special needs fashion line called Mianzi, which means “Bamboo” in Swahili and “A Face of Dignity and Prestige” in Chinese.The shirt’s material, Kligman said, is a blend of 70 percent bamboo rayon and 30 percent organic cotton.

“It’s very Eco-friendly, and the weave is a French Terry weave, which has a towel-like nature, perfect for drooling,” Kligman said. Our goal is to create a full line of products that brings comfort to everyone.

Interested individuals can visit the Kickstarter campaign page here.

UPDATED JULY 4 from the Kickstarter campaign:

"We are getting very close to passing our 3rd goal. As of this post we are only $301 away at which point we will be able to create a stunning website built on the Shopify platform.

Our factories are gearing up and the latest samples have been ordered. I should receive them within the next two weeks and so I will post photos as soon as I receive them.

Happy 4th of July to all those celebrating! I know it's a busy day for everyone so will keep this brief.

Here is an article written by Paul Allen, a well known entrepreneur and investor on why Mianzi really excites him. It is extremely well written so please take a look and share it with friends.

We only have 3 days left and it is hard to make the most of them when we are going full steam ahead into a holiday weekend, but 3 days is all we have. So please, if you can Email this link to the project with just 3 friends it would really help us get closer to reaching all our goals.

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