EcoSwingi

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F Chowdhury Tia  Seven Kings, ENG
A Message From EcoPrams Founder, Fateha 'Tia' Chowdhury

"My goal with this product is to make life less challenging for parents and more entertaining and soothing for babies, whether they're at home or out and about. Babies are special, and I believe they deserve the best start in life.

I hope that all those considering making a funding pledge can see the benefit of taking the EcoSwingi into production. I therefore ask you to join me in my ambition to serve parents, carers and grandparents alike, whose lives will be transformed by the EcoSwingi Stroller System.

I thank you wholeheartedly for your support."

REWARD FULFILMENT

Choose from a range of perks we are offering! We urgently need your support in return for a huge variety of goodies!

EcoPrams has a fulfilment logistics team in place, dedicated to ensuring that rewards or products are dispatched and orders completed on time. We have a ‘pick and pack system plan’ and we also have plans in place to hire additional staff if required, to help meet our obligations to backers and customers.

At EcoPrams we know order fulfilment is more than just sending an order; it is the key part of the customer experience. We're determined to keep our customers happy so that word-of-mouth recommendations for the EcoSwingi continue to spread, allowing us to help even more parents, carers and grandparents.

MEET THE CREATOR OF THE ECOSWINGI

Fateha (Tia) Chowdhury is the founder of EcoPrams and inventor of the EcoSwingi Stroller Travel System. Tia is British and as part of her British identity she has the need to be a leader in innovation. Tia has two young boys who inspired her to develop this much-needed product for the benefit of parents, grandparents and carers around the world. Her background in sales and project management has provided a unique perspective on how to successfully develop the EcoSwingi from concept to market.


YOUR SUPPORT 

You now have the opportunity to be part of this revolutionary design, marking the future of baby travel by becoming a ‘backer’ of this project. As a ‘backer’ you will be acknowledged for your contributions and awarded with a number of exciting EcoPrams rewards as well as being a part of the very best in baby travel solutions worldwide.

With your support in this exciting baby travel development, Ecoprams will be able to produce the EcoSwingi using the finest engineering methods, achieving the very highest standards in industry. Preorders are currently limited, however with this round of funding secured, the EcoSwingi will be ready for full production and international distribution. 

Your support in the future of Ecoprams will mark the beginnings of EcoPrams' future and the start of baby travel becoming both a child and parent friendly activity that leaves travel challenges and the management of multi-tasking a thing of the past. 


The Ideas

The ideas behind the EcoSwingi product were borne from personal experience, when Tia discovered that it was near impossible to do her shopping using a pram and a shopping basket in the supermarket at the same time, whilst also keeping her baby occupied during trips to town. After identifying three key issues, Tia put her professional expertise, personal experience and parental intuition to work, solving each problem in turn. The result is the EcoSwingi Stroller System - a set of three inventions that work together to transform the experience of shopping and travelling with a baby.






THE ECOBASKET

At a supermarket, Tia would usually place her shopping basket on the canopy of the stroller. This helped to an extent, however, didn't balance well. Sometimes the stroller tipped when it became overloaded, which was both inconvenient, and dangerous for the child. After a little research, Tia discovered that many other parents were facing similar challenges when shopping with their child.

Determined to develop a more effective and safer solution, Tia began designing a basket that would hook on to the handle of a stroller. Post prototyping several baskets, she eventually developed a version she was satisfied with; a basket that would bear the weight of around 10-15kg of shopping. A key feature of the EcoBasket is that plastic bags are no longer necessary.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/single-use-plastic-carrier-bags-why-were-introducing-the-charge/carrier-bags-why-theres-a-5p-charge


Surely we can all make a difference? 


We hope the articles below will be interesting for you as they were to us, we are all in this together! Without your donation(s) we will struggle. EcoSwingi is not just designed to make life easier for parents and carers, but it is also designed to be a service provider.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/11759608/Five-reasons-why-our-plastic-bag-habit-is-bad.html

https://ianlboyd.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/join-the-charge-against-plastic-bags/

All shopping can go directly into the basket without the need to use plastic bags or carry a separate cart around the supermarket.


The raised position of the basket aids balance and enables the user to load and unload the shopping with very little effort. It also helps the user manoeuvre the pram in an easy and comfortable manner, even when laden with shopping.


EcoPrams has also designed a second, larger shopping basket which simply sits on the frame of the stroller; this can support up to 25kg of shopping weight.


THE ECOBYEBABY SWING


The EcoSwingi is about more than just making shopping easier; it's designed as a complete stroller system to make any day out with baby a more stress-free and rewarding experience for both parent and child. Until now, lulling a baby has involved the tedious and cumbersome process of pushing and pulling a stroller back and forth, which is typically only effective for a limited time. To enhance the effectiveness of this method, and minimise the effort required, EcoPrams has developed an automated swing seat to keep baby soothed and entertained during journeys.


The natural movement of the pram, and even the baby's own movement causes the EcoByeBaby Swing to activate, triggering a smooth swinging motion. The swinging arc is limited in the interests of safety, and cannot go further than a specific predefined angle. It also has an 'engage' and 'dis-engage' feature so that it cannot swing if the engage lock is on:  www.ecoprams.com


To ensure that the pram is as compact as possible for travel and storage, the raised swing system pivots from the sides of the seat, whilst still allowing space for the EcoBasket to be positioned between the handle of the stroller and the back of the seat. The EcoByeBaby Swing simply clicks into place where the seat connectors are located.


THE ECOBUMPER

Tia also found that her baby kept hitting the bumper bar of the stroller. She realised that both of her boys did the same thing - they kept hitting the bumper bar simply to create some noise in an effort to entertain themselves.  She also noticed that both her boys enjoyed playing with maze bead toys, often found in children's centres and nurseries.


Tia reworked the maze bead toy in the form of a channel, rather than a rod. She wanted a simple form of entertainment in front of her baby. She integrated the maze bead toy within the bumper bar to keep her baby more occupied during shopping trips. She tested it on her young toddler and discovered that he not only enjoyed playing with the EcoBumper, but also stayed focused and maintained co-ordination as a result.


Join The EcoSwingi Revolution

Tia patented all three inventions in the UK within the first year of development, with one being a green channel patent for the EcoBasket. The EcoBasket, EcoByeBabySwing and EcoBumper have been tested with parents and babies, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.


Many parents, grandparents and carers are already asking when and where they can purchase the EcoSwingi, and with the mix and match offer that allows for each component to be purchased separately, the EcoSwingi is shaping up to be a major international success story.







EcoPrams provides the much-needed solutions for today and tomorrow’s parenting; delivering innovative and attractive baby travel designs that are practical, forward thinking and easy to manage.


You now have the opportunity to be part of this revolutionary design, marking the future of baby travel by becoming a ‘backer’ of this project. As a ‘backer’ you will be acknowledged for your contributions and awarded with a number of exciting EcoPrams rewards as well as being a part of the very best in baby travel solutions worldwide.


With your support in this exciting baby travel development, Ecoprams will be able to produce the EcoSwingi using the finest engineering methods, achieving the very highest standards in Industry. Preorders are currently limited, however with this round of funding secured, the EcoSwingi will be ready for full production and international distribution. 


Your support in the future of Ecoprams will mark the beginnings of EcoPrams' future and the start of baby travel becoming both a child and parent-friendly activity that leaves travel challenges and the management of multi-tasking a thing of the past. 

Car-seat pictured below - rear-facing and forward facing.

*Prototype models shown. Difference will be present in the final production model


Please help and support us, so that word-of-mouth recommendations for the EcoSwingi continue to spread, allowing us to help even more parents, carers and grandparents.

THE FOUNDER
 
F Chowdhury (Tia) is the Founder and Managing Director of EcoPrams and inventor of the EcoSwingi Stroller System.

With a substantial background in Sales and Project Management, Tia carries significant experience in all fields relating to Business Management, HR, Manufacturing, Prototyping, Designing and Developing Products, Managing People and Patent law.

Tia's passion runs deep for the Environment. She believes that every product should have the ability to contribute to keeping the environment clean - free of Plastic bags that are a danger to Marine-Life, together with products that could benefit the world as a whole.

Tia (herself a mother of two) recognised the frustrations of moving little ones around from home to the shops/supermarket and home again – what she calls 'the modern juggling act' for parents. It was from these experiences that she developed the EcoPrams concept, specifically the EcoSwingi travel system combining, practicality with pleasure.

Tia is driven to transform the experience of shopping and travelling with a baby into a smooth operation, hassle free and pleasurable for all.

To date; Tia has spent nearly 3 years in developing the EcoSwingi and to date; Tia has spent own funds in order to bring the concept of the EcoSwingi to 'Life'. She is now in need of your support to take this project another step forward. Without everyone's help, Tia believes she is unable to take the project forward...

Open for Investment and your Support!

The EcoSwingi


The EcoSwingi is a revolutionary new stroller travel system, featuring a host of simple yet groundbreaking innovations for baby and for you.

Intelligently engineered to address the childcare challenges that parents, grandparents and carers face every day, the EcoSwingi is a fully customisable marvel that will transform your childcare experience.

EcoSwingi  has been risk-assessed by a reputable EU test house. Our products are designed to meet the BSIEN1888 and EN71 standards

EcoPrams and the Environment

We put the 'Eco' into 'Prams' for a reason, and that reason is our commitment to the environment. The EcoSwingi stroller system helps cut vehicle pollution by offering a more credible, practical travel alternative than typical prams and strollers. Until now, shopping trips have been impractical with anything but a car, whereas our fully integrated and innovative shopping baskets make even large shops with baby easy. The lightweight, easily foldable and space-conscious frame also makes public transport a more practical-option, and saves space for those residing in small apartments. Speaking of our innovative shopping baskets, these are specifically designed to drastically cut down on plastic bag usage, being reusable, durable and convenient - it's the best 'bag for life' a parent could wish for. EcoPrams has also been granted a Green Channel patent for its innovative EcoSwingi stroller system.

We believe that giving the next generation the best start in life means finding new ways to support grown-ups as well as children, and taking better care of the world that we’re leaving for them.

Your help and support will make a world of difference! Please support us generously to help make it happen.



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Update 13
Posted by F Chowdhury Tia
5 months ago
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Dear friends, family members, contacts/facebook and LinkedIn-contacts/friends,

EcoPrams are looking to hire one of the most successful Marketing agencies in the U.K who has consistently shown a deep passion for crowdfunding, launching products and they have persistently maintained success in raising capital. We at EcoPrams feel we have found our perfect partners to work alongside us and promote the marketing services for our exciting start-up. This agency has been successfully helping raise much-needed capital for start-ups; as much as £2m and beyond. Their confidence and focus on raising more than £450-k for EcoPrams further draws us closer to them each and every day. They are always bringing projects to life through the power of the crowd and are one of the most trusted in the industry.

Their amazing tactical approach combined with their product development knowledge and marketing expertise is exactly what sets them apart. We want to work alongside this particular agency - we believe they are equipped in achieving our target. We need your support in order to achieve this goal as quickly as possible.

As you all know, Tia (the founder of EcoPrams) has launched other baby-products at Shanghai, Cologne and the Baby show in the U.K and now wants to dedicate all her effort and time in launching her own products to market. The experiences she has received has given her a super confidence boost and she has got to know some industry experts who have helped shape her understanding. The constructive criticisms which were one of the most important things in this business to have recieved... She has been in the nursery industry for over 7 years; learning, launching and carefully learning the trade... Time is of the essence; Tia believes she has wasted much of her time and costs on chasing investors who have turned and drove their tactics into ie consultancy work rather than offering cash on the table (so to speak). ''It is now time to open up to; my friends, my family members, people who I have met once, twice and maybe more...to come together and raise cash for this agency which will be paid for their services on a monthly basis and simultaneously securing investment through a reputable crowdfunding platform. A business typically needs people and people-management - without these two, we believe there couldn't be a future for EcoPrams''.

To date, EcoPrams has successfully secured distributors based all around the world - some friends and some keen and expert-players... EcoPrams has secured; patents, trademarks and a fully working prototype along with a website-traffic and much more ie experience and knowledge.

To have this fabulous agency onboard, we will need a £10k donation from you in the first phases of our planning process. This will also include EcoPrams' other fees which are due imminently.

Do you have friends who are happy to share this information and/or donate to EcoPrams? Don't forget, our rewards for donations are listed on this page. Every little amount you decide to donate to our cause will help us reach that bit further. We are very much hoping to hire this reputable agency as soon as possible but we really cannot move forward without your support. We may not be a 'charity' but we have come so far to let go of our passion to serve the world our products and make babies and parents/carers alike the happiest they could ever be.

Thank you for listening.

EcoPrams
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Update 12
Posted by F Chowdhury Tia
14 months ago
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'To donate or not to donate'... OK, OK, how about, 'since you are here, I have a small favour to ask you'? Actually, let's cut to the chase and do this! Update you instead and get you to contribute? But before I do so, allow me to start off by saying an absolutely mighty THANK YOU to all my GENEROUS friends who have had the courage to be supportive in the past - they were MY soldiers! They made my trip to China and Germany not only possible but a breeze too. With their contributions either by a way of funds or words of wisdom, they shaped me into being the person I am TODAY. They gave generously in spite of their circumstances. They held off their own plans in the hope I would progress a little with EcoPrams, and I did so! I moved progressively FORWARD with a GREAT plan. They encouraged me to go and make important contacts so I further my project whilst my stay... I want to also thank those who met me for coffees and gave me their time! So, can we all please join me, to say a little prayer for these heroes of mine? (Meditating acceptable) I want them to know that I am more than thankful for their support with the donations, the hard work they put in my project in return for absolutely NOTHING; they sat with me for hours on end and they gave me their knowledge without expecting anything from me in return. They became my HEROES and gave me HOPE. So they get to remain in my heart and more... You can too!...

Now, it is my humble request AGAIN to ask each and every one of my cough, cough! That's better! And kindly ask each and every one of my friends, contacts and family near or far to mingle together whenever they get the chance to and talk about me behind my back - talk about me or think about me on their own. That's right! Talk, talk and talk about me, think, think and think about me as much as your hearts desire because I love the attention. Having said that, there is a catch as always in this big old world we live in, unfortunately. So, here's the deal! Each time you, yeah you! Each time you think of me (accidentally or intentionally) or read about me, you must promise yourself to contribute a little to my page with any amount of your choice whether you are friends of mine, the contacts of mine, the family of mine or if you are simply the bored visitors of mine to my page/you who visit my page because you loved me or hated me. Those WERE the terms of opening this page by the way. Not really! But it was worth a try anyway...

So without further-a-do, cough, cough... Reach. Wallet. Open. Pull that card out. Tap in. Transfer. Done. Easy. A cough, cough...still trying...

With your help, I can pay for the costs of keeping my concept alive till launch and market my concept in a better manner than I have done in the past and do my absolute best in gathering a few serious investors for this project in one room - I am sure you know full well that these things take TIME but without people-support, it may NEVER EVER happen!

Seriously though, here at EcoPrams, we cannot move forward without people. I myself am a firm believer of PEOPLE building businesses as well as many in the world of business... What Zig said...

''You don't build a business - you build people - and then people build the business'' ~ Zig Ziglar
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Update 11
Posted by F Chowdhury Tia
29 months ago
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ANOTHER CHANCE to help & support EcoPrams! Grab that chance while you can to show your support!

£3290 raised so far.
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Update 10
Posted by F Chowdhury Tia
31 months ago
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Can 'giving' reduce your wealth? And would organizations ask for donor's support if they really didn't need it? Research proved the answer to both those questions were 'no'

''Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.'' - Kathy Calvin. CEO & President of the United Nations Foundation

''Donors do not give to organizations because organizations have needs; they give because organizations MEET needs.'' - Kay Sprinkel Grace

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