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[ MARKETS ] INDUSTRY IN FOCUS
 Diamond Brand Gear's Tent
Rescue Program crew created a
miniature LMNL tent-complete
with modular panels-out of
scraps of materials. Photo:
Diamond Brand Gear.
Tent genesis
Diamond Brand Gear
proffers expertise and
innovation through the
Kickstarter crowdsourcing
platform as a way to fund-
and hone-a new modular
tent system.
by Sigrid Tornquist
T
AKE AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS WITH A SOLID
customer base, add a great idea for product expansion and
what do you get? The need for capital. Product development
takes cash-even when developing the product from the foundation
of a thriving business. For Diamond Brand Gear in Fletcher,
N.C., developing an innovative modular wall tent meant turning
to Kickstarter to launch a campaign. The social media platform
designed to bring creative projects to life was unfamiliar territory to
Diamond Brand Gear's CEO John Delaloye-and more than a little
work for him and his staff-but as it turns out, it is a strategy that
has been well worth the effort.
Spark and substance
The idea for Diamond Brand Gear's LMNL tent system with its
retractable roof, glamping potential and modular components
was born of exploring a new way to manufacture wall tents that
would be less cumbersome for sewing operators to assemble,
according to Delaloye.
" The most difficult part of manufacturing a [wall] tent is the
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final assembly, " he says. " Right now, the weight and size for the
sewing operator to put this type of tent together is huge. Part of
sustainable manufacturing includes improving the experience the
people working on the tents have-in addition to the impact the
tent has on the planet. And what came after that [understanding]
was an examination of what user needs might be. "
The resulting vision for the product included portability (the
entire system can fit into the trunk of a car) and user-friendly
assembly. Materials focused on durability and sustainability,
incorporating easily replaceable components, from a click-together
frame with 3D-printed connection points to interchangeable panels
with inner screens and outer fabrics. Diamond Brand Gear pitched
its idea to investors using the Kickstarter platform, looking for a
way to meet several goals.
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