KW: Thank you for being with us at this interview, Jane, can you tell us how about Flight Privacy Pillow.
JP: Have you ever looked at the individual pods that the first class passengers get to fly in when going long haul? Probably! One of the biggest things we envy is that they get to sleep in the privacy of virtually their own room. Obviously, this is not possible in economy class, until now! It is fundamentally against our sleeping habits to be in a room full of strangers, so of cause we can’t fully relax and sleep. Deploying the hood on the pillow makes you feel like you have your own private space and instantly makes you feel far more chilled out and able to relax.
KW: Most of us could never afford to fly first class and I love how you are able to hack the flight experience to get first class privacy without breaking the bank. Tell us more about the invention and for such fancy invention i could imagine that it must be very bulky to carry around.
JP: Not at all, the pillow is made with memory foam covered in soft fleece and the hood is in a breathable soft mesh fabric that allows the user to see outwards while not allowing others to see in. This uniquely designed hood gives you complete privacy so you can sleep.
Velcro attachments keep the pillow and hood together. The pillow folds in half and the hood has been designed to be curled up into a small ring, allowing both to be stored in one small travel bag.
KW: Tell us a bit about your timeline? Many people think that you can put together a campaign overnight and start asking for money, do you believe that is the case?
JP: Those who believe they can come up with a weekend campaign and start charging is going to be very disappointed, we have put in a lot of work prototyping, patenting, sourcing manufacturers and taping a video. If you want to have a successful campaign you need to do a lot of preparation, below is our timeline. we started in 2014 and it has been over a year and a half and we're finally launching.
KW: It's so true that hard work does pay off. Thank you for your interview, we wish you the best of luck for your campaign. If you are intersted in supporting Flight Privacy Pillow campaign, you can find them at: