Like many parents, Dani Schlesinger, product designer and owner of My Hikes LLC, would buy her son’s pants a little large to try and make them last an entire season. “You want kids’ jeans to look nice and you want them to last,” she shares, “and it bugs you when they’re dragging on the ground. I searched for a product that would hold the cuff up and there was nothing out there, so I thought, ‘I’ll make one.'” The result is My Hikes pant cuff fasteners, a patented product that keeps pants from dragging along the floor and becoming damaged, while adding a fun, decorative look. “So much stuff is created for kids that is just junk and doesn’t do anything, and this is something that is cute and functional too,” Schlesinger stresses.
Available in seven designs, including a train, dump truck, soccer ball, baseball, flower, butterfly and princess crown, the original artwork is colorful and three-dimensional. The flower and soccer ball are the two most popular, Schlesinger notes, with the company’s new butterfly design a close third. The product passed the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s small parts test so it can be used by children of all ages.
“My Hikes is a great product for flea markets because it piques curiosity upon display and wows customers upon demonstration,” Schlesinger continues. “It absolutely plays to the strengths of the flea market vendor. When sellers show this product to customers, they get responses like, “That’s so clever and simple, it should have been invented decades ago,” and “I need those for my grandkids, and I needed them for my own kids years ago.” Because there has never been a product like My Hikes before, people are curious about how it works. The patented innovation is lightweight, and easy to attach and remove. “My Hikes slides over the side seam of a pant leg and sets with a dramatic press and snap. People love the press and snap, and they just love to see how cute the designs look on kids’ pants.”
A pair of My Hikes wholesales for $5 and retails for $12 to $15. The minimum order is 12 pairs. Clear plastic displays are available for $15 and $25. Vendors who mention FleaMarketZone.com will receive free shipping within the continental U.S. on orders of 24 units or more.
For more information:
My Hikes LLC
2614 Spring Lane
Austin, TX 78703