COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hangers are the main staple of any closet and former Michigan State football star Justin Kershaw aims to shake up the market and change the way people hang their clothes and organize their closets with his new fashion forward Hanga line. Kershaw designed and developed the Hanga (HONG-uh), a luxury hanger that is durable, sustainable, easy to use and preserves the quality and integrity of clothing products, the company says.
"As an entrepreneur, it's exciting to design and develop products that are practical, useful and still unique," Kershaw said. "I'm a big guy, so hangers have always stretched out my clothes and left dreadful shoulder marks. The design of this hanger will allow you to hang everything from sweaters and coats to the most elegant dresses without worry of pulling or ruining the garment."
Produced and manufactured in Columbus, Ohio, the first 4,000 pounds of galvanized steel has been put into production to make 15,000 high quality, thick, durable metal hangers that will transform closet spaces.
Hanga is made from galvanized spring steel and built to last a life time, the company says. The prototype was designed by Kershaw and engineers at Ohio Wire to ensure the right curves of the metal, thickness and weight accomplished the goal of creating a sleek, convenient and long-lasting product.
"The best part of our design, is your clothes will never fall off the hanger. It is designed, however, to easily slide garments off without taking the Hanga off the rod and more importantly, without stretching the collar of the shirt," he says. "In a short period of time, we see investors believe in the product and value the solution it provides to the constant closet battle with cheap plastic or wire hangers. Beyond production of the Hanga, our goal is to continue making sustainable household items that make life easier and help support the environment."
The company recently met its Kickstarter goal, raising over $25,000 from 126 backers.
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