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QUIVVERS

WHITEFISH BAY, WISCONSIN
Amy Barnum grew up in a family of entrepreneurs – her father's family owned the popular, now-defunct Bendfelt Fine Ice Cream company – and she was inspired by the spirit of invention at a young age. Barnum, who lives in Whitefish Bay with her husband and five children, worked for 20 years as a brand and market strategy consultant to businesses like M&M/Mars, Vosges Haute Chocolate, Sea World, Gap, Old Navy and Umi Shoes. About five years ago, while in an airport, Barnum says she had an "ah ha" moment while watching someone struggle with their bags and keeping small important things in hand. She designed the Quivver as an attractive twist on the fanny pack design, which was convenient but not good looking.

    

BOW TO QUIVVERS

Recently, whilst hunting in the forest of the Internet, we came across a product reminiscent of the quiver of old: the Quivver, a modern-day tool for toting everyday necessities.

When fanny packs first came out, they were popular for many reasons, and we must concede a definite preference for not having to carry a bag everywhere or being forced to sit crookedly on overstuffed wallets bulging in our back pockets. But the design was always irksome, because that cut-off-in-the-middle-of-the-body thing was sure to do one thing extremely well—ruin the line of almost anything pulled out of a well-dressed closet. Once filled with a phone, a wallet, some keys, etc., fanny packs had a knack for making their wearers look like overdue pregnant orangutans—especially during the wintertime, when coats had to be fastened over the whole package. Attractive. Not.

But the discovery of Quivvers made us wonder: Had someone at last designed an update to the detestable fanny pack? We were hopeful. That someone turned out to be Amy Barnum, an erstwhile brand strategist and new-product developer out on her own and making some noise in cyberspace.

See the Original Article at http://www.premiertravelerusa.com/Bow_to_the_Quivver/76/1795.aspx

 

Made in the USA: Ten Cool American-Made Products - CNBC

 

Local mom aims for the bullseye with Quivvers - OnMilwaukee.com

Amy Barnum grew up in a family of entrepreneurs – her father's family owned the popular, now-defunct Bendfelt Fine Ice Cream company – and she was inspired by the spirit of invention at a young age.

Barnum, who lives in Whitefish Bay with her husband and five children, worked for 20 years as a brand and market strategy consultant to businesses like M&M/Mars, Vosges Haute Chocolate, Sea World, Gap, Old Navy and Umi Shoes.

About five years ago, while in an airport, Barnum says she had an "ah ha" moment that eventually made her a product inventor and a small business owner.

See the Original Article at http://www.onmilwaukee.com/market/articles/quivvers.html

 

Gear Junkie's Gifts guaranteed to Impress

 

The Quivver ‘Pack’ — Made to hold modern-day tools, The Quivver carries your money and phone (and a few other necessities) in a pocket that slings across your body. $50 and up.

See the Original Article at http://gearjunkie.com/gear-junkie-holiday-gift-guide

 

 Quivvers: A Tool for the Modern Traveler, Athlete & Adventurer

 

  

“Just like the hunter/gatherers used quivers to keep their arrows accessible and protected while on the go, our Quivvers keep essentials like money, mobiles and keys accessible, portable and protected no matter the adventure.”

See the Original Article at http://www.thecultureist.com/2012/04/04/quivvers-a-tool-for-the-modern-traveler-athlete-adventurer/

 

The Morning Blend

                    

 

 

A hot new item in Hollywood...they are called "Quivvers."  It's sort of a modern day version of the fannie pack, you could call it a cross-body carrier!  Shop hands free, and it's fasionable and functional!

See the Original Article at http://www.themorningblend.com/videos/142070703.html


 

My Trip to #Sundance Film Festival

  

 

 

Quivvers is really unique hip way to carry around your phone, ID and cash when traveling without looking like a geek with a fanny pack. It's so comfortable that I totally forgot I was wearing and panicked when I couldn't remember where I had put my cell phone. You can see me sporting my reversible Quivver in the picture above. (I accidentally had it on backwards and didn't notice before I took this picture LOL)

See the Original Article at http://www.consumerqueen.com/website-news-updates/my-trip-to-sundance-film-festival#ixzz1r6ExbY00