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As you can probably tell by now if you follow me on Twitter and read this blog, you will know, I love the TV show Shark Tank. On the April 26 last year the TV show Shark Tank introduced the world (and myself) to an inspiring company called the Mission Belts Co. The Mission Belt uses a unique no holes design with a ratchet system to keep the belt at the desired size with adjustments every quarter of an inch. I was quite impressed by its simple yet functional design because I know how my own belts have gotten destroyed because they only adjust in increments of 1″. The belt also impressed fashion mogul Daymond John. John is the co-founder of the FUBU clothing brand, agreed to invest $50,000 in Mission for a 37.5 percent ownership stake.
To begin with, the belt itself is made of beautiful leather and is available in a variety of styles and colors. I am quite impressed with the overall quality and craftsmanship. The buckle system does not involve the traditional holes, and that is what sets it apart from the average belt (priced at $34.95 to $39.95). Personally, my belts have definitely gotten damaged over time and I am sure most of that has to do with the pulling and tugging to get the belt into the next hole 1″ apart. That is one of the main reasons I love the Mission belt. With the ratchet system you hear a click every 1/4 inch leaving less tugging to ruin the belt. It is so easy to latch and release this belt as well. Another great feature of the Mission Belt is that you can interchange the belt with different buckle designs and believe me Mission Belt Co. sells plenty of different buckles. I will be sure to have this belt in good condition for some time unlike the other belts that WERE in my closet.
Why the name Mission Belt? Well the Mission Belt Company is one that believes in giving something back so for every one of these belts you buy, a dollar is donated to help fight global hunger and poverty. To do so, they works with Kiva, (Kiva.org) a non-profit, peer-to-peer ‘micro-lending’ organization that helps provide opportunities to support economic development and entrepreneurship, mostly in developing countries, as part of its efforts to alleviate poverty and create more economic opportunity. So you will be helping others while looking good. P.S. It would be a great gift for dad on Father’s Day.
For more information on The Mission Belt visit: http://www.missionbelt.com
Disclosure: I received the Mission Belt in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed in my review are my own. No other compensation was given.