For fashion consultant and health enthusiast Denise Assagai, it is all about convenience on the go. The Sacramento-based entrepreneur is the creator of On The Spot Mat ™ which is designed to assist consumers with a variety of everyday activities while protecting against the spread of germs and bacteria. “I created On The Spot Mat ™ to provide a clean, convenient compact mat to have with you everywhere you go,” says Assagai. The circular green mats are eco-friendly, non-toxic, washable, latex, rubber and phthalates free and comes with a convenient strap for carrying and storage.
“I kind of knew what I wanted because I am really into going green and everything in my house is eco-friendly. So I really wanted something eco-friendly that was great for adults as well as kids.” Produced right in Sacramento, the mat is made out of what is called closed-cell technology which keeps water, germs and odors out. Features that are very important to Assagai who admits to being a germaphobe.
The mats can be used for a multitude of activities that include:
- Working out – Perfect for an abdominal workout or handstand push-ups
- Stretching – Perfect for sitting stretches
- Yoga – Great for standing postures and meditation
- Baby – Use on changing tables and during playtime
- Kiddies – Create a quiet space for reading or iPad’ing
- Sitting – Provides cushion and protection from hard or dirty surfaces
- Outdoor activities – Perfect for SUP boarding, camping, and hiking
- Pets – Great for paw protection and dog training
- Cooking – Provides extra support while standing
- And more
“It’s a product that I think everyone could use and it simplifies life,” she says. Assagai loves the fact that “the cutting happens here, the labeling, the packaging, all that good stuff happens here in Sacramento.” The material, she says, however, is almost impossible to find in the U.S. and has to be imported with minimums that are really expensive. To purchase the material in bulk and gear up for production, Assagai is launching a Kickstarter campaign during the month of November to raise $7500. All support levels are welcome with a reward at each one. Pledge $2 and get a personal “Thank You” card, $17 gets your very own On the Spot Mat and $75 is the mat plus a special edition pet/outdoor mat and earrings made by Assagai herself. Higher level pledges equal even more great rewards with everyone receiving exclusive email updates about the project.
Pledging is easy and can be done by simply clicking here. After the campaign and completion of production, the mats will also be available for $17 through her website www.chummat.com. Currently, you can sign up for updates and be the first to know when they hit the market.