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13May/150

HELDgear

I've added some nifty things to the website.

Now you can add grommets to any belt which has been requested so there you go. Choose from Black or silver. I've had one of each on my belt that I've been wearing now for nine years. The silver one is nickle plate and still looks brand new. The black one is brass under powder coating and so gets a very cool brassy color coming through. I test them with the buckle poky thing otherwise the black one would just stay black.

I've updated photos for the Steam belt and it looks great. I think I'm getting better at taking pictures of belts.

A very large Steam belt

Also added new share buttons along the side and now I'm going to add them to each page, item. Coming very soon is the new and improved space belt! The professional belt has finally been figured out, man that took forever. Finding the right materials that aren't carbon intensive has been rough- then figuring out the best way to apply, sheesh. Screenshot:

HELDgear May2015

I would say "eco-friendly" but that phrasing has become code for GREEN WASHING. It infuriates me to no end when I see a company feigning sustainability. They could make the small effort, actual work, to comply with zero carbon footprint assurance. It isn't impossible like so many dullards think. Keep voting with your dollar.

In solidarity,

Micah Perry

HELDgear

PS: Still haven't figured out how to edit that side stuff>>>

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7May/150

Watch “Day Three Full Show | TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015″ on YouTube

Day Three Full Show | TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015: https://youtu.be/0W6j9gsW3xc

6May/150

Ann Arbor to Detroit

Thursday May 7th HELDgear will be rolling through the Detroit area with a grip of the most wicked belts you've ever seen. Tune into our Tweets for updates about when and where specifically. When you see us in person we can recycle your old belts and give a discount. I'm sure we'll be going to Urban Soul for some yummy vegan grub at some point when is a good time?

5May/150

New Site, New Stuff, New Order (is a great band!)

Okay, tons of new stuff going on. I guess firstly we are in Michigan until everyone from Chi-town to Detroit knows where to get the best gear ever. That leads to the second bit: we have pulled in the tentacles from screen printing and industrial sewing, welding, whatever all those other things were. I am refocussing only on the rubber (natural tree rubber, no petrol) so we can devote solely to replacing the most vile materials. It is bad enough leather is the skin ripped from a dying or dead critter but it also creates a massive carbon footprint with a trail of pollutants following the entire process, priority one is this Make stuff from conveyor scrap. I'm going to make just about whatever you want, whatever we can think of to replace leather and pleather material. Of course this brings us to a new part of the website, Testimonials. If you dig your belt or bag or whatever we made for you please tell us about it so others can know where to get the good stuff when they see your quote on the site. I included a new button on the site to Hide Sold Out because our new model will be adding and removing at a greater pace than before. Next week we'll have a page for Clearance and one of a kind goodness.

We still give all profits back into helping the helpless. You can feel good about helping us cause in the grand scheme we are all helping give voice to the voiceless. Ask your local retailer to carry HELDgear and tell them why. Repost our Facebooks and Tweets and spread the good verb.
Alright that's a goodly amount for now. Thank you so very much
-Micah`

5May/150

What It Has Been, What It Now Be

We, Melinda & Micah, appreciate so very much all the wonderful amazing support we've had over the years from all of you.
The saga has been bewildering to say the least. Opening the first store on Alberta while I was in the ICU the first time and I think we moved to the second store in St Johns after my third or fourth trip to the ICU. It's all quite a blur years 4-9 of HELDgear (formerly HELD Vegan Belts).

After five years of constant major and minor surgeries from head to toe, dealing with that horrible cancer experience, I just couldn't maintain HELD for that last major surgery. I was barely able to catch up with belt orders coming from all around the world between recovery... surgery...repeat but then that last one was entire left arm plus head major surgery and I didn't think I'd be able to work for awhile so the responsible thing to do was throw in the towel for ...indefinite period. It was hard to bow out.

I probably should've taken the break earlier but I really felt like I was providing a very important service. I firmly believe, no I know these are the most sustainable belts in the world. No one is harmed to make our materials, no cows, no people, no planet. Made from locally sourced industrial waste, specifically conveyor belt cuttoffs from the factories that make them! The condition they are still in (oldest ones 9 years) tells me they will most surely outlast any other belt. Leather stretches and curls, all pleather cracks, splits, and stretches after only a few wears. Most people will go through 10- 20 crap belts creating waste and shipping pollution in the time one HELD belt most reduces carbon footprint from the start. Start!

-Micah Thee Belt Guy

7Feb/150

Scratch 9 (Machu Pichuu And His Yamma)

Found these awesome films a group of us did. We did this in grad school here's a link https://youtu.be/fTOwrhZi9Lc . It was fun and we got some really interesting stuff.
I have a really good print Katie Simpson Spain made of my hands while I was building film strips.
I'll combine them later sometime into one film. If you need to see the one I made using old 60's porn film let me know and I'll send you a private link.
Okay have fun!

6May/140

Sahlin Thee Rescued Wonder Bird

Melinda was approached by this beautiful critter asking for help. After a sleepover pajama party we took Sahlin (moon) to the Audubon society where they thoroughly checked it over and released. http://ift.tt/Qb1XIM This video post is automated and may well have absolutely nothing to do with anything. It well even be quite offensive. You have been warned. You might as well go and look at my art work as well.
Okay have fun!

31Mar/140

Soft Robotics Revolution & Police Reality Now Part4/4

Monologue the incredibly amazing world of robotics flaccid or "soft" (marketing strategy) next to the police military machine expressing totalitarian edicts through blunt authoritarian force. The people watch or look on... fast forward five years which will be worse the robuts (Bender style) or the fascist military police force, as the people look on.... http://ift.tt/1c72DEi This video post is automated and may well have absolutely nothing to do with anything. It well even be quite offensive. You have been warned. You might as well go and look at my art work as well.
Okay have fun!

13Mar/140

Soft Robotics Revolution & Police Reality Now Part4/4

Monologue the incredibly amazing world of robotics flaccid or "soft" (marketing strategy) next to the police military machine expressing totalitarian edicts through blunt authoritarian force. The people watch or look on... fast forward five years which will be worse the robuts (Bender style) or the fascist military police force, as the people look on.... http://ift.tt/1c72DEi This video post is automated and may well have absolutely nothing to do with anything. It well even be quite offensive. You have been warned. You might as well go and look at my art work as well.
Okay have fun!