The Coolest News(letter)

November Edition

Hello all,

I can't believe Thanksgiving is nearly upon us! (Where has the year gone?) Here at ThermApparel we have a lot to be thankful for, and it's all thanks to all of you!

We received our finalized products from our manufacturers for the first time this month and we are so happy with the results. After discussing the sizing we have decided to add another option for sales. UnderCool is now available in Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large! The UnderCool is as adjustable as ever, but we wanted to be sure no one was left out of the UnderCool experience!

We visited the MS Society's local RAMS support group meeting for individuals living with MS last month. The amount of overwhelming support we received was truly humbling. At ThermApparel we're committed to making cooling solutions for you and your unique needs. To hear a job well done from the group was more than we could ever have asked for. We are more motivated than ever to make UnderCool as accessible as possible!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stay Cool,
Crystal R Mendoza Paulin
ThermApparel Co-Founder

The Coolest News(letter)

October Edition

Hello all,

We’ve made a lot of exciting changes at ThermApparel! First and foremost, we have graduated from RIT’s Summer Start as a student led project and moved into Venture Creations as a start-up company. We’re grateful to have been accepted into such a prestigious incubator with access to experienced coaches and mentors. We look forward to this next chapter of ThermApparel!

We’ve also made some changes to our company mission.  We created ThermApparel to provide wearable cooling solutions to individuals living with MS. However, after talking to Rochester’s community about our products we have learned about other populations that can benefit from our garments. As such we have expanded our mission to serve not only people living with MS but any individual with a need for a cooling garment. 

Last month we announced our plans to conduct testing of our products in Nazareth’s College’s physical therapy clinics. We have since raised funds to place our order for the 25 units we’ll need for testing from our manufacturing partners. However, due to the long lead time for our specialized products to be made, the testing at Nazareth will now be conducted during the spring semester. Stay tuned for more updates on clinical testing as we approach February.

Last but definitely not least, we are proud to finally present UnderCool! We have worked on UnderCool for over a year now always keeping comfort and discretion in mind. UnderCool can be worn over or under clothes and provides approximately 2-3 hours of cooling comfort. Plus, UnderCool is unisex, available in three sizes (small, medium, large), and features adjustable straps and Velcro for a great fit. Now available for presales, our first 200 customers will receive the UnderCool for $150. That’s a $50 value! Distribution begins in May, so buy one now and get some peace of mind for next summer! 

October certainly kept us busy, but we like that. See you in November!

Stay Cool,
Crystal R Mendoza Paulin
ThermApparel Co-Founder

Upcoming Events:

  • 10/27, RAMS Meeting 
  • 10/27, RIT’s Innovative Housing Showcase
  • 10/29, RIT’s IdeaLab
  • 10/30 RIT’s IdeaLab
  • 10/30 Al Sigl’s WalkAbout

The Coolest News(letter)

September Edition

Hello All,

Welcome to ThermApparel’s first Newsletter! Things are always changing and updating with us so we will feature all our greatest updates in this monthly newsletter. Make sure to follow our blog or sign up for our mailing list to continually receive The Coolest News(letter)!

First, we are very happy to announce that we have partnered with Nazareth College to conduct clinical testing of our products. Nazareth College has a wonderful physical therapy department that has agreed to conduct testing of our products on volunteers in their MS Clinic and Neuromuscular Clinic. Ideally, we would begin testing at Nazareth this fall but that largely depends on our ability to raise funds to order our initial 25 prototypes by the end of this month. 

Speaking of manufacturing, we have partnered with FieldTex to sew and manufacture our products! FieldTex is a local manufacturer with impressive experience in soft goods for the fabrication of hand and travel bags. They have since evolved to take on products from the health care industry, from first aid kits to defibrillator vests. We look forward to working with them not only for their knowledge and experience in the area but also for their dedication and commitment to employ and manufacture right here in Rochester. 

We are very excited to be a finalist for Digital Rochester’s GREAT Awards. ThermApparel was nominated for the Student Achievement category back in June. The annual Digital Rochester GREAT Awards receive many nominations and applications for each category so we’re grateful to have been selected as a finalist. Come see us on the Awards night at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center!

We have also been accepted into High Tech Rochester’s TEN Boot Camp, an intensive nine-day entrepreneurship lecture and workshop series that takes place over 4 months. High Tech Rochester has hosted twenty TEN Boot Camps over the years and has admitted ThermApparel into Class XXI after our success with Summer Start. We believe it is important to continue educating ourselves in the business and marketing world since we have no traditional education or experience in those realms. As such, we are grateful for this opportunity!

That wraps up this month, see you in October!

Stay Cool,
Crystal R Mendoza Paulin
ThermApparel Co-founder

Upcoming Events

  • 9/15 Al Sigl’s Fine Tastings
  • 9/22 TEN Boot Camp
  • 9/22 Digital Rochester’s GREAT Awards
  • 9/23 TEN Boot Camp