Our ‘New York-ie’ Size!

We have added a new size to the production of our bArctic Waterless Cooling Dog Shirts with Light Therapy. We call it the ‘New York-ie’! Cute little Frida is modeling the shirt in the video. Isn’t this the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen!? The size fits approximately a 5 pound dog.

Frida models the bArctic ‘New York-ie’ size

Our TV Friend, Wilson, Interviews Our Patent Inventor – Dr. Marco Scipioni

Watch Coolvio’s very own Dr. Marco Scipioni, being interviewed by the talented and hilarious Jon Wilson, our TV friend here in Charlotte.   Dr. Scipioni is one of the inventors behind our fabulous patented fabric technology.  

Dr. Marco Scipioni has a BS in Physics, Masters in Applied Physics and has a PH.D. in Optical Science and Engineering.  He is also a professor of Physics at Queens University, right here in our hometown of Charlotte, NC.   

Marco is originally from the Veneto region of Italy and served in the paratrooper Division Folgore of the Italian army and then made his way to the U.S. to attend university. Marco found himself in the heart of the textile and technology industries while attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he completed a B.S. and M.S. in physics, and doctorate in optical science and engineering otherwise known as the “study of light.” Having trained and competed as a triathlete, Marco’s passion for performance activities and optical physics were instrumental in the innovation of a fabric technology to support optimal performance and comfort for humans.

Happy Birthday!

We’re celebrating the day Coolvio was born!

On this exact day last year, I was ready for a day at the beach with my family – including, of course, my dog, Audrey.  A few minutes into playing frisbee, Audrey was panting, and searching for water and shade.  I was concerned that I would have to take her back to the beach house and she’d miss out on the fun day we had planned. Luckily, I had MY shade shirt that I had worn to keep cool in the sun.  I put it on Audrey, and she was back to her cool, comfortable self and played non-stop the rest of the day.

Hmm.  This was a game-changer and got me thinking…

I immediately contacted the makers of the original fabric and asked, “Why don’t you make a cooling shirt like this for dogs?” to which they encouraged, “Why don’t YOU make a cooling shirt for dogs?”  I certainly was not thinking about getting into the pet apparel business, but if that is what it took to help Audrey and other dogs beat the heat, I was all in!

It’s fulfilling to be on this Coolvio journey. Even now during the pandemic, oddly enough. I live on a busy street near Charlotte, and I love seeing people outside walking their dogs more than ever – and I want our four-legged friends to be as comfortable as possible.  As the summer heat approaches (expected to be the hottest recorded one ever, according to NOAA), our dogs need protection and comfort, just like we do.  I am delighted to know that my journey has brought me to a place where our bArctic Cooling Dog Shirt can help our furry companions. 

Now, where’s the birthday cake?!

Linda Coad, CEO and Co-Founder

Kickstarter Fully Funded in 8 Days!

Woohoo! We did it, Coolvio Crew! We are officially 100% funded thanks to YOU. We are so proud of how far we have come in just 8 days and promise you that we won’t slow down our efforts to bring the bArctic Cooling Dog Shirt to life. If anything, we are pressing down harder on the gas! We have some exciting promotions coming up, including a pet photo contest, so be sure to become a fan of @CoolvioLife on Facebook and Instagram to see what all we are up to.

And of course – please keep sharing, sharing, sharing our project with your friends. We truly believe that the bArctic Cooling Dog Shirt is the most innovative product to hit the pet industry this year, and we cannot wait for you to enjoy seeing your own dog in one.

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Kickstarter Launched!

We officially launched our Kickstarter page an hour ago, and are so excited to share that we’ve already raised 10% of our goal! Co-Founders Linda Coad and Remi Haygood went on Instagram Live this morning at 10 AM (ET) and had Linda’s dog Audrey (our Brand Ambassador) use her paw to hit “LAUNCH.” Just within the past hour, 19 backers have pledged.

Please help us get our goal of $10,000 by backing our Kickstarter project, where you can even pre-order a bArctic shirt of your own when you back us. Click the link below to check out our video and see our Reward options.

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Our bArctic Cooling Dog Shirt is unlike any other dog shirt on the market today. The bArctic offers a unique, newly-patented technology that transforms sunlight, including damaging UV light, into healthy cool red and near-infrared light. This transformation keeps the dog cooler and protected from harmful UV rays. The “bArctic” is the only dog shirt in the pet apparel market to use the sun to power its cooling agent. This convenient and sustainable cooling method means dog owners do not have to worry about finding or carrying water, and the dog is not weighed down by wet clothing.