We are KORE. We engineer cool, innovative men’s gear that's built to last. Gear that we are proud to put our name on and wear ourselves. This means never letting great, be good enough.
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<< Exceeding Expectation
Why? Because at the end of the day, we're out to create Kore customers for life.
Have you ever had an idea you felt so passionate about - you couldn't stop thinking about it. The kind of idea that kept you up at night. That's how we felt when we saw our first ratchet belt back in 2012. We were convinced that one day, every man would wear a track.
But like most early products, it had its shortfalls. In this case, the track on the back of the belt was phenomenal, but the ratchet buckle, with its magnetic mechanism, was bulky and unreliable. It needed a total redesign. So we rolled up our sleeves and created a sleeker, more reliable spring-loaded system that doesn't stick like the magnetic ratchet buckles. Today, we have four utility and two design patents on our proprietary buckles and belts. No other company can say that.
In 2013, we launched our new Kore Trakline belts on Kickstarter and became the most funded men’s accessory at the time. In the years to follow, we’ve launched 7 more successful products on Kickstarter and established ourselves as a brand men can trust when they want something better > Kore.
We're just getting warmed up. From our point of view, there are a lot more men’s accessories that need to be upgraded. (Hint: Those damn sunglasses that hit the ground every single time you hang them on your shirt.)
Keep us on your radar. We’ve got some good stuff in the works.
“What makes the best the best, is that they are always getting better.”
As a side note, this is the same exact buckle several of our competitors sell today and pass off as their own innovation, having merely stamped their logo on it. They're really more belt importers than designers and manufacturers. And their buckle is not patent-able, because it’s not unique. This buckle wasn’t good enough for us. We wanted to create a sleek, stylish, reliable ratchet buckle that we would want to purchase and wear. So we rolled up our sleeves.
After a year and a half of redesigning, prototyping and testing, we were ready to debut our new Kore ratchet belts with our patented Trakline technology. It consisted of a sleek, spring-loaded, patented buckle that we designed in-house and created the molds for ourselves.
In May of 2013, we launched on KICKSTARTER, giving backers a choice of four different classic belt buckle designs. We were fortunate enough to gain the support of over 4,000 “Backers” in just 30 days. Our new men's ratchet belts and company, Kore Essentials, had become a reality. Later that year we opened our first online store (https://www.KoreEssentials.com) and began selling Trakline belts direct to customers every day, worldwide.
Flash forward to 2016. We launched our 6th Kickstarter project - the new "Express Buckle and Smooth Belt". The buckle was a sleek, open design that looked classic and cool. The smooth belt had no visible stitching and was something we developed in-house. Within a mere 30 days we topped our previous record and became the #1 All-Time Funded Fashion Accessory and #8 overall with over 7,000 backers. Even we were surprised by the positive reaction to our new express belt buckles. Thanks again to all of our "backers" for their support in making our dream a reality.
The KORE Difference
Blend innovation with superior quality to create better, more exciting products that exceed expectations.
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