As a costume designer and stylist I frequently travel for work. Over time I’ve begun to see “my” seat as the seat of countless others — where others have sat, sweat, slept, eaten, etc. When I tried to find out how often seats were cleaned, the answer wasn’t daily or weekly and in most cases wasn’t even yearly. From then on I saw the seats as public mattresses and thought “who would want to sleep on a hotel mattress with out sheets?!” The answer: no one. The only practical thing to do was to come up with a well-designed, easy-to-use solution I could travel with to make my space mine.
NiceSeats were originally designed for airplanes but happily I found that they work on all kinds of transitory seats we may find ourselves sitting in. I’ve discovered that NiceSeats work on train seats on the way to the airport, on buses between cities, and in movie theaters; have you ever looked at those seats in good lighting? In fact, new places to use NiceSeats are still being discovered; for example, a mom messaged me that she had smoothed her seat cover out on the floor at the gate in the AirFrance terminal at LAX so her kids could sit on the floor while waiting to board. Stories like these are make my day!
My initial goal was just to make public seats nicer, but I've since discovered there are lots of adults and children NiceSeats serves in a more meaningful way. For example, those who live with severe allergies report NiceSeats provides a barrier that helps to reduce contact with potential irritants and allergens left behind on public seats. Additionally, by limiting exposure to bacteria commonly found on seats, NiceSeats also proves to be of assistance to those with immune deficiencies. Being there for these people in particular is especially rewarding and more of an honor then I could have ever imagined.
Hearing your stories and finding out how and where you'll use NiceSeats is my favorite part of the process so drop me a line! After all, we are all in this together.
All the best,
Angela Aaron - Founder / CEO of NiceSeats