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Design 1st announces three new products launching into the marketplace

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Provided custom services to ensure first of its kind, all-in-one toothbrush + toothpaste that’s reusable (30x), custom land paddle and next-generation woodworking router successfully delivered to market.

OTTAWA — Design 1st, a design-engineering firm, announced a new crop of custom products recently launched in market. The products include FunkkOFF! TeethRefreshers®, a reusable (30x) toothbrush + toothpaste product; the SUPStick land paddle, a custom land paddle for competitive Stand UP Paddle training and commuting; and JessEM Tool Company’s woodworking router, all recently went into mass production and successfully launched in market. In addition to design services for each of the new products, Design 1st set up and coordinated the contract manufacturers for FunkkOFF! and SUPStick and guided them through the manufacturing process, ensuring that current pandemic impact on the global manufacturing and supply chain industry had minimal impact on product delivery to market.

“We believe that with the right design partner, any entrepreneur or organization has the ability to successfully design and deliver a new product innovation to market,” said Kevin Bailey, CEO at Design 1st. “Choosing and working closely with a Contract Manufacturer during design transfer is one of the most critical stages of the product development process. We are thrilled to see the results of our partnerships with FunkkOFF!, SUPStick, and JessEM Tool Company as each has reached an important milestone in their business journey – successfully contracting a manufacturing partner and delivering first product to their customers.”

Launched July 2nd, 2021, the multi-patented FunkkOFF! TeethRefreshers® is owned by FunkkOFF!® Inc. FunkkOFF! TeethRefreshers® is their flagship product described as the “1st Beauty Essential for Your Teeth” and a product to have with you when you’re on-the-go.

The SUPStick was inspired by the market need for a land paddle that could be used for competitive paddler training during the off season, or when accessibility to water was a challenge.


JessEM Tool Company, an established supplier in the woodworking industry, turned to Design 1st for help in redesigning a better router for use in a router table. The Design 1st product development team developed a number of features to improve overall user experience and comply to JessEM’s product standards.


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