Actually, I’ve spent most of my working life as a costume designer; working for many clients including Cirque Du Soleil. Over the years, I've spent a lot of time on planes which brings me to my story.
I don't know about you, but whenever I'm on a plane I think of cattle. It's not lost on me that just before we sink into our seats for how ever many hours, someone else was there moments before...and someone else before them and so on.
Back in 2003, reality sank in that airplane seats practically always have a warm body in them. It really started to gross me out to the point I was motivated to do something about it and from there I started designing.
The mission was to create something that would help me relax into my seat knowing it was as clean as could be and maybe even help the feeling of being "one of the herd". It also had to be compact and very fast and easy to use to make sense.
Another thing: I wanted to stop using the back-of-the-seat pockets; because I've lost items in them and I've seen people use them to hold all kinds of trash from food wrappers to diapers. For the functionality I took inspiration from a vintage Gucci rain coat of my moms, that folded into a reversible zippered pouch on the sleeve. It turned out to be exactly what I needed for the carry bag/ on-seat storage pocket which is the favorite feature for some!
Jump forward to 2005 and the production of several prototypes later, NiceSeats airplane seat covers were born in Los Angeles, where most of them are still made today. As it turns out NiceSeats also work on trains and busses; so you can make a nicer space for yourself on those modes of transportation too if you'd like.
Basically, if you like the feeling of clean sheets you're going to love the way you feel sitting on NiceSeats.
Thanks for stopping by, Angela