Jax Sheets on ‘Shark Tank’: What is the cost, who is the founder and why is it billed as ‘bedsheets for men’?
Are you ready to start living a laundry-free life? An entrepreneur from St Paul, Minnesota, pitched his innovative self-cleaning bedding on ‘Shark Tank’, designed so a person can sleep comfortably all year round without having to change the sheets.
The company behind Jax Sheets is HercLéon and it believes the future of clothing is laundry-free! Presenting reusable, eco-friendly, more comfortable bed sheets, Jax Sheets believes the new lifestyle will work magic. All set to lead the human race towards this cleaner, more eco-friendly, and less time-wasting way of life, HercLéon's goal is to make the world 5% happier.
The official website boasts, “Everything we design, we make sure it's laundry-free, so it's always your choice if you want to wash your HercLéon gear, and if you choose not to wash them, they'll smell as clean as they did when you first wore it.”
What are Jax Sheets?
Have you ever been woken up in the middle of the night because you're so hot? After years of research, development, and testing, HercLéon created the perfect bed sheets for hot sleepers. Jax Sheets might not be the ideal bed sheets for everyone (we're talking to you flannel sheet lovers), but it is undoubtedly the best for hot sleepers, and it has some groundbreaking features.
Jax Sheets claims it is 3X more breathable and 7X softer than cotton sheets. Most sheets are only comfortable in the winter or the summer, but Jax Sheets is said to be incredibly thermoregulating, which means they will keep you comfortable in both, cold and hot months.
If you've ever faced bed bugs, you'd know what a struggle it is to sleep on sheets that are a breathing ground for bacteria. To avoid acne breakouts, allergies, and skin irritations, Jax Sheets are hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial. Moreover, these fitted sheets don't come off while you're sleeping, thanks to a unique elastic system that allows you to adjust the tightness. Jax Sheets bills itself as “a bedsheet for men” because, on average, single men under the age of 30 only wash their bed sheets every three months.
Who is the founder?
Born in a small village town in Cameroon, Wenceslaus Muenyi loved playing with toys and was passionate to design new things. Not too good at school, he got low grades in class until he moved to the United States at age nine with his family. A tragedy changed his life and led to the creation of HercLéon.
Lovingly known as Wen, the death of his mom Grace Muenyi to cancer inspired him to do something for the community. Her dream in life was to see Wen graduate from college and soon after she saw that, her 18-year-long fight with cancer came to an end. The death of his mother threw Wen into a deep depression. After months of battling his mental issues, Wen realized he wanted to serve others. That is how HercLéon was born.
During an emotional-getaway trip to Iceland after he lost his mother and was dealing with the end of his long-term relationship, he only packed one backpack of clothing and very quickly realized that his one backpack wasn't going to be enough. The bad smell from his clothes rang his curiousity bells and he started studying textiles. Fast forward to 2019, HercLéon released the first active-clean shirt, the Apollo self-cleaning shirt with a Kickstarter campaign. A student of world history, Wen follows Zen Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and basically all forms of wisdom.
What is the cost and where to buy?
A bit too pricey, Jax Sheets are available on the official website at a steep price of $179. You can also pay in four interest-free installments of $44.75. Well, if that's the only sheet you'll have for the rest of your life, might as well invest that money into it.
The sheet is available in four colors — Gray, White, Navy Blue and Burgundy. However, it comes in different sizes, for example, Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King and Cali King. To buy it, click here.
On the website, you can also get good deals for Apollo socks, Apollo T-shirt, Aplu Mask, Aplu Filter and Kronos 2.0 Hat.
Where are they now?
Did you know the company first started on Kickstarter with a goal of $5,000? It managed to get funding of $351,976 — with the help of 2,289 backers.
Since the release of Jax Sheets, HercLéon went on to release Kribi, the underwear you can wear for days/weeks, on Indiegogo. This release received over 1000 pre-orders. Following that release, a HercLéon family members persistently emailed Wen to request a face mask that didn't suck.
After getting a few dozen emails from this nurse, along with other customers, the company released Aplu acne-fighting face mask. This face mask has been our single most affordable and most popular product, helping tens of thousands of people stay safe during the Covid-19 outbreak. Amid all this madness, ‘Shark Tank’ reached out and after a long preparation process, Wen was flown out to Las Vegas to film a pitch for the Sharks.
Who will steal the deal?
It's difficult to predict who will grab the Jax Sheets deal but going by the photos, Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec and Daymond John seem equally excited. Catch a sneak peek of the upcoming episode here.
See what #SharkTank has to offer, tonight at 8|7c. 🦈 pic.twitter.com/dIYJ0IwhP2— Shark Tank (@ABCSharkTank) February 12, 2021
‘Shark Tank’ Season 12 Episode 9 returned to ABC after the winter break on January 8, 2021, at 8 pm ET. Catch the new episode featuring Jax Sheets, The Pizza Cupcake, IceBeanie and Draft Top on February 12, 2021, at 8 pm ET or 7 pm CT on ABC.
Missed an episode? Been wanting to catch up? Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu. Not just that, you can also watch old seasons and episodes on Amazon Prime and iTunes.