Jelt Celebrates Two Years During Women Inventors Month

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Local Inventor Celebrates Two Years of Creating the Jelt Belt During Women Inventors Month

Do you like beer? Can't imagine life without Wi-Fi? Thank women inventors for those necessities. More women are getting patents than ever before. This is an amazing time for entrepreneurial spirit-- the time to turn your dreams into reality, and as Jen Perry, inventor of the Jelt Belt says, “Go for it.”

Transforming an idea into a physical product is no easy task. The journey of inventing can be a long and stressful one, but also rewarding. This is something Jen has discovered since the launch of her product and the unveiling in 2014. With March being coined “Women’s History Month” and “Women Inventors Month,” Jen finds it hard to not reminisce about the early days of Jelt and her real inspirations behind creating the brand and taking the leap.

Jennifer Perry, Bozeman local and purveyor of fun was always on a constant quest to find a belt that kept her pants from stretching and sagging. Unsatisfied with current belts on the market, she knew she couldn’t be the only one who had the constant “waist-hike” issue and she sought out to create her perfect “jean belt.” With a few modern design ideas, coupled with memories of the stretch belts from her childhood, the Jelt was born.

The Jelt belt is a retro inspired stretch belt that contains a grippy inner gel that actually “grips” to pants. This helps to eliminate the stretch in jeans over time and the concern of showing off anything when bending over, because let’s face it, it’s an inevitable problem. Designed with functionality in mind, Jen made sure that the patent-pending, flat, interlocking buckle would snap flat enough to wear under any top without the dreaded “buckle bulge”. The unique fact that there are no metal parts, means that Jelts can be left on through security checkpoint-- no more stripping at the airport.

Since its launch in February of 2014, Jelt has gone from being locally sold to globally purchased, has increased its employees, and has quadrupled its sales in just 2 short years. Jen’s “if not now, when?” attitude has guided her through the very beginning stages of prototypes, trademarks, patents and warehouse malfunctions, to a place where she is now seeing men and women everywhere #jelting.

Jelt is still a new brand and experiences all of the growing pains that come with launching an invention, but Jen will not let that deter her from her dream of success and giving back. Make sure to believe in yourself, don’t be afraid to fail, and go for it.

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