Ore. firm's zipper repair kit to be sold on QVC

Ore. firm's zipper repair kit to be sold on QVC

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by Sara Roth, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on September 24, 2013 at 5:47 AM

PORTLAND – An Oregon City-based company with a big idea got an even bigger break when it was featured on the TODAY Show last week. Now, the company is getting an influx of national attention -- and orders. 

Portland-based CTF Enterprises, which makes the zipper-mending product called “FixnZip,” was featured on the morning show as part of its “TODAY’S Bright Idea” segment.

Along with five other companies, CTF Enterprises showcased their product in hopes of winning a contract with the shopping network, QVC. 

President and CEO Ray Cotton said FixnZip fixes zipper on bags, jackets and tents without tools or sewing. He gave the Today show hosts a demonstration of how the product worked.

“They’ll work on just about anything that has a zipper,” Ray Cotton told the hosts as he easily mended a separated zipper.

Although FixnZip didn't win the contest, the CTF team still feels like they triumphed.

“We’re all winners for being on the show,” said Jonathan Cotton, Ray’s son and Operations Manager of CTF.

Ray Cotton said he's thrilled he had the chance to showcase his product to a national audience.

"When you think about how many hundreds of  thousands of new products there are, to be able to have that featured, it's really a blessing and great achievement for us," Cotton said. 

The company received a huge influx in sales, according to Johnathan Cotton. They also impressed QVC so much that FixnZip will still be featured on the shopping channel.  

KGW Business Reporter Joe Smith contributed to this report. 

 

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