Lightweight, flexible bike lock made from layered textiles

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

With nanotechnology and new materials helping designers create ever lighter, smaller and more flexible items, related industries are getting involved too. Tex-lock is a German company now fundraising on Kickstarter for commercial production of its extremely flexible, lightweight bike lock. Made from five layers of high-tech textiles, the tex-lock is saw, fire and cut resistant. Early supporters will be able to choose the final color of their lock, as well as different packages that include padlocks and combinations of sizes of the rope. A saddle mount is available, and there are two sizes and shapes of padlocks to choose from,…

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