Bay Area startup sells ‘world’s first’ bulletproof hoodie, including kids sizes

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Wonder Hoodie, a Bay Area startup, sells a product its founder wishes didn’t have to exist– a bulletproof hoodie. (Photo: ABC 7)

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) — Wonder Hoodie, a Bay Area startup, sells a product its founder wishes didn’t have to exist– a bulletproof hoodie. Like many young tech workers, 25-year-old Vy Tran decided to create something she needed but couldn’t find. In 2016, her neighbor in her hometown of Seattle, was walking home when a man shot her dead, after an attempted robbery.

“Last year, my next door neighbor, a Vietnamese mother of two was just walking home when she was approached for her purse, she wouldn’t give it up and they had a struggle and the person ended up shooting her eight times in the chest, she died right there, right in front of her home and mine,” said Tran.

She was so worried about her own brother and mother, who walk the same route as her neighbor, she started to shop around for bulletproof gear.

“I looked online for something to buy them and I couldn’t really find anything for women or children or at a price point I could afford,” she said.
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