RubyAssata is Rewarding Us
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It’s kind of hard not to love the RubyAssata girls: designers Alisha Payne and Courtney Bridgers. Although they live four hours apart from each other in North Carolina, the duo remain undeterred in their mission to create a collection of quirky, beautiful, and totally handcrafted handbags and accessories. Their thoughtful designs — well-selected, homey-feeling fabrics, classic shapes that lend themselves to ultimate functionality — are bursting with the girls personality (I mean, just watch their project video, above, and tell me you don’t want to be friends with them) so it makes sense that their reward tiers would embody a similar, totally irresistible, kind of charm.
As they state on their project page:
REWARDS! All of our rewards come from the heart of us and our dear, dear friends!And after checking out what they have to offer, I couldn’t agree more. For starters, there’s the Bottle Freaker. I’m not going to lie to you. I didn’t know what a Bottle Freaker was at first. But when I found out they were these adorable, handknit drink cozies, I kinda, sorta, maybe (totally) wanted one.
The girls are also commendable artists in their own right, creating and commissioning some seriously cool collage art, as well as frame-worthy, handmade thank you cards. Grandma would totally put this on her fridge, and that’s a compliment!
Also, I love these canvas prints and tote bags. REALLY love.
And, possibly my favorite, the girls put out a call to backers for reward suggestions:
If you can think of something that you would enjoy more PLEASE let us know! Alisha is super talented and could make anything you throw out.The result? BOW TIES!
I said that I would trade a bowtie for kickstarter cash. Ross from Virginia took me up on it. Here’s the bowtie I made him. How awesome is that??!!Pretty freakin’ awesome, and definitely straight from the heart. Way to go, ladies!
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