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Two years ago Kickstarter brought our Sash bag to life. Now we have made it bigger with expandable pockets in multiple sizes.
Two years ago Kickstarter brought our Sash bag to life. Now we have made it bigger with expandable pockets in multiple sizes.
Two years ago Kickstarter brought our Sash bag to life. Now we have made it bigger with expandable pockets in multiple sizes.
4,914 backers pledged $1,019,486 to help bring this project to life.

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Expandable Sash Bags: The Anti-Purse just got extra!

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Thanks for visiting our Kickstarter campaign! If you've never seen a Sash Bag and are wondering what all the fuss is about... Just imagine... 

It may be hard to believe that all that is in there, but that's the real-life magic of the Sash bag. This patented design has 10 pockets that stack strategically up the front and the back of the bag distributing weight symmetrically and ergonomically. 

Sounds great, right? It really is. Most people who wear a Sash say they'll never go back to a traditional purse. Check out how the Sash Squad lives in and loves their Sash bags!

Sash is so much more than a company with customers.  Our devoted Sash fans - the Sash community - is truly like an extended family. As members of this family, you share your lives with us in pictures and stories. You also tell us what you want from Sash. Your inspirations and ideas help fuel our growth and creativity.

We often let you decide on a creative outcome like which colors make it into production. Just last month, you picked the new purple!

And, you asked for a larger Sash; some wanted to reach in the pockets with more ease, others want to carry glasses, a water bottle, or even a tablet!

We listened, and we are so excited to give you what you want. We are here because of our Sash community, our Sash sisterhood. We love you!

Want to know all the details about our four new, limited-edition designs?  We've got you covered. 

If you love the classic Sash but sometimes want just a bit more room, this design is for YOU! Maybe you've wished (or asked) for a bit more room to reach in to grab your keys or store your glasses case. The addition of zippers on the outside of both pockets allows you to expand and then close up your Sash to keep the classic size and shape. Or keep it unzipped so you can carry your favorite water bottle everywhere you go. 

Expandable zippered pockets are great for bulkier items like:
• Glasses case
• Large set of keys
• Reusable water bottle

Many Sash fans have just asked for EXTRA room, so we made the Sash Extra one and a half inches wider on both sides. Want to reach all the way into all the pockets? Extra width makes it easy, plus you can fit one or two more "essentials" in the inside pockets. No expandable zippers here. Simple, but spacious - for the Sash purist. 

Larger size means:

  • Easy reach-in to zippered (passport) pocket
  • Room for a few extra items
  • Same lightweight design

This has the extra room of 1 1/2 inches, plus the expandable zippered pockets which means you have room in the outside pockets AND the inside pocket. Maybe you want the room for that wallet you love. Who needs a diaper bag? Now there's extra room for essential baby supplies. No need to worry about how to carry your medical supplies - there's extra room for those too!

  • Full-sized wallet
  • Diapers, wipes, baby bottle
  • Medical supplies 
  • Extra large water bottle 
  • Makeup bag

We get it... sometimes you just want it all, and we want you to have it. The Sash Extra Squared is the roomiest Sash bag available. This is is for those of you who want your Sash to be the only bag you need for every outing. (Except maybe a week in Hawaii.)

With expandable zippered pockets, an extra inch and a half, AND a square pocket on both sides, you can fit:

• A tablet or e-reader
• Book or journal
• Umbrella and scarf


That's a lot to take in, we know! The following graphic should help you figure out which bag(s) are right for you!

Now that you know what we've got, we bet you want to know how to get your hands on the goods... The hardest part will probably be deciding how many to get ;) Remember, this is a one-time production run! So you're going to want to get your hands on them now. Let's check out the options:

Whether you just want to keep in touch with a small pledge, get an expandable Sash bags for the whole crew, or grab your must-have design, we've got a reward level for you! 

We are excited to launch the campaign with our most popular colors, black/brown reversible, black, or brown, in either faux or genuine leather. We thought it would be fun to unlock more colors if we hit our "stretch" goals.

If things get really crazy and we blow past even our stretchiest goal, we may offer the expandable designs in other styles too! (We may have seen a request - or 100 - for fringe.)  

The fringe leather bags will be an additional cost of $20 per bag. Just edit your pledge to add the appropriate dollar amount, and you can order fringe bags at the end of the campaign.

The stud and metallic accents are also an additional cost of $20 per bag. Just edit your pledge to add the appropriate dollar amount, and you can order any of these options at the end of the campaign.

The "Free Spirit" bag will be at the faux leather, plus a $20 upgrade.

 The marble leather will be a $20 upgrade.

This is a lot, right? We will be updating this menu of options as a clear place to see at a glance what is available. 

Since we've been in business for almost six years, we're pretty confident in our ability to get your rewards to you quickly. We will start production as soon as the campaign ends, and plan to make deliveries in November and December.

Our Sash bags are handmade by manufacturing partners who meet our high standards of fair labor practices. The construction of Sash bags takes a very skilled hand and these skills are often passed down from generation-to-generation. The quality of the leather is the highest available, and it's ethically sourced. This "fashion" leather is quite different from handbag leather and is another reason we work with with highly skilled craftspeople. We believe this combination of hand-crafting and exceptional raw materials, makes Sash bags truly special. 

Our commitment to quality means that we guarantee against any manufacturing defects for an entire year. We are so confident you'll love the way we've made your Sash, we also offer a 30 day "try it out" period during which you can return or exchange for any reason.

The main reason we are able to keep our price points reasonable is our practice of selling directly to you! You won't pay a retail middle-man mark-up that drives up prices. You're getting a fair price for an exceptional product and out-of-this-world customer service. 

When you get your first Sash bag, you won't just appreciate the quality, you'll actually experience a higher quality of life. The freedom you'll get from wearing a Sash bag, will make your old handbag collection a thing of the past!

Want to meet the Chief Bag Lady? The original Sash Sister? The creative genius (she didn't write this) behind the magic? Here she is...

Nichole created the Sash Bag, through trial and error, and perfected it to be the hands-free wonder that it is today. As a single mom of two young kids, Nichole often felt burdened by the way she had to carry her "life" around in a big, unorganized purse. She decided to free herself from that burden and to share her invention with the world.

Two years ago, Nichole came here to Kickstarter to ask for your help to get Sash Bag out of her garage and into the hands of women everywhere. With the support of a wonderful community, Sash has grown so that Nichole can keep the inspired ideas coming! 

Many of you have come to know Nichole well from her videos and know she's not only an extremely savvy businesswoman, she's a funny, caring, down-to-earth sister. Like the Sash Bag, she's easy to love.

Just two years ago, the duo of Nichole and Jenny (see above) launched a Kickstarter campaign from Nichole's garage, with Lesa jumping in shortly after. Because of your support, Sash has now grown into this fabulous team. No matter how big we get, exceptional quality and stellar customer service will always come first! This is YOUR team - we're here to make every part of your Sash experience as wonderful as you are.

We also could not exist without these two heroes. Brian has counseled us through thick and thin, and his confidence in our product and our team has helped us persevere when times get tough. And Tyler is the reason you all get to see our wonderful products through video. He has made over a dozen Sash videos in the last two years, helping us spread our message and grow the community in the most effective way.

These pictures and stories are from all kinds of women around the world. How can you become part of the Sash Sisterhood? Love your Sash bag(s), and then share that love with us and our community. 

Sash sisters are 15 to 105. We are from small towns and big cities. We have little babies and grown grandchildren. Some of us have one Sash, many of us have 10! We are practical and adventurous. Our love of a free lifestyle brings us together!

And what would a brand be without a little celebrity love? Hey, celebrities are people, too! And people like Sash bags. So why wouldn't they? Check out a few of our favorite Sash sightings on some obviously smart and fun celebs.

Sash has always had a commitment to social responsibility. What does that mean to us? It starts with how and where Sash bags are made. We insist on fair labor practices in all of our production facilities and promise to treat every person who touches a Sash bag on its way to you with respect and decency.

Sash also supports organizations that help women and children in the United States and internationally.

We know we have a product that is creating a community of women who are passionate about change, and it’s simply poetic how it translates through to the issues that are close to our hearts. We like to say we're building a better bag to build a better world. That's why we're also committed to charitable giving.

Here are some of the organizations we've supported in the past two years.

• Lotus Outreach: Supporting the education of girls in India
• Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media: Working to close the gender gap in media
• Defy Ventures: Sponsoring female rehabilitated inmates in career training
• Lulu & Leo Fund: Supporting creative education of children
• BPeach (Business Council for Peace)
• Hera Labs: Sponsoring female entrepreneurs through business workshops and incubators
• Equality California
• Urban Farming
• C5LA: Supporting at-risk teens in LA

As always, this is only possible with your support and love. Thank you!

If you are new to Sash and not sure how to organize your bag, check out this video of our founder demonstrating how she organizes hers:

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Want to know more?  Come hang out with us. 

                                                                                

Risks and challenges

Sash has been in business for almost six years and we've delivered tens of thousands of bags to happy Sash customers all over the world! Our manufacturer is like a part of our family and we have worked with him for more than four years. We can confidently deliver any number of bags we sell. The only foreseeable issue is if this campaign goes gangbusters and we sell more than 5,000 bags -- we would need to add another month to the delivery time for the additional backers. Let's hope we have that problem!

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    The Sash Extra Expandable - one and a half inches wider and with expandable, zippered pockets;

    The Sash Extra Squared. It's also wider and expandable. Plus it has the square pocket on both sides.

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