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Sash Bags are the handbag alternative you've been looking for! Finally, a stylish way to be organized and comfortable while on the go.
Sash Bags are the handbag alternative you've been looking for! Finally, a stylish way to be organized and comfortable while on the go.
Sash Bags are the handbag alternative you've been looking for! Finally, a stylish way to be organized and comfortable while on the go.
738 backers pledged $81,737 to help bring this project to life.

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The Sash Bag is an ingenious new concept in handbags for women and how they carry their personal necessities. The concept for the Sash Bag was inspired when our founder, Nichole MacDonald went on an outing to a local theme park with her two small children. Frustrated with having to carry her bulky, heavy handbag while also toting her kids, she set out to create an alternative. 

We have been making small-order batches of these amazing Sash Bags in genuine leather for a couple years now and the response has been nothing short of amazing! But women have been asking for a cloth version of the Sash Bag. In order to provide the cloth at a reasonable price, we must utilize economies of scale and meet a minimum order to go into production. We need your help to meet the demand for a sleeker, safer, more comfortable, stylish way to carry our goodies. Check it out!

It may be hard to believe that all that is in there, but that's the serious magic of the Sash bag. In this patent pending design there are a series of 10 pockets that stack strategically up the front and the back of the bag distributing weight symmetrically and ergonomically. These pockets are specifically designed to fit most women's necessities.

Features:

10 pockets
   - Two exterior slip pockets for easy access
   - Two zippered exterior pockets for storage
   - Two vertical zippered pockets to store the majority of necessities
   - Four small interior pockets for organization
• Built-in wallet with RFID protection
• Holds an iPhone 6+ (and all other smart phones)
• Zippered passport pocket for travel
Adjustable strap to fit any size
Reversible styles (2-in-1)
Ergonomic design
• Hand-made from quality materials 
• Now offered in cloth

Hi, I’m Nichole. I’ve always had a knack for designing products that make your life easier and I have a passion for women’s products in particular. One fateful day I took my two small kids to a local theme park. Before we even left the parking lot, I was having a meltdown because I just couldn’t deal with my big ol’ purse while chasing the kids and being on my feet for ten hours. Can you relate?

When the concept came into my mind... That there actually might be a better way to carry the things I need, I went home that evening and started experimenting. There is a saying that “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”. I made the first rough version of the Sash Bag, slipped it over my shoulder, and headed out with my girlfriends the next night. Three strangers stopped me and asked where I got it. My friends raved. I felt free. The Sash Bag was born.

If you identify with any of these profiles... A Sash Bag could change your life!

Moms!

Are you tired of lugging a giant bag around? Yes, you need your big bag with your kids' items. But do you need to lug it everywhere-all-the-time? Not really. Wear your Sash Bag .....

• On the go with the kids (um... every day?)
• Trips to the park, playground, zoo, Disneyland
• Grocery shopping, errand running
• Girl's day out or date night with the hubs

Travelers and Sightseers!

Concerned about security and comfort on your trip? You are not alone. You have enough to manage while you are travelling. Sash is a travel bag that serves YOUR needs.

• Keep your passport/itinerary safely zipped up and near your body
• Fits smoothly under a coat or sweater
• Almost imperceptible to wandering eyes
• Put it on and leave it on for worry-free plane/train/cab rides
• Fits a small digital camera along with your personal necessities
• Perfect for day trips on those cruise ship excursions.

Adventurers!

Jumping out of a plane but want your lipstick handy? Sash is great for... 

• Bicycles, scooters and motorcycles
• Horseback riding
• Hiking, walking, traversing the countryside
• Skateboarding
• Whatever else you can cook up!

Creative professionals!

Need your hands free but want to stay connected? We get it. 

• Makeup artists and hairstylists
• Photographers
• Musicians

Sports fans and Music buffs!

Cheer your heart out and jump up and down! No more having to place your purse on the dirty ground. Perfect for: 

• Festivals, street fairs, concerts, farmer's markets
• Football, baseball, golf, tennis, soccer games
•  Why not croquet?

Where ever you find yourself on your feet or moving around... A Sash Bag will change the way you think about a purse.

 Want one? Here's what you can get through our Kickstarter campaign:

Go anywhere, any time, and keep your essentials on you!

Take a look at our gallery of photos from some of our favorite Sash Bag fans. We are so grateful for your support and friendship -- and we appreciate you sharing how you love your Sash Bags. Keep them coming!

What's Next?

We recently teamed up with Brian Smith, the founder of Ugg, to source additional manufacturing options to help roll out our new line of cloth bags. Brian understands the complexities and challenges of manufacturing and has been a big part of this next step for Sash.

Sash Founder, Nichole MacDonald with Ugg Founder, Brian Smith
Sash Founder, Nichole MacDonald with Ugg Founder, Brian Smith

Risks and challenges

We've been to battle already! We've been producing our leather product for over two years, and have all the kinks worked out by now. Your pledge is going to good use by helping us reach a minimum order for our cloth line, and rolling out new leather styles. With our seasoned team of product developers, we will be involved in the manufacturing process every step of the way, and sharing our process with you!

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    A digital travel style guide. How to be organized, comfortable, and fashionable while you're on the go.

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    A cloth Sash bag! Be one of the first to own this highly coveted bag in a machine-washable fabric.

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    A hand-woven ikat Sash bag! We will visit the ikat mill and communicate with you on what styles will be coming out! It's a special fabric and will be a fun experience.

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    A classic, reversible, genuine leather Sash bag. Made from buttery soft leather, featuring the 10 pockets that made us famous!

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    A genuine leather fringe Sash bag. Made from impossibly fine leather, with a raw edge finish, and the same pocket design as our classic Sash with an added fringe design element.

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    The dream duo! A classic leather bag AND a cloth bag so you have one of each to cover all your needs.

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    Super Sash fan! Get two classic leather and two cloth bags (or six cloth bags if you don't want leather). Get your gift list checked off for the year!

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    Pledge $550 or more About $550

    Need lots of gifts? Or want to sell Sash bags in your store? This is a great option to stock up. Get five leather bags or twelve cloth bags. (If you are a reseller, contact us about special quantities at this funding level.)

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    Get everything listed at the $500 level, plus a custom Sash bag. Contribute your design ideas and we'll put it to work. We may even make it part of our line!

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