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A Bowerbag the award winning new messenger bag, backpack, and a saddlebag all in one. Carry everything from an I-pod to an elephant.
A Bowerbag the award winning new messenger bag, backpack, and a saddlebag all in one. Carry everything from an I-pod to an elephant.
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"Bowerbags proves that the essential synthesis of backpacks, messenger bags and saddlebags is greater than its sum" -Innovation Magazine

3 bags in one!

Carry everything from an I-pod to an elephant! Great for everyone, ages 8 to 88, students, or people on the go. For a $100 donation be the first to own a Bowerbag. Handcrafted with black ballistic nylon and custom artist's patterns created right here in Savannah, Ga.

Newest Design!

Choose your custom fabric pattern!

Help me get to my goal in ten days and I'll give all $100 dollar and up backers the lastest BowerBag with removable pockets-BowerBags 2.0!

Featured in the Summer Quarterly of Innovation magazine (shown below)

As shown in South Magazine's Entrepreneurs of the South section:
(http://ww2.thesouthmag.com/)

and the winning idea for its category at this year's FastPitch competition sponsored by the Creative Coast (http://thecreativecoast.org/networking/events-we-love).

I am looking to raise $8000 to create handcrafted Bowerbags, made right here in America, with custom pattern designs created by up and coming artists, such as Matt Hebermehl (www.hebermehl.com).

If you're strapped for cash, donate $10 and get some really cool pins from myself and other local artists.

For a $50 donation you receive limited edition litho-prints from myself and local artists.

For $250 dollars you can send me an image and I'll create a custom screen print of whatever design you want. This is the chance to design your very own custom Bowerbag! The sky is the limit! Imagine your own Bowerbag, it can look or say what you choose!

For $500 I'll get you the pins, the prints, a Bowerbag with artist Matt Hebermehl's signature skull pattern, a custom Bowerbag of your own design, and some other handcrafted goodies.

For $1000, I'll make you a bag that does whatever you want! Tell me what your into and I'll make you a bag thats designed for your lifestyle! Check out this configurable bag we made using garments donated by Andre 3000 for charity. Its a bag that transforms into a shirt, with a blanket pull out, a champagne holder, a whole picnic get-up, it does all kinds of crazy stuff! This bag was purchased at a charity auction for Andre 3000.


Thanks so much for your support of this project, Bowerbags, and the Bowhous. I will be updating regularly with new videos and information so stay tuned!  Check out the bowhous blog to see whats happening:

http://www.tumblr.com/tumblelog/bowhous

xo -Bow

Special Thanks to Josh Branstetter at www.jabberpics.com for having the vision and heart to create a truly excellent bowhous video!

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    Art buttons to stick to your bag.

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    Signed limited edition letterpress prints from either myself or one of our local artists.

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    A Bowerbag, first run of the messenger bag, that transforms into a backpack or into a saddlebag. It's covered in the new hotness, i.e. custom artists fabrics and ready to handle all your travel needs. For a hundred bucks if you were kind enough to donate your getting the deal of the century! I will be sure to include some pins for you and info on the Bowhous and its artists. Thanks so much for the support!

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    A bowerbag with whatever design you want, you send me the design or tell me what your looking for and I'll have it custom printed just for you!

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    For $500 Ill get you the pins, the prints, a Bowerbag with artist Matt Hebermehl's signature skull pattern, a custom Bowerbag of your own design, and some other goodies I'm working on as we speak.

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    For $1000, Ill make you a bag that does whatever you want, look at the pictures of the configurable bag I made (pictures shown in main body of project description) using garments donated by Andre 3000 for charity. Its a bag that transforms into a shirt, with blanket pull out, champagne holder, a whole picnic outing, it does all kinds of crazy stuff.

    For $1000 tell me what you're into, example: if you like camping, I'll make you a bag that turns into a tent, or if your an artist, I'll make you a bag that turns into a sketch board, tell me what you're needs are and I design a bag to suit your lifestyle, when it comes to making things transform, Im the man!

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