Kristin Ashford Bags
Kristin Ashford Bags
Kristin Ashford Bags are a fusion of my two passions: fashion and organization. These leather pouches help you keep your bag organized.
Kristin Ashford Bags are a fusion of my two passions: fashion and organization. These leather pouches help you keep your bag organized. Read more
As a former runway model who later worked in fashion retail, and then became a personal organizer -- I value two things -- great style and organization. It can often be a challenge when choosing the perfect bag for an outfit because you have to move everything from bag-to-bag. What if you had a way to organize all the contents of your bag so that you could quickly and easily switch up your bag?
The desire to simplify this process is what gave birth to Kristin Ashford Bags! Four sized pouches that can contain and organize all the contents of your bag -- pencil case, small pouch, medium pouch (make up) and large pouch. Use one for cables and computer accessories, another for keys and pens, and another for make-up
I wanted the style to be basic, but not boring. I also wanted them to feel great, have a bit of zing, and be made in the USA with the highest quality materials. I’ve been fascinated with neoprene and excited about the possibilities it holds in fashion so I decided to make one side leather and the other side neoprene. The neoprene is dyed to match the leather, and the bags are finished off with my signature cobalt blue zipper. Inside I use a patterned outdoor fabric, which can be wiped clean, for a touch of pizzazz. I started with four classic colors – black, red, camel and grey.
These bags not only look and feel amazing, but they are functional. I carry a lot in my bags, especially when I am working, and my pouches keep everything within easy reach. I don’t have to dig around for days to find pens, keys, lipstick or that dose of Advil. It also makes changing bags so simple, no more dumping the entire contents of my bag on my bed to see what I need to transfer over. I just pop the pouches in the bag I want to wear and go!
When I sat down and thought about the values I wanted to build my company upon, four qualities immediately came to mind:
I am proud to bring you bags that are built on those values.
Your donation will get you a Kristin Ashford pouch before it goes to market and will allow me to complete the samples in all colors, manufacture additional sizes (like an eyeglass case and wallet) and roll out a PR plan.
The pouch sizes:
- Small 4.5" x 6"
- Pencil Case 3" x 8.5"
- Make-up (medium) 6.5" x 8.5"
- Large 8" x 10.5"
Risks and challenges
I've already experienced a few opportunities for learning thus far. I changed manufacturers due to quality and reliability issues which turned out to be a blessing in disguise because I now have a manufacturer who provides better quality and stellar dependability.
There are always challenges when it comes to relying on multiple vendors and manufacturers for the completion of your product, but I've learned that clear communication and follow through helps to avoid many of the problems that can potentially arise.
I'm committed to working honestly, diligently and intelligently to produce the best possible product I can.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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