The Colborne Bag is the first of its kind: a design-driven lunch bag that is both fashionable and functional.
Read more at: http://www.colbornebag.com/
Have you ever found a lunch bag you wanted to carry? We hadn't. That's why we created the Colborne Bag. The concept of the Colborne Bag is simple, give people a lunch bag that does everything a lunch bag needs to, but looks good doing it!
Packing a lunch has obvious benefits: it can save you over $1,000 a year on food costs (really), lets you eat healthier, and avoids waste. There are a lot of great reasons to pack a lunch, but lunch bags have always fallen short on function and style. Until now.
The Colborne Bag was created by Kelvin and Matt, two guys frustrated by the lack of design consideration for lunch bags. To give ourselves a bag that let us pack lunches without being an eyesore, we created the Colborne Bag, and we want to share it with everyone. We need your support to make this bag a reality, and to end an age-old lag in design for lunch bags. Our goal is to offer people a functional and fashionable bag that they actually want to carry. These bags have been mainstays in our daily lives, on transit, on bikes, in parks, and we're excited to have them be the same for our backers.
The Colborne Bag
The Colborne Bag is a design-driven lunch bag that succeeds where all other lunch and cooler bags have failed; it is easy to carry your food & drinks in and it looks good. Function & fashion.
The bag is available in three sharp colours:
- Racing Green
- Navy Blue
A Lunch Bag that You Want to Carry
Carrying an extra bag is cumbersome, we recognize that. We’ve innovated the way lunch bags are carried by adding antique brass clips to the side of the bag, allowing it to clip onto the briefcase, messenger bag, or backpack that you are already carrying.
First in Design, First in Price
There are some stylish lunch bags out there, but they lack the basic functionality of a lunch bag - carrying options and insulation. These bags also run upwards of $70.
A Standout Accessory
More than just getting the job done, the Colborne Bag is a standout accessory that complements your style.
Fits What You Need it To
Painstakingly designed to fit all sorts of lunches (and beer) - and to keep them at the right temperature.
Designed, Sourced & Made in Downtown Toronto
We control the whole process. This is a quality domestically sourced and made product that will last. Trust us, we’ve used it daily for the last two years.
Not Just a Lunch Bag: A Lifestyle Bag
The Colborne Bag is designed for all types of lifestyles, whether you take it on transit or on a bike, pack your lunch or a six pack of beers.
- Carry with the sturdy handle, using the detachable shoulder strap, or clip directly onto your briefcase, messenger bag or backpack, keeping your hands free!
- Packs flat when empty, to fit easily into a briefcase or bag
- Outdoor grade outer material, just like your favourite backpack
- Genuine leather strap and antique brass hardware
- Detachable shoulder strap
- Weight: ~275g
- Dimensions: 22.5cm x 22.5cm x 11.75cm (LxWxD)
Mission & Inspiration
Colborne Bag Co.'s mission is to create bags at the intersection of fashion and function.
Colborne Bag Co. draws its name and inspiration from John G Howard, and his home, Colborne Lodge. An engineer but also a painter and architect, Howard had a mastery of both the functional and aesthetic, and was not a man who was held back by convention. His approach to design, and his trailblazing character are the inspiration behind Colborne Bag Co. We like to think John would have found a way to make packing a lunch stylish.
For more history and to hear the long-winded version of our inspiration visit: http://www.colbornebag.com/about/
We ship using Canada Post, and like every other Kickstarter project, charge a flat-rate fee. Unfortunately delivery tracking is not available at present, as our goal is to keep shipping costs for our customers low.
Your Colborne Bag will come straight from the Polar Vortex of Toronto, Canada by way of Canada Post and U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Like all other Kickstarters, we charge a flat-rate fee. Unfortunately delivery tracking is not available at present, as our goal is to keep shipping costs for our customers low.
PLEASE NOTE: POTENTIAL DUTY
Please be aware an import duty of between $10 - $20 may be due when the Colborne Bag is delivered to you, it is at the discretion of U.S. customs. Test-runs of the shipping were not assessed duty, but we want you to be aware nonetheless. Luckily the Colborne Bag is light and packs-flat so we can offer a low flat-rate shipping fee!
The USCBP has discretion to charge duty on imports to the U.S. The national mail services USPS and Canada Post have told us duty costs are payable by the end-customer.
Risks and challenges
There are two main challenges for Colborne Bag Co. at this stage: production and shipping.
Production always has risks, from supply shortage, to producer capacity limitations, to production errors.
We have worked closely with our suppliers and producer to avoid these risks. We have confirmed with our suppliers that materials are available for the number of bags in our run, and cued up our producer to ensure their capacity exists when we need it. We have also worked with the producer to create multiple prototypes to ensure the production quality.
The primary challenge with shipping is importing the bag for our U.S. customers. The USCBP has discretion over which commercial goods enter the country, and what duty is owed on those goods.
To ensure our shipping and importing documentation and process are in order, we tested importing and shipping through dry-runs. Canada Post has been able to get our bag from Toronto to California in 5 business days, including the time required to clear customs.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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