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Pappeal is our first fashionable line of extremely durable bags made completely of Tyvek® paper.

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It's all about the design.

When it comes to bags and backpacks, there really isn’t anything new and unique on the market to get people excited. We started thinking, what if we could create a line of well-designed bags out of a paper so strong and so durable it could sustain a great deal of wear and tear? What if they could be modern, sleek and even a blank canvas for those who saw opportunities to personalize them? Pappeal was born of our desire to create something beautiful and well-designed for the world of durable bags and luggage. Made of Tyvek®, the bags are incredibly durable as you can see from the video, and they are even beautiful in a new and different way. Who says practicality can't be fashionable?

How Can You Use Pappeal?

Our vision for Pappeal is truly limitless. We see our bags as an asset for so many personalities and functions; that's where our motto "Carry Your Life" comes in. Pappeal is everything from a fashion statement for back-to-school shopping to a lightweight bag to throw in your suitcase for easy airline packing on an exciting vacation.

The Line

We've got a bag for every lifestyle. For the artists or those hooked on DIY, your Pappeal bag is a canvas for carrying! Use your creativity to make Pappeal your own. Outdoor enthusiasts, use the duffel on your next excursion. If you can't get enough of fitness, pack your favorite work out clothing and tennis shoes comfortably inside a Pappeal bag. For every lifestyle, Pappeal brings a sleek new fashion statement that will look amazing on your arm or thrown over your shoulder. 

The Messenger

Students, throw your tablet, laptop, smartphone and notebooks for class into a Pappeal a messenger bag, and make your trek across campus. Professionals, it's even a great bag to carry to the office.

  • White paper-like Tyvek® with black accents
  • Measurements 13.4" × 9.4" × 3.1" 
  • Inner open space with division 
  • Inside pockets for pens and cellphone 
  • Front zip pocket 6.7" × 5.9" 
  • Flap closure with velcro 
  • Adjustable padded shoulder strap 45.3" max. length

The Backpack

This medium-sized pack is great for a quick trip to the store or even a day outing. Throw your odds and ends in the bag, and quickly dust it off if it gets dirty. Students who desire a smaller option, you'll be pleased with the backpack as well.

  • White paper-like Tyvek® with black accents 
  • Measurements 11.8" × 15.7" × 4.7" 
  • Adjustable padded straps 31.5" max. length 
  • Inside zip pocket 11"× 10.2" 
  • Front zip pocket 9.3" × 6.3" × 1.2"

The Duffel

The Pappeal duffel is a great addition for travel of any kind, as it is durable, easy to clean and lightweight. It also conveniently folds down into a small pouch, perfect for tossing in a suitcase. If you want to pack an extra bag for wet or dirty clothing but you have no space to add to your already-overloaded airline suitcase, the duffel does the trick.

  • White fabric-like Tyvek® with black accents
  • Measurements 25.6" × 18.5" 
  • Inside zip pocket 
  • Padded handles 
  • Foldable, folded size 6.3" × 5.5" × 0.8" 

So, Exactly What is Tyvek®?

No matter how you choose to use it, Pappeal is going to be a conversation starter wherever you go. It's not everyday that you get to tell people that the stylish bag they inquired about is actually made of, well, Tyvek®. 

The look and feel is just like paper, but it is actually made of flashspun high-density polyethylene fibers. For a product that resembles paper, it is unimaginably strong and difficult to tear. Still, just like any other bag or garment, it can be easily cut with scissors. Trademarked by DuPont in the 1950's, the product is used for nearly everything under the kitchen sink. This includes house wrap and insulation, mail parcels and envelopes, and even coveralls at one time. It's breathable and water resistant, but it shouldn't be submerged. 

Why Kickstarter?

We wanted to find a way to bring a new idea to the market of bags and luggage--something that would stand out and give people something to be excited about. We’ve worked hard to make that a reality, and Pappeal embodies that dream. Still, manufacturing and startup costs can be high.

In order to secure funding for Pappeal, we wanted to bring the product directly to you guys through Kickstarter. We wanted to give you the opportunity to be by our side in this journey from its inception. We need your help and support to make Pappeal available to the world. As our backers, you’ll be a valued part of the Pappeal brand from day one.

Our Story

Our company came together as three people looking to make a splash and intrigue the world with something exclusive. Something that was not only standout, but something that was beautiful and even useful in people’s lives. Our product, Pappeal, is constructed from those intentions. Common paper has never been quite so attractive, but we have found a way to design something incredibly appealing from paper, or ‘papel’ as we romance linguists would call it.  That’s where we derived the term Pappeal, and we believe in the word to the highest level. We’re so excited about the distinct product we’ve managed to create--and we are thrilled to share it with you.

Risks and challenges

In the last couple of years, Tyvek® paper has become more and more popular in various industries other than just for homes. People are coming up with incredibly innovative ways to use this amazing material for different items such as envelops, wallets, clothing and bags.

Our biggest challenge has been to design products that can bring functionality, products that not only look cool but serve a clear purpose in our daily lives. We have spent many hours designing and testing the prototypes we created. There have been endless nights at the drawing board in order to finally come up with three models that we believe will be appealing for everyone and everyday.

In order to make sure that we can supply bigger orders, we started several months ago preparing the manufacturing process with communication and several tests. We did all of this to reduce the risk of production mistakes and to be sure that the creation of our three models is proven and reliable.

After production, the next challenge will be shipping the bags and having them delivered on time. To facilitate this we have, in advance, prepared a fulfillment house that we have worked with before. This is a great advantage, as we have reliable partners around us to make sure you receive your bags on time. We are dedicated to a high level of customer service.

We are also aware that communication is key. We want to make sure that you are always up to date on where we are throughout the project. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions by emailing hello@pappeal.com.

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    DONATE. You have our most sincere gratitude and deepest thanks. We'll shout out to you on our socials. Thanks a million for the generosity!

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    PAPPEAL BACKPACK: This is going to be a great bag for you. Keep on stylin' with your new pack. Thanks for supporting the campaign!

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    PAPPEAL MESSENGER: Throw it over your shoulder and go. We know you're going to love it. Thanks for backing us.

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    PAPPEAL DUFFEL: Take it on trips or pack your gym clothes in it. This is a great bag for any lifestyle. We're so excited to have your support. Enjoy!

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