Bloqbag: The modular backpack and messenger bag (Canceled)
Bloqbag: The modular backpack and messenger bag (Canceled)
Organize all your stuff and be ready for anything. It’s a backpack, it’s a messenger bag, It’s a storage system.
Organize all your stuff and be ready for anything. It’s a backpack, it’s a messenger bag, It’s a storage system. Read more
About this project
Our daily demands change on a dime. Having the right stuff, in the right backpack or messenger bag, at the right moment, now requires military-level planning and more than a dash of good luck. Keeping our backpack packed with what we need, when we need it, can be both a challenge and a burden. And where did you put those pesky items when you unpacked your bag earlier? It all adds up to lost items, last-minute scrambles, sore backs, cluttered drawers, and closets full of unused bags that just don’t fit our needs anymore.
We created Bloqbag to solve these problems once and for all. We’re rethinking the essence of what a modern bag can be. It’s something that makes sense for our everyday needs. Now you can have modular bags and storage solutions that adapt with you, removing the lines between moving stuff and storing stuff. Bloqbag is patent pending, and full of innovative features, lightweight, and made in the U.S.A. from premium and durable materials. Now you can personalize your bag within seconds for whatever your day calls for.
Meet the team.
We live in a serendipitous world. The things we need find us. And so do the people. Meet the team of bloqheads that found each other and founded Bloqbag.
The Visionary. Matt Angorn. A creative leader with over 20 years of experience, leading some big initiatives including Shutterstock’s brand transformation, the launching of Pixels of Fury, a worldwide design battle;. leading the digital R&D team for American Greetings Interactive; serving as creative director of Warner Bros. online for over six years; and spearheading hundreds of product launches under his belt. Matt has expertise in how to design and launch products. He has assembled a team of friends, family and neighbors to turn the idea of Bloqbag into a reality.
The Master. Ilona Warn. Fashion veteran and technical designer of many premium brands including, Lululemon, Michael Kors, Donna Karan and more. Also, our kids play together.
The Brains. Jordan Stambler is smart in the A Beautiful Mind kind of way. He graduated top in his class in mechanical engineering. (He is also my nephew. So he didn’t have a choice.)
The Advisors. Fashion and design directors from premium brands including Oakley, Alpinestars and more. They are our Yodas.
The Facilitator. Mitch, founder of Union-wear and an ambassador of the Newark manufacturing movement. Unionwear has helped a number of successful Kickstarter campaigns, like X and Y, and has delivered the goods for many household brands. The shop is amazing, and his team has invested their time and energy on this project because they want to build another great local enterprise from the ground up .
The founding story.
Hi, I'm Matt Angorn, the founder of Bloqbag. The first thing you have to know about me is that I LOVE bags! I do, I love them. I love pockets and containers. I look for reasons to buy them. The perfect commuting bag. The perfect diaper bag. The perfect gym bag. On and on. But as my closet filled up, and my wallet paid the price, I had to slow down. And frankly, my routines change from day to day and week to week. The perfect bag for going to work was too bulky for the weekend. When traveling or going to gym, I needed something different. So I started hacking together my own system of bags and pockets from different companies. But it was always just that, a hack. It really hit me was when I migrated from LA to NY. Now, I not only needed to hack my bags together, but I also needed to rethink it every season. After I sorted that out, I had to find places to put my off season stuff. Something had to be done. Not just to make my life simpler, but to help others, too. I am a designer. So I did what I do best. I pulled together a team. We designed a platform. And now, we need your help. We want you to be a part of this product’s development. How should this platform grow? What should be the next set of pockets? Solar powered pockets? Designer patterns? Pockets for photographers? We invite you to join this journey with us in the pursuit of the perfect bag. The bag that is always just what you need it to be.
That magic moment.
We have sweated the details. We have tested and re-tested the products to ensure it delivers the best in performance and durability. It's patent pending, designed and made right here in the U.S.A. For us, this is just the beginning. This is about much more than making a bag with swappable pockets. This is about creating a platform for our analog lives. We want to remove the lines between moving stuff and storing stuff. And we are just cracking the surface of what we want to achieve. This is where you come in. We need you to help get this project off the ground. Your investment in Bloqbag will allow us to create our first production run, and to launch our online store. We will only sell direct to customers so you can get the savings. Once we are up and running, we will expand to bring you more technology and customization to our platform.
Risks and challenges
This is not our first endeavor, but this is the first production run of the Bloqbag. The bag and pocket designs are final. All the material selection are final. We have developed all aspects of the bag with a seasoned manufacturer that also has experience delivering popular Kickstarter projects. We see the risks in three areas that could affect shipping timing.
Delivery of materials:
Depending on our initial order size, it could take longer that expected to receive some materials, specifically the snaps and some of the fabrics.
Developing the production templates:
Up until this point, we have been aligning the snaps by hand. This funding will allow us to create manufacturing templates that will bring costs down and production speed up.
Do to the modular nature of Bloqbag, we need to ensure a very rigorous testing process, to make sure you get a perfect product. Depending on the size of the order, this could affect our delivery dates.
We are a young company, and yes, surprises and challenges will surface. But we have plenty of experience and expertise to overcome them as they arise . Our bags are production-ready, and we have lined up experienced production partners and world class advisors to help guide us to success.
We will regularly update our backers with information throughout the production and shipping phases. Relationships are based on trust, and we know we can’t do it without you. We are not just starting another bag company, we are creating a platform that can scale with your life.
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