About this project
As a father of two pugs, I've experienced the joy (and farts) of having these sassy creatures in my life. Pugs are the most delightful, caring, and silliest of dogs and it's my goal to celebrate that! The wonderful personalities of pugs comes to life in this pair of enamel lapel pins featuring Cheerful Pug and Concerned Pug.
The pins will be a high quality enamel lapel pin (those fancy pins you see with the textured, embossed surfaces) made of hard, durable metal with a butterfly clutch on the back. They will come on hand made (by me!) backing cards featuring unique pug artwork. Each pin will be approximately 1.25" (that's about 30mm for you metric folk).
The majority of costs related to this Kickstarter project will come from the manufacturing of the pins themselves, including the moulding process for each pin. It's actually near impossible for individuals to make enamel pins as the process requires heavy machinery and molten, die casted metal, so the process happens through other sources. The rest of the costs will come from shipping and handling, which I specifically wanted to keep as low cost for the backers as possible. However, rest assured that each package will be very well secured and shipped!
Once the Kickstarter goal is met, the production process of the pins will begin, which takes approximately 2-3 weeks, with some additional time for shipment. Once I have them on hand, I will package and ship all pins out, with the expectation of having them to all backers (both in the US and internationally) by late May, early June at the latest.
If for some reason there is any type of delay, I will be sure to update backers ASAP, however, I expect everything to go smoothly as I am already in contact with the pin makers and have a scheduled outline.
With successful funding of this project, I hope to be able to create additional pug pins in the future! Some ideas include a "Pug Butt So What" pin featuring sassy pug booties, as well as a year-long monthly pug pin, featuring a festive pug for each month's most popular holiday.
Over two years ago, I was fortunate enough to adopt my pug Otto from Pug Nation of Los Angeles, a non-profit pug rescue located in Southern California. They do amazing work with pugs of all ages and conditions in the hopes of adopting each dog out to loving families.
As Kickstarter does not allow funds to go towards charities, my plan is to donate proceeds from the sale of additional pins if this project is successful. Giving back to our communities is an extremely important part of making the world a better place and Pug Nation of LA contributes to that.
For more information, please visit www.pugnationla.org
There are two stretch goals in total:
Stretch Goal #1
If the campaign reaches $800, every order will receive a FREE set of Cheerful Pug / Concerned Pug Stickers! The stickers will be fully colored, high quality vinyl. If you purchase 2 sets of pins, you will receive 2 sets of stickers. If you purchase 3 sets of pins, you will receive 3 sets of stickers, and so on.
Stretch Goal #2
If the campaign reaches $1,200, an extra wonderful MYSTERY stretch goal will be unlocked! This stretch goal will be an additional gift, added on FREE to every order.
Risks and challenges
The pins have been fully designed and I have already contacted a professional source for pin creation. The only risk or challenge would be a delay in production, however, this will be unlikely.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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