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Found is an artisan leather goods company in need of 2 new sewing machines to keep production local and of the highest quality.
75 backers pledged $8,257 to help bring this project to life.

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It's been said that every journey begins with a single step. Our first step took place in a cold concrete basement with some cut up leather coats and a hand-me-down sewing machine. Since then, Found Leather Goods has wandered meandering trails, taken on delightful companions, and hit a few detours and unexpected turns. In this season, we find ourselves at an important crossroads. Within the last few months, we took the giant step of hiring our first employee! Emily came on to help us with production to keep up with our growing workload. Though it was a huge shift in our business, it was necessary to keep things rolling, and Emily has taken on the challenge with gusto. Now that we have multiple makers in production mode, we need to upgrade our machinery accordingly. The old Pfaff we sew on now, (a generous gift from a friend), has been tried and true, but has become a little temperamental. In order to increase our productivity, keep our manufacturing local, and maintain the same quality in each of our products, we need to acquire 2 new machines. Thus, our campaign. We are asking you, our community, to partner with us to take this next step. Help us keep Found Leather Goods local! To acknowledge you in a special way for your support of our progress, we will produce a line of goods only available though this campaign. In keeping with the theme of a journey, we have a whole bunch of great limited edition Found Leather Goods to help you along your way... 

                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Because funding the project results in purchase new machines it involves learning to use new machines and producing and fulfilling rewards on these machines. Our makers have been sewing most of their lives so, we anticipate the learning curve will be fast and steep but easily overcome.
We have chosen a very special leather for our limited edition rewards, and hope that our supporters will be delighted with the products.
Your support in the purchase of these machines will help to produce not only these rewards, but allow us to expand our current offerings and keep our production local.

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    Thank You!

    Pledge $5-$15 gets you our undying gratitude, personal greetings from ::found:: on a limited edition post card and we will keep you updated on the ::found:: journey.

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    Limited Edition Leather Pocket Wallet

    Stash just your essentials in your back pocket for your next adventure.

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    Leather Key Fob & Pocket Wallet

    The perfect start to any journey...whether your next epic road trip is to Moab or the grocery store.

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    Limited Edition Leather Passport Cover

    Going somewhere exotic? Keep your passport in style with our limited edition leather passport cover.

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    Ltd Ed Leather Passport Cover & Key Fob

    Passport and and keys...carry these travel essentials in style!

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    Limited Edition Leather Pillow

    Staycation! Sometimes the only place you want to be is home. Put your feet up, grab our lux pillow, lay back and relax. Pillow measures 20inX20in, with our classic deco styling on the front and down filling.

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    Limited Edition Leather Travel Wallet

    Keep all your travel documents and other essentials organized with our handy travel wallet. Wallet measures roughly 9x4.5" with ample space for passport, cards, coins, paperwork and currency.

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    Limited Edition Leather Tote

    The market, the beach, around town or across the country... this limited edition tote is perfect for any journey. Lightweight and durable, with double shoulder straps and clever short hidden handles. One front pocket, nickel plated brass rivets. Internal zip pocket to secure valuables. Measures about 12x12x5".

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    Limited Edition Leather Fairhaven Grand

    The Fairhaven Grand is your go-to bag for just about anything. A perfect carry-on, tucks right underneath that seat in front of you.

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    Leather Workshop/Party

    Have leather, will travel! Private earring making workshop/party for you and nine of your closest friends. In your home or our studio (will travel up to 90 miles).

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    Limited Edition Leather Weekender

    Plan for stylish get-a-way with our limited edition weekender. Made from our beautiful limited edition leather and unique vintage military zippers. Lined inside, one outer zip pocket, and 3 inner pockets for easy organization. Bag measures roughly 24x15x10". Double leather shoulder straps, and a detachable cross-body strap. Perfect for your next weekend away.

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    Weekender, Travel Wallet, Key Fob

    Get it all...everything you need for the journey of a lifetime!

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Funding period

- (30 days)