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A luxury vegan handbag company that donates 10% of each sale to Operation Underground Railroad, a nonprofit that works to rescue children from sex trafficking.
A luxury vegan handbag company that donates 10% of each sale to Operation Underground Railroad, a nonprofit that works to rescue children from sex trafficking.
181 backers pledged $33,899 to help bring this project to life.

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Note: All funds raised via Kickstarter are allocated to costs of production, per Kickstarter rules. After the campaign, all orders will help fund Operation Underground Railroad.

Note: Want more than one bag but don't want to buy the whole collection? Send me a message and I will create the specific combination of products you would like in the rewards section!

WHO WE ARE

BARRI handbags is a luxury vegan handbag company that donates 10% of each sale to Operation Underground Railroad, a nonprofit that works to rescue children from sex trafficking. 

With your support and pledge you will be giving life to BARRI handbags. Funds raised will go to putting our first line, the B. BRAVE collection into production and give us the opportunity to give our first donation to Operation Underground Railroad. 

STRETCH GOAL

If we surpass our funding goal and hit our stretch goal of $42,000 we will open up our B. UNSTOPPABLE collection for pre-order. 

This collection is scheduled to be released in January of 2017.  If this collection is to become available for pre-order through this campaign your order will ship in October with the B. BRAVE collection. 

HOW TO HELP

  • Back this project NOW! The earlier you help, the better chances this project can succeed and grow. AND you get 15% OFF by ordering TODAY
  • Share my story & project. #carryfreedom #barrihandbags #whatwillyoub
  • Follow BARRI handbags on Facebook and Instagram

B. BRAVE COLLECTION

By preordering on Kickstarter you’ll not only be the first to carry a great bag, that supports a great cause but you’ll also be the leading examples in a community geared to create change.

DEE TOTE: Easy elegance and a simple design offer a big impact with this large tote in soft camel colored vegan leather with gold accents and flap closure. See rewards section for more details.
DEE TOTE: Easy elegance and a simple design offer a big impact with this large tote in soft camel colored vegan leather with gold accents and flap closure. See rewards section for more details.

 

DEE WALLET: Compact yet impactful wallet in a soft camel colored  vegan leather with gold accents and flap closure. See rewards section for more details.
DEE WALLET: Compact yet impactful wallet in a soft camel colored vegan leather with gold accents and flap closure. See rewards section for more details.

 

MITCHELL CITY BAG: Sophistication at its finest. Turn heads with this stunning take on a neutral colorblock bag. Cream vegan leather paired with camel and black accents and gold hardware give this back a rich look. See rewards section for more details.
MITCHELL CITY BAG: Sophistication at its finest. Turn heads with this stunning take on a neutral colorblock bag. Cream vegan leather paired with camel and black accents and gold hardware give this back a rich look. See rewards section for more details.

 

K. CLUTCH: Be daring and get noticed with this stunning take on a neutral colorblock oversized clutch.  Cream vegan leather paired with camel and black accents and gold hardware give  this clutch a high fashion look. See rewards section for more details.
K. CLUTCH: Be daring and get noticed with this stunning take on a neutral colorblock oversized clutch. Cream vegan leather paired with camel and black accents and gold hardware give this clutch a high fashion look. See rewards section for more details.

 

ANNA CITY BAG: Perfection in a bag. Lush wine-red vegan leather  that feels utterly divine. Accented with gold hardware and featuring a  rich burgundy colored interior. See rewards section for more details.
ANNA CITY BAG: Perfection in a bag. Lush wine-red vegan leather that feels utterly divine. Accented with gold hardware and featuring a rich burgundy colored interior. See rewards section for more details.

 

GRACE CROSSBODY: Delectable in every way. Lush wine-red vegan  leather that feels utterly divine. Accented with gold hardware that  elevates this bag from great to stunning. See rewards section for me details.
GRACE CROSSBODY: Delectable in every way. Lush wine-red vegan leather that feels utterly divine. Accented with gold hardware that elevates this bag from great to stunning. See rewards section for me details.

DESIGN & MANUFACTURING 

Our bags are made of high quality materials that are produced in fair wage factories and adhere to ethical workplace standards. We are committed to working with manufacturing partners we know and trust. We have built personal relationships with them and communicate daily to maintain a transparent supply chain. Our goal in this is to ensure our footprint does not contribute to situations of child labor and unfair wages. 

COMMUNITY

We hope our bags will be a conversation starter, a cause to carry, and a way for a community to connect. We are more than a fashion brand or a cause company: our aim is to style your life and encourage you to live your best life possible.

At BARRI we believe in living an inspired life, when you are inspired, you are full of purpose.

We believe in having a kind heart. Kindness connects our souls and makes our communities flourish.

We believe in being active. Being active not only creates a strong body but also a strong mind.

And finally we believe in creating change. Change for a better world and a better us.

 

This messaging is so important to us that you will find these words printed in every BARRI bag. Think of it as your daily affirmation or reminder of the impact you have on the world around you every time you open up your bag or wallet.

Every bag also comes with our signature purse fob that has the words FREEDOM inscribed on one side, as a reminder of the cause your purchase supported.

Thank you for backing our Kickstarter and inspiring change.

Special thanks to:

Video/Photography: Barr Photography 

MUA: Dawn Weidauer

Model: Abigail Snarr

To my family and friends-  I wouldn't have even made it this far without your love, encouragement, and your support.  Your belief in me keeps me going.

And of course to Operation Underground Railroad for their inspiring work. Please visit their website to learn more about how you can help them in their efforts to rescue children from sex trafficking.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER & FOUNDER

 

Risks and challenges

MANUFACTURING: We have carefully chosen our manufacturer based on prior relationships, reliability and experience. We're confident in their ability to deliver completed product as promised and on time. However, there remain uncertainties and risks for delay in any manufacturing process; such as delays in customs and transport to our shipping center. We will be in frequent communication throughout this process and will keep you updated in the event of delays.

TIMELINE: How the production process will work:

- Order: June 15th

- Receive production samples for approval: mid- end July
*** Potential for delay here. I only work with the best factories that are SA8000 approved, part of this means that our materials do not come from the "open market" they are recreated by the factory to ensure no
harmful chemicals such as lead are in them. My prototype samples
however are made from open market materials, once I place an order and the factory recreates the materials, sometimes there are discrepancies in the material from the original sample, the differences sometimes effect the look or feel of the material in a way that compromises the design, in those instances the sample gets rejected by me and they have to recreate the fabric until is is correct. I believe in offering the best possible product and will not approve something that is not up to my standards. I would rather you get your product a couple weeks later then promised then receiving something that is not its best.

- Product Ships: Mid August

- Product is received at Shipping center: Mid September

- Shipping begins- October 1st.

SHIPPING: Manufacturing and deign is what I know best. Shipping to YOU will be a new experience for me, and although I am working hard to prepare in advance and have an army of supporters to help me along, I wanted to be transparent in this learning curve.

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    THANK YOU!

    Lots of donations - even if small - are critical to helping us get more exposure as a featured campaign. THANK YOU so much for your support!

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    DEE WALLET (retail value $38) -
    Camel colored vegan leather with gold accents and flap closure. Featuring a rich burgundy colored interior, zipper coin pouch, I.D. card window, and four credit card slots.

    Dimensions: 4”W x 4”H x 1.5”D

    All BARRI wallets carry the [ b. inspired | b. kind | b. active | b. change ] metal plate in their interiors as well as a FREEDOM tag, they also come packaged in our elegant dust covers to keep your wallet protected and looking its best.

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    K. CLUTCH (retail value $88) -
    Cream vegan leather paired with camel and black accents and gold hardware. Featuring a rich burgundy colored interior, zipper closure with flap, and interior zipper pocket.

    Dimensions: 12”W x 8.5”H x 2”D

    All BARRI bags carry the [ b. inspired | b. kind | b. active | b. change ] metal plate in their interiors as well as the signature metal purse fob and come packaged in our elegant dust covers to keep your bag protected and looking its best.

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    GRACE CROSSBODY (retail value $118) -
    Wine-red vegan leather accented with gold hardware. Featuring a rich burgundy colored interior with center divider and snap closure, unique hardware, detachable chain accented shoulder strap, interior zipper pocket, and unique gold bar feet.

    Dimensions: 9”W x 8.25”H x 3.25”D; Handle Length: 4” drop; Shoulder Strap: 47” L

    All BARRI bags carry the [ b. inspired | b. kind | b. active | b. change ] metal plate in their interiors as well as the signature metal purse fob and come packaged in our elegant dust covers to keep your bag protected and looking its best.

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    K. CLUTCH & DEE WALLET

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    ANNA CITY BAG (retail value $128) -
    Wine-red vegan leather, accented with gold hardware, and featuring a rich burgundy colored interior. Snap closure with three interior pockets and adjustable shoulder strap.

    Dimensions: 16”W x 10”H x 7”D; Handle Length: 6” drop; Shoulder Strap: 47”- 51” L

    All BARRI bags carry the [ b. inspired | b. kind | b. active | b. change ] metal plate in their interiors as well as the signature metal purse fob and come packaged in our elegant dust covers to keep your bag protected and looking its best.

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    DEE TOTE (retail value $138) -
    Camel colored vegan leather with gold accents and flap closure. Featuring a rich burgundy colored interior with center divider zipper pocket, detachable adjustable shoulder strap, back zipper pocket, three interior pockets, and metal feet.

    Dimensions: 13”W x 14”H x 5”D; Handle Length: 10” drop; Shoulder Strap: 47”-51” L

    All BARRI bags carry the [ b. inspired | b. kind | b. active | b. change ] metal plate in their interiors as well as the signature metal purse fob and come packaged in our elegant dust covers to keep your bag protected and looking its best.

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    MITCHELL CITY BAG (retail value $148) -
    Cream vegan leather paired with camel and black accents and gold hardware. Featuring a rich burgundy colored interior with center divider and snap closure, unique hardware, detachable chain accented shoulder strap, back zipper pocket, three interior pockets, and unique gold bar feet.

    Dimensions: 16”W x 11”H x 5”D; Handle Length: 6” drop; Shoulder Strap: 47” L

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    GRACE CROSSBODY & DEE WALLET

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    B. BRAVE COLLECTION (retail value $658) -
    Get the entire B. BRAVE Collection at an additional $8 off!

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    WHOLESALE PACKAGE: (3) of each item in the B. BRAVE COLLECTION.

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Funding period

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