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.
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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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