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$82
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 3 2019 1:21 PM UTC +00:00

About

 Hi everyone, I'm Himal Kamdar. I am the owner and founder of Vegan Clothing and Handbag company "Sybaritic Bags". I design and craft high quality fashionable bags and clothing at reasonable prices. I have spent almost 25 years of my life with my parents, helping them with their handbag business. From my very early childhood, I have been going to my parent's local boutiques & have been a keen observer of their sales techniques and designing skills. Since handbag has been my passion, I decided to pursue it as a business of my own. I completed a Masters degree in Product Development from Stevens Institute of Technology in NJ and almost 4 years back, my husband and I, opened a vegan handbag and clothing company named Sybaritic Bags. Being an entrepreneur & sales head of the company, my focus has always been in resolving women's daily problems and challenges and always try to design bags accordingly. As a result of that, 2 years ago, I first designed a handbag named "Tabulate - Get Organized" that had multiple compartments with name tags on each compartments so you could easily organize items in them. Taking control of not only the quality, but assuring that absolutely no animals were harmed in creating the bag, with eco-friendly material, was my ultimate motto. 

I live in Newark, DE with my husband, Gunjan, my 2 year old beautiful daughter, Aaria and a dog, Bruno. As of now, I am very excited to launch my second design "CONVE - A convertible handbag."

"Conve" came to me as an idea by working at my retail store. I have always observed that all of my customers wanted to match their handbags with their outfits. But, of course because of prices, they couldn't purchase multiple handbags that match with various outfits or for various occasions. On top of that, they always complained about changing their belongings from 1 handbag to another, each time they needed a handbag change, which was not only waste of time, but also a concern about loosing something important.  And from there, I thought of creating something innovative which resolves those problems. When I brought that idea to my partner Kosha Shah, who is a Fashion Designer, she loved the idea and started working on designing the product that would resolve the above mentioned issues. It took a few weeks for the designing process to come through, including several 3-D images and back and forth with the manufacturer.

Kosha has a Fashion Designing degree from India, and has a Retail Management degree from the USA. She has always been a free lancer, designing several clothes for men and women. When she moved to USA, she decided to design as a passion, but work in big departmental stores as a sales head in order to know the business perspective of fashion. Her 15+ years of experiences in the fashion industry has helped her develop herself into a fashion designer and a Marketing Head that she currently is with Sybaritic Bags. 

Conve was a simple product of an idea that designed by Himal & Kosha, exactly to resolve the issues that women face with each handbag.

"Conve" Handbag is -  

1. " Multiple handbags in 1" convertible handbag  - made with high end PU Vegan Materials. This innovative design that we’ve been perfecting for a while now can be worn as many bags in 1, just by changing the flaps of the bag. The handbag comes with 1 base bag that has 2 magnetic buttons on each side of the bag. The flaps can be supported with the magnetic buttons and can be snapped on within seconds. The flaps will be coming in different colors depending on the season, and popularity of the colors each season. Initially, there are 3 flaps (Pink, Tan and Black Sequence) that each individual will be getting. Once the project is funded for, we will be getting more colors for people to choose from. That being said, once an individual buys a base of the "conve" bag, they get 3 flaps that they can choose from the colors they want, and keep coming for the different colors over the years, making the bag look like NEW and STYLISH every-time they wear it.  which makes it affordable, very stylist and very cost - effective.

The Base with Magnetic Buttons
The Base with Magnetic Buttons
The Base - Inside View
The Base - Inside View
The Bottom part of base with 4 magnetic buttons
The Bottom part of base with 4 magnetic buttons

2. "A Cost-Effective handbag designed to save your money" - As mentioned above, all you  need to invest in is the 1 base handbag, the rest is only the flaps that you can keep changing depending on the occasion or the season! For example, you can carry the same handbag to work with - let's say a black color flap, but go on the date later with the same handbag, but  with different color flap. The Flaps are very reasonable at price, and saves you a lot of money and time.


3. A handbag that matches with your stylish personality - choose the flaps that fit  your personality. Once, funded, we will have several options for you to choose from. 

With Stylist Pink Flap
With Stylist Pink Flap
With Stylist Beige Flap
With Stylist Beige Flap
With Rich Black Sequin
With Rich Black Sequin

4. Natural and Sustainable. Made almost entirely from natural materials, this flap eases to clean, durable and sustainable. 

5. "Time is precious" -    We all know time never comes back, and "Conve" helps you save time by NOT constantly changing your belongings from 1 handbag to another, organizing those items, and avoiding the headache of forgetting something important behind.


6. Shipped Direct. We cut out the middleman and are able to bring you Conve at up to 25% off retail. After our campaign, it will retail for $149 ( A handbag + Pack of 3 Flaps ).

Risks and challenges

We have strong experience in the handbags startup world. We ended up increasing our company's sales, good-will and followers on social media gradually. So, all designing, manufacturing and logistics sorted out. We also have a great relationship with our manufactures and know that we will deliver in a timely manner.

However, being a start - up company, we fave lots of challenges financially and not able to keep up with every business mandatory expenses. We have been hoping to generate some funds from this launch as well as we have been actively looking for some help from friends/family to overcome this financial situation problem.

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