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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 31 2015
£695
pledged of £15,000pledged of £15,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 31 2015

About

 Edmond George

We are Edmond George, a Northamptonshire based company launching our first range of leather bags and accessories. With Northampton being at the heart of England's world renowned leather crafting industry, we have centuries of knowledge and experience to call upon right on our doorstep. This ensures we are able to bring you a range of goods which have our counties heritage at their core while projecting a modern yet timeless image.  

Ox Blood Messenger Bag With Red Keep Stitch
Ox Blood Messenger Bag With Red Keep Stitch

Our bags and accessories are crafted by a local factory with a proven reputation in producing leather goods for internationally respected brands. They guided us through the production process, taking our designs and creating prototypes. It was exciting to see our sketches come to life, perfected until we arrived at the range you see here.  

The next task was identify the leather which would deliver the look and feel we strived to achieve - stylish, striking, and hard-wearing. We poured over piles of hides, each with their own unique look and feel. One stood out above the rest - a vegetable tanned full grain premium Italian cow leather. A beautiful, durable hide of exceptional quality.

Purchasing one of our products is an investment, rather like selecting a fine watch - an item that that will give many years of dependable service and, more importantly, bring pleasure with its daily use.

The Products:

This range is defined by the pairing of classic styling and contemporary design. Every product in our collection is subtly accented with a red keep stitch for added durability and character. Each item is unlined with the interior surface prepared to a smooth finish to showcase the exceptional quality of our leather.  

Messenger Bag  

Our Messenger Bag is constructed from seven ounce full grain Italian leather with heavy duty stainless steel roller buckles to secure the flap. The two inch wide shoulder strap is made from the same seven ounce full grain leather and also features a heavy duty stainless steel roller buckle to adjust the length and to ensure a comfortable fit.

The main body features an internal divider to protect your laptop and a front pocket with an easy access magnetic closure. The bag holds a laptop with a screen size of up to 16 inches with enough room remaining for an A4 sized folder and more.  

Dimensions: 16" x 12" x 4"  

Tablet Bag 

Our Tablet Bag is constructed from seven ounce full grain Italian leather with a heavy duty stainless steel roller buckle to secure the flap. The one inch wide shoulder strap is made from the same seven ounce full grain leather and features a heavy duty stainless steel roller buckle to adjust the length and to ensure a comfortable fit.  

The main body features an internal divider to protect your valuables and holds a tablet with a screen size up to 10 inches, with enough room remaining for an A5 sized note book and more. 

Dimensions: 12" x 9" x 2" 

Wallet 

Classic style full grain Italian leather wallet in Tan, Ox Blood or Black. 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" (closed) with six internal slots for cards and distinctive red keep stitch detail. 

Belt 

Nine ounce full grain Italian leather in Tan, Ox Blood or Black with distinctive red stitch detail. 1 1/2 inch wide with heavy duty roller buckle. Our Tan, Ox Blood and Black Belts Our Tan, Ox Blood and Black Belts 

 The Leather:

We chose to use full grain premium grade cow leather - leather which has not been sanded or buffed to remove natural marks from its surface (as occurs with inferior top grain, corrected and split leathers). This allows the hide to retain its strength and durability and importantly its breathability which reduces loss of moisture from within. It also has the heady and unmistakeable aroma of natural leather. 

Leather
Leather

Full grain leather will develop a patina over time, the more it's touched and handled the more its natural lustre will show. We use strong steel fastenings and buckles to keep your laptop, tablet and belongings safe and secure. We also offer gentlemen's belts and wallets in the same leather, with the same high production standards. We carry our entire range in Black, Ox Blood Red and Tan.

Production:

Our home county, Northamptonshire, is steeped in the history of leather crafting and many members of our family were involved in the manufacture of shoes and leather goods. 

Being local meant we were able to work closely with the craftsmen and women in the factory to resolve any issues quickly and develop our product range with their expert guidance. It made sense to keep as many aspects of production and development local which has allowed us to meet in person with our suppliers and build solid relationships with them. 

Objectives:

With your support we will purchase the hides and supply our first range of bags, belts, and wallets to you our generous backers.  You would also enable us to develop and produce the next range of bags and accessories to expand our collection. Along with our Messenger Bag and Tablet Bag we have developed an overnight bag and a backpack, these will be combined with a second range of bags with a heavy weight waxed cotton body with a flap and fixings in our seven ounce full grain Italian Leather.

The Rewards:

To say thanks for your support we have put together a number of special offers across our range:

£5 - Thank you and sign up to our newsletter - Feel good that you've helped us move our dream into reality; we'll also send you regular updates on what's happening in the world of Edmond George.

£25 - Full Grain Leather Belt - Choose from our Black, Tan or Ox Blood vegetable tanned full grain Italian leathers for a classic hard wearing belt for a saving of £15 from the retail price.

£30 - Full Grain Leather Wallet - You'll want to buy a round of drinks for your friends just for the chance to pull one of these out of you pocket.  Choose from Black, Tan or Ox Blood vegetable tanned full grain Italian leather and save £15 - that's almost another round.

£65 - Full Grain Leather Belt and Wallet - Coordinate your look with a matching belt and wallet in Black, Tan or Ox Blood, or mix things up a bit, it's your choice. Usual price £85.

£110 - Full Grain Leather Tablet Bag - Protect your gadgets in one of our stylish yet durable vegetable tanned full grain Italian leather tablet bags.  Pick the colour which completes your wardrobe; get your order in early and save £40.

£175 - Full Grain Leather Belt, Wallet and Tablet Bag Combo - Save £60 on the combined price of our Italian Leather Belt, Wallet and Tablet Bag. Total bundle price £235.

£190 - Full Grain Leather Messenger Bag - Stand out in the crowd with our iconic Messenger Bag in Black, Tan or Ox Blood. A bag that lasts a lifetime and will only look better with age. Save £65 from the retail price.

£270 - Full Grain Leather Belt, Wallet & Messenger Bag Combo - Get noticed with the complete look of our belt, wallet and messenger bag in your choice of colour. Total bundle value £340.

£380 - The Full Monty - Full Grain Leather Belt, Wallet, Tablet Bag and Messenger Bag Combo - Get the full package and save £110 on the purchase price of our full grain Italian Leather Belts, Wallets, Tablet Bag and Messenger Bags. Choose the colour that suits your style or mix it up a bit with any of the colours in our range. Total usual price £490.

Risks and challenges

We have invested significant resources into this endeavour to ensure the finished product is of the highest quality. Together with our manufacturers, we have developed the bags and accessories so that what we have displayed above is the finished article. We have purchased all of the tools necessary and secured supply of the leather.

Our manufacturer has decades of experience supplying goods to a host of prominent high street brands. In essence, we are ready to move forward with a full production run across our range.

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