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Namakan Fur specializes in universal faux fur ruffs that attach to any hood using our proprietary magnetic design.
Namakan Fur specializes in universal faux fur ruffs that attach to any hood using our proprietary magnetic design.
291 backers pledged $31,726 to help bring this project to life.

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As born and bred Minnesotans, we know that with the right gear, there’s no such thing as too cold. 

However, we’re often faced with the choice of looking great and freezing, or staying warm in frumpy gear. Namakan Fur bridges the gap between winter style and comfort, from the head down. 

Our Original Ruff is a stunning, American-made faux fur ruff that attaches to any hood with a magnetic design. It adds a luxe, personal and warm touch to your boring winter coat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ruff not enough? Here are a few of the other rewards we're offering. 

 

 

BUY A RUFF, GIVE A RUFF:
Back us at $98 and we'll send you a ruff. We'll also send a ruff to one of the girls enrolled in Project DIVA. Project DIVA provides Twin Cities girls ages 11-18 with the tools to navigate challenging life situations and develop positive life goals through an intensive, 10-month weekly coaching program focused on six key focus areas of development. Founder Neda Kellogg (pictured above) prepares girls the tools to lead emotionally, physically, academically, and financially healthy lives. 

More info at projectdiva.org.  

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

TIMING: With our Kickstarter ending at the end of October, we likely won't ship our ruffs until after the holiday season. We will do our best to get these sweet ruffs to you as soon as possible.

RIP-OFF: They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, but not for entrepreneurs. There is the chance that a big box retailer could swoop in and steal our great idea. That is why it is imperative to make our foray into the market a strong one and establish a market dominance.

POSITIONING: We're committed to manufacturing high-quality, American-made goods. We understand a lesser-version of our ruffs could be made if we relied on cheap textiles and international production. We're not into that, and we hope our customers aren't, either.

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    Ruff Weather

    We'll name a snowflake after you :) ... aka just a thanks on the website!

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    Ruff Patch

    We'll give you that same huge thanks, plus send you a beautiful leather patch! Slap that bad boy on your backpack (there's an adhesive back!) and be proud of your contribution!

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    A Diamond in the Ruff

    A hand drawn digital print of Saved By the Bell's Dustin Diamond (Screech) wearing our Rosie Ruff.

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    Ruffing It

    Show your Namakan pride with a t-shirt of your choice and HUGE thank you on the website.

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    Early Bird Special

    Be one of the first to enjoy a warmer winter with us! Get 1 ruff of your choice at the early bird pricing! (future price will be $68)

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    Just the Ruff

    One ruff. You choose the color. (future price will be $68)

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    DIVA in the Ruff

    Buy a ruff for yourself, and we'll send a ruff to one of the girls enrolled in Project DIVA. Project DIVA provides Twin Cities girls ages 11-18 with the tools to navigate challenging life situations and develop positive life goals. More info at projectdiva.org.
    Bonus: you get both ruffs at our discounted price.

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    Ruff Night

    Up all night with your little one? You had a ruff night. We’ll send a ruff of your choice, plus a Ruff Night onesie and that leather patch. Hang in there, you got this!

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    Ruff Morning

    Thought you were just going out for happy hour... and ended closing down the bar while belting out your favorite karaoke song with Carol from HR (who knew she liked to party!)? You're probably having a ruff morning. We’ll send you the ruff of your choice, plus a Ruff Morning t-shirt and a leather patch.

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    Ruff Ruff

    2 ruffs of your choice.

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    Ruff Time

    Having a ruff time? You need a 30-minute complaining session with one of our founders over Skype, where you can talk/complain about whatever you want! We'll also send you one of our ruffs.

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    Ruff Ruff Ruff

    3 ruffs of your choice.

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    Ruff, Ruff, Ruff, Ruff

    4 ruffs of your choice.

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    Ruff Love

    1 ruff of your choice and a portrait of your dog or cat painted by our stylist and creative head Liz Doyle...

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    Ruff and Sweaty.

    We've teamed up with 612 Sauna Society to offer an Urban Sauna Party. Get two seats on the bench, plus 2 ruffs of your choice plus a t-shirt of your choice.

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    Ruff [Shout] Out

    Have an engagement in the works? How about a milestone anniversary or birthday? We'll tee up a 60-second personalized shout out* from Travel Channel star Andrew Zimmern for your special day! You'll also get a curated swag bag of Andrew Zimmern's favorite things (a $100 value), signed copy of one of Andrew's Books, plus a ruff & t-shirt of your choice.
    *non-commercial shout-outs only"

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    Ruff Waters

    Weekend in the city of lakes, Minneapolis! You and a guest will enjoy two nights at a nice Minneapolis hotel (up to $400 a night), transportation to and from the airport, dinner at two of the city's best restaurants ($150 gift cards; don't worry, we'll set up the reservations), and a customized itinerary planned by the Namakan team, plus a pair of ruffs, a t-shirt and patch. We know this city well and will make sure your trip perfectly suits your needs. Airfare not included.

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    Ruffing It

    Weekend in MN trip to Ely, dogsledding and cabin stay + 4 Ruffs and the rest of the swag. Airfare not included.

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