Looptworks and Claire Coffee (NBC’s Grimm) partnered to create her ideal backpack for The Power of the Purse, an annual fundraiser hosted by Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest. From the get go, the synergies between Claire and Looptworks’ design team promised a phenomenal end result. And The Calvin is just that: A bag that is light-weight, durable, designed for one-handed use, and looks great whether you’re running errands or going out to dinner.
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A Partnership with Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest
The original backpack was created for the annual runway-style fundraiser, The Power of the Purse. Each year, Girls Inc. pairs “Purse-onalities” with designers to create one-of-a-kind bags, which are then sold at auction. Some of these bags bring in as much as $10,000 to support Girls Inc.’s mission of giving young women the tools they need to succeed. For The Calvin, Claire Coffee was the "Purse-onality," Looptworks was the designer.
“From the get go, it was like Melanie and Tamara were finishing my sentences. Everything they did was so on point with what I think of as attractive and useful. The finished product exceeded my wildest expectations.”
--Claire Coffee reflecting on designing The Calvin
We couldn't say it better ourselves. From the 14 concept sketches, to the 4 prototypes, to the hours and hours of honing and fine-tuning, we are so excited about the end result of The Calvin Backpack. Materials, features, pockets, hardware, weight, size, functionality--everything was taken into consideration to design the perfect bag for today's parents, though getting there was quite the process!
- 10% of the sale of each bag will go to Girls Inc., inspiring all girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold.
- Made with love and pride right here in the U.S.A.
- Vegan synthetic leather option available.
- Comes in two color ways: black on green and black on black.
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Risks and challenges
Looptworks will be handling production of the sticker, tee shirt, hoodie, and Calvin backpack. As upcycling experts, Looptworks has a ton of experience bringing projects to life on a timeline. This project is no exception.
Since everything Looptworks makes is upcycled from excess materials, we are occasionally limited by the supply of those materials. there is an unlikely chance that we will run out of the ballistic nylon material that The Calvin backpack is made from. We have secured enough material to cover our fundraising goal and then some, and this is only a risk if we wildly exceed our initial goal.
In that event, we are confident that we will be able to source another material that is similar in terms of color, composition, and performance, however, there may be slight variations from bag to bag. But hey, that's upcycling :)
We have reserved production with a manufacturing partner based on our fundraising target. In the event that our campaign greatly exceeds our fundraising target, we may have to transition to one of our other higher-volume partners, which may increase our fulfillment times. Looptworks maintains solid relationships with several domestic and international manufacturing partners, and we are confident that this will not cause unreasonable delays. But it is worth mentioning. All orders will be fulfilled on a first come, first served basis, with the exception of the "Mother's Day Special" tier.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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