Changing the Times Through Timeless Fashion
using fashion to express yourself had a dual purpose? What if you could
craft your own signature fashion statement while creating education
opportunities for a maturing generation?
O'Bazzië Classics has one mission: to enhance a classic yet unique American fashion experience while providing classroom materials for school children in Africa, one leather satchel at a time.
The perfect balance between originality and timelessness has been struck with our signature line of leather satchels. Simplicity meets uniqueness in the fashion persona of our classically designed American accessories, crafted from the highest quality leathers in the world. Our leather satchels are made to last and only grow more beautiful with time. Their simple design and quality finish will never cease to appeal and can be customized to suite any age, gender or personality. And with every O'Bazzië satchel purchased, one satchel of classroom materials is supplied to a school child in Africa. We dream of a better future and you have the power to make that future reality.
do not view this as a donation; we view it as an honor to impact the
future of a community, a continent and a generation."
Ebenezer Obasiolu, Founder
When you purchase an O'Bazzië Satchel you are not only adding a signature product that elevates your style, but you are also directly affecting the future of a child who yearns for knowledge. You don’t have to dream of making a substantial difference in the world anymore, each time you carry your O’Bazzie Satchel .
SO, WHO ARE WE?
The motivation behind O’Bazzië Classics was the death of the beloved grandmother of Ebenezer Obasiolu, the founder of O’Bazzië Classics. She lived in West Africa. The last time Ebenezer saw his grandmother was in 2004, he was twelve years old and relocating to America. Eight years later, his grandmother took ill and after several medical treatments, she passed away. Living in West Africa, modern-day medicine has its limitations and transporting the medically ill halfway across the world for a better treatment cost a fortune. Due to such misfortune, Ebenezer was not able to bring his grandmother to America for proper medical attention – he was just a twenty-year old college student. One year later, in January 2013, he decided that never again would he allow financial misfortune to cause a person to lose their loved one. With an international interest in becoming a beacon of hope and a higher ground for school children in need in Africa, O'Bazzië Classics was born.
OUR EARLY BEGINNING:
Every O’Bazzië Satchel began with a hand sketch either on an airplane ride from St. Louis to Seattle or on a ferry ride from Victoria, B.C. to Vancouver, B.C., regardless of the location or the inspiration behind every pencil stroke, the O’Bazzië Satchel was designed with extreme love and passion. The kind of passion that is intertwined with love, the kind of passion that is driven by a forward-future of Africa and the kind of passion that is bound with the notion that our mission is greater than all of us: providing a child the ability to receive an education, by providing school supplies to a child at the purchase of an O’Bazzië Satchel. It is deeper than this!
MEET THE O’BAZZIË SATCHELS:
The 13 inch: - Dimensions: 33cm wide x 24cm tall x 8cm deep. The 13-inch size is designed to perfectly fit an iPad (tablets), some A4 folders/pads and all major brands of mobile electronic products (smartphones, calculators, GPS, etc.) in the main compartment, making it a functional choice for people who choose to take their iPad everywhere. This means you can carry your expensive tech without fear of it being damaged.
The 15-inch: - Dimensions: 38cm wide x 26cm tall x 10cm deep. The 15-inch size is designed to perfectly hold most 13-inch laptops, some A4 folders and pads; the 15-inch has a wider gusset and a little more space all-round. This extra space inside the bag allows you too carry a lot more stuff. This satchel is perfect for students who’ve lots of books and notes to carry everyday, whilst also needing to take their Mac/iPad with them everywhere.
The 17-inch: - Dimensions: 43cm x 28cm x 12.5cm deep. The 17-inch size is designed to perfectly hold most 15-inch laptops, several A4 textbooks/folders/pads, mobile electronic products. This size of the O'Bazzie Satchel is accompanied with super-extra space which also makes it the perfect bag for a light pack, on a brief weekend trip.
THE IMPACT YOU ARE MAKING:
At O’Bazzië Classics, our utmost driving force is the incorporation of fashion and humanity in solving the lack of education in Africa and around the world. There are millions of impoverished children who are slowly giving up the fight for attaining something that can never be taken away from them, a school education. Your financial support will equip us to be able to follow through with our mission and bring many dreams to life by providing classroom supplies to a child in Africa whenever an O’Bazzië Satchel is purchased. Most importantly, your support will go a long way in echoing the need for the availability of education around the world and literally making the O’Bazzië Satchel a tool for a brighter future.
By becoming a part of this ambitious mission, you will be representing a company that was conceived with innovation and will succeed through determination. You will be able to proudly represent a brand that inspires class and fosters expression of individuality. Our products are designed with the utmost care and are made to last and last. Their durability will continue to allow personality to shine for years as their wearers bear the name and aim of the O’Bazzië Classics philanthropic mission. Your dedication to making a statement in society through fashion will meet our dedication for making this world a better place. Now crafting a unique fashion statement for yourself can have the dual purpose of providing equal education opportunities for a maturing generation. Through the products of O’Bazzië Classics, you can have the chance to express your passion for fashion more proudly than ever, knowing that you represent a company dedicated to making a difference in this world.
WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT?
For the past year and half, we have been able to research on the perfect leather to be used in the production of the O’Bazzië Satchel, we have found and secured a seasoned American manufacturer in New York and New Jersey, we have produced and refined the O’Bazzië Satchel prototype and we have also successfully partnered with elementary school districts in Nigeria and Burkina Faso who are ready to receive the school supplies that will be sent to them at the purchase of each O’Bazzië Satchel. Also, in the same time period certain notable fashion retailers have shown interest in carrying the O’Bazzië Satchel in their stores. We are ready and set to go into mass production. We have the pieces to the puzzle and this is where you guys come in to add the most important piece: we need your help to be able to send our prototypes into mass production. With your financial help, we will be able to manufacture large quantities, reach more school in Africa and begin the prototype-making process for our second collection. Please support this mission by becoming a financial backer and sharing this with family and friends alike.
August-September: Raise funds for manufacturing through Kickstarter. October: Travel to our manufacturers in New York and New Jersey to commission mass production efforts.
Mid - Late October: Production of the O’Bazzië Satchel is completed
Early November: Send out the rewards (O'Bazzie Satchel, Videos/Signed "Thank you" Letters) to our Amazing Backers.
- the signed, "thank you" letters from the school children who received school supplies in Africa (thanks to you), will be sent out at the end of March as we will be in Africa distributing the very first batch of school supplies, in early March.
We understand there are issues that may arise in lead times, holidays, etc. We will post updates throughout the process of production and fulfillment - including updates while we're in the factories.
Any delays will be communicated through our Kickstarter updates and our Social Media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
THANK YOU COMMENTARY
We are a team of innovative and fashion-oriented young entrepreneurs. However, although profit and making a name for ourselves through what we do is important to us, the philanthropic mission behind everything we do is truly the backbone to this company and its aims. We are a group of individuals that is absolutely passionate about using our combined skills, talents and resources to make this world a better place, and though it may be a long road, we are confident we will reach that goal—one O’Bazzië Satchel at a time.
Our mission to provide school supplies to school child in Africa, at the purchase of each satchel, you all have stood by our side. You listened to our story. You have shared it with friends and family. And, you have supported our mission. From the bottom of our hearts, we THANK YOU!!! As we are highly committed to providing the optimum product while helping to make dreams come through.
Please feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org OR also reach us on any of our social media platforms @obazzieclassics (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter).
Risks and challenges
Challenges promote growth and nothing great can ever be achieved without taking risks. Through our immense experience with product design, development, and distribution, we've got a decent idea of what it takes to deliver your rewards in time.
We have visited the manufacturer in New York and New Jersey (back up manufacturer) and know that the O’Bazzië Satchel prototype is executable in mass quantity (all the images you see are from the manufacturer’s development prototype).
Distribution is already set up for when the bags are completed. Really, all that is left is to make a few tweaks, and most importantly having the necessary funds to order materials and get production started.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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