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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 24 2018 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Native Shades Hand Crafted Wooden Sunglasses and Watches:

Welcome to Native Shades Kickstarter page. After being in business for over a year now we have realized we have a lot of growing to do and many improvements we can make. After what seems like obstacle after obstacle we have finally found a way to do this with the help of Kickstarter. For months now we have been searching out craftsmen and going over designs to bring you (the people) a quality hand crafted product that is unique to the Native Shades brand. With our very first Kickstarter we will be introducing our first four official wooden watch collections along with over 30 different styles of wooden sunglasses. All the watches and sunglasses brought to you by Native Shades are hand crafted from 100% all natural wood. Special attention was paid to every detail to make sure we bring you a product that is unique and of the utmost quality. 

What we have learned after being in business for over a year:

Since our very first sale in late 2016 we have learned that one of our biggest obstacles is the time it takes for our products to get to our customers. Early on we ran into multiple situations were our products did not arrive until weeks later, for instance during the holidays, which we realize is one of the times when our customers would want their product most. The normal time it usually takes for our customers to receive their order from purchase is 12-20 days ( sometimes sooner). Looking from the customers perspective we feel this is just not acceptable (while some customers didn't mind letting us know this). Since the emergence of Amazon people are getting products online faster than ever sometimes the very next day. So we figured if we can't beat them then we might as well join them. Through FBA ( fulfillment by Amazon) we can solve this problem allowing for same week shipping regardless if you order our product off of Amazon or our website.On top of that customers will also have the option for next day shipping if they are Amazon Prime members even ordering off our website. 

Figuring out a way to speed up our shipping time is not the only thing we realized we could change we also saw many changes we can make to the product itself. Starting out in the beginning we were only selling wooden sunglasses after seeing a gap in the sunglasses market that we could enhance upon. Shortly after being in business we saw this same gap when it came to watches, if not an even larger gap. We quickly feel in love with the craftsmanship that goes into producing a quality wooden watch. We soon made it our mission to seek out the best craftsmen to bring new designs and styles to people all around globe that have not been seen yet. 

We have also learned a lot about our customers and have had many suggestions that have and will continue to influence the designs in the future. The biggest thing we have learned is that we cannot only provide a beautiful hand crafted product we can also spread our message and hopefully influence peoples lives for the better. 

Our Message:

Our message is aimed towards reminding the world of that connection we all share with nature. We also want to influence people to just be more conscious in their every day lives when it comes to simple every day decisions. Every one has there struggles from day to day but our struggles and what we do about them is what shapes us into who we become. What we overcome can nurture us just like the oldest largest trees in the forest are nurtured by nature over time. The reason they became as large and beautiful as they have become, unlike the other trees before them is because they made it through the many storms and weather that nature brought at them while still receiving nourishment. If you nourish life it will thrive and that is what we encourage at Native Shades. 

Giving Back: 

Some people may be wondering with all this talk of nature" isn't taking wood from nature actually harming nature". The answer is "no". When it comes to making our products it actually takes very little wood to produce the product. We make it a priority to make sure all wood used by our craftsmen is properly sourced. We also realize more and more forest and whole ecosystems are being destroyed due to human population growth and many other reasons. Before our Kickstarter campaign we decided for every sale we make we will be donating a dollar towards global reforestation. That one dollar off of one sale can plant multiple trees and contribute towards bringing back what we have lost and preserving what we still have. We will continue to make that donation as long as we are in business. We just want to remind people that we are not alone on this earth and if it wasn't for the all the other life that exist besides humans we would not exist.  

Our Designs And What's New: 

Finally enough about us now its time for what we are offering you the backer. As rewards for your support we will be offering our first four wooden watch collections along with a choice from over 30 pairs of wooden sunglasses.  When it comes to the watches we wanted to offer a timepiece that could be passed down for generations. We want you to have a watch that will last that is why we will be introducing our first mechanical movement watch which means no battery! We will also be introducing our first marble face watch. Special attention was paid to every detail of our watches. All watches will feature the Native Shades Logo and are hand crafted from properly sourced wood by top craftsmen. Also lets not forget about the sunglasses. All sunglasses come with  UV400 polarized lenses. Each pair will feature the Native Shadess Tepee Logo and will also be crafted by top craftsmen to provide you with stylish yet durable pair of frames. Now here is what you the backer have to look forward to!

Watch Collections:

YAXEKA COLLECTION:

 Details:

Movement- Quartz

Case Diameter- 45 mm

Case Thickness- 10.5 mm

Band Width- 22 mm

Band Length- Adjustable Removable Links

Case Material- 100% All Natural Wood

Wood Type- Black Sandalwood

Buckle Type- Butterfly Clasp

Buckle Material- Stainless Steel, Gold Stainless Steel

Feature- Chronograph Subdials

Choices- Black Face With Red Dials, White Face With Black Dials, Blue Face With White Dials, Green Face With White Dials

SHOTEKA COLLECTION:

Details:

Movement- Sea Gull Mechanical (no battery needed)

Case Diameter- 45 mm

Case Thickness- 10.5 mm

Band Width- 24 mm

Band Length- Adjustable Removable Links

Case Material- 100% All Natural Wood

Wood Types- Black Sandalwood, Rosewood and Black Sandalwood, Zebra Wood and Black Sandalwood, Zebra Wood 

Buckle Type- Butterfly Clasp

Buckle Material- Stainless Steel

Feature- Transparent Glass Face And Back, Open Heart Skeleton Style

Choices- Black Sandalwood with Blue dial, Rosewood and Black Sandalwood With Blue Dial, Zebra Wood and Black Sandalwood With White Dial, Zebra Wood With White Dial

 MIMITEH COLLECTION: 

 Details:

Movement- Quartz

Case Diameter- 37 mm

Case Thickness- 6.5 mm

Band Width- 12 mm

Band Length- Adjustable Removable Links

Case Material- 100% All Natural Wood

Wood Types- Rose Wood, Zebra Wood, Ebony Wood

Buckle Type- Jewelry Buckle

Buckle Material- Stainless Steel

Feature- Marble Face

Choices- Rose Wood And Pink Marble, Zebra Wood And White Marble, Zebra Wood And Black Marble, Ebony Wood And White Marble

  IXKIN COLLECTION: 

 Details:

Movement- Quartz

Case Diameter- 37 mm

Case Thickness- 7 mm

Band Width-  20 mm

Band Length- Adjustable Removable Links

Case Material- 100% All Natural Wood

Wood Types- Acacia Wood , Maple Wood

Buckle Type- Butterfly Clasp

Buckle Material- Stainless Steel, Gold Stainless Steel, Black Stainless Steel

Choices- Acacia Wood Green Face, Acacia Wood Pink Face, Acacia Wood White Face, Maple Wood White Face

Sunglasses:

Native Shades T-shirts:

All t-shirts will come in variety of colors to choose from. Backers for this reward will be given a code for 100% off at the end of our campaign and will be able to order from our store at www.nativeshades.com any t-shirt of their choosing! 

(Front)

 (Back) 

 (Ladies) 

Native Shades Hats: 

All hats will come in variety of colors to choose from. Backers for this reward will be given a code for 100% off at the end of our campaign and will be able to order from our store at www.nativeshades.com any hat of their choosing!

(Low Profile)

(Snap Back)

Packaging:

Both sunglasses and watches will come in a wooden and bamboo hand crafted gift box! 

What Separates Us: 

We realize we are the not the only company out there that is selling wooden sunglasses or wooden watches. We have found that a lot of companies however are not selling both. Why not? Don't they just go together! As mentioned earlier we started out selling just sunglasses but soon after starting out we fell in love with wooden watches and the craftsmanship that goes into creating a quality wooden watch. We feel our attention to detail from every aspect of the watch down to the movement and types of wood used can separate us from others. We also feel there is a lot more new design possibilities and improvements that can be made to the wooden sunglasses on the market as well. We want to make that happen. Hopefully in the near future with the help of Kicksarter we can go from small sunglasses and watch brand to a designer luxury sunglasses and watch company.

We also feel that its not just our products that separate us from the rest but also the lifestyle we promote and how we plan to go about spreading our message. Through post on social media to informative blog articles we hope to , along with providing a beautiful hand crafted product, provide information that can help lead people to a healthy happy life while reconnecting with nature.

We Need Your Support:

The truth is we can not do this by ourselves. That is why we are asking for your support. By helping support our project you will not only be receiving and help make a great product available around the world you will also be helping us spread our message to help others grow and stay connected to nature. We do know that every one that reads this may not pledge or may want to but just not have the money available to pledge. Hopefully though if you do like our page and what we our doing you can show your support by a simple share on social media or letting someone you know that might be interested what we are doing. It would mean a lot and could make that difference we need to make our project happen. 

 Our Vision: 

Everyone has a Vision whether they know it or not. Some just never act upon it. At Native Shades we are all about grasping that vision you see within your self and making it happen. We not only want to provide beautiful hand crafted wooden products we also want to encourage people to grow into who nature truly intended them to be. At Native Shades we are not ashamed to say we are still growing.

 Rewards:

So when will you be receiving your reward for your support? Production will begin once our goal is met so that we can get our backers there rewards as soon as possible. Hats and T-shirts will be available immediately following our campaign. Backers for these rewards will receive a unique code that will allow them to choose which hat or t-shirt they would like directly off of our website www.nativeshades.com. Backers for our sunglasses reward will also receive a code to choose directly from our website which pair of sunglasses they would like. Our new sunglasses styles should be available a couple weeks following our campaign (Early October).  Backers for any of our watch rewards will receive a survey form following the end of our campaign asking them their shipping information and which watch they would like. Our watch production will take a little bit longer than the sunglasses due to a lengthier crafting process. We estimate that watches should be sent out around 45 days following our campaign (around November). Also any of our backers for the car decal will receive a survey asking for shipping information and should receive their reward a couple weeks following our campaign. 

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Also visit our website at www.nativeshades.com

Risks and challenges

Production: One of our biggest challenges with our project is the actual manufacturing of the products. After working with our craftsmen for months we have made sure that our products will be made to our specifications and each product will arrive in the condition we intended. Each product will be personally inspected to make sure it meets all standards before being shipped out.

Delivery: The last challenge is getting our products to you the backer. Considering our products are hand crafted production can take a little more time than other products. We are confident however with our products being manufactured by some of the top craftsmen that we can have all sunglasses to our backers within 30 days from conclusion of our campaign and watches within 45 days. If however any delays do arise all backers will be notified and updated immediately.

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