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A Few Prototypes
Remember you can customize your wallet, just email your design and your name to email@example.com.
You know the feeling when you misplace your wallet or phone?
Story of my life!!
When I moved to Hawaii last August I made the 'rookie mistake' of jumping into the ocean with my wallet in my pocket.
After about an hour of body surfing (aka: getting worked by waves), I realized that my wallet was missing.
I ordered new bank cards and ID's but, within two weeks I had lost my debit card again-- all because I didn't have anything to keep my cards together.
I called my good friends at Wells Fargo to send out another card.
This time I decided to get a real "wallet". And by "wallet" I mean a rubber band (as shown).
I ended up using this "wallet" for about a month until it broke.
So, I had my girlfriend (pictured below) sew me a new and improved 'rubber band' (AKA wallet).
Yeah I know boring right? But, whatevs.
Soon after, I came across a clothing line called Beloved, who sells sick clothes like like this:
I loved their style so, I contacted them to see if they could give my "wallet" a #makeover... which they did.
People complimented my wallet all the time and started asking me where I got it.
This sparked the idea that I should make more of these little guys and put all sorts of cool designs on them.
Soooo, that's what I did!!
Risks and challenges
After going to the Beloved warehouse and seeing all the cool products they were able to make with their sublimation printers, we decided to make an investment in a printer for ourselves. We also have purchased the elastic we will need in order to make the card holders. We will do all the cutting and printing on the elastic. This makes it easy for us because we won't have any minimum quantity orders. When we get an order from someone, we can immediately start working on it, we don't need inventory.
We will do all the sewing ourselves. The product is very simple, it only requires one line of stitching. We have calculated that from start to finish (packaging included), one unit takes just under 4 minutes. We have access to 5 sewing machines with 5 seamstresses that will help if orders are high. If orders are even higher than expected, we have contacted a manufacturer in Provo, UT that will help with production.
We understand that a start-up business can be difficult and very time consuming but, our team and our plan will help us to fill the orders we receive.
We have plans for more products in the future and we know that all the Kickstarters help will make it possible. We understand that there are a lot of products on Kickstarter so one challenge we see is spreading the word about Thread. There are some great wallet companies out there and many great ideas here on Kickstarter but, we feel confident that our product and designs will stand out. In order to spread the word we have been reaching out to friends, family, classmates, etc. We also have been preparing to share our campaign on all different social media platforms and blogs.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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