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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 4 2015 6:15 AM UTC +00:00
€4,723
pledged of €20,000pledged of €20,000 goal
34
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 4 2015 6:15 AM UTC +00:00

About

You wear sneakers and denim don't you? What belt do you wear?

Chances are you're like the people below. The current belts are:
- made in formal colors like brown and black
- the wrong material and style,
- just not fun to wear, (fun+fun=happiness, never forget that)

So each morning we all end up picking the least terrible belt.

The streets are full of people who have no idea what the're missing ;-)
The streets are full of people who have no idea what the're missing ;-)

Just look around you and focus below the waist. Nowadays denim is the go-to bottom and sneakers are the go-to footwear. Everybody wears them everywhere. So it is time we focus on what's around that waist!

Wouldn't it be great if there was a brand that made belts to match every kind of sneaker? With buckles you can adjust to the colors of the footwear? This is SNKRBLT. Problem solved.

1 - It's more fun to wear a SNKRBLT and match some of the colors. It's dressing up without dressing up!
2 - All buckles are interchangeable / adjust it to your sneakers,
3 - Every design is a limited edition / we will only produce 999 pieces,
4 - Designed in Amsterdam and handmade in Italy,
5 - We deliver an amazing belt for a good price (sorry middleman for cutting you out!)
6 - Super quality calf leather and strong buckles

Do you agree it should have been here a long time ago?

                               
                    
  

Don't worry about the size. We have belts in all sizes, from small to XXXL. All buckles are interchangeable within 2 seconds through the click-system. You can cut the strap to the right length with simple kitchen scissors within another 3 seconds. You won't need any other tools.
You can simply let us know your denim size through the survey at the end of the campaign. The survey will also tell us the straps and buckles of your choice.

My name is Dennis (Tiger Roots is my longtime nickname and companyname). I am an experienced concept developer, brand builder and retail strategist. I have helped fashion brands to grow in Europe and China. For a few years I've had the SNKRBLT idea and had always postponed taking action. Until one night it literally woke me up. I started working on it the next morning and now I can't help looking at other people's belts all the time.

My curiosity has lead to working in different creative and entrepreneurial roles over the years and I am sure me and my team have got what it takes to deliver SNKRBLT you desire.

Join us! We just made the world a slightly more beautiful place!
Join us! We just made the world a slightly more beautiful place!

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? We want the best quality and need to order minimum order quantities for belts as well as buckles. Therefore we need Eu. 20.000,-. We will use the money to produce (76%), package (10%), fulfill and ship (2-3%) the first batch of SNKRBLT's for our Kickstarter backers. The product, the collection, the brand and the campaign is developed with our own money and we are now ready to order from our factory in Italy.

TIMELINES
- August 2014 > Start designing
- October 2014 > Sourcing and sampling
- February 2015 > Trip to Italy > final launch collection
- Months of research and Kickstarter preparations
- 28th of October - 3rd of December 2015 - Kickstarter campaign
- 5th of December 2015 sending out survey to all backers
- 21st of December 2015 - Placing the order
- Shipment goes out end of February or beginning of March 

CHARITY :: Our payoff "You complete me" has different explanations: on the one hand SNKRBLT is all about completing and matching outfits, on the other hand we make efforts to make lives more complete, match people and promote love in general. 

The charity we had in mind was about matching lonely people through their sneakers and it aligned brilliantly with our payoff. We were jumping up and down, BUT given the recent refugee crisis we decided to donate 10% of all the profit that comes from this campaign to the UN Refugee Agency. We hope to make a meaningful contribution to people's lives this way.

PEOPLE, PLANET & PROFIT 
We are constantly creating the right balance between people, planet & profit. Right now this means that: every product is handmade out of rich and natural materials and carefully checked on a list of quality points by Italian crafts(wo)men on the Adriatic Coast. Our products are sustainable simply because they last longer, we only use water-based glues, vegetable leather dyes and nickle-free buckles. (Note: If you are an expert on sustainable fashion or alternative materials, please contact us for future developments because we want to learn and improve)

Obviously we don't fool around and let children work for our brand or underpay the people that design and produce our belts with honor. But we can afford to pay the right price for high-end products. 

OUR DREAM is to set up our own little design & development center in Indonesia and make SNKRBLT's there out of biodegradable materials while supporting the local community. As soon as our collection or the pledged amount is big enough we will act upon this dream. Keep and eye on our stretch goals if you're curious.

If we failed to mention someone below - it is because of our terribly busy schedule and lousy memory. SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO all these wonderful contributors and commentators - Tasso Heijnen - Asha Hossain - Corianne Visser - Laurens Hulshof - Gaudi Luja - Leo Li - Walter van der Wal - Rogier Bikker - Rogier van Kralingen - Rutger Gilles - Rogier van der Vat - Martijn Berkhout - Bryan van Dijk - Joel Fresco - Jennifer Jones - Gordon Fraaijhoven - Marieke Beemsterboer - Maja Moliere - and the kind but critical Mr. Nick Wooster

SNKRBLT has currently opened talks with leading agents, distributors, webshops and other business partners globally.

Risks and challenges

We've spent most of the last year working with our partners to mitigate as many risks as possible, yet we know there will still be hurdles along the way. We will always be transparent with our community about challenges, including these:

Shipping date: We have built in extra time for the manufacturing process and are confident we will ship by the projected dates, but there is always a chance that things will take longer than planned.

Duties: If delivery to your country is subject to duty payment then these will be paid by the backer.

Product changes: As we may refine the SNKRBLT's based on additional community feedback and more product testing, slight changes may be made. We'll only make changes that enhance the product experience.

Wear 'n tear: as with every product for daily use, our belts will wear out at some point. We have taken the best of measures to optimize the quality, durability and overall performance of our SNKRBLT's. Damages on the buckle or indigo colour-migration (when your new denim rubs off on the belt) will only enhance the character of your SNKRBLT.

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    GALLERY PLAY

    Unique as a unicorn. Get 1 of only 3 handpainted SNKRBLT's by artists Tiger Roots.

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    Come join our team for a day and be part of the next product development session. Think it all over in one of Amsterdam's boutique design hotels. All-inclusive. You will also receive the SNKRBLT of your choice.

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Funding period

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