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BUYU - The World’s Most Unique Travel Collection.

Bringing the vibrancy of African artisanship to luggage carousels.

BUYU - The World’s Most Unique Travel Collection.

Bringing the vibrancy of African artisanship to luggage carousels.

$10,808
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
69
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 5 2015 1:25 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 1, 2016
 

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    $5- A Grateful Greeting from Kenya (BUYU Postcard mailed to you)

    A signed thank you postcard from our group of community weavers from Kyuso Kenya.
    Who doesn’t love snail mail with international stamps?

    Help us revolutionize the luggage industry and follow our journey through project updates.

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    15$ - Adopt a tree! (#adoptatree)

    With this reward you will help map every Baobab tree in Africa.

    You will receive a digital thank you certificate that you can share instantly.
    We will mail you the physical certificate with your adopted tree/seedling location a year from now.

    Join us in setting up the first Baobab tree conservatory program.

    We plan to map out every one of the Million Baobab trees in Africa aiding in the Baobab tree research, protection and developing a nursery to plant future seedlings. YOUR commitment will go a long way in preserving this delicate eco-system.

    Fun fact - elephants drink water that is stored in the trunk of the baobab tree, they also love the fruit of the baobab helping in pollinating the tree.

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    $25- BUYU collection luggage tag

    An extra special price for our very first backers.
    Regular Retail Price: $45

    (Tag you're it)

    **Limited (150)**

    Buyu Collection Leather luggage tag.

    Personalized with YOUR 3 embossed initials.

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    $35 - BUYU collection Globetrotter Arrival T-shirt

    **Special campaign collaboration with Jamhuri Wear limited Edition**

    (Available in two colors plus both Women's and Mens style fit)

    Arrive in Style with this BUYU collection globetrotter t-shirt featuring the word “welcome” in five international languages: English, Swahili, French, Spanish, Japanese.

    Printed on 100% organic earth positive apparel, EarthPositive® products are produced by cutting down 90% of the production carbon footprint through a combination of innovative product design, low impact organic agriculture, efficiency in manufacturing, replacing standard grid electricity with renewable wind power. It has been calculated that a single EarthPositive® T-shirt saves around 7 kilograms of CO2e,

    (We will contact you for sizing information and gender selection at the end of the campaign.)

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    $35 - BUYU collection Globetrotter Departure T-shirt

    An extra special price for our very first backers.
    Regular Retail Price: $65

    **Special campaign collaboration with Jamhuri Wear Limited Edition**

    Depart in style in this BUYU collection Globetrotter t-shirt featuring the words “goodbye” in five international languages: English, Swahili, French, Spanish, Japanese.

    Available in choice of two colors plus both Women's and Mens style fit.

    Printed on 100% organic earth positive apparel, EarthPositive® products are produced by cutting down 90% of the production carbon footprint through a combination of innovative product design, low impact organic agriculture, efficiency in manufacturing, replacing standard grid electricity with renewable wind power. It has been calculated that a single EarthPositive® T-shirt saves around 7 kilograms of CO2e,

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    $65 - Arrival and Departure t-shirt 2 pack combo

    Regular Retail Price: $120

    BUYU collection Globetrotter Arrival and Departure T-shirt pack.

    **Special campaign collaboration with Jamhuri Wear Limited Edition**

    You get one of each:
    One Arrival and One departure tee.
    Choose between two different colors
    (Womens or Mens style fit)

    An extra special price for our very first backers.

    (We will contact you for sizing information and gender selection at the end of the campaign.)

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    $135 - BUYU collection Catch all Dopp Kit

    An extra special price for our very first backers.
    Regular Retail Price: $175

    The BUYU Catch-All is a multi-purpose bag perfect for carrying loose essentials in your everyday purse or toiletries in your travel bag. With a catch-all kit this chic, you'll never have to dig through the bottom of your bag again!

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    Pledge US$ 345 or more About US$ 345

    Early adopter special
    $345 - BUYU collection “Soko” Tote bag with personalized initials embossed

    An extra special price rewarding our first 50 backers with a 30 % saving.
    Regular Retail Price: $495

    **Limited to (50 bags) worldwide.**

    No two tote bags are the same thanks to the unique combination of handwoven African artisan patterns and real American leather used in the BUYU Collection design.
    The “Soko” Tote bag was created to be taken out and compliment your personal style.

    Tote Dimensions 11.5” H X 19.5” W X 6” D

    (*in order not to strain the natural resources or the quality of our bags we currently offer the Buyu collection in a limited collection offering of 150 pieces only per season worldwide)

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    Pledge US$ 395 or more About US$ 395

    Early Bird special
    $395 - BUYU collection “Soko” Tote bag with personalized initials embossed

    An extra special price rewarding the first 50 backers with a 20 % saving.
    Regular Retail Price: $495

    **Limited to (50 bags) worldwide.**

    No two tote bags are the same thanks to the unique combination of handwoven African artisan patterns and real American leather used in the BUYU Collection design.
    The “Soko” Tote bag was created to be taken out and compliment your personal style.

    Tote Dimensions 11.5” H X 19.5” W X 6” D

    (*in order not to strain the natural resources or the quality of our bags we currently offer the BUYU collection in a limited collection offering of 150 pieces only per season worldwide)

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    Pledge US$ 445 or more About US$ 445

    Early Bird Saving
    $445 - BUYU collection “Soko” Tote bag with personalized initials embossed – 10% saving

    An extra special price rewarding the first 50 backers with a 10 % saving.
    Regular Retail Price: $495

    **Limited to (50 bags) worldwide.**

    No two tote bags are the same thanks to the unique combination of handwoven African artisan patterns and real American leather used in the Buyu Collection design.
    The “Soko” Tote bag was created to be taken out and compliment your personal style.

    Tote Dimensions 11.5” H X 19.5” W X 6” D

    (*in order not to strain the natural resources or the quality of our bags we currently offer the Buyu collection in a limited collection offering of 150 pieces only per season worldwide)

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    Pledge US$ 695 or more About US$ 695

    Early adopter special

    $695 - BUYU collection “Safari” Duffel bag with personalized initials embossed

    An extra special price rewarding our very first backers with a 30% saving.
    Regular Retail Price: $995

    **Limited to (50 bags) worldwide.**

    Book a trip and just go...
    Wherever the road takes you, the standout long lasting BUYU Collection design will make this “Safari” Duffel bag a great travel companion to bring along. Not two life journeys are the same and the same goes for the unique design of the BUYU “Safari” duffel bags thanks to the innovative combination of individually handwoven African artisan patterns and real American leather.

    This duffel is the perfect size for a weekend getaway. Whether you’re hopping on a flight or embarking on a road trip, this duffle bag is a must-have accessory for jet setting in eco-chic style that can weather all kinds of trips.

    Details:
    Eco-friendly, weather resistant [water repellent and flame retardant fabric] handwoven in Kenya , assembled in the USA using American pull up leather hide. All colors are natural. Dyes are terracotta earthy brown shades.

    It's the perfect carry on size for 95% of the major airlines.
    Duffel dimensions 12” H x 20” W x 10” D

    (*in order not to strain the natural resources or the quality of our bags we currently offer the Buyu collection in a limited collection offering of 150 pieces only per season worldwide)

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    Pledge US$ 795 or more About US$ 795

    Early Bird special
    $795 - BUYU collection “Safari” Duffel bag with personalized initials embossed

    An extra special price rewarding our very first backers with a 20% saving.
    Regular Retail Price: $995

    **Limited to (50 bags) worldwide.**

    Book a trip and just go...
    Wherever the road takes you, the standout long lasting BUYU Collection design will make this “Safari” Duffel bag a great travel companion to bring along. Not two life journeys are the same and the same goes for the unique design of the BUYU “Safari” duffel bags thanks to the innovative combination of individually handwoven African artisan patterns and real American leather.

    This duffel is the perfect size for a weekend getaway. Whether you’re hopping on a flight or embarking on a road trip, this duffle bag is a must-have accessory for jet setting in eco-chic style that can weather all kinds of trips.

    Details:
    Eco-friendly, weather resistant [water repellent and flame retardant fabric] handwoven in Kenya , assembled in the USA using American pull up leather hide. All colors are natural. Dyes are terracotta earthy brown shades.

    It's the perfect carry on size for 95% of the major airlines.
    Duffel dimensions 12” H x 20” W x 10” D

    (*in order not to strain the natural resources or the quality of our bags we currently offer the BUYU collection in a limited collection offering of 150 pieces only per season worldwide)

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    Early Bird Saving
    $895 - BUYU collection “Safari” Duffel bag with personalized initials embossed

    An extra special price rewarding our very first backers with a 10% saving.
    Regular Retail Price: $995

    **Limited to (50 bags) worldwide.**

    Book a trip and just go...
    Wherever the road takes you, the standout long lasting BUYU Collection design will make this “Safari” Duffel bag a great travel companion to bring along. Not two life journeys are the same and the same goes for the unique design of the BUYU “Safari” duffel bags thanks to the innovative combination of individually handwoven African artisan patterns and real American leather.

    This duffel is the perfect size for a weekend getaway. Whether you’re hopping on a flight or embarking on a road trip, this duffle bag is a must-have accessory for jet setting in eco-chic style that can weather all kinds of trips.

    Details:
    Eco-friendly, weather resistant [water repellent and flame retardant fabric] handwoven in Kenya , assembled in the USA using American pull up leather hide. All colors are natural. Dyes are terracotta earthy brown shades.

    It's the perfect carry on size for 95% of the major airlines.
    Duffel dimensions 12” H x 20” W x 10” D

    (*in order not to strain the natural resources or the quality of our bags we currently offer the Buyu collection in a limited collection offering of 150 pcs only per season worldwide)

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    Pledge US$ 4,500 or more About US$ 4,500

    $3000 BUYU Tote “ By YOU” (INSERT YOUR NAME)

    **(limited to 1 of 1)**

    Exclusive Global Tote Design Session

    Have you ever considered designing your very own tote?
    Then let your creativity flow and be one of the first to design your uniquely very own BUYU tote; choose leather color, Baobab weaving pattern, add pockets features and name your truly one-of-a kind Buyu design!

    We will come to your city for a one hour private design session where you'll get to sit down with our Creative Director and Founder of Buyu Collection Kimathi.

    You'll intimately learn how everything is designed step-by-step and build your own BUYU bespoke tote. At the same time, you can get an exclusive insight into the process, materials, people and story behind BUYU Collection.

    We only ask you let us showcase your design on our website.

    The Exclusive Personal Design session will take place October 2015

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    Pledge US$ 6,000 or more About US$ 6,000

    $6000 BUYU Duffel “ By YOU” (INSERT YOUR NAME)

    **(limited to 1 of 1)**

    Exclusive Global Duffel Design Session

    Have you ever considered designing your very own duffel?
    Then let your creativity flow and be one of the first to design your uniquely very own Buyu duffel; choose leather color, Baobab weaving pattern, add pockets features and name your truly one-of-a kind BUYU design!

    We will come to your city for a one hour private design session where you'll get to sit down with our Creative Director and Founder of BUYU Collection, Kimathi.

    You'll intimately learn how everything is designed step-by-step and build your own BUYU bespoke tote. At the same time, you can get an exclusive insight into the process, materials, people and story behind BUYU Collection.

    We only ask you let us showcase your design on our website.

    The Exclusive Personal Design session will take place October 2015

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    Pledge US$ 7,000 or more About US$ 7,000

    $7000 BUYU Deluxe Ultimate Kenya Design Safari

    **(limited space to 5)**

    “The ultimate insider design adventure with BUYU Collection in collaboration with Tastemakerafrica.com”

    Travel with us back to the “Kyuso” community in Kenya, the roots of every BUYU Collection. Escape the winter and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Kenya.

    We will visit with the skillful women's weaving group who create the amazing one-of-a kind artisan patterns on our bags. Witnessing the process of how these women masterfully turn Baobab tree bark into fiber and the beautiful handwoven material is as inspiring as the surrounding African nature.

    Speaking of nature you will also get a unique chance to join a 1-day photo safari in the neighboring Tsavo west national park, gaining a better appreciation of the rich beautiful African naturally eco-environment that is a direct source of inspiration for Buyu Collection and the conservation work we seek to do with the “#adoptatree” project.
    Then top it off with spectacular relaxing views of the indian ocean in an exclusive beach front resort in Watamu, Mombasa.

    As as our guest, we will take care of all local lush accommodation on the ground transportation, food sites, sounds and breathtaking safari excursions.

    This reward includes:
    - A BUYU collection safari duffel. (custom color leather hand picked by you)

    - Personalized leather luggage tag with your initials

    - Arrival and Departure BUYU Collection Earth positive t-shirt combo pack

    - BUYU Catch all Dopp kit

    - **Hotel accommodations, food and extraordinary local travel in Kenya for 7 days.**

    (travel ticket to Kenya, passport and visa fees not included)

    This Design Safari will take place February 2016

    Our most exclusive experiences will only be revealed to confirmed travelers closer to departure.

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    Pledge US$ 1,500 or more About US$ 1,500

    DESIGN WITH US
    $1500 BUYU Tote “By YOU” (INSERT YOUR NAME)

    **(limited to 1 of 1)**

    Exclusive US Tote Design Session (USA only)

    Have you ever considered designing your very own tote?
    Then let your creativity flow and be one of the first to design your uniquely very own BUYU Tote; choose leather color, Baobab weaving pattern, add pockets features and name your truly one-of-a kind BUYU tote design!

    We will come to your city for a one hour private design session where you'll get to sit down with our Creative Director and Founder of BUYU Collection, Kimathi.

    You'll intimately learn how everything is designed step-by-step and build your own BUYU bespoke tote. At the same time, you can get an exclusive insight into the process, materials, people and story behind BUYU Collection.

    We only ask you let us showcase your design on our website.

    The Exclusive Personal Design session will take place October 2015

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    Pledge US$ 3,000 or more About US$ 3,000

    DESIGN WITH US
    $3000 BUYU Duffel “By YOU” (INSERT YOUR NAME)

    **(limited to 1 of 1)**

    Exclusive US Duffel Design Session (USA only)

    Have you ever considered designing your very own duffel?
    Then let your creativity flow and be one of the first to design your uniquely very own BUYU Tote.
    Then let your creativity flow and be one of the first to design your uniquely very own BUYU duffel; choose leather color, Baobab weaving pattern, add pockets features and name your bag.

    We will come to your city for a one hour private design session where you'll get to sit down with our Creative Director and Co-Founder of BUYU Collection, Kimathi.

    You'll intimately learn how everything is designed step-by-step and build your own BUYU bespoke duffel. At the same time, you can get an exclusive insight into the process, materials, people and story behind BUYU Collection.

    We only ask you let us showcase your design on our website.

    The Exclusive Personal Design session will take place October 2015

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Funding period

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