A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Thousands of backers have already shown their love for Westwood Sunglasses by supporting our vision of creating unique stylish sunglasses just for you. Now, in keeping with our commitment to you that every signature collection would be released first through crowd-funding, we’d like to introduce the Urban Collection.
The Urban Collection features six new frames inspired by your city; the beautiful textures and colors created over time with nature. Designed with color and style in mind, this line utilizes distressed wood and brushed titanium.
The Belfort: This pair will not fail to add a spark to your attire. These sexy, sleek shades are designed to meet your fashion and style desires.
The Bomber: When the sun explodes onto your town and the rays are striking down, take the Bomber for protection. Every frame has polarized lenses with 100% UVA & UVB protection.
The Relix: These artifacts of our daily life are an essential piece when going out. An iconic frame made of distressed wood and brushed titanium.
The Camila: Make some heads turn on a stroll through your city with these chic sunglasses. Camila’s colors can help you match any style.
The Rusty: Hop on your ride and hit the streets with these grunge-styled sunglasses. Every pair is lightweight and ready for adventure.
The Veteran: Crash the party in style. Throw on the Veteran and feel the confidence of that sauve persona hiding out behind those shades.
Grab a pair and explore your urban landscapes, where concrete meets dirt, business-tie meets backpack, and man-made meets nature. Experience the best of both worlds as they collide in epic fashion.
Thank you so much for your support! We're excited to see this line funded and we've been reviewing our past campaigns and brainstorming on some stretch goals. We want the designs in this line to inspire you to get out, have fun, and explore. Share about the campaign to increase the number of backers and unlock new colors for each style. Use #explorewithwestwood or #iwearwestwood to let us know what you've done!
More backers = more goodies
More achievements = more color designs unlocked for each style
Help Us Complete This Collection
Back us today to help fund the initial costs needed to bring this new line to life. We’re excited to once again extend special backer prices of over 50% off to you through Kickstarter. As a supporter, you will be one of the very first to rock the Urban Collection while knowing you helped make them possible.
The graphic below gives you an overview of what to expect once the campaign ends. We will do our best to stick with these estimates and this timeline may vary.
Risks and challenges
This is our 5th crowd-funded campaign and our 4th on Kickstarter, having successfully completed our Classic Collection, Tribal Collection, Timbermine Collection and Timbermine 2.0. With each campaign we continue to strive for better performance. We've found some typical challenges associated with production, shipping or customs delays.
We are deep into the production and development process for this line and we are confident in our current timeline. The estimated delivery date is April 2018, but keep in mind this is only an estimate. We believe this is a realistic timeline based on the stylistic differences and manufacturing requirements of this line. Additionally, we have learned from our past campaigns and we have implemented effective methods and processes to address shipping and customs delays.
Another part of addressing these challenges is up to you. Please read through the FAQs - we will be adding to them as the campaign goes on. Additionally, please be sure to respond to the email when the post campaign survey goes out.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final look, materials and content of the rewards (and the project) are subject to change and may differ substantially from what is presented while the Kickstarter project was active. You must log in and confirm your pledge within 4 weeks of our notification email to confirm your pledge. You agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as entered into our pledge manager system, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by normal methods.
If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project but instead wait for the general release of the Urban Collection on our website.
This offer is reserved for our most loyal followers. You heard about it first and acted fast! You get the Rusty, Camila, Relix, Veteran, Bomber or Belfort for even less than wholesale. Each style combines the look and feel of distressed wood and brushed titanium.
Which do you like the most? Relix, Rusty, Camila, Veteran, Bomber or Belfort. Can't decide - choose any two and use one for your weekend hike and one for that date downtown. We'll contact you after backing to select your pairs.
Need a couple pairs for you and a couple pairs for a friend? Choose any four and get your choice of Relix, Rusty, Camila, Veteran, Bomber, or Belfort. We'll contact you after backing to select your pairs.
Get one for you and your 5 closest friends (or keep them all for yourself). Happy Birthday! Choose any six pairs: Relix, Rusty, Camila, Veteran, Bomber, or Belfort. We'll contact you after backing to select your pairs.
Early bird gets the worm! Back in the first week of campaign and save big! You get the Rusty, Camila, Relix, Veteran, Bomber or Belfort for even less than wholesale. Each style combines the look and feel of distressed wood and brushed titanium.