The SUITABLE by ELGNT - Transport Your Suit Wrinkle-Free
The SUITABLE by ELGNT - Transport Your Suit Wrinkle-Free
The SUITABLE blends all features of a suit bag with the style of a handmade weekender bag in one carry-on sized leather bag.
The SUITABLE blends all features of a suit bag with the style of a handmade weekender bag in one carry-on sized leather bag. Read more
About this project
Have you ever had trouble transporting your suit on a (flight) journey? Let's help you out! ELGNT is a Hamburg based fashion start-up. For the last year, we have been working on a really special and innovative product. We are proud to finally present the SUITABLE, a weekender bag specially designed for all frequent business travelers out there.
The SUITABLE combines the style of a classic Italian weekender with the functionality of a garment bag. While you place your suit in the protecting shell of the SUITABLE, you still have a place for your wash-bag and more comfortable or casual clothing.
Our team at ELGNT strives for customer value. We want you to enjoy the best possible product for the best possible price. In order to deliver on this promise, we have teamed up with a family-operated tannery that is specialized on providing premium Italian leather. They have designed and produced many lines of bags in the past and are successfully selling them internationally. Together with our Italian friends, our designers and the combined know-how, we have found the perfect shape and material for our weekender.
Co-Founder and CEO David has a background in corporate advisory that included the occasional business travel. He struggled to find a piece of luggage that did not only blend into a minimalistic and elegant style, but also supersedes the hassle of taking on a garment bag when a suit is needed. The fact that such a product didn't exist in the market at that time led to the idea of just developing it from scratch.
The leather of this particular bag has a wider set of requirements than with usual weekenders. Not only does it have to be long-lasting and of superior quality, but also be robust enough to protect your suit from major wrinkling while transporting. Many edges, zippers and different leather parts make the SUITABLE unique in production: After experimenting with different kinds of leather, we realized that only a certain thickness and texture is robust enough to deliver protection and can still be processed well. In preparation for the large scale production, we carefully selected partners in Italy and Germany that contribute their respective specialty to making the SUITABLE a perfect product.
After completing the tanning process in the south of Italy, the hides are preserved with a unique combination of different oils, salts and other elements to make the leather durable and ensure a long-lasting quality. It is only now that hides are split to the desired thickness. The last step to be accomplished in Italy is a gentle coloring treatment so that the processed skins can now be shipped to the leather workshop in Germany.
The dried leather is now sent to the cutting table. Even though we work with modern technology, it is only the human eye that detects and marks stains the process may have left on the leather. Cutting around those, each hide is split into 15 pieces that will eventually be assembled to a wonderfully shaped bag.
The SUITABLE is made of 0.8 m² of leather, 1.2 m² of cotton lining, approx. three meters of zipper and eleven metal parts to only name the main components. After several prototypes and a long quest for the right process, our team of designers, material specialists and producers have accomplished to create a complex product which is easy to handle!
ELGNT stands for luxury, simplicity, and elegance. In the development process of our first product, we have asked hundreds of people about their preferences in travel as well as their expectations and desires for a weekender with suit transportation features.
Even though we originally designed the SUITABLE for business travel, many people expressed their interest in just using it for a weekend trip or even to store away their suits after a post-work workout at the gym.
In order to be able to oversee the entire supply chain and ensure high quality on every end, we decided to partner with each company involved in the process directly. In this way, we cut out multiple layers of middlemen and can, therefore, offer the SUITABLE at a good price enabling us to adequately compensate our business partners along the supply chain. We want you, no matter whether you are a businessman or simply attending a friend’s wedding to be able to afford the SUITABLE and experience a new style of functional travel.
With the dimensions of 53 x 23 x 33 centimeters the SUITABLE meets all requirements for hand luggage so you can skip the line at the airport and head directly to the gate.
We at ELGNT have made it our mission to find smart solutions for business travelers. As a team of entrepreneurs and designers, we have started with developing the SUITABLE. The outcome of this incredible journey with all its challenges and breakthroughs is a product we are very proud to present here on Kickstarter.
All of this was made possible through our friends, our families and business partners that have inspired us, helped us, encouraged us and were critical in the details.
Thank you for joining us on our journey and helping us to make this adventure possible.
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Risks and challenges
We have already established relationships with our main suppliers and negotiated frameworks to minimize production risks. A large scale production can always surprise with unforeseen circumstances which might result in delayed deliveries. We are confident that our team can cope with everything that may pass our way.
The main risk may occur during the shipping of the SUITABLES, primarily regarding customs. We try to enhance transparency by using DHL enabling you to track your parcel while it makes its way to your doorstep.
We are excited that you help us make this project possible and will do everything to make and keep you happy and satisfied!
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