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We turn materials that would otherwise end up in landfill into gorgeous accessories. #RecycledIntoBeautiful
We turn materials that would otherwise end up in landfill into gorgeous accessories. #RecycledIntoBeautiful
We turn materials that would otherwise end up in landfill into gorgeous accessories. #RecycledIntoBeautiful
169 backers pledged £18,006 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi, we are BEEN. We turn waste which normally ends up in landfill into gorgeous accessories. We design and manufacture everything locally, in a small workshop in East London. 

This is what gets us really excited! Every material we've used to create our line of bags has been something else in a previous life. This means reducing waste and your carbon footprint, as well as the need for virgin materials and natural resources.

The leather goods industry is a very traditional one. So we searched long and hard for a team of professional makers who can deliver the best quality, have great working conditions and share our obsession with sustainable materials. We're extremely lucky to have found our makers in East London who are now becoming really close friends (yes, even our children have met each other! 8-)

 STRETCH GOAL COLOURS

Only available if we hit the stretch goals of £17k and £18k.

 Until now we've been a completely self-funded startup saving on coffees to be able to order a batch of materials and make the next round of prototypes. So by pre-ordering from us now, you are really helping us to kickstart a small independent brand tackling waste. 

Your card will not get charged until the very end of the campaign in July and only if we manage to hit our target. 

 Thank you once again for checking us out, we're keeping our fingers crossed we hit the target and it all becomes a reality. 

Risks and challenges

We are confident we will deliver all the orders on time and will keep every backer posted about our progress. But in the unlikely case of any delays, we promise to be honest and clear about everything.

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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.31

    I JUST WANT TO HELP

    Your support means the world to us. If all you want is to help us get BEEN off the ground and help us make it happen, pledge any amount from £1 to £1000.

    What you get in return is a handwritten card in the post and the biggest thank you in the world.

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    Pledge £15 or more About US$ 20

    FRIENDS OF BEEN

    Thank you! Become a member of our founding family and get invitations to all of our private events and your name on our website (only if you don't mind, of course)

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    Pledge £25 or more About US$ 33

    VISIT OUR WORKSHOP!

    Come visit to our workshop in East London and learn about the craftsmanship that goes into making bags by hand. You'll get to chat to the makers and see BEEN bags being made.

    We'll organise two dates for you to choose from - in August and September 2018.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $46

    WILTON WAY COIN PURSE - SUPER EARLYBIRD

    Our Wilton Way wallet for all your cards, cash and coins. 30% off future retail price.

    We will contact you at the end of the campaign to ask for your choice of colour.

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

    Size: 12cm x 8 cm x 1 cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester zip tape, metal stud, no lining.

    Please note that this reward is only available until 19:00 UK time on June 7th.

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    Pledge £38 or more About $50

    WORLD OCEANS DAY SPECIAL - COIN PURSE

    Get our Wilton Way Coin Purse in blue with this special pledge only available on World Oceans Day.

    Size: 12cm x 8 cm x 1 cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester zip tape, metal stud, no lining.

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    Pledge £39 or more About $51

    WILTON WAY COIN PURSE - EARLYBIRD

    Our Wilton Way wallet for all your cards, cash and coins. 25% off future retail price.

    We will contact you at the end of the campaign to ask for your choice of colour.

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

    Size: 12cm x 8 cm x 1 cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester zip tape, metal stud, no lining.

    Please note that this reward is only available until 7PM UK time on June 9th.

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    Pledge £45 or more About $59

    WILTON WAY COIN PURSE

    Our Wilton Way wallet for all your cards, cash and coins. 20% off future retail price.

    We will contact you at the end of the campaign to ask for your choice of colour.

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

    Size: 12cm x 8 cm x 1 cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester zip tape, metal stud, no lining.

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    Pledge £55 or more About $72

    WILTON WAY COIN PURSE - PERSONALISED

    Wilton Way wallet with your initials lovingly embroidered onto the recycled leather in our East London workshop. We'll ask you for the two letters of your choice and the choice of colour at the end of this Kickstarter campaign.

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

    Size: 12cm x 8 cm x 1 cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester zip tape, metal stud, no lining.

    Please note that this reward is only available until 19:00 UK time on June 9th.

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    Pledge £58 or more About $76

    HOXTON CLUTCH - SUPER EARLYBIRD

    Kickstarter Exclusive, this clutch will not be available outside of this Kickstarter campaign.

    Size: 30x22x2cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester zip tape, metal stud, no lining.
    We will contact you at the end of the campaign to ask for your choice of colour.

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

    Please note that this reward is only available until 19:00 UK time on June 7th.

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    Pledge £59 or more About $77

    WORLD OCEANS DAY SPECIAL - CLUTCH

    Get our Hoxton Clutch in blue with this special pledge only available on World Oceans Day.

    Size: 30x22x2cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester zip tape, metal stud, no lining.

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    Pledge £63 or more About $82

    HOXTON CLUTCH - EARLYBIRD

    Kickstarter Exclusive, this clutch will not be available outside of this Kickstarter campaign.

    Size: 30x22x2cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester zip tape, metal stud, no lining.

    We will contact you at the end of the campaign to ask for your choice of colour.

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

    Please note that this reward is only available until 19:00 UK time on June 9th.

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    Pledge £67 or more About $88

    HOXTON CLUTCH - KICKSTARTER PRICE

    Kickstarter Exclusive, this clutch will not be available outside of this Kickstarter campaign.

    Size: 30x22x2cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester zip tape, metal stud, no lining.
    We will contact you at the end of the campaign to ask for your choice of colour.

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

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    Pledge £80 or more About $105

    HOXTON CLUTCH WITH YOUR INITIALS

    Hoxton Clutch with your initials lovingly embroidered onto the recycled leather in our East London workshop. We'll ask you for the two letters of your choice at the end of this Kickstarter campaign.

    Size: 30x22x2cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester zip tape, metal stud, no lining.
    We will contact you at the end of the campaign to ask for your choice of colour and the two letters you want embroidered.

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

    Please note that this reward is only available until 19:00 UK time on June 9th.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $131

    WILTON WALLET + HOXTON CLUTCH

    Get a clutch and a coin purse and save some money.

    We will contact you at the end of the campaign to ask for your choice of colour.

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

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    Pledge £127 or more About $166

    TWO HOXTON CLUTCHES

    For you and a friend! Or two in different colours to go with different outfits.

    We will contact you at the end of the campaign to ask for your choice of colour.

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

    Size: 30x22x2cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester zip tape, metal stud, no lining.

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    Pledge £210 or more About $275

    LONDON FIELDS BAG - SUPER EARLYBIRD

    A great large tote which fits it all. You will never have to carry two bags again).
    30% off future retail price.

    - Padded laptop pocket with a zip
    - Smaller zipped pockets for phone and valuables
    - Detachable crossbody strap
    - Two separate compartments to keep your things nice and neat.

    We will contact you at the end of the campaign to ask for your choice of colour.

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

    Size: 46x33x14cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester lining and zip tape, metal hardware.

    Please note that this reward is only available until 19:00 UK time on June 7th.

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    Pledge £220 or more About $288

    WORLD OCEANS DAY SPECIAL - TOTE

    Get our London Fields Tote in blue with this special pledge only available on World Oceans Day.

    A great large tote which fits it all. You will never have to carry two bags again)

    - Padded laptop pocket with a zip
    - Smaller zipped pockets for phone and valuables
    - Detachable crossbody strap
    - Two separate compartments to keep your things nice and neat.

    Size: 46x33x14cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester lining and zip tape, metal hardware.

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    Pledge £225 or more About $294

    LONDON FIELDS BAG - EARLYBIRD

    A great large tote which fits it all. You will never have to carry two bags again)
    25% off future retail price.

    - Padded laptop pocket with a zip
    - Smaller zipped pockets for phone and valuables
    - Detachable crossbody strap
    - Two separate compartments to keep your things nice and neat.

    We will contact you at the end of the campaign to ask for your choice of colour.

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

    Size: 46x33x14cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester lining and zip tape, metal hardware.

    Please note that this reward is only available until 19:00 UK time on June 9th.

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    Pledge £240 or more About $314

    LONDON FIELDS BAG - KICKSTARTER PRICE

    A great large tote which fits it all. You will never have to carry two bags again)

    20% off future retail price.

    - Padded laptop pocket with a zip
    - Smaller zipped pockets for phone and valuables
    - Detachable crossbody strap
    - Two separate compartments to keep your things nice and neat.

    We will contact you at the end of the campaign to ask for your choice of colour.

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

    Size: 46x33x14cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester lining and zip tape, metal hardware.

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    Pledge £260 or more About $340

    LONDON FIELDS TOTE - PERSONALISED

    Our LONDON FIELDS TOTE with your initials lovingly embroidered onto the recycled leather in our East London workshop. We'll ask you for the two letters of your choice at the end of this Kickstarter campaign.

    - Padded laptop pocket with a zip
    - Smaller zipped pockets for phone and valuables
    - Detachable crossbody strap
    - Two separate compartments to keep your things nice and neat.

    Colours available:

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

    Size: 46x33x14cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester lining and zip tape, metal hardware.

    Please note that this reward is only available until 19:00 UK time on June 9th.

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    Pledge £342 or more About $447

    ALL THE THREE

    Get all the three with this bundle offer.

    We will contact you at the end of the campaign to ask for your choice of colours.

    What you get:

    - LONDON FIELDS TOTE
    - HOXTON CLUTCH
    - WILTON WAY COIN PURSE

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    Pledge £345 or more About $451

    ALL THE THREE - AUSTRALIA

    All the three bags + Shipping to Australia

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    Pledge £365 or more About $477

    ALL THE THREE + VISIT TO OUR WORKSHOP

    A special combo for Kate Shurety <3

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    Pledge £375 or more About $490

    ALL THE THREE - PERSONALISED

    Get the large tote, the clutch and the coin purse - all with your chosen two initials embroidered onto them.

    What is included:

    - LONDON FIELDS TOTE with personalisation
    - HOXTON CLUTCH with personalisation
    - WILTON WAY COIN PURSE with personalisation

    Please note that this reward is only available until 19:00 UK time on June 9th.

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    Pledge £450 or more About $588

    TWO LONDON FIELDS TOTES

    Two great large tote bags which fits it all.

    - Padded laptop pocket with a zip
    - Smaller zipped pockets for phone and valuables
    - Detachable crossbody strap
    - Two separate compartments to keep your things nice and neat.

    We will contact you at the end of the campaign to ask for your choice of colours.

    - RAINFOREST GREEN
    - WHITE PEBBLE
    - BLACK SAND (dark shade of grey)
    - CALM SEA

    Size: 46x33x14cm
    Materials: Recycled leather, recycled polyester lining and zip tape, metal hardware.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,307

    DESIGN YOUR OWN UNIQUE HANDBAG

    Design your own bag - any style, any size! - with the team of BEEN London and then see it made by hand by at our beautiful workshop in London. We'll provide you with a choice of stunning sustainable materials and will help you create something truly unique!

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Funding period

- (30 days)