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The Tuscan Wash Bag from Thomas Clipper

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"...a superbly sophisticated wash bag. Hand-made in Tuscany from European, vegetable-tanned leather, this is the sort of stylish, hard-wearing travel kit every frequent flier needs - clean-shaven or not."

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"...you’re going to love all of it; the smell, the design and even the marvelous texture of the raw materials used."

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Full grain, vegetable-tanned, European leather.

Designed by a small team in London, hand-made by artisans in Florence, Italy.

Free shipping worldwide.

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A leather that improves with every adventure.
A leather that improves with every adventure.

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The best raw materials

Full grain European leather, sourced and sustainably vegetable-tanned by a historic family business in Tuscany. Your wash bag looks unique from day one and improves with age.

Hand-made

From tannery to workshop, each bag is hand-made from start to finish in Florence by expert artisans. 

Today, only a fraction of leather goods are created using this traditional process. We're going back to the heritage of leatherworking because it makes for better looking, longer lasting products.

A better morning

You're going to love the look, texture and smell of the result.

From the first day you get your bag, and well into the future, you'll know you're waking up to something exceptional.

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A better morning, wherever you wake up.
A better morning, wherever you wake up.

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Rewards

To help us take this project from prototype to production, we're offering a series of rewards. If enough people pledge for these, we will have the funds required to buy the initial run of bespoke leather and begin making our Tuscan Wash Bag and Razor Head Guard.

In return, backers like you will be the first to get their hands on the Tuscan Wash Bag.

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- The Tuscan Wash Bag - A young British company. A small workshop in Italy. The best wash bag you'll ever own. RRP £150.

- Option to add the Razor Head Guard and/or Mark One razor (see 'Add-ons' below for more).

- Free shipping worldwide.

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- The Tuscan Wash Bag, embossed with up to 3 initials of your choice (on the handle or the opposite side of the bag to the logo).

Complete with all of the gear you need for the perfect single blade shave:

- a special edition of our Heritage set, including the hand-made soap and 300 year old British chestnut shaving bowl and brush that we launched in our last Kickstarter.

- our iconic limited run Mark K razor (no engraving), our organic frankincense shave oil and our organic cotton flannel (as funded in our very first Kickstarter).

- Option to add the Razor Head Guard and/or Mark One razor (see 'Add-ons' below for more).

- Free shipping worldwide.

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Add-ons

If you pledge at any level you'll be able to add-on additional products.

Here's how it works:

  • Click the “manage your pledge” button on the this page.
  • Increase your pledge by the amount needed to claim the add-on(s).
  • Save your pledge. No need to change the tier that you originally pledged at.

That's it - we'll do the rest, you'll get even more brilliant TC gear.

- Made from the same custom full grain leather as the bag, designed to reduce wear on the razor head. 

- The version in the photos is currently in the final stages of prototyping: if we get our funding the finishing touches will be made.

- Fits all Thomas Clipper razors (the Mark One is available as an Add-On as well - see below).

- Simply select your chosen reward and at the next step increase your pledge by £14 ($20 / €18). We'll do the rest.

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- The razor that started our company with our signature single blade, double edge head and our British made solid-stainless body. Learn more about single blade shaving.

- Reduced from £79 to £59, only for Kickstarter backers. No engraving. Learn more about the Mark One (and get one now online if you can't wait!).

- Simply select your chosen reward and at the next step increase your pledge by £59 ($86 / €78). We'll do the rest.

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Made to Order

 

- As with our previous two Kickstarters, we have a special reward available in extremely limited quantities. This time it's a classic piece of luggage, designed with your input in the form of a design consultation. It will be completely one-of-a-kind and ready to travel with you through thick and thin.

- Also includes our Tuscan Wash Bag.

- To take a look at our previous bespoke pieces (as featured in our first and second Kickstarter), please visit here.

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For more on our bowl, brush, shave oil, flannel and our razors visit our website here. Please note: these rewards don't include engraving on either razor - this is only available from our website.

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About Us

We founded Thomas Clipper in London two years ago.

Since then, with your help we've successfully funded and delivered two Kickstarters.

We've delivered early on both of our previous projects: you can have a look at some of the comments we've received below...

Kickstarter I Comments
Kickstarter I Comments
Kickstarter II Comments
Kickstarter II Comments

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Since launching  we've received coverage from British GQ, Shortlist London, Wallpaper magazine, and TimeOut London, amongst others.

The products from our first two Kickstarters are now available in London's Fortnum & Mason department store (as well as online) and we are already in conversations with a retail partner for this, our third Kickstarter.

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We owe you all a debt of gratitude for helping us to start Thomas Clipper, which is why we're launching here again.

Thanks for your support to date. Onwards and upwards!

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Matt and Antonio, founders of Thomas Clipper.
Matt and Antonio, founders of Thomas Clipper.

Risks and challenges

Matt and Antonio are Kickstarter veterans who have delivered early (and to great reviews) on both of their previous projects. Their products are now sold online and in Fortnum & Mason, the prestigious department store in central London.

This is the pair's third Kickstarter. They know the ropes, so to speak: what to expect, and how much 'unexpected' to plan for (rather a lot in most cases).

But that's not to say it will be easy: this time it's an international affair involving Tuscan and British businesses, a tannery and a leather workshop. Luckily Matt speaks Italian and Tony is still handy with a Gantt chart.

Whilst they're confident they'll deliver in time for Christmas for every backer across the world (or early, as before), they've taken nothing for granted.

Tony and Matt have worked tirelessly over the past two years to build a reputation for exceeding expectations on Kickstarter and bringing men brilliant products to improve their mornings. This time is no different.

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Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £9 or more About US$ 11

    Thank you!

    We'll thank you by name (unless you don't want us to, of course) in our Coming Clean podcast and on our website.

    You'll be supporting British design and traditional Italian craftsmanship.

    You'll be on our mailing list to receive offers of new products only for our customers (something exciting coming in a month or two...).

    And as with all our rewards, you'll also be able to 'add-on' our Razor Head Guard and/or the Mark One Razor with free shipping worldwide.

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    Pledge £99 or more About US$ 124

    The Tuscan Wash Bag - first backers, comes with free razor head guard.

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    Full grain, vegetable-tanned, European leather. Each bag is unique.

    Designed by a young team in London, hand-made by artisans in a small workshop in Florence, Italy.

    The best materials and craftsmanship for exceptional design and durability. Naturally tanned leather that improves with age.

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    Free shipping worldwide.

    Free razor head guard.

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    Every man needs a proper wash bag.

    Make this yours.

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    RRP £150. First backers get a saving of £50 (roughly $73) and a free razor head guard. Be one of the first in the world to own the new bag and guard.

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    Pledge £99 or more About US$ 124

    The Tuscan Wash Bag - early backers.

    A saving of £50 (roughly $73). Be one of the first in the world to own the new bag. Free shipping worldwide.

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    Pledge £149 or more About US$ 187

    The Tuscan Custom

    The Tuscan Wash Bag, embossed with up to 3 initials of your choice (on the handle or the opposite side of the bag to the logo - the choice is yours).

    Be one of the first in the world to own our Tuscan Wash Bag, and one of the few to have it embossed with your initials. Free shipping worldwide.

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    Pledge £199 or more About US$ 250

    Two Tuscan Wash Bags - early backers.

    A saving of £100 (roughly $145). Be one of the first in the world to own the new bag. Free shipping worldwide.

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    Pledge £449 or more About US$ 563

    The Tuscan Custom - Complete Edition

    The Tuscan Wash Bag, embossed with up to 3 initials of your choice (on the handle or the opposite side of the bag to the logo). Plus the Complete Classic Shave: Mark K razor, engraved with up to 3 initials of your choice.

    Hand-made shave bowl, brush and soap, Mark K razor (engraving included), organic cotton flannel, Frankincense shave oil and set of blades.

    Be one of the first in the world to own our Tuscan Wash Bag, and one of the only people to have it embossed with your initials. Free shipping worldwide.

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    Pledge £1,999 or more About US$ 2,508

    The Tuscan Trunk

    One-of-a-kind Italian hand-made suitcase, created with your input including a personal design consultation with Tony and Matt.

    Dimensions: roughly L95cm x W35cm x H60cm

    Also includes The Tuscan Custom reward (above).

    Shipping additional, but refunded if you collect from Florence, Italy (we'll also buy you a delicious dinner if we can arrange a time that works).

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Funding period

- (24 days)