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Ginkgo Solar tree, the environmental friendly source of power. Re-charge your iPhone, iPad, Android and more in 2 hours.
302 backers pledged £22,511 to help bring this project to life.

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Risks and challenges

We work with a very experienced team, we launched several solar projects in the past. However this version has a much larger charging capacity. The actual production sample is ready for final moulding and is tested!
The team working on this project:

Paul Maye | Function: Manager Xindao UK ltd

Ryan McSorley | Function: Head of design/designer | Info: Is the presenter of the movie and Head of the XD Design Studio, Supervisor of the project

Vincent Gong Tian Bo | Function: Merchandiser | Info: Is in charge of the follow-up and cooperation with the factory

Doris Wang Yan Yan | Function: QA | Info: Tests the function, checks all possible issues with the factory and makes sure the product will comply to all regulations

Michael Lee Ai Bai | Function: QC | Info: Prepares testing and regulation reports with the necessary institutes and makes sure the product will comply to all regulations

Kevin Verheyen | Function: Product Manager | Info: Is in charge of the general follow-up internally

Han van Houten | Function: Marketing Manager | Info: Is in charge of all the external marketing communication around the product

"Factory engineers"| Function: Factory engineer | Info: Cooperated with the designer to get the final 3D drawing

In the XD Design philosophy we believe that a close corporation between designers and manufacturers finally will offer the best result. For that reason our design team operates from Shanghai, close to our manufacturers.
We know the way and with over 27 years of experience in China we are a well experienced company. Our office in Shanghai is ISO9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified.

Production scheme Gingko Solar Tree

Actions: Working dummy sample: Finished
Concept for the packaging: Finished | Actions: Design looks for the packaging

Actions: Final 3D drawings for tooling | Finished
Timeline for the packaging: 11-okt | Actions: Write packaging text

Actions: Lounge on Kickstarter: 1-sep |
Timeline for the packaging: 30 days | Actions: Text translation key languages

Actions: Kickstarter period in days: 30
Timeline for the packaging: 11-okt | Actions: Photograph the working dummy for packaging

Actions: Final result of pledges | Timeline for the product: 1-okt
Actions: Artwork creation in 15 days

Actions: Opening tooling 11-okt | For the packaging: 25-nov
Actions: Artwork for packaging ready and provided to box maker

Actions: Tooling time in days for the product: 55
Actions: Sample time for 1st packaging in 10 days

Actions: 1st sample out of tooling for the product: 5-dec
For the packaging: 5-dec Actions: Receive 1st sample packaging

Actions: Adjust tooling time for 2nd sample in days 15
For the packaging: 5 days | Actions: Sample time for 2nd packaging

Actions: 2nd sample out of tooling 20-dec
For the packaging: 10-dec | Actions: Receive 2nd sample packaging

Actions: Adjust tooling time for 3rd sample of product in days 10
For the packaging: 5 days

Actions: 3rd sample out of tooling 30-dec final approval
For the packaging: 15-dec | Actions: Receive 3rd sample packaging final approval

Production time in days for 1000 pcs 45 days
Production for the packaging: 15 days

Actions: Final production finished 13-feb, For the packaging: 30-dec |
Actions: Shipment to EU and USA 30 days
Actions: Arrival logistics center 15-mrt 2014

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    Pledge £3 or more About US$ 4

    Yes, I believe in Solar energy, I support your idea! We will mention your name as founding Member of this project on our XD Design website (of course when you like to be mentioned).

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    Pledge £15 or more About US$ 19

    We will keep you updated about the progress of our project and when you still like to order a nice Gingko when it is ready you get it as a discount.
    Please order via XD Design Gingko team before 15th of March 2014.

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    Pledge £65 or more About US$ 84

    Our very special introduction price! the recommended retail purchase price will be £95.-
    Please add £7.- for shipping in US and £10,- for shipping in Europe.
    Great that you go for this beautiful product!

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    We will send you our limited edition Gingko: We only will make 10 copies of this edition. The Gingko will be engraved with your personal name and will be numbered! Please add £7.- for shipping in US and £10,- for shipping in Europe.

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    Pledge £1,950 or more About US$ 2,534

    Wow what an amount!
    For this very special pledge we will invite you for a three days trip to Shanghai to pick up your own personal Gingko in our Studio in Shanghai. Of course we offer a return ticket Shanghai, we pay your two night stay in a luxury hotel and we will invite you for a very nice dinner in one of the top restaurants in Shanghai!

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Funding period

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