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By Matt Pierce
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About

Jacqui is a simple handbag company rooted in the belief that personal style always exceeds fashion. I'm Matt Pierce and I've been creating bags and accessories since 2010 as the founder of Wood&Faulk. A few years ago, I introduced the slouch leather series – a line of bags using an amazingly soft, slouchy leather sourced from a 145 year-old tannery in Minnesota. Those bags have become some of Wood&Faulk's best sellers, but have always been under the shadow of the waxed canvas and rugged leather style that W&F is known for. 

After some careful consideration and the support of customers and friends, I've decided to bring these bags into their own sunlight and create a new company for them called Jacqui. It is my mother's name and her mother's name and I feel like it's a wonderful representation of the style and feeling that these bags evoke. 

In addition to starting a new company with some existing pieces, I wanted to release a bag that serves as a perfect transition and flagship piece for Jacqui. Aptly named the Jacqui Bag, it's a beautiful example of style over fashion. A simple, yet engaging silhouette and materials that become softer and more amazing with time. My philosophy is to create bags and accessories that lean towards cherished... items that develop a greater softness, patina and their own histories as you carry them.

By supporting this campaign, you not only have a chance to own one of the first Jacqui bags, but your pledge will champion responsible manufacturing and fuel a local economy of professional sewers and craftspeople. All of these items will be cut, sewn and assembled in Portland, Oregon.

 The Jacqui Bag

The Jacqui Bag in Fawn
The Jacqui Bag in Fawn
The Jacqui Bag in Fawn
The Jacqui Bag in Fawn
The Jacqui Bag in Black
The Jacqui Bag in Black
The Jacqui Bag in Black
The Jacqui Bag in Black
The Jacqui Bag, Cotton Lining
The Jacqui Bag, Cotton Lining
The Jacqui Bag in Fawn
The Jacqui Bag in Fawn
Cotton lining and a zippered interior pocket inside.
Cotton lining and a zippered interior pocket inside.
The Jacqui Bag in Black
The Jacqui Bag in Black

The Jacqui Crossbody

I'll also be offering our smaller bag, the Jacqui Crossbody. It's an upgraded bag from the Wood&Faulk Leather Field Bag... a bag that's been a W&F bestseller for years. It's being updated for Jacqui with a cotton liner, inner zip pocket, nickel finish hardware and a longer crossbody strap plus the shorter shoulder strap. Both straps are fully interchangeable.

Jacqui Crossbody in Fawn
Jacqui Crossbody in Fawn

Bag Sizing 

Here's a size comparison between the bags... more info at www.jacqui.us as well!

Numbers will vary slightly due to the drape of the bag.
Numbers will vary slightly due to the drape of the bag.

Jacqui Clutches

Additionally, you can support the project and receive a Jacqui leather clutch. The standard size is at the $95 reward level, and measures 7in tall and 10.5in wide. Our oversized clutch is at the $125 reward level and measures 10.5in tall and 13in wide. Each size is available as black or fawn colors.

Jacqui Clutches in Black
Jacqui Clutches in Black
Jacqui Oversized Clutch
Jacqui Oversized Clutch

Fringe Fob

At the $25 reward level is the Jacqui Fringe Fob. A beautiful and functional key ring accessory, or clippable addition to your bag. Available in black or fawn colors as well.

Jacqui Fringe Fob
Jacqui Fringe Fob
Fringe Fob Attached
Fringe Fob Attached

Project Thanks – Huge thanks to Robert A. Cuadra for the best shooting, edit and color for the Jacqui video. This project could not have been so exciting otherwise.

Risks and challenges

I'm planning ahead for the biggest risk and that would be a slipping manufacturing schedule. Our leather delivery is typically 8 weeks from order, then production starts in quality controlled batches and that does take some time. Our schedule is very realistic and we'll be working hard to deliver as fast as possible. Thankfully we know our material suppliers and have counted on them for years. We're fortunate to have great existing relationships in this industry.

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    Personal Thanks Vintage Postcard

    If you don't need any products and still want to support this endeavour, I'd be eternally grateful. You'll receive a postcard and personal note sent anywhere in the world.

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    Fringe Key Fob

    Our fringe key fob, made with US tanned leather and nickel hardware. Available in Black or Fawn.

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    Leather Clutch

    The classic leather clutch made with the finest leather and nickel zipper. Available in Black or Fawn.

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    Oversized Leather Clutch

    More room, bigger statement. It's a leather clutch that acts as a purse. Made with the finest leather and nickel zipper. Available in Black or Fawn.

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    The Jacqui Small Crossbody

    This is our smaller bag, an updated rendition of the original Wood&Faulk leather field bag. Available on Kickstarter at $80 off our retail. Fully lined, non-adjustable cross body strap, plus a shoulder length strap. Zippered interior pocket, nickel finish hardware. Available in Black or Fawn.

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    The Jacqui Bag - Early Support

    A limited amount for our early supporters! Our flagship bag for the Jacqui brand. Fully lined, inside zippered pocket, nickel finish hardware. Available in Black or Fawn.

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    The Jacqui Bag

    All supporters are eligible to purchase at $70 less than our retail value. A wonderful opportunity to support a small, growing business and receive our flagship bag. Fully lined, inside zippered pocket, nickel finish hardware. Available in Black or Fawn.

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    The Jacqui Bag, One of Each Color

    Can't decide on a color? Here's a way to own both for an even better rate than early support! Fully lined, inside zippered pocket, nickel finish hardware. You're treated to both colors – one Black and one Fawn.

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    The Jacqui Bag - Earliest Support

    If you're quick enough to get this offer, we'll never doubt your excitement! An early-support option to support our flagship bag for the Jacqui brand. Fully lined, inside zippered pocket, nickel finish hardware. Available in Black or Fawn.

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