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Articulate started in 2013 when we launched our first Kickstarter project and it featured Men's inspired wallets. Due to the support, we have been able to continually sell this product through our website (www.articulatelifestyle.com). With the accessory market being saturated, it was our goal to come out with ideas that combined functionality, affordability and quality design. Our female inspired clutch falls right into what we are setting out to do; provide individuals with a product that is innovative and highly functional, all while adding a little bit of style to your everyday look.
- Stylish while also minimalist
- Versatile with attention to design detailing
- Highly Functional
- RFID Blocking (Learn more about RFID below)
Interior Design Functions
Part of the reason we wanted to create this product is because we have noticed how hard getting access to your personal items was becoming. We wanted this clutch to be a minimalist product which helped you get rid of the unnecessary items that you lug around all day. How many times have you been fumbling your fingers in between slots to try and show your ID or get access to your most used card? We got you covered with our vertical card slot integration. Simple fixes create better moments.
We incorporated three interior design qualities that help solve current issues. ONE, instead of having horizontal card slots we created vertical slots that are independent from each other so sliding your cards in and out has never been so easy.
TWO, the rectangular cut out allows easy access to your money. This clutch accommodates for all sized currencies. So, if you are in the UK, don’t worry your bills will fit as well!
THIRD, we created an independent section for your cell phone that is customized to fit most all smart phones (if you are unsure if your phone size will fit please email us) We eliminated unwanted bulk.
Picking the occasion
Our Articulate clutch allows you to create four unique styles with one clutch. Everyone of our clutches comes with a wrist strap, an all chain strap and an adjustable half & half strap . Feeling like using this clutch as a basic wallet to fit inside your purse for the day? We got you covered. Feeling like going out for the night and wanting something to attached to your wrist that matches your outfit? No problem, simply snap on the wristlet. Enjoy the comfort of over the shoulder straps? Don't worry we gave you two choices, an all metal chain strap or an adjustable color matching strap. Every occasion allows for unique experiences. We wanted your clutch to match your occasion.
^^^ A casual day calls for a basic look. No straps needed for this one.
^^^ Some days/nights call for a wristlet. We got you covered with our wrist strap add on!
^^^ Rocking the all metal chain.
^^^ A look at our adjustable half & half straps.
Protect yourself from Credit/Debit Card Hackers
Familiar with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification)? RFID is the technology that allows an individual to simply wave their credit to complete a purchase. Instead of the traditional swipe action that we are so accustomed to, people now have the ability to simply wave their card in front of a scanner which completes a transaction.
Why is Articulate telling me about RFID technology?
With every great technology advance there is always going to be someone who wants to break the system. Criminals with very minimal technical skills have created devices similar to the scanner which vendors such as grocery stores. With these makeshift scanners, criminals can easily steal your personal financial information. Thus having the ability to make new credit cards based on your financial information. All the perpetrator needs to do is walk past an innocent civilian which then picks up the credit card signal embedded in the credit card.
How does Articulate help solve this problem?
We embedded a special material into the design of this wallet that helps block the signal that new credit card and debit cards can send off. The material used to help protect you from this type of theft is not visible. Don't worry about it effecting the aesthetic look of the product. It is hidden inside the material of the clutch, visible to no one!
Why are we using Kickstarter?
We are looking to prove a concept before rushing into production. Kickstarter is a great way to introduce an idea that we think people will love. When dealing with MOQ's there lies a lot of risk unless your are a large company with a stream of capital. As start-ups Kickstarter allows people to introduce something new to the crowd-funding world. Kickstarter is a community that supports creative endeavors and we wanted this to be the first stop!
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Risks and challenges
The Biggest challenge for this project is going to be getting the word out. We can do our best on our part with social media however the reason why Kickstarter is so great is because you can build a community within your project and within that community you hope people are willing to spread the word!
Another big challenge that almost all Kickstarter projects face is usually delivery time. We really want to hit our goal of being able to deliver product one month after our project ends if our project reaches its funding goal!
We have built a very strong relationship with our manufacturer which definitely helps throughout this whole process. We are confident that we can meet our goal of organizing, manufacturing, processing and shipping everyones pledges out in a timely manner!
This is our second project on Kickstarter and we hope to surpass the support we had on our last project!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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