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This is a simple and functional backpack. I've reduced it to be useful, so you can wear it everyday for every situation. Just stunning!
This is a simple and functional backpack. I've reduced it to be useful, so you can wear it everyday for every situation. Just stunning!
This is a simple and functional backpack. I've reduced it to be useful, so you can wear it everyday for every situation. Just stunning!
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Hello from downtown Luzern

Hello and welcome to my very first Kickstarter!

I'm the founder of BADI Culture a start-up from Lucerne, Switzerland. In 2014 I've started the Bags & Accessories Label in the persuit to bring together both worlds in which I've grew up, Switzerland and South Africa. But while doing this, my aim was always to handpick (1) good, locally-made materials, and (2) factories with good working conditions.

Now you can become part of the story, by supporting me to get the new collection produced. I require a minimum of 10'000 CHF to start the production for the Roll-Over rucksack and the Briefcase bag.

The Roll-Over Backpack

Having a good bag is essential. And one that you love wearing for almost every occasion, is even better. A simple bag for every occasion, that is what I’m after.

BADI Culture's Roll-Over backpack
BADI Culture's Roll-Over backpack

When I brought out the first edition of the Roll-Over backpack in 2014, my aim was to create a basic, functional, every-day and user friendly backpack that looks sleek and is comfortable to wear. Over the past year I’ve been re-designing it to perfect the bag. Welcome BADI Culture's Roll-Over Edition 2.0. Parallel to the Backpack, the Briefcase come out as well.

The Roll-Over and Briefcase
The Roll-Over and Briefcase

To me it’s important to keep a bag simple, use good materials and be proud of where it is produced. That is why I source everything personally from South Africa, where I grew up.

The Home base

I work from the heart of Luzern. In a temporary-used space called the „Neubad“ (www.neubad.org). This used to be the old indoor swimming pool for many here in Luzern. Nowadays it is a creative space for artists, social projects and start-ups, such as BADI Culture.

Outside view of Neubad, downtown Luzern
Outside view of Neubad, downtown Luzern

Product Features

Simple and convenient - One aspect of simplicity and convenience, which is vital for me, is hassle-free accessibility.

The front pocket of the bag is crucial, as it keeps your essentials. The front pocket has a large zip to ensure the convenient access. With this you can grab anything you need without removing the bag and breaking a sweat.

The Front Pocket
The Front Pocket

The back zip has a similar function as the front pocket. It gives quick access to the main compartment of the bag. It is easily reached by sliding the back under your arm.

The Back Zip
The Back Zip

The main compartment contains a laptop sleeve, a smaller pocket and enough space for what ever you need for the day.

On occasions where you need to pack more, the Roll-Over Top can be extended for extra space.

The Roll-Over Top
The Roll-Over Top

The convenient strap over the top can be used to attach all your extras. For example your jacket when you travel and the weather gets warmer. Or your helmet when you skate or snowboard.

The convenient Strap
The convenient Strap

Briefcase

This beautiful briefcase is ideal for work. It can carry a 15 inch laptop, tablet (up to: 25 x 21 cm), files and all necessary stationary. It is made from South African cotton canvas. The handles and shoulder straps are made with durable leather, also South African.

The bag contains the following features:

  • Front pocket with stationary sleeves 
  • YKK zips 
  • Outer sleeve for an extra file 
  • Adjustable shoulder straps 
  • Laptop sleeve (15 inch) 
  • Tablet sleeve (up to: 25 x 21 cm) 
  • Stationary pockets
The Briefcase
The Briefcase

 

Responsible Production

I partner with factories in Cape Town that have a good working environment for their people. That is the philosophy that BADI Culture lives by and will do everything to keep improving on it.

Getting advice on materials, Cape Town
Getting advice on materials, Cape Town

 

The embroidery section of the factory, Cape Town
The embroidery section of the factory, Cape Town

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Risks and challenges

Both bags are finished and ready for production. As soon the money is collected, I will be able to start ordering the materials and arrange a production slot with the factory in Cape Town. Depending on the delivery of the materials the production slot might be before or after the festive season. The waiting period is what worries me the most, as it prolongs the final delivery time of your bag. But please understand that during Christmas and New Years the factories are closed.

Delivering to you

As soon as I know the various destinations of delivery, I can optimise the distribution and you might even get your bag earlier. You will be updated.

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    Limited offer. Choose between 1x Roll-Over backpack or Briefcase bag. You can pre-select your preferred colour: black, bordeaux, navy and natural. You getting the bag at ca. 59% off RRP (Kickstarter price: 160.- CHF / Recommended retail price: 185.- CHF).

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    Choose between 1x Roll-Over Backpack or 1x Briefcase bag. You can pre-select your preferred colour: black, bordeaux, navy and natural. You getting the bag at 160.- CHF (Kickstarter price)(Recommended retail price: 185.- CHF). Additionally, you will receive a 10% voucher to spend at badiculture.com

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    Limited offer. Choose both 1x Roll-Over backpack and 1x Briefcase bag. You can pre-select your preferred colour: black, bordeaux, navy and natural. You getting the bags at ca. 50% off RRP (Kickstarter price: 160.- CHF each / Recommended retail price: 185.- CHF each).

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    Early undecided birds... both please!

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    Undecided birds... both please!

    Limited offer. Choose both 1x Roll-Over backpack and 1x Briefcase bag. You can pre-select your preferred colour: black, bordeaux, navy and natural. You getting the bags at Kickstarter price: 160.- CHF each (Recommended retail price: 185.- CHF each). Additionally, you will receive a 10% voucher to spend at badiculture.com

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    Supportive goodwill + a bag

    You would like to support BADI Culture and get a bag. Choose between 1x Roll-Over backpack or Briefcase bag. You can pre-select your preferred colour: black, bordeaux, navy and natural.
    Your extra money will support BADI Culture to grow further.

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    Pre-Order 10 pieces. Within the 10 pieces choose your own amount of Roll-Over backpack and Briefcase bags, as well as your preferred colours.

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    You would like to support BADI Culture and get a bag. Choose between 1x Roll-Over backpack or Briefcase bag. You can pre-select your preferred colour: black, bordeaux, navy and natural.
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