About this project
Risks and challenges
One of the main challenges that we foresee after the project is funded is mostly fulfillment based. We need our material suppliers, manufacturers, and shipping units to be in sync so things move smoothly. So far most production manufacturers are locked down with plenty of samples rolling in. With expected shipping between April-May of 2017 we’ll hopefully have everything on track.
Another huge challenge is the fact that the CEO/Designer/Organizer of all things Koli Collective is going through her thesis year of Architecture (and we hear it’s not a walk in the park—not even a well designed one). Although it’s been hectic to juggle both launching a new business and finishing off her last year of schooling, we know that with a little P&P (“perseverance & pledges”) anything is possible.
This product is also patent pending!
There are two different ways which products can be coated. Here at Koli, we have chosen the way to ensure a long lasting and beautiful TUCK cuff bracelet!
Vacuum metallization, also known as Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) utilizes gold tones and silver tones to plate items at a maximum of 3 micro-inches. This basically means that not only with the item not be coated in real gold or silver, it will also be such a light coating, that it will likely rub off with use. At Koli Collective, this process does not work for us.
Instead, we are utilizing stainless steel vacuum plating. This process uses real gold and real silver. The products are dipped into the metals and then sealed with a currant to preserve. Because this process utilizes this technique, the thickness of the plating can be much greater allowing for a long lasting effect. We want you to wear TUCK at all times and for as long as possible! For now, we are doing stainless steel that is vacuum plated in this manner so you get the gorgeous, sleek look, without the high prices. Once we have funding, we are hoping to expand TUCK and use pure metals and materials to make the bracelet out of exactly what each of you want!
At this time, we have .925 sterling silver bracelets being offered as a reward! You can place an order for one of these and never worry again about your TUCK cuff bracelet.
We are still finessing a few things when it comes to materials, manufacturers, and other important aspects of TUCK to get it rolled out exactly how you want it! Trust us, it will be worth the wait :)
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