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Jacques SilbertBy Jacques Silbert
First created
Jacques SilbertBy Jacques Silbert
First created
£4,070
pledged of £12,000pledged of £12,000 goal
33
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 7 2018

About

The Jacques 777 is the opportunity to visualize your own minimalist leather backpack and let highly skilled artisans breath life into it. Instead of galloping along with trends set by others and buying into mass production, The Jacques 777 invites you to take creative control over the combination of colours, zippers, and fabrics that fit you and you alone. 

We believe the widespread obsession over functionality makes us forget the value of character and creativity. This is a backpack for those of us who look beyond the wish for 42 waterproof pockets, a built in battery pack, an integrated parachute, bulletproof outer shell and a secret pocket for their pet unicorn. We believe less is more. The function of a backpack is to hold your stuff while you are commuting or traveling. The opportunity to materialize your vision and creativity through your backpack.

Click here to read the article at The Gadgeteer

"I was offered a pre-release model for testing and I can tell you that the quality of the finished product is outstanding. The construction & finishing are excellent. The layout features excellent usability, with multiple internal & external pockets to sort out all of your electronics and daily gear. I’ve gotten many compliments on it at the office already. I think I’ll be using this bag for a long time." 

Bob P. - The Gadgeteer

Click here to read the article at Esquire

"The founder of Jacques Silbert Leather Goods, Guido, started his business after traveling through Asia and had such a backpack made. The idea that he could decide how his backpack would look like and the excellent quality, made him want to make this possible for everyone."

 Lotte V. - Esquire NL

Click here to read the article at TrendHunter.com

"The end result is a backpack that observes phenomenal faithfulness to your online design, along with the incomparable, pleasing odor of fresh, high-quality leather...","...Jacques Silbert remedies this with a custom backpack offering that combines the greatest benefits of Internet-derived customization with good old-fashioned handcrafted mastery."

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State-of-the-art Design Tool

Using the latest technology available to create a realistic representation of every single element included in our products, the Jacques Silbert State-of-the-art Design Tool allows you to customize your own creation just the way you like, in just a few easy steps! 

Design Tool
Design Tool

This will be the first campaign in Kickstarter that will allow their backers to customize their own leather goods.

So, go ahead and start designing your perfect backpack. You can try it for yourself and once you are satisfied with your creation you can save your design and we will store it in our database for you ;)

Click Here to try the Design Tool

Your design made to last...

We want your creation to last for generations to come, so you can wear it with pride. This is not Fast Fashion. This is high quality and customized leather work that is made to last.

High quality crafts is our main and only priority and we only use materials that will last for a long time.

Thick leather Textures that can resist your daily use and that will only get to look better as time passes by. We only use high quality Cow and Buffalo leathers in order to provide maximum durability without compromising the aesthetics. 

We love our logo and brand name, so we placed it small and discreetly inside because this is your backpack, your own design and your own personal brand. 

Click here to try the design tool

Pre-designed ideas 

We have pre-designed a few backpacks for you in case you need a little help in getting your design done.

You can simply click on the image from the one you like and start your design from there.

Jacques 777 - Amsterdam
Jacques 777 - Amsterdam
Jacques 777 - Paris
Jacques 777 - Paris
Jacques 777 - New York
Jacques 777 - New York
 
Jacques 777 - London
Jacques 777 - London
Jacques 777 - Rome
Jacques 777 - Rome
  
Jacques 777 - Auckland
Jacques 777 - Auckland
       
Jacques 777 - Stockholm
Jacques 777 - Stockholm

You can always start from scratch if you prefer. Click on this link to go to the design tool.

Insipiration

My name is Guido, and I am the creator of Jacques Silbert. If there is one thing that you should know about me is that I am a "picky" customer.  

Not that it's a bad thing, but many of us struggle picking out products even though there are seemingly infinite options to choose from and we still have a difficult time finding products that are the right fit, ESPECIALLY when it comes to clothing and accessories.

During my last trip to Asia, I was lucky enough to re-discover the beauty of handcrafted leather products in the Ancient Town of Hoi An, Vietnam.

Hoi An is very well known for the talented artisans who specialize in making tailor made products for YOU!   

Not only was I astounded by the quality and sheer beauty of these products, but I was actually given the opportunity to customise my own backpack to fit my exact needs and taste.  

As soon as the artisan handed me my new bag, I immediately fell in love with it, and thought about how awesome it would be to bring this concept to life in a wide scaled production environment. 

Ly and Phu :)
Ly and Phu :)

People are really going to appreciate the ability to design their own handmade leather goods.

The goal was clear, I wanted to provide the world with the same joyous experience of customizing their own high quality leather goods, and to share in the satisfaction that I felt that day.

That is why I created the Jacques 777.

Below you will find your customization options...

Backpack Design Details

You will be able to choose from:

  • 12 different high quality and robust cow and buffalo leather textures & colours.
  • 5 options of YKK original zippers to guarantee long lasting zipper life.  
  • 13 different fabrics for the inside including 5 made of silk.  
  • 2 different backpack sizes in order to fit 13 or 15 inch laptop sleeves. 
  • You can even personalize it by embroidering your initials.

Check out a few leather samples...

Here are a few of the interior fabric patterns...

You can try the Design tool by clicking here

Save Your Design

After you complete your design in our state-of-the-art design tool, it will be saved in our database.   

When the campaign ends and we receive confirmation of your pledge, your saved design will be sent off to our dedicated local artisans in Hoi An who will carefully review every one of your specifications and handcraft your Jacques 777 accordingly.   

We are convinced that as soon as you receive your Jacques 777 it will be love at first sight.

That's not all...

As an accompanying product to your new backpack, we will also be offering the Jacques 777 Laptop Sleeve, a minimalist and sleek design that you will be able to customize the way you want.    

If you decide to match it with your backpack design or create a completely different style, that's totally up to you!

All you need to do is back the campaign, go to Jacquesilbert.com , complete the design process and save your creation.

The Rewards

Extras

1) If you want the 15 Inch backpack or laptop sleeve please add £15.50 GBP (aprox. €17.50 EUR / $20 USD)  to your pledge.  

2) If you would like your initials embroidered in the backpack or laptop sleeve please add £7.50 GBP (aprox.  €8.50 EUR / $10 USD) to your pledge.  

3) If you would like to use our premium fabrics made of silk for the inside of your backpack or laptop sleeve please add £7.50 GBP (aprox. €8.50 EUR / $10 USD) to your pledge.

BackerClub Special Perk 

BackerClub members receive a 20% discount on any pledge!

To pledge, claim the £1 reward and pledge the correct amount for the reward you want less 20%. 

Please add the correct amount for shipping.

Timeline

Nov 20: Jacques Silbert Kickstarter Campaign Begins. 

Dec 20: Jacques Silbert Kickstarter Campaign Ends.

Jan 10: Deadline to submit backers designs. 

Jan 11: Artisans will begin to handcraft the orders. 

Feb 10: Production concludes 

Feb 11: Begin Shipping to Backers.  

Christmas special

We will not be able to deliver the actual backpack for Christmas unfortunately.....We know it would have been the perfect gift!

But you can still give the experience of designing their own backpack to your loved ones for Christmas :) 

You will receive a customized greeting card that you will be able to print out and give as a gift this holiday season!

Have any questions?

We will be very happy to hear from you :) 

Send us an e-mail at: hello@jacquesilbert.com

Please like and send us a message on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jacquesleather/

Or, Follow us on Instagram: @jacques.silbert

Thank you for supporting our project and helping us bring these extraordinary leather goods to life :)

Risks and challenges

Production delays and unforeseen obstacles are always a risk. We have however been in contact with our dedicated artisans for quite some time and received several samples already. We are very happy with their craftsmanship and confident they will be punctual.

Duty/VAT charges: We are shipping directly from Vietnam, therefore you will be responsible for any applicable duty/VAT charges.
Customs: Some countries are known for being very slow with customs, and you probably know if you live in one. We're sorry that we can't put a magic stamp on our packages to help them get through faster.

Leather is a very special material and despite the fact that we did our best to ensure that our design tool showcases the textures as close to reality there might be a slightly difference.

We'll update you frequently about our progress, and if there are any blips along the way, we'll let you know!

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