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RUBYASSATA makes leather handbags in North Carolina!! Help us make our 2012 collection! Read more

Wilmington, NC Fashion
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RUBYASSATA makes leather handbags in North Carolina!! Help us make our 2012 collection!

Wilmington, NC Fashion
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Thank you kind, dear souls for taking the time to look at our project. We are super dedicated to taking RUBYASSATA to the next level and WE NEED YOUR HELP! We make leather handbags and accessories in Wilmington, North Carolina. (www.rubyassata.com)

Currently, RUBYASSATA handbags and accessories are ONLY sold online at (http://www.etsy.com/shop/rubyassata) and at Edge of Urge (http://www.edgeofurge.com/) in Wilmington, NC. We believe in handcrafted and well designed products that are made in the USA. Your donation and support will help us fund our first production run.

We live 4 hours apart, Courtney in Wilmington and I at my parents house in Kannapolis. I moved to my parents for one reason- my dad’s industrial sewing machine. For the past two months we have been together at my parents house giving rubyassata company all we have. It was a beautiful thing. Courtney eventually went home and left me here with no one to motivate or organize me. and there’s this. . . my parents house is for sale. This makes things even more complicated for several reasons. Even if we wanted to continue invading my parents house, using my dad’s sewing machine and shop (that’s fully stocked with industrial sewing supplies) we can’t because they are moving to Missouri and taking their sewing machine with them. The other is having a messy art studio in the bonus room isn’t a selling point. Not to mention all the fabric and supplies that come with me. So, I have to store all my supplies/life in the tiny side attic storage so that potential buyers aren’t offended by my mess.

If we had money for an industrial sewing machine, our own space together to create, supplies, vintage fabric, leather and hardware we could really take RUBYASSATA to the next level and that’s why we need your help.

 

 At the end of our kickstarter project, we will have a trunk show at Edge of Urge in Wilmington, North Carolina to share our new pieces with you! Everyone is invited and we hope to see all of you there!

 

 WHAT YOUR MONEY WILL ALLOW US TO DO: * purchase a super awesome industrial sewing machine! ! ! * buy leather * buy vintage fabric * buy new hardware * promotions and marketing * allow us to travel to boutiques

REWARDS! All of our rewards come from the heart of us and our dear, dear friends! ALL rewards come with your name on our heart fundraising wall and a high-five! At the $14.00 level and up, all backers will receive a handmade handwritten thank you card from us! If you have any questions about our rewards, please feel free to ask. AND if you are feeling dangerous, let us know and we will send you a super secret reward instead!

THANK YOU so, so much for reading this and believing in RUBYASSATA. We couldn't do this without you and we promise to make all of you proud! If you don't have the means to donate, we TOTALLY understand! All we ask is that you tell everyone and your mother.

 

***For more information check out our website: www.rubyassata.com. You can also follow our lives and progress on our B-Log: http://rubyassata.wordpress.com/.

***Super awesome shout out to JUSTIN MITCHENER (http://www.perfectionthroughdesign.com/) for making this video happen and always being there with a cup of tea.

***Thanks to EDGE OF URGE http://www.edgeofurge.com/ for always supporting us and allowing us to film in the store.

***Also, thanks to our super awesome friends for taking the time to help make this happen and to donating cool rewards for our backers.

RUBYASSATA.COM LOVES YOU AND WE CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO!

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    YOUR NAME ON OUR HEART FUNDRAISING WALL + A HIGH-FIVE! (skype available for non locals)

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    29 backers Limited (21 left of 50)

    BOTTLE FREAKER

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    PEN AND INK DRAWING BY RUBYASSATA

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    HANDMADE ARTWORK from jonathan david guggenheim OR set of 5 HANDMADE AWKWARD GREETING POSTCARDS

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    SCREEN PRINTED ARTWORK on canvas signed and numbered by rubyassata

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    CARDHOLDER or LUGGAGE TAG + screen printed artwork

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    HANDMADE SCREEN PRINTED CANVAS TOTE BAG (heavy weight canvas)

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    HANDMADE “I LIKE IT HERE CLUB ” JEWELRY + a cardholder

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    DINNER FOR FOUR, menu of your choice, at our house or your house by a surprise chef (locals only)

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    HOBO, WALLET, CARDHOLDER, and LUGGAGE TAG designed by rubyassata

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