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$6,342
pledged of $50,675pledged of $50,675 goal
74
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 12 2015 7:44 PM UTC +00:00

About

We're turning Drab (diabetes and the standard medical kit) into Fab ... with the Camino Clutch.

Tired of your used diabetes supplies collecting in the bottoms of your purses, pockets, in the car, at your desk ... in your HAIR?

Say hello to the Camino Clutch with "OH-WOW" Hidden Convenience. This smart, sleek clutch holds all of your glam stuff plus your diabetes essentials. With an exclusive, hidden round container ... a convenient "trash stash" so you can discreetly dispose of used sharps and test strips in a sanitary, safe manner.

Like millions of women around the world, Monica has been shouldering the burdens and responsibilities of Type 1 Diabetes for a long time. Women who have diabetes “shoulder” a lot every day … with style, grace and optimism. In Monica’s daily quest for education, diligence and self-awareness, she has created the Camino Clutch to lighten the load a bit

Tired of finding her used blood glucose test strips all over the house, her car, her clothing, her HAIR ... and needles in the bottoms of her purses ... Monica wanted a more practical, safer and stylish way to carry her daily supplies.

Hmmm ... About that oversized, bulky, cumbersome purse you've been carrying? With the used sharps and strips collecting at the bottom? Say "Bye-bye!, "Ta-ta!", "Get-outta here!" 

Get a better grip. Clutch the Camino ... Little Luxuries for Life with Diabetes™

 

We have received overwhelming support and feedback from people all around the world. It is the reason that we are here today and we want you to have exclusive access to the new Camino Clutch. After the first prototypes were launched, Monica received an abundance of emails and photos, from other women with diabetes, sharing their personal diabetes "trash stash". Monica soon realized that the Camino Clutch answers an unfulfilled need: Women with diabetes want a fashionable solution to the used test strips and needles collecting up in the bottoms of their bags. The Camino Clutch community includes women with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes and parents of children with diabetes who want to be able to carry their children's supplies in a safe and stylish way. It is a community of over 382 million that will rise to almost 592 million by the year 2035. It also includes women who do not have diabetes, but love the Camino Clutch as a fashion accessory, and/or want to carry the bag to show their support for someone with diabetes.

"You're a genius for thinking of these. I've been Diabetic for 24 years and I literally just throw my strips at the bottom of my purse!" —Andrea U.

"Best find ever! A clutch made for diabetics with a built-in sharps container!! Say goodbye to those floating test strips friends Monica Vesci Copenhagen made my day!" —Juliet S.

"As a future nurse, I think the portable sharps container is GENIUS!" —Bree

"Love these bags! I'm always on the lookout for something that can fit everything without having to dig through a diabetes mine field. (Ever been poked with an uncapped needle? Always a surprise!) Weirdest place I've found a strip... Stuck to my boyfriend's lower back (most likely from the bed) or hanging from my dogs mouth (like a teeny tiny test strip cigar)." —Jillian

"Finally! These clutches are gorgeous!! My daughter would love one. She thinks her current case is so ugly! This would make her feel more "normal" - and stylish of course when going out with her friends." —Stacey H.

"So beautiful!! Mini Sharps Container? Genius. No more using my empty test strip containers? Even better!" —Sarah

It's supporters like you who have played a vital role in getting us where we are today. The Camino Clutch is a small product, but with your support we can make a big impact on the millions of women with diabetes around the world. With your backing we can produce the first production run, prototype a second colorway and our next piece in the collection. Monica Vesci's mission is to make life with diabetes a little more fun and a lot more luxurious. Join us for this next exciting step, and help us to grow, so we can continue designing Little Luxuries for Life with Diabetes™. We have a lot of great ideas up our sleeves ... and big plans (with exciting new products) for the future!

The Camino Clutch is produced in the U.S.A. Ethical production is an absolute must in Monica Vesci's book, and one of the reasons why we chose to produce the Camino Clutch in the U.S.A. Monica has been working on developing the idea for over two years. Countless hours of sketching and designing, researching the market, sourcing quality materials and hardware, learning about manufacturing and production and building relationships with top suppliers. She went through several rounds of prototypes to get the Camino Clutch to where it is today. Quality is key for Monica Vesci and we want to make sure that we deliver a product that is 100% perfect.

We are an international team sitting in both Philadelphia and Copenhagen. Monica splits her time between both cities, Sarah sits in Philadelphia, Maris and Drew sit in Copenhagen. And occasionally we Skype or Hangout on Google ... from other parts of the world.

Women's/Unisex Signature Logo T-shirt
Women's/Unisex Signature Logo T-shirt
Men's/Unisex Signature Logo T-shirt
Men's/Unisex Signature Logo T-shirt
Signature Logo Cotton Tote Bag
Signature Logo Cotton Tote Bag

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Risks and challenges

PRODUCTION:
We have estimated that we should be able to ship the new Camino Clutch by late November 2015. After multiple rounds of prototyping, we have taken the time to build relationships with top manufacturers and suppliers but production delays are always a risk. We could also run into challenges with our choice fabrics/materials not being available when we are ready to start our run. We want to deliver the best Camino Clutch to you. Quality takes time. If challenges do arise, we promise complete transparency and will be sure to update our supporters accordingly.

WE BELIEVE WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
We are confident, prepared, excited and ready to go.

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    THANK YOU! Every amount helps! To show how much we appreciate your support, we will send you a personalized thank you note and your name will be listed on the Supporter/Backer page of our website.

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    TOTE BAG: We are totes excited that you are helping us get closer to our goal! You will receive an exclusive cotton tote with our signature logo ... so you can tote us around town! As an extra Thank You your name will also be listed on the Supporter/Backer page of our website.

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    SIGNATURE T-SHIRT: Receive an exclusive Monica Vesci signature logo t-shirt. Wear us around town! As an extra Thank You your name will also be listed on the Supporter/Backer page of our website.

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    TOTE & T-SHIRT: You will receive our signature cotton tote plus our signature logo t-shirt! You can totes wear us around town now! As an extra Thank You your name will also be listed on the Supporter/Backer page of our website.

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    EARLY BIRD CAMINO! The first 50 backers will be receive their Camino Clutch at this early bird steal! As an extra Thank You your name will also be listed on the Supporter/Backer page of our website.

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    FIRST FLASH! Get your Camino Clutch at this special price! You've taken a step to feeling more fabulous about managing your diabetes. Or maybe you're carrying it to support someone with diabetes! As an extra Thank You your name will be listed on the Supporter/Backer page of our website.

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    DOUBLE FAB! Receive two Camino Clutch bags. One for you and one to give as a gift to a friend! As an extra Thank You your name will be listed on the Supporter/Backer page of our website.

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    GLAM SLAM: Receive two Camino Clutch bags. One for you and one to give as a gift to a friend! You will also receive two signature cotton totes and two signature logo t-shirts! As an extra Thank You your name will be listed on the Supporter/Backer page of our website.

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    FAB FOUR: Receive four Camino Clutch bags! One for your fabulous self and three to share with your equally fabulous friends! As an extra Thank You your name will be listed on the Supporter/Backer page of our website.

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    STOCK UP! The ultimate Camino Clutch deal. Do you own a store and want to try out the Camino Clutch? Or do you have a bunch of friends and family (who leave their used test strips and needles everywhere) and want to stock up on fabulous gifts? You will receive six Camino Clutch bags! As an extra Thank You your name will be listed on the Supporter/Backer page of our website.

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    DESIGN STAR: Become a part of the design team and the creative process! Work with Monica and get a sneak peek at the next piece in the collection. You will be able to provide feedback and make suggestions. Plus, get the new product design mailed to you months before it hits the shelves! You will also receive a Camino Clutch. As an extra Thank You your name will be listed on the Supporter/Backer page of our website.

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    BESPOKE: Receive a Camino Clutch and work with Monica to design a NEW, limited edition bag to add to the Collection! Designed for you, made for you, named after you and mailed to your door. Your signature bag will join the next collection! As an extra Thank You your name will be listed on the Supporter/Backer page of our website.

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