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A colourful pouch which tidies up your bag - designed in Paris.
A colourful pouch which tidies up your bag - designed in Paris.
189 backers pledged £7,034 to help bring this project to life.

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The campaign is now over and I would like to thank YOU all! With your support, ibou pocket will become reality, which is great!

From now on, ibou pocket will be available to order on iboupocket.com

Thank you Kickstarter, who gave me the opportunity of this adventure. A special thanks to Sidekick Creatives and to Striiiipes, for their support before and during the campaign.

I would like to stay in touch with all of you and let you know about future projects. Please sign up to my Facebook page.

WHAT IS IBOU POCKET?

The ibou pocket is a small pouch which hangs neatly to the handle of your handbag and provides a neat solution to the items you need to reach frequently. It swaps from one bag to another in a jiffy, so no more forgetting your favourite lip balm in your other bag!

ibou pocket comes in a range of 6 vibrant colours (red, orange, blue, green, brown and black) made out an 100% cotton inner and nylon outside cover to protect your belongings. It comes with two rings which easily fasten to any bags handle.

The ibou's dimensions are 25cm by 17cm (9.8" x 6.7") and comfortably fits an iPhone, iPad Mini, keys and wallets.

ibou pocket colour range
ibou pocket colour range

WHAT DOES IT DO?

I have developed this product after realising that many women have the same problems when it comes to bags:

1. Many of our handbags cannot be closed to protect from thieves

2. The items we need most will invariably always be at the very bottom the bag

3. When swapping bags necessities often get left behind in the bag I'm not using

ibou answers all these issues at once by providing an extra pocket with zipper in which you can keep all your important belongings whilst also being easily swapped over.


How do I use it?

It suits any handbag style and comes in a variety of colours and materials.  It  will carry your iPhone, iPad Mini, keys, wallet, lipstick, and anything else that needs to be at easy reach. The rings simply fit around the handles of your bag and you are good to go. When the time comes for a change of bag, simply open the rings and place the ibou into another bag. Ideal for handbags, totebags, beach bags, baskets, ...

ibou fits any handbags for any occasion
ibou fits any handbags for any occasion

Why Kickstarter?

I have designed several products in my career for different clients (you can see some of them here). And now I want to produce and distribute my very own collections, starting with ibou pocket! I have been supporting several projects on Kickstarter and have been amazed by the power of the crowd. I really believe in crowdfunding and how it enables us to do what we want the way we want it.

So now it is my turn to Kickstart my own project. Producing the first batch of ibou pockets and bringing them to market at a fair price is expensive which is why I need your support! :-)

Your help will allow me to place the first order with the manufacturer I am working with and introduce ibou pockets to you.

In exchange of your support, I have designed many great rewards, make sure to look at them below! Striiiipes.com from Paris, has also designed some limited edition pouches to support my campaign!

Postcard and 1 Pompom for your bag
Postcard and 1 Pompom for your bag
ibou Notebook
ibou Notebook
ibou pocket in 6 vibrant colours
ibou pocket in 6 vibrant colours
ibou pocket available in 6 different colours, with totebag
ibou pocket available in 6 different colours, with totebag
Limited edition ibou in suedette, by Striiiipes
Limited edition ibou in suedette, by Striiiipes
ibou pocket with totebag, notebook and pompom
ibou pocket with totebag, notebook and pompom
Limited edition ibou 100% wool felt, by Striiiipes
Limited edition ibou 100% wool felt, by Striiiipes
Collection of 4 ibou pockets
Collection of 4 ibou pockets
Whole collection of 6 ibou pockets
Whole collection of 6 ibou pockets
A unique pattern design on your ibou pocket, just for you.
A unique pattern design on your ibou pocket, just for you.

 Stretch goal...!

If the campaign raises more than the initial objective, I will be able to produce 2 unique patterns!

Strech goal! ibou pocket with two patterns
Strech goal! ibou pocket with two patterns

Process and development

I have been designing the ibou pocket collection since several months and I have made several prototypes. Along the way, my son Oscar has been involved in the process and has worked with me to develop the pocket so that they can be easily produced.

We have  found a manufacturer who specializes in producing bag accessories. They have made all the prototypes in the video and we have a productive working relationship.

Me and Kandy at their booth in Frankfurt
Me and Kandy at their booth in Frankfurt

I have everything in place and received several quotes from the manufacturer with lead time. All is needed now is your support! :-)

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Thank you

Thank you so much for supporting my project! Please share this with your friends and family! Spread the word!

Special thanks to my 3 children and  my husband, Margaux, Arthur, Oscar and Arnaud who have helped me with the project. And a great thank you to my family and friends, who have always been supportive.

A very, very special thank to Sidekick Creatives!!! Sidekick kindly supported me to conceptualize and build the campaign on Kickstarter. All images and video © Sidekick Creatives.

Find out more about Sidekick Creatives: www.sidekickcreatives.com

A very, very special thank to Striiiipes!!! Striiiipes from Paris, has kindly designed some limited edition pouches to support my campaign! All Limited edition © Striiiipes

Find out more about Striiiipes: www.striiiipes.com

Thank you again so much to all of you, supporting me in this great new exciting adventure!

Hugs,

Solange

Risks and challenges

Although it is my first Kickstarter, I have been backing several campaigns and I have understood what it takes to prepare one and foresee all the potential delays. I have also been supported by the London collective, Sidekick Creatives, who help other creatives to launch their projects on Kickstarter. You can find their website here: sidekickcreatives.com

I am a graphic designer and illustrator by profession and have worked for clients in publishing, press and advertising. I later on became Head of Design for a leading children stationery publisher. This allowed me to play a key role in the design and manufacturing of many products ranging from books, tableware, luggage, toys and games. Developing a project of this scale is something I have done several times and I am aware of all the possible difficulties that can occur. I will keep you all updated of the progress of my project and will make sure the deadlines will be met! Thank you!

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    UN GRAND MERCI !
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    POMPOM!
    A Pompom, to bring a touch of colour to your bag + an A5 ibou postcard.

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    IBOU NOTEBOOK
    Thank you! A lightweight notebook (20 x 10 cm, 50 pages with rules) to fit in your handbag + an A5 ibou postcard

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    EARLY IBOU BIRD!
    Be the fastest to get your own ibou pocket! As a treat for the first backers, I am offering the ibou at a very special price. Available in 6 vibrant colours (see below for pictures) + an A5 ibou postcard. Thank you!

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    IBOU POCKET!
    Get your own ibou pocket to bring a touch of colour and organization into your bag! Get it at the special Kickstarter price. Available in 6 vibrant colours (see below for pictures) + an A5 ibou postcard. Thank you!

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    IBOU POCKET + TOTEBAG.
    Get your own ibou pocket (see below for colour choice) + a unique totebag to go with + an A5 ibou postcard. Thank you!

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    IBOU IN SUEDETTE BY STRIIIIPES FROM PARIS. TURQUOISE
    Striiiipes has very kindly designed a suedette Kickstarter limited edition version of my ibou pocket. Comes with a totebag and an A5 postcard. Thank you!

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    IBOU IN SUEDETTE BY STRIIIIPES FROM PARIS. - LIGHT GREEN
    Striiiipes has very kindly designed a suedette Kickstarter limited edition version of my ibou pocket. Comes with a totebag and an A5 postcard. Thank you!

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    IBOU IN SUEDETTE BY STRIIIIPES FROM PARIS. - PINK
    Striiiipes has very kindly designed a suedette Kickstarter limited edition version of my ibou pocket. Comes with a totebag and an A5 postcard. Thank you!

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    IBOU IN SUEDETTE BY STRIIIIPES FROM PARIS. - NATURAL
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    Pledge £35 or more About $58

    IBOU POCKET + TOTEBAG + NOTEBOOK + POMPOMS.
    All you need to get the ibou attitude. One ibou pocket (choice of 6 vibrant colours) + 1 totebag to carry your grocery shopping + 1 notebook for your TO DO list + 3 pompoms to bring colours + an A5 postcard. Thank you!

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    IBOU IN 100% WOOL FELT BY STRIIIIPES FROM PARIS.
    Striiiipes has very kindly designed an elegant felt Kickstarter limited edition version of my ibou pocket. Comes with a totebag and an A5 postcard. Thank you!

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    COLLECTION OF 4 IBOU POCKETS
    Get the collection of 4 ibou pockets for your different bags (choose from 6 vibrant colours) + a totebag + an A5 postcard. Thank you very much!

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    THE IBOU FULL COLLECTION!
    Have too many bags or friends? Get the full collection of ibou pockets with the 6 vibrant colours + a totebag + a notebook + 3 pompoms + an A5 postcard. Thank you so much for your support!

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    JUST FOR YOU.
    Looking for a unique pattern? In return of your support, I will design an exclusive pattern just for you that will be printed on your ibou pocket. The ibou will be printed on velvet with a cotton inside lining. You will also receive the totebag, 3 pompoms, the notebook and the A5 postcard. Thank you!!!

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    LET'S WORK TOGETHER.
    Struggling with colours in one of your projects? I will help you with my expertise by working with you for1/2 day (by email, Skype, or in Paris). You will also of course receive an ibou pocket + totebag + 3 pompoms + notebook + an A5 postcard.

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    A COLOURFUL DAY IN PARIS.
    Thank you so much for your support! I will teach you the history of colour, its symbols and the diverse perceptions of it through specific places in Paris. I will also give you the whole collection of 6 ibou pockets + totebag + notebook + 3 pompoms + A5 postcard. (Travel to Paris not included)
    Merci merci merci !

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