The campaign is now over and I would like to thank YOU all! With your support, ibou pocket will become reality, which is great!
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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.
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, ...
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!
If the campaign raises more than the initial objective, I will be able to produce 2 unique 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.
I have everything in place and received several quotes from the manufacturer with lead time. All is needed now is your support! :-)
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!
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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