Inspiration struck in 2007 after ordering a coffee to go in a neighbourhood cafe. As Sandon was handed his piping hot drink, the mental image of a tailored shirt cuff ---a cup cuff--- superimposed itself over the cardboard sleeve. How many disposable cardboard sleeves would one Cup Cuff replace? How many would thousands replace? The idea stuck and he stuck with it, creating a dynamic business.
Now that the company is established and the prototypes have been well received it is time to take it to the next level. Sandon has discovered "no man is an island", and so. . . . This is where you come in!
If My Project Gets Funded Where Is Your Money Going?
As a new retail business there are large factory order minimums that must be met and as a minnow in a large ocean it has not been easy to swim with the bigger fish. If my project gets funded successfully your money will go directly towards buying better quality fabric and more materials such as tags and buttons, thereby improving the look and feel of our existing designs. What are these improvements you may ask?
I've purchased a limited amount of the new fabric in order to have a few samples made. Here's a look at the new and improved Collection that will go into production with a successful funding of my project!
The fabric has a little more olive and less pine to the green in addition to a higher thread count which makes for an improved fit.
The toggle buttons stem from the seam allowing it to fit more snuggly onto the cup and have a sleeker feel.
We've gone with a Glen Check instead of a Herringbone pattern. Far more Professorial don't you think?
With your help Cup Cuff will be able to place a production order of sufficient quantity to manufacture the improved versions of Cup Cuff that you have just had a peek at. You will give us the boost needed to shift from manufacturing small runs at high costs to larger more cost-effective orders. This will enable Cup Cuff to expand its wholesale operations to new cities, continue to provide a great product, and create more styles for our customers' varying tastes.
Thank You for taking the time to check out my project!
Risks and challenges
Cup Cuff is made in Vancouver, B.C. It will remain a domestically produced product as this is at the core of our manufacturing policy. While I've been working hard to bring Cup Cuff to fruition, to date there has not been enough capital to meet North American manufacturing minimums. Being able to purchase the materials to meet these factory minimums will reduce production costs due to economies of scale. Cup Cuff will be off and running.
I've already done the leg work to have samples sewn at a couple of factories capable of larger production. Now I simply need that financial spark. Please help us reach this goal while doing your part in this trend to cut down on to-go coffee and tea waste with a touch of style!
I believe in my product and mission wholeheartedly. My hopes are now to achieve this goal and gain some loyal customers in the process. Thank you Kickstarter for connecting Cup Cuff to such awesome and supportive people!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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