- Premium genuine leather. Over the long run leather outlasts almost any other material. The backpacks are hand crafted using full grain and vegetable tanned leather.
- Wholesale price. Premium leather bags can cost anywhere from £200 & £600. By offering you this project on Kickstarter we cut out the middleman, retail markups and avoid spending money on PR firms, therefore offering you a high quality bag at a great value. In fact, you will practically have two different backpacks for the price of one.
- Authentic design. The blend of casual with classic allows you to carry the same backpack for any type of occasion without worrying about looking out of place, in fact expect to stand out from the crowd.
- Hand crafted. Handmade means a character and attention to detail not found in mass produced goods.
We are two architects and designers who have always found backpacks to be one of the most comfortable ways to carry things around but as we grew up we realised that existing bag designs often don’t match with all styles of clothing.
While one backpack may look good for walking around the city or heading to the gym, the same backpack will often look out of place for going to work, so we decided it was time to change this.
The good news is that the Italian leather maker can provide us with the red leather at a lower quantity so we are happy to let you know that we can make it available at a lower stretch goal of £14,000.
The options are practically limitless especially as if we reach these stretch goals we can create new patterns on the two faces as well as add new colours to really make it one of a kind backpack. To get an idea of the designs that can be introduced you can see a photo below of some of our initial sketches.
In our quest to design and create the ideal backpack that would make you look stylish in the city and sleek in the office we both agreed on one thing: almost no other material matches the outstanding durability and classic look of genuine leather. No cutting corners, every part of the exterior had to be made of leather, including the often forgotten straps.
After weeks of sketching and selecting the most appropriate types of leather, we had our first prototype. Looking at the back of the bag, we knew there had to be a way to make the most of it rather than hiding it away. We went back to the drawing board to rethink the classic backpack. That’s how the 2Face Backpack came to be the first 2 sided leather backpack.
Two distinctly different faces that complement each other perfectly; one casual, the other classic.
While the idea of having two different designs in one single bag was very popular among our friends we knew that switching between the two sides had to be as simple as possible. Countless attempts later we found a way to reduce consumption and increase ease of use by using the same straps for both Backpack faces.
The 2Face Backpack interior was created with our daily activities in mind. We all know how important it is to carry every gadget in its own compartment so we created padded pockets to protect them from shocks but also from rubbing against other objects. To ensure even greater protection and give the bag a softer feel, we added all round padding; on the bottom, sides and two fronts.
We feel the best way to enrich the quality of the 2Face Backpack is to allow true craftsmen to create it. With over 30 years of experience in leather making they share the same passion for creating quality goods as we do for producing innovative designs.
All the stress points have been reinforced with stitching and rivets to make sure that the quality is as long lasting as the design is timeless.
A touch of style for your pen and pencils. Genuine leather, hand crafted pencil case.
Long enough to carry your cash, wide enough to fit your cards, sleek enough to fit smoothly in your pocket. We set out to build upon the best qualities from existing wallets and create a compact wallet that embodies all these features in a fresh, stylish design.
Our first Kickstarter project allowed us to learn many things about what it takes to deliver on time a successful project. We are extremely thankful for everyone’s support and we are proud to have received such positive feedback.
Risks and challenges
We've learnt many valuable lessons from our initial project which we delivered on time to over a hundred happy backers! Using this experience and careful planning we have done our best to reduce the risks of possible delays so that you can enjoy your new Chivote goods as soon as possible.
We have worked with our leather suppliers and artisans on several occasions before and we are firm believers in their ability to deliver the highest quality, handmade products in accordance to our confirmed production schedule.
- (37 days)