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Celebrating local craftsmanship with products with soul for your home. Designed and crafted in Santiago · Chile with ♥. Read more

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Celebrating local craftsmanship with products with soul for your home. Designed and crafted in Santiago · Chile with ♥.

Santiago, Chile Crafts
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Hello! I am asking for Kickstarter’s help, so we can take our project to the next level and make it sustainable in time. With your support we are going to be able to buy raw materials, pay fair wages to the craftsmen, and bring hope back to our local industry by creating jobs for amazing and talented people.

I am positive that by promoting local production we preserve our identity and culture, creating awareness of the importance of our traditions. Here you will have the chance to pre-order our new collection at a special pre-order price. Please take the time to watch the video and learn more about Minka Inhouse and the people behind it.

Please any question, doubt or comment write to hola@minka-inhouse. Thank you!

A film by La Santé                                                                    

Music by: Juan Francisco Olea

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Story

I am Fran from Santiago, Chile. After studying design, I worked for three years at different retail stores, in their home decor department. I was frustrated and unhappy. I wanted to understand and get involved in each step that goes into developing a handcrafted product. 

I quit my job and had no idea what to expect. I started searching for talented local craftsmen that could help and teach me how to work my two favorite materials: ceramic and wool.

It didn’t take me long to realize that retail companies have destroyed almost all of our domestic manufacturing. Today just about everything we consume in our country is mass-produced overseas.

After a long search I met amazing people that were still in love with their work no matter the adversity. This is how I came up with this project, Minka Inhouse. Minka is a native word used to describe a collective work with a social purpose and benefit for the community.

Makers

Valentín is the ceramic expert. He mixes the clay and glazes. He has been working with ceramic forever. I learned from him how to polish and paint. I admire his creativity and perfect technique; both qualities are built in his soul, becoming his personal secret signature.

There is something ritual about the work of Pedro, Hilda, Doris and Bernarda; always expectant, observant, never bored or dull. With expert skill, they integrate mind and heart in their process. All together, we form and give life to Minka Inhouse.

Rewards for your support 

WALL OF FAME - $1 · Thank you for your support! Send us your Photo to be hung in our Wall of Fame. You are already a member of Minka Inhouse and will be added to our update lists and will receive a special Thank you! on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.    

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LIMITED EDITION POSTCARDS (LEP) - $10 · With love from Santiago! We’ll send you three limited-edition postcards that feature stills of our workshops, ceramics and blankets taken by talented local photographers. You can mix & match your favorite photos, send them to your friends or post them on your wall.  Also you will be added to our Wall of Fame, update lists and will receive a special Thank you! on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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TOTE BAG or DRAWSTRING BAG (TB or DB) - $25. Chose your favorite. Also you will be added to our Wall of Fame, update lists and will receive a special Thank you! on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. You'll also be part of our Wall of Fame and receive the LEP. 

Fine Detail:

  • Handcrafted in Santiago · Chile
  • Silkscreen print
  • Tote Bag: 14.4” x 16.4”Drawstring Bag: 14.4” x 18.7”
  • Includes 3 Limited Edition Postcards + Photo on Wall of Fame

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LIMITED EDITION POSTER · Handcrafted Limited Edition silkscreen poster printed with golden ink. Two designs available. Chose your favorite! Also you will be added to our Wall of Fame, update lists and will receive a special Thank you! on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. 

Fine Detail:

  • Handcrafted in Santiago · Chile 
  • Silkscreen print with golden ink
  • A4 Size

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GOLD FEVER · Ceramic Gold Mug Set of 2! - $35. Inspired in vintage enamelware these handmade ceramic cups are carefully painted with gold. Enjoy! There are three available sizes to choose from: small, medium and large. You'll also be part of our Wall of Fame and receive the LEP + TB or DB.    

Fine Detail:

  • Handcrafted one by one in Santiago · Chile
  • Gold rim
  • Large: 4”ø x 3.3”Medium: 3.3”ø x 2.9” Small 2.5”ø x 2.3” / L: 9.5ø x 8.5cm, M: 8.5ø x 7.7cm, S: 6.4ø x 6cm
  • Includes Tote Bag or Drawstring Bag + 3 Limited Edition Postcards + Photo on Wall of Fame

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I ♥  WHITE - $50. One ceramic piece of I ♥ White Collection. These pieces are handmade and polished one by one. Made with love from us to you. Choose between our four pieces available. You'll also be part of our Wall of Fame and receive the LEP + TB or DB. 

Fine Detail:

  • Handcrafted one by one in Stgo · Chile
  • Vase I : 3”ø x 6” / 7.5ø x 15cm
  • Vase II: 3”ø x 5” / 8ø x 13cm
  • Bowl + Lid: 10”ø x 7.5” / 10ø x 7.5cm
  • x3 Triangle: 4.3” x 3” x 0.6” / 11 x 7.5 x 1.5
  • Includes Tote Bag or Drawstring Bag + 3 Limited Edition Postcards + Photo on Wall of Fame

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STAY WARM - $120. Receive in your home one of our gorgeous Jacquard knit blanket. Choose  between our four designs available. You'll also be part of our Wall of Fame and receive the LEP + TB or DB.

Fine Detail:

  • Knitted in Stgo · Chile
  • Supersoft wool and high bulk thread.
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Reversible design
  • Wangülen Blanket: 50.7” x 68.3” + 7.8” fringe and weighs nearly 2 pounds (120x175 + 20cm de fleco)
  • Chacana Blanket: 48.4” x 58.5” + 7.8” fringe and weighs nearly 2 pounds (125x150 + 20cm de fleco)
  • Home Blanket: 48.4” x 58.5” and weighs nearly 2 pounds (125x150)
  • B&W Blanket: 70.2” x 58.5” and weighs nearly 3 pounds (180x150)
  • Includes Tote Bag or Drawstring Bag + 3 Limited Edition Postcards + Photo on Wall of Fame

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COZY COZY - $200. Receive in your home a Mix&Match pack of two of our gorgeous Jacquard knit blankets. You'll also be part of our Wall of Fame and receive the LEP + TB or DB

Fine Detail:

  • Knitted in Stgo · Chile
  • Supersoft wool and high bulk thread
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Reversible design
  • Mix & Match I B&W Blanket:70.2” x 58.5” and weighs nearly 3 pounds + Home Blanket: 48.4” x 58.5” and weighs nearly 2 pounds
  • Mix & Match II Wangülen Blanket: 50.7” x 68.3” + 7.8” fringe and weighs nearly 2 pounds + Chacana Blanket: 48.4” x 58.5” + 7.8” fringe and weighs nearly 2 pounds
  • Includes Tote Bag or Drawstring Bag + 3 Limited Edition Postcards + Photo on Wall of Fame

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THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION - $600. Dress up your home with our products. You will receive 4 Blankets + 2 Ceramic Gold Mug + complete I ♥ White Collection. You'll also be part of our Wall of Fame and receive the LEP + TB or DB.

Fine Details:

  • Includes Tote Bag or Drawstring Bag + 3 Limited Edition Postcards + Photo on Wall of Fame
  • Ceramic Gold Mug Set (three available sizes to choose, small, medium and large)
  • White Collection
  • 4 Blankets (B&W, Home, Chacana, Wangülen)

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YOU’RE THE BOSS - $4000. Gracias amigo! Come and meet us at our ceramic and textile workshops and design your own pieces with us! Includes round trip economy tickets Miami – Santiago – Miami, 5 day, hotels and 2 meals a day. Dates will be arranged by mutual agreement.

Your contribution

Your contribution will help pay for:

Fair Wages & local industry you will directly impact the livelihood of Valentín, Pedro, Hilda, Doris & Bernarda. Your contribution will provide hope to our local industry and will help us confirm if Minka Inhouse is a sustainable project.

Raw materials ceramic paste, gold pigment, brush, knitting wool: black, light grey, grey and white, threads for sewing fringe and others , sandpaper for polish process, glaze, cotton and black ink for tote and drawstring bags.

Our true inspiration 

I am asking for Kickstarter’s help, so we can take together our project to the next level and make it sustainable in time. With your support we are going to be able to buy raw materials, pay fair wages to the craftsmen, and bring hope back to our local industry.

I am positive that by promoting local production we preserve our identity and culture, creating awareness of the importance of our traditions. If you believe in products with soul I invite you to be part of the biggest Minka in history! Every contribution counts! 

Production Timeline

July  17-31 Once the campaign is over, and assuming the funding goal is met, we will send you a survey so that you can let us know what style(s) you'd like. Raw materials will be ordered for production (ceramic paste, white glaze, gold pigment, wool ((black, light grey, grey & white, cotton)). Meanwhile we will start developing the ceramic moulds necessary to produce the requested pieces. Minka Inhouse logo is submitted for tote bag and drawstring bag. Photos are submitted for postcards. 

August 1-30 Production process of Ceramic gold mug sets, Blanco Collection and Blankets.

September 1-15 Packaging preparation. International and local orders are shipped.

Risks and challenges

We've worked very hard to make this happen! All the people involved in the production have been specifically selected based on their reliability and the quality of their work. I have done and will continue doing my best to mitigate the risks and challenges for this project. You have my word. Thank you!

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    26 backers

    WALL OF FAME · Thank you for your support! Send us your Photo to be hung in our Wall of Fame. You are already a member of Minka Inhouse and will be added to our update lists and will receive a special Thank you! on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. SEE LEFT FOR PHOTOS & DETAILS.

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    17 backers

    LIMITED EDITION POSTCARDS (LEP) · With ♥ from Santiago. We’ll send you three limited-edition postcards that feature stills of our workshops, ceramics and blankets taken by talented local photographers. You can mix & match your favorite photos, send them to your friends or post them on your wall. Also you will be added to our Wall of Fame, update lists and will receive a special Thank you! on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. SEE LEFT FOR PHOTOS & DETAILS. Shipping included.

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    14 backers

    TOTE BAG or DRAWSTRING BAG (TB or DB). Chose your favorite. Also you will be added to our Wall of Fame, update lists and will receive a special Thank you! on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. You'll also receive the LEP. SEE LEFT FOR PHOTOS & DETAILS. Shipping included.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    LIMITED EDITION POSTER · Chose between 2 designs available and get a handcrafted silkscreen poster printed with golden ink. Also you will be added to our Wall of Fame, update lists and will receive a special Thank you! on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. You'll also receive the LEP. SEE LEFT FOR PHOTOS & DETAILS. Shipping included.

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    Pledge $35 or more

    121 backers

    GOLD FEVER· Ceramic Gold Mug Set! Inspired in vintage enamelware these handmade ceramic cups are carefully painted with gold. Enjoy! There are three available sizes to choose from: small, medium and large. You'll also be part of our Wall of Fame and receive the LEP + TB or DB. SEE LEFT FOR PHOTOS & DETAILS. International please add $20.

    Estimated delivery:
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    Pledge $50 or more

    36 backers

    I ♥ WHITE · One ceramic piece of I ♥ White Collection. These pieces are handmade and polished one by one. Made with love from us to you. Choose between our four pieces available. You'll also be part of our Wall of Fame and receive the LEP + TB or DB. SEE LEFT FOR PHOTOS & DETAILS. International please add $20.

    Estimated delivery:
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    Pledge $120 or more

    28 backers

    STAY WARM · Receive in your home one of our gorgeous Jacquard knit blanket. Choose between our four designs available. You'll also be part of our Wall of Fame and receive the LEP + TB or DB. SEE LEFT FOR PHOTOS & DETAILS. International please add $40.

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    21 backers

    COZY COZY · Receive in your home a Mix&Match pack of two of our gorgeous Jacquard knit blankets. You'll also be part of our Wall of Fame and receive the LEP + TB or DB. SEE LEFT FOR PHOTOS & DETAILS. International please add $40.

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    5 backers

    THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION · Dress up your home with our products. You will receive 4 Blankets + 2 Ceramic Gold Mug + complete I ♥ White Collection. You'll also be part of our Wall of Fame and receive the LEP + TB or DB. SEE LEFT FOR PHOTOS & DETAILS. International please add $50.

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    0 backers

    YOU’RE THE BOSS · Come and meet us at our ceramic and textile workshops and design your own piece with us! SEE LEFT FOR DETAILS.

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