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The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 28 2017 7:59 AM UTC +00:00
$945
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
21
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 28 2017 7:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

 

Cardboard Carl is a collection of ties and bow ties made from cardboard!

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High frequency corrugation makes the ties surprisingly strong, compared to conventional cardboard, without adding bulk.

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Each tie and bow tie comes with an adjustable neck strap to fit around your collar. The quick release snap allows you to attach / detach instantly. Snap on. Snap off.

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They are surprisingly strong and have just the right amount of flexibility. They are design to conform to the shape of your body while still maintaining that awesome geometric cardboard look.

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The ties fold up extra small and can easily fit in your pocket or a desk drawer.

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Each tie has a metal washer embedded in it. And each tie comes with a magnetic tie clip that can latch on to that washer, ensuring your tie stays put as you move.

 

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The laminated paper material is water and smudge resistant. If you take good care of them, these ties should last you a very long time.

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Each tie purchase includes an awesome cardboard tie, an adjustable neck strap, and a magnetic tie clip; all within resealable packaging.

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Each bow tie purchase includes an awesome cardboard bow tie and an adjustable neck strap; all within resealable packaging.

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Tie | Galaxy

 

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Tie | Graffiti

 

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Tie | Wood

 

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Tie | Lumberjack

 

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Tie | Blue

 

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Tie | Doodle

 

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Tie | Confetti

 

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Tie | Black

 

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Tie | Skate

 

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Tie | Tribal

 

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Tie | Red

 

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Tie | Giraffe

 

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Tie | Surf

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Bow Tie | Galaxy

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Bow Tie | Graffiti

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Bow Tie | Wood

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Bow Tie | Lumberjack

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Bow Tie | Blue

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Bow Tie | Doodle

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Bow Tie | Confetti

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Bow Tie | Black

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Bow Tie | Skate

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Bow Tie | Tribal

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Bow Tie | Red

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Bow Tie | Owl

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Bow Tie | Deer

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Cardboard Carl was founded on the idea that ties should be more fun, more innovative, and more unique.

Josh, the creator of Cardboard Carl, is an industrial designer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He owns his own prototyping shop where he operates a laser cutter and often works on cardboard projects. After spending a year working on cardboard VR products, he was inspired to use the often overlooked substrate to create his own product.

49 prototypes later, Josh came up with the cardboard tie you see today.

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If you would like to see these ties come to market, please consider backing and sharing this campaign.

All items shown are pre-production samples. They give an excellent idea of the look and feel of the final production items, but there may be subtle color, print material, or design changes necessary for full blown production.

The design is patent pending.

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Risks and challenges

This is my third Kickstarter campaign. I haven't botched one yet, and I'm not keen on huge amounts of risk. That being said:

The biggest risk for this project is quality control and hitting low enough manufacturing price point that I'm not losing money.

All of that revolves around sourcing a reliable manufacturer and ordering in a large enough quantity. I have already started the vetting process, and the manufacturer that I have chosen seems reliable and comes with many positive recommendations. I also like the initial quote that they gave me, but in order to hit that price I need to be purchasing upwards of $30,000 in merchandise (hence the relatively large target goal).

A change in manufacturers during this campaign would likely result in a 1-month delay of fulfilling rewards. I don't anticipate that, but it is a possibility.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    USA

    Bow Ties: $10 each
    Ties: $15 each
    (Free shipping)

    -- Bow Ties --
    *each bow tie includes a neck strap
    QTY 1: $10
    QTY 2: $20
    QTY 3: $30
    QTY 4: $40
    QTY 5: $50
    etc.

    -- Ties --
    *each tie includes a neck strap + a tie clip
    QTY 1: $15
    QTY 2: $30
    QTY 3: $45
    QTY 4: $60
    QTY 5: $75
    etc.

    Please do the math and pledge your $ value accordingly. For example, if you want QTY 2: Bow Ties ($20), and QTY 2: Ties ($30) then you would pledge $50. Shipping will be free.

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    INTERNATIONAL

    Bow Ties: 10 USD each
    Ties: 15 USD each
    (+ 25 USD shipping during checkout)

    -- Bow Ties --
    *each bow tie includes a neck strap
    QTY 1: 10 USD
    QTY 2: 20 USD
    QTY 3: 30 USD
    QTY 4: 40 USD
    QTY 5: 50 USD
    etc.

    -- Ties --
    *each tie includes a neck strap + a tie clip
    QTY 1: 15 USD
    QTY 2: 30 USD
    QTY 3: 45 USD
    QTY 4: 60 USD
    QTY 5: 75 USD
    etc.

    Please do the math and pledge your value accordingly. For example, if you want QTY 2: Bow Ties (20 USD), and QTY 2: Ties (30 USD) then you would pledge the equivalent of 50 USD. Kickstarter will add 25 USD during checkout.

    *If applicable: You are responsible for any VAT / Import Duty fees.

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