About this project
Dear KickStarter Community -
Thank you again for your support. Our Eco-Essential Pen project was successfully funded in mid-January 2013, and delivered on-schedule in March, to 460 Backers in 39 countries. We are truly grateful for your support, and are very, very proud that you love your Eco-Essential Pen as much as we do.
"Mine was so nice someone stole it....Dont worry, we committed a dognapping to get it back. Hurry and launch that store so I can buy my thief mother one...lol" - James
Today we introduce to you its complement, the Eco-Essential Pencil. It sports the same a-joy-to-behold bamboo & aluminum body. It caters to the same eco-friendly & quietly-elegant aficionados. Instead of Hi-Tec-C, Eco Pencil makes its mark with a Japan-made 0.5mm mechanism core, which has been proven robust thru years of service in a renowned "unbranded" Japanese brand.
Stylus Cap is retained. The Cap is interchangeable with Eco Pen's, and all its accessories can be shared -- our 7mm nib, Wacom-nib tip, Color Rings... The Cap offers protection to the lead-sleeve, and spares non-masochists of painful pocket-stabbing. OUCH! avoided : )
We began dreaming up the Pencil version when Eco Pen surpassed its funding goal back in January '13. To-date, we've executed two rounds of prototyping. We are using these samples everyday -- loving it and getting adoring glances at Starbucks regularly. We are still rigorously considering what remaining aspects might benefit from further fine-tuning (grip, dimensions,...), and penciled in Proto Run #3 for early-May. The final version may, or may not, vary slightly from the samples shown; in any case, we'll certainly keep you updated.
We're setting a short funding period and a low funding goal for this Eco Pencil project, as we believe Pencil is a necessary complement for those of us who appreciate fine writing instruments. We want to move forward as soon as we get your vote of approval.
The Eco-Essential Set makes an excellent Graduation Gift, and we aim to deliver them as your loved ones commence their next stage in life. Target fulfillment in June 2013.
We are Team ISHUJA -- three guys sharing an intense desire to realize Well-Designed products. After banding together in mid-2012, we’ve had the good fortune to complete a Kickstarter project, and to win an iF 2013 Product Design Award for Kitchen Tools.
We have proven track record in manufacturing & supply chain management. As Jack learned from his experience at Apple, working with good vendors and being meticulous in details can save a thousand headaches down the road. For this project, we are partnering with a workshop with 20+ years of luxury pen experience in Taiwan, and also working directly with metal shop and packaging house to realize our visions exactly.
Incognito Edition Pencil ~ limited edition
While working with our amazing manufacturing partner for Eco Pencil production, we tried out numerous metal-finishing methods. And the "Dark Ti-finish" caught our eyes. It's low-key and oh-so-gorgeous. In hindsight this is a no-brainer. Designers are always preferential to darker shades, drawing contrast and attention to the main subject.
Hung was in love wouldn't end the meeting. Our workshop thus agreed to support on a 200-pcs batch run, despite higher costs and unknown demand. So, the new-edition Eco Pencil is coming NOW !
We are making 75-pcs available as Limited-Qty New Reward ($45), and reserving 125-pcs for Backers who would like to add another Pencil to their existing pledge (Backer Special: $38).
Hung is buying up anything left as his own Gift-Giving stock. First-come first-serve !
Risks and challenges
As demonstrated by our prior Eco-Essential Pen project, we like to keep our promises and delight our Backers. Behind the scenes we work meticulously and tirelessly to ensure our manufacturing & logistics are thoroughly planned, and then correctly executed. As such, while Murphy lurks around every milestone, please rest assured that we shall do EVERYTHING it takes to give you a pleasant Backing experience with Eco-Essential Writing Instruments.
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