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KASTEL bags protects the mobile technology of today. We focus our research on design, materials and innovation. Read more

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KASTEL bags protects the mobile technology of today. We focus our research on design, materials and innovation.

Paris, France Fashion
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About this project

KASTEL was born from my desire to design a laptop bag that is aesthetically pleasing as well as robust, practical and with original extra features.

I started drawing and producing the first prototype 2 and a half years ago.

I then made 5 more prototypes, each time developing the bag further.

Some prototype samples  :

I went on to look for a manufacturer that met my expectations of a high quality production and products.

I travelled for a year and visited 23 factories before I finally found the right one.

Aurélie Monsaingeon, a childhood friend who moved to London many years ago, has joined the project as a marketing and communication manager.

We have also developed the website and a few social network pages.

As you can see the Facebook page is brand new. We hope you will "Like" it and spread the word.

We discovered kickstarter and was seduced by the idea of financing and launching the brand through direct participation of site users.

We are now counting on you to be able to start the first batch of production.

With your help we could grow and develop the many ideas about other products I have since working on the first model : DONJON

We will keep you informed of the progress of the production as well as send you photos of the process.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need more information, we will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.

Laptop Bag

 Material : Synthetic Leather   

 Available in 13" and 15"

Weight  :  920g in 13"    &    1020g in 15"

Exclusive hole system with extension cord for you to charge your laptop discreetly without having to take out your laptop.

 Large A4+ pocket for documents

 A4 document pocket on backside

Rain protection coat

 Exclusive clamping system to adjust the bag when you ride

Laptop Bag

 Material : Denim            

 Available in 13" and 15"

Weight : 870g in13" / 970g in 15"

Laptop Bag

 Material : Canvas           

 Available in 13" and 15"

Weight : 850g in 13" / 950g in 15"

Sleeve

 Material : Synthetic Leather           

 Available in 13" and 15"

Sleeve

 Material : Denim           

 Available in 13" and 15"

Sleeve

 Material : Canvas           

 Available in 13" and 15"

 Accessory bag

 Material : Synthetic Leather           

 Accessory bag

 Material : Denim   

 Accessory bag

 Material : Canvas    

Pending the success of our Kickstarter campaign, we will begin production on the first round of units on March 25. We have sourced the materials for the first 1,500 units to be ready for this first production. These units have a 49 day lead time (production time).  We will take an additional 10 days to do a final inspection and QC of all outgoing units.  It will take another 24 days to ship across the Pacific Ocean leaving from Hong Kong and arriving in Paris - France. Units will be shipped via poste. Between production time (49 days), final inspection and QC (10 days), and shipping from Hong Kong to Paris - France (30 days), the KASTEL bags should be shipping out of our fulfillment center in ending May. 

Pending the success of our campaign, beginning February 11nd, we will be able to produce 2,000 units per month with our current factory in order to meet demand. Units will have a 40 day lead time (production time), 10 day quality control/inspection,  and a 24 day shipping transit time. Units will be shipped to backers in order of project funding date. 

some pictures of preparing and sewing prototypes in my workshop

 More Photos on the web site : KASTELbags

 

Risks and challenges

With over 18 years of fashion designing, I have created many products for the snow wear and streetwear market.
I have handmade and sewed hundreds of products and also worked with many garment factories.
I am particularly attentive to material quality, fittings and finishing. I am also very aware of the importance of the manufacturing process.
We have already been to Dongguan near Hong Kong, a year and a half ago to meet the manufacturing team and get to know the factory's capacity. They work for major European, American and Asian labels.
The factory is now waiting for the success of our kickstarter campaign to launch production.
I will be present at the beginning and the end of production and to ensure the quality of each article I will also keep you informed of the progress at each step.

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