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A bag that can be worn not just one way, but three! Triples as a backpack, over-the-shoulder bag, and tote bag. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on July 9, 2012.

A bag that can be worn not just one way, but three! Triples as a backpack, over-the-shoulder bag, and tote bag.

About this project

Sorry you missed out on our Kickstarter! 

To order the Bedford Bag and other products check out our website at www.MokuyobiThreads.com

Thanks for all of your support!!

Hi Everyone!

My name is Julie Pinzur and I run Mokuyobi Threads, a fun company that makes bags, clothing, and general radness for the Super Beings of Earth and Beyond.  Our small runs of backpacks and crazy prints are what we're known for but I wanted to do something bigger and better (not to mention new, exciting, and fun) for our Fall bag collection.  Introducing The Bedford Bag.

Whenever you buy a bag for yourself you have to think, "What am I going to use this for?"  Backpacks serve different purposes than over the shoulder bags which have a different use than tote bags.  

The solution is a bag that's a fusion of a backpack, over the shoulder bag, and tote bag: The Bedford Bag.  This bag covers all ground for wherever your day takes you.  

When you ride your bike you can wear it as a backpack if an over the shoulder bag keeps getting in your way. If you're out and about, easy access to your bag is a breeze with the tote handles. If you need to be hands free, just clip on the messenger strap and and rock on.

There are four color options of the Bedford.  Two solids and two pattern.  

Solid- waterproof nylon

  • Red/orange nylon with 3 travel themed patches
  • Bright blue nylon with 3 travel themed patches

Pattern- heavy twill fabric + waterproof nylon

  • Lighted Arrow print w/ golden yellow nylon
  • Rad Sack print w/ black nylon: ltd. ed. artist series print by Adam Smith

The solid color bags come with 3 quirky travel themed iron on patches to make your bag yours!  Stick them on your bag, your fave jacket, or give one to a friend!

Bag Dimensions: 12" length x 15" width x 7" depth

Bag weight: 1.5 lbs

With the samples made and everything in place this is where I need your help!

Production isn't cheap when producing a high quality product locally in the US.  Please help me raise money so I don't have to send this product to be made overseas!  

With your help this bag will be made in a cut and sew plant in Indiana.  All of the materials have been locally sourced: 

  • Embroidered patches- New Jersey 
  • Printed fabric- North Carolina
  • Nylon Fabric- Indiana
  • Hardware- California
  • Labels- Illinois
  • Foam- Minnesota
  • Webbing- Oregon

Now the only thing standing between you and the finished product is this Kickstarter.  Every dollar counts!  Need more incentive?  How about some amazing prizes?!?

Backpack Club patch- 3"

photo cred: American Apparel

Limited Edition Kickstarter Baseball Tee

Awesome Arcade, Make Ideas Real, and Handmade Club Tee,                    more images here

(patches to come in backer updates!)

Inside of The Bedford

Here is the inside of the smaller top compartment:

You can fit awesome things in it like:

The top pocket is perfect for smaller items like your keys, phone, wallet, and glasses.

Here is the large main pocket which has a padded laptop compartment where you can fit a laptop up to 15".  It is shown here with a 13" Macbook air:

Main compartment with 13" Macbook air in padded laptop pocket:

You can fit awesome stuff in this pocket too!:

The Bedford Bag lining is white waterproof nylon.  It is very easy to clean and the white color gives you a higher visibility when searching for things inside your bag.  The entire bag is machine washable.  Please air dry.

FAQ

  • I've gotten a lot of these questions. Any laptop new or old up to 15" (measured across the screen diagonally) will fit- with wiggle room in the pouch.

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    A BIG thank you and virtual high five. Delivered immediately!! Also, access to my project updates!

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    An awesome iron on Backpack Club patch. Stick it on your bag or jacket to show that you're an exclusive backpack club member.

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    Backpack Club patch and Limited Edition Kickstarter Baseball Tee available exclusively to Kickstarter backers. International friends please add $10.

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    Backpack Club patch, your pick of an Awesome Arcade, Make Ideas Real, or Handmade Club Tee, and Limited Edition Kickstarter Baseball Tee available exclusively to Kickstarter backers. International friends please add $15.

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    What you've all been waiting for, the big prize! THE BEDFORD BAG!!! Your pick between one of the 2 solids or 2 prints. International friends please add $15.

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    Bedford Bag of your choice in addition to your choice of tshirt, and the Limited Edition Baseball Tee. International friends please add $15.

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    A Custom Bedford Bag in your choice of color. Does not include extra pockets or different patterns. For further inquiries please message me! International friends please add $15.

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    Two Bedford Bags, your choice of tee, Limited Edition Baseball Tee, and matching pencil pouches for both bags. International friends please add $15.

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    Three Bedford bags, all three tees, and the Limited Edition Baseball Tee in addition to matching pencil pouches for 3 bags, and a hand embroidered (by me) keychain to add to your awesome new bags. Embroidered with an object of your choice. International friends please add $15.

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    Everything in the last reward in addition to a CUSTOM BAG made to your specifications: style, shape, colors, details, are all up to you! AND a super awesome crafty surprise package with amazing goodies that will blow your mind including a tri fold wallet with a custom fabric made especially for you!

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Funding period

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