This project's funding goal was not reached on April 16, 2013.
About this project
View the news article published about David Lee Smith & B Wallet on YourNews.com. They published it in many locations! Thanks YourNews.com! - Article link http://yournews.com/copyroom/mynews.asp?zipcode=27607&story_id=290206
Hey Everyone! Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter! We really hope you will consider our project. I'm David Lee Smith the creator and head of Beladonis Fashion. I am happy to be part of an outstanding team here in Nashville, Tennessee and we would certainly like to get to know every one who contributes to our campaign. Please feel free to add us on Facebook and check out our tutorials channel on YouTube. All of our sites are linked for you to check out in the bio section. Please feel free to write us anytime and check out the video above! (Check out our biography section for more info about our team)
The B Wallet Story: I wanted to share a little bit about how the B wallet came to "B". As you know my name is David, former homeschooler, I am 27, and I totally like fashion. I have done all sorts of jobs over the years, but it was not until I found fashion that work no longer felt like work. I discovered what it's like to have passion for something. A passion for something is a thing that many of us seldom get to have, so I embraced it. I have had my ups and downs since starting Beladonis Fashion and my fashion network in 2011, but one thing that I have come to realize is that there's always room for change, and that is why I made the B Wallet. It is the start of something great. People should be able to "B" who they want to be. Why is the B Wallet a great symbol for this? Because I have put my heart into it. The B wallet is a symbol for that passion--to tell people that life is not just about making a buck, but about being! "B" true to yourself. If you believe in that philosophy, check out the B Wallet.
What the project is: Beladonis Fashion presents the B Wallet. This compact wallet comes in over ten different looks for guys and girls. The B Wallet can easily fit inside your pocket or the small areas of your purse and can hold all of your essentials. The B Wallet fits dozens of cards, and even has a pocket on the front where cash can be stored. Made with an elastic backing, your belongings will fit snugly inside the wallet, and the stretch of the elastic also allows you to hold make-up, or your cell phone. We have many different vinyl color & pattern styles for the front base which all look great! The leather pockets on the B Wallet are 100% lambskin leather. We also have a cowhide and a faux leather option available. Whether you choose genuine leather or faux leather, all of the wallets come in several color options.
It's only $12! for a Custom B-Wallet!
We at Beladonis thought Kickstarter would be a fun way to introduce our project to you in hopes that you are as excited about it as we are. We want to have the means to produce and sell as many wallets as we can. While production is already underway, we need your help to sustain and expand our project. The funds collected will help us produce the highest quality wallets possible. We also have hopes of eventually expanding our business to other areas of fashion; we already have other ideas in development, such as clothing designs and two different wallet designs.
Here is our little workshop! This is where we made our first prototype B-Wallets! We are really excited about actually creating our first manufactured product!
Our Goal: $3,000 WAY lower than our original budget!
Note: This is our second attempt to launch this product. We tried to set our goal low —$10,000 the first time we launched with very little support.
Sadly, we canceled the project after realizing we would not make our goal. This time, I personally will not take a salary and I have secured a smaller more affordable factory to produce the wallets.
WE believe $3,000 will be enough to fund the first run of wallets. I also have a secondary source of backing if problems arise. We certainly want to make sure we reach our goal and will work hard in the campaign to do so.
I really want this project to succeed!
We have set some additional goals we would like to achieve if we reach our initial goal. With your help, I know we can do it.
Goal reached. Wallets will certainly ship, and we know you will love them.
$10,000 - Beladonis will create 2 additional wallet lines! We have already designed an edgy wallet similar to the B Wallet and a Club wallet designed perfectly for the club, cocktail, and banquet scenes!
$50,000 - We will manufacture a small clothing line we have already sketched and patterned out (I'll post some pictures if we get close to this goal).
If we reach the $ 50,000 mark everyone gets a free surprise to go along with there wallet! Gift TBA!
Our manufacturing goals: Pre-manufacturing steps have already been completed when it comes to the development process. We have already sketched and patterned our designs for manufacturing. This was done by our head designer Coren and myself.
Prototype models that were already constructed are the display pictures for the rewards above. Additionally, sample product has already been sent to the manufacturer in the Philippines, so production can be commenced as soon as our goal of $3,000 is reached. If our goal is vastly exceeded, we are prepared to take additional measures to secure more supplies and workers on the products. Once our goal is reached, we will start production immediately. I have a close contact in the Philippines who will oversee that the production goes smoothly, along with shipping from the Philippines back to the USA. Once I personally receive the product, I will inspect it for quality and immediately start shipping to our rewards funders. Shipping will commence as follows: Purchasers of our early bird reward will get shipped first as we expect to receive their standard style wallet earlier than the customs. Following this shipment, we will mail all other product immediately after it has arrived. We will ensure we have all packages ready to go the following day upon receiving product. We will have plenty of time to prepare for this while the product is in transit from the Philippines.
Feel free to contact us with additional questions! Again! Thank you for supporting our Kickstarter! =)
Risks and challenges
We don't foresee many challenges coming our way. We have already set up a product manufacturer in the Philippines for developing the wallets. All we really need is you to make our product come together so that all challenges are lessened.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Up to 20 no problem! It will even hold an I-phone!
I have used our first prototype B Wallet (a denim style) as my own personal wallet since it was made about 3 months ago. It shows almost no signs of wear or stretching of the seams.
I even accidentally put it through the wash once (though this is not advised because of the leather but it still looks great) We took much care in making sure that the B Wallet is durable while still fashionable!
- (30 days)