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FINAL HOURS! Adventure-ready leather & canvas goods inspired by a love of the outdoors, adventure & community

Stretch Goal!

Thanks to you, we have reached our first goal of $15,000!

Thanks to you, we have reached our second goal of $30,000!

SUCCESS! If we reach our second goal of $30,000, we will offer 3 more color-ways for our bags chosen by YOU, and EVERYONE who has pledged will get our brand new keychain that will not be released until this Fall!

If we reach our third goal of $45,000, we will offer 3 more color-ways for our leather goods chosen by YOU! We can do this!

Who We Are

Artists and outdoor enthusiasts who've pooled our talents to produce adventure-ready goods for urban and wilderness exploration.

Feel free to get nosy. Check out our project goals, products, design aesthetic and values below.

Project Objectives

We're already a viable small business with a profitable line of made-to-order leather goods. This project is about creating a new line of dry goods, while scaling up our ability to produce high-quality goods quickly. 

If our project is funded, we'll be getting our giddy, leather-worn hands on:

  • Our own laser printer. No. Not the kind you printed reports on in high school. This kind cuts leather quickly and precisely. Currently we rent time on one. If we had our own - cue maniacial laugh - we could take over the world, or at least make stuff a lot faster.

  • If we exceed our goal, we'll invest in more tools that will help us expand and deliver products faster. Speaking of products...

Our Products

You'll be the first to enjoy this collection of new products, but the way we build stuff, this gear is going to be around a long time. 

Materials and Warranty

Using natural techniques, our canvas and leather goods work and play as hard as you do. 

Canvas - Impregnated with a wax-based, water-repelling finish, our canvas keeps your gear safe and dry so you can adventure without fear. 

Leather - We offer three colorways for our leather products (tan, brown, black). All leathers are vegetable tanned here in the USA. 

A healthier process for the planet we love to explore, vegetable tanning also leads to leather that looks better and better as it ages.

We're so confident in our leather that we offer a...

Now you know the deets on our products. Check our rewards.

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Wallpapers

Outdoor and adventure inspiration to grace the screen of your favorite digital device.

Cord Spool

Get rid of cord tangles with a Cord Spool. Keep ear phone, USB, and iPhone charger cords neatly wrapped. 2" in diameter, 3/4" wide.

Bracelet

Rugged, double-wrapped, vegetable-tanned leather bracelet.

Field Pouch

Stow your gadgets and nicknacks in this canvas field pouch. Tough YKK number five zipper. Vegetable-tanned leather patch. (Cord Spools not included)

Minimal Wallets

Inspired by our most popular product ever, we've designed two new Minimal Wallets for this campaign. Vegetable-tanned leather and waxed nylon stitching. Ultra-slim design. With card and cash options (top) or just a simple card wallet (bottom), we've got you covered.

Mason Sleeve

Skip the health risks of aluminum and plastic bottles.  On your next hike, strap a classic mason jar to your backpack with our Mason Sleeve. Vegetable-tanned leather and heavy duty nickel components for sturdy wear. **Also available without text**

iPhone Sleeve

Belt

Just classic copper rivets, durable nickle hardware, and long-lasting, vegetable-tanned leather.This is the belt your grandson will inherit.

iPad Sleeve

iPad Notebook

Ditty Bag

Waxed canvas, brass hardware, and vegetable-tanned leather. Perfect for the beach, hike, or work. Dimensions: 11 inches in diameter, 16 inches tall.

Duffle Bag

Our bag elevates the traditionally tough duffle to new heights of beauty and function. Waxed canvas, vegetable-tanned leather, nickle hardware and a YKK number five zipper.You can't stop this bag. Dimensions: 11 inches in diameter, 17 inches long.

Colorways

Our bags and leather goods are currently offered in three colorways. If we reach our order minimums ($30,000), we will poll our customers, letting YOU decide which colors you want to see next. 

Bags

Leather Goods

NEW COLORWAY - Blackout

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Our Design Aesthetic

Black Anchor Workshop is located in the gritty port city of Tacoma, WA. And our environment definitely informs our craft. When our city’s blue-collar grit and artistic verve slam into each other awesome things happen. Our design aesthetic – rugged, simple, functional, beautiful – mirrors the city that we love.

Our Values

Function + Durability

We assume you’re going to go outside at some point. We hope you’ll take a hike or climb a rock. So we build our goods with function and durability in mind, which means they’ll stand up to your adventures – and stand the test time.

Environment + Beauty

Our leather working employs natural, environmentally friendly processes like vegetable tanning. This process also makes leather age beautifully. So hopefully one day your Black Anchor Workshop wallet or belt will go to your great grandson, not to a landfill.

Community + Creativity

Our business is a collaboration between a community of friends, some right here in Tacoma, others across the country. We believe that we’re smarter and more creative together.

Credits

Video: Jeff Marsh of Jeff Marsh Studios

Photographs: Daniel Thompson of Buttondown Photography

Copy: Paul Boyer of Paul David Boyer Communications

Thank You!

Thank you SO much for your support! We can not explain to you our excitement for this project. We want everyone to know that we will not let you down!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our fulfillment dates are very realistic. With experience of producing similar product in a "made-to-order" fashion we have a good pulse on how upscaling production will look.

If any issue arises we promise to be as transparent as glass. We'll keep you informed and you will have your orders in a timely manor!

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    #1: WALLPAPERS (MOBILE, TABLET & DESKTOP) and an up-to-date on all things Black Anchor with MEMBER ONLY PRICING & EXCLUSIVE UPDATES. A THANK YOU VIDEO will also be made by us, and sent to your email!

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    GIVE ME THE GOODS: comes with our DUFFLE BAG, CUSTOM BELT, 5 CORD SPOOLS, FIELD POUCH, MASON SLEEVE, MINIMAL WALLET of choice, BRACELET, POSTCARDS, and WALLPAPERS. Includes FREE shipping to the USA, add $15 for Canada, $20 for international. Add an additional $10 to have your name engraved on a custom interior leather patch!

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    EMBARK SIX DAY ADVENTURE PACKAGE: Along with ONE OF EVERY ITEM we're offering in this Kickstarter, our team of adventurers will also guide you on the following six day excursion: Day 1 - We fly you and a friend out from any major US airport to Seattle, then spirit you away to a secluded campground near Lake Diablo. Day 2 - We savor a 12 mile kayak trip to the base of Desolation Peak. Day three - We trek up a 4.8 mile - 4,400 foot elevation gain - trail to the peak's historic fire lookout, where Jack Kerouac famously wrote Desolation Angels in 1957. Then we descend 1,000 feet and camp for the night. Day 4 - We quickly descend to our kayaks. Then it's a leisurely day long paddle back to our original campground, where we spend the night. Day 5 - An unhurried day of camping, playing and recovery from our adventure. Day 6 - Fly out. Gourmet food and drink provided. HUGE BONUS: You'll also receive a professionally edited video commemorating your adventure with us which Black Anchor will also use for our own promotional purposes. * This is an ADVENTURE, not a laid back jaunt. Please only buy if you're up for a trip of this scale.

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