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Fairmount Bag Co.By Fairmount Bag Co.
First created
Fairmount Bag Co.By Fairmount Bag Co.
First created
$14,625
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
82
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 3 2018 1:07 PM UTC +00:00

About

Meet your new knitting bag! The Rittenhouse is a beautiful, high-quality tote bag that includes features specifically designed for knitters and other fiber artists.

A great bag is a must-have for any knitter, but many bags on the market compromise - either they don't look great, or they lack the functionality you need. We designed the Rittenhouse because a knitting bag should deliver style and function.

Everything you need. Nothing you don't. 

After years of design, prototyping, and testing, we've come up with a great set of features you'll love:

  • Magnetic closures to keep the bag closed and your yarn safe.
  • Yarn guide loop so you can leave your project in the bag.
  • Phone pocket that fits all modern phones.
  • Reinforced scissor sheath with puncture-resistant liner.
  • Needle pockets for cable, needle and pen storage.
  • Removable, flip-out pattern holder for protecting and displaying your pattern.
  • Zippered notions pocket for storing buttons, stitch markers, and sundry.
The Rittenhouse has space for a laptop as well as a project, and enough pockets to keep you organized.
The Rittenhouse has space for a laptop as well as a project, and enough pockets to keep you organized.

We're sure you'll love the Rittenhouse as much as we do. And with three colorways to chose from, you can pick the style that best represents you!

There's Charcoal, which includes a beautiful yellow liner and natural leather:

Charcoal
Charcoal

For a more classic look, there's Navy Blue, with a light grey liner and brown leather:

Navy
Navy

And then there's Brown, lined in dark green and with brown leather:

Brown
Brown

Bag Specifications

Dimensions:

  • 11" tall x 12" wide x 6" deep.

 Construction:

  • Waxed canvas outer.
  • Vegetable-tanned leather straps.
  • Woven canvas interior.
  • UV-resistant bonded thread.
  • Designed and manufactured in the United States.

The Campaign

We've done everything to prepare the Rittenhouse for manufacturing. But the next step is where you come in: we need the support of knitters like you! We've set a goal of $50,000 to order materials, secure our place in the manufacturer's queue, and get these bags to knitters around the world.

Every pledge of at least $20 includes a custom, laser-cut knitting needle sizer made right here in Seattle. The needle sizer is 4 inches tall (swatch size!) and includes rulers in both inches and cm.

We have selected a timeline that we are confident we can meet: We expect all rewards to be mailed out by September 1, 2018. That gives us 6 months to finalize sourcing, account for shipping delays, and work with our factory to make sure the bags meet our high quality bar.

About Us

At Fairmount Bag Company, we're a family: There's Katelyn, the knitter; Christopher, the bagmaker; and Beca, the Corgi.

The Fairmount Bag Company Team
The Fairmount Bag Company Team

 

Beca Knitting
Beca Knitting

Although we've only just launched this Kickstarter, the Rittenhouse has been at the forefront of our mind for quite some time. It's been in development for almost five years, and the idea has survived a cross-country move, four full-time jobs, and the creation of another small business. We originally designed it as the perfect bag for Katelyn's knitting, and when we realized that there were no other bags like it on the market, we knew we had to share it with others. We're super proud of The Rittenhouse, and we hope that you will love it as much as we do!

So thanks for reading, consider backing us, and please share this with your friends and family! 

Risks and challenges

1. Delays in manufacturing - We have partnered with an experienced soft goods manufacturer who has contracted for very well established bag companies. In addition, this manufacturer is based in the U.S. within driving distance of us, which will further minimize delays and provides us with the opportunity to check in on things. We are incorporating a rigorous quality assurance procedure to ensure the bags we create are ones you will be proud to own. This manufacturer has already provided us with approval samples which we are quite happy with.

2. Delays in sourcing materials - We are only sourcing fabrics from established companies with a long track record of successful delivery. In addition, we have alternate sources of materials we can utilize, just in case. Lastly, we have retained a professional softgoods manufacturing consultant to help us navigate any issues that may arise.

We are committed to making the perfect bag for you at the standard of quality that we would expect. We promise frequent communication with our backers and transparency about any issues we may encounter.

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    Thank You!

    Thank you so much! Back us at this tier and you'll get all of our manufacturing updates and our heartfelt thanks.

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    Back us at this tier and receive a custom-made, laser cut needle sizer and ruler.

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    Early Bird Rittenhouse Knitting Bag

    Back us at this tier and get a Rittenhouse knitting bag at a discount from the retail price! Your choice of Charcoal, Navy, or Brown.

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    Knitting Circle

    Back us at this tier and receive 5 Rittenhouse tote bags! We will ask you to choose the color for each bag in the set (Navy, Charcoal, or Brown) at the end of the campaign.

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    Knitting Group

    Back us at this tier and receive 10 Rittenhouse tote bags! We will ask you to choose the color for each bag in the set (Navy, Charcoal, or Brown) at the end of the campaign.

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    Local Yarn Shop

    Back us at this tier and receive 20 Rittenhouse tote bags - enough to stock your local yarn shop! We will ask you to choose the color for each bag in the set (Navy, Charcoal, or Brown) at the end of the campaign.

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Funding period

- (30 days)