This project's funding goal was not reached on May 9, 2014.
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 9, 2014.
Craftwerk is a team of technology and fashion-conscious designers out to improve the daily experience of tech professionals. The foundation of our products is driven by a blend of innovative thinking and passion for technology, balanced with a high regard for quality. The outcome is designs that are unmatched in the industry.
Back in June of 2013, backers on Kickstarter successfully funded our first campaign: The Aluminum Case for iPhone 5. We had a blast with the whole project and we are back to show the Kickstarter community our next innovation.
We absolutely love traveling to France. In the past, we have been influenced by the culture, fashion and trends that exist within the beautiful country. So, a few of us decided to travel there again to do some R&D last year.
While exploring France, we noticed there has always been a long tradition of blending fine leather goods with other soft textured fabrics. One combination that stood out to us was a felt material made of wool contrasted with fine French leather. Through testing, we found this blend of materials keeps your technology safe from water and dust.
We fell in love with the combination of materials and wanted to build a collection of everyday accessories that we felt were in line to keen design and made with integrity and quality.
We have two main products in our Espelette collection, designed to exist as a crossover between fashionable appeal and technological versatility. We integrated the combination of French leather and Australian wool felt textile in this collection to create a sense of both sophistication and minimalism.
While we were in France we came across a beautiful city called Espelette and immediately became inspired by this little town. We discovered Remy Carriat, a world-renowned tannery and was impressed by their high quality vegetable-tanned bull leather and decided to collaborate with them for our next product.
While working closely with Remy Carriat, we discovered that they supply leather to the very popular Hermès and Louis Vuitton. We are very proud to be able to use Remy Carriat's leather in the design of our bags.
Carriat’s method of “vegetable tanning” is both environmentally friendly and natural. They use natural tannings taken from assorted plants to create a more natural texture and color. Then, the process is spun in a wooden barrel, exponentially speeding up the leather’s development into the time-loved product that Remy Carriat is known for.
Our wool felt comes directly from Australia, and is designed to be both comfortable and durable. Wool felt is a sustainable and renewable material, offering strength while remaining a soft touch. The felt can easily be cleaned; a special treatment provides excellent anti-peeling properties and makes the sleeve water repellent.
With our beautifully designed removable strap, it instantly becomes a portable sleeve for your Tablets and Laptops.
We offer two color palettes, COGNAC or GRAPHITE, so you can wear our bag for any occasion.
With our Flap Open, you can see our intricate design and how we incorporate the use of Remy Carriat's Leather and our Australian Wool Felt.
All these functionalities give you fashionable, flexible and creative potential. Our Espelette Collection has the capabilities for providing a stylish container for your digital life and for all occasions.
Leather is the classic fashion fabric that we keep falling in love with over and over. Investing on a leather good like ours is never a wrong move as it is a timeless and evolving material that embodies different fashion styles.
Our leather is known for its durability and its ability to change with time. From the touch to the smell, leather is the simplest form of luxury. With unique creases appearing along the way, it creates a special relationship between the user and the product. It is the story that tells snippets and chapters of your life.
Macbook/Laptop Bag & Sleeve
Our sample for the Tablet Sleeve 10 in Graphite is coming VERY SOON! We will update everyone with pictures as soon as we receive the beautifully handcrafted bag.
Now that you’ve seen our project, we want you to join us in making it. The Espellete Collection has so much potential for tech-users and fashionistas. But we need the help and financial support of men and women like you to get this project started.
You can be the first to receive our premium product and help bring this collection to the market. Not only will you have helped us make our project a reality, you will also be at the forefront of the new fashion trend in Technology.
We need $15,000 in order to meet our MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) to get started. We have worked with our world class manufacturer and they are very supportive in letting us make only 100 units per product to meet our target.
We have invested countless hours flying around the world to find the perfect materials for the product. The money we have spent along this journey has amounted to well over $30,000.
May 2014 - Production Begins
August 2014 - Completion of production
September 2014 - Early backer rewards begin shipping
October 2014 - Bulk shipment of remaining orders
We understand that as backers of Kickstarter projects, you are essentially investing your hard-earned money on products that are simply not out yet. We take this section very seriously and want to assure you that we have taken every step from sourcing, manufacturing and distributing into careful consideration so that our product can arrive at your doorstep on time and without any issues.
We are not strangers to challenges that come our way. Challenges have come time and time again for us to overcome and we are proud to say that for this project, WE ARE ALMOST FINISHED. We have saved up almost enough to meet our minimum order requirements, but we are still $15,000 away to make this collection a reality.
Our factory is ready to manufacture the first production run of The Espellete Collection and we have given ourselves an adequate amount of time to meet the September 2014 shipment date. If all things run smoothly, you might expect to see yours before September! Let's hope for the best!!
We have crafted many functional samples of the bag and have stumbled upon mishaps which required us to make many small alterations to our design. All the sweat put into this entire process resulted in an absolutely perfect Leather Messenger Bag and Tablet Sleeve for your valuable devices.
Yes and no. With our specially designed flap folded out, you can fit your 15-17" laptop in PORTRAIT mode through our middle zipper pocket. The sleeve pocket however, was only designed to fit 13" laptops in LANDSCAPE mode. Please check out project story for a more accurate representation of how laptops fit in our Messenger Bag 13.
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