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Based in Argentina we are making brandless, aesthetically simple, high quality leather and canvas bags and travel wares. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on December 11, 2011.

Based in Argentina we are making brandless, aesthetically simple, high quality leather and canvas bags and travel wares.

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FUNDING UPDATE:

Thanks to the support of all our wonderful pledgers, we have reached our goal of $7,000 with over a week to go!!!! We cannot tell you how excited we are that ECEL is coming to life and that we are actually making our leathers and season one that we have worked so hard to create!

As we have reached our target - we have decided to share any extra pledges we get with you guys as extra thanks for making this all happen! decided that should the project continue to receive support at the rate is has until now we would like to share the spoils of further success with you guys :)

Here are the goals we are setting and what reaching these goals will mean for ECEL and our supporters:

  • First Goal: $12,000 - Every contributors from the $25 pledge and over will receive a hand stitched keyring in their choice of (dark brown, chestnut, watermelon or beige). From our end we will be using the extra money to help cover logistics - sadly we hadn't anticipated delivery to be so much and are trying to increase the number of deliveries we do to get a better rate :)
  • Second Goal: $15,000 -- Every contributors from the $90 pledge and over will receive a hand made camera strap on top of their other rewards. We will use the extra funds to make a look book of season one and take some pictures of the products in the quality that they deserve.
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Introduction

Hello, and thank you for taking a look at our page on Kickstarter. We are here to introduce the first season of ECEL Bags and Travel Wares. The conceptualisation process for ECEL started well over a year ago now with our own desire to be able to buy simple, unbranded leather bags at a price that we could afford.  We have been uncompromising on the quality of production and the actual materials used (from creating our own leathers with a tannery and bronze finishings with a blacksmith) and are extremely proud of the prototypes we have made.  These include: a weekend bag, a messenger, a backpack, a collection of patagonian sheep's wool fly hats, a passport cover and our Kickstarter ECEL bracelets all of which we hope will make for great christmas presents.

Please watch our video to learn a little more about our project or alternatively read on below.

Our Project

To make our leathers at a commercially competitive price we need to make in batches of 50 meters. We simply do not have the capital to do this and without help from kickstarter we will either have to make our bags out of inferior leathers or walk away from our last years worth of work. 

To thank our supporters we have tried to make our incentive prizes as value packed as possible and are sure everyone who supports us in getting up and running will be really pleased with what we send them. Anyone in Buenos Aires, Argentina don't forget to come to our Christmas Party too!

The Range

The bracelets are made from the two leathers we have created and a really cool watermelon we have been playing around with. They look great on guys and girls and for the moment are a limited edition only for our kickstarter supporters (so that everyone can see the leather you have helped us make!)

The passport cover (RPR $75), like all our leather products, will come in two colours - dark brown and chestnut. It is made to age beautifully and we are sure it will make for the perfect life long travel companion for its intrepid owner.

We have made a series of beanie hats (RPR $90) out of patagonian sheep wool. They are super warm and trendy - kind of like an ugg boot for your head.

The backpack (RPR $225) comes in a dark brown, navy blue and grey canvas. Like all our fittings, we designed and handmade the closing mechanism on the front out of bronze. 

The messenger (RPR $450) was the first bag we prototyped so I have been using mine for almost a year now. As every month goes by I love it more and more - it's aesthetically simple and fits so well on your body...there is literally nothing we would do to tweak its design.

The weekender (RPR $700) was the reason we started ECEL in the first place. We are so proud of this bag - it looks amazing in both the chestnut and dark brown and literally suits anyone, anywhere. You can comfortably fit two weeks worth of clothes in it and it works as carry on. 

Credits

Special thank you to everyone who has supporter us so far - without your advice, council and feedback over the last 12 months there is no way we would have got this far!

Our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/leathr

Video By Ari Cabrera &  Soledad Suarez

Actors: P.Deadset & J.Walker

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    0 backers

    Collect a virtual high AND low five from the ECEL team. We will also make and dedicate one of our blog entries to you (www.ecelshop.com/blog/). Honestly, every little bit helps!

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    Pledge $15 or more

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    The above + We will send you a handwritten thank-you note on one of the antique postcards we have collected this year.

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    Pledge $25 or more

    3 backers

    You will get a handwritten thank-you note and a bracelet made out of our first batch of ECEL leathers + if you are in Buenos Aires, Argentina an invite to our Christmas party (Pls include $5 shipping)

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    Pledge $45 or more

    10 backers

    Get all of the above plus an patagonian sheep's wool flying hat (+$10 shipping)

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    Pledge $90 or more

    5 backers

    Get the above plus a passport cover (+$10 shipping)

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    Pledge $125 or more

    5 backers

    Will get you one of our canvas and leather backpacks (choose from Brown, Navy or Grey) (+$15 shipping)

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    Pledge $170 or more

    2 backers

    To get the ECEL backpack, bracelet and your choice of either the passport cover OR flying hat (+$15 shipping)

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    Pledge $200 or more

    4 backers

    The Ultimate Backpackers Pack: including a Backpack, flying hat, passport cover & bracelet (+$15 shipping)

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    Pledge $240 or more

    4 backers

    ECEL's Messenger Satchel in either dark brown or chestnut (+$20 shipping)

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    Pledge $365 or more

    8 backers

    ECEL's Signature Weekend Bag in either chestnut or dark brown (+$20 shipping)

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    Pledge $425 or more

    2 backers

    The Archeologists Pack which includes: The Weekend Bag, a flying hat, bracelet & passport cover (+$20 shipping)

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    Pledge $550 or more

    1 backer

    The Lovers Pack: A weekend bag and backpack, two passport covers & flying hats & matching bracelets (awwww!) (+$25 shipping)

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    Pledge $630 or more

    2 backers

    The Executive Pack: Matching passport wallet, messenger, weekender bag (+$25 shipping)

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    Pledge $840 or more

    0 backers

    SUPER SUPPORTERS VALUE : the entire ECEL range with a weekend bag, messenger satchel, backpack, flying hat, passport cover and bracelet!
    (Please include $30 shipping)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    4 backers

    Become part of the team! Get entire season one and tell us what you want designed in Season 2. We will develop anything from wax leather bicycle bags, the perfect architect plan carrier – consulting you for ideas and your personal needs.

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Funding period

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