About this project
We are so thrilled with the participation of our amazing supporters that we are offering a reward for ALL Backers over $150. Don't miss your chance to receive a custom waterproof Neoprene cover for either your iPad/e-Reader to go with the Small CarryAll or a 15" laptop for the Large IN ADDITION to your new GLC CarryAll!
GiveLoveCycle started with two college best friends set on making cycling an everyday part of our lives. We are professional women that believe style should not be compromised in order to bike. We could not find a fashionable yet functional bicycle bag anywhere so we are making it our mission to create the perfect solution for both.
The GiveLoveCycle CarryAll allows you to seamlessly transition from your bike to work, a date, or wherever you go without sacrificing style. With bike sharing on the rise around North America, we saw a void in bicycle products for women like us who bike as their main form of transportation. We encourage every female to get on a bike and ride safely by finally answering the common question of where to store your helmet once off the bike.
ABOUT THE GIVELOVECYCLE CARRYALL
Our CarryAlls cleverly disguise your helmet, the first bicycle bag of its kind.
Because we are real girls who bike, we knew our GLC CarryAlls have to be made to do just that. We incorporated biking necessities like reflective piping and a waterproof, easy-to-clean, vegan faux leather shell and lining.
The GLC Small CarryAll attaches to all handlebars and standard rear bike racks. This bag also perfectly fits the bikeshare's front basket.
The GLC Large stashes your quick shoe change in the bottom and converts into a comfy backpack. This size makes an amazing gym bag too!
Both styles can be worn crossbody or held in-hand. The pockets and inside details are the same as your favorite purse - inside zip pocket for valuables, an easy-find clip for your keys, two holders for your cell phone and sun glasses, front zip pocket and back slip pocket – Small CarryAll fits tablet/e-reader and Large CarryAll fits laptop and work files.
We are so excited to introduce the first polished, practical bicycle bag to the market and the bike world is taking notice. When Momentum Magazine’s July/August 2012 Carry Stuff Issue came to magazine stands, we were thrilled to be included in their "smart living by bike" mantra. Check out the page featuring our GLC Small CarryAll to see what they had to say about our bag:
This brand new high-quality beautiful women's bike bag raises the bar higher than ever for bike fashion today.
WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW
To promote our brand, we have been participating in biking events, expos and a bicycle fashion show to gain exposure for GLC. We forged partnerships with like minded orgs and bike shares to collaborate on custom products. We have also brought our product to retail outlets - the positive response has been very encouraging.
For the past 6 months we have been perfecting a prototype of both the Large and the Small sizes. After numerous revisions and incorporating valuable feedback from mentors in the bicycle and handbag industries, the patterns have now been perfected and are ready to be duplicated. The stars have aligned for both product perfection and enthusiastic interest and with your support we can take GLC to its next step - production.
OUR PLAN FOR THE FUNDS
With your help, the money we raise will be used to produce our Premier Collection, due out in Fall 2012. Our top priority is to create bags that are simultaneously beautiful and functional - the exact bag missing from the bike bag market. The funds we raise will be used in two main areas:
1. Materials: We incorporate over 30 components to create the Small CarryAll and over 40 for the Large. Materials include waterproof shell and lining, hardware, logo tags, zippers, reflective piping, etc.
2. Labor: The intricate details of these bags demand skilled professionals for each step of the process, including pattern makers, cutters, sewers, and casters.
We are working with factories in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Hong Kong. We will use our patterns for our first production of two color variations, black with bone details and bone with black details. The initial colors we selected are timeless and match everything in our closets and yours too! Our Premier Collection will be sold on our online boutique and select retail locations.
GET REWARDED FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
The Reward Details:
*All reward amounts include shipping cost to the United States*
GiveLoveCycle Logo Pendant Necklace
GLC Logo Cuff Bracelet
GLC Logo T-shirt
GLC Small CarryAll
GLC Large CarryAll
1. All rewards include shipping via USPS.
2. We will send you an email once the Kickstarter is over to get your details (ie sizes/color selection and where to ship)
3. If you have any questions, just let us know: GLC@givelovecycle.com
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