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Kibou - The Deliberately Minimal Diaper Bag

Keep everything you and your Little One need right by your side.

Kibou - The Deliberately Minimal Diaper Bag

Keep everything you and your Little One need right by your side.

$28,986
pledged of $26,000pledged of $26,000 goal
265
backers
17hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 15 2019 2:21 PM UTC +00:00.

About

HI!   We’re Kibou. 

We’re moms who want to spend more time simply enjoying our Little Ones, & Less time...

  • Frustrated by…
  • Weighed down by…
  • Organizing…
  • Double checking...
  • Running back across the playground for...  STUFF. 

We’re moms who know the challenges of just getting out the door,

& who now know the joy of having our hands and minds free to focus on what really matters.

Designed to fit comfortably on your waist and go everywhere with you. Effortlessly.

 There are plenty of diaper bags that allow you to carry everything, but why should you?

We surveyed hundreds of parents in U.S. and Europe to find out what essential items they never leave home without. Then we designed a bag to fit exactly that.

Kibou: The Deliberately Minimal Diaper Bag designed to fit exactly what you need for your morning or afternoon trip out. No less, no more...

No more…

  • Digging through an overpacked bag
  • Forgetting wipes (or keys!)
  • Running back across the playground to grab your bag
     

The Kibou is light and compact, so you can Keep it By You without ever being weighed down. 

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Pockets intentionally designed to fit only your essentials--Parent and Little One. Big enough for everything you need, and small enough to keep you light on your toes.

A front pocket for Your most needed items: Phone, Credit Cards or Cash

A main pocket with space for your Little Ones’ most needed items:

  • Up to 3 diapers
  • (Baby) bottle or Snack
  • Spare onesie or Small toy
  • & perhaps even your own sunglasses or lip gloss?
     

A built-in waterproof pocket, holds 20+ wipes wet for up to 2 weeks...also a great spot to stash a soiled onesie away from the rest of your cleaner items.

A detachable changing pad unfolds from the back flap while the bag serves as a head rest for your Little One.  

 Little One not in diapers any more? The Kibou is designed to grow with your family.

Swap out your changing pad for our Bou-Boo Bag ™  first aid kit. Or toss it in your main pocket and keep both with you on the go!

  • Baby-friendly, compliant with the highest safety standards (California Prop 65)
  • High quality vegan leather
  • Durable and cleanable exterior
  • Wipeable and stain-resistant nylon lining
  • Waterproof-lined pocket to hold wipes or wet items
     

*When the project ends, you'll receive an email prompting you to make your color choice. Until then, we recommend perusing your wardrobe to see what most complements your most frequently worn colors.* 

 We are Nell Shapiro and Stephanie Merks, and we met in our Brooklyn neighborhood when our oldest boys were 6 months old. As new moms living in a city where we walked everywhere, we bonded over many things, including our search for the perfect diaper bag. So when Nell had the idea to develop her own minimal diaper bag solution, she knew Steph was exactly the partner she needed to bring the beauty and brand of the bag to life. They hit the ground running and spent the next 2 years designing, surveying, testing and tweaking to find the perfect balance between fashion and function.


Risks and challenges

While our intention is to have Kibous in your hands by early December, we are committed to sending you only the highest quality finished product. Once the production run is complete, we will run our bags through Quality Control. If we wouldn't proudly wear the bag, or any functions aren't working smoothly, our timeline could be delayed. We'd much rather ensure that you have a Kibou that you can Keep By You happily for a long time to come than you receive the bag with less than 100% satisfaction.

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    Want to completely customize your Kibou from fabric to belt, zippers to lining? Pledge $1,000 and we'll make your Kibou dreams come true. You'll be treated to a dinner with Kibou founders Nell & Steph and you'll choose from finish options to design your one-of-a-kind Kibou!

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