Maycomb Mercantile presents 'The Little Man Line' - dapper accessories for babies, toddlers, kids, and their family. Items are hand-crafted in our workshop based in the Atlanta, Georgia area. The line includes distinguished baby bow ties, luxurious letterpress stationery & card sets, hand-crafted leather "Little Man" belts, and father-son belt sets as well!
Visit us at: www.MaycombMercantile.com
We think we have some pretty great rewards lined up for you. Here's a look at what's available to our backers!
NEW REWARDS !!!
Thanks to popular request, we've added two new rewards...
$48 - NEW!! Men's Sophisticate Card Case Wallet - This hand-made card case wallet will soften with time yet maintain its durability. It features precise clean cuts, minimal stitching, rich colors, and hand-dyed & burnished edges for a very luxurious yet simple custom piece. Choice of four leathers: Natural Veg-Tan, Soft Horween Cherry Cavalier, Burgundy Horween Latigo, or Dark Brown Wickett & Craig English Bridle. Hand stitched with Irish linen thread. Will hold 3 cards in the front pocket and up to 5 or 6 cards in the center pocket. The natural Veg-Tan leather will develop a rich carmel-colored patina with exposure to sunlight and use. Shipping in the US included.
$89 - NEW!! Men's Belt & Card Case Wallet Set - Set of hand-crafted belt & wallet. Men's 1 1/2" Belt with roller buckle and The Sophisticate Card Case Wallet in choice of Burgundy Latigo or Natural Veg-Tan Leather. This set is a perfect timeless piece that will become even more beautiful with wear. The natural Veg-Tan leather will develop a rich carmel-colored patina with exposure to sunlight and use. Shipping in the US included.
$12 - Letterpress Thank You Cards
$22 - Little Man Letterpress Transportation Card Set
$85 - Custom Letterpress Stationery*
$32 - Little Man Belt
$40 - Custom Little Man Belt
$50 - Custom Bigger Belt
$75 - Father-Son Belt Set*
$110 - Multiple Little Man Belts*
NEW Rewards !!! - added 11/29
$48 - Men's Card Case Sophisticate Wallet
$89 - Men's Belt & Card Case Wallet SET
Onesies & Bow Tie Collections
$25 - Onesie & Three Bow Ties
$90 - Two Little Man Outfits*
$240 - Everything for the Little Man*
$500 - Letterpress Experience
$600 - Leather-Making Experience
*Star notes rewards we hope to ship by mid-December -- in time for the holidays!
Interested in more than one of the rewards? Simply add up the values of each reward you desire, select the highest tiered one, and type in your total. For example, if you want a Custom Bigger Belt, T-Shirt, and the Thank You Cards then add up the values ($50 + $20 + $12 = $82) and select the "Custom Bigger Belt" option (since it is the highest tier and one with limited quantities) and type in $82 or more as your pledge. Then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
$12 Reward - Say thank you four different ways. Set of four letterpress thank you cards with sayings "Thank you", "You Shouldn't Have", "Grazie", and "Merci". A2 size (4.25"x5.5"). Individually printed on our 100+ year-old press using hand-set type on the finest cotton papers available. Shipping in US included.
$22 Reward - Set of 12 flat cards, two each of six different designs. Transportation-themed illustrations by Mike Hall. A6 Size (4.5"x6.25"). Printed on the finest cotton papers and includes matching envelopes. Shipping in US included.
$25 Reward - Onesie and Three Bow Ties. Your choice of onesie and three bow ties for your Little Man. Bow ties attach to onesie with snaps so that they are safe for use on babies and easy to remove so that the onesie may be washed. The onesies are luxuriously soft and tag-less for optimal comfort! Available in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-18 months. Shipping in the US included.
All of our Little Man Belts are hand-crafted in our workshop based in the Atlanta, GA area. They are 1" in width and made of premium leathers sourced from US tanneries. They come in three sizes - Baby, Toddler, and Kids. Baby belts fit most babies starting at around six months old. The Kids size fits most 4-7 year olds. Please see the size chart for more detailed sizing information.
Choose from the following:
1. Natural Veg-tan Belt with silver roller buckle. This vegetable-tanned leather belt will take on a beautiful rich caramel-colored patina with exposure to the sun and the oils from your hands. It will soften and develop even more character over time.
2. Burgundy Belt with solid bronze roller buckle. Made with luxurious Horween latigo leather. Hand-stitched with burgundy waxed Irish linen thread.
3. Black Belt with silver roller buckle. A great casual classic. This belt is also made with latigo leather.
4. Dark Brown Belt with gold bridle buckle. Hand-stitched with butterscotch-colored waxed Irish linen thread. The dressier belt of the four.
$32 Reward - One Little Man Belt. Your choice of one of our "Little Man" Baby, Toddler, or Kids Belts. See sizing guide for more info. Shipping in US included.
$110 Reward - Multiple Little Man Belts. Your choice of four (4) Little Man Belts. Mix and match sizes and styles. Perfect for the little man who wants one belt in every color or families with young siblings who want a belt or two each. Add additional belts for $25 each. Available in Baby, Toddler, and Kid size (usually up to 7 years old). Shipping in the US included. For shipping to Canada add $12. For shipping outside the US or Canada add $30
$40 Reward - Custom Little Man Belt. Want a different buckle on one of our Little Man Belts? Or want a belt that your little lady can wear? Choose your leather, buckle, and size on this 1" belt that comes in Baby, Toddler, and Kid sizes (usually up to 7 years old). Leather choices include: black, dark brown, burgundy, and natural veg-tan. Buckle choices include: 1) silver bridle buckle, 2) gold bridle buckle, 3) silver roller buckle, 4) bronze roller buckle, 5) silver rounded utility buckle, 6) gold rounded utility buckle, 7) silver "sibling" buckle, 8) antiqued bronze center-bar buckle. See size chart for more details on sizes available. Shipping in the US included. For shipping to Canada add $12. For shipping outside the US or Canada add $30.
Additional leather and hardware choices may be available if stretch-goals are met.
$50 Reward - Custom Bigger Belts are great for older children, teens, and adults. These are custom-made 1 1/2" wide belts are made with your choice of leather, buckle, and size. Leather choices include: black, dark brown, burgundy, and natural veg-tan. Buckle choices include: 1) silver roller buckle, 2) bronze roller buckle, 3) bronze rounded bridle buckle, 4) silver center-bar buckle, and gold center-bar buckle. Sizes available: 26 to 42 inch. Shipping in the US included. For shipping to Canada add $12. For shipping outside the US or Canada add $30.
Additional leather and hardware choices may be available if stretch-goals are met.
$75 Reward - Father-Son Belt Sets include one son-size belt (Baby, Toddler or Kid size - see size chart for more info) and one matching father-size belt in mens sizes 30-44.
Choose from Natural Veg-Tan, Burgundy, or Black. Natural Veg-Tan and Black belts feature a silver roller buckle and chicago screws for casual every-day use. The natural veg-tan leather will take on a beautiful rich patina with exposure to the sun and the oils from your hands. It will soften and develop even more character over time. The burgundy belts are a bit dressier yet still rugged - they are hand-stitched with burgundy waxed irish linen thread and feature a solid bronze roller buckle.
Shipping in the US included. For shipping to Canada add $12. For shipping outside the US or Canada add $30.
$85 Reward - Custom Letterpress Stationery. Box of 50 custom printed 4-bar size flat notecards letterpress printed on luxurious cotton paper with your little lady or little man's name. We hand-set the type and letterpress print each piece individually using a 100+ year-old Chandler & Price letterpress. Up to 16 characters (includes spaces & punctuation) if printed horizontal, 11 characters max if printed vertical. All caps. Choice of ink color and names. Want more cards? Add $60 to your pledge amount for each additional box of 50 cards. Setup and shipping in US included.
Color choices include: 1. Purple 2. Navy 3. Stormy Blue 4. Mediterranean Blue 5. Aqua 6. Lime 7. Kelly Green 8. Pink 9. Red 10. Tangerine 11. Peach 12. Yellow 13. Grey 14. Black
$90 Reward - Two Little Man Outfits. Two onesies, four bow ties, and two Little Man Belts. Bow ties attach to onesies with snaps so that they are safe for use on babies and easy to remove for washing the onesie. Onesies available in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-18 months. Belts come in sizes Baby, Toddler, and Kid. Your choice of leather colors and sizes. See size chart for more info. Shipping in the US included. For shipping to Canada add $12. For shipping outside the US or Canada add $30.
$240 Reward - Transportation Letterpress Card Set, 4 Little Man Belts, 2 Onesies, 4 Bow Ties, and 50 Custom Letterpress Cards. Bow ties attach to onesies with snaps so that they are safe for use on babies and easy to remove for washing the onesie. Onesies available in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-18 months. Belts come in sizes Baby, Toddler, and Kid. Your choice of leather colors and sizes. Shipping in the US included. For shipping to Canada add $12. For shipping outside the US or Canada add $30
$500 Reward - Spend an afternoon with Liana & Mike in their workshop (Atlanta, GA area) learning the Art of Letterpress and making your own custom pieces. Includes design pre-consultation on the phone or via email/skype and TWO sets of cards/stationery that YOU help design & print: 100 cards (4-Bar or A2) with hand-set type AND up to 100 pieces (A2, A6, A7 sizes available) of a design printed using photopolymer plates made just for you. You may bring ONE friend or family-member with you to share in this experience! Backer must fund their own travel & accommodations if they are from out of town/state. Schedule the experience for February - June 2014.
$600 Reward - Spend an afternoon with Mike & Liana in their workshop (Atlanta, GA area) learning how to make your own custom leather goods (i.e. belts, wallets, camera straps). Pre-consultation on the phone or via email/skype is conducted in advance. Includes materials and you will work on THREE different projects of your choice that you get to keep. You may bring ONE friend or family-member with you to share in this experience! Backer must fund their own travel & accommodations if they are from out of town/state. Schedule the experience for February - June 2014.
- Makes a great gift. We hope to ship a number of rewards in time for Christmas and the rest by Valentines day!
- People will stop you while you are out-and-about and loudly exclaim "He is SOOOO cute - look at that little man!" Your kid relishes in the attention, blows them kisses, and says "tank-you!".
- In a world of digital communications, where mailing a hand-written letter is a rarity, sending and receiving a note on letterpress stationery will really make an impression.
- Every piece is one-of-a-kind. That is the nature and beauty of hand-crafted goods.
- Our belts become more beautiful with wear. The natural veg-tan belt for example will become richer in color with exposure to sunlight and as oils from your hands seep into the leather. The leathers become more soft and supple while maintaining the integrity of a well-designed piece built to last.
- We've listened to your requests and are now offering custom Little Man Belts AND Custom Bigger Belts too!!
- We are passionate about keeping the leather-making and letterpress crafts alive and hope you will join us in celebrating this. We will be celebrating in West Midtown Atlanta specifically... Thursday November 21st from 5-9PM. See the party details at the bottom of this page for more info and invite your friends and family to join!
The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to launch our Little Man Line before the new year. With your help, we will be able to:
- Invest in the additional tools necessary to help reduce material waste and ensure the consistency & efficiency of our processes
- Meet the demands of retail partners
- Source even higher quality materials at a more competitive price
- Order additional plates & dies for making leather and letterpress goods
- If stretch-goals are met, we will be able to introduce new leathers & color options for our line and perhaps even new products!
To determine your child's belt size, measure around their waist while they are standing and wearing pants similar to those with which they will be wearing the belt. Ideally, the waist measurement should equal the distance from the base of the buckle tongue to the center hole on the belt's opposite end.
For example: If your child's waist measures approximately 22", they would need the 'T - Toddler' size belt.
Adult belts are available in sizes 26-42" and measure 1 1/2" wide. These sizes are measured in the same way as described above.
It's our goal to raise $5,000 in 17 days but we would LOVE to raise even more and have established a few stretch-goals if different levels have been met.
$5,000 - Goal met, campaign funded !!
$7,000 - Unlock new leather color... Medium Brown
$8,500 - Unlock new leather color... British Tan
Liana & Mike are a husband-wife team of creative entrepreneurs. Inspiration comes from travels, their boys (two under two!), and parents & grandparents who are also artists and small business owners.
Mike is a geek at heart and can solve almost any problem. His precision and attention to detail are unwavering. He's the shy one, the quiet one ... until it comes to teaching his boys crazy wrestling moves and cute tricks to pull on mommy.
While Mike is the "maker", Liana is the "dreamer." She thrives on dreaming, improving, and making big plans. She loves dance, cooking, and kitty-cats ...and teaching her sons to love dance, cooking, and kitty-cats too.
Outside of their budding Leather & Letterpress business - Maycomb Mercantile - they can be found photographing weddings and consulting small businesses in some really cool places; like Greece, Italy, Australia, and Mableton, Georgia (okay, just kidding on that last one but that's where they call home!).
Join us for a Kickstarter Little Man Line Party on Thursday November 21st from 5-9PM in West Midtown Atlanta. Food, drinks, a Little Man fashion show, give-aways, and more!
Who: You, your friends, your family, your co-workers, your neighbors. Come one, come all!!
What: Party to celebrate the launch of the Little Man Line & this Kickstarter Campaign. No sales pitches or product being sold. Just fun and games & free food and drinks!!
When: Thursday November 21st, 2013. 5-9PM. Drop by for all or part of the party!
Where: StudioWed in Brickworks. West Midtown Atlanta. 1000 Marietta Street NW. Suite 216. Atlanta, GA 30318.
Additional parking is available on the upper and lower decks of Brickworks. Brickworks is located where Howell Mill Road meets Marietta Street by Octane Coffee Bar. StudioWed is accessible in the middle walkway that runs behind Five Seasons Restaurant and Brewery.
Why: What could be more fun on a Thursday night in November than cozying up with a good old-fashioned party to celebrate small business and keeping the leather-working & letterpress crafts alive!? There will be kid-friendly areas & activities as well as plenty of fun for the adults too.
Bio picture by Alice Park. All other photography and video copyright © Liana Photography 2009-2013.
Royalty Free Music "I Can Feel Your Heartbeat" by Raison D'etre Licensed from The Music Bed.
A special thank you to the Smith Family, Jenny, Katie, Chris, Kurt, Lauren & Jamal for your help! Thank you Beth for the extra help these last few weeks as we prepared to launch!
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges for this project are fairly minimal. We believe communication is key in being successful with this campaign.
We are currently only offering belts made with leather & hardware that is readily available through our suppliers, but there is a slim chance that could change between now and when this Kickstarter campaign ends. However, we source from US-based small businesses and tanneries only -- this helps minimize our risk of delays.
It's our goal to be able to ship the December 2013 rewards before Christmas and the rest of the rewards before Valentines Day. Meeting these goals will depend on being able to get size and preference information from backers sooner versus later.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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