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About this Project

We founded Markhor, here on Kickstarter, three years ago. Our team works with small factories across Pakistan to make beautiful handcrafted leather shoes and, now, accessories. Our mission is to make high-quality products for modern creatives while preserving the 1800-year-old craftsmanship of sub-continent.

Craftsmanship is our bread and butter. It's our way of doing things. Our belief in it gets stronger everyday as we continue to meet new craftsman and work with them. No one impressed us as much as Dilawar Hussain, a young man whose passion for the fine art of stitching shines in these handmade Sleeves and MacPads. He joined us six months back to work on shoes. One day he shared with us how much he loves his MacBook and wants to make high- quality accessories for it.

Dilawar Hussain, one of the new craftsmen we added into the team.
Dilawar Hussain, one of the new craftsmen we added into the team.


That how we started making and using these. Six months and few iterations later, we are happy to finally share these with you.



All New Markhor accessories for your Apple products.

We believe that the MacBooks have become the primary tool for modern creatives. They effect how we consume, learn and create things. At Markhor, we want to enhance your experience of using them everyday by introducing all new accessories.

These are absolutely beautiful, water-resistant and lightweight.


Markhor Sleeve:
a beautiful sleeve that is lightweight, water resistant and protects your MacBook 12″/13″/15″ or the iPad 12.9″.

Mouse Pad: a premium oversized leather pad for any type of Mouse / Trackpad.

Markhor MacPad: a truly unique leather pad that gives a comfortable typing and drawing experience. (Available in plain and foldable style)

Pencil Sleeve: a beautiful leather sleeve for your Apple Pencil or other writing/drawing instrument.

 


Markhor Sleeve is designed on the philosophy of doing one thing well. It’s made of felted wool material which makes it a perfect lightweight, water resistant protector of your MacBook. The closure is made of leather with magnets for grip. The back pocket allows you to carry additional iOS devices that you might want to take along. And you can be certain of the craftsmanship that went into making these.

Available in three colors, White, Tan, and Black.

 

Form Factor: Sleeve

Materials: Full-Grain Cow Leather, Felted Wool

Length* : 23.5-inch (59.6 cm)

Width* : 11.5-inch (29.2 cm)

Height: 0.74-inch (1.89 cm)

MacBook 12″/13″/15″ or the iPad 12.9″ 

 

 


For dozens of mouse sizes, there is only one Mouse Pad you need. And that is extra large. It can even take a cup of coffee alongside.

  

 


We love our MacBooks. While we always wanted to have Sleeves for them, we actually didn’t know that we needed a MacPad. When Dilawar joined us full time he made one for the fun act of decorating the space around his new MacBook. A week later all of us had one.

We suddenly realized just how good it felt to actually use the product. We all share tables for work nowadays. By having a separate space of your own that only you can control on that shared table provides the extra nudge for creativity.

MacPad comes in two variations. Foldable that you can carry along with your MacBook. And large, for your stationery desk at office or home.

Available in three colors, White, Tan, and Black.

 

 

 

Form Factor: Foldable Pad, Portable

Materials: Full-Grain Cow Leather, Cellulose Board, Suede Leather Lining,

Length* : 19.5-inch (49.5 cm)
Width* : 12.5-inch (31.7 cm)
Weight* : 0.38 kg (0.85 lbs) 
Thickness: 3.25 mm

* These values are for 13" MacPad, for 15" these will be slightly different.

 

 


MacPad is designed for those who spend many hours in front of a large screen. The MacPad works as a focal point, to assist in decluttering and enhance your workplace and productivity Just like the foldable MacPad, it gives a comfortable typing and drawing experience.

Available in three colors, White, Tan, and Black. 

 

Form Factor: Hard Pad, Plain

Materials: Full-Grain Cow Leather, Cellulose Board, Suede Leather Lining

Length: 23.5-inch (59.6 cm)
Width: 11.5-inch (29.2 cm)
Weight: 0.47 kg (1 lbs)

Thickness: 3.25 mm



A beautiful leather cover for your Apple Pencil or favorite pen. Single piece leather, hand stitched with matching high-quality cotton thread.

 

 

 

 

Share our Kickstarter campaign on Facebook to receive a free AirPods Pouch with your pledge of $25 or more. It is sized for Air Pods, coins, and other small items. Just like any other Markhor product, this pouch is made to hold up against years of regular use.

(Dimension: 3” × 3”)
(Dimension: 3” × 3”)

 

Once you have backed our project, share it on Facebook, then message us to let us know that you have shared.

 

We care about animal welfare and endangered species. We believe in a world where no animal suffers for fashion. We have strict policies to enforce this belief:

  • We don’t use markhor animal skin (leather). This species is endangered.
  • We have strict requirements for any animal products we use.
  • We don’t trade in exotic animal skins (leather), or use materials from vulnerable or endangered species.
  • We don’t use leather from some countries, because of the poor treatment of animals.
  • We only accept leather products from animals that have been bred for meat production.

 

 

We love Kickstarter, this is where Markhor was born! It is amazing that support from you guys can mean the difference between a good idea and a great reality for teams like us. Your support will help us place the order for materials, tools and hire 1-2 more people like Dilawar Hussain in our team.

Below; our founder Waqas Ali hand delivering rewards to the backers of our first Kickstarter campaign.

  

April 2017 – Kickstarter ends

May 2017 – Procurement of materials

June 2017 – Shipping first batch of up to 300 units

July 2017 – Shipping to rest of the backers

We will ship complete units from our fulfillment facility in Lahore to anywhere around the world. Once shipped, you will receive an email along with tracking information of your rewards.

United States: $10. The package will be sent using FedEx International Priority for 1–5 day delivery.

Pakistan: Free. The package will be sent using TCS for 1-2 day delivery.

International: $15. Depending on your country the package will be sent using FedEx International Priority or DHL Express Worldwide and delivered within 5–7 days.

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Risks and challenges

We have been using these products internally for quite some time now. The finished products which we thought were good enough to ship are with us. We need money to procure materials in bulk and start making more.

Since we are doing everything in-house, we don’t run the risk of a factory negotiation going to an abrupt end. All in all, we are super excited to bring you on board with these.

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