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Ten kawaii birds to unlock in two different size bags - with space to display your beloved pins and other belongings!
Ten kawaii birds to unlock in two different size bags - with space to display your beloved pins and other belongings!
1,806 backers pledged £103,235 to help bring this project to life.
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This project managed to unlock ALL stretch goals in 6 hours!! Thank you so much everyone. Check the campaign to see all the designs available! 


Hello! My name is Chrissy and I run Ohayou! Clothing. I have run more than 8 successful Kickstarter projects, and this time I am hoping to fund my latest creation, the Bird Itabag! 

The Bird Itabag is simply put, an Itabag in the shape of a bird! An itabag is a type of bag with a clear window to display enamel pins, pin badges, acrylic charms and other accessories. First made popular in Japan, you can now find people with their very own itabags all over the world! They are especially popular at comic and anime conventions and gatherings. My love of birds inspired me to create my own design and manufacture as many different bird itabags as I can! 

My initial goal is to fund the manufacturing of my first bag, the small blue budgie itabag. The small bird bags are designed to be worn as a bumbag or crossbody bag, and is perfect for putting your phone, keys, wallet and other small belongings in. 

 If you'd like a closer look at the small bird bag, check out my video here! Please note that the bird bags no longer than removable wings to keep the cost of the bags down and any issues with production to a minimum. 

Insert included! (Pins not included)
Bird approved!

The second goal is to manufacture the crow backpack. This bag is much larger than the small blue budgie bag, and is perfect for schoolbooks or even your small laptop/tablet. 

Not only are both of the bags very practical, they offer a large display space to attach your favourite enamel pins. Each bag comes with an insert that is the main colour of the bag, as well as a tutorial to show you how to make more inserts for your bag. 


Small Bird Bag Specifications

  • 16cm wide (25cm including wings)
  • 20cm tall (25cm including tail)
  • 7cm deep (8cm including window display)
  • one adjustable strap to use as a crossbody/shoulder bag (115cm long)
  • one slightly wider strap to use as a bumbag (length tbc)
  • silver zippers with stars
  • window display 13cm by 11cm
  • one inside zipper pocket and one inside open pocket
  • made of pvc and clear vinyl
  • one insert included
Wear it as a side bag/bum bag...
... or as a shoulder/crossbody bag!


Large Bird Bag Specifications

  • 30cm wide (45cm including wings)
  • 42cm tall (52cm including tail)
  • 12cm deep (13cm including window display)
  • two adjustable straps to use as a backpack
  • silver zippers with stars
  • window display 26cm by 24cm
  • one inside zipper pocket and one inside open pocket
  • made of pvc and clear vinyl
  • one insert included

The Designs

None of the following paragraph applies anymore as ALL designs have been unlocked!! But I wanted to keep it up so you can see how totally surprised I was to get here...

**I have a lot of birds planned for this Kickstarter, and I am not sure if we can unlock them all. But if we hit a goal for one of the bags, that bird is unlocked and available as a reward! For example, if the Kickstarter is at £4000 funding, you can choose from either the small budgie bag or the large crow backpack for your reward. 

If there is a bag that is not unlocked yet, it is best to pledge for it regardless to help get the project towards that stretch goal! If the bag you wanted isn't unlocked towards the end of the Kickstarter, you can choose a different bag or simply cancel your pledge.**


All available bird bags, and a sneak peek at the keychains I will be making!

The PLAN

So you want to help me fund these bags? Please read carefully to avoid any confusion! And thank you so much for supporting me. <3

If you decide to back the project, you won't be charged until the project ends. Once the campaign is over, each backer will receive an email with a survey for you to fill out. It will ask you for your choice of bags and your shipping address. Unfortunately these bags won't be ready to ship until January 2020, but you will have the option to update your address before they ship. 

Not pictured - two small bags are also available as a reward!

The bags are manufactured in China to my specifications, and once they are all made they are then shipped to my address by sea! The bags travel for around one month and there they are delivered to me to check, sort and pack everyone's orders. 

The bags are shipped to you using Royal Mail. The UK backers will receive their bags within 5 working days with 2nd Class Royal Mail, whereas international backers unfortunately have to wait a while (up to 8 weeks!) to receive theirs. Royal Mail International Economy is the service I use, which is the cheapest option due to the weight of the bags. If you'd like to add tracking and a slightly faster service, the total cost of shipping will be £13 for a small bag, or £18 for a big bag.


FAQ

  • When does Kickstarter take my money?

Kickstarter will charge you once the campaign ends. You are free to cancel your pledge with no charge before the campaign ends.

  • Can I order more bags to my pledge?

Unfortunately due to weight restrictions, I can only send a maximum of one large bag and one small bag, or two small bags per shipment. If you want more bags, you will have to place another order and pay shipping again. Sorry! ):

  • Why is EU shipping the same/more than the rest of the world shipping?

EU shipping is the same for the rest of the world shipping as it is only £1 extra for a faster service. Large bags to the EU come with tracking. 

  • Does shipping include tracking?

No, only large bags to the EU come with tracking. If you want to purchase tracking, you will need to pay extra after the campaign is finished.

  • Can I combine shipping with an www.ohayou.co.uk order?

Potentially - before the bags ship, if you place an order at ohayou.co.uk, you can email me to have it combined depending on what you have ordered. I can not combine shipping for ice cream bags, only small products.

  • Will my laptop/tablet/schoolbooks fit in the backpack?

Please check the dimensions of each bag and compare it to your items. Keep in mind that with the pins in the bag, it will be very heavy with large books/laptops! So please be careful not to overload the bag with too much weight.

  • I want the _ bag but it hasn't unlocked yet.

Please back anyway! If the design isn't unlocked before the campaign ends, you can always cancel your pledge and you won't be charged. 

  • How do I choose which bag I want?

You choose your bag after the campaign is finished. You will receive an email to input your reward choice as well as your shipping address. You will have the option to change your shipping address before the bags ship.

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing can cause production and shipping delays - please be aware that January is only an estimated shipping date.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Digital Bird Goodies! ミ☆

    Thank you for your help with my project! You will receive a set of digital bird illustrations, drawn by myself, to use as a phone or desktop wallpaper.

    Includes:
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    Pledge £35 or more About $46

    One Small Bird Itabag ミ☆

    One small bird itabag! Choose between any of the unlocked SMALL bird bags.

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    • Insert Tutorial & Thank You Card
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    Pledge £45 or more About $59

    One Large Bird Itabag ミ☆

    One large bird itabag! Choose between any of the unlocked LARGE bird bags.

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    • Large Bird Itabag
    • Insert Tutorial & Thank You Card
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    Pledge £70 or more About $91

    Two Small Bird Itabags ミ☆

    Two small bird itabags! Choose between any of the unlocked SMALL bird bags.

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    • Digital Bird Goodies
    • Small Bird Itabag
    • Insert Tutorial & Thank You Card
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    Pledge £80 or more About $104

    Bird Collector Special ミ☆

    One small bird itabag and one large bird itabag!

    Includes:
    • Digital Bird Goodies
    • Large Bird Itabag
    • Small Bird Itabag
    • Insert Tutorial & Thank You Card
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    Pledge £30 or more About $39

    EARLY BIRD: One Small Bird Itabag ミ☆

    FIRST 24 HOUR SPECIAL: One small bird itabag! Choose between any of the unlocked SMALL bird bags.

    Includes:
    • Digital Bird Goodies
    • Small Bird Itabag
    • Insert Tutorial & Thank You Card
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    Pledge £40 or more About $52

    EARLY BIRD: One Large Bird Itabag ミ☆

    FIRST 24 HOUR SPECIAL: One large bird itabag! Choose between any of the unlocked LARGE bird bags.

    Includes:
    • Digital Bird Goodies
    • Large Bird Itabag
    • Insert Tutorial & Thank You Card
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    Pledge £60 or more About $78

    EARLY BIRD: Two Small Bird Itabags ミ☆

    Two small bird itabags! Choose between any of the unlocked SMALL bird bags.

    Includes:
    • Digital Bird Goodies
    • Small Bird Itabag
    • Insert Tutorial & Thank You Card
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    Pledge £70 or more About $91

    EARLY BIRD: Bird Collector Special ミ☆

    FIRST 24 HOUR SPECIAL: One small bird itabag and one large bird itabag at a special 24 hour special price!

    Includes:
    • Digital Bird Goodies
    • Large Bird Itabag
    • Small Bird Itabag
    • Insert Tutorial & Thank You Card
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Funding period

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