This project's funding goal was not reached on September 23, 2013.
About this project
We extend our designs to your creativity.
With the success of this Kickstarter, you will have access to create your own exclusive masterpiece and share it with the world in fashion.
We are a team of ambitious college students from Hawaii Pacific University who have come together and complied our diverse backgrounds and experiences in the process of developing an item unique for you.
As business majors and entrepreneurs we all became acquainted on campus and began discussing various business ideas. Our ideas ignited inspiration to revolutionize the fashion of leather through the incorporation of images, and the ability to create an item personally tailored for each individual. This is where the brainstorming began, leading us to OOUUFF Custom.
OOOUUFF stands for
As the name implies, with OOUUFF Custom each design is an exclusive piece, representing fashion shaped by your own creativity and expressions while being formed to meet your day-to-day functionality.
What makes OOUUFF Custom creations so special is that we hold a worldwide patent for embedding images into leather.
Like tattooing an image into ones skin, this distinctive embedding process unites images into leather without altering its original form.
People often associate the idea of leather with images as being printed, painted, or laminated on it, which results in fading and peeling. What we are able to do goes way beyond the norm within the leather world. Instead of putting images "on" leather, we put them "in" leather.
Other companies in the past have tried to achieve similar leather embedding results yet struggled to maintain the quality of both the leather and the image as we have accomplished.
We use Full Grain leather from Italy, which is admirable due to its minimal treatments and its high durability. This type of leather is the most genuine and it is essential when undergoing our vigorous, two week, embedding process.
Through our embedding process and the use of full grain leather combined, the original texture of the leather is not lost, making your custom masterpiece individually unique with its own “fingerprint”.
Following the success of this project, you will have the ability to choose from our large pallet of 26 colors, pick your choice of metals, and embed any image into our designs including a family photo, a sketched work of art, or even a business logo. The options and opportunities are endless.
If we reach our minimum goal, we will be able to start individual customization and let you - the artist - create your own works of art.
Currently our team is operating as a productive small business, creating our pre-designed collection of leather goods. Our original goal has always been to provide customization to the public, but due the to the extra cost it takes to produce customized goods and our minimal budget, pre-chosen imagery paved our initial path.
This Kickstarter project is about taking our designs and making them personal for each individual, while maintaining our quality and productivity. We refuse to sacrifice our quality for efficiency.
With your help and the help of Kickstarter, we will be able to efficiently produce quality goods and give a purpose to our worldwide patent, taking two steps forward with customization, and making it the future in the world of fashion.
This includes implementing our well-planned management system to be more cost effective, increasing the number of personnel that will be carefully analyzing quality control for each unique piece, and making sure we have the funds ahead of time that will allow us to make customization available for individuals.
By taking your artwork and colors, we guarantee each item to be one of a kind. We want you to be able to to capture your experiences and put it in a physical item where quality lasts as long as your memories.
Once we achieve our goal and this campaign comes to an end we will be able to complete the construction of our user-friendly webpage. All of our backers will receive a specific code providing them with access to design and retrieve their reward.
All we need is your help. Join our team, make a pledge and accompany us in the innovation of the leather industry.
Make sure to check out the wonderful reward opportunities we are offering in thanks to you as our first supporters of this revolutionary customizable leather.
If you have any questions we would love to hear from you and extend our hand in answering them.
Thank you for taking your precious time to look at our page.
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Risks and challenges
Although we have spent countless hours developing a reliable business structure and mitigating any foreseeable risks, we know that there is always the potential for unexpected obstacles.
To minimize challenges in this project, we have established a strong working relationship with our full grain leather suppliers in Italy. After the creation of several prototypes we have worked out the kinks within our designs and we have developed an efficient system for production and quality control.
This project is an all or nothing campaign. To ensure that you receive your reward we will need help in spreading the word of our project so that we meet our minimum goal of $18,000.
We know that timely fulfillment of rewards is very important to our backers. In consideration of our backers, we have secured the proper resources needed to produce rewards in excess of our goal volume.
In the event that our project reaches greatly beyond anticipations we may encounter a modest setback in attaining the leather needed for production. Also, since our rewards are custom tailored for each backer and require individual attention, there is potential in exceeding our workshop capacity, which may cause our current reward timeline of December 2013 retrieval to be slightly postponed.
Although there is the potential for delay in the delivery of your rewards, in every case, each backer of this project will undoubtedly receive their customized leather reward within an attainable, yet timely fashion.
We look forward to creating your individual gifts in appreciation of your support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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