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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
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Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
It all began in the 1970's in a small town in Florida - Melbourne, Florida. Leather craftsman Tim Kennedy began his humble business of making leather products by hand.
As the demand for cheap prices and mass production pressured many workshops into changing their values, Tim always respected the true value and high quality of human touch: of hand-making.
This Tim we speak of? He's my dad. I grew up in the leathershop, that we called "the shop", always with the freedom to create products I loved.
Because of this, I decided to create a product I couldn't find on the marketplace, dedicated to the values that I was raised on. That there is no short-cut to quality.
Otake Leather Laptop Case
Otake's handmade leather laptop case is designed and crafted to last and improve over time. It has a lifetime guarantee.
Each sleeve is made from vegetable tanned, chrome-free leather. Vegetable tanning is an old-world method that takes time, but yields environmentally-friendly leather that is both beautiful and enduring. Each sleeve is sewn with linen thread and tied off by hand.
The laptop sleeves are drenched and formed so that the case fits your laptop perfectly.
Finally, the laptop sleeve undergoes finishing touches so the final product is nothing less than beautiful.
A simple design that is functional and designed to last a lifetime.
This kickstarter will fund our first production. From purchasing vegetable-tanned leather to spending the time to hand make each laptop case, contributing to this fund in any way, large or small, you will be helping to launch Otake.
Risks and challenges
The only risk to completing this project is getting the funding to purchase supplies and dedicate the time and effort to produce quality laptop sleeves.
Because we already have the shop, we already have the tools and manpower to complete this project.
From the hand of the expert leather craftsman, Tim Kennedy, you will learn from step 0 the process and creating of your Otake laptop cover. You will take away a personalized Otake laptop cover personalized with your name, made by you.
If needed, pack can include roundtrip flight and one night in a hotel.