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Otake is a Laptop Cover handmade from vegetable-tan leather for Macbooks with a lifetime guarantee.
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Our Story

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. 

Tim Kennedy in '72
Tim Kennedy in '72



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

Handmade Leather Laptop Case for MacBooks
Handmade Leather Laptop Case for MacBooks

 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.

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    Thank you so much for your contribution!

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    Otake Leather Cover - Kickstarter Deal

    Receive an Otake Leather Laptop Cover crafted by hand with this premium Kickstarter Deal.

    (You save $41 from future retail price of $161)

    - We offer a lifetime guarantee.
    - Available sizes: 12", 13", 15"
    - We will contact you about what laptop cover size you would like once the goal is met.

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    Otake Leather Cover - Kickstarter Rate

    Receive an Otake Leather Laptop Cover crafted by hand with this limited Kickstarter special.

    (You save $21 from a retail price of $161)

    - We offer a lifetime guarantee.
    - Available sizes: 12", 13", 15"
    - We will contact you about what laptop cover size you would like once the goal is met.

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    Personalized Otake Leather Cover

    Receive an Otake Leather Laptop Cover customized with the initials of your first and last name.

    (You will save $20 from a retail price of $180)

    - We offer a lifetime guarantee.
    - Available sizes: 12", 13", 15"
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    Otake Leather Cover - TWO PACK

    Receive two Otake Leather Laptop Covers crafted by hand with this limited Kickstarter special.

    (You will save $100 from a retail price of $320, or $110 each case)

    - We offer a lifetime guarantee.
    - Available sizes: 12", 13", 15"
    - We will contact you about what laptop cover size you would like once the goal is met.

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    LEARN TO MAKE YOUR OWN COVER IN THE SHOP

    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.

    Reward valid any month during 2017.

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    Otake Leather Cover - EARLY BIRD

    Be the fastest to get an Otake Leather Laptop Cover made by hand.

    EARLY BIRD price is only $99. (You save $61 from future retail price of $161)

    - We offer a lifetime guarantee.
    - Available sizes: 12", 13", 15"
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