Hi All! My name is Emily and I am the owner of Pins & Needle [IG] [Shop]. This Kickstarter is here to fund my new Minimal Cross-body / Shoulder ITA-bag! This is my 6th Kickstarter, but my first one where I am funding something other than enamel pins! I have successfully funded 4 enamel pin Kickstarters. The funds will be used towards productions, shipping, packaging and Kickstarter fees.
Being an enamel pin designer, and also a professional graphic designer, I designed this minimalist bag so it can be used as an everyday bag, and subtly cute enough where you can still take it into a professional environment.
What is an Ita-bag?
The word "ITA" comes from the Japanese word "itai" which means "pain." Its literal translation is "painful bag", and it is a bag (handbag, backpack, or other types of bags) covered in enamel pins, button pins, figurines, acrylic charms and other merchandise pertaining to anime and manga fandoms. The idea behind Ita-bags is to allow its owners to publicly express their love for a particular fictional character or media franchise.
Pledge Now, Pay Later!
- Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform, where it is all-or-nothing.
- If a project doesn't get fully funded, it will not be made, and you will not be charged.
- If the project hits its funding goal, and the funding amount does not go under its goal by the end date, you will be charged once the project ends.
- Keep in mind, the project goal is only for the main product goal! There are stretch goals, which are the listed goals. If the amount is not met, they will not be made and only the main goal will be made.
- See a design you like, but it not unlocked? Pledge anyways! It will help move the funding goal closer to unlocking the design you like!
- This Kickstarter is the best way for you to take advantage of the discounts before it hits my shop!
- Bag size: 8.25in x 6.25in x 3in depth
- Clear front panel to showcase your favorite merchandise
- Clear front panel size: 7.5in x 5.5in
- Clear front panel interior has an insert flap attached
- Includes 2 adjustable straps (0.5 in & 1.5in) - total length of 53 inches (135cm)
- Includes 3 inserts (for single bag bundles) - 1 light blue, 1 pink, 1 will match the color of the bag
- Metal heart zipper details - storage interior has double zippers!
- Storage interior has an open pocket & zipper pocket
- Back pocket can fit iPhone Plus, Samsung Galaxy Notes & Google Pixel XLs
Choose the variant you like! 1 free pin per bag backer. Want more than 1? Add $8 to your pledge (for bag backers)! $9 for just pin pledgers.
- U.S.A. (Domestic): Single bags will be packed individually, while 2 bags will be packed together in a bigger box. 3 bags will be packed in a bigger box, but for those that would like 4 bags, it will be shipped in 2 separate big boxes.
- Canada & International: All bags will be packed individually. Unfortunately, shipping internationally is much more expensive than shipping within the U.S. Packaging 2 bags together is much more than shipping them individually, more than double just 1 bag! So, if you pledge to 2+ bags, you will receive 2+ tracking numbers. Shipping them separately is just much cheaper...
All packages will be insured! Tracking for international packages will update as long as your country updates them once it leaves the U.S. Not all countries will be available for tracking. International packages can take up to 3-8 weeks to arrive.
- Manufacturing: 60%
- Shipping fees and packaging material: 30%
- Kickstarter Fees: 10%
- October 18: Launch Kickstarter - 25-day campaign
- November 12: Kickstarter campaign ends. Backer surveys will be sent out.
- - Funds take approximately 2 weeks to process and transferred to me -
- Beginning of December: Funds will arrive & production will begin
- Mid to end of January: Bags & pins will start to arrive.
- Beginning of February to Mid February: Rewards to start to ship out to their forever homes
This is the ideal timeline. Please allow 1 - 2 months between production and arrival time, if the quality does not meet my standard and will cause a delay.
Please be mindful that Chinese New Year is at the end of January, and all manufacturing will stop for about 2 -4 weeks. IF there will be any delays in production, this will be the main cause.
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Risks and challenges
Production can sometimes be delayed and shipping can be unpredictable considering our manufacturer is overseas. Regardless of the situation, we will keep everyone updated on the situation.
Every single product will be inspected thoroughly before shipping them out to our backers.
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