About this project
Our latest endeavor at Range Leather Co. was to design the most versatile drinking container to accompany any adventure. Our goal was to combine an everyday product with the timeless look and vintage feel of genuine leather. The Range Mug is built with 10 oz Horween leather, secured with chicago screws and is hand stitched to fit a wide mouth Mason Jar.
We've used our experience producing some of the finest handmade leather wallets (www.rangeleather.com) and applied it to one of the most iconic American products, the Mason Jar. The Range Mug is versatile and can be used any of the following ways.
Due to us reaching our first stretch goal of $5,000 there are now two additional colors available, Brown and Black. The brown has a beautiful red tint and the black is as classic as it gets.
The thick 10oz leather used on the mug insulates both hot and cold liquids. You can enjoy a wide range of beverages such as coffee, tea, water, soft drinks, sweet tea and beer in your Range mug.
To clean your Range Mug, simply slide the leather sleeve off the bottom of the mason jar. Wash and dry the jar. Then, slide the sleeve on from the bottom until the sleeve becomes flush with the glass lip at the top of the jar. Each mug comes ready to use with both the leather sleeve and jar.
If you spill on your leather sleeve, simply use a damp rag to wipe the leather clean and allow the sleeve to dry slowly. You can also see other leather care tips here.
For those of us always on the go, simply spin on the spill-proof lid and toss your Range Mug into your bag or car. The handle allows easy attachment to your pack, bicycle, etc. The thick leather sleeve ensures that the already sturdy Mason Jar will hold up to your rugged lifestyle. From camping to business meetings, you're sure to find that the Range Mug is the ideal beverage container.
We have teamed up with Cuppow to bring to you an American made, BPA Free, plastic sip lid. To add one of these lids, simply go to Manage Pledge, then adjust your pledge by $7 per lid. These normal sell for $9 but we are giving a special deal to the backers of our project.
The Range Mug instantly brings a rustic feel to any coffee shop or cafe. With uses from lattes to soft drinks, the Range mug is a perfect addition. With the "Custom Cafe Set" reward we will take your logo, create a custom leather stamp (up to 2 in x 2 in) and personalize each of your 25 Range mugs. These are great gifts for employees or for use in store.
- One Range Mug: $18 (EARLY BACKER)
- One Range Mug: $22
- Two Range Mugs: $44
- Four Range Mugs: $88
- Eight Range Mugs: $176
- 25 Customized Range Mugs: $440
- October 7th - Kickstarter Launch
- November 6th - Kickstater Completion
- November 7th - Order Large Quantity of 9 - 10 oz Horween Leather
- November 18th - Handcraft Range Mugs
- December 10th - Finish Crafting
- December 15th - Ship Mugs
- December 18th-20th - HAPPY BACKERS IN TIME TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS
In the leather trade, the thickness of the leather is measured in ounces and can range up to 15 oz in some cases. Currently at Range leather we use 5 oz Horween leather to handcraft wallets and other accessories. With this project, we are going to be using 10 oz leather and will have to place an entirely separate order for the new weight. This leather is both thicker and more expensive so we are turning to you, Kickstarter, to help launch the Range Mug.
Risks and challenges
Having completed two Kickstarter projects, we see the greatest challenge as gaining traction to meet our goal. We have worked out all components of the production process, as we have much experience crafting leather product by hand. We have an established relationship with the famous Horween tannery in Chicago and are excited to place a large order of 10 oz hides. Please do help share this project in order for us to meet our goal.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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