About this project
LAST WEEK FOR KICKSTARTER!
We appreciate all of our fans and for your support. We're down to the last week of our Kickstarter campaign. Help us reach our stretch goal of $40,000. If we reach it, we can go to trade shows and begin prototyping our next collection earlier. Thank you!
Also, we've created a beautiful handcuff for breast cancer awareness. It's called the "Together" cuff which features rose gold and an inscription that says, "In This Together." It will retail for $149 but we're selling it for $119 on Kickstarter. A portion of proceeds will go to cancer research.
Sandra Cadavid is a small luxury handbag and jewelry company established in 2011. After the warm reception of our first collection in 2012-13, we are excited to find more globally-conscious fashion forward friends.
All of our handbags and jewelry are handmade in Colombia. We work closely with our team members - the leather and hardware artisans. Our handbags use alta gamma leather which is the highest quality class leather and our hardware is either 24 karat gold plated or vintage. All of the jewelry are handcrafted and plated in 24 karat gold, rose gold or silver.
We are conscious of the footprint we leave and work hard to produce our handbags in a sustainable manner such as using vegetable dyes (as opposed to chemical dyes). We also actively employ women who have lost their husbands to violence in Colombia to help give back to the country we dearly love. And, with our Sandra Cadavid animal handcuffs, we plan to donate a portion of proceeds to various zoos and animal research funds (we are already working with the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and The Rhinoceros Research Fund).
We need your help to launch our second collection! While we have samples of our next collection, the Kickstarter funds will make it possible for us to produce them. Our philosophy is to make high end luxury fashion accessible for more people. We appreciate all of your support! Help us spread the word. Please follow us on Twitter (@s_cadavid) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/sandracadaviddesign) for all the latest news.
THE 2013-2014 SANDRA CADAVID COLLECTION
SANDRA CADAVID HANDBAGS:
SANDRA CADAVID HANDCUFFS:
SOL BAECA JEWELRY COLLECTION:
Real Housewives of Miami Alexia Echevarria with the Sofia clutch in sedona brown: https://twitter.com/AlexiaE_says/status/358295123504791552/photo/1
Famed Sylist Jacqui Stafford: http://jacquistafford.com/handbag-giveaway-tktk/
Mazz TV features the 2012-2013 Sandra Cadavid collection:
NBC "Today Show"- Sandra Cadavid handbag featured on second model:
CBS "Pittsburgh Today Live" on KDKA TV:
Nomination for "Celebrating Women! A Global Impact" by the Women 7 Girls Foundation: http://wgfpa.org/celebrating-women-having-a-global-impact/2013-celebrating-women-having-a-global-impact-nominees/sandra-reiman/
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "For Squirrel Hill designer, quality purses are just her bag": http://triblive.com/lifestyles/fashion/3618778-74/reiman-handbags-bag#axzz2c9PEZl00
University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business feature:
LA Fashion Magazine: http://issuu.com/thelafashion/docs/the_la_fashion_magazine_march_issue_2013
Women's Health Magazine: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/stylish-gift-ideas
Pop City Media "Pittsburgh designer launches a line of luxury leather bags handmade in Colombia": http://www.popcitymedia.com/innovationnews/sandra09192012.aspx
CONNECT WITH SANDRA CADAVID:
We hope you'll connect with us at Sandra Cadavid. We love our friends and fans and always want to hear what you have to say.
Risks and challenges
While there are risks and challenges with every project, we are confident we can deliver a high quality product to you on time. Now in our second season, we have already refined our production strategies while using the best of all available materials. Our challenge is to maintain a certain quantity ordered. If a particular handbag and color order falls below our threshold for production and sourcing materials, we will e-mail you directly to see if a comparable handbag style or color will be satisfactory to you. However, we expect this to not be an issue.
As always, if there are any customer service issues, we can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter