$6,846
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96
backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 1 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.

$6,846
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
96
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 1 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

My name is Anthony Collins, and I'm a disabled trans artist living with my wife in Cincinnati Ohio. When I was a kid, I taught myself how to hand sew because I wanted a special bag for my handheld gaming system. Two decades later, I'm still doing the same thing in spirit.

An Ita bag is a style of bag specifically designed to securely display a collection of buttons, charms, and enamel pins. An Ita bag, or 'painful bag', is a bag that has been so heavily decorated as to be almost unrecognizable as a bag. Fashion and item collecting are both important methods of self expression, and the two marry beautifully in the concept of an Ita bag. Every bag ends up as unique as the individual who assembled it.

The Crown of the Heart bag comes with three interchangeable straps, and is designed to be worn as a crossbody bag or as a backpack. Strap anchor points not in use can be used to hang charms or keychains. The front pocket of the bag offers upwards of 65 square inches of display space, making it one of the largest display spaces available on the market today. The bags are constructed from durable, Vegan friendly faux leather.

  • Kickstarter: July 1 - July 31
  • Surveys Sent: August 15 
  • Production Phase: September 1 - Mid November
  • Shipping: Late November

Risks and challenges

The only risk/challenge that we foresee is with our timeline. Depending on the amount of backers, production time may take longer than initially projected, which will set back our shipping date as well.

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