Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 6, 2012.

Update #16

Thanks everybody for your amazing support of the Walkabouts

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Dear friends and backers,

I just wanted to take a quick minute to let you know how unbelievably thankful we are that you guys rallied to support the Walkabouts on our latest crowdfunding campaign.

Thanks to you guys we've been able to launch this great new style with all the improvements and additions that you recommended, and with this we can continue to grow the Sunski brand in a community-focused, collaborative way that allows everybody to get involved and have a say.

Together we are redefining the way things get made; it's a very exciting movement to be a part of!

-Michael & Tom


Update #15

Matte-black Sunskis are here! Check out the new limited-run Sunski Walkabouts!

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Hi everyone!

Long time no update! We wanted to write so that you guys could be the first to know about our new limited-run, matte-black style of Sunskis. You guys were with us from the beginning, and since there's only a limited number of Walkabouts being made, we wanted you to know about them first! We're calling them the Sunski Walkabouts: they've got vibrant polarized lenses, flexible frames, awesome packaging and the same affordable price that makes Sunskis so special.  Please check out the campaign here!

 As always, we wanted to thank you for your continued support in helping us bring the Sunskis to life. After our Kickstarter campaign received such an incredible response, we decided that we wanted to grow the Sunskis even further.  All of you helped us realize that there is room in the marketplace for high quality sunglasses that don't break the bank, and we've made filling this gap an essential goal for our small business. 

Ever since our Kickstarter campaign finished, many of you have asked about our plans for adding new colors to the Sunski line. You let us know that it would be great to have a darker frame option to complement the original Sunskis' bright, vibrant colors, and we couldn't agree more.  After many months of material sampling, packaging design updates, and improved lens development, we excited to introduce our brand new, matte-black Sunski Walkabouts!

For those of you who are curious, we're using Indiegogo and not Kickstarter this time around because Kickstarter no longer allows eyewear projects on their platform. Crowdfunding will always be a part of the Sunski story, so we're rolling with the punches and using Indiegogo to launch our new shades. The Indiegogo process is identical to Kickstarter's, and just as easy to use! We're excited to continue cutting out the middleman by reaching out directly to our supporters to help bring the Sunski Walkabouts to life at an affordable price! 

Thank you again for your continued support of the Sunskis. We feel like we're on the cusp of a new era where small businesses and their communities can have a real impact on industries, and we hope you'll continue on this journey with us. So please check out our campaign, then go outside and get some sun! 

- Tom & Michael

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sunski-sunglasses-the-walkabouts/x/3983751


Update #14

Sunski Tag-a-thon Spectacular!

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Hello Everybody! 

We wanted to write and thank everybody so much for helping us realize this dream of bringing back the Sunskis. Each and every one of you have our most heartfelt thanks and appreciation for making this project so special. We've come so far from our first inkling of an idea to build this Kickstarter campaign, it's hard to believe it has been almost a year since we put the gears into motion.

We've still got a couple more surprises for you guys coming down the pipe, but we are signing off for now.

Before we go, though, we want to see you all in your Sunskis! To put a cap on this amazing experience, we want to encourage you guys to post pictures of yourselves all over the world while wearing your Sunskis. And we want to reward those who send in their photos! To that end, we're hosting the...

We're giving away awesome t-shirts and free lift tickets to everybody who posts photos so,

Check out the Tag-a-thon on our Facebook page!

If you're sad to see the Kickstarter updates end, you can also get your Tom and Michael fix by following us on the social media thingers of your choice.  Please stay in touch!

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Update #13

Update 13!

I apologize for so many emails in such a short period of time, but we are moving quickly and need to get information out there.

Good news: we're CLEARED!  Because we cannot begin printing labels until everybody's address changes are in, we're closing the survey at 1pm PST TODAY (that's in two hours!).  So if you need to take the survey do it right now!

Otherwise, if you are domestic expect the Sunskis to arrive in the next 3 to 5 days and if you are international then 7-12 days.

I was also going to use this update to give everybody the opportunity to like our facebook page and follow our twitter handle, in case you guys want to keep hearing from us after the Kickstarter campaign.

Thanks everybody for sticking with us!

-Michael & Tom


Update #12

Shipping address survey

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Hi Everybody!  

Here's a picture of me writing this update right now:

We're gearing up to start shipping as soon as we get clearance this coming week, and we wanted to send out a survey to give a last chance to change your shipping address in case you have moved.

Please note that changing addresses in the registry is a very time consuming and error-prone manual process, so if you do not absolutely have to change your shipping address please refrain from doing so. There are only the two of us and the time we spend switching addresses is time lost in shipping out the Sunskis.

Here's a quick Q&A on whether you need to take the survey:

Q: I have moved to a new permanent location and have not emailed you about it, do I need to take the survey to change my address?

A: YES, take the survey!

Q: I have moved to a new permanent location and have already messaged you, but you did not reply to my email, do I need to take the survey?

A: YES! Take the survey!

Q: I have moved to a new permanent location, have already messaged you, and you confirmed my change. Survey time?

A: No! You don't need to take the survey.

Q: I am going to be on vacation for a few days over the holidays and won't be at my home, should I take the survey?

A: NO! Please do not take the survey, we cannot guarantee a ship date and don't want Sunskis going to a very temporary address that you may not be at. We are shipping via USPS so even if you are not at home your Sunskis will still get delivered to you!

Q: I am home from college for the rest of the month or vacationing in a different address for the rest of the month and I don't have access to my mail at the usual location, should I take the survey?

A: Yes, take the survey. We will be able to get the Sunskis to you as long as you are going to be there all month.

Click this link to get to the survey

Thanks for reading this far! If you're bored also feel free to like us on facebook or follow us on twitter!

Best,

Michael & Tom 


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