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TRALLURE | Shapeshift backpack | 100% recycled materials

Carbon-reducing, Energy-Saving Smart Backpack

TRALLURE | Shapeshift backpack | 100% recycled materials

Carbon-reducing, Energy-Saving Smart Backpack

$1,435
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
16
backers
33days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, December 19 2019 12:30 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Keeping true to our brand, we designed the TRALLURE Backpack to help the environment, travel comfortably and organize all of your gear, while still being a high-end bag. The TRALLURE Weekender is an eco-friendly travel bag, that has everything you need and it is made of 100% recycled materials. 

TRALLURE Backpack is a one-of-a-kind modular backpack that allows you to swap, switch, merge, and separate components to create the storage solution you need on a day-to-day basis.

 First Prototype

 Built to last a lifetime:

We use heavy-duty solid brass hardware and Swiss-made quality zippers that won’t stain or wear down. To make sure the bag will last for generations we also designed protective feet and additional reinforcements.

 First Prototype

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This bag material is GRS certified and we sought out a certified source for our bags because some produce plastic to produce bags and our overall aim is to reduce plastic production and keep already produced plastic out of landfills, oceans and streets.

We want to make that clear. Plastic is bad and we see a way to keep it from harming the environment and facilitating our travels. Less resources are used to produce each bag and its light weight ensures less energy, fuel, etc are used whenever this bag is transported, rather it be for shipping or on your next trip.

Check out our eco-friendly features below:

  • Uses 30% less energy than virgin polyesters
  • Saves natural resources
  • Saves energy in production
  • Lower greenhouse gas emissions and chemical uses
  • Keeps plastic bottles out of landfills, in which they take 400 years to decompose
  • Keeps plastic bottles out of the ocean
  • A percentage of each purchase goes on to support an environmental initiative
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In order to ensure that the final product that gets shipped out to our customers is up to standard, we work with a third-party quality control company. The firm is run by our family, based locally near the factory, so we always have a set of eyes and ears on the ground.

Manufacturing Planning

In order to find the best manufacturer for the Trallure Backpack, we flew to Asia to meet with several factory partners. We carefully looked over their production capabilities, process and standards prior to selecting our current partner. 

We can confidently say they passed our rigorous tests with flying colors.

Prototype Development

Once we had our final design, we flew over again to ensure that our product sample would be perfect. We tested a variety of materials, tweaked the design, improved the functionalities and conducted load testing to create the best travel bag.

Ethical Manufacturing

As part of our selection process, we ensure that the partners we chose abide by strong ethical practices as it relates to their workforce. We walked around the factory to make sure that the conditions were safe and sanitary. We specifically look for family-run factories that focus on higher-end skilled labor because we consider them our trusted manufacturing partners. 

The world’s most functional backpack! The perfect bag for every lifestyle.

See below for a clearer list of the backpack features:

  • Certified RPET Material
  • Made up of recycled material
  • Multi-use (Short trip, long travels, work, business, school, etc.)
  • 38L Backpack (expandable to 45L for more storage)
  • Lightweight
  • Practical Handle
  • Key Holder
  • Pockets for every purpose
  • Hidden RFID Pocket
  • Spacious inside compartments for books, clothes, etc
  • Hidden Backpack Straps
  • USB Port
  • Headphone Port
  • Powerbank (10000mAh) to charge your phone or small electronics on the go
  • Laptop Pocket (fits up to 17 inch laptop)
  • Waterproof
  • Tear-resistant
  • Durable
  • Wrinkle-resistant
  • High color retention

Research & Design

A lot of time was spent on the research and design portion of the process. We carefully analyzed the needs and wants of our customer vs. other products on the market. We also analyzed the environmental impact of the bag to ensure it was doing less harm than good. In doing so, we developed a truly unique bag. We worked with a professional industrial designer to develop the style, functionalities and the tech specs for the Trallure Backpack.

A low battery can be extremely disrupting, especially when traveling. 

That’s why we built easy access charging port for your devices within the bag.

Pop in any standard battery pack and you're ready for a day on the road.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER:

I'm James, a sole-proprietor who has primarily worked with contractors, family and volunteers to start Trallure. 

I'm married with two daughters and currently work as a HR professional. I graduated from the University of Oregon. I have lived, studied and worked abroad, but I hail from Portland, Oregon, a green city that prides itself on it's environmental initiatives and these have helped shape me and fuel my passion. 

Our mission is to provide the best design and quality at honest prices

We use same premium materials as the luxury bag manufacturers, however, thanks to Kickstarter, we are able to offer our product directly to you for a fraction of what comparable brands would charge.

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  •  25% portion of every sale will go towards a non-profit initiative and we will plant one tree. 
  •  60% portion for production
  • rest the 15% goes for fulfilling the tax and other fees

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In order to make these products come to life, we need to raise ($20,000) to complete our first run of production.

If you pledge to this campaign you will be the FIRST to receive these products and you will be getting them for a MUCH lower price than they will cost once they are available to the public! We understand that making a pledge is a big commitment and we WANT to reward you accordingly!!

Purchase a product that is GUARANTEED for LIFE. All of our products come with a lifetime guarantee. 

The backpack gets better with it's age. 

Someday your trallure backpack will tell a story of it's own!

Risks and challenges

We have secured our manufacturers, shippers and fulfillment centers, all of whom are waiting for us to give them the green light! All of our partners have over 5 decades of experience. Our manufacturers are professional, precise and ethical.

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Our freight forwarders move tons of product daily and are ready for our business. We have partnered up with one of the industry's leading fulfillment center so our backers will get their trallure backpack in pristine condition and on time.

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With all of that being said, we must note that unforeseen complications do occasionally arise. Natural disasters or accidents are unavoidable. We’ve constructed our timelines with reasonable accommodations for unforeseen events, and The trallure backpack will be insured throughout every step of their arrival to your doorstep.

Some international backers will be subject to import duty and taxes; these backers will be responsible for for covering all of their local duties and taxes. Import duties and taxes are not covered by this Kickstarter campaign.

RETURN POLICY

We offer a 30 day no risk return policy. If you are not 100% satisfied with the quality of the product within 30 Days of receiving your order, simply send it back and we will refund you, no questions asked. But don't worry, we know you are going to love it!

CUSTOMS & DUTIES INFORMATION

TRALLURE cannot mark orders as gifts. This is illegal, so we will not be able to do this.

Our prices DO NOT include VAT, GST or other country taxes.

As many of you know, our terms of sale for international orders are FOB destination. This means that you pay all freight and duties or taxes. As we are shipping these products all over the world, it is impossible for us to build in the various duties, VAT and GST tax for each location through Kickstaarter.com.

We found this handy tool, that can assist you in calculating duties. Remember to convert the U.S. dollars to your local currency:

https://www.simplyduty.com/import-calculator/

For international customers who are required to pay customs, you will receive an email from your local customs authorities asking for payment to have your order processed through customs. Unfortunately, there is no legal way around customs. Once you make that payment to the customs broker your order will be processed for final delivery.

SHIPPING POLICY

If our shipping carrier attempts delivery to you and you don't get it because you’re not there, wrong address, moved without notifying us, and the package returns back to our warehouse, it will be the buyer's responsibility to pay the shipping fee to reship the order. When you receive your tracking #, please keep an eye out for the package.

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