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Premium American knitted, oversized scarves and blankets. Make a lasting first impression. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on October 14, 2012.

Premium American knitted, oversized scarves and blankets. Make a lasting first impression.

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    1. Creator John D. Peterson on May 24, 2014

      Still waiting....

    2. Creator John D. Peterson on April 28, 2013

      Seems the website is static, along with Facebook. Haven't backed another project since this one.

    3. Creator Melissa Hughes on April 26, 2013

      Yes - have tried directly to contact via Votary website, no response.

    4. Creator Mary Carlin on April 22, 2013

      Anybody tried his own website?

    5. Creator John D. Peterson on April 22, 2013

      Still out $255...no blanket or scarf. Definitely have been had, along with many others. Luigi is a crook.

    6. Creator Mary Carlin on April 4, 2013

      I live in the New York,NY area. I only pledged for a tote but STILL have not had any help. I NEVER received a survey but my pledge went through with no problem.
      Can I get my money back?????????????

    7. Creator Mary Carlin on March 16, 2013

      Do we have any legal recourse here?

    8. Creator Melissa Hughes on March 5, 2013

      So - how do we proceed? Seems like a stalemate here. It would be lovely to have some communication. This experience has marred my enthusiasm for Kickstarter which is such a shame :o(

    9. Creator John D. Peterson on February 28, 2013

      No dice here in Minnesota either -- still waiting on 3 responses. No merch.

    10. Creator Kenneth Pearson on February 23, 2013

      This is poor....really poor. We're going into the month of March 2013

    11. Creator Melissa Hughes on February 2, 2013

      So pleased to hear that there has been some progress here - I haven't heard anything personally yet and am waiting on my rewards here in Australia. Hope like Nick that I will hear soon and really glad that there is an explanation behind the lack of contact.

    12. Creator Sook young Ahn on January 31, 2013

      Still haven't received mine ...

    13. Creator Charlie Radclyffe on January 26, 2013

      Another international backer here who has yet to receive his scarf. I completed the survey two months ago and have heard nothing since.

      Can we have an honest update please?

    14. Creator Nick and Lu on January 24, 2013

      Hi Luigi,

      Just wanted to let you know we received the scarves today and they are absolutely gorgeous! We are very happy with them. We persisted with the contact because we were really looking forward to them - so glad we did! Thanks for the prompt posting.

      Best wishes,

      Nick and Lu

    15. Creator Nick and Lu on January 19, 2013

      Hi everyone, just to let you know that Luigi actually contacted us this morning about this issue - thanks for your reply, Luigi. He said that there had been an issue with some of the international orders - he had sent them but customers didn't seem to have received them. He said that he since been out of the country and that an intern had been running things in his absence - he is now going to send us our goods via a tracked postage service so we can keep an eye on the shipment. For the record, thanks for getting back to us, Luigi. cheers, Nick and Lu

    16. Creator Nick and Lu on January 18, 2013

      Hi everyone (except Luigi as YOU'RE obviously not even reading these messages!!!),

      We are sorry to hear that other people are having the same problems with this Kickstarter project that we have. We spent $170 (incl. P&H to Australia) and we are appalled by the lack of contact. We have tried contacting this poor excuse of a businessman on FB, KS (private and public messages) Twitter and email via Votary website.

      The only thing we haven't tried is calling the number listed on his website, only because it's an international call for us. Has anyone in the US tried the number - 646.504.5510 - what was the result? Does anyone know if there is anyway to take this further?

      Can I ask a question, have any backers living in the US not received their goods? Or is it just international customers who have been ripped off by this trickster???

      Luigi - if you are lurking - hear us when we say - beware of the karma you have built from this - it will come back to bite you - we've backed 18 projects and yours is the only one we've had issues with. You ought to be ashamed of yourself - especially in the current economic climate. May all your future projects never reach fruition.

      Goodluck on the bread line - your work ethic stinks pal!!!

    17. Creator Sook young Ahn on January 14, 2013

      Luigi, this is just outrageous, I have sent you message, left comment here few times....No answer at all! Its January now, since November you have never updated on the status of the project. You said 'all shipments will be in your hands within November as planned.',...I HAVE NEVER RECEIVED THEM. If you had some problem dispatching them, or there has been some delays in making them, don't you think those 203 backers has the rights to be informed? Those 203 backers have backed you and supported your project. I have backed many of kickstarter projects and never had problems like these. COMMUNICATION is the VIP factor here, and you have clearly failed. And I would like to get a refund, since the spring is coming soon and I won't be needing the scarf anymore.

      I am sure you have read this Luigi before launching your project, BUT READ THEM AGAIN.

      What should creators do if they're having problems completing their project?
      If problems come up, creators are expected to post a project update (which is emailed to all backers) explaining the situation. Sharing the story, speed bumps and all, is crucial. Most backers support projects because they want to see something happen and they'd like to be a part of it. Creators who are honest and transparent will usually find backers to be understanding.

      It's not uncommon for things to take longer than expected. Sometimes the execution of the project proves more difficult than the creator had anticipated. If a creator is making a good faith effort to complete their project and is transparent about it, backers should do their best to be patient and understanding while demanding continued accountability from the creator.

      If the problems are severe enough that the creator can't fulfill their project, creators need to find a resolution. Steps could include offering refunds, detailing exactly how funds were used, and other actions to satisfy backers.

      Is a creator legally obligated to fulfill the promises of their project?
      Yes. Kickstarter's Terms of Use require creators to fulfill all rewards of their project or refund any backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill. (This is what creators see before they launch.) We crafted these terms to create a legal requirement for creators to follow through on their projects, and to give backers a recourse if they don't. We hope that backers will consider using this provision only in cases where they feel that a creator has not made a good faith effort to complete the project and fulfill.

    18. Creator Mary Carlin on January 14, 2013

      I never got a survey to fill out. What happened?

    19. Creator Kenneth Pearson on January 5, 2013

      did you guys ever send out the tote bags?

    20. Creator Mary Carlin on January 3, 2013

      I HAVE NEVER RECEIVED MY TOTE BAG!!!!!!!!!!!!

    21. Creator Sook young Ahn on January 2, 2013

      Hi Luigi, I think it would be very much appreciated if you could update the status of the scarf...Thank you.

    22. Creator matteo mei on December 30, 2012

      Hi Luigi,

      I am wondering as well about my scarf delivery in London.
      It would be great to get an updated.
      Thank you,
      Mat.

    23. Creator Sook young Ahn on December 27, 2012

      Hi Luigi
      I was wondering when would you send out the scarves?
      Its now like the end of December and i was really hoping to use them ...so please update us on this. Thank you

    24. Creator Dustin on December 27, 2012

      Luigi,
      I tried to contact you serval times via kickstarter, mail, facebook ... I've been waiting for my scarves just like Nick and Lu for months!
      Maybe it's not your fault I haven't received them yet, but you could at least answer me!
      Dustin

    25. Creator Nick and Lu on December 27, 2012

      Hi Luigi, I'm still waiting to hear from you regarding the delivery of my scarves. Can you please respond to me and tell me when you will be sending my Kickstarter goods? It's more than two months now and I'm very disappointed I haven't heard anything at all from you.

    26. Creator Nick and Lu on December 6, 2012

      Hi Luigi,

      Just a question around the delivery of the scarves - I am from Australia and ordered two scarves from Kickstarter but have not yet received them. I note that many people have received theirs. Can you please advise when you will be shipping my order?

      Cheers,

      Nick

    27. Creator Jeffrey on December 4, 2012

      I just got my scarf Luigi! Thanks for being so quick on your delivery and true to your word on shipping estimates. It really is a great scarf and in Toronto will be appreciated in the coming months, brrrr.

    28. Creator Steven Harper on October 16, 2012

      Congratulations! I can't wait to get my survey and scarf!

    29. Creator chermelle on September 22, 2012

      Yes! Congratulations. Love the story, love the brand, love the scarfs! I can't wait to have my very own and wear in and out of the streets of New York this fall and throughout the winter. A timeless piece made by what looks like a future timeless brand. - kudos

    30. Creator Jeffrey on September 21, 2012

      Awesome, Congrats on getting the project funded Luigi!

    31. Creator AnnaMaria Imbriano on September 19, 2012

      I saw your video and I remember thinking impressive and gutsy taking your life outside the box and turn your idea/dream into reality. Many of us tend to dream and then wake up to a whole different world. Then it hit me, a nice soft blanket, an oversized scarf and best of all American made how can you go wrong with that? So I became a backer!

      Best of luck to you, although I know you will have much success given your drive, intelligence, hard work and sense of style.

    32. Creator Angelo Bianco on September 17, 2012

      Congrats Cuz! Best of luck and congrats on your new endeavor. Looking forward to checking out some of your stuff.

    33. Creator Anastasia Cobis on September 17, 2012

      Luigi, you went from valedictorian to inspiring innovator, bravo, beautiful work. I'll make sure to spread the word.

      Anastasia Cobis (aka Stacy Mouyiaris circa 1997)

    34. Creator Weronika Lesniak on September 17, 2012

      They look great! Good luck!

    35. Creator kelly on September 17, 2012

      The scarves and blankets look amazing! And I love your video!!! Everyone get backing!

    36. Creator Kenneth Pearson on September 16, 2012

      If you would like to see the posting feel free to visit chamingaura.blogspot.com

    37. Creator VOTARY - Luigi Bianco on September 16, 2012

      Kenneth - Thank you VERY much for your support - it is much appreciated. And posting the project on your blog is totally ok by me!! Thanks again!!

      Natalia - Thank you SO much for your support and your kind words!! xLB

    38. Creator Kenneth Pearson on September 16, 2012

      I wish you much success in a ventures in the near future. I'd like to post your kick starter project on my blog if that is okay with you???

    39. Creator Natalia on September 15, 2012

      Go Luigi!!!! So Inspirational! XOXOXO