Purpose. We know we have one in the grand scheme of life, but we often struggle to find meaning in the day-to-day.
Whether we’re in school or out in the workforce, we are all students of something. And while learning can be exciting and full of opportunity, it can also go dull. We can lose our drive, our conviction, our passion.
But what if something as simple as your backpack, journal or basic study tool could spark that inner fire in you again and truly make a difference in the world?
Wild & Free Supply started 3 years ago with this in mind. Our cofounders Lukas and Suzy VanDyke knew their mission and the mission they shared with so many others: to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. They wanted to provide a way for busy Christians to fulfill their purpose with a single purchase.
In many developing countries like Honduras, indigenous church planters and leaders aren’t able to be financially supported by their home churches. They aren’t able to go to seminary or Bible school, and their only alternatives were to work long hours elsewhere for little pay or beg for support from churches in first world countries.
So, Lukas and Suzy opened a workshop in the middle of Honduras and hired these church planters, servants and leaders to make all kinds of leather products at fair wage. The workshop has grown, and we’ve truly seen the Lord work on this ministry. Mario, a pastor, works part-time in our workshop and is now able to be close to home and support his family. A young man once involved in a gang is now in his third year of seminary. Each purchase enables these believers to keep serving, growing, and spreading the Gospel.
With your help and this Kickstarter, we are working to get our new product line off the ground. SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO
Kickstart 2018 products:
- Pencil & Supply Roll
- Pen & Supply Case
- Classic Journal Cover
- iPad Slip Case
- Small Rolltop Backpack
- Large Rolltop Backpack
(To get one of each item choose "Combo #3")
How it works:
When you choose the "Back this Project" button you will see all the Kickstart packages. You can ONLY CHOOSE ONE, so make sure to scroll all the way down to pick the best option. If you want multiple items (you do) you need to choose a package that has all those items included. Remember for any of the combo packages you get a study bible donated in your name!
We've gotten some great feedback and a lot of people requesting to buy all these products, but to get the price down and start producing them in larger bulk quantities we need your help.
We need to be able to:
- Replace and upgrade many of the hand tools we have been using.
- Upgrade our artisan workstations.
- Purchase more modern sewing machines.
- Hire and train some more people in Honduras.
- Purchase the raw leather and brass in discounted bulk quantities.
This is where you come in. By backing this campaign you’re helping us move the mission to the next stage. In return, as a reward, you get early access to our new gear at a discount far below our listed retail price as well as a chance to participate in our Gospel mission. Everyone wins!
Scroll down to learn about our mission and each individual item.
Introducing: The Study Collection
Made from our finest, softest full-grain leather, this pen roll adds class and sophistication to any study session. With adjustable holes on the strap, it can be rolled tight no matter how much is inside.
Made from our finest, softest full-grain leather, this tool adds sophistication and fun to any study session.
Not crazy about writing utensils? We get you. Perhaps you might like...
a spot for your tools.
or your other tools.
or your other tools.
The Pen & Supply Case is made with our tough yet durable leather and is the perfect size for all your writing tools, and small items carrying needs.
The side flaps come all the way to the top of the lid to ensure nothing can get in our out. It turn-locks closed and pops open when unlocked for maximum accessibility. It’s slim, so it will fit comfortably in your backpack, briefcase or purse.
It's the perfect size for your writing tools.
In no need for a pencil case? We also designed this product also functions as a...
or something to keep your cords in line.
or a spot for those makeup must-haves.
Poets, artists and note-takers—we made this for you.
This cover will complete and enrich your journaling experience, with a secret pencil loop on the inside, a pocket on the back for your phone, and beautiful wraparound strap to hold it closed.
As our signature soft full-grain leather will shape to its content, it will shape to the user as well.
Cell phone pocket on the back...
And a secret loop on the inside for your writing tool of choice.
Our cover is designed for the Moleskine Classic Hardcover (which is 8.25 x”5” x 0.6". if you have another journal you'd like to use, find out the measurements and see if it fits within or slightly below these dimensions. If so, it will fit! (JOURNAL NOT INCLUDED, THIS IS THE COVER ONLY)
This slipcase will outlast your next 3 iPads. Made with our signature full-grain hide and stitched to perfection, this case guarantees you protection, convenience, sophistication and style. The pocket on the front is perfect for your phone, notes, apple pen, or any small things you might need. Fits the iPad, iPad Air, 9.7”, and 10.5” iPad Pro, and all early generation iPads. (available with or without the logo on the front)
It has a convenient slot for your accessories with a tapered pocket on the front ensuring nothing will fall out and a magnetic closer for the main sleeve to keep your iPad stylish and safe.
Ever find yourself rummaging for a small and comfortable bag for a day trip? We have one for you: our small leather backpack brings together style and comfort in one simple design.
The top rolls or lays flat, which means it’s compact enough for light loads and can be made large enough to fit a 13-inch laptop. The straps & enclosure are adjustable to fit your personal preference.
It's the perfect day trip bag.
The top rolls or lays flat, which means it’s compact enough for light loads...
...and can be made large enough to fit a 13-inch laptop.
The side and front straps are adjustable to fit your style.
Laid-back for school, sharp for the office.
Our leather backpack was designed knowing that everyone is a student of something, and made to meet their needs wherever they are in life. It’s large enough to carry a 15-inch laptop and all of your study gear and has a small pouch inside the roll top for easy access to your essentials.
The top can be rolled or folded over, buckled tight or loosely, depending on your style preference.
The Large Rolltop backpack was designed knowing that everyone is a student of something, and made to meet their needs wherever they are in life.
It’s large enough to carry a 15-inch laptop...
and all of your other gear.
It also has a small pouch inside the roll top for easy access to your essentials.
Study Bible Donation
On top of everything else, for every person who backs one of our Kickstarter combo packages, Wild & Free Supply will donate and hand-deliver a Spanish Study Bible to someone on Honduras who will use it to learn and spread the Good News. You will get your name on our website with a photo or video of the person receiving your Bible. You can equip believers to preach, spread and live out the Gospel, and make an impact that will outlast your lifetime.
Last year, our Kickstarter funded in less than three hours. We are convinced that you'll love getting this collection and love what you're doing for the sake of the Gospel in the process.
After the campaign ends Kickstarter takes 2-3 weeks to process payments. During this time we will be lining up all our orders, and equipment upgrades as well as starting production. Late August production will ramp up to full force and we anticipate starting to ship orders mid-September. Depending on the scope of the campaign it could take until late September to ship all the product.
We use full-grain leather.
(the best kind)
We believe in using the best materials and making sure that every product you buy from us is a product that will last. To read more, click here.
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Risks and challenges
Ever since the launch of Wild & Free Supply, we have faced the challenges of working in a dangerous country with a corrupt government, inefficient systems, and lack of concern for quality.
In the process, we have forged through using education to work with our locals' suppliers as well as the workers we employ. We've found that education helps people get on board with our mission, improves the quality of their work and helps them feel good about what they are doing.
Depending on the scope of this campaign acquiring raw materials (e.g. leather and brass) could cause some minor delays. But we don't anticipate that below the $40,000 level.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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