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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, June 8 2019 5:45 AM UTC +00:00.

YNGRBy YNGR
First created
YNGRBy YNGR
First created
€7,233
pledged of €8,500pledged of €8,500 goal
38
backers
17days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, June 8 2019 5:45 AM UTC +00:00.

About

YNGR is an independent design studio based in Antwerp, offering its first collection of bags. The bags are made with recycled leather and sustainable materials. 

If you want to learn more about HOW THIS PAGE WORKS and WHAT CROWDFUNDING AND KICKSTARTER IS, then please visit our F.A.Q. section.

WE ARE YNGR

We craft bags with recycled leather. Recycled leather is made from scraps and off-cuts that would usually end up in landfills. No chemicals are used in the process of creating the leather. YNGR bags are for men and women.

YNGR is based on responsible stock volumes in keeping with a lean production model. The absence of intermediaries allows us to invest in quality while keeping our mark up and pricing fair. We make democratic designer products so that more people can enjoy them.

The name YNGR comes from the energy of urban life. It’s about forgetting your age, challenging expectations, and constantly being on the go in search of new ideas and experiences. YNGR takes inspiration from everyday objects and materials in city life -  like isolation foils, silver bubble wrap, seat belt buckles, and market bags in Chinese supermarkets. Real things that are given a twist and made with alternative materials. 

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YNGR ANTWERP Backpack is refined and durable. It’s made with recycled leather that has a grain finish. The outer shell is water proof and the back panel is moderately padded for extra comfort and protection. A 13" laptop compartment and interior pockets will help keep you organised. Pockets on the outside allow you to store small goods without opening the backpack.

measures: 48 cm x 26 cm x 13 cm / 18,9” x 10,2” x 5"

what fits inside: 13” laptop, charger, light change of clothes, small toiletry bag and a pair of shoes. Slip your wallet, phone or keys in the interior zip pocket or in the zip pocket on the back. One small water bottle on each side.

details: 

  • outer shell is water repellent and resistent
  • destinctive fluo orange strap detail
  • destinctive buckle and adjusters in galvanized gunmetal
  • fully lined in nylon
  • 13” laptop compartment
  • adjustable & padded shoulder straps
  • side pockets for water bottles
  • 1 pocket on the back panel to hold your phone or passport

delivered by: September 2019 

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YNGR TOKYO cross body bag comes with two interchangeable handles. Wear it as a hand or shoulder bag. Two compartments will help keep you organised. It’s made from recycled leather and depending on the colour, it can have a grain or smooth matte finish. Available colours are black, deep blue, light blue and orange. Choose your colour after the campaign ends.

measures: 24 cm x 18 cm x 8,5 cm / 9,5” x 7” x 3,3”

what fits inside: carry a small wallet, keys, a business card holder and small make-up items in the main compartment. Keep your Iphone 7 plus in the slip compartment.

details: 

  • comes with two handles, of which one adjustable shoulder strap
  • ​destinctive buckle in galvanized gunmetal
  • destinctive fluo orange strap detail
  • fully lined in a eco friendly imitation suede
  • 1 large interior compartment and 2 smaller compartments 

 delivered by: September 2019

YNGR TOKYO cross body bag comes with two interchangeable handles. Wear it as a hand or shoulder bag. Two compartments will help keep you organized. It’s made from an eco-friendly, solvent free, mirror lamé material.

measures: 24 cm x 18 cm x 8,5 cm / 9,5” x 7” x 3,3”

details: 

  • comes with two handles, of which one adjustable shoulder strap
  • ​destinctive buckle in galvanized gunmetal
  • destinctive fluo orange strap detail
  • fully lined in a eco friendly imitation suede in cobalt blue 
  • 1 large interior compartment and 2 smaller compartments 

delivered by:  September 2019

The YNGR laptop case is made from recycled leather with a black grain finish. It is lightly padded and it fits a 13" inch laptop.

measures: 25,5 cm x 34 cm x 2 cm / 10" x 13,4" x 0,9"

delivered by: September 2019

The YNGR Keychain is logo embossed and is made from recycled leather with a black grain finish.

measures: 2,5 cm x 20 cm / 1" x 7,9"

delivered by: September 2019

The leather that we use is an environmentally friendly material. It is made from gardening glove off-cuts, shavings and trimmings which are usually discarded by tanneries and would otherwise go to landfill. 

Those scraps are being shredded and processed into a new recycled leather. Another crucial difference with conventional bonded leather is that no chemicals are used in the process of bonding the leather fibers to sheets. As there are no oil based adhesives present in the process, the carbon footprint of our supplier is dramatically reduced and no harmful waste waters are produced in the manufacturing process. This means that 90% of the water can be reused in a continuous closed-loop system.

The result is an innovative, durable and waste-reducing leather that is as natural and as diverse as original leathers. The recycled leather is subject to rigorous EU standards and certificated with the Recycled Claim Standard 100. This certification guarantees a chain of custody standard to track recycled raw materials through the supply chain by Textile Exchange.

The leathers, hardware and straps that we use are selected for their quality and sustainability. Though we are fully prioritizing consciousness, we don’t compromise on sophisticated and versatile designs.

YNGR was founded by Donovan Tjon Jaw Chong & Jan Pirenne, united by a passion for design.The idea originated from a conversation about finding a statement bag versatile for casual and dressed-up moments alike, without compromising on affordability and sustainability. 

After 8 years experience, we have combined skills of designing for trend setting fashion brands such as Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Roberto Cavalli, as well as skills in managing large scale city projects. We fuse together our personal and collective experiences of how cities are a cultural melting pot and symbols of opportunity. This is where we draw inspiration from and where we position YNGR the brand.

This is YNGR’s 1st crowd funding campaign. Starting a crowdfunding campaign is terrifying and amazing but we are extremely prepared to procure fabrics, manufacture high quality products, and fulfill orders on time. We know what we are doing and you can trust our team’s experience, intuition, supply chain, and fulfillment.

YNGR is an independent studio based in Antwerp and we’re proud to keep it this way. If you would like to reach our team, please email us at info@yngr.eu

The purpose of our crowdfunding is to pre-finance the costs of a first production run, which is subject to factory minimums. YNGR aims to minimize wastage, by using recycled leathers, but also by maintaining responsible stock volumes and not over producing.

Our goals:

  • € 8500: minimum to launch production
  • € 10.000: finance production
  • € 13.000: finance production + small stock

You will only be charged after a successful campaign. If the campaign is not successful, no money will be deducted from your card. If the project is successfully funded, your pledge amount will be distributed as follows:

  • 8% Kickstarter commission
  • 21% VAT
  • 39% manufacturing of rewards
  • 18% materials of rewards
  • 11% transport 
  • 3% packaging

Risks and challenges

Delivery time: In manufacturing, there's always a risk that suppliers do not fulfill on time. We've added some buffer into our lead time to account for this possibility. Regardless, we will be extremely hands on with our suppliers to ensure that everything is moving forward smoothly.

Duty charges: If you live outside the European Union, you will be responsible for any applicable duty charges.

Customs: Some countries are known for being very slow with customs, and you probably know if you live in one. We're sorry that we can't put a magic stamp on our packages to help them get through faster.

We'll update you frequently about our progress, and if there are any blips along the way, we'll let you know!

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    Thank You!

    Every little bit helps! Thank you for helping us build YNGR. In return we will list your name as one of our early funders on the website and you will receive our progress updates.

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    YNGR KEYS Keychain

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    Voucher

    Get a 60€ voucher to spend in our webshop and get a bargain on your first YNGR product.

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    YNGR OSLO laptop case

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    Laptop case + Keychain + Look book

    Get this package deal including the YNGR OSLO laptop case, made from recycled leather. It also includes the YNGR KEYS keychain and a look book.

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    • Lookbook
    • Laptop case 13"
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    Voucher

    Get a 185€ voucher to spend in our webshop when this is available in September 2019. Get a bargain on your first YNGR product. You will have several models and a variety of colours to choose from.

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    YNGR ANTWERP Backpack

    Get the YNGR ANTWERP Backpack in recycled leather & nylon. Save 50 € off of future retail price (290 €).

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    Backpack + Laptop case + Keychain

    Get the YNGR ANTWERP Backpack + YNGR OSLO laptop case + YNGR KEYS keychain. All items are made with recycled leather.

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    • Backpack
    • Laptop case 13"
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    YNGR TOKYO cross body bag

    Get the YNGR TOKYO cross body bag made from recycled leather. You can choose your colour after the campaign ends. Available in black, deep blue, light blue, orange. Save 50€ off the future retail price (390€).

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    YNGR TOKYO cross body bag silver

    Get the YNGR TOKYO cross body bag made in silver embossed. Save 50€ off the future retail price (420€).

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    Crossbody Bag + Laptop case + Keychain

    Get the YNGR TOKYO cross body bag + laptop case + keychain. All items are made in recycled leather. You can choose your colour for the crossbody bag after the campaign ends. Available colours black, deep blue, light blue and orange. (NO SILVER)

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    • Laptop case 13"
    • Cross body bag in recycled leather
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