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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Purse for the People

 

 

Hello, I'm Carole Murphy, the founder of Purse for the People. Though originally a dentist by training, my new passion is to:

1.  Make sure that customers, the environment and all our partners win in the process of doing business.  I invested the last three years of my life preparing for the launch of Purse for the People -- studying, researching, building relationships and charting a course with the help of many others.

2.  Create an online business that allows customers to design their own handbag.  Make our products in the USA with attention to quality and make them with materials that are good for the planet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our campaign is really part of a movement to do business better.  We are asking you to join and help us.  By taking this approach, I believe we can be even more profitable over the long term.

How does a dentist get into the business of making handbags you might ask?  I wanted to leverage my potential in a way that could help more people. After much thought and consideration, I realized that one of the most powerful forces for improving the lives of people was business, especially business done in a way that nurtures people and the planet.  So I made a pivot to follow my passion and make a difference.  I’ve always dreamed of returning to my hometown and working to improve our local economy by creating manufacturing jobs that will pay a decent wage.  The handbags were a perfect fit since I love fashion, and especially these beautiful bags.

 

 

 

 

What We Need & What You Get

Our Goal: $30,000

We have 300 handbags shipping from our suppliers. These are non-customized off the shelf bags we are offering as our perks.  These bags represent what we will be creating locally by importing just the outer rattan bodies to be built into the bags our customers design on line. The beauty of rattan is that it grows wild in the rainforest and by highlighting its use we can help conserve the forests where it grows.

 

 

 

 

The money from this campaign will help us to

1. Add custom design to our website.  We need a special type of software (configurator) that will make it possible for you, the customer, to create the style of bag you want.

2. Build inventory of necessary supply parts i.e. leather, fabric, hardware, rattan etc. to be used in the local manufacturing process.

3.  Purchase more pre-made bags for sale as we build manufacturing ability.

What you get:  Beautiful and unique bag(s) handmade in Java by traditional artists.  We are offering three styles to select from.  Each bag features rattan woven with skill and care into beautiful designs that are surprisingly strong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Company Spotlight: Stance Socks

 

 

TO START A REBELLION YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CAUSE. SO WHAT’S OURS? TO MAKE A PRODUCT AS IMAGINATIVE, EXPRESSIVE AND UNCOMMONLY COOL AS THE PEOPLE WHO WEAR IT.

 

 

 

 

Stance’s founders saw a category that had been ignored, taken for granted, and dismissed. By breathing life into something that had been overlooked, Stance has ignited a movement of art and self-expression that has drawn athletes, performers and iconic cultural influencers to the brand – a group called the Punks & Poets. And by underpinning its creative roots with a relentless focus on technical innovation, Stance is now found in over 40 countries on the feet of those who dare to be different.

 

 

CURATORS OF ORIGINALITY

Creating an appeal that any individual can relate, and aspire to, their mediums are as diverse as their message, but they all speak the same language of bold and creative expression.

 

 

Company: Stance
Brand:  Stance
Slogan:  Stance
Origin: US
Category:  Socks
Packaging:  Coming soon
Claims:  Found in over 40 countries,
Variants: View product range here
Price:  Coming soon
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online
Website:  https://www.stance.com/

 

 

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Fashion Spotlight: Belroy Hide & Seek Slim Leather Wallet

 

 

Traditional in appearance, progressive in features. The Hide & Seek is for those who want more out of their wallet, while remaining true to existing aesthetics. Holding all of the money and cards you could need, it helps separate items you use more often from those that are important but needed less. The unique hidden flap means large bills can be concealed from view, while the flat pack storage section helps stack away cards in a secure location.

 

 

Features

  • 5-12+ cards
  • 11.5cm x 8.5cm (Lo) / 11.5cm x 9.5cm (Hi)
  • 4 quick access card slots
  • Protected section for cards & business cards
  • Hidden bill section for discreet bill storage
  • Premium vegetable tanned cow leather
  • Backed by our 3 year warranty

 

 

About the company

Bellroy exists to slim your wallet. But just slim isn’t enough. We want our products to look elegant, be functional yet delightful to use, and offer a surplus in value.
With a narrow focus, constant learning, agile processes and creative thinking, we can continually improve the solutions and insights we share. If we do this well, you'll be able to move between work and play, having your pocket contents adapt along with you.

 

 

Company:  Bellroy
Brand:  Hide & Seek Slim Leather Wallet
Slogan:  Bellroy
Origin: Australia
Category:  Fashion
Packaging:  11.5cm x 8.5cm (Lo) / 11.5cm x 9.5cm (Hi)
Claims:   4 quick access slots, premium cow leather
Variants: View product range here
Price:  $99.95
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online
Website: http://bellroy.com/

 

 

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Company Spotlight: BauBax / World’s Best Travel Jackets

 

 

The World’s Best TRAVEL JACKET with 15 Features

We have packed this jacket with some amazing features to make your travel as comfortable as possible.

 

 

 

 

Neck Pillow

Built-in Inflatable Neck Pillow that easily hides inside the hood of the jacket. Innovative valve technology allows 2 SECOND INFLATION:

 

 

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Eye Mask

Always have an eye mask when you need it. Travel eye mask built inside the hood.

 

Gloves

Built-in gloves that easily slide in and out of the sleeves, to keep you warm and cozy when you're on the go.

 

 

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Zipper = Telescopic Pen + Stylus

Your zipper is now smart, useful and social. It's a 1 inch pen that extends to 4 inches - great for sharing with a seatmate for customs forms. The bottom of the telescoping pen has a soft tip Stylus to ensure you always have a Stylus handy.

 

 

 

 

About the company

BauBax LLC is a Chicago based product design firm that designs and manufactures creative lifestyle products. With the launch of the World's Best TRAVEL JACKET, BauBax seeks to solve the many inconveniences of traveling.

 

 

Company: Baubax
Brand: Baubax
Slogan: Baubax
Origin: US
Category: Fashion
Packaging:  Coming soon
Claims:  Earphone holders, drink pocket, neck pillow, iPad pocket and much more.
Variants: View product range here
Price:  Coming soon
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online
Website:  http://www.baubax.com/

 

 

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Fashion Spotlight: TOMS White Canvas Sheep Women’s Paseos

 

 

An airy sneaker for stepping into spring adventure, this shoe features a playful sheep print that you will love. Wear it throughout the year as a little reminder that it’s the year of the sheep. And there’s nothing baaaaaaahd about that.

• Canvas upper and lining
• Rubber cupsole for durability and flexibility
• Elastic tongue straps for optional lacing

With every pair of shoes you purchase, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One®.

 

 

The TOMS® Story
While traveling in Argentina in 2006, TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie witnessed the hardships faced by children growing up without shoes. Wanting to help, he created TOMS Shoes, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes for a child in need. One for One®.

What began as a simple idea has evolved into a powerful business model that helps address need and advance health, education and economic opportunity for children and their communities around the world. Read More

 

 

Company: TOMS
Brand: TOMS
Slogan: One for One
Origin: USA
Category: Shoes
Claims: Playful sheep print. Rubber cupsole for durability and flexibility
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $59.00
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: www.toms.com

 

 

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Fashion Spotlight: AETHER Apparel Loop Moto Jacket

 

Designed specifically for urban motorcycle commuters, the Loop integrates protective shock-absorbing pads into a cleanly styled canvas jacket.

Made from the same abrasion-resistant heavy canvas as our Compass motorcycle pants, the Loop offers breathability with a natural fabric feel. For protective padding, we partnered with D3O®, the industry leader in shock-absorbing body armor. D3O® pads are malleable when handled at slow speeds, but tighten upon impact to absorb energy. The Loop comes with elbow and shoulder pads as well as a back pad, all of which are CE-certified and completely removable.

A padded collar adds extra comfort around the neck, while zippered cuffs can be adjusted to accommodate gauntlet or short gloves. Pit zip vents run from the riders waist to elbows allowing cool air to be routed into the jacket. Two front hand pockets, Napoleon chest pocket, and subtly integrated back pocket offer exterior storage, while an interior pocket offers a place to store valuables.

Perfect for commutes or short day rides, the Loop motorcycle jacket is tough enough to take a hit but clean-cut enough to wear to dinner.

 

- Abrasion-resistant heavy canvas shell
- Moto mesh-interior liner
- D3O® pads at elbow, shoulders and back
- Padded collar
- Zippered cuffs
- Zippered pit vents
- Napoleon pocket with exterior access
- Zippered hand pockets
- Interior zippered pocket
- Hidden back pocket

 

 

About the company:

AETHER was created with the simple idea of making modern, technical gear that works equally well in urban environments as it does in the outdoors.

By utilizing technical fabrics in a more sophisticated form, Aether offers performance outerwear with a refined aesthetic for both men and women. The brand’s apparel and accessories are thoughtfully designed and constructed using only the finest materials. AETHER was created for the person who appreciates function and fashion, an adventurer who still wants to look good.

ounded in 2009 by Jonah Smith and Palmer West,  Aether has store locations including Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.

 

 

Company: AETHER Apparel
Brand: AETHER Apparel
Origin: USA
Category: Jacket
Claims: Lifetime Warrenty. Tough enough to take a hit but clean-cut enough to wear to dinner.
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $450
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locations
Website: www.aetherapparel.com

 

 

 

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Fashion spotlight: WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Bradshaw Wallet

 

 

Clean and compact, the Bradshaw’s sleek shape and organized interior separates this wallet from its peers. Filled with ample card slots, a zippered compartment and extra space for your keys and phone, the Bradshaw elevates the classic wallet to a superior all-in-one accessory. An adjustable strap allows the Bradshaw to be easily tailored according to your style--attach to wear as a crossbody or tuck neatly inside for a clutch-style wallet.
• Detachable shoulder/cross-body strap
• Foldover front with double snap-closure
• Interior zip compartment
• Interior note and card slots
• Foldover snap-closure back with note and card slots
• Dimensions: 19W x 9L x 2D cm / 7.5W x 3.5L x 0.8D in

 

 

About the Brand

Masculine and feminine, classic and modern. Luxury luggage and accessories brand WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie makes timeless leather and organic cotton goods for the modern internationalist.

Essentiels de la Vie fills the gap in the modern traveler's arsenal by offering timeless pieces that place equal value on fashion and function. Motivated in part by the new reality of travel, in which electronics are profoundly important, each bag in the collection provides safe and convenient storage for smartphones, tablets or laptops along with all of life's other essentials. Read More

 

 

Company: WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie
Brand: WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie
Origin: USA
Category: Wallet
Claims: Clean and compact
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $276.50
Where to Buy: Buy Online, International Stockists, Online Stockists
Website: www.wantessentiels.com

 

 

 

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Fashion Spotlight: WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Kastrup Backpack

 

 

The ideal backpack: a chic utility piece, ready for the train or a city bike ride with sophistication to spare. An internal laptop pocket, keychain and zippered privacy pocket make for easy storage; a bias-cut front pocket and sleek leather base brings hands-free living to a whole new level.

 

PRODUCT DETAILS

• Adjustable shoulder straps
• Leather-covered / webbed top handle
• Breathable, soft Japanese nylon straps
• Back padding for comfort
• Interior padded cotton pocket with leather snap closure to hold up to 13-inch laptop
• Interior stretch pockets for chargers and personal organizing
• Interior horizontal shorter zip pocket for easy access
• Custom padlock and Keys
• Front zip pocket with leather zip pull
• Kissing zippers
• Detachable leather key chain
• Signature YKK Excella bi-color zipper
• Dimensions: 34W x 43H x 14D cm / 13.4W x 17H x 5.5D in

 

 

About the Brand

Masculine and feminine, classic and modern. Luxury luggage and accessories brand WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie makes timeless leather and organic cotton goods for the modern internationalist.

Essentiels de la Vie fills the gap in the modern traveler's arsenal by offering timeless pieces that place equal value on fashion and function. Motivated in part by the new reality of travel, in which electronics are profoundly important, each bag in the collection provides safe and convenient storage for smartphones, tablets or laptops along with all of life's other essentials. Read More

 

 

Company: WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie
Brand: WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie
Origin: USA
Category: Backpack
Claims: sophisticated, ideal backpack
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $402.50
Where to Buy: Buy Online, International Stockists, Online Stockists
Website: www.wantessentiels.com

 

 

 

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Fashion Spotlight: The Dapper Dog Red Tartan Flannel Bow Tie

 

Bow Tie Collars are created in seasonal, small batches with a focus on precise tailoring. Handcrafted from select remnant and end-of-bolt fabrics, bow ties are paired with a sturdy, classic, adjustable collar. Velvet elastic loops are secured at two points on the back to allow the bow tie to slide on and off the collar as desired.

All Dapper Dog products are created using U.S. made and sourced materials.

  • Comes gift-ready in a hand-stamped, fabric bag
  • Adjustable
  • Collar width & bow ties are proportionate to dog's neck size
  • Movable and removable bow tie

 

About the Company
Established by two sisters, Megan & Tanya, the Dapper Dog co. focuses on creating bespoke dog products inspired by the English tradition of custom tailoring and proper attire. Based in Brooklyn, all products are designed and handcrafted locally in our Williamsburg studio with US made materials and environmentally friendly, end-of-bolt, and remnant fabrics.

Our guiding principle is our commitment to the animal community and the environment. As avid dog rescue advocates, we participate in a number of awareness events each year. By ensuring our products are made in the US - from US sourced materials - we guarantee our products are environmentally friendly. Our studio is powered by 60% wind energy and we utilize materials from environmentally responsible sources.

 

 

 

Company: The Dapper Dog
Brand: Red Tartan Flannel
Slogan:  The Dapper Dog
Origin:  US
Category:  Fashion
Packaging:  8-12", 12-16", 16-20", 20-24", 24-28" sizes
Claims:  Adjustable, triple-stitched, brushel nickel hardware
Variants:  View product range here
Price: $42.00
Where to Buy:  US, Buy Online
Website: http://www.thedapperdogco.com/

 

 

 

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Fashion Spotlight: Aether Apparel

 

 

AETHER Apparel offers high-end technical outerwear with a clean modern design.

AETHER strives to be a pure expression of form and function. By utilizing technologically advanced fabrics in a more sophisticated form, our collection offers sportswear for the outdoor enthusiast who wants function without sacrificing modern design and aesthetics.

All of AETHER products are designed at our headquarters in Los Angeles, but they are manufactured all over the world. Currently, we work with factories in Canada, China, the Philippines, and the United States.
Our decision to move a portion of our production overseas was made with great reluctance. We'd love to do all of our manufacturing in the US and would happily pay a premium to do it. However, to date, we've been unable to find a US manufacturer capable, or even willing, to take on the highly technical garments we've set out to make. The skilled workforce and advanced machinery to do so have moved overseas many years ago - long before we started Aether.
Quality is our absolute top priority. We are unwilling to compromise the integrity of our products in exchange for country of origin. Location will always be a consideration when selecting factories, however our focus will remain on finding manufacturers that have the most skilled workforce, advanced machinery, and technical expertise.

 

 

 

 

Company: Aether Apparel
Brand: Aether Apparel
Origin: USA
Category: Clothing
Claims: high-end technical outerwear with a clean modern design
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Locations
Website: www.aetherapparel.com

 

 

 

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