Initial idea from Wabaiya from Nairobi:
I would like a baby pink travel/luggage bag which can double up as a gym bag. With the name WABAIYA written on one side. The bag should be feminine with a firm base. 1 side pocket and one back pocket.
With comfortable straps of about
23in/ 58cm for the short straps
50in/ 127cm for the long strap.
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The story of the project:
My name is Isabel and I would be happy to make the bag for you.
I have noted of the colour specifications please find attached pink leathers available let me know your preference.
I have also taken note of the name customization (Wabaiya). Please let me know whether you prefer the name to be embossed or laser printed. Embossing is more expensive than printing. Both last for a lifetime! But embossing looks better.
The sizing are fine and I have taken note.
Just also let me know if it is ok we add brass stands at the base to protect the bag or we make one without.
The other thing I need to know is whether the fabric lining inside the bag should match the leather colour (plain pink) or do you prefer black?.
I have attached some images of the general design of the gym bag. Bearing in mind this is just the design and we will follow your size specifications as you have clearly indicated. What do you think about it all?
Thank you for taking my order. About the colour, there’s nothing lighter?
If not, I would pick the third picture you sent.
I would like the name embossed on the bag.
I would like the brass stands at the bottom.
I would also like the fabric lining to be the same colour as the outside pink
The samples you sent look good. I look forward to seeing the end product.
Thanks for your response.
I will check from the tanneries if I can get a lighter shade if pink. Otherwise if I dont get I will proceed as you have requested.
All the other details are clear.
Thanks very much for confirming the order.
I went to the tannery and I have bought the pink leather. Please see attached photos. It is a beautiful high end type of leather that is strong, long lasting has a soft touch and great smell too!?.
I have also sourced the pink fabric for the linning inside matching the leather please find the photos attached.
Basically am ready for production from tomorrow. The zip will also be metallic type which is pink with gold teeth and head. Hope you are ok with this. The thread will also be pink matching the leather as per the photo.
The Name plate is being casted for embossing and should be ready tomorrow. Let me know if you have any prefered font type for the name.
Otherwise waiting for your feedback and i start the production.
Looking forward to hear from you.
Thank you for the details.
I believe you can get started.
As for the name, I would just emphasize on the proper spelling which is WABAIYA. I would like for it to be in capital Letters. As for the font, I could attach something that looks like what I would like. Other than that, I believe we are good to go.
I have started production today. So basically i had to make new patterns to match your specified sizes. Then the cutting , gluing and stitching. Each section must have a pattern done before cutting. All the sections are cut and stitched so tomorrow will be assembling all the parts together and hopeful we will have a complete bag.
The name block came and will embosse it and send photos tomorrow as well.
I think the bag will really look very very nice that is from my assessment so far. Am very happy with what is coming out.
Please have a look at the attached production photos and videos.
Let me know what you think so far.
Thanks for the update.
So far so good. Excited for the end result.
Hope you had a wonderful day!.
The bag is done. Please check the attached photos.
Hope you will like it?
I like the bag. Thank you very much.
Thanks for your cooperation and for your input.
It was wondeful working on this project.
Thank you for the work you put into it. Can’t wait to get it.
Costs to realize this idea
Cost of material
|1||83,08 €||83,08 €|
Cost of labour
|1||26,23 €||26,23 €|
Cost of packaging
|1||3,50 €||3,50 €|
Cost of delivery to local operations manager
|1||2,19 €||2,19 €|
|Subtotal – payout to craftsman||115,00 €|
|Customer aquisition costs (advertising etc.)||11,50 €|
|Handling fee Urban Change Lab||11,50 €|
|International shipping & Handling fee for logistics partner|
The final product:
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