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Initial idea from Norah from Berlin:
I would like a pick nick blanket. It should be a patchwork blanket of Kikoi fabric. The bottom part should be water resistent ( I'd love it to be some sort of recycled material). It should measure 130 by 150cm. For transport purposes I'd like to be able to roll it up and buckle it up to make it compact. looking forward to hearing from you.
The story of the Custom made blanket and pillow cases:
Thank you for your request and i would be glad to help you realize your idea.
I will send you sketches of what I am thinking based on your suggestions and then we can move on from there.
I have attached initial sketches. For the kikoy it comes in stripes and plain. Was thinking of doing a mix of both unless you prefer otherwise.
You also mentioned a water resistant material. For that I suggest canvas.
What I would like to know is what color theme are you thinking for the kikoy and canvas then I can advise if its available in the market.
As for the waterproof canvas, the one that I found is pricey and sturdy. I am afraid it might not fold well. The other alternative is to have a recycled gunny bag material as the bottom. It normally comes in an off white color.its not 100% waterproof though but its close and is flexible enough to be rolled up.what do you think?
Thank you for the reply. Okay I agree lets not use the canvas and actually i'd like to change the project from a pick-nick blanket to a bed day cover(measuring 200cm by 160cm and pillow case set(so two pieces). So the Kikoy patchwork on the top and for the bottom a somewhat thick cotton fabric in one color. may be some stuffing so it is not very light. The purple on the far right looks shiny and not very appealing.or is it just the way the light fell on it? the pillow case should measure 80cm by 80cm. Thank you in adavance
My sincere apologies
For the colours. I like the bold purple (2nd picture) patched together with the light purple in the first picture. I think plain pillow cases with a kikoy trimming would make for a good contrast. The stuffing does not have to be too heavy. Im looking to have it more aa a day spread so more for aesthetics 😉
The padding looks light enough.For colour I just looked at the pics again. The third picture. There is a purple next to the bright blue one. Lets work with that. Could you may be delete the other pics so I can be sure we are talking about the same thing. And ues guve me the quote so I can give you the go ahead ASAP.
The total cost for the materials is 7000 kshs and labor will be 2600kshs.
As for deleting the photos, the forum I use asks that we don't delete the photos. But I can see the one you are talking about. .
Let me know your thoughts
For the day blanket, the top is patchwork of kikoy. As for the lining, would you like a matching purple plain kikoy, or a cotton lining. Let me know
I have started patching your blanket. I got the striped kikoy that you liked. I tried looking for a plain purple kikoy to patch it with but what they had were just off. So I picked a navy blue from one of the stripes and thought it would make a nice compliment. See 1st photo. (131613)
Would you like the same combination for the pillow cases? And is a zipper closing okay?
For the lining of the blanket, I found a hand dyed purple cotton that would be a good match. What do you think?
See 2nd attached photo (131615)
Looks like the last message did not reach you. The blanket and pillow cases are done. I have attached photos for you to look at. Let me know your feedback
I am ready to deliver your products.
The final Custom made blanket and pillow cases:
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Costs to realize this Custom made blanket and pillow cases
Cost of material
|1||65,10 €||65,10 €|
Cost of labour
|1||24,18 €||24,18 €|
Cost of packaging
|1||6,51 €||6,51 €|
Cost of delivery to local operations manager
|1||9,30 €||9,30 €|
|Subtotal – payout to craftsman||105,09 €|
|Customer aquisition costs (advertising etc.)||10,51 €|
|Handling fee Urban Change Lab||10,51 €|
|International shipping & Handling fee for logistics partner ((average items) 20,00 €)||20,00 €|
|VAT (Import into EU)||27,76 €|