The idea from Klaus Verburg from Kleve:
Material: fabric . Color: black. Size: Width: 155 cm. Length: 25 cm. Height: 80 cm cm. Bag for carrying tournament materials for table tennis, with 2 handles for carrying over the shoulder. Made of light, resistant material.
It should not remain a single piece. Because if the sample fits, the clubs have possibly need for more of it.
The sale could be in North Rhine-Westphalia through us (Landesverband Westdeutscher Tischtennis-Verband, Internet nrw-tischtennis.de).
The customer’s rating:
Craftsmanship good workmanship, packed safe for transport
The story of the Custom made unisex table tennis bag:
Hey, Klaus Verburg, my name is Ephraim Agesa and I would be happy to provide an offer to your request.
As per your request, you have suggested we use a fabric that is light and resistant.
Some of the options we have available that fit that criteria are
1.Black synthetic leather
2.Black denim (Recycled jeans/trousers)
It is the most versatile material for the project and the bag will have a uniform look. It is light and resistant to elements of weather.
This material is available through recycling old denim jeans, cutting the usable pieces and assembling them together. The bag will look artistic, the material will be durable and the project will be eco friendly.
It is very durable, also versatile and once the canvas is waxed it will be weather proof. However, its price is double the price of the other options.
Keep in mind we are not limited to using only one type of material, we can use a combination of two materials on one bag.
If you have any other suggestions on materials that can be used kindly share your opinions.
Also, kindly share your estimated budget for the project so that we can better plan our way forward.
I have attached the following images to help relay the different options
– A picture of a bag made using denim jeans patched together
-A picture of a backpack made using black leather
-A picture of a messenger bag made using both black leather and black denim (with red leather highlight)
As for the design of the bag I had some suggestions on some features to be added on the bag to increase functionality
Shows the overall layout of the bag and its dimensions
Shows the suggestions
(a) Extra handles on the side for two people to carry the bag
(b)Padded straps (Main handles) for comfort while carrying the bag
(c)Padding the whole bottom of the bag for added strength to the whole bag.
Kindly review the suggestions and share with me anything that comes to mind. I would love to hear from you soon.
Many thanks for your efforts! You made the drawings exactly as the bags should become. I like the suggestion for the black denim material, it's chic and modern, and also very durable!
Very good is also your idea with the padding (picture B, points b and c).
Maybe it is possible that you can give a price for both versions (with and without upholstery).
Many thanks for your effort and many greetings from Germany
Your greetings from Germany are well received and greatly appreciated.
Excellent choice on your selection, the option of recycling denim jeans for the project is great. We will be giving old trousers a new life.
Due to the size of the bag, we will need several denim trousers (10) to cut usable pieces and patch them together to form the main faces of the bag. It will be labour intensive but the look will be worth all the effort.
The denim pieces could be arranged to form a pattern. Like a wall design to be arranged in a horizontal layout as shown in Image C or a diagonal layout as shown on Image D.
I had a suggestion that would improve the look of the bag but feel free to share your idea as well.
Instead of using denim trousers alone we could use the black denim trousers on the Main faces and use black leather on the other parts of the bag as indicated on Image E
Point (d) shows Black denim pieces patched together and used on both sides of the bag as the main feature.
Points (e) (f) (g) To be made using black leather. It will bring a much needed uniform contrast, improve the quality and strength of the bag and it will help reduce the cost of production
I have provided the cost of the bag made using denim on the main faces, black leather on the other faces, the upholstery (padded handles) and high quality zippers.
The price for making the bag is as follows
-With padded upholstery 12,700 Kenya Shillings
-Without padded upholstery 12,000 Kenya Shillings
Note: The price does not include UCL charges and Shipping costs
Kindly review the idea and share your suggestion on anything you would like changed on the bag.
thank you very much for your fast and good work!!! The patterns look nice.
But I also think about the cost per piece if a larger quantity is produced. What would be the cost per piece using the cheapest material in the colors dark grey or black?
Thank you very much and kind regards
Its nice hearing from you and thank you for appreciating my efforts.
I completely understand you. On the option submitted where denim was to be used, it was necessary to add an interior fabric lining to cover the stitch work from being visible inside the bag. However, if we use synthetic leather there won't be need for the interior fabric lining since the material has a good look on both sides.
The most economical and functional material for the project would be synthetic leather. There are different types of synthetic leather.
1. High grade synthetic leather (most durable) will cost – 10,600 Kenya Shillings per bag
2. Lower grade synthetic leather (not durable) will cost – 8500 Kenya shillings per bag
The prices indicated will have the padded features we had discussed on Picture B at point (a) and (b).
If we add the padding at the bottom at point (c) the price will be as follows;
1. High grade synthetic leather – 11,300 Kenya Shillings
2. Lower grade synthetic leather – 9,200 Kenya Shillings
Depending on the number of bags needed we might be able the save on cost if the materials are purchased in bulk. How many bags will you need?
Note : The prices indicated do not include UCL charges and shipping costs.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, Ephraim.
thank you very much for your quick reply. I will discuss this with my colleagues in the Presidium and get back to you. We have a holiday tomorrow in Germany where there is no work and then comes the weekend. So it may be that you will not get a night message from me again until next Monday, but maybe sooner, but I can't promise that.
With the kind of week I have had, I wish I was on holiday. In Kenya, it is tradition to enjoy a barbeque, a variety of vegetables and a delicacy we call ugali during our holidays. I don't know how you celebrate your holidays in Germany, perhaps one day I will find out.
As for the project, take your time to consider the options and as soon as you and your colleagues settle on a decision kindly reach out. We will be happy to make for you the sports bag(s).
Enjoy your holiday and have a lovely weekend. Many greetings from Kenya.
Good morning Ephraim!
I hope you had a good weekend!
I have spoken with my colleagues in the Presidium. They are also very pleased with your ideas and the suggestions.
We hereby order the version in high-quality Kiundstleder with upholstery
My delivery address is:
Ferdinand street 44
I had a great weekend thank you for asking, hope the same goes for you.
I am very excited to hear that you all came to an agreement, I will be pleased to start working on the order.
Below are the pictures and videos of the materials to be used.
thank you very much for your message. I hope that Ephraim is well and nothing bad has happened for him.
I will be happy to continue working with you as well!
The photos look good and meet what was also agreed with Ephraim.
Great, please keep working like this!
We are very excited about the sample bag, and hope for a long-term cooperation.
Many greetings from Germany
Thank you so much, all is well.
I am excited to do the project.
I will keep you posted on the progress of the project.
I receive the greetings, receive warm greetings from Kenya as well.
Hope for a long-term cooperation.
Thank you very much Humphrey !!!
what is a realistic date for shipping the finished bag?
Thank you and kind regards
Will have it done and ready for shipment this coming Wednesday evening , i will send you a detailed image and video by Tuesday for feedback.
Thank you once more. Have a beautiful weekend.
that is good news! I am glad!
Have a nice weekend to you too
Hope you are doing well, a quick one, tje measurements you agreed with Ephraim did you counter check.. The bag is almost my height.. Its quite big, i have attached some images and videos to the same regard.. If everything is okay, we will proceed and have it ready for today.
Kind regards Humphrey
Hi Humphrey, thank you very much, this looks very good. So the bag can be finished with pleasure
Many greetings Klaus
Thank you very much Humphrey !!!
Hope you are well, here is how the bag came out. Its quite big but just as the measurements.
Everything is in order! The bag can now be shipped. Thank you and greetings Klaus
My name is Noel Waiganjo, Local operations manager, Nairobi, Kenya. I'm currently reviewing the quality of your bag and whereas the craftsmanship is excellent, Humphrey used 139cm as the width instead of 155cm. The bag is still quite big. Does this work for you? Kindly let us know and Humphrey will make adjustments if necessary.
everything is to our satisfaction! The bag is ready to be shipped!
Many greetings and thank you for your support!
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