Initial idea from Kathrin from Kronberg:
I would like to have a small mountain gorilla stuffed animal with something typical for Rwanda … maybe a coffee bean in his hand or wearing Rwandan colours?
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Thought of covering it in leather or soft suede with some hint of African fabric on the edge and it still has stuffing inside.What are your thoughts on this.Do you have any specific colours or items that you want Incorporated on the final design.
Otherwise, I'm looking forward to the first photos – please be sure to design a gorilla and not a baboon or other monkeys.
Heartfelt greetings, Katherine
Here is the sample hairon that I was talking about.Its black and white but I will use the black parts only.
Good to hear that you like it.Am now going to start the process and will start sending you pictures.
I am first doing the prototype on soft leather so that I can get the details better.regards
I have run into some challenges with the design aspect.the 3d part is proving to be a hard nut to crack.I will send more photos after I consult on the best way to come up with a lifelike face.Currrntly it's coming out quite flat faced.Will update after 3 days when I have concrete photos.
I have a template of the face that I envision(I.e the black gorilla).That is what I am aiming to get.Cheers.
I have attached the first part of the face.I am yet to attach the second part which will raise the face.Thanks
Greetings from Accra,
Seems like there is something wrong when am sending the photos because they don't seem to reach you.Anyway am having challenges with the body but am trying to work on it.Here are some photos of my efforts.Thanks
I have therefore used soft faux velvety suede material so that I can get the stitching right.
Okay, thanks. Look forward to the finished product. Kathrin
I am on the last part of the gorilla which is the legs and hands.Just wanted a point of clarification on whether I can use a different material because these small body parts or limbs are hard to see using my current material.If it's okay with you I will use a different material.
Sure! As long as it matches the rest and looks good!!
No please with legs – but he is welcome to sit… 😀 Thanks and greetings from Kathrin
Great! I'm happy and excited! Greetings from Kathrin
Hi Jeremy, thank you very much for your questions – could be look as "real" as possible – but you have free choice how you want to design it. I attached some photos once, in which direction this could go – maybe someone from the Urban Change Lab could forward the photos to you? Otherwise I am happy about a soft stuffed animal – not too big that a small child can play and cuddle with it.
Thank you very much. katherine
Great! Look forward to the gorilla – start with pleasure!! Kathrin
Looks great! Thank you very much.
When's the little gorilla ready?
Greetings from Kathrin
Great! It's become very beautiful! Congratulations for the great work! I'm thrilled! Thank you very much and maybe see you next time!!!! Kathrin
Okay – no problem – there's no hurry. Many thanks for the photos – the gorilla will be very beautiful! Thanks and greetings from Kathrin
Thanks for the mail! How high are the costs and who should bear them?
I would like you start with my deepest apologize for delaying reaching to you about the Gorilla. We have had a challenge with supply of leather with hair so that I re-do the Gorilla since the last sample I did I was not very confident with its quality. We had to make a big order of leather we need for the Gorilla since producers' machinery produce a big quantity. Producers obviously are supplied by Butcheries of sheaps and goats and Butcheries supply is on low rate and the skin don't necessary look like black so that we have a leather with black hair.
I'm looking forward to the gorilla – please feel free to finish. And many thanks for all the work! Greetings from Kathrin
Here are different gorilla sample , one in leather as promise other two in velour fabric. I also tried with this velour fabrics because I find one the market which would work to produce gorilla which is comfy and looks as if it has hair on it . I would like to provide this two samples of different materials to you .
Just finish the monkey, I need it by Christmas, please. Greetings, Kathrin
Costs to realize this idea
Cost of material
|1||9,62 €||9,62 €|
Cost of labour
|1||19,25 €||19,25 €|
Cost of packaging
|1||1,92 €||1,92 €|
Cost of delivery to local operations manager
|1||2,89 €||2,89 €|
|Subtotal – payout to craftsman||33,68 €|
|Customer aquisition costs (advertising etc.)||3,37 €|
|Handling fee Urban Change Lab||3,37 €|
|International shipping & Handling fee for logistics partner ((small items) 10,00 €)||10,00 €|
|VAT (Import into EU)||9,58 €|
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