Everlane Alum Created Perfect Minimalist Leather Backpack Under $250

Portland, OR – On October 30 2018, Shane Roach launched a Kickstarter campaign for The Everyday Leather Backpack, an affordable full-grain leather backpack designed with minimalism in mind. The project is already off to a great start after reaching its $10,000 funding goal in just 9 hours.

“It’s time for professionals to ditch their polyester, technical, and company emblazoned backpacks and upgrade to something more suitable for every day,” said the creator, “It’s time for a leather backpack –– the perfect cross between backpack, handbag, and briefcase.”

People can pay over $1,000 for a quality leather backpack and still not be satisfied with the design. It’s this search that inspired founder Shane Roach and some friends to design chelon, the perfect leather backpack, at a much more affordable price.

After tons of sketches, diving through piles of leather swatches, talking to dozens of factories, and countless sampling with two different manufacturers, the team is finally ready to share their creation with the public. That is why they have turned to the Kickstarter community for help funding the first production run.

For this campaign, backpacks will be available in brown and black. If the project’s ‘Stretch Goals’ are reached backers can unlock bags in navy blue and forest green. Other features of this backpack that supporters will love include removable/interchangeable zipper pulls and necessary pockets including a laptop sleeve, interior and exterior zipper pockets, and side water bottle pockets.

“Our team’s fashion background ranges from Everlane to Filson to Nordstrom and Gap,” Roach explained, “We created this bag to fill a gap in the market and bring a high-quality bag with beautiful design at a price 1/3 of your luxury alternatives. The backpack is full-grain vegetable tanned leather, has a minimalist design, and is under $250.”

In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including a leather keychain for $10, a chelon Leather Backpack for $209, and more. Backers can also pledge $1,119 for a custom leather backpack, which includes monogramming and an invite to the launch party.  

For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below.

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Company Name: Chelon
Contact Person: Shane Roach
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Phone: (509) 301-1581
Country: United States
Website: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2089733634/the-everyday-leather-backpack-by-chelon/description