Oberwerth launches Kickstarter campaign for KATE, the ultimate all-in-one designer bag for women
Oberwerth, a manufacturer of exclusive camera bags that are 100% handmade in Germany, is today launching an international crowdfunding campaign for a luxurious yet infinitely versatile designer bag, the KATE model. This new addition to the Oberwerth range is also entirely handmade in Germany.
Koblenz, Germany/Atlanta, USA, 9th of November 2015 - Oberwerth, manufacturer of exclusive, high-quality camera bags, has launched an international Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/446809181/kate-the-infinitely-versatile-all-in-one-designer. The aim is the successful launch of KATE, its new versatile designer bag, which is masterfully crafted and sustainably and responsibly produced. The KATE is a continuation of Oberwerth’s design philosophy. It’s not just a bag, it’s an idea; a statement of timeless elegance and high functionality. Outstanding quality, stunning craftsmanship and sustainable, responsible production are the core values behind the design. The finest materials, intelligent design and first-class craftsmanship are combined to create a premium product that Kickstarter can help to introduce directly to people who appreciate high quality and workmanship, without the need for any intermediary stages.
With a funding target of 25,000 US dollars, supporters can make contributions of between $49 and $479, and early supporters will be rewarded with the chance to buy the KATE in leather for only $299. This and the other campaign prices will be around 40 per cent below the future RRP.
Product designer Regina Immes says: "The KATE model is our first project that doesn’t explicitly focus on photographers. We’re aiming to use Kickstarter to introduce it to a community that values high functionality and the ultimate in style. With Kickstarter’s help, we are hoping to create a bag for this demographic that would be much more expensive following the usual rules of the fashion industry.” The timelessly elegant, extremely light KATE bag can be used a handbag, messenger bag, laptop and/or camera bag, for work or leisure as easily as for shopping or camera equipment. A special camera insert can also be added, which holds a camera and two lenses. Featuring adjustable partitions, it can be tailored to your equipment and its sturdy Velcro fastening keeps everything in place.
A bag for all occasions
The KATE bag is made from premium leather or as a light version from sturdy CORDURA®, an extremely light yet durable material. All of the fastenings are also made in Germany and meet rigorous quality standards. The KATE is available in ten different color and material combinations and a choice of gold or silver details.
Also available are a matching key wallet and clutch, which can be attached to the main bag. These “mini KATE” items have space for your keys, makeup and other small items so that they’re always on hand when you need them. Two straps of different lengths make the KATE bag hugely versatile, allowing you to wear it both on the arm, over the shoulder or across the body. Photographers around the world already rely on Oberwerth, and the company’s designs have won distinguished awards, including the POP Award in 2014 and the Red Dot Award in 2015.
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About Oberwerth - 100% handmade in Germany
Exclusive camera bags and accessories of exceptional quality, masterfully crafted and sustainably handmade. These were the focus and goal, which inspired Regina Immes to found the Oberwerth brand in Koblenz in 2013. Oberwerth embodies her commitment to superior design and the finest craftsmanship of products that are 100% handmade in Germany. In 2014, Oberwerth’s Munich bag won the renowned POP Award and, in 2015, the Freiburg won the prestigious Red Dot Award for outstanding design quality. The main market for Oberwerth’s camera bags is the premium specialist photography industry, and they are available all over the world. In October 2015, Oberwerth USA Inc. was founded as a subsidiary to distribute Oberwerth bags in the United States. Oberwerth Inc. is based in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.oberwerth.com
Oberwerth USA Inc was born in October of 2015 with the objective of distributing Oberwerth bags in the US. This subsidiary has its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information visit www.oberwerth.com.