MR CHRISTIAN - FARM TRACED bespoke leather goods.

by Christian Shortland in Kettering, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £232

£15,000 target 6 days left
1% 2 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £15,000 is pledged by 11th March 2024 at 11:36am

MR CHRISTIAN is seeking support and funding to get our artisan products and iconic brands to market, whilst growing a new fashion HERD

by Christian Shortland in Kettering, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

MR CHRISTIAN

Is a NEW UK artisan heritage and ethical bespoke luxury leather goods manufacturing company specialising in the production of UK sourced and hand made products within women's luxury fashion, cross sector industry leather accessories and everyday essentials.

All ethically sourced, certified and validated across our full supply chain to ensure brand integrity and consumer trust.  A range of products with industry leading benchmarks for todays conscious and considered consumers of fine leather goods.

Social welfare charity donations at the point of sale with a full circular end of life product returns closing the loop in the fashion waste cycle.  Repairs / refurbishments and lifetime guarantee on all our products ensures you are buying products of authenticated quality but also giving back to people and planet on which we all depend to survive.  THIS IS FULL CIRCLE STUFF !

This is more about connection and collaboration than it is about fashion and products.  We want our customers to be with us for the long haul not just a fashion season.

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Founder / Owner Christian Shortland  

DOWNLOAD THE FULL STORY 

WEBSITE :  https://www.mr-christian.com/


THE PRODUCTS

WOMEN'S BESPOKE BELTS  

BELTSPOKE  - Luxury artisan hand made to order women's bridle leather belts. Made using UK farm traced leathers from source and hand crafted in the UK by skilled Royal warranted artisans of over 30 years for a quality you won't find in luxury retail but at an affordable price point. 

We will happily stand our products shoulder to shoulder with any of the big hitters in this sector, having worked for some of them its fair to say we know what they are up to!  and why we can offer something different and authenticated by the best in the business right here in the UK.

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THE WESTCOAST  - The quality is evident and all in the detail.

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Website page : https://www.mr-christian.com/beltspoke-oncollection

BELTSPOKE is the belt brand for the FASHIONISTA SISTA - DESIGNER DIVA - SOULFUL SIREN or INDEPENDANT ICON.

Our core ON COLLECTION are the daily staples for any wardrobe.  From casual dress to more formal and evening wear.  Standard traditional bridle colours through the Crowdfunder with a full turnkey and bespoke offer to come when we reach our target.  A range of Women's luxury artisan hand crafted belts with from best in the business neatly wrapped up in full ethical and certified sustainability authentication for that peace of mind.  CONCIOUS FASHION DONE THE RIGHT WAY 

What will set us apart from the rest will be our BANKSY STYLE "POP UP"CAPSULE COLLECTIONS - Limited edition numbered production runs launched throughout the year.  Inspired by life natural world, music, social events and life itself!  NOT trending fashion forecasting or following the industry norms.   You never know what will pop up and when, All we can say is that you will want to be part of the our HERD to ensure you don't miss out. 

WOMEN'S BAGS 

UDDER BAGS " The bags with tags

OUR ICONIC & DISPRUPTIVE  brand UDDER BAGS launching with The "Farm Collection". A small collection of leather women's pouches / crossbody's and signature totes and accessories designed for everyday use. Durable hard wearing full grain natural farm traced leathers with minimalist styling and our unique UDDER signature closure design and "EAR TAGGED" for authentication.

In an industry first for luxury fashion and to lead the herd amidst a field of greenwashing and false sustainability claims.


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DOWNLOAD THE UDDER BROCHURE

WEBSITE : https://www.mr-christian.com/udderbagsthebagswithtagscollection

UDDER bags "the bags with tags"

Our brightly coloured and branded leather "EAR TAGS" stamped with our unique U - No, authenticating farm traced leathers, which are verified and certified using DEFRA registered data. Tagged, bagged and stamped with certification so you know where the leather came from, which farm, which herd, which field and which animal!

An industry "FIRST" in luxury leather goods traceable fashion, undeniable transparency that can't be questioned, a green-washers nightmare!.

The confusion is over about what your bag is made of is no longer a concern, WE HAVE GOT YOU! buy with complete confidence and be part of a new ethical and sustainable fashion HERD.

We guarantee no mushrooms, apples, cactus, pineapple, plastic or heavy corrected sub grade leathers pretending to be leather, just genuine full grain vegetable tanned leathers which will age and wear with the natural patina we all know and love.

There is NO substitute for real leather and there never will be. Leather is one of the most sustainable materials we have available to us.  

THE REWARDS ON OFFER


COLLABORATION is KEY CONTRIBUTION £8.00

Your one off or Regular donation will help fund our business and to keep the dream alive.  It's fair to say that looking after a HERD of people that support and want to work with us as a start up takes a little effort and up front investment.

You one off donation will help us support those too who are also trying to make a living through creative projects and starting businesses. A host of collaborators that want to work with us, providing professional services to support and grow our brand and see our products to market

We have photographers, models, fashion influencers, website builders, marketing specialists and a host of talented and excited people pacing up and down the field ready to work with us and join the our HERD.

You donations will help us pay for these people and there services to join us in taking BELTSPOKE and UDDERBAGS to market.   Whilst we have tried to do it all it simply is not possible.  WE NEED HELP.

As a socially inclusive brand giving back as much as we take, we are dedicated to the wider social support that people and planet need right now.  So helping us achieve this will result in MR CHRISTIAN and our brands supporting charities and social causes and others in achieving and realising their dreams too.

WE CANT DO THIS ALONE ! 


FUND THE UDDER BAGS COLLECTION - final production stage

Donation £20.00  (target £2,500.00)

Our UDDER BAGS collection is in the sampling stage and we need to raise the funds to schedule and trial the production and have the final products put into work.   We have done the patterns, specs and mock trial samples (as pictured) but need to make the final product samples from the actual leathers and level of finishing we need before we can get to market.  

These donations will specifically help us raise the funds to have the final range completed ready for promotion, advertising product images and social media promotion and finally launch for sale. 

All these first final production items will then be offered in OUR competition to our NEW HERD who support us.

Anyone specifically funding this will be given pre launch discounted purchase offer before official launch.  (retail prices are expected to be from £245.00  for the entry Devon pouch cross body).

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BAG TAGS NOT EARINGS!

EAR TAG - key fob £28.00  

All our UDDER BAGS come with our signature leather EAR TAGS as part of the traceability USP for our products, all with our unique UDDER number embossed for full product authentication.  We have on offer a limited number of the ear tag key fobs up for grabs.  Made from our farm traced bridle leathers, hand cut, hand stitched and hand finished to order these will make a great gift item or usable leather accessory on its own merits.  

These will be offered in the six standard traditional colors and be limited to thirty per color.  We have yet to finalize the design but rest assured this will be one KEY FOB that's a little bit different.   

We will donate 5% of the total raised from the full sell out of the Key fobs to our chosen charity - details of which will be shared and released once the funding has been received the goods dispatched and delivered.

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A BELTER OF AN OFFER

SINGLE BELT  £125.00   

Choose any single style of belt from the eight styles from the BELTSPOKE ON collection.  Available only in the standard traditional colors through the Crowdfunder at a discounted fixed price across all styles.  Choose your color and size and leave the rest to us.  £10.00 of the price paid for each belt ordered will be donated to a UK registered charity of your choice and we will receipt this when the belt is delivered to you.   You can purchase one or any quantity as individual orders at the fixed price regardless of the style chosen.   For each belt ordered it will result in a £10 donation to your chosen charity.  So if you buy three belts £30.00 will be the donation.  AVAILABLE IN PEACH FUZZ  ! 

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SISTA BLISS

SHARE THE LOVE £180.00

We know how you sisters stick together so why not treat your BESTIE to a BELTSPOKE belt.  This twin belt offer gives you a chance to order two belts, one for you and one for your BESTIE. 

Choose from either the Straight Cut or the Sam Brown military style for that urban chic look.

These daily dependable staples will go with the most casual of styling needs as your got to daily waist clincher of choice.  

So book that coffee or lunch date with that friend and gift them when you meet up for that all important catch up. You can both CHEW THE CUD over life love, fashion and friendship and of course BELTSPOKE.  Share a picture and tag us your social media channel and we might just send you another surprise for joining the HERD, and sharing the LOVE.  £10.00 will also be donated to a charity of your choice.  AVAILABLE IN PEACH FUZZ

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WANT YOUR OWN RUNWAY COLLECTION

THE STYLISTS collection  £1,250.00   

For the stylists, influencers and designer divas we are offering The Complete ON COLLECTION as a eight style box set.

Pre order the complete ON Collection and have a different look for each day of the week.  With a complete collection of Beltspoke belts we can guarantee you will never need to go belt shopping again. That's a promise.  

This offer represents a once in a lifetime purchase in a signature authenticated collection of artisan made leather goods you won't find anywhere else or repeated at this price. £35.00 of the price will also be donated to your preferred charity and receipted when we ship the collection to you. 

You can mix and match the colours according to the styles you wish from the traditional colours offered, ensuring you have a bespoke collection of belts for every possible look and wardrobe staple.  These will come boxed with a BELTSPOKE care kit to ensure you can maintain and keep your belt collection in the best possible condition at all times.   

Are you a fashionista sister that loves wearing just a single color?,  we know you're out there.   We can make the eight style collection from a single BESPOKE color of your choice.  Just give us the pantone or hex ref and we will hand make your bridle leather colour to this specification.   

All styles in your own ON Collection will be made from this single bespoke colour.

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ONE LOVE, ONE HIDE, ONE CHANCE!

ONE HIDE HAUL  £1,850.00 

Our one hide haul offer.  You certainly wont find this offer anywhere else!.

From a single hand selected A grade leather bridle hide by MR CHRISTIAN himself we will manufacture a range of leather goods accessories from the collections.  You may wish to have an UDDER BAG or two and a few belts or a full range of belts and some small leather goods accessories.  The choice is totally yours to decide.  We will ensure that the whole hide is fully utilised so expect some additional surprise products too with the left over trimmings.  Ideal for those that love matching accessories, and coordinating that full designer look from top to toe  £70.00 will be donated to your chosen charity.

As all hides are approximate average sizes once we know the colour you want we will advise the size of your hide and which range of products we can effectively produce from it, before committing to manufacturing your collection. 

At this point we will also offer and suggest which additional leather goods we are able to make from your hide.  This may be key fobs, glasses case, luggage tags, bracelets Apple air tag holders and smaller gift type items that will compliment the main products. AVAILABLE IN PEACH FUZZ

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EVERYTHING IS BETTER TOGETHER

JOIN THE HERD  £50.00 

For those wanting to join us and be part of the RARE BREED HERD.  This one off yearly fee ensures you are pre selected and first at the farm gate to be guaranteed for one of our limited edition , limited production numbered capsule collections when released.  

By purchasing this reward will help us get the first CAPSULE collection launched for spring / summer 2024  "FLORA COLLECTION".

You will be the first to see, pre order and purchase at a discount these "BANKSY" style POP UP capsule collections prior to the official public launch and time limited order window.

What if I don't like to product being offered?  That's fine you don't have to purchase it you can pass and wait for the next release.  

This fee ensures you are always given a guaranteed production slot and opportunity before the official release to pre order from the very limited numbered of products offered.  It could be a number as low as fifty pieces or as many as a hundred and fifty pieces.  

You could always take your guaranteed slot and gift the product to a friend  or designer diva and show some love and appreciation.

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IMPORTANT INFO

SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE

Both BELTSPOKE and UDDER BAGS are designed and made with the designer divas in mind predominantly. They are unisex products and can be worn and used by anyone who wants to be part of our HERD and support us.

Our products are for all types of customers.  We do not discriminate on race, colour, creed, religion or gender preferences. As we welcome all kinds of supporters in to our HERD.  If fact the more diverse the better, The more RARE BREEDS we can support nurture and attract, the greater the value we can bring.

We will obviously seek to grow the offer to include a range of men's orientated products  in the fullness of time but for now we ares sticking with the FASHIONISTA SISTAS.  DESIGNER DIVA's AND INDEPENDANT ICONS

BELT SIZES

Please click the link below to head over to our website where you can see full details regarding our belt sizing details. 

https://www.mr-christian.com/belt-sizing

PLEASE ensure you order the right size with us, as no returns will be offered due to the made to order and bespoke production.

DRESS  SIZE      WAIST SIZE      BELT SIZE   

Inches (all guides are approximate)

XS                       24                         26

XS / S                 26                         28 

S                         28                         30 

S / M                  30                         32

M                        32                         34

M / L                   34                        36

L                         36                         38

 

DELIVERY & TIME FRAMES

Once the Crowdfunder has ended we will contact each customer to discuss and specify your final product choice.  We will collate the orders and submit to our artisans makers for batch production. This will take 6 - 8 weeks depending on the volume of interest and support.  

ALL SUGGESTED DELIVERY DATES ARE APPROXIMATE.

Every order made will be sent back to us for final quality checks and for us to pack and arrange shipping to you.  We 100% check every single product manufactured to ensure it meets our exacting quality standards.

Delivery to UK customers will be FREE using a tracked or recorded delivery service. For any international orders a tracked service will also be used but will be charged according to the desired shipping location.  All international shipments will be sent DAP (delivery at place) meaning the customer will be responsible for any import duties and or taxes, charges to receive the goods. 

For international deliveries we may contact you to take additional pre payment for shipping according to the destination.

WHOLESALE & COLLABORATIONS

For wholesale orders - influencer and all project collaborations please contact us via the website contact form, let us know how we can help you.

We are open to private label and own brand production with our makers and will consider all leather goods products for bespoke production and collaborations.  

CONTACT US

PRESS & PR

We welcome all press and pr enquiries and are happy to engage in interviews, podcasts and or other media collaborations.

For press or pr enquiries please contact us  

CONTACT US

FUNDS ALLOCATION :

We wish to use the funds raised through the Crowdfunder for the following purposes:

  • Full bespoke custom website with full customizable elements for online ordering.
  • Professional  photography and modelling of all the products, for media, press marketing social media campaigns behind the scenes video and story telling as we deliver on our plans.   
  • Trade show attendance within the UK and collaboration pop up events with key partners 
  • Employ a member of staff to oversee, admin, social media, customer services and accounting functions.  "OUR OWN IN HOUSE COWBOY/COWGIRL"
  • Seek to locate a local farm based office / workshop space with some basic tooling and machinery to enable in house sampling. Workshop days and courses giving back to local community. 
  • MAKE & TAKE days to bring community and people together in a world increasingly devoid of true connection.

THANK YOU - WE APPRECIATE YOU !


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£4 or more

COFFEE AND CAKE - keep the herd fed and watered.

As one man band takes a lot to keep going ! anyone who has started a business will appreciate how many long hours it takes. A coffee and a nice piece of cake would be very much appreciated to keep us going.

£8 or more

COLLABORATION IS KEY - Contribution

Your one off or regular donation will help fund our business and to keep the dream alive. It's fair to say that looking after a HERD of people that support and want to work with us as a start up takes a little effort and up front support. You will not only be helping us, but helping to support those too who are also trying to make a living through creative projects and starting businesses. This is where the magic happens!

£20 or more

FUND THE UDDER BAGS COLLECTION

Our UDDER BAGS collection is in the sampling stage and we need to raise the funds to schedule and trial the production and have the final products available. We have done the patterns, specs and mock trial samples (as pictured) but need to make the final products from the actual leathers and level of finishing we need before we can get to market. These donations will specifically help us raise the funds to have the final range complete

£28 or more

0 of 30 claimed

BAG TAGS - NOT EARINGS!

All our UDDER BAGS come with our signature EAR TAGS as part of the traceability USP for our products, with our unique UDDER number embossed for full product authentication. We have on offer a limited number of the ear tag key fobs up for grabs. Made from our farm traced bridle leathers, hand cut, hand stitched and hand finished to order these will make a great gift item or usable leather accessory on its own merits.

£50 or more

BETTER TOGETHER

For those wanting to join us and be part of the NEW HERD. This one off yearly subscription fee ensures you are pre selected and first at the farm gate to be guaranteed for one of our limited edition , limited production numbered capsule collections when released. By purchasing this reward will help us get the first CAPSULE collection launched for spring / summer 2024 "FLORA COLLECTION". You will be the first to see, pre order.

£125 or more

A BELTER OF AN OFFER SINGLE BELT (RRP £148)

Choose any single style of belt from the eight styles from the BELTSPOKE ON collection. Available only in the standard traditional colors through the Crowdfunder at a discounted fixed price across all styles. Choose your color and size and leave the rest to us. £10.00 of the price paid for each belt ordered will be donated to a UK registered charity of your choice and we will receipt this when the belt is delivered to you.

£180 or more

SISTA BLISS - Share the love

We know how you sisters stick together so why not treat your BESTIE to a BELTSPOKE belt. This twin belt offer gives you a chance to order two belts one for you and one for your BESTIE. Choose from either the Straight Cut or the Sam Brown military style for that urban chic look. So book that coffee or lunch date with that bestie and treat them to a BELSTPOKE surprise and show them how much you appreciate them.

£1,250 or more

0 of 20 claimed

WANT YOUR OWN RUNWAY COLLECTION

For the stylists, influencers and designer divas we are offering The Complete ON COLLECTION as an eight style box set. Pre order the complete ON Collection and have a different look for each day of the week. With a complete collection of Beltspoke belts we can guarantee you will never need to go belt shopping again. That's a promise. This offer represents a lifetime opportunity to own a signature authenticated collection.

£1,850 or more

0 of 20 claimed

ONE LOVE, ONE HIDE, ONE CHANCE!

Our one hide haul offer. You certainly won't find this offer anywhere else!. From a single hand selected A grade leather bridle hide by MR CHRISTIAN himself, we will manufacture a range of leather goods accessories from the collections. You may wish to have an UDDER BAG or two and a few belts or a full range of belts and some small leather goods accessories. The choice is totally yours to decide.

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