(via Fossati | Our Generation’s Luxury Handbag Brand by Catherine Healey — Kickstarter
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Named after my family, Fossati is a luxury handbag brand specializing in exquisite limited edition handbags. I’m Catherine founder and chief designer for Fossati. After a long career in the auto industry I decided to follow my childhood passions.
I’ve had a long love affair with art, design and textiles. I used to spend hours learning the feel and drape of fine materials. Cashmere, wool, cotton, silk and leather. I grew up immersed in classic style and quality in a culture where everything bought was an investment meant to be passed to the next generation. My love for timeless style and lasting quality is rooted deep in meand forms the foundation for the classic design and quality of Fossati handbags.
I love the look and durability of exotic leather. The rich texture and patterns of exotic leather ensure every bag is unique. Lizard, alligator and ostrich are very durable leathers and will last a life time if cared for. The python is more delicate but the variety of colors and texture is irresistible. Then there is the rarity. Alligator is practically a controlled commodity. It takes an atelier who really knows how to work with exotics.
I work with a small atelier in California who specializes in luxury handbags. Her work is meticulous. . It’s the care we take in the details of the bag like the timber, the sound (like a luxury car door) when the bag closes, the soft leather linings in bright fun colors that make owning a Fossati bag an experience greater than pictures can convey.
The exotic leathers, meticulous craftsmanship and exclusivity make Fossati stand out as a luxury brand. I chose luxury because it’s more fun to share rare treasures with friends. Luxury is so much more personal than mass market.
We’ve had opportunities that would launch a brand … in the era of conspicuous consumption… but this is a different era. Fossati has been featured on the Golden Globe red carpet and USA Network’s White Collar. We’ve shown at Henri Bendel’s, in London and been featured as Luxist’s handbag of the day. Fossati bags are available in prestigious locations like Aspen CO, and Milan Italy. Fossati is still a bootstrapped startup in need of funding.
I’m asking for your help to take Fossati to the next level. I have a number of opportunities coming up to get into bigger distribution channels and to show in places like Shanghai. I need more silhouettes and material choices. Profits from your contribution will go towards completing three new designs and making samples in new luxurious exotic materials. For your help I’m offering some exclusive rewards