It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.
– Miles Davis –
Change has been the key word for my life in the past years. Giving up a safe and well paying job to start my own business. To be able to create and grow, develop and hone my skill.
Change in my personal life with my kids getting ready to leave home and starting University. Change when my husband joined the company and we made it a joined venture. Change when young creative artisans discovered our company and wanted to start learning from us.
Change is a good thing and I have always embraced it.
We are now changing again. First, our name will change from Lady falcon Travelers to Falcon Travelers. The main switch to the new name will be in the new year, but some new products will already carry the new logo and I will start placing the new logo on the website.
That brings me to the second big change, our new products, the handbags and satchels. These have been on my wish list for, oh… years and years. I never felt I was ready for it.
I am now, we have the skills, we have the tools …what we lack is space. All this change over the years has made our little home based studio grow and burst at the seams. We need to expand and we need to simplify a few steps in the process to be able to keep on making the products we make.
That’s why, yet another change, I’ve decided to offer the Protocol No1 EDC handbag via pre-order, with a crowdfunding system. We can assess what the demand is for the bag and we’ve set a few goals for ourselves.
The Protocol No1 is available on pre-order at a 20% discounted early bird price.
The campaign goal is €10,000, half of which will go to making the handbag for the early birds and the other half will go to rent and equipment for a larger work space. This will allow us to keep making fine leather goods with the quality and dedication you are used from us.
What happens after the campaign deadline passes and the goal has been met…
We will move into the larger space and get the equipment set up to start making all the pre-ordered handbags. We will send out emails to all who purchased the early bird Protocol No1 EDC and keep you up to date on the progress of the project.
The Pre-order listing will close and we will make the Protocol No1 ED available via a regular listing on the site at the normal retail price.
When we exceed the goal all early birds will get and extra surprise with their order…
What happens after the campaign deadline passes and the goal has not been met…
Don’t worry, if we don’t meet the deadline, we will still make the hand bag, because like I said, we do already have the skill and tools to make these for you. Just not the space to make them in larger quantities…
The Pre-order listing will close and we will make the Protocol No1 EDC available via a regular listing on the site at the normal retail price.
Don’t miss out and be an early bird…
Thank you for believing in
us and supporting our adventure. We truly appreciate you and hope we will
be able to continue to make beautiful traditionally made fine leather products
6 thoughts on “Newsletter November 2019”
I am rooting for you! When I came to a crossroads in my life, I took the safer road as I felt the uncertainty of supporting my family as a basket weaver was too risky…No regrets…but I am so happy for those of you who took the risk, followed your dreams and are seeing them come true…your work is beautiful and I will do my best to share your name in my corner if the world! Wishing you continued success! Donna
Thank you Donna 🖤 Yes it is a challenge and there are days when I question my sanity in choosing this route, but on most days I’m so happy that I did. No more big boss to tell me what I should or shouldn’t do 😉 Just me creating things and I love that I’m able to make them for so many people all around the world 🖤
Hi just wondering if your intending to update freebies with 2020 calendar inserts. I have been using for a number of years and love them
Yes, I am adding files to the folder this weekend. =)
Thanks have downloaded and am enjoying playing with the calendar inserts