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Bresheh Bag A Dreams


Two brothers, one verandah, one machine and a Bag A Dreams!


Bag - A - Dreams

The demand since we launched in August 2015 has been tremendous! Bresheh Enterprises designs and manufactures a range of quality, 100% customizable products in Jamaica including: backpack, totes, crossbody bags and lunch bags with plans to expand into other areas. In eight months, we have made and sold over 500 bags. We started on our verandah with one industrial sewing machine and we are now up to two which means that our current capacity stands at 4 bags per day. However, the demand for our products is far greater than what we can supply at the moment. We made a bold move by participating at Expo Jamaica 2016 and coming out of that we have approximately 1000 orders to fill.

Additionally, the back to school season is just around the corner and we want to be ready to supply Jamaica, the region and the world with our products. In 2014, Jamaica imported some 600,000 backpacks alone. We want your support to ensure that more students go back to school in a locally made Bresheh bag, to ensure that patriotic Jamaicans across the world can roll with a Bresheh, that individuals who love our culture and the quality of our products can have them at their fingertips. 

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The Bresheh Brothers 

 

We hail from a small farming district called Garden field in the Parish of St. Thomas in Jamaica

We later made the move to Kingston to further our education 
We have been through thick and thin
Humble but here to win
On a mission With one machine, big dreams and passion intact
From our verandah to the world, making an impact
Upward toiling through the night
Goals insight
Imploring you, pick right
Pick BRESHEH!

~poem written by Randy McLaren


One Verandah, One Machine, Bag - A - Dreams


One evening towards the end of July 2015, we were having a conversation about dreams and plans for the future.  At the time, we were both residing in Kingston. Davian was working at a local department store in the heart of Downtown Kingston while I was a fairly well established performer and social entrepreneur.  Davian was working minimum wage and NOT utilizing his creative abilities. On that evening the idea of Bresheh was born.

Bresheh is the Jamaican word for Breadfruit and we wanted a name that would connect on a cultural level. The aim, to design and manufacture a range of versatile products inspired by the Jamaican and Caribbean culture while inspiring others to take bold steps towards their goals and dreams and thus closer to securing the future they want. We started on our verandah with one second hand industrial sewing machine and big dreams after spending time practising on an old domestic machine.  From the day we got our first order, we have not looked back.

Our Bags

We have a dream, a dream of sharing with the world a range of quality, 100% customizable products, designed and manufactured in Jamaica in an ethical environment.

Bresheh in the Media


Goals

Our main goals are to:

  1. Inspire others to take bold steps towards securing their future dreams
  2. Grow and sustain profitable Jamaican company 
  3. Build brand Jamaica
  4. Give HOPE to unattached youth
  5. Reduce unemployment rate
  6. Train unskilled/uneducated
  7. Promote creativity and use talents to spread socially uplifting messages (via prints/graphics on products)
  8. Give scholarships and grants to students and teachers in need
  9. Promote the versatility of the breadfruit

Development & Manufacturing

Like many small design business, finding the right manufacturing partner was not going to be easy and so we not only design but manufacture our products. This is why we need your support to be able to buy more industrial sewing machines to ensure that we create jobs in Jamaica instead of sending the work overseas. Therefore, the Jamaican economy ultimately benefits and we are able to control and ensure that our products are made in an ethical environment.

Digital Rewards

Digital rewards will be delivered two months after the campaign ends.

Thank you List - $10

For your kind support, we will add your name to the thank you list to be posted on our website (www.bresheh.com).

Thank You Poster + “Breadfruit” poem - $25

A digital thank you poster will be sent out along with a digital copy of "Breadfruit" by Randy McLaren, an amazing poem that has been a hit by many fans local and internationally.

Thank You Video and Poster + “Breadfruit” poem - $40

A thank you video and poster will be sent out along with a digital copy of "Breadfruit" by Randy McLaren, an amazing poem that has been a hit by many fans local and internationally.

Product Rewards

Product rewards will be packaged and shipped locally and internationally in February 2016. 

Please note that the colours for bags as well as add-ons will be finalized with backers post campaign.

Add-Ons

How? Simply increase your pledge by the add-on amount specified.  Your add-on requests will be confirmed via post-campaign survey. There is no spot to indicate your add-on

Timeline

We have spent the past nine months sourcing materials, experimenting with initial designs, creating mock-ups and learning the manufacturing process. We are eager to take things to the next level in order to source material in bulk for production consistency, train and employ more seasoned and young persons, buy more industrial sewing machines, an embroidery machine and a fabric cutting machine.

  1. June - August 31st: Campaign process
  2. September 1st - 30th: Order, Produce, Ship raw materials
  3. October 1st - 31st: Digital Rewards distributed
  4. November - January: Production
  5. February: Package and Ship

Collaborators

First, thank you family, friends, and fans for all your support and encouragement over the years.

This project could not happen without your help and expertise:

  • Lisandra Rickards/ Melissa Frankenburg - Campaign Advisors at Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship
  • Conrad Mathison - Marketing Mentor at It’s Pixel Perfect
  • Rayon McLean - Creative Director
  • Mikhail Russell - Social Media Campaign Manager at It’s Pixel Perfect
  • Jevon Williams - Stills Photographer at It’s Pixel Perfect 




How will the funds be used?

Funds will be used to acquire:

  1. Industrial sewing machines
  2. Embroidery machine
  3. Fabric cutting machine
  4. Raw material
  5. Product Development

This means that we will be able to train and employ more people, give back more in scholarships and grants which is part of our social mission. We will also be closer to rolling out an empowerment and training programme for underserved/unattached youth.


How to Help?

  • Support this project NOW! The earlier you help, the better chances this project can succeed and grow.
  • Share our story & project. #Bresheh #BagADreams 
  • Follow Bresheh on Facebook, instagram, twitter.

THANK YOU!  This project cannot happen without your help! Thank you for believing in us and encouraging us as artists and manufacturers. With this success, we hope to bring you more products inspired both by the versatility of the breadfruit and the culture of Jamaica, the Caribbean and the world.



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Danielle Brown

$100 USD

Lisandra Rickards

$10 USD

Lisa Lake

$20 USD

George Malcolm

$10 USD

Tamian Beckford

$30 USD

Kerrie Vassall-Richards

$10 USD

Anonymous Donor (s)

$1,150 USD

Paul Bailey

$100 USD

Theo Smith

$40 USD

Heather Giordanella

$60 USD

Michele Thomas

$30 USD


Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creater directly.





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Rewards

Pledge $10.00 or more

For your kind support and encouragement, you will be included on thank you list on Bresheh.com website

Pledge $25.00 or more

For your kind support and encouragement, you will get a personalized thank you poster + "Breadfruit" poem. +reward #1

Pledge $40.00 or more

For your kind support and encouragement, you will be included in thank you video, you will get a personalized thank you poster + "Breadfruit" poem. +

Pledge $60.00 or more

Bresheh Pouch +rewards #1,2 & 3 (choose colour and material in post campaign survey)

Pledge $80.00 or more

Bresheh Lunchkit +rewards #1, 2, 3 (choose material/colours in post campaign survey)

Pledge $100.00 or more

Bresheh Basic backpack with main compartment and pouch +rewards #1, 2, 3 (choose material/colours in post campaign survey)

Pledge $120.00 or more

Bresheh BasicFlip with main compartment, pouch and flip over section +rewards #1, 2, 3 (choose material/colours in post campaign survey)

Pledge $150.00 or more

Bresheh Rucksack with main compartment, pouch, two side pockets, draw string and snap to close +rewards #1, 2, 3 (choose material/colours in post cam

Pledge $200.00 or more

Bresheh Fry (introducing) detachable straps which also allows it to function as a cross body bag, main compartment with smaller dedicated pockets +re

Pledge $200.00 or more

Combo #1 you get to choose a basic, basicflip or a rucksack plus additional pouch. +rewards #1, 2, 3 (choose material/colours in post campaign survey

Pledge $250.00 or more

Bresheh Roasted (introducing) neat yet loaded with compartments for laptop, tablet, glasses, stationery. +rewards #1, 2, 3 (choose material/colours i

Pledge $270.00 or more

Combo #2 choose from a basic, basicflip or rucksack bag plus get an additional pouch and lunchkit +rewards #1, 2, 3 (choose material/colours in post

Pledge $340.00 or more

Combo #3 choose from basic, basicflip or rucksack bag plus get an additional pouch, lunchkit and onestrap Bresheh bag. +rewards #1, 2, 3 (choose mate

Pledge $270.00 or more

Combo #4 the new Bresheh Fry design with detachable straps plus lunchkit +rewards #1, 2, 3 (choose material/colours in post campaign survey)

Pledge $310.00 or more

Combo #5 the new Bresheh fry with detachable straps plus pouch and lunchkit. +rewards #1, 2, 3 (choose material/colours in post campaign survey)