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We launched our Kickstarter exactly 8 days ago today and it has been a whirlwind ever since then! First and foremost THANK YOU to all of you for taking interest in this little dream of ours and supporting Walker Family Goods.
Have any of you cooked pasta and then gotten to that moment when you needed to check to see if the noodles were al dente? They say how to test it, is to take a noodle out and throw it against the wall… if it doesn’t stick, it isn’t done, but if it does… you’re good to go! We have essentially been cooking pasta for a long time now and by launching this Kickstarter, we are waiting to see if our noodle sticks to the wall. On the morning after our launch, we received a message from someone saying that he and his wife watched our video and after it was over they decided to take their kids out of school right then and there and head out on a cross country road trip! This meant the world to us, because it meant that our noodles were sticking!
After this first week, we are over half way to reaching our end launch goal… but we don’t want to stop there, please continue to spread the good word!!! If the launch makes more monies, then we will be able to produce more colors than just 3!
This week, there have been a couple updates to our Kickstarter:
1. The early bird yellow duffel bags sold out so fast, that we wanted to create another tier of bags at a reduced price. You can now purchase more yellow (and blue and black once those sell out as well) at $70 each versus the suggested retail price of $80!
2. If there is anything that I love as much as family and travel (and pizza and music and….), it’s skeletons! We have just added a new custom patch to our Walker Family Goods Kickstarter! The patch is designed with the idea of traveling until the end of time (and longer) together!
Those are the two updates as of this week! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have and we will attempt to help anywhere we can! We want this to be an actual family, not just a duffel bag brand. We want to create a safe and inspiring network for people to share their hopes, concerns, travel plans and tips with one another!
THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.
If you would like to share our kickstarter with anyone else, here is the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/walkerfamilygoods/walker-family-goods-states-duffel-bag
If you would like to check out our instagram: @walkerfamilygoods
I am wholeheartedly a product of my environment. As far back as I can remember, my dad's "home" was behind the steering wheel of our van, with my mom beside him and all of us 6 kids in his rear view mirror...
My dad had a goal to drive all of us kids to every state in the United States (we obviously had to fly to Hawaii) while we were young and living at home. When I asked my parents how they managed to do this (keep in mind... the only entertainment we had was a cassette player) they both said... "it was simple." That resonated with me so hard! It was simple!? A van full of teenagers, toddlers and babies sounds far from simple, but they insisted that it was! They gave me advice for traveling with kids, like "never be in a hurry" and "don't revolve your life around kids, let them adapt into your lives," etc. Then we discussed the actual logistics of it all, and come to find out, a lot of that simplicity derived from our luggage itself. My parents put us each in charge of our own personal duffel bag.... and that is where Walker Family Goods was born! .
Please head to the Kickstarter page and see what we've been working on. Thank you so much for the support!