Darlyng & Co. + Minkeeblue Diaper/Work Bag Collab

As a Mom, you sacrifice a lot for your Child & you love doing it! But there are some things you shouldn’t have to give up, your Style is one

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Project Ends on August 31, 2018

Project Description

OUR STORY

The Modern Lifestyle Diaper Bag: For Baby| Work| Travel

 

 

The Team

 

Meet Tara Darnley: 

When Founders, Carl and Tara Darnley, realized their daughter was teething early, they set out to find a teether she could use that didn’t require her to hold it.  She was only two months old and didn’t have the dexterity to hold a traditional teether, so they wanted something she could put in her mouth that was a cleaner alternative to her hands but still offered relief.  After a number of failed retail searches for something that met that need, they decided to make it themselves. This birthed the idea for their first patented invention, the Yummy Mitt® teething mitten.
 

The mission of Darlyng & Co. is to give parents one less thing to worry about when it comes to caring for their baby.  We always have parents in mind in the design process and are proud to present products that are functional, toxin-free, sourced from high-quality materials, and aesthetically pleasing.  As a concerned parent, we want you to shop with confidence, knowing that we send our products through rigorous testing to ensure we met the highest safety standards and requirements. Our founders are committed to never putting something on the market they wouldn’t allow their own children to use.

Meet Sherrill Mosee:

Sherrill Mosee, inventor and designer of MinkeeBlue set out to solve a problem she calls, the ‘overload bag syndrome’. Like many women, Sherrill carried two or three bags to work—a purse, laptop bag, lunch bag, and sometimes shoes in her purse. She wanted to create an organizational fashion bag for busy women whose role changed throughout the day—from an executive to fitness enthusiast, daily commuter, and mom.

MinkeeBlue is her patented solution! Sherrill is the former president of Family Care Solutions, a nonprofit organization she founded to promote higher education among low-income women with children. The organization awarded over $3 million in childcare scholarships to help women with children stay in school and earn a college degree. Mosee put her degree in engineering to work and came up with the patented MinkeeBlue design. She describes MinkeeBlue as a reflection of “who we are” and “what we do” in our daily lives –  “Your day is in the Bag”, says Mosee.

 

 

Why collaborate?

We met in 2015 at a Baby Show both vending and decided to keep in touch. We did! We became great friends over the years through the connection of our entrepreneurial journey. I had purchased Sherrill's diaper bag back then and absolutely loved it and wore it everywhere. So when she told me she was discontinuing her diaper bag selection I wasn't too happy about it. However, I understood that it was better for the pivot of her company to do so. When I had my second child, it became daunting and a bit difficult to carry the traditional diaper bags for two children. Sherrill's bag designs are all about organization and convenience. So I asked her to design us a diaper bag that would be practical for me to use with my two little ones, would be functional to go to a business meeting/ work or an overnight trip. She executed my request exceeding my imagination. 

Beyond creating this amazing backpack, the power of showing that two women can indeed work together without competing was important for us to show and inspire other women to do the same. We can get much further when we collaborate and this project is proof of that. 

We've gain Press attention even before launching in Black Enterprise and Major retailers are already interested in carrying our backpack! But even more important, is the support and outpour of love we've received from other women has been nothing short of incredible. With your help, we are excited to bring this product to market and change the way women view and feel about their diaper bags.

What will the funding be used for?

We've already invested a portion of our savings to get the production started and to test the material of the bag to ensure safety and to get the bags to you fast. Your support in purchasing a backpack will allow us to pay for the complete production and manufacturing of the bags, export the bags and ship them to your door! Your help will allow us to keep the cost of the bag low, yet providing you with an excellent quality bag.

Dimensions:

  • 13" length x 6" width x 15" height
  • 31" adjustable shoulder strap 
  • Weight 2lbs

Materials:

  • 100% durable Vegan Leather
  • Wipeable exterior and nylon interior lining 
  • Webbing adjustable backpack straps
  • Premium durable, custom plated gold hardware 

Features: 

 

  • Organizational bag
  • Folding Panel in the center of the bag that converts from a one compartment bag to a two compartment bag
  • Wearable 3-ways: backpack, cross-body or shoulder bag
  • Diaper Bag & Work Bag
  • Detachable interchangeable vegan leather tassel on the body
  • Multi-purpose interior slip pockets for small laptops, books or changing clutch
  • 11 functional pockets with a fully insulated bottom to keep bottles and food warm or cold
  • 2 stroller straps for attaching bag onto the stroller
  • Wipeable changing pad 
  • Metal feet on the bottom so the bag never touches the ground
  • Key Fob
  • And the best part is, it's a stylish bag and goes with everything no matter what stage of motherhood you are in!

Fall In Love: 

 

 

 

Stroller Straps: 

 

Interior: 

 

 

Exterior:

 

 

RISKS AND CHALLENGES

The biggest challenge at the moment is unforeseen events, as we currently work with an overseas manufacturer. We plan to bring production to the States as volume continues to grow. In the meantime, I’ll work closely with the manufacturer during production to ensure an on-time delivery.

 

Other Ways You Can Help:

Want to support us even if you don't purchase a bag? There’re other ways to chip in:

  • Help us meet our goals and unlock cool features by spreading the word about the diaper bag. Tell your friends, share online, and more!

Special thanks to:

Videography & Lifestyle Photos: The Students at The String Theory School

Video Edited by: Eric Lovett, Jr.

Website: www.ericlovettjr.com

 

 

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Will the diaper bag be available after the IfundWomen campaign?

Yes! The diaper bag will be available for Purchase at darlyngandco.com, Amazon.com, and Macys.com in September for $150. The bag is available through this campaign with a $21 savings!

     2. When will my credit card be charged?

Your credit card will be charged at the end of our crowdfunding period.

     3. How can I find out more about your brand?

Sure thing, we are excited you want to learn more about us. You can visit our website at www.darlyngandco.com 

 

 

 

08/06/2018
Donate One Bag To HELP Philadelphia
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The Diaper Bag (Black) | Early Bird Backers
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The Diaper Bag (Tan) | Early Bird Backer
$109
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The Diaper Bag (Black) | Early Bird Backers
$109
Monetary Contribution
Want to support two amazing inventors but not currently in the market for a diaper bag?
No problem. Here's your opportunity to help bring this dream to reality. We appreciate anything you are able to donate!
3 Supporters
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$25
Support the Movement with Our Exclusive "I Dont Compete, I Collaborate Shirt"
When women come together AMAZING things happen! Two Inventors decided to partner together and use their combined strengths in product design and created the best diaper bag ever.
The collaborative process is far more powerful than a competitive process. Share this message if you believe it with our Inspiring T-Shirt.
10 Supporters
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$60
Whose Shoes Planner 2019
We've collaborated with Christine and Julian to bring you their yearly planner!
Are you ready to SIMPLIFY, SET & TAKE ACTION to smash your goals in 2019?
We know that life can get a little hectic. So we're here to help you keep things organized and thrive in your life with our transformational planner! 
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$129
The Diaper Bag (Black or Tan) | IfundWomen Special
Thank you for your support! As a backer on IfundWomen, you will receive the Diaper Bag by Darlyng & Co. + Minkeeblue for just $129 (a $21 savings off retail value).
INCLUDES:
1 Diaper Bag Choice of Black or Tan
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$129
Donate One Bag To HELP Philadelphia
Not in the market for a backpack but would like to contribute to our campaign in a meaningful way? Then purchasing a bag for a Mom in need is a great option!
H.E.L.P. Philadelphia is a transitional, low-income housing complex located in West Philadelphia. The facility provides 50 transitional apartments for homeless families and 40 permanent townhouses for low-income families. 
One deserving Mom will receive a brand new backpack courtesy of YOU!
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$250
2x Double Diaper Bag (Black & Tan) | IfundWomen Special
Can't decide on a color? Just get both!!
Thank you for your support! As a backer on IfundWomen, you will receive two Diaper Bags by Darlyng & Co. + Minkeeblue for just $250 
INCLUDES:
2 Diaper Bag TAN +  BLACK Diaper Bag 
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$250
The Diaper Bag (Black or Tan) + Newborn Essential Gift Set Bundle | IfundWomen Special

 

This is the perfect gift set for Expecting Moms. With this bundle, you'll get the essentials for your little boy or girl.
INCLUDES:
1 Diaper Bag (Black or Tan)
1 Darlyng & Co.'s Antibacterial Suction Bowl (6 piece set)
1 Darlyng & Co.'s Antibacterial Bite & Release Sippy Cup
1 Yummy Mitt® Teething Mitten
1 Infant 3-in-1 Training Toothbrush/Teether
1 Newborn Essential Gift Set ( blanket, hat, booties, bib scratch mittens)
1 Teething Bib
BE SURE TO SPECIFY GENDER AT CHECKOUT: BOY OR GIRL

 

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$500
Live Webinar- How To Bring Your Product To Market
Would you like step by step guidance on how to successfully bring your product idea to market?
Learn from these two amazing Inventors just how in this two-hour long webinar with Tara & Sherrill! Plus a 30 min one on one call with one of them.

 

 

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$1,000
Donate 5 Diaper Bag (Black) + Newborn Essential Gift Set Bundle to HELP Philadelphia
Not in the market for a backpack but would like to contribute to our campaign in a meaningful way? Then purchasing a bag for a Mom in need is a great option!
H.E.L.P. Philadelphia is a transitional, low-income housing complex located in West Philadelphia. The facility provides 50 transitional apartments for homeless families and 40 permanent townhouses for low-income families. 
Five deserving Mom will receive a brand new backpack courtesy of YOU!
This is the perfect gift set for Expecting Moms. With this bundle, you'll get the essentials for your little boy or girl.
INCLUDES:
1 Diaper Bag (Black)
1 Darlyng & Co.'s Antibacterial Suction Bowl (6 piece set)
1 Darlyng & Co.'s Antibacterial Bite & Release Sippy Cup
1 Yummy Mitt® Teething Mitten
1 Infant 3-in-1 Training Toothbrush/Teether
1 Newborn Essential Gift Set ( blanket, hat, booties, bib scratch mittens)
1 Teething Bib
BE SURE TO SPECIFY GENDER AT CHECKOUT: BOY OR GIRL
10 Left
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$5,000
Donate 20 Diaper Bag (Black or Tan) + Newborn Essential Gift Set Bundle to HELP Philadelphia
Not in the market for a backpack but would like to contribute to our campaign in a meaningful way? Then purchasing a bag for a Mom in need is a great option!
H.E.L.P. Philadelphia is a transitional, low-income housing complex located in West Philadelphia. The facility provides 50 transitional apartments for homeless families and 40 permanent townhouses for low-income families. 
Twenty deserving Mom will receive a brand new backpack courtesy of YOU!
This is the perfect gift set for Expecting Moms. With this bundle, you'll get the essentials for your little boy or girl.
INCLUDES:
1 Diaper Bag (Black)
1 Darlyng & Co.'s Antibacterial Suction Bowl (6 piece set)
1 Darlyng & Co.'s Antibacterial Bite & Release Sippy Cup
1 Yummy Mitt® Teething Mitten
1 Infant 3-in-1 Training Toothbrush/Teether
1 Newborn Essential Gift Set ( blanket, hat, booties, bib scratch mittens)
1 Teething Bib
BE SURE TO SPECIFY GENDER AT CHECKOUT: BOY OR GIRL
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$109
The Diaper Bag (Black) |EARLY BACKER SPECIAL - SOLD-OUT
Diaper Bag by Darlyng & Co. + Minkeeblue
Thank you for your support! As a backer on IfundWomen, you will receive the Diaper Bag by Darlyng & Co. + Minkeeblue for just $109 (a $41 savings off retail value).
INCLUDES:
1 Diaper Bag BLACK
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$109
The Diaper Bag (Tan) | EARLY BACKER SPECIAL- SOLD-OUT
Thank you for your support! As a backer on IfundWomen, you will receive the Diaper Bag by Darlyng & Co. + Minkeeblue for just $109 (a $41 savings off retail value).
INCLUDES:
1 Diaper Bag TAN
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Monetary Contribution
Want to support two amazing inventors but not currently in the market for a diaper bag?
No problem. Here's your opportunity to help bring this dream to reality. We appreciate anything you are able to donate!
3 Supporters
Contribute
$25
Support the Movement with Our Exclusive "I Dont Compete, I Collaborate Shirt"
When women come together AMAZING things happen! Two Inventors decided to partner together and use their combined strengths in product design and created the best diaper bag ever.
The collaborative process is far more powerful than a competitive process. Share this message if you believe it with our Inspiring T-Shirt.
10 Supporters
Select this reward
$60
Whose Shoes Planner 2019
We've collaborated with Christine and Julian to bring you their yearly planner!
Are you ready to SIMPLIFY, SET & TAKE ACTION to smash your goals in 2019?
We know that life can get a little hectic. So we're here to help you keep things organized and thrive in your life with our transformational planner! 
Pre-Order Your Whose Shoes 2019 Transformational Planner: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Things DONE!
50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$129
The Diaper Bag (Black or Tan) | IfundWomen Special
Thank you for your support! As a backer on IfundWomen, you will receive the Diaper Bag by Darlyng & Co. + Minkeeblue for just $129 (a $21 savings off retail value).
INCLUDES:
1 Diaper Bag Choice of Black or Tan
49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$129
Donate One Bag To HELP Philadelphia
Not in the market for a backpack but would like to contribute to our campaign in a meaningful way? Then purchasing a bag for a Mom in need is a great option!
H.E.L.P. Philadelphia is a transitional, low-income housing complex located in West Philadelphia. The facility provides 50 transitional apartments for homeless families and 40 permanent townhouses for low-income families. 
One deserving Mom will receive a brand new backpack courtesy of YOU!
19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$250
2x Double Diaper Bag (Black & Tan) | IfundWomen Special
Can't decide on a color? Just get both!!
Thank you for your support! As a backer on IfundWomen, you will receive two Diaper Bags by Darlyng & Co. + Minkeeblue for just $250 
INCLUDES:
2 Diaper Bag TAN +  BLACK Diaper Bag 
9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$250
The Diaper Bag (Black or Tan) + Newborn Essential Gift Set Bundle | IfundWomen Special

 

This is the perfect gift set for Expecting Moms. With this bundle, you'll get the essentials for your little boy or girl.
INCLUDES:
1 Diaper Bag (Black or Tan)
1 Darlyng & Co.'s Antibacterial Suction Bowl (6 piece set)
1 Darlyng & Co.'s Antibacterial Bite & Release Sippy Cup
1 Yummy Mitt® Teething Mitten
1 Infant 3-in-1 Training Toothbrush/Teether
1 Newborn Essential Gift Set ( blanket, hat, booties, bib scratch mittens)
1 Teething Bib
BE SURE TO SPECIFY GENDER AT CHECKOUT: BOY OR GIRL

 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Live Webinar- How To Bring Your Product To Market
Would you like step by step guidance on how to successfully bring your product idea to market?
Learn from these two amazing Inventors just how in this two-hour long webinar with Tara & Sherrill! Plus a 30 min one on one call with one of them.

 

 

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Donate 5 Diaper Bag (Black) + Newborn Essential Gift Set Bundle to HELP Philadelphia
Not in the market for a backpack but would like to contribute to our campaign in a meaningful way? Then purchasing a bag for a Mom in need is a great option!
H.E.L.P. Philadelphia is a transitional, low-income housing complex located in West Philadelphia. The facility provides 50 transitional apartments for homeless families and 40 permanent townhouses for low-income families. 
Five deserving Mom will receive a brand new backpack courtesy of YOU!
This is the perfect gift set for Expecting Moms. With this bundle, you'll get the essentials for your little boy or girl.
INCLUDES:
1 Diaper Bag (Black)
1 Darlyng & Co.'s Antibacterial Suction Bowl (6 piece set)
1 Darlyng & Co.'s Antibacterial Bite & Release Sippy Cup
1 Yummy Mitt® Teething Mitten
1 Infant 3-in-1 Training Toothbrush/Teether
1 Newborn Essential Gift Set ( blanket, hat, booties, bib scratch mittens)
1 Teething Bib
BE SURE TO SPECIFY GENDER AT CHECKOUT: BOY OR GIRL
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
Donate 20 Diaper Bag (Black or Tan) + Newborn Essential Gift Set Bundle to HELP Philadelphia
Not in the market for a backpack but would like to contribute to our campaign in a meaningful way? Then purchasing a bag for a Mom in need is a great option!
H.E.L.P. Philadelphia is a transitional, low-income housing complex located in West Philadelphia. The facility provides 50 transitional apartments for homeless families and 40 permanent townhouses for low-income families. 
Twenty deserving Mom will receive a brand new backpack courtesy of YOU!
This is the perfect gift set for Expecting Moms. With this bundle, you'll get the essentials for your little boy or girl.
INCLUDES:
1 Diaper Bag (Black)
1 Darlyng & Co.'s Antibacterial Suction Bowl (6 piece set)
1 Darlyng & Co.'s Antibacterial Bite & Release Sippy Cup
1 Yummy Mitt® Teething Mitten
1 Infant 3-in-1 Training Toothbrush/Teether
1 Newborn Essential Gift Set ( blanket, hat, booties, bib scratch mittens)
1 Teething Bib
BE SURE TO SPECIFY GENDER AT CHECKOUT: BOY OR GIRL
5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$109
The Diaper Bag (Black) |EARLY BACKER SPECIAL - SOLD-OUT
Diaper Bag by Darlyng & Co. + Minkeeblue
Thank you for your support! As a backer on IfundWomen, you will receive the Diaper Bag by Darlyng & Co. + Minkeeblue for just $109 (a $41 savings off retail value).
INCLUDES:
1 Diaper Bag BLACK
-14 Left
14 Supporters
Select this reward
$109
The Diaper Bag (Tan) | EARLY BACKER SPECIAL- SOLD-OUT
Thank you for your support! As a backer on IfundWomen, you will receive the Diaper Bag by Darlyng & Co. + Minkeeblue for just $109 (a $41 savings off retail value).
INCLUDES:
1 Diaper Bag TAN
-4 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward