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Imani B's Takeoff Collection Fund

The Takeoff Collection is raising funds as we launch our debut Expat Bag--a 3-in-1 travel duffle.

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Campaign Ends on April 30, 2021

Project Description

Our Belief

The more we see ourselves in the world, the better the world will be. 2020 taught us a valuable lesson of getting outside the comforts of our own bubbles and truly coming together in unity (community) to better understand how we impact everyone around us. 

Photos of the found and her family at several destinations.

Our Mission 

To create a seamless travel experience on the journey that doesn't compromise the joy of getting to the destination. Traveling, by our definition, means going anywhere outside of your own home, including grandma's house. We will provide travel goods that elicit a more stress-free practice of taking children anywhere in the world.

We don't look at accumulation of miles and passport stamps as a vanity metric and although it serves as a huge privilege, enhances our overall quality of life. Our hope is to be a catalyst to raise the next generation of children that are happy, healthy, and whole.

Our travel products are not just tangible goods, they translate into long-lasting memories, forge bonds through connecting communities, and champion spending time together with our loved one's and families.

Travel Facts:

According to Travel + Leisure magazine, experts have found that traveling with children creates a strong foundation for the child. The learning of new languages shows a positive uptick in children's cognitive functions and children who practice bi or multilingualism often test better and are offered higher positions (later in life) than one's who are monolingual (speak one language).

Also:

  • 54% of employees would prefer to primarily work remotely promoting the wiggle room to take more trips.
  • An estimated 2.4 million children from the United States travel internationally each year, and the number is increasing. 
  • 53% of traveling families expect to go on a road trip this year. 
  • Family trips are expected to rise by nearly 25% from 300 million trips in 2017 to 376 million trips annually by 2022. 
  • 62% of parents take their kids under five years old.
Founder with her son sitting in an outdoor area with trees in the background.

Our Immediate Needs:

The Takeoff Collection is currently owned, operated, and running solely on the founder, Imani Bashir. However, in order for the company to run smoothly and scale properly, here's where our contributors come in:

Contribute. By supporting this campaign, you’re helping Imani build a team and a solid customer experience. Your assistance will help to create more sustainable products, allocate to marketing and advertising, meet the MOQ (minimum order quantities), scale without going into debt, & more.

Share. Spreading the word is one of the best, organic forms of marketing. Your voice is valuable and we want you to share via social media, email, your Zoom meeting at 11, or even send a smoke signal (we're not picky). Your belief in us will carry us a long way (get it, carry...we have bags.)

JoinSign up to officially become apart of our Takeoff Tribe. As a tribe member you will receive weekly travel tips, deals on new products, exclusive announcements, & more.

**All items will be shipped at the end of April due to manufacturing.**

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THIS JOURNEY WITH ME. YOUR CONTRIBUTION, SHARES, & JOINING OUR TRIBE WILL HELP TO SCALE AND SHOWS THAT YOU TRULY VALUE WOMEN HAVING AN EQUAL FOOTING TO EXCEL IN THEIR BUSINESS!

Photo of the Ocean Blue Expat Duffle Bag.

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Where is the contribution going?

The contributions raised will help to:

  • Create an actual full-bodied team
  • Set up a seamless 24/7 customer service 
  • Get a fulfillment center to ship products
  • Fulfill MOQ (minimum order quantities)
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Create sustainable bags and products
  • Launch full website 
  • Finish the patent process 

When will I receive my bag/passport travel set?

All items will be shipped at the end of April due to manufacturing.

What is the founders connection to the travel industry?

In my earlier field as a sports broadcaster, I traveled nationally every weekend from the end of August through March Madness. In 2015, I moved abroad to Cairo, Egypt (where I met my husband). One year later we were married and birthed our son in Szczecin, Poland. Since birthing my son in 2017, we have lived in 2 cities in China, The Czech Republic, and Mexico with countless travels in between. I have also written for multiple airline magazines, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and many other travel publications. In addition to all of this, I wrote an ebook titled "Pack Your Sh*t" for people who have an interest in moving abroad and a children's book titled "Follow the Takeoff Toddler" with a character made in the likeness of my son who travels the world making friends and learning geography, languages, history, and global cultural norms.

 

 

 

Sara Sumner
04/13/2021
Takeoff Tier 1
$150
Kaylee
04/10/2021
Takeoff Tier 1
$150
Asia B.
04/06/2021
Takeoff Tier 1
$150
Tiffany James
04/04/2021
Monetary Contribution
$250
Baiyina Khalil
04/02/2021
Business Travel Bundle Plus
$500
Ibadah Burhani
03/28/2021
Takeoff Tier 1
$150
BILQIS Abdul-Qaadir
03/28/2021
Takeoff Tier 1
$150
Barbara Furlow-Smiles
03/25/2021
Business Travel Bundle Plus
$500
The Conversational Freak
03/24/2021
Takeoff Tier 1
$150
Sheila Kay
03/23/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Monetary Contribution

Let's Takeoff!

14 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Takeoff Tribe Vibes

As a "thank you", I will shout you out via Instagram Live to my 15.3k followers! 

19 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
Takeoff Tips

With this contribution you'll receive a pdf copy of my ebook, "Pack Your Shit: The Ultimate Guide to Moving & Adjusting to Life Abroad".

Chapters Include:

  • Finances
  • Finding Work
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Schools

& more!!!

7 Supporters
Select this reward
55.00 USD
Takeoff Time

We want to represent all of your travel needs! The reward for this is extremely special because outside of the bags, we are creating more travel products and this is the first time anyone is seeing this reward.

At this tier, you will get a Takeoff Collection passport case and luggage tag set (shipping included).

10 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Takeoff Tier 1

Board this reward with 1 Expat Bag and an Instagram shout out!

15 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Takeoff Travel Bundle

With this reward you'll received 1 Expat Bag and the passport case with luggage tag set. (Shipping included)

5 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Business Travel Bundle Plus

Receive 2 Expat bags (1 Cocoa, 1 Ocean Blue)

+ 2 Passport Case/Luggage Tag sets

+ The "Pack Your Sh*t" ebook.

+ Social media promo (LinkedIn & Instagram)

Full Instagram story promotion for your budding startup!

5 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Let's Takeoff!

14 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Takeoff Tribe Vibes

As a "thank you", I will shout you out via Instagram Live to my 15.3k followers! 

19 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
Takeoff Tips

With this contribution you'll receive a pdf copy of my ebook, "Pack Your Shit: The Ultimate Guide to Moving & Adjusting to Life Abroad".

Chapters Include:

  • Finances
  • Finding Work
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Schools

& more!!!

7 Supporters
Select this reward
55.00 USD
Takeoff Time

We want to represent all of your travel needs! The reward for this is extremely special because outside of the bags, we are creating more travel products and this is the first time anyone is seeing this reward.

At this tier, you will get a Takeoff Collection passport case and luggage tag set (shipping included).

10 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Takeoff Tier 1

Board this reward with 1 Expat Bag and an Instagram shout out!

15 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Takeoff Travel Bundle

With this reward you'll received 1 Expat Bag and the passport case with luggage tag set. (Shipping included)

5 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Business Travel Bundle Plus

Receive 2 Expat bags (1 Cocoa, 1 Ocean Blue)

+ 2 Passport Case/Luggage Tag sets

+ The "Pack Your Sh*t" ebook.

+ Social media promo (LinkedIn & Instagram)

Full Instagram story promotion for your budding startup!

5 Supporters
Select this reward