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Makeda Mikael Work Bag

The money raised on IFundWomen will be used to fund the first production round of the Signature MM work bag and clutches.

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Campaign Ends on August 23, 2020

Project Description

 

 

 

Here's why this product is so important: Working women today hustle like never before. We move from home, gym, train, office, client meetings, happy hour and back. We're missing that one workbag that can do it all to support the hustle. The current workbags on the market do not meet the demands of modern working women.

 

 

 

We are looking for that one handbag that can do it all and compliments our style. The most notable feature of the bag is the bottom compartment that can hold shoes, gym clothes, a lunch or anything else you want to keep separate from other items in your bag. It's sealed off and accessible through its own dedicated openings. 

There is also a padded pocket large enough to protect electronics like laptops and iPads in addition to a non-padded pocket to keep any important documents crease-free. 

Lastly, a magnetic clip inside the signature bag allows a signature clutch to clip in place, creating easy access to your lunch, toiletries, or anything else you want to keep close by. 

 

My target customers are working women between the ages of 21-65. These women commute on the train, they pack their lunches, and they go to the gym before or during work. They may even meet their girlfriends for dinner after work. They appreciate simple, classic, and chic fashion. Most of all, these women are pursuing multiple passions at a time. 

This bag and future bags of this line are specifically designed for high achieving women. They are setting big goals for themselves, whether it pertains to their personal development, fitness, or career. They appreciate functionality and are not willing to sacrifice it for professionalism or luxury.
 

 


Hi, I'm Makeda, and I'm the founder of Makeda Mikael. The inspiration for this product line came from my own personal experience. During my time as a Clinical Dietitian, I was tired of being mistaken for the intern when I showed up for work but I was carrying a backpack, a lunch bag, and a handbag. As a Dietitian starting my own private practice, I lost the trust of my future clients when I arrived at a coffee shop for our one-on-one sessions lugging all my bags with me. Now, as a nutrition professor, my students' first impression of me sets the tone for the rest of our semester. As an entrepreneur, my handbag IS my office, and must fit all my daily work essentials. These products were made for women like me, by me. If it does not work for me, then it's not good enough.

 

I am raising money on IFundWomen to finance the first production run of the signature products. We have some really cool, fun rewards for you to take part in on your campaign page, not just for women, but for men as well, so be sure to check those out.
 

 

Thank you so much for your support in helping bring these products to market and ultimately helping women achieve their goals.

 

 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When can I expect my products to arrive?
    • Once the campaign has ended, production will begin about 2-4 weeks later. Production is expected to take 2-4 weeks. Once all products have been shipped, we will carefully inspect, package, and ship each product. We sincerely appreciate all your patience during this time. We hope to have all products delivered by December 2020 (just in time for the holidays). 
    • Delivery of all other rewards will vary based on the item. Please allow 4-6 weeks after the campaign has ended. 
  • What size shoe can fit in the bottom compartment?
    • The bottom compartment of the Signature MM workbag can hold up to a female size 11 shoe.
  • What is the difference between the two clutches?
    • The two clutches are identical except for the outer material. The makeup clutch is made of leather with a nylon lining. The lunch clutch is made of nylon on the outside with a wipeable nylon on the inside. There is a pocket on the inside of the lunch clutch that can hold an ice pack. 
  • Can I put both clutches in the refrigerator?
    • We do not recommend putting the makeup clutch in the refrigerator as it may damage the leather exterior. 
  • What material are the signature products made out of?
    • The signature MM workbag and the signature makeup clutch both have a leather exterior and nylon interior. The signature lunch clutch has a nylon exterior and interior. 
  • What will happen if you do not reach your funding goal?
    • If the funding goal is not reached, we will still be able to fulfill the orders placed during the crowdfund campaign; however, the immediate future of this company will be determined by how successful the campaign is. 
  • What if I cannot financially afford to contribute?
    • While monetary contributions are preferred at this time, you can still help out the campaign by spreading awareness! Share this company with any friends and family members who might be interested in donating or purchasing a reward!
  • What if I would like to contribute more money but am interested in a particular reward?
    • There is an option to donate an open value amount (see homepage). You can always purchase a specific reward and then add on any additional amount through the open value reward. 

 

 

Markos Taddesse
08/07/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Amy
08/07/2020
Mini Photography Session
$110
syndee holt
08/06/2020
Trucker Hat
$50
08/05/2020
Signature MM Workbag
$398
Tuya Rosenberry
08/05/2020
Mini Photography Session
$110
Hailey meezan
08/05/2020
Monetary Contribution
$15
Abnet Berhane
08/04/2020
Lunch Clutch + Makeup Clutch Combo
$250
08/04/2020
Nutrition Counseling + Meal Prep Guide
$75
08/04/2020
Female Inspired 2021 Calendar
$50
08/04/2020
Convertible Makeup Clutch
$150
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

54 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Nutrition Counseling + Meal Prep Guide

Get one-on-one advice from a registered dietitian! Makeda Mikael is a registered dietitian who specializes in empowering individuals to make small, sustainable changes to their diet to live a more healthy life. 

 

If you're interested in making sustainable changes and ditching the diet for good, then this is the reward for you. This session is 30 minutes of personalized advice, tailored specifically to you. 

 

In order to ensure you get the most out of your time, we will be reaching out to you ahead of time to gather more information. 

18 Left
2 Supporters
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98.00 USD
Calendar + Porter Glass Combo

For a limited time only, grab the inspirational females quotes 2021 calendar and the travel porter glass for a great deal!

19 Left
1 Supporter
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25.00 USD
Leather card case

Leather card case to hold all your valuable cards. 

10 Supporters
None available
50.00 USD
Female Inspired 2021 Calendar

Calendar created by Genevieve Douglass Designs depicting powerful women with inspiring quotes

Monthly Calendar 2021

 

10 Left
20 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Trucker Hat

Show your support for female-owned, minority-owned businesses with this reward (while protecting that face from UV rays). This is our two toned Trucker Hat with our navy blue logo on the front. 

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18 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Baked Goods Basket

An assortment of treats made fresh and delivered to your doorstep. 

 

This reward is only available to those local to the Okinawa area. 

6 Left
4 Supporters
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75.00 USD
Porter Glass

For the classy individual on-the-go.

This reward is a travel Porter Glass with our black logo on the front. 

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11 Supporters
Select this reward
98.00 USD
Convertible Lunch Clutch

Signature Lunch clutch with a convertible strap to be worn as a crossbody

20 Supporters
None available
100.00 USD
Luna Date

Play date with Luna (my dog) Get yourself some puppy kisses from Luna!

*This reward will be supervised by one of Luna's parents or guardians. 

This reward is exclusively available to those local to the Okinawa island. 

 

10 Supporters
None available
150.00 USD
Convertible Makeup Clutch

Signature Makeup Clutch with a convertible strap to be worn as a crossbody

14 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Lunch Clutch + Makeup Clutch Combo

Signature Lunch clutch with a convertible strap to be worn as a crossbody + Signature Makeup Clutch with a convertible strap to be worn as a crossbody

5 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
398.00 USD
Signature MM Workbag

Signature MM Workbag

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22 Supporters
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575.00 USD
Ultimate Hustle Combo

The ultimate combination of products needed to carry the hustle. This reward includes the Signature Purse with the Lunch Clutch and makeup clutch.

 

2 Left
10 Supporters
Select this reward
750.00 USD
The Goal Status Hustler's Combo

Warning: This reward may cause crushing of goals.

The Goal Status Hustler's Combo is the highest reward level possible. It includes all the rewards so far. 

♥ Leather card case (sold out)
♥ Trucker Hat
♥ Porter Travel Glass
♥ Female inspired calendar
♥ Signature purse
♥ Lunch clutch
♥ Leather clutch
♥ Personal phone call saying thank you

**Excludes local rewards

1 Left
9 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

54 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Nutrition Counseling + Meal Prep Guide

Get one-on-one advice from a registered dietitian! Makeda Mikael is a registered dietitian who specializes in empowering individuals to make small, sustainable changes to their diet to live a more healthy life. 

 

If you're interested in making sustainable changes and ditching the diet for good, then this is the reward for you. This session is 30 minutes of personalized advice, tailored specifically to you. 

 

In order to ensure you get the most out of your time, we will be reaching out to you ahead of time to gather more information. 

18 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
98.00 USD
Calendar + Porter Glass Combo

For a limited time only, grab the inspirational females quotes 2021 calendar and the travel porter glass for a great deal!

19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Leather card case

Leather card case to hold all your valuable cards. 

10 Supporters
None available
50.00 USD
Female Inspired 2021 Calendar

Calendar created by Genevieve Douglass Designs depicting powerful women with inspiring quotes

Monthly Calendar 2021

 

10 Left
20 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Trucker Hat

Show your support for female-owned, minority-owned businesses with this reward (while protecting that face from UV rays). This is our two toned Trucker Hat with our navy blue logo on the front. 

7 Left
18 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Baked Goods Basket

An assortment of treats made fresh and delivered to your doorstep. 

 

This reward is only available to those local to the Okinawa area. 

6 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Porter Glass

For the classy individual on-the-go.

This reward is a travel Porter Glass with our black logo on the front. 

14 Left
11 Supporters
Select this reward
98.00 USD
Convertible Lunch Clutch

Signature Lunch clutch with a convertible strap to be worn as a crossbody

20 Supporters
None available
100.00 USD
Luna Date

Play date with Luna (my dog) Get yourself some puppy kisses from Luna!

*This reward will be supervised by one of Luna's parents or guardians. 

This reward is exclusively available to those local to the Okinawa island. 

 

10 Supporters
None available
150.00 USD
Convertible Makeup Clutch

Signature Makeup Clutch with a convertible strap to be worn as a crossbody

14 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Lunch Clutch + Makeup Clutch Combo

Signature Lunch clutch with a convertible strap to be worn as a crossbody + Signature Makeup Clutch with a convertible strap to be worn as a crossbody

5 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
398.00 USD
Signature MM Workbag

Signature MM Workbag

5 Left
22 Supporters
Select this reward
575.00 USD
Ultimate Hustle Combo

The ultimate combination of products needed to carry the hustle. This reward includes the Signature Purse with the Lunch Clutch and makeup clutch.

 

2 Left
10 Supporters
Select this reward
750.00 USD
The Goal Status Hustler's Combo

Warning: This reward may cause crushing of goals.

The Goal Status Hustler's Combo is the highest reward level possible. It includes all the rewards so far. 

♥ Leather card case (sold out)
♥ Trucker Hat
♥ Porter Travel Glass
♥ Female inspired calendar
♥ Signature purse
♥ Lunch clutch
♥ Leather clutch
♥ Personal phone call saying thank you

**Excludes local rewards

1 Left
9 Supporters
Select this reward