The World’s First Duffle Suitcase Raises Over $155,000 - More than Doubling its Kickstarter Goal, Early in the Campaign

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Classic and Versatile Leather Luggage, Made by Wool & Oak, Wows Backers by Offering 19 Options to Enable Travelers to Customize their Duffle Suitcase in their Own Personal Style. The Campaign Has Taken-off in Popularity Raising Over $155k with Over 500 Backers Pre-ordering the Duffle Suitcase.

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My main goal was to design a bag as classic and handsome as a traditional duffle on the outside and as smart and functional of a suitcase in the inside

The Duffle Suitcase by Wool & Oak, the most organized way to travel, has more than doubled its initial goal of $75,000 on Kickstarter early in the campaign.

The Duffle Suitcase has raised more than $155,000 in pre-orders on Kickstarter from over 500 backers since launching on January 11, 2016.

“We’re grateful and very excited about the overwhelming support we have received from backers around the world,” says creator Johnathan Webster. “The popularity of our campaign serves as a validation for us and shows that we’re solving a problem and providing a product that travelers want and need.”

The Duffle Suitcase is the perfect mix of luxury and functionality with its 19 features and stylish premium full grain leather design. Wool & Oak designed the Duffle Suitcase to meet the needs of the evolving traveler, and the traveler who is forced to comport and compact more today than ever before.

“We set out to design a bag that would allow a traveler to quickly grab what they need without having to rifle through the black hole that most travel bags have a tendency to turn into,” added Webster. “My main goal was to design a bag as classic and handsome as a traditional duffle on the outside and as smart and functional of a suitcase in the inside.”

The Duffle Suitcase offers the ultimate in packing flexibility; designed to meet the needs of business and
leisure travelers.

Features include:

  • Two Removable Walls
  • Three Organized Compartments
  • Two Built In Shoe Bags
  • An Attachable Toiletry Kit
  • A Snapping Key Chain Feature
  • Straps to hold your umbrella & newspaper

Additionally, the duffle offers 13 utility pockets including areas specifically for:

  • Laptop
  • Ties    
  • Books
  • Tablets
  • Valuables and more

The campaign continues until February 25, 2016. For more information and to order the Duffle Suitcase by Wool & Oak, visit their Kickstarter campaign page.

About Wool & Oak

Wool & Oak is a new brand specializing in leather goods. The brand’s design philosophy is about the marriage of classic design aesthetic with functionality needed in today’s modern world. With minimal branding, Wool & Oak aims to give the customer a sense of ownership of the brand, thus empowering them to mold each piece to their own personal style.    

Founded in 2015 by Johnathan Webster, in his studio apartment in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Wool & Oak separates itself from other brands by offering extremely well made products at a price point that represents aspiration- a step above fast fashion quality and a step below luxury price. Wool & Oak is also unique because the founder, Johnathan Webster, was formally trained in fashion design in Rome, Italy. This brand was founded by an actual designer. Kickstarter is our first introduction into the market.

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