Oberwerth Launches Kickstarter Campaign for KATE, the Ultimate All-in-One Designer Bag for Women

Oberwerth, a manufacturer of exclusive camera bags that are 100%
handmade in Germany, is today launching an international crowdfunding
campaign for a luxurious yet infinitely versatile designer bag, the KATE
model. This new addition to the Oberwerth range is also entirely
handmade in Germany.

KOBLENZ, Germany & ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oberwerth, manufacturer of exclusive, high-quality camera bags, has
launched an international Kickstarter campaign at

The aim is the successful launch of KATE, its new versatile designer
bag, which is masterfully crafted and sustainably and responsibly
produced. The KATE is a continuation of Oberwerth’s design philosophy.
It’s not just a bag, it’s an idea; a statement of timeless elegance and
high functionality. Outstanding quality, stunning craftsmanship and
sustainable, responsible production are the core values behind the
design. The finest materials, intelligent design and first-class
craftsmanship are combined to create a premium product that Kickstarter
can help to introduce directly to people who appreciate high quality and
workmanship, without the need for any intermediary stages.

With a funding target of 25,000 US dollars, supporters can make
contributions of between $49 and $479, and early supporters will be
rewarded with the chance to buy the KATE in leather for only $299. This
and the other campaign prices will be around 40 per cent below the
future RRP.

“The KATE model is our first project that doesn’t explicitly focus on
photographers. We’re aiming to use Kickstarter to introduce it to a
community that values high functionality and the ultimate in style. With
Kickstarter’s help, we are hoping to create a bag for this demographic
that would be much more expensive following the usual rules of the
fashion industry.

The timelessly elegant, extremely light KATE bag can be used a handbag,
messenger bag, laptop and/or camera bag, for work or leisure as easily
as for shopping or camera equipment. A special camera insert can also be
added, which holds a camera and two lenses. Featuring adjustable
partitions, it can be tailored to your equipment and its sturdy Velcro
fastening keeps everything in place.

A bag for all occasions

The KATE bag is made from premium leather or as a light version from
sturdy CORDURA®, an extremely light yet durable material. All of the
fastenings are also made in Germany and meet rigorous quality standards.
The KATE is available in ten different color and material combinations
and a choice of gold or silver details.

Also available are a matching key wallet and clutch, which can be
attached to the main bag. These “mini KATE” items have space for your
keys, makeup and other small items so that they’re always on hand when
you need them. Two straps of different lengths make the KATE bag hugely
versatile, allowing you to wear it both on the arm, over the shoulder or
across the body. Photographers around the world already rely on
Oberwerth, and the company’s designs have won distinguished awards,
including the POP Award in 2014 and the Red Dot Award in 2015.

About Oberwerth – 100% handmade in Germany

Exclusive camera bags and accessories of exceptional quality,
masterfully crafted and sustainably handmade. These were the focus and
goal, which inspired Regina Immes to found the Oberwerth brand in
Koblenz in 2013. Oberwerth embodies her commitment to superior design
and the finest craftsmanship of products that are 100% handmade in
Germany. In 2014, Oberwerth’s Munich bag won the renowned POP Award and,
in 2015, the Freiburg won the prestigious Red Dot Award for outstanding
design quality. The main market for Oberwerth’s camera bags is the
premium specialist photography industry, and they are available all over
the world. In October 2015, Oberwerth USA Inc. was founded as a
subsidiary to distribute Oberwerth bags in the United States. Oberwerth
Inc. is based in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.oberwerth.com



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