Neat-os Crowdfunding Campaign

November 27, 2013

Jenny Sez


As you can imagine, I get a lot of inquiries every week from companies, large and small, who want a bit of attention here on CTD. A few weeks ago I got just such an appeal from Rachel at Neat-os, a small start-up company based in California. She is launching a reusable bag line that is produced here in America. And since, sll of us crafters need storage: for pencils, glue sticks, etc, I decided to share it with you today.

First, here are the samples she sent me:

Neat-os CrowdFunding!

These bags are beautifully constructed with an oilcloth that wipes up easily. I really love the clear window, too, so you can see just what’s inside!  The concept of being able to decorate yourself if pretty cool, too.

Neat-os CrowdFunding!

I told my daughter she could have the two smaller bags. She packs her own lunch (yay) and recognizes that we waste use a LOT of plastic baggies for snacks and sandwiches. She chose to decorate those two to use in her lunch every day!

Neat-os CrowdFunding!

The larger bag is super-roomy and I’m going to use it for my Smashbooking supplies when I travel- it will hold my extra papers, a stamp set in a jewel case, scissors, stapler, washi tape and a few pens and stamp pads.

Anyway, I’m sharing this TODAY because Neat-os is in the middle of a Crowdfunding campaign. They are trying to gather their funds so that they can produce these bags on a wide scale- but keep the PRODUCTION IN THE USA!

This is HUGE- it’s easy to get things made cheaply in China, Mexico, and Taiwan- but Rachel’s mission is to keep our local economy going.

Take a look at her video:

PS- time is of the essence- there is only 1 week left in their campaign, and they are only half-way to goal.

If you are interested in getting some of these bags and helping a mom launch her eco-friendly business (win/win/win) click on over and pick some up. They would make great holiday gifts, right?
Disclosure: I was sent a set of Neat-os so that I could assess the quality of the product. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for this post.

About Jenny Barnett Rohrs

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3 Responses to “Neat-os Crowdfunding Campaign”

  1. Kathryn Says:

    This is one of the best new products I have seen in some time. I can totally see all of my crafty friends purchasing these and decorating them as gifts or for personal use. Now if she would only produce one in a 12×12 size I would never need another bag for my crafting supplies!

  2. Rachel Ostroy Says:

    Thank you so much for the post Jenny! I LOVE your daughter’s drawings! And I’d love to see a photo of your crafting supplies in yours.

    Kathryn, thank you for your compliment! Is that the ideal size 12″x12″? We have just created a bag for produce which is 10.5 x 13.5, but I’m guessing it’s too narrow for you.

    Please take a look at our campaign, we love meeting new people and communities for neat-os!
    All the best, Rachel

  3. Jenny Says:

    Rachel- thanks for your comment. Many of us crafters have 12X12 paper that we’d like to store and “kit” for future scrapbooking projects. So ideally, a 12.5X 12.5 size would hold our paper and goodies, ready-to-go. A top zipper would be ideal for that size.

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