Everpurse was invented by Liz Salcedo as a practical way to keep her phone charged during her busy days as a social worker. Her personal invention would eventually turn into a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign and ultimately position Everpurse as a thought leader in the new fashion tech industry. Here's our story:
Liz created her first Everpurse using spare iPhone cables and moldable plastic for the dock. She cut open the lining of one of her purses, and sewed the technology inside. Back then, it wasn't yet called an "Everpurse" — she just referred to it as "my phone-charging bag."
As friends and family offered to pay Liz to retrofit their own bags with phone-charging technology, she decided to turn Everpurse into a commercial product. She incorporated as Everpurse, Inc., and began planning a product launch on Kickstarter.
The Kickstarter campaign for the Everpurse clutch hit its goal of $100,000 in just 6 days. International media covered the launch, including Good Morning America, The Huffington Post, and TechCrunch. The campaign eventually reached $238,000 when funding closed.
The 2013 collection was designed in collaboration with Chicago-area fashion houses Laudi Vidni and 1154 Lill Studio. Each style came in one size: a clutch large enough to hold all the essentials, but small enough to fit inside of a briefcase or shoulder bag.