Markhor, a Pakistani shoe startup that rose to fame for its artistic handcrafted leather shoes is back with a different range of product this time.
The husband-wife duo was the first Pakistani startup to be granted admission into the prestigious Y Combinator. Now they are returning to Kickstarter offering variety of handcrafted Macbook sleeves and pads.
Markhor deems it their mission “to make tools for modern creatives while preserving the 1,800-year-old leather craftsmanship of sub-continent.”
The company offers a MacPad, a desk pad equivalent that is aimed at providing a leather service to the users making their workspace productive and elegant. They also provide a leather desk pad that can promise to provide comfortable typing experience for those who spend too much time in front of their screens.
They also provide a leather desk pad that can promise to provide comfortable typing experience for those who spend too much time in front of their screens. Also, their Macbook sleeves simply look amazing.
Many Pakistani startups can now be seen running towards Kickstarter to fund their business. It is both convenient and you get a wider pool of audience. Last year another Pakistani startup took their product Trequant watch, a first wearable device made for tremor patients to Kickstarter.
The journey of Markhor started when its founders Waqas Ali and Sidra Qasim met with local craftsmen in their hometown. They realized that many of those craftsmen were working with large Western fashion brands but never got the necessary recognition for their work.
So in 2014, they dove into entrepreneurship and started selling the stuff online. They have had many successful Kickstarter campaigns ever since and were accepted into Y Combinator.