Eco-friendly handmade apparel with an extra touch of chic modernity for environmental shoppers that love quality and high-fashion!
- I strongly believe that fashion can be a powerful medium for people to take a step in being a part of our Earth's environmental health. As part of Generation Y for new opportunities and independence, I am creating my own DIY project with Veltimera, to connect with others through fashion and art.
Through this brand, people will be able to step forward in an Eco-friendly direction. Veltimera is one of the many environmentally-conscious that will make a difference.
Check out Veltimera.com !
For this first line, there are 10 looks in three sizes each. I want to start small so that I can connect with customers at a more individualized level, and provide them exclusive fashion. Designs are eclectic with asymmetrical cuts, contrasting colors and textures, modern edginess, and statement pieces. The inspiration for this line came from abstract artwork, modern architecture, and the inside of Baroque cathedrals.
Materials consist of wild peace silks, 100% organic cottons, recycled polyester and other fabrics, and bamboo.
- Buy materials sourced throughout various top-quality green websites around the world
- Start making the designs with my friends (samples are already in the works)
- Pay for the gifts/rewards and get them made ASAP to send them out to all the wonderful supporters on time
- Fund the shoots and show in March (including DJ, food, studio, models, and more gifts!)
Every reward provided has been extremely well thought out so that everyone that pledges will love what they receive. There is no amount too small, because every single pledge means so much for this Kickstarter, and each person can receive a gift for their budget.
Also, for every $1,000 raised, I will upload photos of each reward in detail, starting with the Thank-you Card. The video skims through them, but with the photos you will know what they actually look like. I know everyone will love their gifts, and I can't wait to send them!! So pledge, pledge, pledge! ^_^
Aamira Saunderlin and Azja Marie- creative and highly-skilled fashion students joining me to sew the garments
Michael Obando- photographer providing me with all the legit photos he works endless hours on with strong dedication
Cindy Tran, Emmy Jewell, and Raquel Victoria Fresquez- makeup artists and hairstylists I've had the privilege of becoming friends with, and are passionate about what they do
Amanda Breanne, DeMarie Lyon, Genessis Infante, Lanika Thomas, Latechia Drake, Marissa Alexis, Megan Chaney, Nayeli Morales, Nikol Peeva, and Nori Iserhien
We will not be able to make this project and brand a reality without your help!
- Support my Kickstarter Campaign! Fund a pledge!
- Spread the word through Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, even e-mails to friends and family or by word-of-mouth!
- TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
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Makeup Artists/Hair Stylists- https://www.facebook.com/ciiindytraaan
Song info: "Plasma" by Redmann- http://soundcloud.com/toucanmusic/plasma-redmanns-chillout-mix
I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT STOP SAYING IT, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT IS FUNDING THIS PROJECT!! :)
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Since I'm not mass producing or making a high quantity of items, I won't be having to worry about production mistakes or even having to find a manufacturer. For now, I'm making the samples at home by myself; but once I receive the money from Kickstarter we'll be able to work in a studio in downtown LA.
The only obstacle I could think of for now is that all of figure out times to work on the garments, which is why everything is going to have to be very well organized and talked through to keep things clear. Communication is key to keep everything running smoothly.
December 22nd. Even though when you pledge, it asks for you to sign up with Amazon and verify your card, you haven't put in any money. The number you type in is how much you want to give when the fundraiser is over.
Unfortunately, yes. It might be a hassle, but if you're patient, you're really being an amazing person for pledging!
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Personal Thank-You through e-mail or Facebook, and your name will be mentioned in my blog and the Veltimera website as a supporter..I am truly truly thankful and appreciate every dollar earned!Estimated delivery:
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Fun & Creative Thank-You card made with recycled materials, which I will also personally write on and sign to show my loveEstimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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14x17 Signed Recycled Poster with one of 20 creatively drawn illustrations of pieces from the line (add $10 for every additional poster if you'd like!)Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Veltimera Eco-friendly Tote bag (bring it to the show if you're attending, to represent your support and hold gifts I will give away)Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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DVD of the Debut Fashion Show in February 2013 with your name in the credits (even if you can't make it to the show, you'll get to see the excitement; and if you do go, then you'll keep a memory)Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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8.5”x 11” Recycled Handbook featuring sketches, inspiration, and personal notes about the Spring line with a page in which I will include the names of all my supportersEstimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Sustainable Color-block Tee for guy or girl, and in your size (any and all sizes!) I will also mention your name on my blog and websiteEstimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Invitation to the fashion show/launch party on March 9th and get your name announced plus 3 guests to invite(this pledge will not only give you the opportunity to attend the event, but it will fund the show-venue, models, hair & makeup, shoes & accessories-so you will be a part of the team)...I will also be giving away gifts and goodiesEstimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Gift bag with awesome accessories (stand-alone collar, metal collar clip, belt, and coin purse necklace) along with the Thank-you card, Signed Poster, and Recycled HandbookEstimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Outfit of your choice from the line in your size (example: shirt&pants or shirt&skirt or shirt&shorts)..Get to be the first to choose and receive your outfit before the line is launched online! and you will also receive the Signed Poster, Tote Bag and Recycled HandbookEstimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Personal two-hour photo shoot by my photographer, with hair, make-up, and styling done (a gift from my team & me to you); and dinner with all of us after the shoot..you will also get to take home the DVD, Signed Poster, Tote Bag and Recycled HandbookEstimated delivery:
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Dress of your choice from the line with a fitting for the dress to be custom-fit to your measurements (I will also personally give you the Signed Poster, Recycled Handbook, and Tote Bag at the day of the fitting)Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Your choice of one of the four editorial designs that will start the show! These are one-of-a-kind LIMITED edition dressesEstimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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