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Alejandro RamírezBy Alejandro Ramírez
First created
Alejandro RamírezBy Alejandro Ramírez
First created
$1,860
pledged of $7,500pledged of $7,500 goal
28
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 26 2017 9:35 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

Alejandro Ramirez, Founder, Fiesta Ziesta
Alejandro Ramirez, Founder, Fiesta Ziesta

Fiesta Ziesta is a two year old company that manufactures and sells handmade beach blankets and hoodies made in México. Each of these carefully crafted products is produced by a partner artisan that specializes in making that particular item. They're also made from sustainable sourced materials. We've turned to Kickstarter to acquire the support and funds necessary to grow our team, hire employees, partner with more skilled artisans, and grow our production capacity. Accomplishing these goals will bring us further to realizing our true mission of developing education and career advancement opportunities for the artisans that handcraft our goods. 

We chose Kickstarter because we believe in it's community, and their ability recognize a worthy cause. To date, we've invested most of our capital in inventory, marketing, community events, advertising, and sourcing of sustainable materials. The next step is to increase production and sales in order to acquire the resources we'll need to create a meaningful platform for artisan education and advancement. We need your help to make this project successful. The funding raised through this campaign will help to grow our online sales, increase production capacity, and expand our sales internationally with a first stage focus on Canada, Europe and Australia. We'll also use the funds to grow our product line to include seasonal offerings as well as a kids collection.

Fiesta Ziesta's Partner Artisans
Fiesta Ziesta's Partner Artisans

10% of our net profits will be used to create education and advancement programs that we feel our partner artisans deserve. Many of them are third and fourth generation craftsmen with no other skills. We want to provide them with an education that they can leverage to modernize their operations and create more 21st century jobs. The funds collected will be donated and converted into scholarships for the Jesuit University of Guadalajara's Technical and Higher Education Institute so that our partner artisans can attend school and improve their skills.

What Makes Our Products Special
Products with a Purpose
Products with a Purpose

Fiesta Ziesta was founded on the principles of fair trade, unique product design and innovation. All of our products are Fair Trade, and are made with all-natural and organic materials. They use only traditional loom and woven techniques.

Our Beach Blankets are handmade with love by local artisans. They incorporate a unique feature which allows you to roll the blanket up and easily transport it with a built in shoulder strap.

Our Hoodies are made of recycled fabrics (cotton, spandex and polyester) that provide a soft, light material that's both comfortable and breathable. They're also lined with fleece for added warmth in cold weather.

Our bracelets? Well we decided they should also be hammocks! Your wrist should always feel like its laying out in the warm summer sun with no obligations, at least that's what we believe.

Your pledges will help us advance our relationship with the artisans that we partner with, providing them with the essentials required to carry on productive lives, work in comfortable conditions, and create additional employment opportunities for others. Taking care of our artisans allows us to continue supplying the highest quality products available. Your support and commitment translates directly to the development of quality and comfortable products that come from honest, sustainable sources.

Now here's the fun stuff!

Campaign Rewards:

Reward 1: Thanks for supporting us! $ 1.00

Hey you! You're Cool! Thanks!
Hey you! You're Cool! Thanks!

Reward 2: Mini Hammock Bracelet $ 5.00

Mini hammock bracelets
Mini hammock bracelets
 
Mini hammock bracelets
Mini hammock bracelets

 Reward 3: Sticker pack $ 10.00

Fiesta Ziesta "Handro" logo stickers
Fiesta Ziesta "Handro" logo stickers

 

               
Reward 4: Trucker Cap $ 28.00
Fiesta Ziesta "Handro" Logo Trucker Cap
Fiesta Ziesta "Handro" Logo Trucker Cap

 

Reward 5:  Eco Friendly Recycled Fiber Poncho $ 35.00

Ponchos Hoodies
Ponchos Hoodies
Ponchos Hoodies
Ponchos Hoodies

 

         
Reward 6: Beach blanket $47.00
Beach blanket
Beach blanket

 

Beach blanket
Beach blanket

 

Beach blankets
Beach blankets

 

 Reward 7: Product Combo Pack (Beach blanket + Poncho) $ 70.00

Beach blanket + Poncho
Beach blanket + Poncho

 

 Other Ways You Can Help

 

 

Risks and challenges

One of the hardest parts of running this business has been finding traditionally skilled and quality artisans that are also understanding when it comes to modern business practices. For this reason we want to create opportunities for them to develop contemporary business skills.

Slight variations may exist from product to product, but quality is always guaranteed in all of our products. Find comfort in knowing that each individual item was made for you.

Since our products are handmade, production lead times can sometimes extend from 3 to 5 months for larger orders. We offer customer support via email, phone, and social media for any fulfillment inquiries.

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    We Appreciate You!

    Thank you for your support. You’ll get updates on our progress + the joy of knowing you helped Fiesta Ziesta! You will get a digital email thanking you for our support.

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    Mini Hammock Bracelet

    Sometimes your wrist needs to relax too. Enjoy the comfort of a handmade miniature hammock bracelet knitted by one of our skilled artisan partners.

    Come in assorted colors

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    Sticker Pack

    Show off your support with two colorful, and stylish Fiesta Ziesta stickers perfect for your surfboard, water bottle, or laptop.

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    Trucker Cap

    Old school design with new school flavor. A unique trucker cap that sports "Handro" the fish, our Fiesta Ziesta mascot.

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    Eco Friendly Recycled Fiber Poncho

    Great for any season. Our ponchos are made from recycled fibers (50% acrylic, 40% polyester, 10% cotton). They're soft and warm, but breathable as well. Also lined with fleece for added warmth in cold weather.

    Available in the following sizes:

    S
    M
    L
    XL
    XXL

    Available in the following styles:

    *Caribbean (Turquoise)
    *Cactus (White/Green)
    *Pascuales (White/Black)
    *Moreno (Brown/Wht/Blk)
    *Nopal (Bright Green/Blk/Wht)

    *Please specify desired size and style

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    Beach Blanket

    Let the fiesta begin! Our flag ship product, and the most versatile beach blanket you'll ever own. Fits two people, has its own pocket for cell phones, keys, or wallets, and rolls up with a shoulder strap for easy transport. It's also eco-friendly, being constructed from recycled fibers.

    Beach Blanket size is 61 x 80 inches.

    Available in the following styles:

    *La Paz (Blue/Wht/Blk)
    *Puerto Escondido (Salmon/Blu/Wht))
    *El Chingon (Blu/Grn/Red/Wht)
    *Pico de Gallo (Blue)

    *Please specify the desired style.

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    2- Product Combo Pack

    You want all the things? You got 'em! Receive one of our recycled fiber ponchos, and beach blankets. It's the ultimate beach lifestyle
    package.

    Ponchos are available in the following sizes and styles:
    S
    M
    L
    XL
    XXL

    *Caribbean (Turquoise)
    *Cactus (White/Green)
    *Pascuales (White/Black)
    *Moreno (Brown/Wht/Blk)
    *Nopal (Bright Green/Blk/Wht)

    Beach blankets are available in the following styles:

    *La Paz (Blue/Wht/Blk)
    *Puerto Escondido (Salmon/Blu/Wht))
    *El Chingon (Blu/Grn/Red/Wht)
    *Pico de Gallo (Blue)

    *Please specify desired poncho size and style and the desired beach blanket style

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Funding period

- (45 days)