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I create textiles inspired by the geology of Scotland, based on my own photography. I am looking to raise money to exhibit my work.
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Hey! My name is April and I launched my brand, Textiles by April in early 2017. I wanted to marry together images I had taken of crystals and minerals from around Scotland with my fashion and textile design skills to create truly unique pieces to inspire and excite its consumer. My brand is completely vegan, uses minimal waste methods and is fully designed in Scotland. At the moment I run a very small scale shop which trades on Etsy and through 3 local retailers in Scotland. As I work full time I have never been able to financially or time-wise expand my brand to showcase on a large scale - until now. 

I have been scouted out by a number of exhibitions and stockists who want to show my work on a scale unlike any other. This is the next step my brand needs to get to the audience and exposure it deserves. Your pledge will help me to buy the materials I need to create enough stock to attend these events as well as invest in technology and visual merchandising props to make them a success. 

In return for your pledge you will receive one of a number of completely exclusive pieces to this Kickstarter from my much anticipated activewear line. Gym tops, leggings and swimsuits which are ethically manufactured in the UK and completely designed by myself are just a few of the exciting pieces you could own with your pledge. As I am raising money to fund the full production of this line to showcase later in the year, I only have pictures of a few of the textile designs on these products however each item will have at least 2 designs for you to choose from and I will contact you at the end of my kickstarter to arrange this.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my story!

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk I run is my own time management skills failing me for the first time in my life! I am an incredibly hard worker and am particularly strict about deadlines. For this reason I have given myself a month after the kickstarter ends to manufacture any pledge rewards so I don't let anyone down. I currently have all the textiles designed for the rewards so as soon as the project is funded the manufacture process will begin, I have no final reviews or product testing to carry out.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Printed Mirror

    You will receive a printed hand mirror featuring a print inspired by Scottish geology

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    Art Print

    You will receive a mounted limited run print of one of my bestselling designs from my collection of textiles inspired by Scottish geology

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    Pledge £35 or more About $47

    Relaxed Fit Womens T-Shirt

    A gym top in sustainable cotton featuring a panel of one of my geologically inspired textiles. Choose from heather grey, black or green or ask for a surprise! Sizes Small (6-10) Medium (12-14) or Large (16-20) are available but please note these are a roomy relaxed fit.

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    Pledge £55 or more About $73

    Womens Sport Legging

    A pair of leggings exclusively available through this Kickstarter. Made in durable stretch lycra and featuring a print inspired by Scottish geology. The print is available in either an electric blue or natural brown colourway on a black background. These can be made in any size from UK2 to UK32.

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    Pledge £55 or more About $73

    Women's Swimsuit

    A swimsuit made in soft sheen lycra exclusively available through this Kickstarter. Featuring one of my prints inspired by Scottish geology. They are available in a choice of three striking prints. This can be made in any size from a UK2 to a UK32.

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    Pledge £85 or more About $113

    Bundle #1

    Your choice of a relaxed fit women's t-shirt with either a pair of leggings or a swimsuit in your choice of designs (see above pledge listings for details)

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    Pledge £140 or more About $186

    Bundle #2

    You will receive a relaxed fit t-shirt, a pair of leggings and a swimsuit in your choice of designs. (see above pledge listings for details)

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