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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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