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Kent FabricsBy Kent Fabrics
First created
Kent FabricsBy Kent Fabrics
First created
$463
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
7
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 4 2018 5:46 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hi, My name is Symone Baskerville, I'm the founder of Kent Fabrics and a junior fashion design major at Kent State University! 

Throughout my time in the fashion school, I have been dissatisfied with the lack of quality fabrics near campus.

Whenever I need fabrics to complete my projects for class, I either have to go to Joann Fabrics & Crafts, which is very far from campus (20 min car ride) and doesn't offer the quality or variety of fabrics I'm looking for or deal with the inconvenient process of online fabric shopping.

So I've decided that I would like to start a fabric store in Kent ! This store would be called Kent Fabrics and would solve these problems for fashion students by providing quality apparel fabrics and notions in downtown Kent making it a convenient walking distance from Rockwell Hall (the fashion building).

The funds raised from this Kickstarter project will go toward opening a retail location in downtown Kent! A location has already been found and is currently in lease negotiation but we need your help with the down payment, legal fees, store sign, cutting table, paint, etc. The location is only a 5-minute walk from Rockwell hall right in downtown Kent! 

 The store is planned to open in late August just before the start of fall 2018 semester! All funds raised will go directly toward securing the space and getting it ready to open.

Having this project funded would mean giving the fashion students of KSU and the Kent community access to high-quality fabrics to create the future of fashion!

On behalf of Kent State fashion majors, this funding would be a great asset to our success as students and our future careers as fashion professionals!

Our website: www.KentFabrics.com

GoFundMe Page: www.gofundme.com/KentFabrics

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/KentFabrics

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/KentFabrics

Risks and challenges

With starting a retail store there are many risks. One of the biggest ones that Kent Fabrics is facing is the lack of sales. Since we have yet to launch the store we only have under $100 in sales. The way we plan on fixing this is by having the store open for one full school year as a test run, to see if the business is sustainable.

Another risk is the fact that students go home for the summer which means that the store would need to survive solely off of Kent residents for a full three months during the summer. The plan to combat this is to offer sewing classes so that the Kent community can learn fashion design/sewing skills from current fashion students. It allows fashion students around for the summer to gain experience teaching sewing skills and get a stipend. The Kent residents learn a new skill from the students in their community!

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Funding period

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