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$3,105
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 14 2016 1:31 AM UTC +00:00
$3,105
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
55
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 14 2016 1:31 AM UTC +00:00

About

 

The goal of our project is simply to do more of what we are doing. For over a year, we have been creating the world's most comfortable and easy to use baby carriers. 

 

 


As a mother of 2 wild and beautiful kids, I know first hand the gift of a content baby. I made my first ring sling when my second baby was 3 months old. I used it to keep my infant safe and happy while simultaneously chasing my 21 month old. This first hand experience allowed me to tweak and perfect every aspect of my carrier. Hope Carried Ring Slings have perfected the shoulder, no more riding up your neck or sliding down your arm.

 

Hope Carried Founder Brea Albulov with her 2 kids, Josephine and Holden
Hope Carried Founder Brea Albulov with her 2 kids, Josephine and Holden

 As our demand grew, I was struck with the idea to hire women to make our wraps and ring slings. I have always had a heart for helping others, as a kid I would cry watching fundraising marathons for hungry children in lands I had never heard of. I often felt powerless to impact their circumstances, that's why this project has been so fulfilling to me.  Hiring them not only dramatically increased the quality of my products but also continues to inspire and drive me to be able to do more. 

Sena, one of our beloved seamstresses, wife and mother to 3 energetic children.
Sena, one of our beloved seamstresses, wife and mother to 3 energetic children.

That's where you come in! By backing our project, you will be enabling me to provide more consistent employment to the 3 women currently sewing Hope Carried's Wraps and Ring Slings and allow us to welcome 8 more women to the Hope Carried team! We know there is a demand with over 1200 orders shipped to the United States, Europe, Asia and beyond!  Our growth has been simply through word of mouth, imagine what we could do in partnership with you!

Hope Carried Baby Wraps & Ring Slings have touched every corner of our world, I have personally packaged hope and sent it to Malaysia, Sweden, Autralia and beyond! We have over 250 Five Star reviews so we know there is a demand and ya'll love what we are doing. We have trouble keeping our products in stock and lack the capital to increase our purchasing power. Your support will allow us to purchase fabric in much larger quantities.

Love what you see and have to have it right now? Shop our selection of ready to ship baby carriers at www.hopecarried.com 

Let's Socialize, connect with us on Instagram!

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk with any crowdfunding campaign involving a physical item is manufacturing and shipping. The good news is I've done this before.There is some risk in any project, which could result in unforeseen delays, but I don't anticipate much in this case. Since we are very familiar with a heavy load of orders, we feel confident in our ability to handle it in the future.

Overall, I feel excited with the minimal risk in this project. Since we have been doing business for over a year, we are confident in our ability to transition into a realm of larger production with ease.

The biggest challenge we face is the learning curve of the new women we are hiring. There could be logistical issues of finding time to work with them as many of our seamstresses are balancing a myriad of challenges and working to overcome them. There will be simply be the time spent learning how to make the ring slings and wraps. However, I am more than confident in my ability to teach our new seamstresses to keep up our standard of high quality products, as I have done it many times successfully in the past.

Problems may come up (they always do..), but we will be completely transparent in what we're experiencing and how we're resolving it.

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    Every Dollar Counts

    We are so thankful for your support! Thank you for backing our project.

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    Hope Carried Supporter

    You are a gem & we deeply cherish your support!

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    • Handwritten thank you note from our founder, Brea Albulov.
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    Super Supporter!

    "A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing"
    Every penny counts and you have pledged to support us with 2000 of your hard earned pennies!
    As a token of our appreciation we will give you a digital download (high resolution digital jpeg of the artwork that you can print yourself. You can print the design from your home printer) of the quote "A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing", along with a handritten thank you note from our founder, Brea Albulov.

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    Super Supporter

    Every penny counts and you have pledge to support us with 2,000 of your hard earned pennies!
    As a token of our appreciation we will send you a Hope Carried logo vinyl sticker as well as a handwritten thank you note!

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    Wrap yourself in Hope!

    Pledge early and save over $15 on a Hope Carried Baby Wrap!

    You recognize the value of opportunity to vulnerable populations as well as the many benefits of babywearing, our hats off to you!
    You will get your choice of the worlds best baby wrap!
    Quantities of this reward are very limited to pledge now!
    *We will email you after the project has ended to get your selection

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    Early Bird Special!

    Pledge early and save over $20 on a Ring Sling!

    You recognize the value of opportunity to vulnerable populations as well as the many benefits of babywearing, our hats off to you!
    You will get your choice of the worlds best Ring Sling! Quantities of this reward are very limited so pledge now!
    *We will contact you after the project has been completed to get your selection

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    Early Bird Special!

    Pledge early and save over $20 on a Ring Sling!

    You recognize the value of opportunity to vulnerable populations as well as the many benefits of babywearing, our hats off to you!
    You will get your choice of the worlds best Ring Sling!
    Quantities of this reward are very limited to pledge now!

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    1 for you and 1 for me

    Pledge early and get 2 Hope Carried Ring Slings for only $110. (That's a savings of over $40!)
    Quantites of this reward are very limited, pledge now!

    Your support means so much to me!

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    Double Layer Silk Ring Sling

    Get an amazing deal on our just released Silk Ring Sling from the Botanical Collection!

    Take your babywearing back to nature as you expand your collection with our gorgeous new
    dupioni silk ring slings. These durable, natural and nearly waterproof silk baby
    slings are where fashion meet function. The silk fibers feature both give and grip, making the
    ring slings sturdy, comfortable, and easy to use.
    They’re stand up very well to the demands of life with baby. These will quickly become a daily go-to with a luxurious look and feel.

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    Early Bird Combo Special!

    Get 2 of the worlds most comfortable Ring Slings and 2 of the Best Baby Wraps of your choice and help empower women right here in the United States through fair employment!
    *Quantities are very limited

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    Lunch with our Founder

    Go to lunch with our founder, Brea! Lunch will be in Ann Arbor, MI.
    In addition you will receive 2 ring slings of your choice

    **AIrfare and hotel is not included

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    Spread Hope for a day!

    Your pledge will be a launch pad for meaningful change in your community, spend the day and see first hand who your support empowers.
    *Spend the day at Hope Carried headquarters, brainstorm with us more ways we can empower our community of parents and employees!

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    A party thrown in your honor!

    When we successfully back our project we will party like it's 1999!
    You will be invited to a gathering to celebrate our success and the impact that these jobs will have in our and your community.
    We will provide the food, all you'll have to do is get yourself here!

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Funding period

- (21 days)