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By Knotty Gal
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About this project

UPDATE- 12/3/14

All backers at the $75 level and above will receive the following tote in addition to all other backer gifts!

Our Story

At Knotty Gal, my mother and I didn't start with a product; we started with a cause. We knew we needed a sustainable way to raise money for the Bhandari Girls' School in Bogra, Bangladesh, an institution founded by my great-grandfather in the 1960's. An institution that, because of its unwavering commitment to educating girls from all walks of life, has seen an explosion in student population (1200+ girls) and a drastic decline in resources. Dangerous, leaky roofs during monsoon season, 60+ girls to a classroom at times, and a lack of breakfast or lunch for the girls who come to school hungry, are just a sampling of the many serious challenges facing the school, and we knew we had to do something. 

At Knotty Gal, we produce knotted, handmade necklaces, bracelets, and earrings and donate between 10 and 15% of each Knotty Gal purchase to benefit the girls' school. We launched in 2013 and since then have had a number of amazing opportunities to expand our business and support the girls. However, there's still much more work to be done, and we need your help to continue to grow! 

We Need YOU! 

We're looking to take Knotty Gal to the next level! Initially, nearly everything was handmade by my mother. Though she's a super talented lady who has made intricate knots that have ended up on pieces for everyone from Ralph Lauren and Carolina Herrera to Donna Karan and Anna Sui, she is just one person! We've begun working with a manufacturer to help us produce pieces, but it's simply not enough. 

We've spent months seeking advice from industry experts, cultivating relationships, and carefully planning our growth strategy, and we're ready to take the leap to the next level. In order to scale up properly and take advantage of opportunities we've previously had to forego, we need to switch full production to an amazing jewelry production house we've found right in the heart of Manhattan. (The pieces would continue to be handmade by amazingly talented women with years of jewelry making experience!) With a wide variety of pieces in our repertoire, there will be an initial upfront cost that we'll need your help to cover. 

Not only will your donation help us scale up our manufacturing, but it will help us pursue new opportunities to increase distribution and help us increase the overall quality of each Knotty Gal piece. Your donation will also help us market our jewelry to a larger audience by participating in at least one industry trade show, which will require a significant upfront investment.

When Knotty Gal grows, more money goes back directly to the school, and simply put, more lives are changed for the better.

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Risks and challenges

Need Your Backer Reward in Time for Christmas?

We understand that some of you may be supporting our Kickstarter campaign in anticipation of giving the jewelry backer rewards as holiday gifts. Given that our campaign will not end until December 17th, this will not allow us enough time to produce and ship all jewelry rewards by December 25th.

FEAR NOT!
With that in mind, we will be sending special gift cards to all supporters who plan to give our backer rewards as holiday gifts for loved ones. If successfully funded, we will ship these out straight away, so you receive them before Christmas. This way, you'll have something beautiful and special to give your loved one on the 25th!

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A very Knotty thank you e-card, our eternal gratitude, good karma, and a free hug! Yes, a FREE HUG! What could be better?

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    A handwritten thank you card + a picture of the students we support + a "DO GOOD BE KNOTTY" sticker so you can spread the Knotty love wherever you go! Put it on your laptop, your water bottle, or your planner and show the world you love doing good by being Knotty!

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    Our bestselling Skinny and Rich bracelet in black+ a handwritten thank you card + a picture of the students we support + a Knotty Gal sticker! This bracelet is great for day to night and perfect for stacking!

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    TWO of our bestselling Skinny and Rich bracelets- one black and one oxblood (a $90 value!) + a handwritten thank you card + a picture of the students we support + a Knotty Gal sticker! Let the arm party begin!

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    Our classic Knotty Gal logo 14 karat gold-plated pendant BRACELET + EXCLUSIVE early access to shop our FW15 collection + a handwritten thank you card + a picture of the students we support + a Knotty Gal sticker!

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    Our classic Knotty Gal logo 14 karat gold-plated pendant NECKLACE + EXCLUSIVE early access to shop our FW15 collection + a handwritten thank you card + a picture of the girls' school we support + a Knotty Gal sticker!

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    Our classic Knotty Gal logo pendant 14 karat gold-plated necklace AND bracelet + EXCLUSIVE early access to shop our FW15 collection + a handwritten thank you card + a picture of the students we support + a Knotty Gal sticker! FREE domestic shipping!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Knotty Gal Hat Trick necklace in Ivory+ Class Act bracelet + Classic Knotty Gal logo pendant 14 karat gold-plated necklace AND bracelet + invitation to a special Thank You Brunch with KG co-founders in NY (transportation not included) + EXCLUSIVE early access to shop our FW15 collection + handwritten thank you card + a picture of the students we support + a Knotty Gal sticker! FREE domestic shipping!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Your own CUSTOM Knotty Gal necklace and earring + Hat Trick necklace in Ivory+ Class Act bracelet + Classic Knotty Gal logo pendant 14 karat gold-plated necklace AND bracelet + invitation to special Thank You Brunch with Knotty Gal co-founders in NY (transportation not included) + EXCLUSIVE early access to shop our FW15 collection + handwritten thank you card + a picture of the students we support + a Knotty Gal sticker! FREE domestic and international shipping!

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    An all-inclusive trip to Bangladesh to visit the Bhandari Girls' School (airfare not included) + your own CUSTOM Knotty Gal necklace and earring + Hat Trick necklace in Ivory+ Class Act bracelet + Classic Knotty Gal logo pendant 14 karat gold-plated necklace AND bracelet + invitation to special Thank You Brunch with Knotty Gal co-founders in NY (transportation not included) + EXCLUSIVE early access to shop our FW15 collection + handwritten thank you card + a picture of the students we support + a Knotty Gal sticker! FREE domestic and international shipping!

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- (30 days)