About this project
My name is Camilla and I'd like your help in producing my new collection for Spring 2013. The name of my line is SOLDAT tailoring.
ABOUT MY PROJECT
I am in the process of designing and producing my new collection for Spring 2013. I need your help to purchase new fabrics & trims. I also need help in setting up a design space and hiring skilled local dressmakers and tailors to help me build and expand my business. Also on the list of things to do- a new photoshoot (need to pay for photographer, model, hair and make-up) print new catalogs, mail catalogs, Fashion Business Inc membership and a new sewing machine.
I have been chosen to show my collection at the MAGIC tradeshow in Las Vegas, part of their EMERGING DESIGNER SHOWCASE. Only 15 or so Designers are chosen so this is a huge opportunity. With your help I will be able to purchase fabrics and trims for production, grade all my patterns and continue to work with local highly skilled professionals.
My styles will only be sold in boutiques, not mass produced, which will also help local boutique owners and bring money to ‘Main Streets’ across the country.
ABOUT MY COLLECTION
SOLDAT tailoring is a line of Women’s Suits for the Creative Professional. I started the line because whenever I needed to dress up for a meeting or a presentation (usually for a buyer or a team from a corporate office) I had nothing to wear. I wanted to dress up business style but still look like the Fashion Designer and not like a corporate professional. And to me when you wear a well made and perfectly fitting suit jacket there’s nothing stopping you!
So I decided to create a line of well made, great fitting suit jackets, skirts and pants that are edgy and cool. I use recycled materials, organic cottons and other natural materials and trims whenever I can. My favorite fabric is a polyester blend made out of recycled plastic bottles! So not only are you stylin’ when you wear SOLDAT you are also helping Mother Nature.
The name SOLDAT means ‘soldier’ in Swedish. (Yes I am from Finland but part of a minority of Swedish speaking Finns.) I chose the name because the suit is a sort of a uniform we wear similar to a soldier wearing a uniform. My husband served in the military so the men and women of the military are close to my heart.
SOLDAT was launched at the POOL TRADESHOW in Las Vegas in Fall of 2008, since then the line has been featured at the FOCUS tradeshow in Los Angeles.
The response has been great. The buyers have commented on the amazing quality, the tailoring and how this is truly a missing niche in the market.
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So please- if you can’t donate money now, please be kind and share my project on your Facebook etc and maybe one of your friends can. Share the love and spread the word! I am forever thankful.
Please visit www.soldattailoring.com for more images from my 2012 collection!
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Thank You!! Every dollar counts! You will be entered to win a silk scarf, 1 in 10 wins!Estimated delivery:
Every dollar (and Euro!) counts. Thank you so much!! As a thank you I will send you a personal thank you e-mail and a shout out on my SOLDAT TAILORING Facebook page!! ***UPDATE: You will be entered to win a SOLDAT designer tote!!! (see $50 reward for description) 1 in 10 wins! Good luck!Estimated delivery:
Thank you so much for your pledge!! For a donation of $10 you will receive a small silk scarf, in our signature bright yellow. Perfect to adding a shot of edginess to a purse or to wrap around your wrist for an extra cool bracelet look. And a shout out on our Facebook page of course!Estimated delivery:
For a donation of $25 you will receive a silk scarf in SOLDAT signature super bright yellow! Also a thank you card signed by yours truly....me!Estimated delivery:
This one is good! For a donation of $50 you will receive a tote bag. This is not a natural colored cotton bag. This is a SOLDAT designer tote bag- made of organic cotton twill, with an interior cellphone pocket. Featuring 2 handles for you to either use it as a tote size bag or fold the top part in and use it as a smaller bag. Perfect as an extra bag to the office!Estimated delivery:
1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
***NEW REWARD!!!: For a donation of $150 you get ...wait for it... a SKIRT from my new collection, made-to-measure! Yes, I will make you a skirt in your choice of my Spring'13 fabrics and I will make it in your size!! How cool is that!Estimated delivery:
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***NEW REWARD!!!: For a donation of $250 you will receive a SUIT JACKET from my new collection: made-to-measure! That means I will make it to your size and you will be wearing it before the collection hits the stores! And of course you will also receive the amazingly bright yellow silk scarf!Estimated delivery:
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***UPDATED REWARD!!!: For a super generous donation of $400 you will be rewarded with a JACKET & a SKIRT from my new collection. You can choose a matching set or mix 'n match which is the way I envision someone wearing my styles, mixing' & matchin' & stylin' at the office! Also of course the tote & scarf!Estimated delivery:
If you donate $1000 I will faint. After that I will start sewing & making for you: 2(!)JACKETS & 1 SKIRT. Again of course this will be from my new collection - you will be styling' at the office, get promoted and have lots of fame & fortune!!! And you can have your assistant carry your new SOLDAT tote bag for you. The scarf will add an extra touch to your new suit!Estimated delivery:
I am humbled and speechless..For a donation of $2500 I will gladly make you 2(!) JACKETS & 2(!) SKIRTS. I will try not to faint and also mail you 2 tote bags (one for your assistant too!) and as many scarfs as you need for your team of associates! And if you are in the LA area I will meet you for lunch!Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)