About this project
We're out to change the way people think about clothing. Instead of something designed, created, and delivered to us by someone else, we think fashion can be an area for great personal creativity and empowerment. So, we're developing a platform where budding and hopeful designers (pros and amateurs) can see their designs come to life and we're creating a clothing line that is actually designed by the people, for the people.
On the Sew Love site, anyone with an idea for a clothing item or accessory can share the idea and get feedback. Sew Love users vote for their favorite designs, and, each month we assess the winning designs for feasibility and seasonality. If they pass this assessment, we’ll create the items and sell them on our site! The designer will get his or her name on the label and a percentage of the profits.
In addition, the Sew Love line will be made in the USA, with every effort to use sustainable and organic materials.
We’ve already built a very basic Sew Love platform (check it out here) and now we're working on creating the first design winner (The Tulip Skirt!), but we need funds in order to create and manufacture the first pieces.
Here is what your donation will go toward:
- Creating Size Blocks for Fit
- Creating Patterns for The Tulip Skirt and Sheer Delight Top
- Creating a Sample of The Tulip Skirt
- Production Run for The Tulip Skirt and Sheer Delight Top
- Marketing efforts to get our first items into boutiques
- Kickstarter Fees & Gifts
We’ve put together some really great rewards for our supporters! Here are photos and details:
1- The Sticker
The sticker will be 3" by 3". Here's more or less what it will look like:
Super fun, no?
*NEW* 1a- The StickerBook
Get the Sew Love StickerBook "Tech Girls with <Style>" -- our take on tech-meets-fashion.
The book comes with 90 stickers you can use to mark up your favorite magazines, your notebooks, or your own sketches. Wrap yourself in a vintage party dress, be bold, and pin away!
Who says you can't be both tech-savvy and style-savvy?
2- The Print
Choose one of these Sew Love exclusive prints to inspire you daily:
3- The T-Shirt
Classy & fun! Choose either white or black, in S, M, L, or XL. Here's the logo that will be on the shirt:
4- The Jewelry
In the Sew Love spirit, create your own piece! Here’s an example of what they’ll look like:
The shapes are cut from fake leather and approximately 1cm by 1cm.
Choose one of each of the following and we’ll make your own special piece:
5- The Bowtie
Country club meets FUN in this suede bowtie. Clean look, soft feel, and simply irresistible.
*NEW* 5a- The Tulip Skirt in Boysenberry!
French Terry that is 58% Soy, 37% Organic Cotton, and 5% Spandex. Eco-friendly, and incredibly stylish. You can't go wrong with this fun and flirty skirt in a color that will turn heads! At $60, this limited edition piece is a steal.
6- The Top – “Sheer Delight”
(Available in ladies' sizes 2-12)
7- The Tulip Skirt!!
The backer reward for $100 is the raw silk version of the Tulip Skirt. It's a delicate and detailed piece, with hidden curved pockets and a side zipper.
Here’s the initial design by Patricia & Jeanette Delgado:
And here's how we brought their beautiful idea to life:
The skirt will be available in sizes S, M or L.
UPDATE: The skirt will be produced in the color of the image below, which is more orange than pink. If you've already pledged for the Tulip Skirt (before August 13, 2012 at 11:15 a.m.) and had your heart set on pink, just let us know and we'll make sure you get the color you want!
8- The Whole Package
(See right panel for what this includes)
9- YOUR Design
Work one-on-one with a professional fashion designer to make your idea a reality. This is what Sew Love is all about, and this reward promises to be fun, educational, and potentially life-altering. Even the faintest idea can become something spectacular.
Other Ways to Support Us
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sewlovestyle
Follow our blog: http://sewloveblog.wordpress.com/
Visit our website: www.sewlove.co
With your help, we can change the world of fashion and empower everyday creatives. Thanks in advance for your support!
Silvia & Sabrina
P.S. If you're not located in the US, please add a shipping donation to your pledge.
$15 Pledge - add $4
$25 - $190 Pledge - add $10
$200 - $1000 Pledge - add $20
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