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We're working to make fashion inclusive and empowering. Help us create our first crowdsourced pieces! Always made in the USA.

Our Hope

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.

Your Contribution

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

Our Thanks

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:

I. Type

  • Bracelet
  • Necklace

II. Shape

  • Diamonds
  • Triangles
  • Rectangles
  • Squares
  • Hearts

III. Color

  • Grey
  • Olive
  • Silver
  • Lime
  • Eggshell
  • Brown
  • White
  • Gold
  • Black
  • Teal
Choose any of these colors. You'll notice they each have really fun textures, too!
Choose any of these colors. You'll notice they each have really fun textures, too!

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

FAQ

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    You've made a difference! For that, you will be rewarded with good karma, a thank you email from us, and an 8.5"x11" digital version of the Sew Love Print with this quote: "The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." - Coco Chanel Seriously, all that for just $1!

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    Our undying gratitude expressed in a fun e-card. You'll get to see us at our silliest!

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    Our awesomely silly e-card AND a very funky Sew Love sticker. Put it on your laptop, your sketchbook, your Brita water filter -- wherever you go when you're looking for fun.

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    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. A great gift for the tech-savvy fashionista in your life!

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    A fabulous print, designed by us, featuring a timeless quote by either Coco Chanel or costume designer Cecil Beaton (you choose!)

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    A one-of-a-kind jewelry item, designed by Sew Love fashion design superhero, Grace Chow. Build your own by choosing from the categories on the left!

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    A very awesome Sew Love T-shirt! Choose either black or white. Tell the world you want to sew love! (S,M,L,XL)

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    The Sew Love Print AND the Sew Love T-shirt!

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    All three Sew Love exclusive prints!

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    The Sew Love Print AND a jewelry item designed by Grace Chow!

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    This one's for the gentlemen: a studly suede bowtie in khaki, designed by Grace Chow. classy + original + fun = this bowtie.

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    NEW: The Tulip Skirt in Boysenberry! This version of the skirt is made of French Terry, a soft fabric that is 58% Soy, 37% Organic Cotton, and 5% Spandex. It is sustainable, affordable, and a beautiful color!!

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    "Sheer Delight": Sew Love's very first piece, designed by Grace Chow. Feel like a goddess in this limited edition top that captures light and breathes romance into any day.

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    For the gentlemen: The suede bowtie, the Sew Love T-Shirt, AND the Sew Love sticker

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    For the gentlemen: The suede bowtie, TWO Sew Love T-Shirts, and TWO Sew Love stickers.

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    The Tulip Skirt! Sew Love's second piece, designed by professional ballerinas Patricia and Jeanette Delgado. A one-of-a-kind skirt, inspired by the ultimate spring flower. Designed to be worn for day outings or a night out, you'll want to wear it all the time!

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    Couples' Package 1: The suede bowtie AND the Tulip Skirt

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    "Sheer Delight" Top AND The Tulip Skirt!

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    TWO Tulip Skirts!

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    The Whole Package: Sew Love Print, Sew Love T-Shirt, An original jewelry item by Grace Chow, "Sheer Delight" Top (or the suede bowtie), The Tulip Skirt

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    Couples' Package 2: The suede bowtie, the "Sheer Delight" Top, AND the Tulip Skirt

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    The Whole Package (listed above) AND We will make a sample of your original JEWELRY design for you to keep, and, if you'd like, post that design for pre-sale on our site. (Note: the sample creation will be subject to Sew Love's cost parameters)

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    The Whole Package (listed above) AND We will make a sample of your original CLOTHING design for you to keep, and, if you'd like, post that design for pre-sale on our site. (Note: the sample creation will be subject to Sew Love's cost parameters)

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