About this project
Hi Kickstarter! Thank you for taking the time to check out our project! First, I want to introduce you to Ambatana Threads. We are a clothing and accessory business designed to utilize the business skills and creative ideas of refugee women. Our team currently includes women from Kenya and Iraq, and we are located in Salt Lake City, Utah. We're a small team and have focused mostly on local business, but we're ready to expand to a global market!
Inspired by old photos and an obsession with upholstery fabric (everyone has a favorite couch or chair, right?!), we decided to come up with designs that would utilize the fabulous prints and textures available in upholstery and home decoration fabrics. The durability of these fabrics make our products high-quality, and the prints and textures make our products unique! We've tapped into the local market to test out our furniture-inspired products, and people are loving them! But, in order to officially launch our line, we need the help of a larger customer pool. That's where you come in! We need to raise $4,500 to cover costs necessary for the online launch of "Upholstery Fabric on the Go!" Your pledge will help us:
- Complete and launch an official online shop to make our products available for everyone!
- Cover additional advertising costs.
- Purchase fabric and notions to expand our inventory.
- Purchase another sewing machine so that we can increase our production.
- Cover the cost of Kickstarter and Amazon payments.
We are so excited about our project! Our local customers are huge fans of our accessories! We're ready to share our unique upholstery designs with the rest of the world!
Check out our fabulous rewards and consider supporting our project! Most will be shipped to you before Christmas. Our wallets, clutches and scarves make great gifts for for friends, family or co-workers! All products are designed and sewn in the United States.
The Tiny Wallet: Our tiny wallets are perfect for carrying credit cards and
Clutches: Our Wallet Clutch and our Clutch Purse are fabulous for a day or evening out. These unique colors and prints add life to anyone's wardrobe!
The Scarf: We were ready for a fresh take on the long scarf, and came up with a design that's new and unique! We also wanted to make use of the fabulous vintage buttons we've collected over the last year. So, here is our newest product....a design for women and a design for men! All scarves are finished with buttons and close with snaps for easy use.
Messenger Bags: These bags are fabulous! Some people (me!) aren't into carrying a purse, so we decided to come up with a bag design that would be both practical and stylish. Our messenger bags have two pockets on the inside for keys, a phone and other small items, and magnetic snap closure. The strap is adjustable and includes a shoulder pad. And each bag is uniquely made with a mixture of fabrics!
Thanks for supporting our project! Let us know if you have any questions! We will get in touch with you regarding color/print options for your reward products! And we will get your rewards to you on time!!!
***When we succeed in reaching our funding goal, all backers' credit cards will be charged when the time expires. If the project falls short, no one is charged and no one receives rewards. That's how Kickstarter works! So, let's reach our goal!!!
Thank you to Tim Cooley, Tim Golden and Jonathan Hickerson for the photos and edits!
Risks and challenges
It will be crunch time with the holidays fast approaching! We will call in some extra elves if our product request is overwhelming as we are determined to get most of the rewards to you before Christmas! We won't let you down!!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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