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The Onikas is a lifestyle brand of handcrafted goods made in collaboration with artisans in India and Ecuador.
95 backers pledged $21,940 to help bring this project to life.

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Risks and challenges

Our risks and challenges are relatively minimal as we have already produced 4 collections with our artisan teams.

We work with artisan teams and at times we have experienced slight delays (10-15 days) in merchandise deliveries.

We believe in honest communication with our customers and retailers, so whenever these issues have occurred, we’ve communicated openly with our customers. To date, we’ve never had a problem nor a return because of a delayed delivery.

We strengthen communication between us and our artisan teams with every collection we produce. We consistently work with the same teams, year after year, collection after collection. We communicate with them often, we visit their studios, and we meet their families and communities, so we have an honest working relationship. We know our artisans well. We trust them and they trust us.

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    Pledge $18 or more About $18

    Tassel Mala

    Our signature wooden mala is adorned with tassels made from our excess block-printed fabric as part of our #zerowaste initiative. These fun necklaces coordinate with every piece in our new collection. (Retail $25)

    Dimensions: 31” length
    Color Options: Dark Brown or Natural
    DELIVERY DATE: 50 available immediately / estimated delivery Oct 10th

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    Barn Swallow Coral Scarf

    The barn swallow represents love, freedom, new beginnings and hope. This scarf features 100% fine cotton voile with swallows in flight and a sprinkling of gold metallic stars. In a versatile square style, this feminine and lovely scarf adds a subtle pop of color to any outfit. (Retail $50)

    Dimensions: 41” x 41”
    DELIVERY DATE: 40 available immediately / estimated delivery Oct 10th.

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    Lotus Scarf/ Pareo

    "If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.” ~Goldie Hawn

    Our regal lotus flower and moon phases scarf makes a colorful wrap for breezy nights or a glamorous pareo for summer days at the beach. Hand-dyed in vibrant turquoise and printed with our new lotus flower and moon phases print, this one is definitely a show-stopper! (Retail $95)

    Hand block printed by our artisan partners in India with AZO-free inks and skin-safe dyes.
    100% fine cotton voile
    Dimensions: 45" x 88"
    DELIVERY DATE: 30 available immediately / estimated delivery Oct 10th

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    Hand-carved Wooden Tray with Hamsa

    Hamsa fun fact: The number five is considered a protective force in many cultures. This protective symbol wards off the evil eye, which makes this tray perfect for your home! Jose, our wood carver in Ecuador, meticulously hand inlays the mother of pearl and metal star and treats the wood with organic walnut oil that he blends, now that's truly #handmade!

    Dimensions: 5.5” x 10.5”
    DELIVERY DATE: 10 available immediate / estimated delivery Oct 10th

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    Pledge $105 or more About $105

    Moon Phase Kimono Robe

    A totally versatile garment that you can wear over a swimsuit, with jeans and a tank, or au naturel in the comfort of your own home. This neutral color way will match everything and the lunar print will help activate the Moon’s powerful female energy! Use this lunar energy to set intentions and make room for the new beginnings that a new moon signifies. Obi-style belt included. (Retail $125)

    Hand printed by our artisan partners in India with AZO-free inks and skin-safe dyes.
    One size fits all
    DELIVERY DATE: 25 available immediately / estimated delivery Oct 10th

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    Circle Birds Kimono

    This is the favorite item of our spring/summer line! It can be worn as a robe for relaxing at home, as a swimsuit cover up, or as a kimono duster for a boho look. Made of our signature soft cotton voile, you won’t take it off. It also comes with a block-printed hamsa gift pouch. (Retail $150)

    Hand block printed by our artisan partners in India with AZO-free inks and skin-safe dyes.
    One size fits all
    DELIVERY DATE: 30 available immediately / estimated delivery Oct 10th

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    Onikas Signature Caftan

    By far the most popular item this season and a brand new style for us! This piece is our first foray into a loungewear line. In a lovely violet hue that complements every skin tone, this caftan is a chic look for hosting a dinner party or lounging poolside. (Retail $150)

    Hand printed by our artisan partners in India with AZO-free inks and skin-safe dyes.
    Dimensions: One size - fits sizes 4-12
    DELIVERY DATE: 25 available immediately / estimated delivery Oct 10th

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    Natural Cotton Open Poncho

    This beautiful 100% cotton poncho was hand-loomed by the cooperative of women weavers in Ecuador who are featured in our video. It is perfect for all seasons: Spring, as a cover up in Summer, and in Fall paired with jeans and a scarf.

    Dimensions: One size fits all
    Color: Natural
    DELIVERY DATE: 5 available immediately / estimated delivery Oct 10th

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    Capsule 2-piece Set: Moon Kurta + Scarf

    Our unisex, super soft cotton voile scarf and tunic feature our moon phases print in indigo and white. The phases of the moon remind us that we are all part of a beautiful cosmic system. The oversized scarf is the perfect addition to any wardrobe and the unisex kurta shirt is a crowd fav! (Retail $205)

    Hand block printed by our artisan partners in India with AZO-free inks and skin-safe dyes
    Scarf Dimensions: 45” x 88"
    Kurta: One size fits most
    DELIVERY DATE: 20 available immediately / estimated delivery Oct 10th

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    Custom Branding™ Onikas Bandanas

    For this personalized custom reward, we will develop an Onikas branding™ package of 100 hand block printed bandanas or scarves with your company logo or your personal artwork for a special event or promotion. These can also be gifts for a special occasion like a wedding or corporate retreat. We will work with you to create the design layout, coordinate sampling with our block print studio, and oversee final production.

    Bandana Dimensions: 23” x 23”
    Scarf Dimensions: Variable
    Delivery Date: TBD depending on product development
    Shipping Charges: TBD depending on recipient location

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    Concierge Tour - Ecuadorian Highlands

    On this epic journey we will explore the majestic mountains of highland Ecuador. We will spend six days and five nights at one of the most beautiful haciendas in South America, Hacienda Cusin, a world-renowned resort. This guided excursion offers an authentic cultural immersion that includes studio visits to indigenous artisans and glorious nature hikes, with the options of horseback riding, private massages, and gentle yoga and meditation classes. Camp Onikas is an exclusive summer camp for adventurous, mindful traveler interested in both learning about indigenous culture and experiencing the natural beauty of Ecuador. Since Veronica is from this beautiful country and has relatives in every region, we are literally treated like family everywhere we go. Join us for a truly unforgettable travel experience.

    Maximum number of guests is 10 total (minimum 4 total) to ensure a customized, personal experience! Please feel free to email us at info@theonikas.com if you have any questions and would like to request a draft itinerary.

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