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A minimal and mindful womenswear clothing collection for fellow advocates of timeless ethical fashion.
183 backers pledged £3,848 to help bring this project to life.

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I'm Rosie, the founder and designer behind Rosie Drake-Knight - an ethical womenswear brand from Devon, UK. I’ve been designing and making leather luggage for the last 4 years. 

After sharing my personal fashion projects on social media, I've taken the opportunity to grow the RDK brand and put a garment collection into production. I need the support of this kickstarter campaign to drive my first womenswear collection through the ethical manufacturing process.

The initial collection for Kickstarter is one-size, however I plan to build sizing into the future manufactured collection should the project be funded. (This manufactured collection would also allow me to offer wholesale on the garments, to independent stockists across the UK).

With this campaign I plan to fund:

The sampling of three garments. The initial cost of sampling garments is the first challenge. It is costly to create industry standard samples, sized to UK measurements. I need to fund three separate samplings - one for each garment.

The sourcing of quality fabrics and materials. I am committed to making from natural materials that are of great quality. In order to manufacture, I need to hit specific minimums. The success of this kickstarter campaign would help me to meet these minimums.

The manufacturing costs to ethically produce our first collection. Manufacturing minimums mean that low orders are often not considered by established factories. I have recruited a team of machinists in Devon, UK to work on the kickstarter order outcome. The higher the quantity, the more likely I am to be able to produce the garments efficiently. 

*STRETCH GOALS* What better way to stretch my kickstarter goal than to aim to fund the sampling of my next luggage collection - I need to reach £3,500 to put my newest leather luggage through ethical manufacture!

This circular side bag is a snippet from my newest collection and with your help, I aim to drive this through to manufacture. I need to reach £3,500 in order to do this.
This circular side bag is a snippet from my newest collection and with your help, I aim to drive this through to manufacture. I need to reach £3,500 in order to do this.

Want to help? Check out the range of rewards:

Pledge £3 or more: A Virtual Thank You! - Pledge £3 to support my project and i'll send you a virtual thank you :)

Pledge £8 or more: Cotton Mesh Shopping Bag - Reusable bag, perfect for groceries or unexpected shopping. These cotton net bags fold up small for easy storage.

Black and Natural Cotton Mesh Bags
Black and Natural Cotton Mesh Bags

Pledge £10 or more: Launch party tickets & drink on arrival- A ticket to admit one person to the collection launch party in Plymouth, Devon. You'll get a drink on arrival and massive THANK YOU! 

Pledge £10 or more: Hexagon Tassel Keyring *Lucky Dip* - Limited edition lucky dip hexagon toggle tassel keyring. Kickstarter exclusive! You'll receive a surprise colour combination! The perfect accessory for your bag or to jazz up your keys. Cotton cord with a hand cut Iroko wood toggle to finish it off. Total Height approximately 13cm.

Hexagon Toggle Tassel Keyring
Hexagon Toggle Tassel Keyring

Pledge £12 or more: Minimal Wooden Necklace *Lucky Dip* - Long length minimal wooden beads, hand cut from beech, iroko and walnut, strung together on a cotton cord with rubber finished ends. This item will come in one of the colours pictured. 

Minimal Wooden Necklace
Minimal Wooden Necklace
Necklace colours
Necklace colours

 Pledge £15 or more: Gold Suede Envelope Purse -Limited edition gold suede envelope purse. Kickstarter exclusive! These little best sellers are the perfect size for cards. Store your oyster or contactless card in style. These wallets are not suitable for small change alone and should be with for cards/notes.

Gold Suede Envelope Purse
Gold Suede Envelope Purse

Pledge £18 or more: The Necklace and the Natural Cotton Mesh bag. Save £2 when you buy them both together!

Pledge £20 or more: The Gold Purse and a Tassel Keyring. Save £5 when you buy them both together!

Pledge £65 or more: The Elsie Tee - Pre-order your Elsie Tee at this introductory price (RP £75). You'll receive a launch party ticket and a drink on arrival too!

- Full length T-shirt style blouse.

- Minimal, clean finish. Pull on style.

- Slimmer, longer length sleeves.

- Ribbed, high neckline.

The Elsie Tee
The Elsie Tee

Fabric – Lithuanian soft laundered linen. Off-white background with golden yellow, peach pink and sky blue stripes. Wash cold, use a cool setting on your iron and hang to dry. Made in Devon, UK.

Sizing This garment is ONE SIZE and designed to fit the approximate size range of a UK 8 – UK 14. Please see the below measurements for reference, and compare these to your own measurements before purchasing.

Bust (underarm to underarm) – 108cm / Waist – 108cm / Hip – 110cm / Neck to hem – 60cm / Shoulder to cuff - 29cm / Cuff - 32cm 

Pledge £90 or more: The Norah Jumpsuit - Pre-order your Norah Jumpsuit at this introductory price (RP £100). You'll receive a launch party ticket and a drink on arrival too!

- Full length jumpsuit.

- Minimal, clean finish. Pull on style. 

- Patch pockets and vest style straps. 

Fabric – Japanese mill-washed 8oz denim. Soft drape and versatile shade. Wash cold, use a cool setting on your iron and hang to dry. Made in Devon, UK.

The Norah Jumpsuit
The Norah Jumpsuit

Sizing – This garment is ONE SIZE and designed to fit the approximate size range of a UK 8 – UK 14. Please see the below measurements for reference, and compare these to your own measurements before purchasing. Pay particular attention to the Neck opening measurement and bust measurement as this jumpsuit is pull on, and your hip measurement should not exceed these. 

Neck opening – 118cm / Bust – 104cm / Waist – 104cm / Hip – 112cm / Length (inside leg) – 61cm / Length (body, crotch to neck opening) – 54cm

Pledge £150 or more: The Martha Jacket - Pre-order your Martha Jacket at this introductory price (RP £160). You'll receive a launch party ticket and a drink on arrival too!

- Full length jacket.

- Minimal, clean finish. 

- Patch pockets.

The Martha Jacket
The Martha Jacket

Fabric – Olive Green, Italian dry cotton oilskin. Mustard olive green. The finish is dry and crisp with a matt appearance. Hand wash only, use a cool setting on your iron. Hang to dry. This type of oilskin is water resistant. Olive coloured pearly buttons. Made in Devon, UK.

Sizing – This garment is ONE SIZE and designed to fit the approximate size range of a UK 8 – UK 14. Please see the below measurements for reference, and compare these to your own measurements before purchasing.

Bust (underarm to underarm) - 116cm / Shoulder to cuff – 58cm / Waist – 116cm / Hip – 118cm / Neck to hem – 64cm

Pledge £155 or more: Elsie & Norah Bundle -Pre-order your Elsie Tee & Norah Jumpsuit as a bundle, saving £20 on the retail price. You'll receive a launch party ticket and a drink on arrival too!

Pledge £215 or more: Elsie & Martha Bundle - Pre-order your Elsie Tee & Martha Jacket as a bundle, saving £20 on the retail price. You'll receive a launch party ticket and a drink on arrival too!

Pledge £300 or more: Elsie, Norah & Martha Bundle - Pre-order your Elsie Tee, Norah Jumpsuit & Martha Jacket as a bundle, saving £35 on the retail price. You'll receive a launch party ticket and a drink on arrival too!

Remember to follow us on Instagram to see updates on the design process and behind the scenes details!

Izzy UK10 / Sophie UK8 / Sophie UK10 / Penny UK14 / Jo UK12-14
Izzy UK10 / Sophie UK8 / Sophie UK10 / Penny UK14 / Jo UK12-14

Risks and challenges

Should the demand for garments exceed the estimated level, then production times may increase. Production time could also be affected by the availability of materials at larger quantities.

Details on garments may alter depending on quantities. Every effort will be made to match the sampled product.

PLEASE NOTE - Returns will not be accepted for these products. Please check measurements prior to pledging.

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    Hexagon Tassel Keyring *Lucky Dip*

    Limited edition lucky dip hexagon toggle tassel keyring. Kickstarter exclusive! You'll receive a surprise colour combination!

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    Gold Suede Envelope Purse

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    Wooden Necklace & Mesh Bag

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    Pre-order your Elsie Tee, Norah Jumpsuit & Martha Jacket as a bundle, saving £35 on the retail price. This pledge includes a ticket to admit one person to the collection launch party in Plymouth, Devon, UK. You'll get a drink on arrival and massive THANK YOU!

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