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$1,094
pledged of 13 500 $pledged of 13 500 $ goal
20
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 19 2013 10:47 PM UTC +00:00

About

The main ingredients in all Petal & Stem products are creativity and love, seasoned with enthusiasm and playfulness, and baked by sustainable & fair production practices (no sweat shops here!).

Our current products, the Hip Hugger line, bring that creativity and love to the lots-of-stuff-to carry-and-not-enough-hands problem.

We all have things to carry. Things we need to get to as easily as reaching into a back pocket: keys, ID, cash, phone. Lipstick, of course, and perhaps a few other feminine essentials.

The Hip Hugger is a liberating experience for:

-> Sports (hiking, biking, Yoga, Pilates, walking)

-> Travel (keep everything close to your body)

-> Shopping (you need your hands)

-> Playground & Children (Yes!)

-> General safety (nobody can easily grab your valuables anymore)

We currently have three products available.   There are two versions of the Hip Hugger belts: one is called the "Imp" and the other is called the "Fairy".  

There is also a wristband we call the  "Gnome".

The Imp

Two hidden pockets hold everything, and give your hands the freedom they were meant to enjoy. Cute fabrics on both sides of this reversible hip hugger encircle your body with style as well as utility.

Schematic of reversible, 2-pocket Imp Hip Hugger
Schematic of reversible, 2-pocket Imp Hip Hugger
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The Fairy

Like the Imp design the Fairy sits stylishly on your hips, ergonomically off your shoulders, and securely close and accessible! The Fairy Hip Hugger adds a detachable 2-pocket pouch, giving you one more place to put your valuables. 

When a purse is more than you need or yet another bag to juggle, whether you're commuting, clubbing, traveling or just traipsing around town, Hip Huggers give you easy access to the things you use most.

Schematic of 2-pocket, detachable pouch Fairy Hip Hugger
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The Gnome

Our newest product is a hugger for your wrist. The Gnome's hidden pocket is just the right size for keys and cash on a quick run to the store or longer run on the trail. Styled like a cuff, it features the same fun fabrics as the Hip Huggers, so you can color-coordinate or contrast.

Schematic of the Gnome
Schematic of the Gnome
The Gnome prototype
The Gnome prototype

Coming in 2014!

Spring 2014 brings solid colors as well as cute new patterns to Petal & Stem products. Solid colors add wardrobe versatility: use them to enhance your outfits, or when traveling to match multiple outfits.

 Our next move: where YOU come in!

Our production is lined up. We sourced our Fabrics, Zippers, Velcro, Labels. Our production will happen locally in the Bay Area closely supervised and quality controlled.

We had successful sales in Art & Gifts shows, online sales through our website and we shared our product with friends and family. The market has been tested extensively, we went through a good number of adjustments and survey monkeyed our 2014 fabrics.

We're asking for your support to take our products to the next level, to the wholesale market. We are excited to announce that we were accepted to the San Francisco International Gift Fair in February of 2014 which is a trade show open to all retailers. Our confirmed booth number is 633 in the USA handmade section!

With funds raised here on Kickstarter we will be able to:

-> Complete our product line with the additional “Gnome”

-> Buy our supplies wholesale

-> Manufacture our Spring 2014 line

Risks and challenges

As with any project in the apparel industry, there is always a chance of delays and/ or changes in production. This can be caused by a variety of factors. The unavailability of materials from vendors or delays in the production cycle may occur. In fact, for over a year, our current belts have gone through quite a few changes. Sometimes after a design change the manufactured result simply didnt work or we changed our minds about style or utility. Finally, the day came that we felt we had a compelling product that would succeed.

We plan ahead for worst case issues in our production schedule and have back-up suppliers for each of our necessary items.

Our experience in developing other products has given us a solid network in the apparel manufacturing industry.

We are committed to adapting to challenges as they come.

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    Thank you card and a shout out on the Petal and Stem web site and facebook page.

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    Our soon-to-be released wrist hugger, the Gnome, featuring a cash pocket: pick your favorite 2014 pattern.

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    1 Imp, the reversible, 2-pocket hip hugger: pick your favorite 2014 pattern.

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    1 Fairy Hip Hugger, in your choice of Spring 2014 fabric with our beautiful fairy logo on the pouch.

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    1 Fairy + 1 Imp + 2 Gnome + our Fairy necklace: pick your favorite 2014 patterns. The Fairy belt will have our beautiful fairy logo on the pouch.

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    Looking for a gift for grandma, thank you for your yoga instructor, birthday present for a teen? Choose any combination of 5 products—Fairy, Imp, Gnome—and check those names off your gift list! The Fairy belt will have our beautiful fairy logo on the pouch.

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    More than 10 names on that gift list? This reward is for you. Choose any combination of 10 products, and check off the entire list in one go! The Fairy belt will have our beautiful fairy logo on the pouch.

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