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Scruffy Little Herbert - Help Scruffy to get across the pond and make products available from your sofa on mobile devices.
47 backers pledged £869 to help bring this project to life.
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Over the past year a lot has happened in the life of Scruffy Little Herbert. With plenty of hard work and support from my amazing followers I have managed to build the brand into a well known name. I've managed to get Scruffy into some fabulous local stockists, such as Waterstones and Trentham Gardens, as well as some craft based stockists such as Cabbage Rose in Leek and Made Here shop in Newcastle under Lyme. 

Scruffy even made it to Africa when I donated lots of baby grows and t-shirts back in November 2013! I am a big believer in supporting charities and regularly donate wherever I can to charity auctions, from Testicular awareness to Allergy UK to name but a few. 

In February this year baby Scruff arrived (what a little beaut!) and I began to see life, and in particular, the whole shopping experience from a mother's perspective. What an eye opener that was! A few shopping trips later, a few nappy changes and feeding sessions spent sat uncomfortably in the changing rooms while clothes shopping and a few delirious mornings wandering round the isles of the supermarkets accidentally singing nursery rhymes to my shopping trolley it dawned on me that I need to get Scruffy Little Herbert online. I want customers to have the option to stay at home and shop in their pyjamas with a big fat brew (in Scruffy mug of course!) or to order from their tablet/ smartphone. 

Check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/scruffylittleherbert or follow us on https://twitter.com/Scruffyherbert1 and also see more of what Scruffy does on Instagram .

Last year I set up an Etsy shop but found it wasn't quite right for my customers as it wasn't as user friendly to all ages as I would like it to be.  I want my customers to enjoy every minute of their experience shopping with my business. As much as there is a time and a place of waiting in line at a bustling market (can't wait till Christmas!) , there also needs to be a place for shopping from your sofa late at night when the shops are shut. This is where your support comes in. Every pound made will go towards making a better shopping experience for you.

Be part of something special and receive something extra special!
Be part of something special and receive something extra special!
"Oo did someone say rewards?!"
"Oo did someone say rewards?!"

I have thought long and hard about the rewards I'd like to offer to those who pledge for the project. I have tried to offer really unique and personal items that you won't find anywhere else. They make perfect gifts too, especially in time for Christmas.  

Pledges and Rewards

Pledge £2 or more

Firstly you'll receive my eternal gratitude for being so kind and supporting Scruffy! Your name will also be included on a special page on the new website as a thank you for contributing. You will also be signed up to the Scruffy mailing list which will include news, information, product launches, offers and promotions. Thanks! 

Pledge £4 or more 

Who doesn't love a surprise?!
Who doesn't love a surprise?!

For your kind donation you will receive a Limited Edition signed MYSTERY print. I will only be making 30 of these high quality A5 size prints so don't miss out!

Your name will also be included on a special page on the new website as a thank you for contributing. You will also be signed up to the Scruffy mailing list which will include news, information, product launches, offers and promotions.

And as always, my eternal gratitude!

Pledge £13 or more 

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This reward is a high quality limited edition Dark Grey crew neck, smooth cotton jersey T-shirt. 100% Cotton unisex T shirt. Designed especially for the campaign, this exact design won't be available in the shops in the future so don't miss out!

Sizes available

Medium (limited) , Large,   X-Large

Your name will also be included on a special page on the new website as a thank you for contributing. You will also be signed up to the Scruffy mailing list which will include news, information, product launches, offers and promotions.

And as always, my eternal gratitude!

Thanks!

Pledge £16 or more 

Personalise their snooze!
Personalise their snooze!

A personalised 100% organic white sleepsuit of our best selling 'Ay Up Duck' design with your little ones name on the front.This super soft sleepsuit feels like a big hug from mum, it's kinder to your babies skin as well as the environment and washes much better than non organic fabric. With no slave labour, this Fairtrade reward is satisfying for all parties involved and comes with a big dose of good karma! The print lasts over 100 washes, is tumble dryer friendly and can also be ironed.

Sizes available

0-3 months,  3-6 months,  6-12 months

Your name will also be included on a special page on the new website as a thank you for contributing. You will also be signed up to the Scruffy mailing list which will include news, information, product launches, offers and promotions.

And as always, my eternal gratitude!

Pledge £17 or more 

Personalise your cuppa!
Personalise your cuppa!

A personalised Fine Bone China 'Ay Up..' mug. Based around our hugely popular kiln wrap mug. You'll get a free smile with your cuppa when you slurp that morning brew as you see your name inside. Personalised with a name of your choice this one is perfect for a gift too!

Your name will also be included on a special page on the new website as a thank you for contributing. You will also be signed up to the Scruffy mailing list which will include news, information, product launches, offers and promotions.

And as always, my eternal gratitude!

Thanks!

PS. Unfortunately postage is expensive to send abroad due to the weight of the mugs and packaging. I wish I could change this but it's out of my hands ( or wings so to speak). Due to an admin error there are two listings of the same reward but please don't worry as there are plenty of this particular reward available. Woohoo!!

*****UPDATE *****

After a few requests, I'm really excited to show you some of the different ideas that you could have on your mug if you support the Scruffy Little Herbert Kickstarter project. You can have any name, small phrase or wording that you'd like inside the kiln wrap mug. Remember these are ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY,( 20 days left!!)

If you have any queries of the kind of thing you'd like to have inside, please message me or email me on scruffy_little_herbert@outlook.com. If you've already pledged for a mug you can still have whatever you'd like on it, I will send out surveys if the project is successful and we will sort it then.

Don't forget we need to make it to target in order to make these :)

Check out this link for more info https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/473518170/scruffy-little-herbert-online-shopping-at-your-fin

Thanks!

  • This kickstarter is to raise funds for:

Website

The largest portion of funds will go towards the website. The regeneration of Stoke on Trent is close to my heart and it's always my aim to work with and support other small businesses.  Everything under the Scruffy Little Herbert brand is designed and produced in Stoke . I want this to apply to the website too, this is why I've spoken with a local Website developer who is looking to expand his e-commerce portfolio by producing a really exciting website for customers that is easy to use. The costs involved in the website are; website e-commerce structure and theme, domain, hosting, SSL Security certificate so customers payments are safe, and of course the web developer's time (designing, coding and receiving excited but probably confusing emails from myself!). I am not the most technically minded hence the need for a web designer but these are generally what is required for a successful website to run on your mobile devices.

Equipment

When I first started I began with one silk screen on a tiny desk, however I have begun to start outsourcing some of the production of Scruffy products to other small businesses in Stoke on Trent. Last year I collaborated with a fantastic local photographer and some amazing babies and children for a professional photo shoot. I would like to invest more of my time in the photography and promotional side of the business to reflect the high quality of the products. If we reach the target of £800, once the website has been allocated the remaining funds will go towards photography equipment. This means that I can run future competitions open to the public to recruit Scruffy Little Herbert models for seasonal shoots/ press articles. 

Promotion/Press

If the target succeeds (fingers crossed!), I will budget the funds accordingly so that the business is able to advertise and promote the fantastic new website. As the business grows the product range can grow and I can bring customers more of what they want!!

Risks and challenges

I am confident that the rewards will be produced within the timescale. The only possible risks that the project may face would be associated with postage. However, in the two years of running the business so far I am happy to say that every product has arrived at its destination (even through peak trading!) . However, just in case, I always keep proof of postage and always package any breakables with lots of bubblewrap and postage boxes.

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    Pledge £2 or more About US$ 3

    Firstly you'll receive my eternal gratitude for being so kind in supporting Scruffy! Your name will also be included on a special page on the new website as a thank you for contributing. You will also be signed up to the Scruffy mailing list which will include news, information, product launches, offers and promotions. Thanks!

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    Pledge £4 or more About US$ 6

    For your kind donation you will receive a Limited Edition MYSTERY signed print. I will only be making 30 of these high quality A5 size prints so don't miss out!

    Your name will also be included on a special page on the new website as a thank you for contributing. You will also be signed up to the Scruffy mailing list which will include news, information, product launches, offers and promotions.

    And as always, my eternal gratitude!

    Thanks!

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    Pledge £13 or more About US$ 17

    This reward is a high quality limited edition Dark Grey crew neck, smooth cotton jersey T-shirt. The colour may vary slightly from the picture.
    100% Cotton unisex T shirt. Designed especially for the campaign, this exact design won't be available in the shops in the future so don't miss out!

    Sizes available

    Medium (limited)
    Large
    X-Large

    Your name will also be included on a special page on the new website as a thank you for contributing. You will also be signed up to the Scruffy mailing list which will include news, information, product launches, offers and promotions.

    And as always, my eternal gratitude!

    Thanks!

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  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £16 or more About US$ 21

    A personalised 100% Organic Cotton, White sleepsuit of our best selling 'Ay Up Duck' design with your little one"s name on the front. This super soft sleepsuit feels like a big hug from mum. It's kinder to your baby"s skin as well as the environment and washes much better than non organic fabric. With no slave labour, this Fairtrade reward is satisfying for all parties involved and comes with a big dose of good karma! The design is printed using high quality heat transfer processes which will last over 100 washes and are tumble dryer friendly.

    Sizes available

    0-3 months
    3-6 months
    6-12 months

    Your name will also be included on a special page on the new website as a thank you for contributing. You will also be signed up to the Scruffy mailing list which will include news, information, product launches, offers and promotions.

    And as always, my eternal gratitude!

    Thanks!

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  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £17 or more About US$ 22

    A personalised Fine Bone China 'Ay Up..' mug. Based around our hugely popular kiln wrap mug. You'll get a free smile with your cuppa when you slurp that morning brew as you see your name inside. Personalised with a name of your choice this one is perfect for a gift too! Includes free gift box.

    Your name will also be included on a special page on the new website as a thank you for contributing. You will also be signed up to the Scruffy mailing list which will include news, information, product launches, offers and promotions.

    And as always, my eternal gratitude!

    Thanks!

    PS. Unfortunately postage is expensive to send abroad due to the weight of the mugs and packaging. I wish I could change this but its out of my hands ( or wings so to speak).

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    Pledge £17 or more About US$ 22

    Personalised Fine bone china wrap mug with any name or phrase.

    After a few requests, I'm really excited to show you some of the different ideas that you could have on your mug if you support the Scruffy Little Herbert Kickstarter project. You can have any name, small phrase or wording that you'd like inside the kiln wrap mug. Remember these are ONLY AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY,( 20 days left!!)

    If you have any queries of the kind of thing you'd like to have inside, please message me or email me on scruffy_little_herbert@outlook.com.

    Your name will be included on a special page on the new website as a thank you for contributing.You will also be signed up to the new Scruffy mailing list which will include news, information, product launches, offers and promotions.

    And as always my eternal gratitude!

    PS. Unfortunately postage is expensive to send abroad due to the weight of the mugs and packaging. I wish I could change this but its out of my hands (or wings so to speak)

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    Pledge £17 or more About US$ 22

    A personalised Fine Bone China 'Ay Up..' mug. Based around our hugely popular kiln wrap mug. You'll get a free smile with your cuppa when you slurp that morning brew as you see your name inside. Personalised with a name of your choice this one is perfect for a gift too! Includes free gift box.

    Your name will also be included on a special page on the new website as a thank you for contributing. You will also be signed up to the Scruffy mailing list which will include news, information, product launches, offers and promotions.

    And as always, my eternal gratitude!

    Thanks!

    PS. Postage is free to the UK but unfortunately it is expensive to send abroad due to the weight of the mugs and packaging. I wish I could change this but its out of my hands ( or wings so to speak). If only

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Funding period

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