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Mhairi AllanBy Mhairi Allan
First created
Mhairi AllanBy Mhairi Allan
First created
£2,350
pledged of £3,900pledged of £3,900 goal
58
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 15 2019 9:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Paper Houses Design is a textiles lifestyle brand, influenced by mid-century modern style but adding sustainable and long-lasting design to meet the demands of today. The Signals collection includes both homeware and fashion items that are inspired by landscape, life and community in Scotland.

The patterns are core & are applied to a range of everyday items. We have mindfully designed this collection to suit your lifestyle. 

The rewards are a selection of products from the collection at a pre-order price, limited edition print and special workshops.

Paper Houses Design wants to grow and develop, keeping true to our values; longevity, sustainability and quality. As a backer, you are helping to fund the batch production & helping us grow to create more sustainable products.

We are thrilled to grow a community of people excited about the development of Paper Houses Design and a better textiles industry.

Quality of materials
Quality of materials

Video from Be Fab Be Creative - Signals Design in Play, on silk 

First lifestyle collection from Paper Houses Design, creating in a more sustainable way.

Take time to look around
Take time to look around

The Signals collection was inspired by the wires that run into our homes, connecting us to each other. In a world where such wires are so important in our daily lives, it’s also important to take some time out to reconnect with yourself.

Paper Houses Design is small but we care and we want to make a change! We have sourced UK digital printers that offer the best quality of print produced in an ethical way. We love digital printing fabric as it uses less water and ink than more traditional printing!

More sustainable textiles
More sustainable textiles

Video from Magic Textiles Ltd - Signals Design in Play 

The time is taken to make sure the pattern would be able to transcend seasons, stylish rather than just fashionable. The design of the products shows the quality of construction and finish whilst been created with minimal fabric offcuts.

Our packaging is important too, it needs to be strong, reliable but eco-friendly. You’ll even be able to reuse it too!

Paper Houses Design aka textile designer Mhairi Allan; a stationary collecting, orange obsessing, triangle loving designer.

Mhairi Allan -  Owner/Designer - trained textile designer, lecturer + sharer of patterns.

One woman business it may be but then there’s the brilliant support network that makes the Paper Houses Design brand possible!

Why have Paper Houses Design chosen Kickstarter to launch the Signals collection? Simply because it’s designed for your lifestyle and we want you to be part of our sustainable growth.

Thank you for watching the video and reading about the campaign! If you can, please support us and share with others.

You can contact us directly and talk to Mhairi via –

email: hello@paperhousesdesign.com 

Instagram: @paper_houses

This campaign has been supported by Crowdfunding Creativity a mentorship programme from Creative Scotland and Paved With Gold. If you help us reach our goal, we'll be awarded 25% of the goal amount from Creative Scotland to make this project a reality.

Risks and challenges

Without your donations and support, we will not be able to digitally print our design in the amount required to work. We hope to gain your support in covering costs to pay this as well as marketing in order to create our first collection to take to market.

Due to the making process printing can be delayed out with my control however I have added some extra time into the project to allow for this.

It’s just at the start of the year so sometimes we feel a bit guilty parting with our cash but don’t feel bad for treating yourself! Especially when 1. The rewards include pieces from the Signals collection at an introductory price. 2. Not only is the design created to be timeless but also the products are created to last. Finally, 3. It’s good to be good to yourself and others, by backing this project you are investing in sustainable design, Scottish design and British business, you are amazing!

This Kickstarter and you are pivotal in the sustainable progression of Paper Houses Design.

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 6

    Thank You!

    Help us reach the goal to make our new collection. We are so excited to have you be part of this with us!

    Everyone that pledges for this reward will get a thank you on Instagram.

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    Signals Riso Print

    Special edition risograph print of the Signals design. Printed by Risotto Studio in Glasgow!

    A3 size
    Grey, Black + Orange
    Cyclus 250gsm paper
    Print only - this item is not framed

    Delivered in a card backed envelop to keep it extra safe.

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    Tote Bag

    A bit extra than your everyday tote. Your Paper Houses Design tote bag is a bit bigger, bit bolder + stronger.

    Available in 3 different colourways - we’ll be in touch after the campaign to ask which one you would like.

    Size: 40 x 38cm
    Fabric: 1/2 Panama cotton
    Slightly rounded corners
    Matching patterned straps
    Printed in the UK
    Designed + Made in Scotland

    RRP £28

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    Medium Case

    Boxed bottomed + multifunctional. Use it as a wash bag, a display case, nappy bag or whatever you want! Designed to be tall enough for a standard bottle of shampoo to stand up in (because no one likes a leaky bottle) + aesthetically pleasing enough to be on display.

    Available in 3 different colourways - just pop a note in to say which one you would like.

    Size: 24 x 24 x 10cm
    Fabric: Outer - 1/2 Panama cotton, Lining - Poly/cotton
    Machine washable
    Printed in the UK
    Designed + Made in Scotland

    RRP £35

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    Cushion

    Extra padded square cushion will make resting with a cup of tea + book even comfier.

    Available in 3 different colourways - just pop a note in to say which one you would like.

    Size: 45 x 45cm
    Fabric: Front - 1/2 Panama cotton, Backing - Cotton
    Machine washable
    Printed in the UK
    Designed + Made in Scotland

    Insert not included but takes a standard 45 x 45 cm insert of your choice.

    RRP £49

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    Silk Square Scarf

    You want to look good but you want to be comfy? Pop on a jumper, jeans + finish the look off with a Paper Houses Design silk square scarf. If will take any look up a notch to stylish.

    Available in 3 different colourways - we’ll be in touch after the campaign to ask which one you would like.

    Size: 63 cm x 63 cm
    Fabric: Silk

    Designed, Printed + Made in Scotland
    Comes in a matte grey gift box

    RRP £85

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    2 x Cushion Bundle

    Double the comfiness! Get a matching pair of cushions!

    Available in 3 different colourways - we’ll be in touch after the campaign to ask which one you would like.

    Size: 45 x 45cm
    Fabric: Front - 1/2 Panama cotton, Backing - Cotton
    Machine washable
    Printed in the UK
    Designed + Made in Scotland

    Insert not included but takes a standard 45 x 45 cm insert of your choice.

    RRP £98

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    Early Bird Collection Bundle

    Early birds can catch -

    1 x Risograph print
    1 x Tote bag
    1 x Medium case
    1 x Cushion
    1 x Silk scarf

    Please see other rewards for detail of sizings for individual items in the early bird bundle.

    RRP £207

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    Workshop - Draw like a textile designer

    Want to learn how to draw like a textile designer?
    How to extract colour, lines + texture from objects + images?
    How to use mark making in your drawing?
    How to use different media + techniques?
    How to develop motifs?

    Are you in or around Aberdeenshire/Aberdeen or wanting to travel to this beautiful part of Scotland?

    This workshop is for you!

    Founder of Paper Houses Design, designer + lecturer Mhairi Allan will take you through the techniques + tricks used by textiles designers in this workshop.

    It will be organised on a date to suit you + your group, up until the end of June unless otherwise agreed.

    5 hour workshop with light refreshments (obviously there's going to be tea + coffee that's a very important part of being a textile designer).

    The workshop is for a maximum of 6 people.

    Mhairi can travel outwith Aberdeenshire but backers would have to pay the additional travel costs. To be arranged beforehand.

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Funding period

- (31 days)