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About

 

Who are we?

We are French Accent Ltd made up of Babette (moi), Alan, and Julie. www.frenchaccent.com

But we are NOT just another fashion startup...why?

French Accent was incorporated because of a brand new fashion invention, yes you read that right, a fashion invention that is a new category in it's own right, for which we now hold the registered intellectual property in all major territories globally.

We are fashion innovators not imitators.

What do we do?

We design, manufacture, and curate a unique and exciting headwear accessory called TWIST (FW2016 Lookbook)

TWIST materials & styles
TWIST materials & styles

All Twists are universal sizing. They come in 2 styles and a range of exciting materials and colors, with prices to suit everyone:

Styles

  • Open loop (these come with open ends that you wrap around your head and neck)
  • Closed loop (these come as a continuous loop that has the 'Twist' already formed)

Materials

  • Alpaca Fur (Gorgeous, sumptuous, high end luxury)
  • Faux Fur (Smart and classy)
  • Merino Wool (Sports or casual)
  • Acrylic (Pretty and practical)

All Twists are warm and practical, ideal for any occasion on those cool Winter days.

Utility

Every style of Twist is very versatile and can be worn any number of different ways up, down, and around...

Versatility
Versatility

How did we get here? 

The strangest coincidences in life can sometimes lead to the most exciting journeys. And so it was with TWIST! 

As newbies to the fashion design world we needed help and our big break came mid 2014 when we were very lucky to find global fashion expert Mercedes Gonzales (Mission Catwalk) who loved TWIST and agreed to mentor and support us on our journey to market. 

Since those early days we have come a very long way including:

  • Ongoing mentoring and support from Mercedes and her team at Global Purchasing Companies (GPC) New York
  • Initial USA CAN distribution via GPC New York showroom
  • A detailed business plan with a short, medium, and long term strategy
  • Intellectual property designs fully registered in every major territory worldwide
  • 5 x exciting styles developed, including Acrylic, Merino wool, Alpaca wool, Faux fur, & Alpaca fur (environmentally friendly)
  • Loads more styles in development
  • Large target market boutiques database compiled for USA, CAN, and UK
  • Manufacturing partners established in Peru
  • 3 x professional fashion shoots completed
  • Social media all in place
  • First major production runs delivered
  • Meticulous quality control processes in place
  • Featured in Australasia’s premier Intellectual Property magazine ‘Idealogue’
  • Presented on Style TV New Zealand
  • Fantastic interest from manufacturers, marketers, retailers, and the public 

Backer rewards 

 Fantastic rewards, where there is something for everyone! 

 Let's look at what they are... 

 Alpaca Fur TWIST

This truly gorgeous accessory is our top of the range.  ​

Crafted from the highest quality 100% super soft Peruvian Alpaca fur. Incredibly sumptuous and warm - Luxury at its finest! 

Designed in New Zealand and handcrafted in Peru in tune with our fair trade and sustainability policies. 

Universal sizing from ‘Grand to Petite’  

Available in 7 luxurious colors. 

Alpaca Fur TWIST color range
Alpaca Fur TWIST color range

Faux Fur TWIST 

A beautiful accessory to dress up any outfit instantly and affordably. 

Warm, comfortable and a reflection of your personality! 

Designed in New Zealand and handcrafted in Peru in tune with our fair trade and sustainability policies. 

Universal sizing from ‘Grand to Petite’ Available in 2 great patterns Husky and Snow Fox 

Faux Fur TWIST color range
Faux Fur TWIST color range

Merino Sports TWIST 

Smart, warm, and practical headwear for any outdoor sporting event. 

The thin profile enables this to be comfortably worn underneath helmets, ideal for skiing, cycling, skateboarding etc.

Universal unisex sizing from ‘Grand to Petite’ 

Available in Black with our great logo. 

Merino Sports TWIST
Merino Sports TWIST

Acrylic TWIST 

Smart, pretty, comfortable, and affordable. 

Who said Winter should be just for dull colors?

Brighten up the day and let your personality shine.

Designed in New Zealand and handcrafted in Peru in tune with our fair trade and sustainability policies.

Universal sizing from ‘Grand to Petite’

Available in 11 fabulous colors.

Acrylic TWIST color range
Acrylic TWIST color range

Ethical Fair Trade 

From the outset at the formation of French Accent we decided that we would do business ethically, fairly, with integrity, and ensure that our operations would be sustainable, environmentally correct, and Alpaca welfare friendly. 

With this in mind Mercedes introduced us to Ronald and Grace in Lima Peru, who operate their manufacturing business on a strictly ethical basis in tune with our principles. 

Why we need you guys and Kickstarter? 

We are now ready to launch and need funding to help us over the last hurdles to: 

  • Find and develop wholesale to retail distribution partners in North America, Europe, and Asia.
  • Expand our social media horsepower via marketing experts
  • Support us on Facebook, Instagram, & Pintrest by liking and sharing TWIST and French Accent

Kickstarter timeline

TWIST Kickstarter Timeline
TWIST Kickstarter Timeline

Why back TWIST by French Accent?

  • Fantastic value for money rewards
  • Be part of something exciting, new, unique, and beautiful in the wonderful world of fashion
  • Join the innovators in fashion
  • Well structured carefully planned ‘go to market’ strategy
  • French Accent is a great little company with admin, operations, and production already in place
  • Most of the hard work has been completed over the last 2.5 years
  • We have a solid business case
  • Very high likelihood of success  

Risks and challenges

We acknowledge there is risk in every business venture and French Accent is no different.

However, because we have put in both the hard work and carefully placed investment ($'s) over the last 2.5 years, the stage is set for TWIST to be successful.

Post launch risks and challenges are:

1. Ensuring minimal disruptions in our supply chain
2. Ensuring our Quality Control (QC) remains stringent
3. Ensuring we find reliable distribution partners

How will we mitigate these?

1. We have plenty of products in stock and we have primed our manufacturers in the event we substantially exceed our Kickstarter target.

2. We have established a strong and trusting partnership with our manufacturers and this includes Quality Control. Alongside this, we at French Accent inspect every TWIST before it is shipped to you.

3. For our broader aspirations with TWIST we will implement careful due diligence when we source and select National distribution partners to ensure our strict standards are met.

Our reputation and credibility is something that we truly cherish, and looking after YOU our backers/customers by way of delivering both your rewards and your 'investment of trust' in us to be successful, is paramount.

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    Pledge NZ$ 10 or more About $7

    TWIST support pledge

    - Be part of something new and innovative in the Fashion World

    - Have your name, town, and country listed on our 'Wall of Fame' on our website

    - Get a giant THANK YOU from the French Accent team

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    Pledge NZ$ 50 or more About $37

    Acrylic TWIST

    - Receive 1 lovely Acrylic Twist in your choice of 11 vibrant colors

    - or, a gift voucher for someone special.

    - Shipped free to you anywhere in the world

    - Be part of something new and innovative in the Fashion World

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    Pledge NZ$ 65 or more About $48

    Merino Sports TWIST

    - Receive 1 very cool (warm) Merino sports Twist in black with our personal logo

    - or, a gift voucher for someone special.

    - Shipped free to you anywhere in the world

    - Be part of something new and innovative in the Fashion World

    - Have your name, town, and country listed on our 'Wall of Fame' on our website

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    Pledge NZ$ 80 or more About $59

    Faux Fur TWIST

    - Receive 1 very stylish Faux Fur Twist in your choice of Husky or Snow Fox

    - or, a gift voucher for someone special.

    - Shipped free to you anywhere in the world

    - Be part of something new and innovative in the Fashion World

    - Have your name, town, and country listed on our 'Wall of Fame' on our website

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    Pledge NZ$ 100 or more About $73

    Acrylic & Merino Sports Twist combo

    - Receive 1 lovely Acrylic Twist in your choice of 11 vibrant colors

    - Receive 1 very cool (warm) Merino sports Twist in black with our personal logo

    - or, a gift voucher for someone special.

    - Shipped free to you anywhere in the world

    - Be part of something new and innovative in the Fashion World

    - Have your name, town, and country listed on our 'Wall of Fame' on our website

    - Get a giant THANK YOU from the French Accent team

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    Pledge NZ$ 115 or more About $84

    Acrylic & Faux Fur Twist combo

    - Receive 1 lovely Acrylic Twist in your choice of 11 vibrant colors

    - Receive 1 very stylish Faux Fur Twist in your choice of Husky or Snow Fox

    - or, a gift voucher for someone special.

    - Shipped free to you anywhere in the world

    - Be part of something new and innovative in the Fashion World

    - Have your name, town, and country listed on our 'Wall of Fame' on our website

    - Get a giant THANK YOU from the French Accent team

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    Pledge NZ$ 130 or more About $95

    Merino Sports & Faux Fur Twist combo

    - Receive 1 very cool (warm) Merino sports Twist in black with our personal logo

    - Receive 1 very stylish Faux Fur Twist in your choice of Husky or Snow Fox

    - or, a gift voucher for someone special.

    - Shipped free to you anywhere in the world

    - Be part of something new and innovative in the Fashion World

    - Have your name, town, and country listed on our 'Wall of Fame' on our website

    - Get a giant THANK YOU from the French Accent team

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    Pledge NZ$ 165 or more About $121

    Acrylic, Merino, and Faux Fur combo

    - Receive 1 lovely Acrylic Twist in your choice of 11 vibrant colors

    - Receive 1 very cool (warm) Merino sports Twist in black with our personal logo

    - Receive 1 very stylish Faux Fur Twist in your choice of Husky or Snow Fox

    - or, a gift voucher for someone special.

    - Shipped free to you anywhere in the world

    - Be part of something new and innovative in the Fashion World

    - Have your name, town, and country listed on our 'Wall of Fame' on our website

    - Get a giant THANK YOU from the French Accent team

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    Pledge NZ$ 200 or more About $146

    Alpaca Fur TWIST

    - Receive 1 fabulous Alpaca Fur Twist in your choice of 7 gorgeous colors

    - or, a gift voucher for someone special.

    - Shipped free to you anywhere in the world

    - Be part of something new and innovative in the Fashion World

    - Have your name, town, and country listed on our 'Wall of Fame' on our website

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    Pledge NZ$ 220 or more About $161

    Alpaca Fur & Acrylic TWIST combo

    - Receive 1 lovely Acrylic Twist in your choice of 11 vibrant colors

    - Receive 1 fabulous Alpaca Fur Twist in your choice of 7 gorgeous colors

    - or, a gift voucher for someone special.

    - Shipped free to you anywhere in the world

    - Be part of something new and innovative in the Fashion World

    - Have your name, town, and country listed on our 'Wall of Fame' on our website

    - Get a giant THANK YOU from the French Accent team

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    Pledge NZ$ 235 or more About $172

    Alpaca Fur & Merino Sports TWIST combo

    - Receive 1 very cool (warm) Merino sports Twist in black with our personal logo

    - Receive 1 fabulous Alpaca Fur Twist in your choice of 7 gorgeous colors

    - or, a gift voucher for someone special.

    - Shipped free to you anywhere in the world

    - Be part of something new and innovative in the Fashion World

    - Have your name, town, and country listed on our 'Wall of Fame' on our website

    - Get a giant THANK YOU from the French Accent team

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    Pledge NZ$ 250 or more About $183

    Alpaca Fur & Faux Fur TWIST combo

    - Receive 1 very stylish Faux Fur Twist in your choice of Husky or Snow Fox

    - Receive 1 fabulous Alpaca Fur Twist in your choice of 7 gorgeous colors

    - or, a gift voucher for someone special.

    - Shipped free to you anywhere in the world

    - Be part of something new and innovative in the Fashion World

    - Have your name, town, and country listed on our 'Wall of Fame' on our website

    - Get a giant THANK YOU from the French Accent team

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    Pledge NZ$ 330 or more About $241

    Jumbo value Twist fashion pack

    - Receive 1 lovely Acrylic Twist in your choice of 11 vibrant colors

    - Receive 1 very cool (warm) Merino sports Twist in black with our personal logo

    - Receive 1 very stylish Faux Fur Twist in your choice of Husky or Snow Fox

    - Receive 1 fabulous Alpaca Fur Twist in your choice of 7 gorgeous colors

    - or, a gift voucher for someone special.

    - Shipped free to you anywhere in the world

    - Be part of something new and innovative in the Fashion World

    - Have your name, town, and country listed on our 'Wall of Fame' on our website

    - Get a giant THANK YOU from the French Accent team

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    Pledge NZ$ 350 or more About $256

    Alpaca Fur Twist multiple

    - Receive 2 fabulous Alpaca Fur Twists in your choices of 7 gorgeous colors

    - or, a gift voucher for someone special.

    - Shipped free to you anywhere in the world

    - Be part of something new and innovative in the Fashion World

    - Have your name, town, and country listed on our 'Wall of Fame' on our website

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Funding period

- (30 days)