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With every box of Gift Box 100% Organic Tampons purchased, we will donate one-for-one to a woman in need.
With every box of Gift Box 100% Organic Tampons purchased, we will donate one-for-one to a woman in need.
706 backers pledged AU$ 45,862 to help bring this project to life.

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AU$ 45,862

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34,192 tampons to be donated from the Kickstarter campaign

125,000 tampons to be donated from the first shipment

$45,862 raised to make Gift Box a reality

706 kind, compassionate and incredibly good looking backers

In 30 days we have come so far. And I cannot tell you all how incredibly grateful I am for the support, well wishes and pledges received. What an amazing, humbling experience. I am inspired and in awe of you all.

Saskia & the Gift Box Collective xo

In Australia alone, there are over 85,000 homeless women each year who struggle to access sanitary products. That works out to over 46,000 women each month and includes almost 18,000 young women and girls aged 12-24.

Soon, you will have the power to change this number with one easy consumer choice each month.

Would you do it?

JOIN US @GIFTBOXORGANIC 

 CHECK OUT OUR MEDIA LOVE...

Herald Sun 'Love It' June 11 2016
Herald Sun 'Love It' June 11 2016

 

Herald Sun June 2nd 2016
Herald Sun June 2nd 2016

HUFFINGTON POST 'You Can Help Provide Thousands Of Homeless Australian Women With Tampons'

SHOW AND TELL 'Here's the Bloody Truth'

I SUPPORT THE SISTERHOOD 'Saskia Hampele Gives a Gift to Sisters in Need'

SBS ONLINE 'Ex-Neighbours star kickstarts campaign to give tampons to Australia's homeless'

GIFT BOX - THE PRODUCT

Our dream is that every woman worldwide has access to safe, clean, and great quality sanitary products. So we created Gift Box - a 100% organic feminine hygiene range with a heart, where we donate our product, one-for-one, to those in need.

Gift Box is about creating a sustainable support program, so for every tampon and pad purchased, we will donate one to a less fortunate woman in Australia, and eventually worldwide.

The concept of 'GIFT BOX' is a tongue-in-cheek take on literally just that: a gift for your box. We have sourced the highest quality 100% organic cotton tampons from a certified organic manufacturer in Europe - so we haven't compromised on quality. They will be shipped to and packed in Australia using recycled kraft paper boxes, ensuring all aspects of the product are ethical and fair-trade. 

So how will we afford to donate one-for-one?

Instead of raking in huge profits and spending money on fancy packaging and advertising, we are absorbing the cost of donations by keeping our business plan nice and simple. Frill-free, low cost packaging (that won't fall apart in your bag), simple, clear and effective branding, and a reliance on the generous word-of-mouth of our future customers to spread the message (that's you!).

Why organic?

With organically grown produce becoming more and more readily available - fruit & vegetables, cosmetics, even clothing - it makes sense that women are switching to organic for their sanitary care. After all, this is a product that makes contact with our most intimate lady-parts, all throughout our baby-making life. Research is revealing that non-organic tampons are riddled with pesticides, heavy metals, synthetic fibres (including plastic!) and are bleached with chlorine, which leads to a toxic byproduct called dioxin: a carcinogen which is linked to cancer and endometriosis. Conventional cotton production is one of the most common industries to use genetically modified crops and pesticides. Not to mention the environmental impact of non-natural materials ending up in landfill and our oceans. For a brand targeted at a socially conscious and progressive audience, organic just made sense.

OUR INSPIRATION

In Australia each year, over 1.1 million women live in poverty and struggle to afford sanitary products each month. 85,000 women access homelessness services each year, and 25% are young women and girls aged 12-24 (homelessnessaustralia.org.au). Homelessness in Australia affects thousands of women each month, and with limited access to safe, affordable feminine hygiene, many are forced to create makeshift pads and tampons using newspaper, toilet paper, sponges, rags, even dead leaves and bark.

Inspired by socially conscious business models like 'Tom's Shoes' and 'Who Gives a Crap' toilet paper, we set out to create a brand that offers consumers the same quality and price as competing brands, but will be giving back to those less fortunate.

Gift Box has partnered up with the Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Period Projects, Essentials for WomenShare the Dignity to ensure that our donations are delivered to the women who need it most. 

ABOUT US

When ex-Neighbours actress Saskia Hampele learned of these shocking statistics last year, she started making a plan to do something about it. Appalled by the lack of sustainable resources for women struggling to access sanitary care, Saskia developed a model that would take something that every woman needs, and use the proceeds to help women in need. Alongside her husband Kayne Tremills, the pair enlisted the help of a few friends (and some well-known faces) to bring this idea to life. 

HOW THE MONEY WILL BE USED

The minimum shipment of product is a pallet of over 250,000 units. 

  • Minimum Tampon Shipment $15,000 
  • Postage & Freight $13,880 
  • Customs Duty, Taxes & Import Fees $2700 
  • Insurance $2300 
  • Packaging Design & Production $1570 
  • Organic Certification $1525 
  • Warehousing & Packing $1500 
  • Marketing & PR $1500 
  • Website design $1000 
  • Video Production & Editing $500 
  • Kickstarter Fees $4147

TOTAL: $45,622

Any excess raised above and beyond the projected funding goal will be used to fund our launch party and expand our line.

NB: Sample Superstar should read "(add $15 for shipping worldwide)" however we are unable to edit our rewards now that we are live. Shipping in Aus metro is FREE for this option. GB x

UPDATE: JUNE 18

A new reward has just been added to our campaign. 3 lucky Neighbours fans can pledge $150 for a limited edition signed photo of the 'Neighbours' cast. 

 

Risks and challenges

I have taken every step to ensure that Organic Certification will be achieved, however until this process has begun it is unclear what unforeseen obstacles I will encounter. I have sourced the product from a EU certified organic manufacturer and will use an organic-certified fulfilment service to make sure everything is following organic certification standards.

I have been researching this idea for almost a year, building relationships with manufacturers, consulting business mentors, and tracking similar successful businesses. With all of this groundwork I feel confident that this will be a viable and thriving business.

I will be taking out public and product liability insurance and shipping insurance to make sure any bumps in the road don't dig into the funds raised and the compromise the mission of this project.

I am building close relationships with reputable, registered charity partners to ensure that donations are going to the intended parties. A clear and accurate system will be keeping track of the sales and stocktake, making sure donations are being made on a one-for-one basis.

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    Pledge AU$ 8 or more About $6

    ROCKSTAR STATUS
    For the cost of a box of tampons, your $8 pledge will help us get Gift Box off the ground. Gift Box rockstars will receive a personalised thankyou note from us, and in turn we will give a box of tampons to a woman in need. Share & tag @giftboxorganic for a personalised thank you from us!

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    LIGHT MEMBER
    For $25 you can be among the first to join our subscription service and receive any 3 items, delivered to your door every 3 months - with 3 boxes donated. That's $100 each year for your piece of mind each month. Opt out at anytime. Includes delivery. Share & tag @giftboxorganic for a personalised thank you from us!

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    GENTLEMAN STATUS
    For the dudes, $25 can buy you a random act of kindness - you will get a personally signed thank you card from us and in turn, we will give 3 boxes to a woman in need. What a gentleman. Ps. this option is open to ladies as well. Share & tag @giftboxorganic for a personalised thank you from us!

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    Pledge AU$ 30 or more About $21

    SAMPLE SUPERSTAR
    $30 will get you a Gift Box Sample Pack - 3 boxes of various sizes delivered to your door, with 3 boxes being donated to someone less fortunate. Includes delivery in Australia (add $15). Share & tag @giftboxorganic for a personalised thank you from us!

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    TOTALLY DOABLE MEMBER
    Our $45 subscription (for a medium flow) is totally doable, and will get you any 6 items, delivered to your door every 3 months, with 6 boxes going to a woman in need. Opt out at anytime. Share & tag @giftboxorganic for a personalised thank you from us!

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    TRAINING MATE CHARITY CLASS

    This Sunday June 26th Training Mate West Hollywood will be holding a special charity class supporting Gift Box. Your $50 pledge will get you entry to the class and backyard BBQ to follow - with beer, wine, snags, raffles, silent auction and goody bags! Starting 1pm at 7825 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood.

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    HEAVY MEMBER
    A $60 subscription (for a heavy flow) will get you any 9 items, delivered to your door every 3 months, with 9 boxes going to a woman in need. Perfect for families! Opt out at anytime. Share & tag @giftboxorganic for a personalised thank you from us!

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    SIX PACK SAMPLER
    A $60 sample pack includes any 6 items delivered to your door - and a donation of 6 boxes to a woman in need. Includes delivery in Australia (add $20 worldwide). Share & tag @giftboxorganic for a personalised thank you from us!

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    2 x NEIGHBOURS TOUR BUS TICKETS valued at $118

    For 2 lucky Neighbours fans, a $100 pledge will get you a double pass to iconic Ramsay Street on the official 'Neighbours' tour bus. Come prepared to take photos of the houses with authentic props, meet a Neighbours actor (past or present), take exclusive photos & grab an autograph from the star! If you´re lucky you may even see some filming! Tour begins in Melbourne CBD. Transport not included.

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    NEIGHBOURS FANS
    3 lucky Neighbours fans have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition framed signed photo from the Neighbours cast. You will have autographs from Dr Karl and Susan Kennedy, Paul Robinson, Sheila Canning and all the new faces of Erinsborough

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    2 x GREAT OCEAN ROAD TOUR TIX

    Ever wanted to visit the Great Ocean Road? Bunyip tours are giving away a double pass to this popular tour for a $200 pledge (valued at $270). Includes a beach stop on long golden surf beach with glorious views. Visit the coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay, and the iconic Cape Otway Lighthouse. And learn the ancient history of the Aboriginal owners, the Gadubanud people. Look for koalas & native birds in the wild. Take in the luscious green surrounds of Otway Rangers rainforests and some of Australia`s tallest eucalyptus trees. Step down to the beach at Gibson`s Steps, and take in the iconic 12 Apostles

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    Get your sweat on with 10 rides at Cycle House valued at $260!

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    Pledge AU$ 200 or more About $143

    FAMILY MEMBER
    $200 will get you a carton (36 boxes) for your family or business. That's an $88 saving off the RRP & donating almost 600 tampons to women in need! Whoa! Plus you'll get 2 Launch Party Invitations to help us celebrate. Share & tag @giftboxorganic for a personalised thank you from us!

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    NEIGHBOURS FANS
    We gave away our first 3 limited edition framed signed photos from the Neighbours cast within 3 hours. WOW! We have managed to get our hands on 2 more signed cast photos PLUS for this rerelease you will also get a personalised signed photo from Saskia Hampele (Georgia Brooks). Autographs from the likes of Dr Karl and Susan Kennedy, Paul Robinson, Sheila Canning and all the new faces of Erinsborough!

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    NEIGHBOURS FANS - SKYPE WITH ASH & SAS
    3 very lucky Neighbours fans who pledge $300 will be rewarded with a Skype date with Ashleigh Brewer (Kate Ramsay) & Saskia Hampele (Georgia Brooks). Ever wanted to find out what goes on behind the scenes of Neighbours and the Bold & the Beautiful? This is your opportunity to hang out with the girls for your very own private Skype date. Invite your friends and family to join, or make it an intimate chat where you can find out all the goss from your favourite soaps. They will also sign a personalised photo which will be delivered to your door following the Skype date.

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    'THE ORIGINALS' FANS
    5 lucky THE ORIGINALS fans have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition framed signed photo from Andrew Lees who plays 'Lucien' in THE ORIGINALS.

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    NEIGHBOURS FANS - SKYPE WITH HARLEY & SAS
    3 very lucky Neighbours fans who pledge $300 will be rewarded with a Skype date with Harley Bonner (Josh Wilis) & Saskia Hampele (Georgia Brooks). Ever wanted to find out what goes on behind the scenes of Neighbours? This is your opportunity to hang out with us for your very own private Skype date. Invite your friends and family to join, or make it an intimate chat where you can find out all the goss from your favourite soap. They will also sign a personalised photo which will be delivered to your door following the Skype date.

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    FEAR THE WALKING DEAD FANS
    5 lucky FTWD fans have the opportunity to purchase a frames limited edition signed photo from Alycia Debnam-Carey.

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    Pledge AU$ 600 or more About $430

    BUSINESS BUDDY
    $600 will get you 3 cartons for your business (108 boxes), including POS posters & materials. That's $264 off the RRP! You'll be the best boss in town & be giving almost 2000 tampons to women in need! Plus you'll get 4 Launch Party Invitations to help us celebrate & a thank you on our website. Share & tag @giftboxorganic for a personalised thank you from us!

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    Pledge AU$ 1,000 or more About $717

    SUPER SUPPORTER
    Our $1000 super supporters will get a big fat thank you on our website and social media. Plus 4 Launch Party Invitations to help us celebrate. Share & tag @giftboxorganic for a personalised thank you from us!

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    NEIGHBOURS VIP SET TOUR

    For a $1000 pledge you will be rewarded with a VIP set tour of the Neighbours studios in Melbourne, Australia. Visit the cast in the green room and have photos with all of your favourite cast members. Watch a scene being filmed in Harold's, visit Lassitors Lake and meet the Brennan brothers, or hang out at Karl & Susan's for the afternoon. This is not your ordinary Neighbours tour. You will get to see the inner working of the show and interact with the cast alongside your own personal tour guide. This VIP experience is for 4 people at a time suitable to you. Transport not included. Only one available. Email us with any questions.

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    Another 3 FTWD fans will have the opportunity to purchase a frames limited edition signed photo from Alycia Debnam-Carey.

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    Pledge AU$ 2,500 or more About $1,791

    CORPORATE SPONSOR
    If you really want to get behind Gift Box, become one of our corporate sponsors and we will put your logo on our website as an official sponsor for the world to see. Plus you'll get 5 Launch Party Invitations and our love and affection for life! Share & tag @giftboxorganic for a personalised thank you from us!

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    Pledge AU$ 5,000 or more About $3,583

    HERO STATUS
    Be a hero for thousands of homeless women, and help make Gift Box a reality. We will put your name/logo on our website as an official sponsor and make a whopping big donation of tampons to our charity partners on your behalf. Pledges can be made through our charity partner Melbourne Period Project as a tax deduction. Message us to find out how. Plus you'll get 10 Launch Party Invitations and our love and affection for life! Share & tag @giftboxorganic for a personalised thank you from us!

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    SUPERHERO STATUS
    Be a hero for thousands of homeless women, and help make Gift Box a reality. We will put your name/logo on our website as an official sponsor and make a whopping big donation of tampons to our charity partners on your behalf. Pledges can be made through our charity partner Melbourne Period Project as a tax deduction. Message us to find out how. Plus you'll get 10 Launch Party Invitations and our love and affection for life! Share & tag @giftboxorganic for a personalised thank you from us!

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Funding period

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