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Scarfrican: Fashion with a Mission

The world's coolest scarves and blankets.

Scarfrican: Fashion with a Mission

The world's coolest scarves and blankets.

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About

Our company is Scarfrican. We are based in the United States and have a mission in Africa. We make the coolest scarves and blankets in the world and are available in 3 products: scarves, throw blankets and bed blankets. Each of our garments are hand made and one of a kind.  No two garments will be identical because there are millions of different color combinations that can be used while making them insuring each has its own uniqueness. While being made out of the finest, most colorful and softest material available they will keep you warm while satisfying your inner fashionista.  They are artsy, funky, chic, vibrant in color and literally match everything and will look fabulous around your neck or in your home.

Now about our mission. Sierra Leone is a country on the west coast of Africa and it is one of the poorest countries in the world with 60% of its population making less than $1.25 per day. Its literacy rate is under 41%. We train and employ people in Sierra Leone to make our scarves and blankets. An individual working 40 hours a week will make 4 times their country’s poverty rate. It will pull many families out of poverty and help them to be able to send their children to college thus breaking the cycle of poverty and illiteracy.  Unfortunately there is an ugly chapter in our country's history that deals with the Transatlantic slave trade. A very large percentage of the slave ships that came to the Unites States departed from Sierra Leone. That is the reason this small country is the recipient of our mission.

There is more...While employing people helps on a personal level, we also want to make a cultural or social impact.  In Sierra Leone lies what is called “The most important site in Africa for the United States”.  It is Bunce Island which at one time was a slave castle, a place to hold captured Africans until the slave ships arrived. Upon arrival these African were loaded onto the ships and then they sailed west and sold as slaves in the New World.  It is mind boggling how such a small island in Africa could have such a huge impact on a country.  With the Trans Atlantic Slave trade ending over 200 years ago Bunce Island has been vacant for many years.  This very important castle is literally crumbling away before our eyes and no one is doing anything about it.  If left unattended rain and vegetation will continue to eat away at the walls of the fort.  This would be devastating to the world’s history if this site were to become lost.  Therefore we will donate a percentage of our sales to help with the preservation of Bunce Island to save it for future generations so others can learn what took place there.

100% of the funds raised on our Kickstarter campaign will be used to create a large inventory of our fine garments to be sold through our website. None of the money will be donated.  

We would be honored to have you back our kickstarter campaign.  After doing so you will be able to select which specific garment you want prior to shipping through our website.  

We hope you join us and help make the world a more stylish place and at the same time make the world a better place.

Our company’s name is Scarfrican.

We call it “Fashion with a Mission”.  

Risks and challenges

Our Kickstarter campaign is solely to be able to build a large inventory of scarves and blankets so our customers will have many garments to choose from. We want to have a steady flow of garments shipped from Africa to our warehouse in the United States on an ongoing basis so our inventory will be constantly updating. With your generous help, through Kickstarter we can do this.

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    Support us without getting anything

    If you want to help support our company without getting anything in return, this is for you. This way you can be a part of our journey and help providing jobs in Africa and at the same time support the manufacture of quality, colorful garments.

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    Scarf Basic reward

    This gets you one of our scarves after our early bird delivery. This is 37% off our regular price of $119.00. You will be able to select which scarf you want prior to delivery.

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    Throw blanket reward

    This reward gets you one of our throw blankets at at 34% off our regular price of $219.00. You will be able to select which blanket you want prior to shipping.

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    Bed Blanket reward

    This reward gets you one of our bed blankets (90" X 100" ). This is 35% off our regular price of $499.00. You will be able to select which blanket you want prior to shipping.

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    Deluxe African Tour package

    With this reward package we fly you to Africa and you tour Sierra Leone. Includes Airfare (from North America or Europe), hotel (4 days/3 nights) and tours of Freetown and Bunce Island, what some call the most important and historical site in Africa. I will personally meet you at the Sierra Leone airport and be your escort.

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    Scarf Early bird

    This early bird reward gets you one of the first scarves. This is 42% off our retail price of $119.00. You will be able to select which scarf you want prior to delivery.

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- (30 days)