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Handcrafted hairpins created from roots salvaged from old plantations. Each hairpin purchased will plant up to 10 endangered trees.
Handcrafted hairpins created from roots salvaged from old plantations. Each hairpin purchased will plant up to 10 endangered trees.
Handcrafted hairpins created from roots salvaged from old plantations. Each hairpin purchased will plant up to 10 endangered trees.
255 backers pledged £10,763 to help bring this project to life.

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S A Y A Designs | The Passionate Pursuit of Ethical Hairpins

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Turning Heads for all the Right Reasons.

Inspired by nature and handmade by Balinese artisans, S A Y A Designs is a brand new heart fuelled venture launching a unique collection of hairpins. Using root wood salvaged from old plantations, each hairpin completes an amazing cycle, as every purchase plants up to 10 endangered tree species back into the rainforests in Indonesia. What's exciting is that this is only the beginning! 

Let us present to you the journey we are beginning with our hairpins, show you the craftsmanship behind them and how they are supporting positive change.

How it works: Select the reward level you want on the right, click the green button to back our project and be part of making this happen! Most reward levels are only available to a limited amount of backers, so act fast!

Important Note: On Kickstarter you can only 'back' once. If you would like multiple items or want to buy one for a friend, we suggest buying the 'Bundle Rewards'.

Skip To: Who Is Saya | Why Kickstarter | How To PledgeRewards & Shipping | How To Use a Hairstick? | Our Mission | Timeline | Process | Planting Trees | Risks & Challenges | FAQs

 

 

Don't worry folks! These will soon be available on our website. Subscribe to keep in the loop!
Don't worry folks! These will soon be available on our website. Subscribe to keep in the loop!

 

Don't worry folks! These will soon be available on our website. Subscribe to our website to keep in the loop!
Don't worry folks! These will soon be available on our website. Subscribe to our website to keep in the loop!

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

Skip To: Who Is Saya | Why Kickstarter | How To PledgeRewards & Shipping | How To Use a Hairstick? | Our Mission | Timeline | Process | Planting Trees | Risks & Challenges | FAQs 

Starting with the Passionate Pursuit of the Ethical Hairpin. 

Hello, I am Victoria and I created S A Y A as a medium for exploration. With a background in visual arts, mixed with a deep love for nature and craft, I wanted to create things we can treasure that tell stories and act as reminders of what we believe in. Creativity, collaboration and compassion are all at the core of this journey and what's exciting is that it is only the beginning! I hope to build S A Y A into a platform that can do much more.

Backing our Project Funds the First Round of Production

In addition to launching our products, your pledge helps start up our business, grow our network and community which we are so excited to do. With your help, we will be able to grow and build into a larger platform able to have real impact. 

 

  • April | Launch Kickstarter Campaign 
  • May | Kickstarter Finishes // Start Production 
  • June | Final Touches on Production // Packaging 
  • July | Our Stock Arrives in the U.K
  • August | Ship to EU & USA // Make Sure Everyone's Happy 
  • September | Build Website, Launch Other Selling Channels....

We are working hard behind the scenes to create a platform and build a network of like-minded creative and courageous advocates all working hard to make positive environmental or cultural impacts on their communities big and small. We want to share and feature all those stories of what people are doing to better their world around them to inspire us.

We believe being environmentally friendly is fashionable in itself. Through S A Y A we will create excitement around issues we believe in. We hope to invite others to learn more and get involved with environmental and wildlife conservation by adding to the beauty in people’s lives by creating things they can treasure that have stories to tell. The time for change making is now and we can’t wait for you get involved too. 

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We will be sending out a survey towards the end of the Kickstarter Campaign where you can confirm your shipping address and a few other details. We will keep you on track through the process with what's happening and be in close contact during the campaign.  

All Shipping is Included Worldwide.

 

 

The Beauty of Hair Sticks is in Their Form and Function. 

Hairsticks are the original hair tool and we are bringing them back. Anthropologists can see the earliest cave dwellers used everything from thorns, sticks and bones to fashion crude hair pins. There are endless ways to wear them and they are so easy to use.

We will be sending out our favorite tutorials during the campaign, in the meantime take a peek at our Pinterest account for some guidance. We really think they look best when you make them your own. Experiment!

They are durable and meant to last. The oils produced in your hair will keep your hairpin naturally polished and beaming.
They are durable and meant to last. The oils produced in your hair will keep your hairpin naturally polished and beaming.

 

 

I searched and met many craftsmen to interpret my designs in search for the right models and methods.
I searched and met many craftsmen to interpret my designs in search for the right models and methods.

Timber is only an Environmentally Friendly Material if it is Consciously Sourced. 

Legally many hardwoods are still commercially sold and are often undocumented. I wasn't prepared to source wood until I had some validation, this was the complicated part. Searching for solutions, I came across Made & Wayan, sculptors digging up and recycling root wood from old plantations across Indonesia. The roots were left behind by loggers harvesting trees on large-scale production sites. They take hundreds of years to decompose and have little value for the soil. Using this waste material we are having as little impact on the environment as possible. 

Every design is named and has been carefully drawn by the exotic flora and fauna, here in Indonesia. Made & Wayan understood immediately what I was looking for in my designs.
Every design is named and has been carefully drawn by the exotic flora and fauna, here in Indonesia. Made & Wayan understood immediately what I was looking for in my designs.

Each Hairpin is Designed by me, Handmade with Love and Backed by a Commitment.

Our team of artisans from Java and Bali mostly have woodcarving as a profession running down for generations in their families. Their creativity and inspiration have made the design process the most exciting part.
Our team of artisans from Java and Bali mostly have woodcarving as a profession running down for generations in their families. Their creativity and inspiration have made the design process the most exciting part.

We Source Salvaged Root Wood Left Over from Plantations. 

Being handmade, the story becomes so much more than the product. It becomes the link and connection between cultures. Each piece is carved out by hand. Then sanded down to the finest grain using simple tools and techniques.

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We have Partnered with a Micro Garden who will be Supplying our Seeds, Training Farmers and Communities to Support their Ecosystems.

Our partner organization is GAIA based in Central Java. They work on teaching local communities how to maintain their environment through support and training. They work closely together with large organizations such as FFI and focus specifically on Indonesia speaking on a government level to make sure forestry issues are heard. These Micro Gardens will be supplying our seeds, training farmers and communities to support their ecosystems. Until they are at least 5 years old they monitor their growth before they are ready to be replanted into national protected forests. 

Kickstarter doesn't allow raising funds for charity! That's true. The funds you share with us will be used to create and deliver your pledges. Anything extra will go towards growing the company. Planting these trees is our pledge to our partner organization, resulting from this campaign and will be funded out of our own pocket.

 

 

Trees are the lungs of our planet. Adding back to the biodiversity of our rainforests will not only allow our forests, animal species and environment as a whole to thrive.
Trees are the lungs of our planet. Adding back to the biodiversity of our rainforests will not only allow our forests, animal species and environment as a whole to thrive.

 

Over the past year, we have visited multiple forestry projects, attended sustainability conferences and sat with local artisans, to try and understand the bigger picture of deforestation. The UN sustainable development goals for 2030 recognize the immediate need for protection and restoration of global ecosystems, I think we all do. There are thousands of active environmental organizations who are passionately working at setting greater greener standards. I was fortunate to meet many of these good spirits in Indonesia and this is where I took a chance to act on an opportunity.

This Is Where I Took a Chance.

 

 

Thank You for all of Your Support

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For further questions, contact us at hello@sayadesigns.com

 

                         

Risks and challenges

Our primary challenge is spreading the word. While there is always the risk of manufacturing delays, we also face potential delays based on hindu holidays and the monsoon rains. We have produced prototypes and have spent the last year preparing for this moment. Our manufacturers have centuries of experience, had time to experiment with our designs and have been collecting materials ready to go.

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    An Eternal Thank You & Digital Download

    We give our eternal thanks for your support with this project. You will receive a selection of high-quality digital downloads for all the art work seen in the campaign.

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    The Banana Leaf

    Get 1 x Banana Leaf hair stick, in any wood that you like. Choose from Rosewood, Tamarind or Teak. Includes free shipping anywhere in the world.

    We will plant 1 tree for every Banana Leaf you purchase!

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    The Frangipani

    Get 1 x Frangipani hair stick. Includes free shipping anywhere in the world.

    We will plant 2 trees for every Frangipani you purchase!

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    The Mini Pandans

    Get 1 x Set of Mini Pandan hair sticks. Includes free shipping anywhere in the world.

    We will plant 2 trees for each Mini Pandan set you purchase!

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    The Champaka

    Get 1 x Champaka hair stick. Includes free shipping anywhere in the world.

    We will plant 3 trees for every Champaka you purchase!

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    The Soka Bud

    Get 1 x Soka Bud hair stick, in any wood that you like. Choose from Rosewood, Tamarind or Teak. Includes free shipping anywhere in the world.

    We will plant 4 trees for every Soka Bud you purchase!

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    The Tapioca

    Get 1 x Tapioca hair stick, in any wood that you like. Choose from Rosewood or Teak. Includes free shipping anywhere in the world.

    We will plant 5 trees for every Tapioca you purchase!

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    Pledge £33 or more About $41

    The Taro

    Get 1 x Taro hair stick, in any wood that you like. Choose from Rosewood & Tamarind available in three different styles. Includes free shipping anywhere in the world.

    We will plant 6 trees for every Taro you purchase!

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    The Double Pandan

    Get 1 x Double Pandan hair stick set. Available in Tamarind and Rosewood. Includes free shipping anywhere in the world.

    We will plant 7 trees for every set of Double Pandans you purchase!

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    The Barrette

    Get 1 x Barrette hair fork. Available in Tamarind or Rosewood. Includes free shipping anywhere in the world.

    We will plant 8 trees for every Barette you purchase!

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    The Moon Flower

    Get 1 x Moon Flower hair piece. Available in Tamarind or Rosewood. Includes free shipping anywhere in the world.

    We will plant 9 trees for every Moon Flower you purchase!

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    The Chanang

    Get 1 x Chanang hair piece. Available in Tamarind & Rosewood. Includes free shipping anywhere in the world.

    We will plant 10 trees for every Chanang you purchase!

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    Pledge £90 or more About $113

    Bundle of Three

    Choose from 2 hair sticks from the Sun section and 1 hair stick from the Moon section (see details in the Reward & Shipping section below).

    We will plant 15 trees for every bundle of 3 purchased!

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    Pledge £250 or more About $314

    The Box Set

    Get 1 of every hair pin in the collection. Includes free shipping anywhere in the world.

    We will plant 55 trees for every Saya Collection purchased!

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    Pledge £3,000 or more About $3,769

    The Indonesian Discovery

    All inclusive, 10 day discovery tour in Indonesia. This will include trips to eco projects, micro forests, traditional & contemporary art workshops. We will work together to suit this around what interests you.

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    • The Discovery Tour
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