Help an emerging fashion designer take her line to a trade show in 2011. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on November 23, 2010.
About this project
Hi friends! I would like to raise $9,500 to put toward the cost of taking my Fall 2011 line to a trade show in February.
As an independent designer based in Seattle (not exactly a fashion mecca), I've had to get creative to succeed in this industry. I've worked my butt off to get into the handful of stores that carry my line, but I need more wholesale business to sustain and grow my company!
Since I launched my line 2 years ago I've had to email & call store owners regularly to ask for sales appointments. Taking my line to a trade show would allow me to get my clothing in front of hundreds of boutique owners in the course of just a few days. Buyers often attend these shows to scout new talent to carry in their boutiques. Awesome, right?! Unfortunately participating in a trade show is insanely expensive for a small, one person business. I know that I'm ready for this next step, but right now all of my profits are re-invested into fabric for production and new collections.
SPRING 11 LOOKBOOK
Here is exactly how the funds will be spent:
$6,000 = Fee to participate in the show
$1,000 = Two roundtrip tickets from Seattle to NYC (I will need a set of helping hands)
$400(ish) = Hotel stay for 4 nights near the venue
$900 = Approximate funding fees from Kickstarter + Amazon
$1200 = Printing costs for marketing materials + cab rides + those misc fees that you always fail to think of beforehand
If I can be thrifty (and I promise I will try), any extra money will either be put toward the cost of production OR saved so that I can do this all again the next season!
ABOUT MY COMPANY:
Creating a beautiful, high quality product is the core of sustainable design. Jesica Milton clothing is designed to be trendless & versatile, allowing our garments to last you through the seasons.
All of our garments are manufactured locally in Seattle, Washington. Fabric used for production is often surplus stock bought from larger manufacturers.
To further reduce our impact on the environment we've instituted a textile recycling program. Fabric left over after garment production is sent away to be recycled into paper, mattress batting, and carpets. Larger pieces are given new life as cummerbund belts.
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