Long story short:
We began designing clothing way back in 1996. We had the idea to create lovely high end couture inspired clothing for goths, artists, and fans of historical clothing, something more than your run of the mill costumes.
We've been going ever since, not because it's made us rich, but because we love it. Times have been tough recently, we know that, lots of people loved our clothing but couldn't afford to buy it, so we wanted to put out something that would both be more affordable for everyone (for you to buy and for us to make).
We were about to do this when suddenly out of the blue, a large handmade selling site that will not be named shut down one of our main webstores without warning, offering us no way to fight it and leaving us without about half the income we usually make every month. Clothing collection dream= down the drain. Keeping business open, being able to pay bills, being able to do what we love (designing clothing) anymore= looking grim.
We then got the great idea to ask our fans and friends and the lovely people at kickstarter to help fund our project. Project was accepted! Here we are!
Why we need your help:
In these tough times banks are not exactly dolling out loans left and right. Even if you DO get approved for a loan they won't give you a small one. We need a small one. Like less than $5000. Banks laugh at you when you ask them that. For all these years we have been scrapping by funding everything ourselves, the webstore being shut down crippled that option. Now the sales of our clothing barely supports us in our daily lives much less being able to save any back to design new things. Unfortunately you need money to make money, sad but true, to even drive traffic to our new website so we can make up for all the lost sales, we'd have to spend more than we have on advertising. Our fans and friends however have always been a great source of support and inspiration to us, and we are fighters, so after all these years, we are not giving up now, and we ask you to help us fight once again. We'd be eternally grateful if we could keep making clothing for you guys. It's one of the real joys we have.
Please consider helping us fund this project by even giving just $1, every little bit helps, and we thank you very much.
- (30 days)