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Bohyne Bridal Kickstarter

A chic, cruelty free, slow-fashion bridal line created through fair trade manufacture using dead-stock and sustainable fabrics.

Bohyne Bridal Kickstarter

A chic, cruelty free, slow-fashion bridal line created through fair trade manufacture using dead-stock and sustainable fabrics.

$279
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
7
backers
14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 31 2019 3:32 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Introducing the next generation of Celia Grace fair trade bridal. Wild Wood Collection designer Colleen Bankovich has big plans for her new debut line, Bohyne.

We are seeking to raise $30,000 to off-set the costs of production, preparation and publicity for Bohyne as a whole, as well as each series of designs drops. In addition to raising funds for Bohyne, a portion of donations will be directly gifted to our cooperative of dressmakers and seamstresses in Cambodia. Our team is in need of new resources and tools to continue production on schedule, while expanding opportunities for new work in the village.   

Leading change in the bridal fashion industry by combating: overproduction, fast fashion, waste, pollution, footprint on the environment and ethical treatment of humans. 

Last year, Celia Grace debuted its first collection in nearly five years. The Wild Wood Collection, designed by Colleen, featured sustainable bamboo fabric, recycled dead-stock lace, and silhouettes designed to transcend a bride's big day and become a wardrobe staple. The Wild Wood Collection was featured in some of the biggest names in bridal fashion, including Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago, Fashion Network, The Wedding A-List, British Vogue and Vogue India.

Most wedding dresses in the market today are crafted in a similar model to the fast fashion industry. The manufacture and production of these gowns is quick, fast and cheap. What this means for the dressmakers is low wages, long hours and unethical standards. Nobody should suffer for brides to have a beautiful wedding dress

 Last month, Colleen secured the rights to the Wild Wood Collection designs, allowing her to continue the legacy of fair trade bridal but with new styles, new roots and new intentions. These roots began months ago, and have blossomed into Bohyne.

In contrast to Celia Grace’s somewhat traditional aesthetic, Bohyne will have more versatility and options for brides and beyond. Expect plays of color and cut, taking fair trade bridal fashion to the next level in style and sophistication. This isn’t your mama’s crunchy bridal brand. Colleen has big plans for taking the idea of bridal and beyond a step further by incorporating more Ready-To-Wear styles that will suit the understated style of elopements, civil ceremonies, even vow renewals.

The process in how these styles will be revealed is also new - and unlike any other bridal fashion line out there. Unlike the two-seasons-a-year design drop at New York Bridal Fashion Week and Bridal Market, Bohyne has created a new, sustainable model that releases new designs in slow drops. Starting this winter, approximately six to eight new looks will drop bi-monthly through until March, when the full collection will debut at a trunk show in Omaha with Noa Brides.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk Bohyne faces is not having a supple financial budget to showcase new designs.

Though Bohyne's business model tackles the need for a lot of up-front costs, the long-term costs will be of great impact to the brand. Bohyne works exclusively with fair trade cooperatives which require the brand to spend more on the fabrics, time, delivery and manufacture of our dresses and separates.

After seeing the massive interest and inquiry for the Wild Wood Collection, we know that after a few short months Bohyne will become a leader in ethical, sustainable and fair trade bridal wear.

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