About this project
Scratch is a brand new, LA born, beauty company that acts as a platform for Designers, Illustrators, and all types of Artists to collaborate, create nail wraps, and share their art through a fun new wearable medium. We're a facilitator of awesomeness. Seriously. The incredibly talented artists we've been able to work with so far have created nail art that is beyond inspiring.
Don't know what nail wraps are? Want to know more about the quality? Check out the answers to your questions at the bottom!
We've been so grateful for all of the support and love from Scratch supporters so far! Below are just a few Instagram shots of our previous collections worn by some pretty incredible people. Tag #goscratchit to share your Scratch photos!
We have been passionately working our bums off to get to the point where we can launch a 3 nail wrap collection from a new Featured Artist every month, but we're not there yet. We literally have over 6 months worth of incredible nail wrap designs planned out from insanely talented artists!
Unfortunately, the cost of manufacturing a minimum order run for 3 designs every month is too much to take on out of pocket at this point. We've managed to get very far on our own but the progress is slow in launching new collections solely because of the startup cost.
We are ready to manufacture the 3 collections below now. Everything is lined up and our manufacturer is 100% ready to go. We've done test rounds of all of the wraps and are happy with the results and know you will be too. Please help us get these collections fully manufactured and to you!
(Nail Wraps designed by the lovely: Payton and Brian of Flat Vernacular, Shoot styled by the incredible: Vivian Nguyen from Koshka, Modeled by the stunning: Melisa Provencio. *WRAP DETAIL PHOTOS COMING SOON*)
Email us any questions you have to firstname.lastname@example.org and check out this HOW-TO guide thanks to Koshka!
Risks and challenges
Initial challenges that I have run into have been with finding and developing a good relationship with a manufacturer. I have had to contact multiple manufactures and go through rounds of quality testing to find the appropriate manufacturer that will be able to bring the designs to life.
In order to be able to complete this project I will have to successfully work with my manufacturer on scheduled delivery times and quality tests for all of the designs. I have been able to develop a good relationship with them up until this point which has made me confident in being able to tackle getting the designs developed.
The biggest risk would be in a potential delay with manufacturer if we get orders way beyond our expected range. However, all of the product would be made it would just take longer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Only the most incredible way to do your nails in 5min with no drying time…seriously. They're a thin pliable piece of plasticy nail polish already cut out to the shape of your nail that you can literally just stick on your nail, smooth out and pull the excess off. Once on they act and look exactly as if you'd painted your nails, minus the annoying waiting to dry time and having to pick things up cautiously. They come off the same as polish (with polish remover) and will chip the same way your polish does, so we recommend a top layer if you want it to last longer.
I've tried nail wraps and I'm not sold, they look like stickers/the application process is a pain, etc.
That's because most nail wrap companies are just selling you stickers. We're different, honestly. Our wraps are screen printed with nail polish ink to create a pliable thin layer that goes on easily and smooths down nicely on your nail. In other words, once you put on one of our wraps it literally looks like you painted your nail, not that you have a sticker on it and it dries instantly. Some other companies product requires you to take a ton of steps, including heating them up so they become pliable. We've found that perfect middle ground. No heating required and not a sticker. Also all of our wraps come packaged with a top and bottom plastic protecter that prevents them from drying out and allows you to break off just the wrap you want to use. This means you don't have to use them all at once and can use them just as accent nails if you'd like.
Each package comes with 8 different sized wraps for each hand, so 16 in total. So you can do a full manicure and have some left for accent nails later or just use them as accent nails and have them for a long time!
First reason is that we love Kickstarter and the Kickstarter community. We feel strongly about creating a collaborative business based on the mentality that we can all make beautiful things together. Second reason of course is we could use help with funding. We've made so much progress on our own, and up until now it's been completely funded out my of pocket. That has been our only limitation so far and we'd hate for it to slow us down if there's a way to get the wraps made quicker and thanks to Kickstarter and your support there is!
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