$1,241
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21
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 2 2019 5:43 PM UTC +00:00
$1,241
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
21
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 2 2019 5:43 PM UTC +00:00

About

Our Cause...

We are raising money to expand our company to more fixed locations. Because our products have been so well-received, we must expand our production area and want to find roots in a more centralized location where we can easily be accessible.  Throughout the year, we vend at various events, craft shows, festivals, and markets (weekly).  We have built and designed our displays to cut costs, but we now need to have more built for our retail location.  

This cause is important to us because Crave® takes pride in quality.  Crave® was created through a desire for impacting  people's skin care needs by making products that are mostly plant-based (some milk products are used for products that are delicate skin friendly), cruelty free, paraben free, sls free, and handmade.  Crave Confectionery Soaps is growing rapidly, and we need to expand our production area and upgrade our sales locations.      

The Problem 

Because soap is something that everyone uses and it's needed, conglomerates have been able to produce it with little regard to the damage that many of its harmful ingredients cause to consumers' skin and the environment.

...and the Solution

What makes us different from ALL OF THOSE OTHER SOAP COMPANIES is we have added a bit of whimsy and delight to the beauty of the soap itself. All of our products are dessert-themed. They look yummy, AND they are actually good for your skin. Crave Confectionery Soaps® is a delectable confectionery for your skin that keeps your skin and the environment safe while putting smiles on faces and adding delight to every person who experiences it. 

We also don't mark our products up to a ridiculous price point that the average consumer cannot afford.  We want everyone to have access to skin-safe products.

Handmade with Passion 

These funds are just the seed money for what Crave® intends to do in its future endeavors.  Our mission is to add to the concept of "Clean" by providing affordable skin-safe products to everyone.

REWARDS 

                        We have a plan, but we need your help.

                           Kickstarter funding supports critical development with Crave.

OUR DESSERT MOLDS

In order to achieve our unique designs, we use high quality molds that are durable and long lasting.  They are necessary and expensive.  If we order in larger quantities, we can catch a break on the cost.

EQUIPMENT

With expansion comes the need for more heavy duty equipment that will allow us to produce more and meet the demands of customers.

ESSENTIAL OIL MINIMUM ORDERS

There is a reason most soap brands don’t use essential oils, they’re expensive and (in normal packaging) they have a short shelf life. The rich, complex scents you get from these oils are incredible though, so we’re taking less margin on our side to make it work, but still need your help making that first bulk order.

PACKAGING AND GRAPHIC WORK

Our packaging is minimalistic and involves using as little paper as possible; however, we would like to have our logo screened on our packaging.  This costs less if we purchase in bulk quantities.

RETAIL SPACE

Owning our own brick & mortar is our ultimate dream, but we are not there yet.  Leasing a fixed space for Crave® is exceptionally costly, but we will be able to gain the profit back in sales because of the popularity and benefits of our products.  We just need your help with up-front costs.

PRODUCTION SPACE

We have outgrown our current soap studio and need to expand to a unit that affords us space to produce our product and store it in bulk.

TEAM

Crave® has been a one woman show for the bulk of everything that goes into creating products and selling them.  However, family and friends have stepped up for nearly every event and volunteered their spare time to help Crave® grow.  We now need to hire a staff.  Kickstarter funds can help us.

                                        CRAVE'S® CREATOR

Erin is the innovative visionary, custom designer, careful creator, and ultimate deliverer of all Crave products. She has been in the soap industry since 2016 and has exceeded her own expectations.  After being presented with opportunities for expansion, she repeatedly turned them down because she knew she did not have "everything in place."  Finances needed to be aligned, staff needed to be hired and trained, and a retail location needed to be secured.  Finally, she has decided to bite the bullet and pursue her dream by walking in mere faith.  

One thing that has caused Crave® to be restricted to certain venues and events is the owner's firm morals and values.  She is not willing to compromise her beliefs and standards and has always operated Crave® under the same umbrella.  With this new opportunity for expansion, Erin not only wants to provide skin-loving body products, she also wants to impact others and demonstrate the effectiveness of holding steadfast to beliefs and following dreams. Please help Crave® meet and exceed this goal for expansion.

                         I'm going to get in trouble for some of these pictures, but these are my aces!
I'm going to get in trouble for some of these pictures, but these are my aces!

 A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR EXTENDED TEAM

MAMA

If it wasn't for you and your motherly nudgings, I never would have delved into the wonderful world of soaping. Love you, Mommy Gal.

KING JAMES

For always letting me pursue my passions, no matter what. You are thee best husband a woman could ask for.  I treasure every aspect of your being. Love you.

BRIE

To my number one sales rep and MY BIGGEST SUPPORTER AND VISIONARY. You have seen my dream as a reality since day one.  You have literally gone door to door selling products, just so people would know that something new and great existed in this world.  You are a treasure, and I love you.

CAMI

When I didn't know where to sell or how to sell, you LITERALLY signed me up for an event and helped me work it.  You had faith in Crave® since its nascency, and you have always been available to help in every way you possibly can.  I appreciate all of your support.

MAE

For your motivation, inspiration, and encouraging words along this journey, I thank you. For always using your connections to connect me, I thank you.  For listening to me talk ENDLESSLY about Crave® and new ideas, without yawning or eye rolls, I thank you.

VANNY

To the best "brand ambassador" on the planet, you are truly ride or die.  Your design schemes helped to shape Crave® into what it is today.

TAMMI

For believing in me and pushing me past the ledge, I thank you.

MARIAMA

For your undying support and willingness to lend a hand WHENEVER, I thank you.

NE-NE

For being behind the scenes and helping just because you knew I couldn't do it alone and would never ask for help, I thank you.

JO-JO

From the time you heard about Crave® you offered your time.  You stepped outside of your comfort zone for Crave® and me.  Thank you for your love and support.

CHARLIE

You definitely stepped out of your comfort zone for me and blew my customers away.  For your sincere friendship and support, I thank you.  

Risks and challenges

We have spent the last 3 years researching, prototyping and testing our soap, selecting the finest ingredients, and perfecting unique soap designs that will bring pleasure to our customers' skin. We believe the quality of our products stands in line next to or even ahead of our competitors. Never the less, there are of course risks in every project especially when moving into new territory. We have tried to outline them below as best we can. If you have any other questions or concerns, we welcome them directly.
MANUFACTURING
We have vended at large events before, but selling in a retail location involves quite a bit more preparation. The filling of products into containers and preparing them for shipment to the retail location can be time consuming and costly. This is an area where we could experience some complications.
MANUFACTURING (SOAP AND FRAGRANCE)
Making the actual products involves many intricate details, that have been done by one person, to date. Attempting to train a new staff and develop a new production routine can be challenging. We don't anticipate any major issues here, but wanted to flag that we're entering new territory.
DELIVERY
As we don't yet know the scale of demand for our product we haven't set up a fulfilment partner - so for now, I will still be fulfilling all orders. I have investigated shipping rates, packs, and customs rates, but have not shipped at this scale before. I'll be doing my best to get your amazing soap to you as fast as possible though!
ACTS OF GOD
I know God will be the main backer of this campaign, but in the case some major natural disaster or catastrophe occurs, production could be delayed due to events outside human control (floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, or other natural disasters).
We are excited about delivering our Rewards products to our backers, and we will be completely engaged with our supporters during this process with full transparency. Any updates will be relayed in a timely manner, and we are open to any feedback or questions that arise along the way.

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    Sweet Cravings

    Get a free cupcake! Pledge, choose your flavor, and start using your skin-loving treat.

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    Sweet Cravings Trio

    Need more than just all-natural, yummy looking soap? Pledge a tad bit more and receive a cupcake AND frosting!

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    Crave Faves

    Get the ultimate Crave sampler while showing Crave some love with this reward. With this reward you can feel fresh and clean (and so can your conscience!), using all-natural handmade soap, body moisturizer, all while proudly wearing the Crave logo!

    *Choose your cupcake(s) and body frosting(s) flavors.
    *T-shirt sizes will be randomly selected unless otherwise stated with pledge.

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    Double Your Pleasure

    Wow! You are all in, and we appreciate your support. Because you have decided to be so generous, we are doubling EVERYTHING! That's right, you get 2 cupcakes, 2 poufs, 2 T-shirts 2 4.5 oz body frostings!

    *Choose your cupcake(s) and body frosting(s) flavors.
    *T-shirt sizes will be randomly selected unless otherwise stated with pledge.

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    Crave VIP

    You have really outdone yourself. We have to add to this reward a hearty THANK YOU, and a whole host of goodies. So you already know the usual suspects from the previous rewards...cupcakes, poufs, frostings, and t-shirts, but because you've pledged so much, you need something to hold all of those goodies in. Why don't we throw in a Crave tote to help you carry that load of delectability!

    *Choose your cupcake(s) and body frosting(s) flavors.
    *T-shirt sizes will be randomly selected unless otherwise stated with pledge.

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    Platinum Cravings Reward

    Stop the presses! You have gone above and beyond to show that you believe in Crave and are committed to the cause. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Your donation means the world to our growing company, and we want to show you platinum appreciation by rewarding you with a whole slew of things. First, you have the whole VIP reward in the bag...pun intended! Next, we are rewarding you with 50% off of your next Crave purchase. THEE ENTIRE PURCHASE! FIVE-ZERO! (Never have we offered this sort of discount in the history of our existence.) Then, you get to choose 10 random crave items to add to all of that! ANY TEN!

    *Choose your cupcake(s) and body frosting(s) flavors.
    *T-shirt sizes will be randomly selected unless otherwise stated with pledge.
    *GIFT CERTIFICATES are excluded from the "any ten" selection.
    *Please specify 10 products from our website. www.cravesoap.com

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    • 4.5 oz Body Frosting
    • Crave T-shirt
    • Crave 100% Cotton Tote
    • 50% off of your next Crave purchase
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Funding period

- (30 days)