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Funding to help further our flourishing business (okay, enough of the puns)
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202 backers pledged £6,377 to help bring this project to life.

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Bespoke Botanical Beauty

geo-fleur adds art to nature with unique, design-led settings for cacti and succulents. Our terrariums, planters and vases in beautiful geometric forms bring a little gorgeous green into urban homes.

The Inspiration

I studied fine art at The University of Westminster, where I specialised in geometric abstraction. My mum is a fabulous florist and a constant inspiration to me. Catching her passion for creating fantastic floral explosions of colour and form for weddings and other events encouraged me to bring my art to nature. And so geo-fleur was born.

The Beginning

geo-fleur started in October 2014, when I tried out a few of my favourite pieces at Christmas markets and craft fairs. The response was overwhelming, with demand constantly outstripping supply. So I started adding new lines and attending more fairs. The turning point was Renegade Craft Fair, Brick Lane in April 2015. I sold the entire stock on the first day. As I worked through the night to restock my stall, I realised others shared my passion for botanical beauty. I decided to pursue my dream of turning it into a business.

The Dream

Kickstarter would help geo-fleur take this next important step. This dream includes a vibrant local shop, bringing together flowers, succulents and cacti, and art on the walls. Among the designs would be the new products that launched at Renegade, such as leather plant hangers – a particular hit with urbanites looking for a furry cactus to brighten their day.

The Plan

With help we could: 

Raise £5,000 to buy a nippy Volkswagen Caddy van, the most reliable and cost effective option. Currently we use public transport for picking up and delivering products to and from our shop and markets. A beautiful branded van would be far more cost effective. Also included in this would be the running costs for keeping the van on the road, petrol, road tax and insurance. Boring things but super important! 

If we raise more than our goal - we would love to:

Fund a ceramics course at http://turningearthceramics.co.uk/ - a 12 week course at £255, and then a monthly fee of £140 for a year = £1,680, to give us the skills to create unique ceramic pots for our lovely succulents and cacti. 

Fund a metalworks course at Blackhorse Road Studios, to make our own terrariums and Mid Century Modern inspired plant stands. A welding workshop at Blackhorse Road costs £140 + 12 months membership of the studio at £900, plus a studio space there at £260 per month = £4,160. 

Hire more workshop venues to spread the "green word"with geo-fleur workshops around the UK, and possibly to grow our shop into a bigger retail unit.... eek! (big 2016 plan)

This is the van we would like:

 Details of our exclusive rewards:

Mini Christmas Tree

M I N I - C H R I S T M A S - T R E E

As an almost reached our goal Reward - we are offering this mini Christmas tree in a concrete copper pot - perfect secret Santa gift - If you have already pledged you can add £10 to your pledge and we will add the Christmas tree to your order! Yay!

 Credits

Yesh & Tash for the video -  http://www.yeshandtash.com/

Yeshen for the photography -  http://www.yeshen.uk/

And a big thank you to everyone who has supported us so far, and to King C Concrete and Mummy Sue. 

Risks and challenges

Having not enough time in the day...? We're workaholics, but there are only so many hours in a day...

Our recurring nightmare is that we will not be able to fulfil the ever-growing demands of our expanding number of geo-fleur followers!

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.26

    Give a £1.. you know that £1 down the back of the sofa.. as everyone's favourite supermarket chain says - every little helps! We're so grateful for your support!

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    T H A N K - Y O U - C A R D

    - reward one -

    A handwritten thank you note from geo-fleur on a exclusively designed cacti print greeting card, - just to say a big THANKS!

    Designed exclusively for geo-fleur by the super talented Zeena Shah http://zeenashah.com/

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    P L A N T - S U B S C R I P T I O N

    - reward five -

    A MONTH'S SUBSCRIPTION
    Receive the first month of geo-fleur's plant subscription service - a prickly pear - in a handmade concrete mini pot, through the post. Makes a change to those boring bills!

    This is a BRAND new product for Kickstarter, and is Kickstarter exclusive! YAY

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    C O N C R E T E - C O P P E R - P O T - W I T H - P L A N T

    - reward two -

    Handmade concrete pot planted up with a succulent or cacti. (especially for Kickstarter)

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    - G E O M E T R I C - B E A D - N E C K L A C E -

    - reward three -

    Lovely geometric wooden bead necklace to jazz up a plain white t-shirt.

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    K O K E D A M A - K I T

    - reward four -

    Have you heard about these wonderful hanging moss balls? We do a workshop at the beautiful Town Hall Hotel, but exclusively to kickstarter we are offering YOU - the opportunity to buy the DIY make your own Kokedama hanging ball! This will include everything to make the kokedama, including the different types of soil and clay, and a beautiful fern.

    Usually £13.50

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    M I N I - C H R I S T M A S - T R E E

    As an almost reached our goal Reward - we are offering this mini Christmas tree in a concrete copper pot - perfect secret Santa gift - If you have already pledged you can add £10 to your pledge and we will add the Christmas tree to your order! Yay!

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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    T E R R A R I U M - W O R K S H O P

    -reward six -

    Ticket to an upcoming terrarium workshop based in central London, to learn how to plant up your very own terrarium and learn how to look after it! Date and Location TBC (usually £25)

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    L E A T H E R - A N D - B R A S S - T R I A N G L E -

    - reward seven -

    Leather and brass triangle, perfect for hanging in the window - pop in an air plant, or a dried hydrangea - so lovely!

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    K O K E D A M A - W O R K S H O P

    -reward six -

    Ticket to an upcoming Kokedama workshop based in central London, to learn how to make your very own Japanese Clay Moss Ball and learn how to look after it! Date and Location TBC (usually £25)

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    Pledge £25 or more About $31

    F R A M E D - A 4 - P R I N T -

    - reward eight -

    Gicleé Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gsm cacti print taken at San Francisco Botanical Gardens - Limited edition of 20 prints,

    This is a heavy art paper, with a fibrous finish. The paper softens the image and mutes the colours giving a watercolour feel to the final image.

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    C R O C H E T - C A C T I

    - reward nine -

    Are you that person that kills even cacti? The least green-fingered person EVER? Then this reward is for you.

    Handmade in Malmo, Sweden, by the super talented Jovanna - this beautiful crocheted cactus comes in a lovely geometric pot - and we promise, it doesn't need watering!

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    C A C T I - P R I N T - Z I P - P O U C H

    - reward ten -

    Be the first to get one of our new products designed exclusively for geo-fleur by the super talented Zeena Shah. Zeena has designed a beautiful cacti print, including echivera, monstera and a prickly pear!

    This will be a zip pouch with a jazzy zip, perfect to keep those beautiful pens in, your make up - or just about anything!

    Sally (the sensible one) is the pro at sewing, so she will be making these up at her dining room table. YAY for Sally.

    PS. The printed images on the fabric of this pouch will be smaller than pictured - a smaller, but equally beautiful, version of our exclusive design.

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    Pledge £30 or more About $38

    J E R S E Y - & - B R A S S - P L A N T - H A N G E R

    - reward eleven -

    A limited edition brass and Wool and the Gang Jersey Be Good plant hanger- exclusive to Kickstarter - pictured above.

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    P L A N T - S U B S C R I P T I O N

    - reward twelve -

    THREE MONTH SUBSCRIPTION
    The first three months of the geo-fleur monthly subscription to receive through the post a plant or plant accessory. Makes a change to those boring bills!

    Month One: Prickly Pear cactus in a concrete pot.
    Month Two: Asparagus Fern Kokedama.
    Month Three: Macrame plant hanger - colour of your choice.

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    Pledge £50 or more About $63

    P L A N T - S U B S C R I P T I O N

    6 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION
    Six months of the geo-fleur monthly subscription to receive through the post a plant or plant accessory. Makes a change to those boring bills!

    Included in the subscription is a care card of how to look after your plant/accessory and a little bit of history behind each product, secret's out - we all want to be plant geeks!

    Month One: Prickly Pear cactus in a concrete pot.
    Month Two: Asparagus Fern Kokedama.
    Month Three: Macrame plant hanger - colour of your choice.
    Month Four: Haws Brass Plant Mister
    Month Five: Mexican Donkey Tails in mini concrete pot
    Month Six: Xerographica in brass shape

    This is a perfect gift to treat a loved one, plus a great christmas present that keeps on giving! hint hint...

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    Pledge £75 or more About US$ 94

    P L A N T - S U B S C R I P T I O N

    - reward thirteen -

    ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
    Twelve months of the geo-fleur monthly subscription to receive through the post a plant or plant accessory. Makes a change to those boring bills!

    Included in the subscription is a care card of how to look after your plant/accessory and a little bit of history behind each product, secret's out - we all want to be plant geeks!

    Month One: Prickly Pear cactus in a concrete pot.
    Month Two: Asparagus Fern Kokedama.
    Month Three: Macrame plant hanger - colour of your choice.
    Month Four: Haws Brass Plant Mister
    Month Five: Mexican Donkey Tails in mini concrete pot
    Month Six: Xerographica in brass shape
    Month Seven: Echivera in mini concrete pot
    Month Eight: Tillandsia Ionantha in a glass air bauble with gravel
    Month Nine: Gymnocalycium capillaense in concrete mini pot (the traditional barrel shape with big spikes)
    Month Ten, Month Eleven and Month Twelve: Secret gifts! We can't give it all away...
    Usually £125 - so with a £50 reduction on the usual price
    (Kickstarter exclusive)

    This is a perfect gift to treat a loved one, plus a great christmas present that keeps on giving! hint hint...

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    Pledge £100 or more About $126

    P L A N T - C O N S U L T A T I O N

    Consultation at your home (within the M25 boundary) to plan how to make your home more green and lovely, including 5 house plants of your choice.

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    I N S T A G R A M - W O R K S H O P

    Do you like our instagram? We're super proud of it.
    Instagram & Social Workshop - Soph's super addicted to Instagram - come along to our studio, Sally will cook lunch for you, and Soph will share her deepest secrets and planning tips - to make your social media shine!

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    P R I V A T E - T E R R A R I U M - W O R K S H O P

    Private terrarium workshop at your home, (within the M25 boundary) to teach your friends and family how to make a terrarium, perfect for an alternative birthday/hen party. Limited to 10 people. (Usually £250 plus travel fees!)

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    P R I V A T E - K O K E D A M A - W O R K S H O P

    Private Kokedama workshop at your home, (within the M25 boundary) to teach your friends and family how to make a Kokedama hanging moss ball, perfect for an alternative birthday/hen party. Limited to 10 people. (Usually £250 plus travel fees!)

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    P R I V A T E - M A C R A M E - W O R K S H O P

    Private Macrame workshop at your home, using (within M25 boundary) to teach your friends and family how to make a macrame plant hanger, using Wool and the Gang jersey, perfect for an alternative birthday/hen party. Limited to 10 people. (Usually £250 plus travel fees!)

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    P R I V A T E - C H R I S T M A S - A I R - P L A N T - W O R K S H O P

    Private Christmas air plant wreath workshop at your home (within M25 boundary) to teach your friends and family how to make an alternative Christmas air plant wreath to hang on your front door for the festive season, using red dogwood, air plants and festive decorations. Perfect twist to a birthday/hen party. Limited to 10 people. (Usually £250 plus travel fees!)

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    Pledge £500 or more About $629

    F E E L I N G - G E N E R O U S ?

    Splash some cash here. You know you want to.

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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    S T U D I O - D A Y

    Get to spend the day with Sophie - in the studio -planting up, spikes in your fingers, soil in your hair, a one-to-one sharing of all my good plant secrets - learning all about the day to day with geo-fleur. It would be totally and utterly boring. not!

    Plus a handwritten geo-fleur postcard to say thanks for your support!

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