Harriets Alter Ego (HAE) is a Brooklyn based fashion house known for mixing bold African fabrics with cutting edge, multi purpose, contemporary designs. For over 10 collective years Harriets occupied a space on Flatbush Avenue in two downtown Brooklyn locations. The 293 Flatbush location was not only a fashion incubator for independent clothing designers, but a fully functioning art gallery. Harriets by Hekima is the next generation of the brand.
We will introduce a moderate price, accessories heavy, environmentally conscience version of the HAE clothing brand. Harriets by Hekima will be housed in a new downtown Brooklyn market made of repurposed steel containers. The internal streets of the market will be populated with pop-up work-sell atelier spaces & restaurants. Included is venue for performance, independent music, sports shows and community events. It will even include a park & ride for bike to subway commuters. Our scheduled May debut in the marketplace leaves me little time to design, maufacture & package these new lines. The monies donated from the kickstarter community will pay for textiles, paint, photography sessions, graphic design for catalogs, production, notions, reupholstery, interior wall & ceiling art. I will as usual work with local artist to complete this project.
Fashion is a very fast paced, wasteful industry by design, constantly demanding you purchase then throw out entire wardrobes merely because the seasons change. Harriets socially responsible design style has created the FOREVER line as an alternative . The FOREVER line will sell 10 favorites that customers have demanded we bring back time and time again, only changing the fabrics and context which they will be presented in. Additionally Harriets uses a post-consumer production style, shown in the video pitch, leaving very little fabric scraps for landfills.
In the spirit of fair exchange, your efforts will not go unrewarded we have range of limited edition/limited quanity Harriets items I would like to give you in exchange for generous donations.
HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS: Your credit card is only charged, if and when, we reach our goal. If I do not reach my fund raising goal of $5,000 by the project's deadline, I lose ALL the money that has been raised. I have set the goal @ the least possible amount to fund this project but the more monies we raise beyond our goal the more incredible the projects outcome.
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