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PetalPetal designsBy PetalPetal designs
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PetalPetal designsBy PetalPetal designs
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About

VintageChild:Modern is a line of playfully sophisticated vintage-inspired handmade apparel for the modern child. The Spring/Summer12 Collection will be the third from VintageChild:Modern, which launched in March 2011.

About the Designer

Hello! I'm Brianne, the designer/owner/seamstress of PetalPetal design studio, which houses VintageChild:Modern, as well as my line of mix and match flower girl and occasional couture, PetalPetal. I design for the world I want our children to live in: simple and beautiful, colorful, bright, full of fun, playfulness and a few surprises. I grew up with lovingly handmade outfits and costumes passed down between sisters and cousins and hope to keep this tradition alive in my own family and yours!

               

About VintageChild:Modern

VintageChild:Modern is the second line of heirloom quality, handmade children's apparel launched from the PetalPetal design studio. It was born from my love of vintage designs and a passion for mixing bright florals with modern, bold prints and classic dots, ginghams and stripes. 

Why handmade? There is a mindfulness and a slowing down that comes with creating handmade pieces. Handmade items require patience and a large degree of love, meaning that every piece sent out is imbued with the joy that comes from seeing one of my ideas come to life in my hands. Practically speaking, handmade items are of an incredible quality and designed to withstand multiple childhoods and the passing down from sister to sister or mother to daughter.  

Why VintageChild:Modern Needs Your Support

Started on a truly shoestring budget, nearly every penny brought in since the launch has been invested back into the company. The VintageChild:Modern Autumn/Winter11 Collection made its way into several boutiques both locally and internationally, as well as online specialty boutiques. With the Spring/Summer12 Collection, I believe that VintageChild:Modern has found its "voice." It's time to push the line out to a wider audience and introduce the line's unique blend of modern details and vintage ideals to a new market so that VintageChild:Modern can continue to grow. 

In order to fulfill the anticipated demand for the Spring/Summer12 Collection, I'll need your support! Your generous contributions will provide VintageChild:Modern with the "building blocks" for my designs - highest quality cotton and linen fabrics, as well as thread, snaps, elastic and all the other notions that line the shelves of my little studio. Fabrics are known to change rapidly and quickly become unavailable. I need to snatch up as much of my Spring/Summer fabrics as possible so I can guarantee the ability to fulfill the VintageChlld:Modern wholesale order as they begin to roll in. 

Any additional funds received will be used to increase VintageChild:Modern's visibility in the market through promotional materials and campaigns. I would also LOVE to create a boys' mini collection for Spring/Summer12 as I continue to receive an incredible amount of requests for boys' designs! There are plans to add a collection for the little men in Fall/Winter12, but if enough funds are raised, I can make it a reality this Spring! And, last, but not least, there are plans in the works for a new commercial studio space to showcase the SpringSummer12, and future, collections from VintageChild:Modern in order to increase local exposure and become a greater contributor to my local community. 

The VintageChild:Modern Philosophy

Handmade items have a soul...                                                                           Childhood is beautiful, their clothes should be too...                                                 The classics are always modern...                                                                               Beauty and functionality should co-exist...                                                           Florals + Polka Dots = LOVE

JOY, ADVENTURE, BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES

The Big Plan

From the first days of its launch, I have worked to ensure that VintageChild:Modern becomes a contributor to the local and global communities that I love. I want to create opportunities for myself AND others. I purchase as many of my fabrics, notions and packaging material as possible from local and/or women-owned small businesses. With a background in educating communities about the exploitation of women and children, it is also my greatest hope that one day VintageChild:Modern will employ and empower women who have survived exploitation. Until that day, at least 5% of all profits are donated to organizations providing microloans to women entrepreneurs around the world. I'm also donating a like item to a child in need for every shirt, skirt or pair of pants sold through December 31st!

Send a Note

If you have any questions at all about this project or VintageChild:Modern, I would love to hear from you! I'll do my best to answer any and all questions as soon as possible as they come in! 

You can also connect with VintageChild:Modern (and me) via Facebook, Twitter, the blog, or the website!

www.Facebook.com/PetalPetal                                                                             www.Twitter.com/PetalPetaldsgns                                                                 www.PetalHandmadeLove.blogspot.com                                                       www.VintageChildModern.com                    

                     

               

So many thanks in advance for any support you can provide! If you are unable to contribute financially at this time, lend a hand by sharing the project with your family and friends and on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter!

        Thank you again for supporting handmade childhoods!

P.S. - Wondering what a Floral Bunny Hat is? 

The Floral Bunny Hat can be found in select reward packages for contributions of $175 or more! (Please note, fabrics will vary. I will be handpicking unique fabrics for my Kickstarter supporters' rewards that won't be available for sale!)

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Support

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    As a thank you, your name will be posted on the VintageChild:Modern Facebook page and blog as a sponsor of the VintageChild:Modern SpringSummer12 Collection!

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    A handwritten thank you note for your support of handmade childhoods, plus a very sweet little surprise! You'll also be listed on the VintageChild:Modern Facebook page and blog as a sponsor of the SpringSummer12 Collection.

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    A set of 8 handpicked fabric buttons used in the VintageChild:Modern line, a handwritten thank you note, plus a very sweet little surprise! You'll also be listed on the VintageChild:Modern Facebook page and blog as a sponsor of the SpringSummer12 Collection.

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    A VintageChild:Modern infinity scarf in a handpicked cotton fabric, a handwritten thank you note, plus a very sweet little surprise! You'll also be listed on the VintageChild:Modern Facebook page and blog as a sponsor of the SpringSummer12 Collection. Or choose any of the above Reward Options. One size fits all (2T-7).

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    An adorable VintageChild:Modern bow tie in a handpicked cotton fabric, a handwritten thank you note, plus a very sweet little surprise! You'll also be listed on the VintageChild:Modern Facebook page and blog as a sponsor of the SpringSummer12 Collection. Or choose any of the above Reward Options. One size fits all (2T-7).

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    An adorable VintageChild:Modern bow tie AND set of suspenders in handpicked fabrics, a handwritten thank you note, plus a very sweet little surprise! You'll also be listed on the VintageChild:Modern Facebook page and blog as a sponsor of the SpringSummer12 Collection. Or choose any of the above Reward Options. Choose Small (2T/3T), Medium (4T/5) or Large (6/7).

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    Pledge US$ 175 or more About US$ 175

    The ever-popular VintageChild:Modern Floral Bunny hat in handpicked cotton fabrics, a handwritten thank you note, plus a very sweet little surprise! You'll also be listed on the VintageChild:Modern Facebook page and blog as a sponsor of the SpringSummer12 Collection. Or choose any of the above Reward Options. Choose Small (2T/3T), Medium (4T/5) or Large (6/7).

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    The ever-popular VintageChild:Modern Floral Bunny hat AND an Extra Full skirt in handpicked cotton fabrics, a handwritten thank you note, plus a very sweet little surprise! You'll also be listed on the VintageChild:Modern Facebook page and blog as a sponsor of the SpringSummer12 Collection. Or choose any of the above Reward Options. Choose 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6 or 7.

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    Pledge US$ 350 or more About US$ 350

    3 months of the VintageChild:Modern "Skirt of the Month" Club! Receive one Extra Full skirt a month for 3 months, beginning February 2012, in handpicked cotton fabrics and a handwritten thank you note, plus a very sweet little surprise! You'll also be listed on the VintageChild:Modern Facebook page and blog as a sponsor of the SpringSummer12 Collection. Or choose any of the above Reward Options. Choose 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6 or 7.

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    Pledge US$ 750 or more About US$ 750

    3 months of the VintageChild:Modern "Skirt of the Month" Club! Receive one Extra Full skirt a month for 3 months, beginning February 2012, AND a Floral Bunny hat AND an infinity scarf in handpicked cotton fabrics and a handwritten thank you note, plus a very sweet little surprise! You'll also be listed on the VintageChild:Modern Facebook page and blog as a sponsor of the SpringSummer12 Collection. Or choose any of the above Reward Options. Choose 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6 or 7.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    3 months of the VintageChild:Modern "Skirt of the Month" Club! Receive one Extra Full skirt a month for 3 months, beginning February 2012, AND a Floral Bunny hat AND a bow tie and suspender set AND an infinity scarf AND a set of 8 fabric buttons, all in handpicked cotton fabrics, and a handwritten thank you note, plus a very sweet little surprise! You'll also be listed on the VintageChild:Modern Facebook page and blog as a sponsor of the SpringSummer12 Collection. Or choose any of the above Reward Options. Choose 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6 or 7.

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    12 months of the VintageChild:Modern "Skirt of the Month" Club! Receive one Extra Full skirt a month for A FULL YEAR (12 months), beginning February 2012, AND a Floral Bunny hat AND a bow tie and suspender set AND an infinity scarf AND a set of 8 fabric buttons, all in handpicked cotton fabrics, and a handwritten thank you note, plus a very sweet little surprise! You'll also be listed on the VintageChild:Modern Facebook page and blog as a sponsor of the SpringSummer12 Collection. Or choose any of the above Reward Options. Choose 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6 or 7.

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Funding period

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