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We are female. Strong. United. We will win with love. All of our textiles are designed by #nastywomen, meant to empower and inspire!
We are female. Strong. United. We will win with love. All of our textiles are designed by #nastywomen, meant to empower and inspire!
We are female. Strong. United. We will win with love. All of our textiles are designed by #nastywomen, meant to empower and inspire!
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Hey there! Welcome to GIRL POWER Textiles, a project by textile designers Rachel Snack and Becky Flax. We are both in our last semester of graduate school at Philadelphia University, where will be exhibiting our work in a final thesis exhibition this May. Here’s where you come in!

Our Goal: 

We hope to raise enough funds to cover the cost of our exhibition, allowing us to focus on writing and producing our thesis work, all the while providing you with some awesome products! We have designed textiles that will be woven on Jacquard looms at Philadelphia University, allowing us to offer you one-of-a-kind woven patterns at a fraction of the cost.

Why GIRL POWER? 

As two feminists facing our political climate and current events, we wanted to contribute a voice and a platform for women and men to continue the fight for equality, democracy and human rights. We realized that while we have the resources provided to us by the school, we can create a line of female empowerment products that have the potential to continue important conversations and inspire others. We hope you take these products out into the world, share them, use them, love them and be continually reminded by them that you are beautiful and powerful.

How it Works: 

We have created different woven patterns in several colorways, pictured below. If you choose a reward for a design that offers more than one colorway, we will reach out at the time of production to ask you for a preference! We are using yarns donated to Philadelphia University, so we cannot guarantee each product will be the exact color pictured (but we will do our best). As designers aesthetics are very important to us, and we promise you are in good hands! All of our products will be woven and constructed in June, and will ship out sometime in July 2017.

Rewards!

Buttons made from woven scraps
Buttons made from woven scraps

 

Examples of woven & knit buttons
Examples of woven & knit buttons

 

Wall Hangings, The Future is Female & We Will Win With Love
Wall Hangings, The Future is Female & We Will Win With Love

 

Wall Hangings, GRL PWR & Rise Up
Wall Hangings, GRL PWR & Rise Up

 * GRL PWR will also be available in several other colorways (pictured below in process images). We will reach out about color options during production in June! 

Pillow, available in Female Symbol pattern & Boobs! pattern
Pillow, available in Female Symbol pattern & Boobs! pattern

 

Bag, available in Boobs! pattern & Female Symbol pattern
Bag, available in Boobs! pattern & Female Symbol pattern

 

#neverthelessshepersisted, available in a pillow & bag
#neverthelessshepersisted, available in a pillow & bag

 

Black Lives Matter pattern available in pillow & bag
Black Lives Matter pattern available in pillow & bag

^ We will be putting this pattern into production this week and will have a woven sample uploaded soon!  

Thank you! We had an amazing time designing all of these fabrics for you, and we wanted to take a moment to say thank you. Thank you for supporting us, but most importantly thank you for being you, for being brave, and for giving love.

Stretch Goals!

 

Process Images:

 

Jacquard loom & sampling colorways
Jacquard loom & sampling colorways

 

About Us: 

 

 

 all textiles are designed by Becky Flax, Rachel Snack and Soumya Mohanty.

Risks and challenges

We understand risks and challenges come with every project, but we are both incredibly driven and passionate about weaving. We will be constructing all the products after our thesis's are due, so we will not be taking on too many projects at once. We love what we do, and we really look forward to constructing and weaving these pieces for you!

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    Wall Art (Rise Up)

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    Wall Art (We Will Win With Love)

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    Two of Everything + Studio Tour!

    A few fun textile themed stickers and handmade buttons, 2 woven wall art pieces, 2 pillows and 2 tote bags. This one-of-a-kind reward also includes a tour (for two) of Philadelphia University's facilities, including studio spaces and Jacquard looms. Get to see the Jacquard looms in motion and meet the incredible students and staff of the textile department. Lunch will be provided along with a special gift. Must be willing to travel to Philadelphia, transport not included.

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