STRETCH GOALS ADDED!
We are so excited that we've reached our funding goal! With 8 days left to go, if we reach $8,000 you'll have 2 more patterns and scents to chose from: Sage & Cedar and Vanilla Lavender.
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Hi, I'm Sarah Cooley, founder and creative director at Simply Curated. In 2012 I started making soy candles in vintage glassware. At the time I wasn't aware how special the product was in the home fragrance marketplace, and I had no idea how much I would fall in love with candle making. I developed a full line of soy candles including travel candles in under a year.
When I started selling wholesale to stores in the fall of 2013, I realized that there was a limit to how far I could go with the vintage glassware. It was difficult for me to get enough supply to meet the demand. So I decided it was time to produce our first original collection of glassware patterns for these candles. The glasses are beautiful, re-usable, and screen-printed with precious metal right here in the US.
At Simply Curated we chose to work with the BEST ingredients when developing these candles. We use 100% soy wax that is grown in the USA and dermatologically tested to be skin safe. The fragrances contain essential oils and fine fragrance oils and they are 100% phthalate free. These candles burn cleanly and safely at a lower melting point that will not burn the skin or stain if accidentally spilled.
We are doing the first production run of our original glassware patterns printed with real precious metals. Each of our four most popular scents will get its own original gold pattern!
WHY SHOULD YOU BACK THIS PROJECT
The timing of this project will allow us to get these candles to our backers in time for Holiday 2014. We are targeting a December 8th ship date, in time for Hanukkah and Christmas.
We are making this collection available EXCLUSIVELY to Kickstarter backers through the holiday season. You WON'T see these candles available for purchase on simplycurated.com or for wholesale until 2015.
HOW WILL THE MONEY BE USED?
We came up with the $6,000 goal based on the minimums required to get each pattern produced and make each candle, costs for designing the packaging, printing the packaging (at the minimums required but the manufacturer), and kickstarter fees. It breaks down like this:
- Glassware with gold screenprinting - $1,405
- Wax, fragrance, & wicks - $648
- Packaging design & production- $3,300
- Kickstarter & Amazon fees - $600 (if we only raise $6,000)
We wanted our backers to be the first ones to get their hands on this new product we designed, so we are making it available EXCLUSIVELY to our Kickstarter backers until January 2015. That means, if you want to give one of these beautiful candles as a gift for the holidays, you'll need to back the project!
Risks and challenges
There is little risk associated with this project, since we already have the tools in place to produce the candles. A manufacturer is lined up for the glass and a design firm for the packaging, so everything will go smoothly once the project is funded.
That being said, we will be transparent about where we are in the process and any hurdles along the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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