£557
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22
backers
11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, July 2 2019 6:13 PM UTC +00:00.

£557
pledged of £5,000pledged of £5,000 goal
22
backers
11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, July 2 2019 6:13 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hi there!

I'm Hanna, and this is Sewing Circus!

We have been creating cool kit for kids and adults since 2012 - stereotype-free, no fuss garments that promote equality and don't insist on cutting anything smaller or tighter "for girls" as everything is 100% unisex! No harmful, nonsense slogans like "Here Comes Trouble" and "Pretty like Mummy" here - it's 2019, and we so don't have time for that! Everything is handmade by me in beautiful South Wales, and it's no exaggeration to say that I live and breathe this little Biz of mine!

Unethical, Unsustainable, Mass Produced and Full of Stereotypes...
 This is what we are trying to provide an antidote to - plastic filled garments made in an exploitative way, that promotes unhealthy stereotypes for our children. Our kids deserve better, and we deserve better - we deserve breathable fabrics in cool prints that are handmade with care in an ethical and sustainable way (that's me, btw!). Kids and adults alike love our cool clothes that are fuss-free, and able to engage them in a dialogue about what THEY like and enjoy, rather than what society tell them to.

But we need YOU! 

We have set up this campaign to help keep us affordable and relevant, and to continue promoting the values we believe in - equality, stereotype-free garments that don't patronise, don't cost the earth, and don't harm the planet. 

By helping us reach our £5k goal, you will be doing SO MUCH! Half will be spent on acquiring our main fabrics in bulk - this will cut our production times as our fabric will be in stock. It will also reduce our delivery costs AND reduce our carbon footprint. Also, buying in bulk means we can pass our savings onto you, our customers! Being ethical shouldn't have to cost the earth, and by lowering that barrier we will become more productive, and more sustainable!

We have also designed some ethical tees that promote everything we stand for here at the Circus - equality free from judgement, compassion, kindness and confidence. Also, EVERYONE loves a slogan tee! All tees are organic cotton and Fair Wear approved, from age 3 up to age 12. We  Our printers are local to us, which again will keep our costs low, and we love to support local. The final £2.5k will pay for printing, postage and marketing of these crackers - we're hoping for an initial run of 4 designs in 2 separate colourways. Hand-made garments is what this business is built on, but having our tees ready to post will provide a passive income source which is so desperately needed in order to keep our company competitive - without it, we will struggle to keep our costs as low as we want. 

We CAN get there, but we need your support - please pledge what you can, take advantage of some of our awesome rewards and say a cheery "up yours" to the fast fashion epidemic that is wrecking both our pockets and our planets.

Risks and challenges

The primary risk with this project is making sure all our fabrics arrive in time. I have already liaised with our fabric supplier, and they are good to go, but the current political climate is making things a wee bit touchy. Therefore, I have popped the rewards back three months what I would usually expect to accomodate for any extra delays.

Also, our designs still need to have a final approval from our printers, therefore there may be some changes in garment colour and finished tee style. That said, we will be keeping all our awesome backers up to speed in each aspect of this project, so you can rest assured that you'll have all the necessary info :-)

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    Big Love and Happy Thoughts

    Thank you so much for supporting our Circus! Your pledge is so appreciated, and we're sending you big squishy hugs :-)

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    Handmade STEM hairband

    As a thank you for your support, you will get one of our bestselling STEM influenced hairband in whatever print you fancy! We'll also send you a thank you note (we were brought up well!) and a discount code for our website!

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    Handmade STEM culottes and hairband

    Receive one of our awesome hand-made skirts/shorts and hairbands in an amazing STEM-influenced print! We'll also send you a handwritten thank you note, and a discount coupon for our website as you are SO AMAZING!!

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    Unisex Slogan Tee

    Be the first to receive one of our amazing new tees - hot off the press! These tees are organic cotton and Fair Wear accredited, so you can rest assures you're getting the very best quality for your buck. You'll also receive one of our handmade, STEM-influenced hairbands and a thank you note, as well as a discount code for our website, you lucky sausages you!

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    Slogan Tee, Culottes and Dress Bundle!

    Be the first to get hold of one of our brand new Unisex Slogan Tees (we'll be in touch to check your sizing before we send)! We'll even throw in a handmade dress (or trousers, if you prefer!), culottes, hairband, discount code for our website and a thank you note, cos you guys are fabulous!

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    Tee, Pants and Culotte Bundle!

    How's about this for a slice of fried gold? For your pledge, we will offer you one of our new Unisex Empowering tees, Handmade STEM culottes AND some of our awesome Mystery 3-pack of pants (for yourself of your kiddies, if you're feeling generous!). We will also chuck in our STEM hairband, thank you note and a discount code for our website. You deserve it, you're AWESOME!

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    Unisex Handmade Goodies and Tee Bundle!

    As a thank you for being so awesome, you will receive a first copy of two of our amazing new unisex slogan tees as well as (DEEP BREATH!) Mystery Pants 3-pack (kids or adult), 100% cotton Skirt (kids or adult), 100% cotton kids culottes and a STEM influenced hairband! And obviously we'll be in touch to confirm what you fancy and in what size. You'll also get a thank you note and discount code for our website - simply because you are amazing!

    Includes:
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    • Handmade STEM-influenced Hairband
    • Thank you note! (for the karma)
    • Handmade STEM-influenced culottes
    • Discount code for our website!
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    Unisex Handmade Goodies and more tees!

    As a thank you for being so awesome, you will receive a first copy of three of our amazing new unisex slogan tees as well as (DEEP BREATH!) 1 Mystery Pants 3-pack (kids or adult), 1 Matchy Space Pants Bundle (1 adult and 1 kids matching pants set - trust me, it's awesome!), 100% cotton Skirt (kids or adult), 100% cotton kids culottes and a STEM influenced hairband! And obviously we'll be in touch to confirm what you fancy and in what size. You'll also get a thank you note and discount code for our website - simply because you are amazing!

    Includes:
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    • Handmade STEM-influenced Hairband
    • Thank you note! (for the karma)
    • Handmade STEM-influenced culottes
    • Discount code for our website!
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    Name the Garment!

    As a special thank you for helping us reach our goal and spread happiness all over the place, you get to pick a name for one of our belting new products! Pick your kids, pets, granny, yourself or just any random word you fancy (as long as it's not rude!) - entirely up to you! And of course, we will send you "your" garment and the other 3 tee designs. Also, if you're willing - we'd love to pop a picture on the website to show all and sundry just how brilliant you are! You'll also get - brace yourselves - handmade skirt (adults or kids), Mystery Pants 3-pack (adult or kids), Matchy Space Pants, Kids Culottes, hairband, thank you note and a discount code for our website. THANK YOUUUU!

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