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I'm a button and I still have work to do. Learn how to take otherwise dim, discarded buttons and make them shine!

What is THE GREY BUTTON?

THE GREY BUTTON began with me trying to figure out a use for all the buttons I’ve collected over the years.  I have always admired buttons and how they are used in unique ways, but not sure what to do with the ones I had collected.  Throw them away?   Do you know how many buttons are discarded yearly?  I admit, I don't either......but I can only guess how many I have thrown away over the years, so simple math would tell me that if everyone is doing what I used to do, then there are a lot of buttons going in the trash that are perfectly fine.  Just because they may not work on the original garment, does not mean that they should be labeled worthless.  So with the help of my supporters and their donated buttons my brand emerged.  You will notice that on each piece on the line, there is a single button unique to the garment. These buttons have been collected and donated from people around the world then carefully chosen for the garment.  Each button is hand sewn, being the final step in production.  It is a reminder to me and others wearing the garment that you must first give before you can receive.  Long before I ever constructed my first garment, someone encouraged and supported me.  It’s more than a button.  It’s a symbol of my commitment to giving back.

What is THE GREY BUTTON Project?

THE GREY BUTTON Project is about giving.  Being a clothing line, one of my commitments is to provide clothes to people who need them.  We are currently working in our community gathering clothes from those who have to give and simply giving them to those who need them.  We understand that part of kickstarting positive changes in your life begins with looking yourself in the mirror and being confident in the person you and others see.  With a portion of the profits from THE GREY BUTTON collection helping to support the project, we will soon be able to provide NEW clothes to those who need, and hopefully inspire others to give back in  any way they can as well.  Much like buttons we've got to come together to hold strong to bring about positive changes.

WHAT IS OUR GOAL?

 We are asking for $5000 to jump start production for the line with a strong focus on handbags and accessories.  I have currently been doing everything myself, from design, pattern making, sewing, marketing, and sales.  And although I love every aspect of my current role, I need to be able to keep up with the growing interest.  The money raised from our Kickstarter campaign will allow me to purchase the materials such as fabric, trims, hardware, leather and more as I prepare to launch the collection for Fall 2012.  In addition, I will be able to have my patterns turned into production patterns, and begin production on larger quantities in order to keep up with demand.  I also plan on enhancing our website to establish our brand’s identity and better display the products we offer.  And finally, with your support and a successful campaign, I hope to deliver to you a polished product that is received well by you and everyone else so that the cycle of giving can continue.

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REWARDS!

I want to thank everyone for taking time to get familiar with THE GREY BUTTON.  Life may sometimes seem grey  but if you focus, I'm sure you can find a little dab of color in the smallest things.    I hope you show your support so I can share some of my favorite colorful buttons with you!

We can be found on the web at www.thegreybutton.com.  If you would like a personal glimpse into what we are doing please become a member of our blog, www.thegreybuttonproject.blogspot.com.  I enjoy sharing my experiences while on my fashion journey but more importantly I love to also write encouraging words of inspiration for others pursuing their dreams!  Become a fan of ours on facebook.com/thegreybutton and Twitter @thegreybutton.com to stay connected!!

Thank you.  Nadia Beck

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    Any amount donated shows your support. Thank you. I will be sending you a personal, handwritten “thank-you” for your generosity and a Public Thank You on our Facebook page.

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    A thank you is simply not enough. In addition, you will receive a limited released small accessory featured in the Fall 2012 debut launch

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    I’m truly grateful! You will receive everything mentioned above and the addition of one of our Signature Message T-Shirt meant to provide words of encouragement. Take a look at the photos to the left.

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    My gratitude is growing and so are the rewards. This is very special to me and I can’t wait to deliver! This is the closest thing to giving you a hug for your donation. It’s only appropriate that we have named them “HUGS”. You will be getting one of our casual “HUGS” with your choice of a detachable Hood. Check out the video to the left. <--------- <---------

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    Pick me! I will be delivering a special package to you. A personal, handwritten “thank-you,” a limited released small accessory, a Signature Message T-Shirt, and a Leather “HUG” with 2 Hoods to interchange.

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    Wow! I can’t say thank you enough. But I will try. I will be sending you a Handbag of your choice from the Fall 2012 collection and a small accessory and a casual "HUG".

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    I’m almost at a loss of words. For your kindness, you will receive a Handbag of your choice from the Fall 2012 collection, a Leather and casual “HUG”, and your choice of 3 Hoods. Oh, and of course one of our Signature Message T-Shirts.

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    This means more than you know. You will receive everything mentioned in the $500 category with a special touch. All your items will be inspired by you. Think of it as a special collection catered just to you, from the colors and to fabrics that inspire you!

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    You are special and should be treated as such. Donating in this category has nice rewards. You will received everything mentioned in the $1000 category as well as an invitation and roundtrip flight (up to $500) to attend a photo shoot with me and the other donors in this category. The shoot will be featured in the Fall 2012 catalog.

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    “You have not, because you ask not.” Let me just say that I believe in my brand’s message more than anything I’ve ever believed in before. To donate in this category confirms you believe too. And for your selfless contribution I feel you should get the ultimate reward. One of every piece on the collection and hopefully a brand that you will be proud to wear! In addition, you will also receive an invitation and roundtrip flight (up to $500) to attend a photo shoot with me and the other donors in this, and the $2500 category, to be featured in the Fall 2012 catalog.

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