The Collective is a chic and vibrant retail incubator created for women, by women. The vision of The Collective is to provide a brick and mortar space for women owned brands to sell and display their products without the high overhead cost. In addition to offering space, we also offer consulting, workshops, and other events to help women grow, connect and engage with other women owned brands and professionals.
What Makes Us Unique
Aside from the fact that every brand and product represented in our space is owned by women, for women, we differentiate ourselves from other brands in that we not only sell and display the women owned brands in our space, but we also help women get placement in other venues via retail, private label and wholesale. Our whole intention is to help women better position their products in the marketplace, and avoid the rut of vendor shows and slow online sales.
About the Curator of The Collective
For the past ten years, I've dedicated myself to empowering women owned brands by providing quality media and communications services. In doing this, I noticed that most of my clients that had product based businesses always had the same complaints. They could not afford a storefront of their own, and more often than not were frustrated with doing vendor shows. Outside of this, they had little to no competence in the area of marketing, which often led them to be stagnant in their businesses. Wanting to help my clients break this cycle of monotony, I decided to start The Collective, believing that it would be a good way for women owned businesses to have their products in a brick and mortar space, without the high overhead costs, and a great way for them to get one-on-one consulting and attend workshops that would ultimately help them move their brands forward. With a roster of clients in the U.S. and beyond, I am confident of my ability to help these women position their products in the global marketplace.
Why Support Us
If the "Future Is Female", we want you to be apart of making that future a reality.
We are excited to partner with a platform like iFundWomen, which shares our passion and desire to empower women entrepreneurs. Your support will take the vision for The Collective from concept to reality; and will ultimately help us to create a collaborative environment where women entrepreneurs can connect, thrive and grow. More specifically, we'll use the funds raised for marketing and to secure a space.
What We Offer:
Our business has five core components:
Incubation: We offer small, women-owned brands the opportunity to sell their products in a brick+mortar store. Doing this affords women the opportunity to infiltrate a new market, and showcase their products in a way that engages their target audience and procures feedback to aid in perfecting their brand offerings. In addition to this, we also offer marketing services, small business consulting, and product placement assistance to help brands infiltrate both local and international markets.
Retail: We are currently on the hunt for a space in a prime-retail district. Once the space is secured, we will offer the option to shop in-store 7-days a week, and online 24/7 at www.themarketplaceforwomen.com.
Our new website is currently under construction, and will go live in the interim until a space is secured.
Events: A super chic and vibrant space, The Collective will host fun themed pop-up shops, business workshops, networking events, makery + diy classes, and social events monthly.
Conference Room: Location! Location! Location! The Collective is the perfect space for those looking to host a small workshop, book signing or product launch event. In addition to this, our space is available for photographers looking to rent studio space for a shoot, fitness coaches wanting to host a weekly class or two, and artists wanting to display their latest creations.
Podcast Lab & Production Studio: Content is queen! And we’re empowering our members to produce more of it with our podcast lab and production studio. In addition to the above, we also offer: Design + Printing: At our core, T. Jones Media, the agency behind The Collective, is all about marketing and brand identity, so in addition to the above offerings, we also offer custom design services for members and the general public.
Custom Lab + Events: Together with our brand partners, also women owned brands, we provide custom decor, flowers, balloons, catering and more for small business and social events.
We are currently working to secure the perfect space, where women business owners can sell their products, as well as engage, explore, connect and thrive. In terms of aesthetic, the space will include:
- A chic and energetic retail environment designed to inspire, empower and engage customers.
- Sophisticated and comfy furniture for both work + play.
- A conference room for private events; and open seating area for semi-private affairs.
- A fully equipped production studio for content creation and photo shoots.
Members of The Collective will receive the following amenities:
- Opportunity to be Showcased as Featured Product of the Month
- Inclusion in Marketing Collateral (In-Store & Out-Mailers, Billboards, Signage, Social Media ads, Google ads, etc.)
- One-on-One Business Consulting
- Free or Discounted Access to Workshops and Events
- Shipping Station
- Product Placement & Distribution (Local & Global)
The Collective is open to products made by women, for women in the following categories:
- Beauty & Skincare
- Home Accessories
- Fashion Accessories
- Gourmet Items + More