Embrace your NATURAL kinks, curls, and coils!

Support our dream and vision to change the beauty supply industry!

Marteka
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Project Ends on January 19, 2020

Project Description

Our mission is to provide the best hair care brands and products to customers around the country while providing the opportunity to support a Black-owned beauty supply. Also, we actively promote natural hair and encourage Black women to embrace their natural kinks, curls, and coils, because we are NATURALLY beautiful. According to the Nielsen Company, the Black hair care industry yields approximately $65 million in annual revenue and African-Americans consume about 90% of the products sold. Yet, African-Americans do not control the wholesale or retail of the products that cater to our demographic. Silk & Satin will change the beauty supply industry!

Silk & Satin solicits your contribution to our campaign to help us expand our product inventory and open a physical location. It is our goal to provide access to the best hair care brands and products to customers across the nation who do not have access to Black-owned beauty supplies in their area. Also, we will continue to introduce more Black-owned brands and products into the major market. With your contribution our physical location will service our local community, located outside of Nashville, TN, and warehouse our inventory for our online customers. Thank you for supporting our vision, and we look forward to seeing you at our Grand Opening soon!  

Thank you!

Marteka Lee

Owner/CEO, Silk & Satin

 

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The Project FAQs

How long will it take for the physical location to begin operating?

We project that our team will be prepared to service local and online customers within 3 months of signing the lease to our new location. Our website launched in July 2019, and we will continue to operate online during the project development.

Have you researched which area is best for your store location?

Yes, we would like to open a store in the Antioch area of Nashville, TN. Our target customer base resides in this community located approximately 19 miles south of the only other Black-owned beauty supply in the area. Also, this region of the city will allow us to afford space for warehousing inventory to service our customers across the country.

Do you intend to sell hair?

Yes! We are aware that our customers demand that we sell synthetic, yaky, and human hair for braids, weaves, wigs, and more. In addition to hair, we will expand our inventory to selling hair supplies and tools (i.e. combs, brushes, pins, flat irons, etc.) Currently, we only sell hair products via our website due to limited inventory space.

Will the funds received from crowdfunding guarantee the company's success?

No one is able to guarantee a company's success, however we are determined to pursue this project until we accomplish our goal. The CEO and creator, Marteka Lee, has a Master of Business Administration degree and has dedicated her life to the growth and success of Black-owned businesses. 

How do backers benefit from supporting the campaign?

In addition to the rewards, all backers, regardless of the amount contributed, will be credited for their support of our vision. Contributors will be able to visit us any time, and we will continue to inform our supporters of our journey even after the Grand Opening. Your support makes you a part of the Silk & Satin family.

 

 

Brittany Sky McRay
10/23/2019
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Thomas Perkins
10/23/2019
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You will be credited for your contribution and the reward type will depend on the contribution amount. Please see our reward categories.

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Grand Opening Invitation Reward

You will receive an invitation as a Special Guest to the Grand Opening Ceremony. During the ceremony you will be credited for your contribution in support of Silk & Satin's vision. Also, this reward includes a private tour of the facility and first-hand experience of the operations. Leading to the Grand Opening, you will receive the "Behind the Scenes VIP" and "Someone the Remember" rewards which includes photos, videos, and updates on the progress of the project as well as feature in our "Silk & Satin Journey" book for customers, guests, and supporters to know who you are!  

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Behind the Scenes VIP Reward

This reward includes detailed updates on the progress of the project. You will receive photos and videos documenting our journey toward the Grand Opening. 

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$100
Special Thanks Reward

This reward includes a handwritten "Thank you" note from the Owner/CEO of Silk & Satin. Your name will be included in the credits of our Grand Opening!

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$10
Big Impact Reward

This reward emphasizes that every small contribution has a BIG IMPACT on our campaign. We greatly appreciate your support of our vision, and you will be credited for your contribution. 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Customized contribution.

You will be credited for your contribution and the reward type will depend on the contribution amount. Please see our reward categories.

0 Supporters
Contribute
$2,500
Grand Opening Invitation Reward

You will receive an invitation as a Special Guest to the Grand Opening Ceremony. During the ceremony you will be credited for your contribution in support of Silk & Satin's vision. Also, this reward includes a private tour of the facility and first-hand experience of the operations. Leading to the Grand Opening, you will receive the "Behind the Scenes VIP" and "Someone the Remember" rewards which includes photos, videos, and updates on the progress of the project as well as feature in our "Silk & Satin Journey" book for customers, guests, and supporters to know who you are!  

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$500
Behind the Scenes VIP Reward

This reward includes detailed updates on the progress of the project. You will receive photos and videos documenting our journey toward the Grand Opening. 

50 Left
0 Supporters
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$100
Special Thanks Reward

This reward includes a handwritten "Thank you" note from the Owner/CEO of Silk & Satin. Your name will be included in the credits of our Grand Opening!

250 Left
0 Supporters
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$10
Big Impact Reward

This reward emphasizes that every small contribution has a BIG IMPACT on our campaign. We greatly appreciate your support of our vision, and you will be credited for your contribution. 

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