Grass & Clovers

Handcrafted clothing, pillows, decorative items and art lovingly made from recycled and vintage fabrics. Each item is a one of a kind!

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Grass & Clovers creates clothing, decorative items and art out of recycled, re-purposed and vintage fabrics. Each item is a one of a kind and can be completely customized.  Initially started as a small applique tee shirt company for kids, we have slowly grown throughout the years to not only children's clothes,  but also clothes for women, home goods, table top items,  and custom one of a kind pieces.  All using vintage, recycled and re-purposed fabrics- to hearken back to the fabulous 1970's and 1980's quilt and craft movement.

Through the years I have adapted to the times like so many other small businesses-  focusing on website sales. Web sales are great, and there is very little overhead, but what's missing from the puzzle is that personal interaction with customers.  To put that missing piece back in the puzzle- I started doing pop up shops and trunk shows.   After a few years of these events, I had such a great response that there is no doubt this  has to be Grass & Clovers'  new direction.  Every day I get emails and messages from  people who want to host a trunk show in their home or shop.

I am asking iFundWomen  to help us get our travelling trunk shows off the ground.  After my mom/partner/bff passed away in 2013, I became a one woman show- doing everything from  design , production and sales to shipping and web design. It's certainly a lot for one person to handle! Given my long familial history in the entrepreneurial retail world , I recognize a laundry list of things need to be put in place to ensure maximum success.  First thing, a  professionally designed and run website is so necessary for any business.  The site is the  first place people look to check out  your brand. Hand in hand with the website, beautiful photography for our look books, advertising and website campaigns  is so important.   As a photography "enthusiast", I know my limits, and nothing compares to the real deal!  Along with the website and photography, a skilled and savvy PR guru would be a great addition to the Grass & Clovers team- someone not only connected with all the market editors, but also with bloggers and social media channels.  Projecting a tremendous leap in sales with multiple trunk shows happening, a production  team  is necessary to take over the sewing, washing and quality control of each  product. Additionally, we need to produce multiple sample sets to plan for simultaneous sales in different locations. necessary in order to free up my time to do the design and sales.

All hosts of these trunk shows will receive a commission off everything they sell- growing the #femaleeconomy one party at a time!

I cannot express enough how GRATEFUL and EXCITED I am for this opportunity, and so appreciative of all of you taking your time to check out our campaign!

Vintage Fabric Mini Pillows

Handpainted Tote Bag

Hand painted Girl Gang Hoodie

Baller Will Be On Back Of Hoodie

Bohemian Dream Catcher, 10 inch

30 inch Bohemian Vintage Fabric Dream Catcher

Vintage Scarf Circle Wall Hanging

Custom, Personalized Vintage Fabric Wall Hanging

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The Project FAQs

Challenges exist in every aspect of business. One of my biggest challenges as a small company is keeping up with the demand.  Trunk shows get very busy during certain times of year - I have four scheduled this November alone!  Retail is such a delicate balance.

My goal is to always get everyone their orders within a two week window. There are times where that is simply not possible, as I make many things to order, I have to depend on vendors to get my goods to me in a timely fashion. I sometimes just don't have control over the time frame. That said, I ALWAYS stay in contact with my customers to let them know if there are any delays ( usually not) and I am always happy to make changes and accommodations to ensure  they are happy.

I was born into this business (my family owned department stores for over 100 years), and have learned from the very best what most of the pitfalls and risks are in the retail industry.  Travelling trunk shows  are the lowest risk way to have a retail business- the overhead  and inventory costs are minimal- which is a plus because every dollar saved goes directly back into the business!

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Super Friend!

Mini Pocket Pillow or Tote Bag All rewards will be sent out after the holidays!

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You're the Best

Girl Gang or Baller Zip Hoodie, Kids- All rewards will be sent out after the holidays!

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Go Lady Power!

Girl Gang Women's Zip Hoodie- All rewards will be sent out after the holidays!

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Super Star Dreamer

10 inch Handmade Dream Catcher- All rewards will be sent out after the holidays!

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Gold Medal Dreamer

Large, 28 inch Dream Catcher- All rewards will be sent out after the holidays!

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Boho Spirit Animal

Custom Fabric Circle Wall Hanging- All rewards will be sent out after the holidays!

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Boho Baller

Custom Wall Hanging Collaboration

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Any Amount You Want To Contribute!
56 Supporters
Contribute
$15
You Are Awesome!

15% Discount Code for your next Grassandclovers.com purchase!

2 Supporters
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$30
Super Friend!

Mini Pocket Pillow or Tote Bag All rewards will be sent out after the holidays!

16 Supporters
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$75
You're the Best

Girl Gang or Baller Zip Hoodie, Kids- All rewards will be sent out after the holidays!

14 Supporters
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$100
Go Lady Power!

Girl Gang Women's Zip Hoodie- All rewards will be sent out after the holidays!

18 Supporters
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$150
Super Star Dreamer

10 inch Handmade Dream Catcher- All rewards will be sent out after the holidays!

5 Supporters
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$300
Gold Medal Dreamer

Large, 28 inch Dream Catcher- All rewards will be sent out after the holidays!

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3 Supporters
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$500
Boho Spirit Animal

Custom Fabric Circle Wall Hanging- All rewards will be sent out after the holidays!

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$1,000
Boho Baller

Custom Wall Hanging Collaboration

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