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Help us be able to provide more vegans in Nashville with quality on-the-go eats.

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Campaign Ends on January 29, 2022

Project Description

We all know we love croissants but first, let us introduce ourselves…

WHO the heck is Yellow & Lavender?

An LGBTQ+, Immigrant, Latinx, and Women owned business in Nashville, TN. Founded in 2020, we are proud to say that we are the home of the very first vegan, croissant, cro-cinnamon roll, cronut, and cro-tart in the city of Nashville. We started baking to fill a void of vegan pastries on-the-go for Nashville, our pastries are both savory, and sweet and often we carry gluten free friendly options. We dream of the day that a fruit cup & a bowl of oatmeal are not the only vegan options in Nashville coffee shops, & we are damned determined to help usher in that new world to this ever-growing city ourselves. Our products are accessible through pop-ups, and our retail partners.

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WHO is behind all of this?

Lucy & Ryliegh. The founders, owners, bakers, and many other jobs behind Yellow & Lavender. Lucy’s passion is baking, aka all the sweet creations behind the bakery, and Ryliegh’s jam is all the savory aka hot chick’n croissant sandwiches and many other things. Their inspiration comes out of frustration, okay, hear me out! Frustration of not finding everything “veganized” already, and limiting people that have food allergies, limitations, or just love not-eating-meat on nostalgic food or “on the go” meals. They are a wife duo that got recently married in NYC during the summer of 2021. Who are they? Just your friendly local queer bakers that love to know how your cat’s doing, or sending you good vibes on a bad day.

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WHY Crowdfunding? 

Our community is everything. We want a safe space where everyone is welcomed, and as a community thrived business, we’ve explored various forms of fundraising. What was missing from our efforts? You, our community. Our philosophy is for everyone, by everyone! Money from our iFundWomen campaign will go toward building our physical space, which allows us to do more of what we love: building community. Why iFundWomen? Our business is 100% women funded and owned.
ETHOS

 

WHY this is important for immigrants.

Ryliegh’s parents are from Germany, and Puerto Rico. Lucy was born and raised in Venezuela. She came to the U.S. 7 years ago with $200 in her pockets, a couple of words in English, and a suitcase full of dreams. Immigrants consist of such an important part of the country’s economic and history, yet it’s one of the most overseen minorities. 

In Lucy's words, "As an immigrant, I am motivated to work towards debunking all of the misconceptions of being an immigrant in America. It’s important to me to work to normalize being an immigrant, as well as contribute to the economy and American culture. America has always been a melting pot of cultures from all over the world; very few people are 100% American. I want to represent equality and bring food that I grew up eating to people that will never be able to visit or experience South America."

FACTS: Latinx & Hispanic women-owned businesses comprise 18% of all women-owned businesses in the U.S.

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SHOWING UP. This is more than just croissants.

Our business has built a platform to partner with local businesses to create campaigns to benefit LGBTQ+ Organizations such as GLSEN, who works to ensure that LGBTQ+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. When we say we want to build a safe space, we really mean it.

We are lucky to share a space in this community with many other radical women. Women owned businesses are the key to our economy. These businesses are built with passion, sweat, and tears. Just badass womxn everywhere.

FACTS: Women owned businesses have opened more jobs in the market than anyone else. Now we need your help to do the same.

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MONEY TALK

Every Croissant is rolled by hand, and when we say "hand" we mean ours. You can probably call us crazy! Croissants take 3 days to make. Our production quantities (and our hands) are suffering... which is why we usually sell out so fast! We want to provide jobs in our community, and to be able to fulfill the demand of our pastries and Croissants (more Croissants for y'all!), but after many months of hunting for a space the answer is: we need the funds to start.

Here's the breakdown of how we are using the $25k required to start:

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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US! 

Because of you this is possible. Thank you for being a part of our adventure. Rock on, and eat more croissants! - Lucy & Ryliegh.

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Where's the money going? 

All the funds will go directly to the building of our shop. Aka build out, equipment, hiring and training staff, rent space, etc.

Is this an all vegan bakery?

ALWAYS VEGAN, sometimes gluten free.

When will I get my rewards?

After the campaign ends (January 2022) we will start processing and shipping all the rewards. Please leave your email for easier communication.

I have more questions. 

Okay! You can email us through our website www.yellowandlavender.com and we will get back to you within 24 hours. 

Thank you!

Nick Stevens
01/13/2022
Everyday pack
$25
Kathy L Palomino
01/06/2022
Monetary Contribution
$10
Heidi VanZant
01/01/2022
'Til death pack
$75
Marliss & Kai McGarvey
12/23/2021
Mystery Pack
$50
Pam Matthews
12/18/2021
Rock it pack
$250
Rachel
12/17/2021
Mystery Pack
$50
Becky
12/17/2021
Everyday pack
$25
Nicholas Hoium
12/16/2021
Mystery Pack
$50
Ashley Volk
12/12/2021
Everyday pack
$25
Kristy
12/02/2021
Rock it pack
$250
Monetary Contribution

Virtual hugs to you! Thank you so much for supporting us.

8 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Everyday pack

Six exclusive and never seen before Yellow & Lavender stickers. 

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4 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Mystery Pack

Exclusive and never seen before Yellow & Lavender mystery sticker + doughpe beanie to match the vibe.

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7 Supporters
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75.00 USD
'Til death pack

We won't judge if you want to get them tatted. Exclusive Tattoo Flash Sheet that won't be available to purchase ever again.

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1 Supporter
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125.00 USD
Wolf pack

Exclusive Flash sheet that won't be available to purchase after this, sticker pack and a Doughpe hat.

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1 Supporter
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250.00 USD
Rock it pack

Simply the best exclusive crewneck and Doughpe beanie. Crewneck will not be available to purchase after this campaign. 

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2 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Fancy pack

Private Tasting in the shop before official opening with custom tasting notebook. 

 

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750.00 USD
The OG pack

Access to our soft opening + Free pastry box per week during the first month of the shop being open. Total 4 pastry boxes. Pastry box contains up to 5 items from the menu.

 

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1,000.00 USD
VIP pack

VIP PACK you get:

-Private Tasting in the shop before official opening with custom tasting notebook.

-Help decorate our shop! Create your own flash sheet (6 images) to hang at the shop and your name will be on it and you get a copy of the flash sheet.
 

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1,600.00 USD
Buy our bakery proofer

The Proof package! You get:

-Access to soft opening.

-Private Tasting in the shop before official opening with custom tasting notebook.

-Help decorate our shop! Create your own flash sheet (6 images) to hang at the shop and your name will be on it and you get a copy of the flash sheet.

-Get a signature pastry box for the first 4 weeks of the shop. Total 4 pastry boxes. (Max 5 pastries per box)

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4,000.00 USD
Buy our dough sheeter

The MVP package! You get:

-Access to soft opening.

-Private Tasting in the shop before official opening with custom tasting notebook.

-Help decorate our shop! Create your own flash sheet (6 images) to hang at the shop and your name will be on it and you get a copy of the flash sheet.

-Get a signature pastry box for the first 4 weeks of the shop, and 1 pastry box per month after opening month for a whole year. Total 16 pastry boxes. (Max 5 pastries per box)

 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Virtual hugs to you! Thank you so much for supporting us.

8 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Everyday pack

Six exclusive and never seen before Yellow & Lavender stickers. 

996 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Mystery Pack

Exclusive and never seen before Yellow & Lavender mystery sticker + doughpe beanie to match the vibe.

993 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
'Til death pack

We won't judge if you want to get them tatted. Exclusive Tattoo Flash Sheet that won't be available to purchase ever again.

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
125.00 USD
Wolf pack

Exclusive Flash sheet that won't be available to purchase after this, sticker pack and a Doughpe hat.

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Rock it pack

Simply the best exclusive crewneck and Doughpe beanie. Crewneck will not be available to purchase after this campaign. 

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Fancy pack

Private Tasting in the shop before official opening with custom tasting notebook. 

 

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
750.00 USD
The OG pack

Access to our soft opening + Free pastry box per week during the first month of the shop being open. Total 4 pastry boxes. Pastry box contains up to 5 items from the menu.

 

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
VIP pack

VIP PACK you get:

-Private Tasting in the shop before official opening with custom tasting notebook.

-Help decorate our shop! Create your own flash sheet (6 images) to hang at the shop and your name will be on it and you get a copy of the flash sheet.
 

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,600.00 USD
Buy our bakery proofer

The Proof package! You get:

-Access to soft opening.

-Private Tasting in the shop before official opening with custom tasting notebook.

-Help decorate our shop! Create your own flash sheet (6 images) to hang at the shop and your name will be on it and you get a copy of the flash sheet.

-Get a signature pastry box for the first 4 weeks of the shop. Total 4 pastry boxes. (Max 5 pastries per box)

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
4,000.00 USD
Buy our dough sheeter

The MVP package! You get:

-Access to soft opening.

-Private Tasting in the shop before official opening with custom tasting notebook.

-Help decorate our shop! Create your own flash sheet (6 images) to hang at the shop and your name will be on it and you get a copy of the flash sheet.

-Get a signature pastry box for the first 4 weeks of the shop, and 1 pastry box per month after opening month for a whole year. Total 16 pastry boxes. (Max 5 pastries per box)

 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward