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Inkloo: Black Fashion Marketplace

Help us to create an online marketplace selling black fashion brands to consumers desiring to authenticate their wardrobe.

$3,260
pledged of$8,500 goal
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Campaign Ends on October 31, 2020

Project Description

Inkloo is an online marketplace selling a curated list of black designer brands to consumers who want to diversity and authenticate their wardrobe. It also offers manufacturing services to partnering brands that need to produce a collection on it's own terms. 

Here's the problem: Black designers want their brands to have more visibility and selling opportunities, but they are underrepresented in several retail spaces. And although, black consumers are on track to reach a 1.5 trillion buying power by 2021, they are reinvesting their dollars outside of their community. Black designers face several barriers to entry, including:
1. Major retailers continue to make the excuse that black owned brands are of poor quality while failing to acknowledge their contribution in creating profitable fashion styles.
2. Candidly, black owned businesses do not have the same access to capital as white owned businesses.

Inkloo solves this problem by:
1. Creating a retail space only selling and drawing awareness to black owned fashion brands.
2. Offering non traditional manufacturing services to help brands produce collections within their means 
3. Providing a one stop shop of these brands to consumers who are looking to put their dollars back into the black community

My customers are shoppers, including black consumers, who are looking for more brand options to authenticate and diversity their wardrobe. Black consumers make up 14% of the US population and has increased their buying power by 114% since 2000.

When looking at my background and work experiences, I am confident in my abilities to bring this marketplace to life. I have worked in the B2B corporate sales industry for 5 years and the fashion industry over the past year. As a black consumer and freelance stylist, I am constantly faced with the  problem of not finding black designers.  Because of my expertise and my customer experiences, I am uniquely qualified to help solve this problem for consumers.

The goal is to raise $8,500 to fund a digital marketing campaign, support ongoing advertisements, and build a cohesive marketplace website.

We have some really cool rewards for you to take part in on our campaign page below! Some include a black fashion brand directory and a virtual styling date with your very own. You're encouraged to contribute at any level as all donations bring us one step closer to launching Inkloo. Thank you so much for your support in helping Inkloo move from an idea to a business and promoting an Inkloo-sive retail space for black fashion designers. 

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09/18/2020
Inkloo from Head to Toe
$100
DeMarcus Artis
09/15/2020
For the Love of Black Designers
$25
Khennessy
09/14/2020
For the Love of Black Designers
$25
Sundeep Singh
09/14/2020
For the Love of Black Designers
$25
Jacqueline Battle Barksdale
09/14/2020
For the Love of Black Designers
$25
David Billings
09/14/2020
Inkloo-sion Angel
$1,000
Tanisha Edwards
09/14/2020
For the Love of Black Designers
$25
Ceaira
09/14/2020
For the Love of Black Designers
$25
Osadeba Omokaro
09/14/2020
Inkloo from Head to Toe
$100
Bo Nebolisa
09/14/2020
For the Love of Black Designers
$25
Monetary Contribution

Thank you for your donation!

3 Supporters
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10.00 USD
You're Inkloo-ded

Cut the line and get first dibs on Inkloo brands by shopping at our soft launch. This is an invite-only event you don’t want to miss.

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4 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Thank Kloo Note

No better way to show my appreciation than a hand written thank you note! Also, get a digital copy of our black owned fashion brand directory. 

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4 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Inkloo from Head to Toe

Ever had a personal shopper? Get one pre-booked virtual styling session with me for all your Inkloo fits.

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8 Supporters
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200.00 USD
Inkloo-sion is Everything

Gearing up for the winter? Get a custom made crochet piece from the founder.

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2 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Inkloo-sion Angel

You're generosity is beyond measure and your support for black designers is pivotal. For this, we've created a very special place on our site to highlight you and your support.

1 Supporter
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5,000.00 USD
You're Loyal

Wow! How can we ever properly thank you for generosity? Hopefully a $200 Inkloo shopping spree comes close to doing the job. 

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0 Supporters
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West springfield, VA
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Thank you for your donation!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
You're Inkloo-ded

Cut the line and get first dibs on Inkloo brands by shopping at our soft launch. This is an invite-only event you don’t want to miss.

96 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Thank Kloo Note

No better way to show my appreciation than a hand written thank you note! Also, get a digital copy of our black owned fashion brand directory. 

96 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Inkloo from Head to Toe

Ever had a personal shopper? Get one pre-booked virtual styling session with me for all your Inkloo fits.

2 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Inkloo-sion is Everything

Gearing up for the winter? Get a custom made crochet piece from the founder.

3 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Inkloo-sion Angel

You're generosity is beyond measure and your support for black designers is pivotal. For this, we've created a very special place on our site to highlight you and your support.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
You're Loyal

Wow! How can we ever properly thank you for generosity? Hopefully a $200 Inkloo shopping spree comes close to doing the job. 

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward