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Loka.Haus: Design for a Better Future

Make your purchases matter with Loka.Haus, a sustainable lifestyle brand designed by women, for women.

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Project Description

OUR STORY

Loka.Haus is a lifestyle brand that designs and produces high-quality, sustainable products with a small-batch, luxury feel. “Loka” is a Sanskrit term defining the different planes or realities that constitute our universe. Loka.Haus products are created to suit all your needs, no matter what loka you exist in right now. Exercise, lounge, work, or play, Loka.Haus is made for you. Our mission is to end “fast fashion”, provide luxury goods at an accessible level, and address (and educate consumers on) economic gender inequities, specifically in retail and business.

 

OUR BATTLECRY

 

What if your dollars could positively impact people’s lives? What if you could create change by simply shopping for the products you already purchase? Why spend money on brands that don’t represent or respect you?

Traditional luxury brands have enforced classism, status distortion, and unattainable “social” goals around the world. Fast fashion has warped purchase habits by an increase of 60% compared to 15 years ago, but each item is on average kept half as long. Much worse than that, the attempt to keep up with these revolving standards not only perpetuates unnecessary overspending, it also exacerbates the existing economic disparities within traditional retail.

 

THE (UN)FUN FACTS

 

Here’s the problem: current fashion brands capitalize on cheap labor, unsustainable manufacturing practices, and gender/diversity inequities. 

1) Fast fashion alone accounts for 2% of the global GDP and is also the largest global polluter in the world, contributing 4% total waste. Fast fashion produces more (waste) at a lower price, devaluing human capital and quality design at an exponential rate.

2) Women earn 18% less than men as of 2019 but spend 3x more on clothing. That means they are putting most of that back into irresponsible corporations and men's pockets. Women deserve equal pay, period. Equal pay is not only better for women, but better for the economy.

3) Only 40% of womenswear brands are designed by women, and only 14% of major brands are run by women - all while the ideal "model" body runs rampant. Women know women best and therefore should be at the forefront of making women's fashion decisions - and deciding what is best for their body.

 

 

OUR MASTER PLAN

 

Loka.Haus seeks to provide holistic change through:

APPAREL FOR EVERYWEAR (pun intended): made with sustainable or ethically sourced fabric, designed for multiple uses

GLOW OUT: Skincare & fragrance made with ethical (and minimal) ingredients, and 0 toxic preservatives

SPIRITUAL SHINE: Artisan jewelry of natural gemstones and precious metals, targeted for beauty and wellness (think chakras and mala beads)                                                 

ART AS ACTIVISM: Original art made of non-toxic materials, with intention and purpose (it will be pretty too…)

SPEAK OUR TRUTH: blog, newsletter, and partnerships to raise awareness and educate on sustainable practices & diversity disparities

BONUS – we give back 10% of sales to charitable organizations to support female equity, diversity, and sustainability

 

 

WHO WE LIVE FOR

Loka.Haus is for anyone who cares about ethical brands, sustainable practices, and economic diversity and equity! Do you love self-care & wellness? Do you love to feel good about yourself and the impact you have on the world?

YOU are the go-getters out there, striving for real change wherever you may be. And it helps to feel fabulous at the same time :)

Be part of Loka by checking out our “pretail” rewards & signing up for our newsletter today!

 

 

HOW YOU HELP

Opening a business isn't cheap or easy! While the opening phase is already underway, Loka.Haus still needs your support. Crowdfunding not only helps financially, it also helps us to qualify the market, gain real feedback, and pivot products/ideas MUCH more quickly. This fund specifically is set up as "pretail", which basically means our products are made to order :) It isn't a typical donation - you are getting real product in return, and we very much want your interaction and feedback! This is also the best way for us to raise awareness for our  business, our cause, and start networking with like-minded people and organizations.

This is the start of building our Loka.Haus fam!

 

Lisa, Loka.Haus Founder

 

BEHIND LOKA

I am a native Texan, graduate from University of Texas Austin, with a Bachelor’s in Textiles & Apparel: Design. I have always been passionate about the environment and the arts. I’ve worked in industries ranging from retail to technology to hospitality, but starting a business that makes a difference has always been my plan. For now, it's a very small team, with the help of a few close friends. I know that now is the time for Loka.Haus, and I'm excited for our launch and our future growth!

Updates

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Reach out to info@loka.haus with any questions!

 

 

Eddie Rattanasouk
10/29/2020
Monetary Contribution
$40
Megan Wiley
10/03/2020
Golden Girls
$25
10/01/2020
Thanksss Ladies
$50
Crista
09/30/2020
Living Loka
$100
Jess
09/29/2020
Golden Girls
$25
09/15/2020
Custom Art Commish
$1,000
Monetary Contribution

Because You Support the Movement

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Loka Hi-5

Receive a personal thank you + social media shout-out.

 

Please specify Insta handle on purchase.

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25.00 USD
Golden Girls

Receive a set of gold druzy resin studs + social media shout-out.

Earrings are handmade with 24k gold leaf, non-toxic resin, and gold-plated (brass) hardware.

Please specify Insta handle upon purchase.

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35.00 USD
Thanksss Ladies

Receive a pair of clear/gold resin serpent drop earrings + social media shout-out.

Earrings are handmade with 24k gold leaf, non-toxic resin, and gold-plated (brass) wire.

Please specify Insta handle upon purchase.

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60.00 USD
Girl So Fresh

Receive a signature facial set (oil, serum, lip) + gold druzy resin studs.

Facial set is handmade with organic or ethically sourced ingredients. Gold druzy resin studs are handmade with 24k gold leaf, non-toxic resin, and gold-plated (brass) hardware.

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75.00 USD
Fine Femme

Receive one signature leggings + signature roll-on fragrance.

Leggings are skinny, high-waist design, handmade with black Repreve recycled fabric. Signature roll-on fragrance features bergamot, neroli, tobacco, and citrus scents sourced from essential oils.

Please specify leggings size upon purchase.

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100.00 USD
Living Loka

Receive signature leggings + signature fragrance + gold druzy resin studs.

Leggings are skinny, high-waist style handmade with black Repreve recycled fabric. Gold druzy resin studs are handmade with 24k gold leaf, non-toxic resin, and gold-plated (brass) hardware. Signature fragrance features bergamot, neroli, tobacco, and citrus scents sourced fron essential oils.

Please specify leggings size upon purchase.

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250.00 USD
Boss B*tch

You're the whole package and you know it!

You get:

Gold druzy resin studs

Gold resin serpent drop earrings

Signature facial set (facial oil, serum, lip)

Signature leggings

Signature fragrance

+ Social media shout-out

 

Gold druzy resin studs + gold resin serpent earrings are handmade with 24k gold leaf, non-toxic resin, and gold-plated (brass) hardware.  Facial set is handmade with organic or ethically sourced ingredients. Leggings are skinny, high-waist style handmade with black Repreve recycled fabric. Signature fragrance features bergamot, neroli, tobacco, and citrus scents sourced from essential oils.

 

Please specify upon purchase:

*leggings size

* Insta Handle

+ a Boss A$$ Surprise

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500.00 USD
That Art Tho

Custom Art Piece: Oil/Acrylic paint on canvas with real gold

24 x 36 in

Abstract, decorative style made to your specified color palette

(see photos for examples)

 

Please specify desired color ideas upon purchase. I will contact you to discuss/finalize within the week. Because of  the drying time for oil, average production time will be 3-4 weeks from date of order.

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1,000.00 USD
Custom Art Commish

Have an idea in mind? Let's collab and see what I can create for you!

Styles: Abstract, Modern, Pop Art

Sizes: est. 24 x 48 in (can discuss other sizes)

Details: Oil/Acrylic on canvas + real gold

Commission art takes time. From initial order to final piece ~ 3 months. It's important for us to flesh out ideas and figure out what will work for your space, and I want you to be fully satisfied. There are a lot of options here, from large abstract pieces, smaller & more detailed pieces, or even multi-piece sets.

 

Please specify preferred method of contact and I will reach out within the week of purchase. We will go from there :)

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Because You Support the Movement

1 Supporter
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10.00 USD
Loka Hi-5

Receive a personal thank you + social media shout-out.

 

Please specify Insta handle on purchase.

1000 Left
0 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Golden Girls

Receive a set of gold druzy resin studs + social media shout-out.

Earrings are handmade with 24k gold leaf, non-toxic resin, and gold-plated (brass) hardware.

Please specify Insta handle upon purchase.

98 Left
2 Supporters
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35.00 USD
Thanksss Ladies

Receive a pair of clear/gold resin serpent drop earrings + social media shout-out.

Earrings are handmade with 24k gold leaf, non-toxic resin, and gold-plated (brass) wire.

Please specify Insta handle upon purchase.

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
60.00 USD
Girl So Fresh

Receive a signature facial set (oil, serum, lip) + gold druzy resin studs.

Facial set is handmade with organic or ethically sourced ingredients. Gold druzy resin studs are handmade with 24k gold leaf, non-toxic resin, and gold-plated (brass) hardware.

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Fine Femme

Receive one signature leggings + signature roll-on fragrance.

Leggings are skinny, high-waist design, handmade with black Repreve recycled fabric. Signature roll-on fragrance features bergamot, neroli, tobacco, and citrus scents sourced from essential oils.

Please specify leggings size upon purchase.

100 Left
0 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Living Loka

Receive signature leggings + signature fragrance + gold druzy resin studs.

Leggings are skinny, high-waist style handmade with black Repreve recycled fabric. Gold druzy resin studs are handmade with 24k gold leaf, non-toxic resin, and gold-plated (brass) hardware. Signature fragrance features bergamot, neroli, tobacco, and citrus scents sourced fron essential oils.

Please specify leggings size upon purchase.

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Boss B*tch

You're the whole package and you know it!

You get:

Gold druzy resin studs

Gold resin serpent drop earrings

Signature facial set (facial oil, serum, lip)

Signature leggings

Signature fragrance

+ Social media shout-out

 

Gold druzy resin studs + gold resin serpent earrings are handmade with 24k gold leaf, non-toxic resin, and gold-plated (brass) hardware.  Facial set is handmade with organic or ethically sourced ingredients. Leggings are skinny, high-waist style handmade with black Repreve recycled fabric. Signature fragrance features bergamot, neroli, tobacco, and citrus scents sourced from essential oils.

 

Please specify upon purchase:

*leggings size

* Insta Handle

+ a Boss A$$ Surprise

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
That Art Tho

Custom Art Piece: Oil/Acrylic paint on canvas with real gold

24 x 36 in

Abstract, decorative style made to your specified color palette

(see photos for examples)

 

Please specify desired color ideas upon purchase. I will contact you to discuss/finalize within the week. Because of  the drying time for oil, average production time will be 3-4 weeks from date of order.

25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Custom Art Commish

Have an idea in mind? Let's collab and see what I can create for you!

Styles: Abstract, Modern, Pop Art

Sizes: est. 24 x 48 in (can discuss other sizes)

Details: Oil/Acrylic on canvas + real gold

Commission art takes time. From initial order to final piece ~ 3 months. It's important for us to flesh out ideas and figure out what will work for your space, and I want you to be fully satisfied. There are a lot of options here, from large abstract pieces, smaller & more detailed pieces, or even multi-piece sets.

 

Please specify preferred method of contact and I will reach out within the week of purchase. We will go from there :)

9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward