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Driving Positive Impact One Dress at a Time

Sharethelove.ly is reimagining weddings through a sustainable marketplace-platform built around underused assets and partnership economy.

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Project Description

 

 

Mission

  • Sharethelovely is reimagining wedding shopping and planning through a resale marketplace-platform built around maximizing underused assets. We’re bringing together the online and local wedding market and driving positive impact through a highly sustainable and experiential platform, giving the wedding industry a range of sustainable products and services without additional resources. We are working towards building out a sustainable future for the wedding market that will help local economies to thrive across the US in a new and sustainable circular fashion distribution network that will help unify the industry while helping it compete in the new economy. 
     

  • Driving Positive Impact One Dress at a Time. Helping Brides, the Community & the Earth! #sustainability #circularfashion #wedding #bride #strongertogether

 

 

Solution

  • Every bride wants a Fairytale Wedding.

  • Wedding Dresses Cost $1,000 - $5,000+/- on average.

  • Weddings Cost $30k - $40k on average.

  • Yet 65% Americans are 2 paychecks from bankruptcy.

  • Couples spend 700 hours planning online.

  • Yet 85% Still Purchase in Stores.

  • 10% of Stores are closing, struggling to compete with Digital Marketing & eCommerce. 

  • Couples meet dozens of local wedding service providers but feel its not enough to compare and make informed decisions.

  • Wedding dress fibers are like petroleum and take up to 1000’s of years to bio’degrade.

  • If we recycled these toxic textiles it would be like removing 7.3 million cars from the road each year. 

  • Fashion is the 2nd largest producer of polluted air, soil, landfills, water supply, oceans, child labor and dangerous working conditions.

 

 

How we solve the problem 

  • Now Every Bride can have her dream wedding at a fraction of the cost.

  • Brides and businesses benefit from the circular economy in a distribution partner network.

  • Sharthelove.ly Curates, Authenticates and Resells Wedding Related Products and Organic Eco-Friendly Wedding Products.

  • Purchased Online or Shipped Locally for a Try-Before-You-Buy Business Model.

  • Co-host Local Events and shared spaces around all-sustainable exquisite weddings.

 

Market size/Opportunity

  • Wedding Industry: $65 - $78 Billion US (2019) and growing at 8% 

  • Re-commerce is exploding! $24 Billion Industry, Funded $850 Million

 

Funding Breakdown

  • 35% Will go towards the completion of MVP platform development.
           - We're getting close at 85% complete, expecting to launch April/May 2020.

  • 45% Will go towards the Go-to-Market Campaigns (B2C and E2R)

  • 20% Will be used for operational costs

This Sustainable Business Fundraiser is so much more than helping launch a cutting edge eco-friendly startup or about building a great business, although these are important factors. This business model is reaching far and wide to help an industry gain advantages over big box ecommerce like Amazon and other monopolies. For the wedding industry and brides this means everything. The ability to rely on personalized experiences at the local level, while having great price and assortment through online reach and channels, supports everything for a dream wedding and supports local economies. This platform will not only help brides create their dream wedding at a fraction of the cost, helping couples stay out of debt, but it will also becomes the foundation for a fully circular wedding economy including the consumer both before and after her wedding, and an industry focused on local economies.

I have been bootstrapping the development and have not yet raised outside capital. This small pre-seed stage will be a great start towards gaining traction. Once we launch Q2 2020, the majority of costs will go toward completing the final MVP platform development and towards going to market and building early adoption and user-base. With that said, there is minimal marketing, operational and inventory costs in the secondary market (resale) and overhead is minimal with an online-based market-platform. Marketing, other than purchasing network inventory, is my forte, with 25 years digital marketing experience.

 

Our Team

 

1. Bonnie Gringer:

Digital Marketing & eCommerce Professional - With 20 Years Fashion eCommerce/Retail experience and 25 Years Digital Marketing.  Bonnie grew up in Fashion Retail Business with her Family's Chain Store (Off price fashion footwear and accessories)

2. Drew Grinde:

Operations Director with 30 years Operations, Inventory, HR, Distribution and Pricing Strategy, 30 Years in Big Box Retail Managing 140,000 SKUs and 150 Employees.

3. Radford Harrell:

Advisor, CEO, TalentSoup.com, Serial Entrepreneur, ATDC Start-up Catalyst, US Marines

 

Thank you for your interest in Sharethelove.ly!

We look forward to working with you soon!

 

PLEASE HELP OUR PROGRESS and LIKE OUR PAGES:

Like us on Facebook!
Like us on Instagram!
 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • If you have any questions please feel free to ask at any time: bonnie@sharethelovely.com or 912-601-7981
  • Yes, we are also very interested in finding partners and support to grow the business.
  • Please share this cause with your network and refer us to others who might be interested in getting involved. It takes a village! We're in this together@sharethelovely.com
  • Thank you for your interest, Cheers!

 

Amelia Winter
03/15/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Kari J Winter
03/13/2020
Monetary Contribution
$255
Phyllis Freed
03/08/2020
Monetary Contribution
$1,000
Phyllis Freed
03/06/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Anonymous Backer
03/06/2020
Monetary Contribution
$85
Kate Anderson
03/06/2020
Monetary Contribution
$5
Kate Anderson
03/06/2020
Monetary Contribution
$5
Monetary Contribution

 

Any Act of Kindness at any Contribution you see fit!

From $1.00 to $10,000 We'll Shout you out!

Your contributions is greatly appreciated!! Thank you so much!!

For this reward, If you love social media engagement, tag @bonniegringer and I'll shout you out to show our appreciation for your support and  philanthropic ways!! We'll also proudly list you on our contributor page.

Thank you for your Support!!

We are looking to grow the team. Reach out If you see the vision! together@sharethelovely.com

7 Supporters
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75.00 USD
20 oz. Stainless Steel Water Bottle

 

20oz Stainless Steel Campaign Water Bottle

  • Custom Campaign Supporter
  • 20 oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle
  • Spill Proof, Screw on Cap
  • Double Wall Vacuum Insulated
  • Plus Sharethelove.ly Stickers
  • We'll also proudly list you on our contributor page.

Thank you for your Support!! 

Collect Your Reward

*If you love social media engagement, tag @bonniegringer and I'll shout you out for all your support and your philanthropic ways!! 

0 Supporters
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700.00 USD
Digital Marketing Guru

 

SEO, Blogs, Social , Ads, Branding, Email Campaign, Marketing Collateral

  1.   3 Hours of Digital Marketing Service
  2.   Plus SEO Backlinks 
  3.   2 Month Display Ad
  4.   We'll also proudly list you on our contributor page.

Thank you for your Support!! 

Collect Your Reward

*If you love social media engagement, tag @bonniegringer and I'll shout you out for all your support and your philanthropic ways!! 

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400.00 USD
Digital Marketing Guru + Bonus!

SEO, Blogs, Social , Ads, Branding, Email Campaign, Marketing Collateral

EARLY ACCESS
Friends & Family Exclusive

Discount + Bonus! 

Regularly  $700  $400 plus Campaign T-shirt
(*Limited Quantity (8) for Early Contributors by: March 20TH)

  1.  3 Hours of Digital Marketing Service
    (Choose: SEO, Blogs, Social Ads, Branding, Email Campaign, Marketing Collateral)
  2.   Plus SEO Backlinks 
  3.   2 Month Display Ad
  4.   BONUS: Campaign T-Shirt

Eco-Friendly 100% Recycled Fabric. Delivered 6-8 weeks after campaigns is concluded. 

Thank you for your Support!!!

Collect Your Reward

*If you love social media engagement, tag @bonniegringer and I'll shout you out for all your support and your philanthropic ways!! 

We are looking to grow the team. Reach out If you see the vision! together@sharethelovely.com

8 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Eco-Friendly 100% Recycled Campaign Tee

 

Campaign Supporter T-Shirt

  • 100% Recycled Material 
  • Eco-Friendly Fabric
  • Plus Sharethelove.ly Stickers
  • Your Name as a Contributor on our Website

*Delivered 6-8 weeks after campaigns is concluded. 

Thank you for your Support!! Your support will help - 
Sharethelove.ly helps brides the community & the earth! 

Thank you for your Support!!!

Collect Your Reward

*If you love social media engagement, tag @bonniegringer and I'll shout you out for all your support and your philanthropic ways!! 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
30.00 USD
Memorial Day BBQ Grill Out Party

 

Memorial Day Party BBQ Grill Out

  • Bring the Family! 
  • Food, Drink, Music & Fun
  • 4pm Monday May 25th

Thank you for your Support!!!

Collect Your Reward

*If you love social media engagement, tag @bonniegringer and I'll shout you out for all your support and your philanthropic ways!! We'll also proudly list you on our contributor page.

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

 

Any Act of Kindness at any Contribution you see fit!

From $1.00 to $10,000 We'll Shout you out!

Your contributions is greatly appreciated!! Thank you so much!!

For this reward, If you love social media engagement, tag @bonniegringer and I'll shout you out to show our appreciation for your support and  philanthropic ways!! We'll also proudly list you on our contributor page.

Thank you for your Support!!

We are looking to grow the team. Reach out If you see the vision! together@sharethelovely.com

7 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
20 oz. Stainless Steel Water Bottle

 

20oz Stainless Steel Campaign Water Bottle

  • Custom Campaign Supporter
  • 20 oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle
  • Spill Proof, Screw on Cap
  • Double Wall Vacuum Insulated
  • Plus Sharethelove.ly Stickers
  • We'll also proudly list you on our contributor page.

Thank you for your Support!! 

Collect Your Reward

*If you love social media engagement, tag @bonniegringer and I'll shout you out for all your support and your philanthropic ways!! 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
700.00 USD
Digital Marketing Guru

 

SEO, Blogs, Social , Ads, Branding, Email Campaign, Marketing Collateral

  1.   3 Hours of Digital Marketing Service
  2.   Plus SEO Backlinks 
  3.   2 Month Display Ad
  4.   We'll also proudly list you on our contributor page.

Thank you for your Support!! 

Collect Your Reward

*If you love social media engagement, tag @bonniegringer and I'll shout you out for all your support and your philanthropic ways!! 

8 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
400.00 USD
Digital Marketing Guru + Bonus!

SEO, Blogs, Social , Ads, Branding, Email Campaign, Marketing Collateral

EARLY ACCESS
Friends & Family Exclusive

Discount + Bonus! 

Regularly  $700  $400 plus Campaign T-shirt
(*Limited Quantity (8) for Early Contributors by: March 20TH)

  1.  3 Hours of Digital Marketing Service
    (Choose: SEO, Blogs, Social Ads, Branding, Email Campaign, Marketing Collateral)
  2.   Plus SEO Backlinks 
  3.   2 Month Display Ad
  4.   BONUS: Campaign T-Shirt

Eco-Friendly 100% Recycled Fabric. Delivered 6-8 weeks after campaigns is concluded. 

Thank you for your Support!!!

Collect Your Reward

*If you love social media engagement, tag @bonniegringer and I'll shout you out for all your support and your philanthropic ways!! 

We are looking to grow the team. Reach out If you see the vision! together@sharethelovely.com

8 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Eco-Friendly 100% Recycled Campaign Tee

 

Campaign Supporter T-Shirt

  • 100% Recycled Material 
  • Eco-Friendly Fabric
  • Plus Sharethelove.ly Stickers
  • Your Name as a Contributor on our Website

*Delivered 6-8 weeks after campaigns is concluded. 

Thank you for your Support!! Your support will help - 
Sharethelove.ly helps brides the community & the earth! 

Thank you for your Support!!!

Collect Your Reward

*If you love social media engagement, tag @bonniegringer and I'll shout you out for all your support and your philanthropic ways!! 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
30.00 USD
Memorial Day BBQ Grill Out Party

 

Memorial Day Party BBQ Grill Out

  • Bring the Family! 
  • Food, Drink, Music & Fun
  • 4pm Monday May 25th

Thank you for your Support!!!

Collect Your Reward

*If you love social media engagement, tag @bonniegringer and I'll shout you out for all your support and your philanthropic ways!! We'll also proudly list you on our contributor page.

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward