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A permanent space for women of colour businesses

Our GatHER Store will be a central space where Women of colour can sell their products + use the space for networking, meetings & more.

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Campaign Ends on January 30, 2023

Project Description

Minority owned businesses took one of the hardest hits during (and post) the COVID pandemic with women owned and women of colour businesses being at the crux of the downturn. 

Many women owned businesses on the African continent did not receive governmental support or grants during and post the Pandemic to allow them a cushion to get through the slowing of sales (including our business) and so we decided to help where we could and strengthen our community focus. 

We had started a quarterly pop up called GatHER market which started out with 10 women owned brands showcasing their products. Not long after pushing and strengthening this event we now receive an average of up to 120 applications for any one pop up but we don’t have the means to allow all brands to showcase. 

The purpose of the GatHER market was to shed a brighter light on locally made, women owned brands who focus on locally crafted, eco friendly products in West Africa and the wider diaspora. 

These events proved to be extremely beneficial with the Women sharing very positive reviews and sales results. There were so many opportunities to cross connect audiences of other brands, network, share stories of success and tribulations and empower the women to grow the brand strategically. 

After a series of successful events across 2020-21 we decided to move into the next chapter and find a home in Lagos for 40+ women owned brands to showcase semi-permanently with a regular rotation to allow everyone a chance to showcase over a 12 month cycle. 

Our GatHER Store will be a safe space where the women can showcase their products while also using the space for networking, training, meetings, empowerment and workshop related events. 

We are aiming to raise $50,000  which would cover 2 years worth of expenses such as the venue,  renovation of the space, staff / team salaries, international promotional opportunities for the brands and more. From there we aim to be able to be self sufficient and keep the project running for years to come. 

We need YOUR help to make this dream a reality. Please join us and get behind local businesses owned by women of colour in Africa and the wider diaspora. Every bit helps! 

If you have questions about the project please let us know. We are happy to share more info. 

With love! 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When do  I receive my reward?: 2-3 weeks following the completion of the fundraising project 
  • Where will you ship to? We ship worldwide even the rewards
  • How long does shipping take? 3-5 days after the 2-3 week processing time 
  • Can I change my reward? No unfortunately, whatever you donate we match with the reward
  • How many women will this project support? In our first year 40 women of colour brands and then we aim to grow exponentially year to year doubling our women of colour brands in Year 2.
  • Where are you based? We are based between Sydney Australia and Lagos Nigeria and also work with women of colour brands in other diasporas such as the UK and USA

 

 

06/25/2022
Video + Thank you + 15% off + 2 GIFTS
$250
Katie Janelle
06/24/2022
Video + Thank you + 15% off + mention
$100
Rhodri Ihenacho
06/23/2022
Vid + Thank you letter + 10% off
$60
Monetary Contribution

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35.00 USD
Video shout out + Thank you letter

You will receive a video shout out from some of our Female artisans and business owners as well as a beautiful printable signed letter of thanks from all of our resident brands which will be emailed to you.

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60.00 USD
Vid + Thank you letter + 10% off

This reward will include:

1. A video shout out fro some of our female artisans and brand owners emailed to you directly

2. A beautiful printable letter signed by our resident women owned brands and our founder emailed to you directly

3. A 10% off gift card which can be used multiple times for up to 6 months on any of the items in the GatHer store (online and in person)

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100.00 USD
Video + Thank you + 15% off + mention

This reward will include:

1. A video shout out from some of our female artisans and brand owners emailed to you directly

2. A beautiful printable letter signed by our resident women owned brands and our founder emailed to you directly

3. A 15% off gift card which can be used multiple times for up to 6 months on any of the items in the GatHer store (online and in person)

4. A personalised mention on both our instagram and website 

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250.00 USD
Video + Thank you + 15% off + 2 GIFTS

This reward will include:

1. A video shout out from some of our female artisans and brand owners emailed to you directly

2. A beautiful printable letter signed by our resident women owned brands and our founder emailed to you directly

3. A 15% off gift card which can be used multiple times for up to 6 months on any of the items in the GatHer store (online and in person)

4. 2 FREE Gifts from 2 of our female artisans: .....A set of 4 linen hand made table napkins + a traditionally woven Aso-Oke zip pouch bag (multipurpose & unisex)

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500.00 USD
Video + Thank you + 15% off + GIFT BOX!

This reward would include:

1. A video shout out from some of our female artisans and brand owners emailed to you directly

2. A beautiful printable letter signed by our resident women owned brands and our founder emailed to you directly

3. A 15% off gift card which can be used multiple times for up to 6 months on any of the items in the GatHer store (online and in person)

4. A small gift box of 4 different items from 4 of our female artisans. Gifts will be curated at random and can be anything from linen hand made table napkins, locally whipped body butter, locally sourced wellness items (i.e. herbal tea, clay masks etc), handmade zip pouches, small ceramics, art and more  

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2,000.00 USD
Huge Gift Box + life membership + more!

This reward would include:

1. A PERSONALISED video shout out from some of our female artisans and brand owners emailed to you directly

2. A beautiful letter signed by our resident women owned brands and our founder POSTED to you directly

3. A Lifetime membership as a GatHER Store honouree meaning you get a lifetime discount of 15% off on any of the items in the GatHer store (online and in person) FOREVER

4. A WHOPPER gift box of 15 different items from 15 of our female artisans. Gifts will be curated at random and can be anything from linen hand made table napkins, locally whipped body butter, locally sourced wellness items (i.e. herbal tea, clay masks etc), handmade zip pouches, small ceramics, art and more  

5. A personalised mention on our website as one of our honouree VIPs

6. A personalised screen printed shirt OR tote bag with your name designed into a one of a kind artwork by one of our female artisans

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

For backers who cannot connect to paypal or stripe. Please contact us for other alternatives

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35.00 USD
Video shout out + Thank you letter

You will receive a video shout out from some of our Female artisans and business owners as well as a beautiful printable signed letter of thanks from all of our resident brands which will be emailed to you.

100 Left
0 Supporters
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60.00 USD
Vid + Thank you letter + 10% off

This reward will include:

1. A video shout out fro some of our female artisans and brand owners emailed to you directly

2. A beautiful printable letter signed by our resident women owned brands and our founder emailed to you directly

3. A 10% off gift card which can be used multiple times for up to 6 months on any of the items in the GatHer store (online and in person)

49 Left
1 Supporter
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100.00 USD
Video + Thank you + 15% off + mention

This reward will include:

1. A video shout out from some of our female artisans and brand owners emailed to you directly

2. A beautiful printable letter signed by our resident women owned brands and our founder emailed to you directly

3. A 15% off gift card which can be used multiple times for up to 6 months on any of the items in the GatHer store (online and in person)

4. A personalised mention on both our instagram and website 

99 Left
1 Supporter
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250.00 USD
Video + Thank you + 15% off + 2 GIFTS

This reward will include:

1. A video shout out from some of our female artisans and brand owners emailed to you directly

2. A beautiful printable letter signed by our resident women owned brands and our founder emailed to you directly

3. A 15% off gift card which can be used multiple times for up to 6 months on any of the items in the GatHer store (online and in person)

4. 2 FREE Gifts from 2 of our female artisans: .....A set of 4 linen hand made table napkins + a traditionally woven Aso-Oke zip pouch bag (multipurpose & unisex)

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Video + Thank you + 15% off + GIFT BOX!

This reward would include:

1. A video shout out from some of our female artisans and brand owners emailed to you directly

2. A beautiful printable letter signed by our resident women owned brands and our founder emailed to you directly

3. A 15% off gift card which can be used multiple times for up to 6 months on any of the items in the GatHer store (online and in person)

4. A small gift box of 4 different items from 4 of our female artisans. Gifts will be curated at random and can be anything from linen hand made table napkins, locally whipped body butter, locally sourced wellness items (i.e. herbal tea, clay masks etc), handmade zip pouches, small ceramics, art and more  

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
Huge Gift Box + life membership + more!

This reward would include:

1. A PERSONALISED video shout out from some of our female artisans and brand owners emailed to you directly

2. A beautiful letter signed by our resident women owned brands and our founder POSTED to you directly

3. A Lifetime membership as a GatHER Store honouree meaning you get a lifetime discount of 15% off on any of the items in the GatHer store (online and in person) FOREVER

4. A WHOPPER gift box of 15 different items from 15 of our female artisans. Gifts will be curated at random and can be anything from linen hand made table napkins, locally whipped body butter, locally sourced wellness items (i.e. herbal tea, clay masks etc), handmade zip pouches, small ceramics, art and more  

5. A personalised mention on our website as one of our honouree VIPs

6. A personalised screen printed shirt OR tote bag with your name designed into a one of a kind artwork by one of our female artisans

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward