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suakoko betty

suakoko betty brings joyful, artistic African prints to everyday style & clothing. Join us in helping women celebrate their inner artist!

$3,635
pledged of$15,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on November 11, 2020

Project Description

 

Our mission at suakoko (SWAH-ko-ko) betty is to help women celebrate their inner artist by creating modern, African-inspired clothing and to elevate West African artists through textile partnerships.

Fashion offerings for the modern women are often bland, cookie-cutter looks that sacrifice ease and personality for trends.  suakoko betty pieces feature vibrant colors and memorable prints that bring joy to the lives of our clients and help them express their unique style. By partnering with West African batik and tie-dye artists for our handmade textile pieces, we ensure that they can build a livelihood and sustainable business from their craft.

As the designer behind suakoko betty, I personally curate or co-create all our textiles and design them into styles that are effortless, beautifully-made and fit the dynamic lifestyles of our clients. Our pieces are made in small batches with lots of love and attention to detail and client satisfaction. Our dresses and separates are a go-to for zoom meetings, outings with friends and special occasions. Clients often come back and tell us how amazing they feel and many compliments they get when they wear suakoko betty.

We will use the funding in two primary areas. First, we’ll invest in sales and marketing resources to get the word out about our amazing collection and to build scale. Second we'll use the funds to invest in partnerships with West African artists, including product development, training and licensing.

Our small powerhouse team includes our local contract sewers and two marketing managers.

THANK YOU for taking time to learn more about suakoko betty and our amazing mission. When you support an independent designer, you are not just supporting one dream, but also the dreams of all our artist partners and bringing a bit of joy and beauty to a drab world. Join us in helping women celebrate their inner artist!

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I order the right size?
Match your bust, waist and hip measurements to our size chart (on our website) to get the best fit. If your reward is a clothing item, please provide your preferred size. 

How do you ship my order?
We ship by United States Postal Service (USPS) Priority Mail or First Class mail for US domestic addresses (typically arrives in 2 days). International shipments are also sent by USPS and arrive in 6-10 business days. 

What locations does suakoko betty ship to?
US and everywhere else!


Can I select the fabric for my garment?
We can't honor request for specific prints, but if you have a preferred color family, let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate. Thank you!

 

N.&L. Harris
10/20/2020
Two Hand-dyed Batik Face masks
$100
Harris Oja
10/18/2020
Monetary Contribution
$125
Patrick D. Pannah Jr.
10/17/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Mai
10/17/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Robin R.
10/16/2020
Two Hand-dyed Batik Face masks
$50
Chelsea
10/15/2020
Two Hand-dyed Batik Face masks
$50
RWFCopt
10/14/2020
Two Hand-dyed Batik Face masks
$100
Trina
10/12/2020
Monetary Contribution
$200
Felicia Loewy
10/12/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
@docsofcolor365
10/12/2020
Social Media Shoutout (Instagram & FB)
$25
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

7 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Hand-dyed Batik Duster

Our hand-dyed batik dusters are prized, wearable pieces of art. Hand-dyed by West African artists,  this beautiful topper features pockets, unique prints and reflects your discerning style and support of indie artists. Hand-dyed duster prints will vary (example shown below) and are sized S/M, L/XL or 2X/3X. 

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50.00 USD
Two Hand-dyed Batik Face masks

Our hand-dyed batik face masks are little pieces of art! Show off your support for West African textile artist with these beauties. 

 

43 Left
7 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Social Media Shoutout (Instagram & FB)

You will be recognized on our social media channels (IG and FB) for your generous gift! We thrive with your support and we'll shine light on the individuals who are making are mission come true. 

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1 Supporter
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

7 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Hand-dyed Batik Duster

Our hand-dyed batik dusters are prized, wearable pieces of art. Hand-dyed by West African artists,  this beautiful topper features pockets, unique prints and reflects your discerning style and support of indie artists. Hand-dyed duster prints will vary (example shown below) and are sized S/M, L/XL or 2X/3X. 

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Two Hand-dyed Batik Face masks

Our hand-dyed batik face masks are little pieces of art! Show off your support for West African textile artist with these beauties. 

 

43 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Social Media Shoutout (Instagram & FB)

You will be recognized on our social media channels (IG and FB) for your generous gift! We thrive with your support and we'll shine light on the individuals who are making are mission come true. 

149 Left
1 Supporter
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