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Terre & Botanique: Change The Way You Wash Day

Help support Terre & Botanique in updating into new, sustainable packaging and hiring a part-time social media and content manager!

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Campaign Ends on May 31, 2021

Project Description

Change the Way You Wash Day:

 

Terre & Botanique is a plant-based Afro-texture focused hair care brand aimed at building healthy scalps for happy hair, while limiting product waste and chemical exposure for the body and the environment. We also educate our customers on global warming and its effects on black and brown communities.

I started making my own hair products when I realized my hair and scalp were unhealthy because of the products I was using, not in spite of them. After six months, my hair and scalp health drastically improved and I realized I had a plant-based, chemical free product that I could share with my community in a sustainable way.

 

Hair Care Effects More Than Just Hair:

 

Here's the thing, our hair care affects more than just our hair! When I started making my own hair products, I found that:

  1. 70% of Afro-texture hair care brands formulate with harmful chemicals, like formaldehyde, petroleum, and triclosan. These chemicals are not only 30% more likely to be found in the bodies of those with Afro-texture hair, and can cause cancer, birth defects and other debilitating issues.
  2. The harmful chemicals found in hair care are not only found in our bodies, they are also found in our soil, in our water and in the wildlife that we share this planet with. 
  3. Those with Afro-texture hair spend upwards of $2,500 a year on hair care and account for a vast majority of product waste within the hair care sphere. 

 

But We’ve Got This:

Our mission is to solve these issues by:

  1. Formulating all products with whole foods, plants and other good for you ingredients and  without the harmful chemicals. This will limit the amount of chemicals you and the planet take in!
  2. Our products are hand-made, made to order and sold in smaller sizes to help limit our and your product waste and carbon footprint.

 

Goals, Goals, Goals:

In the past 7 months, Terre & Botanique has grown and changed so much, but will need to do a little more growing and a little more changing to reach its full potential. I have big plans for this business  but unfortunately need access to capital. Out of the 130 Billion dollars given in venture capital in 2019, only 2.2% was given to women and only .3% of those women were members of a BIPOC community. While not impossible, Terre & Botaniques access to VC is extremely limited. We are $15,000  to:

  1. Purchase new, sustainable, glass packaging.
  2. Hire a part-time social media and content manager. 

 

Making HERStory:

 

About two years ago, I decided I had enough with being disappointed in my hair and my hair care and decided to make my own. My hair and scalp were extremely unhealthy and I knew I was exacerbating the issue by pouring  more chemicals onto them. I knew chemical free was the way to be and I began researching how different plants, fruits and vegetables affected the scalp and hair. My thought was if food could nourish the body, it could do the same for my hair and scalp. What I did not expect to find in my research is how much our planet is affected by the runoff in hair care and how greatly black and brown communities suffer because of climate change effects. 

My hair care experiments improved , my scalp and hair health and I knew I had a unique opportunity to not only improve the way my community saw their hair but also how they interacted with the planet. Plant-based products, sustainability and environmental education mixed directly into the unique blend that is Terre & Botanique. As the company grows up, the health of our customers, the health of the community that we hold so dear  and the health of our planet will continue to be at the forefront, and I can’t wait to see what we are able to do for all three!

 

From the bottom of my heart, thank you oh so much for your support! Be sure to follow us @terreandbotanique and to learn more about the company at www.terreandbotanique.com

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Where is Terre & Botanique Located?
    • We are a proud Brooklyn Business!
  • Where is my money going?
    • After fees, 33% of your dollar will be going toward new, sustainable packaging (glass containers, soy ink labels, and biodegradable mailers) and 66% will be going toward hiring a social media and content manager. 

 

 

03/08/2021
Monetary Contribution
$1,500
03/04/2021
#ThankYou
$15
Ben
03/04/2021
The T&B Sweatshirt + T&B Tote
$100
Natalie Hicks
02/14/2021
#ThankYou
$15
02/12/2021
Monetary Contribution
$30
James Fay
02/10/2021
The T&B Sweatshirt + T&B Tote
$80
Kate
02/10/2021
Monetary Contribution
$300
Suzanne Lee
02/09/2021
Canvas T&B Tote
$200
02/09/2021
Monetary Contribution
$55
maureen kauffman
02/06/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care:

Give what you can, without a reward in return.

7 Supporters
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15.00 USD
#ThankYou

A big thank you shout out on our Instagram and Facebook page!

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2 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Key Chain and Thank you!

Our natural canvas key chain, which boldly states "My Hair is on a Plant-Based Diet" in multi-color pastel print and a handwritten thank you delivered to you via snail mail!

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1 Supporter
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45.00 USD
Canvas T&B Tote

Our large natural canvas tote, which boldly states "My Hair is on a Plant-Based Diet" in multi-color pastel print.

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2 Supporters
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100.00 USD
The T&B Sweatshirt + T&B Tote

Our comfy, cozy forest green sweatshirt and our natural canvas tote, both state "My Hair is on a Plant-Based Diet" in multi-color pastel embroidery and print.

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4 Supporters
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200.00 USD
3 Months of the New Bundle Box

A $225 Value! Each bundle box includes a 4 to 6 wash supply of: 

Pre-Wash Treatment

Shampoo

Mask Treatment of your choice

Conditioner

Styling Product of your choice

 

 

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350.00 USD
"Making Your Perfect Product" Boot Camp

A one on one, month long boot camp helping you succeed in different areas of your product development. We will cover:

Developing a Time and Action.

Vendor Relations.

Building a Tech Pack. 

Developing a SKU system. 

Learning how to properly price your products. 

Along with each touch base, you will receive customizable downloads to help make your PD journey a success.

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0 Supporters
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750.00 USD
Virtual Kombucha Making Class for 10

You and 9 friends will learn how to make Kombucha! I will provide and ship everything you need, you just need to pick the time and date!

 

5 Left
0 Supporters
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2,000.00 USD
R&D with me!

Help me develop my Terre & Botanique's next product! You and I will make this product together, starting from concept all the way to release! 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care:

Give what you can, without a reward in return.

7 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
#ThankYou

A big thank you shout out on our Instagram and Facebook page!

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Key Chain and Thank you!

Our natural canvas key chain, which boldly states "My Hair is on a Plant-Based Diet" in multi-color pastel print and a handwritten thank you delivered to you via snail mail!

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
45.00 USD
Canvas T&B Tote

Our large natural canvas tote, which boldly states "My Hair is on a Plant-Based Diet" in multi-color pastel print.

48 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
The T&B Sweatshirt + T&B Tote

Our comfy, cozy forest green sweatshirt and our natural canvas tote, both state "My Hair is on a Plant-Based Diet" in multi-color pastel embroidery and print.

46 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
3 Months of the New Bundle Box

A $225 Value! Each bundle box includes a 4 to 6 wash supply of: 

Pre-Wash Treatment

Shampoo

Mask Treatment of your choice

Conditioner

Styling Product of your choice

 

 

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
"Making Your Perfect Product" Boot Camp

A one on one, month long boot camp helping you succeed in different areas of your product development. We will cover:

Developing a Time and Action.

Vendor Relations.

Building a Tech Pack. 

Developing a SKU system. 

Learning how to properly price your products. 

Along with each touch base, you will receive customizable downloads to help make your PD journey a success.

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
750.00 USD
Virtual Kombucha Making Class for 10

You and 9 friends will learn how to make Kombucha! I will provide and ship everything you need, you just need to pick the time and date!

 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
R&D with me!

Help me develop my Terre & Botanique's next product! You and I will make this product together, starting from concept all the way to release! 

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward