Help Bamboo Grow!!

by Caroline Wardell in London, England, United Kingdom

Help Bamboo Grow!!

£2,535

raised in 191 days

+ est. £233.75 Gift Aid

36

supporters

Raise funds to help The Bamboo Wardrobe bounce back bigger and better from the effects of the covid-19 restrictions.

by Caroline Wardell in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Order more stock for clients to buy from without having to commit to orders months in advance. 

invest in a photo shoot to promote the next season collection. 


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I’m a sole trader supplying ladies wear to small independent shops and boutiques, you can imagine 2020 was not a great year!! 

Since 2017 The Bamboo Wardrobe has been going from strength to strength, the collection of classic versatile ladies wear has proved to be extremely popular. A natural fibre that women enjoy wearing for any occasion and crease resistant so a really great alternative to linen. Designed in London (by Me) and produced in Vietnam by a small workshop all women lead small businesses.  

Many clients have had 100% sale through and have found it to be their bestselling line. Many customers purchase more than one garment. 

Very briefly this is how we worked up until the pandemic hit. 

I would meet new and existing clients at trade shows, they would place orders with me and once I received a deposit I would put that order into production. The balance of the order is due on delivery, but I have to pay for it prior to shipping. 

New designs are developed for each season,  whilst bamboo is favoured for the summer months many women wear it all year round and I had just introduced a jersey fabric to some designs to make it a year round collection. 

For various reasons I do end up holding some stock, I retail this online and at a few London/ Kent based fairs. 

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I am seeking funding to help with the following 

  • SEO (search engine optimisation) for the Retail site. This will help the site to be found and increase traffic and sales. 
  • Upgrade the Wholesale website so clients can easily order in the absence of physical trade shows. 
  • Purchase Stock.  This will enable me to offer a deposit free order option for regular clients that have reduced cash flow. 
  • Purchase samples from newly sourced suppliers and fabrics. This will enable me to add the autumn winter collections. 
  • A promotional video to assist brand awareness and endorsement. 

   

By supporting me you are also helping many other small independent business that will help me bounce back. 


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