Pink Prints. Representing and embracing all women!

by Yanique Barnett in London, Greater London, England

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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by December 27th 2018 at 9:11pm

Pink Prinks was created to tackle the prominent issue of lack of diversity & representation within the greeting card and gift industry

by Yanique Barnett in London, Greater London, England

I have been overwhelmed and humbled by the response, support and encouragement I have received online, at trade fairs following the launch of my new small business. This has only confirmed to how much the public appreciate my small business’s input within the community.

THE WOMAN BEHIND IT ALL

My name is Yanique and I am a self-taught digital artist/ illustrator and the owner of Pink Prints Limited, an online card, gift and accessory store.

 “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” – Helen Keller. The excitement of running my own business in an area which allows me to express my passion of illustration and arts while tackling major societal issue of underrepresentation.

Last year I was studying law in Coventry. I was 21, suffering from depression and studying a subject which pleased my parents. I had no idea where life was leading me, I just knew that, supressing the creative in me and working in office was my idea of hell. One morning I decided that I could no longer keep my hobby as a hobby and it was then that I made the difficult decision to drop out and start Pink Prints. My business has allowed me to pour my heart into something that means so much to me. I am able to include underrepresented women within an industry that has paid them no mind, and bring joy to hearts other than my own,

WE DESERVE TO BE REPRESENTED

Whether it’s a birthday, a deed of gratitude or just an action of thoughtfulness, sending greeting cards and gifts are an important aspect in showing affection for loved ones, or even for oneself. Lack of diversity and representation within the greeting card and gift industry is a prominent issue within todays multi-cultural and integrated society. Walking into high-street card and gift stores and only seeing cards with illustrations of a beautiful blonde lady or a sweet blue-eyed girl, can often lead to frustration and feelings of exclusion. That is why I created Pink Prints.

Pink Prints offers a wide range of illustrated designs, set out to include women and girls of all ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds and abilities. My company promises to demonstrate all passion towards the inclusion of all. We celebrate the uniqueness of women, making sure that there is something for everyone.

EXPENSIVE EXPENSES

Currently, as I do not have my own equipment and machinery, Pink Prints’ cards, gifts and accessories mostly run on a Print on Demand bases. This means that profit is very low as the external companies who print and ship my products take majority of costs, making it impossible for my business to grow. Business/ consumer relationships are extremely important to me and so funding will let me be able to have control over the quality of my products and the speed of meeting my orders allows me to ensure that my customers are happy.

Machinery is not cheap and so reaching my goal will allow me to purchase all the machinery I need so that I can expand by business' work rate. Pink Prints will be able to expand its products and ensure great quality. Funding will help with purchasing stock, turning my ideas into products, and build my team of Pink Printers!

Pink Prints is currenly home run, and I am steadily running out of space. Reaching my £20,000 goal will help me move into a bigger, more appropriate studio so I can continue to develop and grow my company.

A LITTLE RESEARCH

 Many sceptics would think in these economic times, a small business wouldn’t be capable of successfully launching their business. However, the following research findings will prove that small businesses in the gift and accessories industry have a distinct advantage. According to the Giftware Association, the sector is worth an estimate of £10bn a year, proving that the market is huge and there is potential for success.

I plan to someday take over the UK’s leading luxury card and gift store, however in the meantime, I am need of all the help I can get to give my business the support it needs.

Thank you for your support and for taking the time to read through my story. I hope you can help towards my dream and see my vision as greatly as I do!

Warm regards,

Yanique

P.s. Some pledges include your very own personal, hand-illustrated portrait/ gifts like the ones pictured below!!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£200 or more

Personal Illustrated COUPLE Portrait

Have your very own hand-illustrated personal COUPLE portrait! Be it you and a friend, You and your child and so on. Printed on 250gsm premium silk paper on size 20" x 16" or 24" x 20"

£5 or more

Just Because

I am deeply grateful for the support towards my dream. I will send you a personal Thank You email for your kind support of my heartfelt project!

£10 or more

Illustrated Thank You Postcard

Enjoy a taster of what we have to offer with a postcard of love to show my gratitude towards your kind support!

£25 or more

Cuppa on Us!

As a thank you for this donation I will send you one of Pink Prints cute mugs! I'll send you images of the mugs I supply and you can choose the one that you love the most! Personalise it with a name to make it even more special.

£55 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Case of Your Own

As a thank you for this lovely contribution, You can choose any of our cases on site and I'll ship it to you!

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Personal Illustrated Portrait

Have your very own hand-illustrated personal portrait of one person! Be it you or someone you love! Printed on 250gsm premium silk paper on size 20" x 16", perfect to hang on a wall!

£150 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Double Up

Have your very own hand-illustrated personal portrait of one person! Printed on 250gsm premium silk paper on size 20" x 16", PLUS any phone case from my site!

£300 or more

PARTY PORTRAIT

As a thank you for this amazing contribution, I will illustrate a THREE person photo! Printed on premium 250gsm silk paper, Choose the size of either 20" x 16" or 24" x 20", perfect for any wall!


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