Studio Wolle - Hand Woven Textiles from Kent

by Studio Wolle - Lara Bland in Upper Harbledown, England, United Kingdom

Studio Wolle - Hand Woven Textiles from Kent

£2,545

raised of £3,500 stretch target

22

supporters
73% 19 hours left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by December 9th 2019 at 10:00am

Making contemporary hand-woven homewares, using 100% natural materials. Designed to help add colour and joy to your home space!

by Studio Wolle - Lara Bland in Upper Harbledown, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we manage to raise the target money we will have enough funds to fulfil all your pledges and start manufacturing on a small scale. 

The stretch target would allow us to add further funds towards manufacturing and help to fund some trade events to get our brand more into the world. 


About Us

Studio Wolle is a fledgling textile business founded by Lara, after graduating from MA Woven textiles at the University of Brighton in 2018.

Passionate about good design, craftsmanship and sustainability. Aiming to become an exciting new homewares brand focusing on the handmade, using traditional techniques and natural materials to create products which are both functional and beautiful. We want to create products which help add colour and joy. 

Using UK and Scottish Manufacturers and Suppliers we aim to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible, whilst helping to sustain our wonderful textile heritage.  Inspiring more people to buy handmade and keep traditional craft techniques alive. 

Currently we are a small studio, but with big dreams to grow. To jump start this dream we have designed a limited collection of cushions alongside gift/discount vouchers. If you are thinking about presents to go under the tree, we will aim to have pledge gifts out for delivery in time for Christmas! Please get in touch to discuss any queries. 

Crowdfunding would enable us to generate the funds to take our next step and you all will get some wonderful handmade products in return! We would be immensely grateful for every pledge and offer of support that we receive. 

SO please do find us on social media, share with friends, buy a cushion and become part of the journey. Thank you in advance for the support!

(To find out how we use the money - please see further down!)

Rewards! (the most exciting bit!)

If you have any questions about our rewards, please contact the studio by email – lara@studiowolle.co.uk

Vouchers

We hope to have our website store up and running by January 2020. At this point you will be able to use your voucher online. 

If you wish to make a purchase before then please contact us directly. 

  • Pledge £10 and receive a discount voucher giving you 10% off ALL purchases for a whole year. Valid from the time of purchase. 

  • Pledge £20 and receive a discount voucher for 25% off your first purchase. You will also receive the 10% off discount voucher which is valid for a year from the time of purchase. 

  • All vouchers are supplied as a high-res digital e-voucher that can be printed or emailed. 
  • Great as gift ideas or to keep and use yourself at a later date! 

Cushions


Clean and modern designs, inspired by minimalist design and linear pattern. 

Handwoven using 100% pure lambswool merino, on a dobby loom in the Kent studio. Each design is hand stitched during the weaving process. Each cushion is cut and sewn by hand and backed with 100% cotton with a envelope hidden zip. 

  • Cushions size – approx.  40cm x 40cm (16 X 16) 
  • Front – 100% merino lambswool
  • Back – 100% cotton 
  • Cushion Insert – 100% cotton cambric cover filled with duck feather filling – made in UK

We believe that it’s important to use the best materials when producing our collections. 

We chose to use 100% pure wool for our cushion covers as it is all natural and sustainable.  Currently our yarn is manufactured in the UK from merino lambswool sourced from Australia and New Zealand. But the dream would be to get to the point where we can develop a collection made from 100% British sourced and manufactured wool!

Wool is 100% biodegradable, naturally odour and fire resistant and has great durability. 

  • Your cushion will be handmade especially for you! 

Simply..

  • Choose one of our designs from the collection 

  • Choose your preferred colour scheme 

  • Choose your preferred cotton backing colour

(We will be in touch to confirm all choices once the campaign is finished, but please get in touch with any queries) 

  • Pledge £65 and receive a hand woven cushion, saving yourself £20 for this limited campaign! Each cushion bringing warmth and comfort to your home. Choose colour and design options at checkout. You will also recieve the 10% discount e-voucher.


  • Pledge £130 and receive a pair of handwoven cushions of your choice from the Collection, saving yourself £40 for this limited campaign! Choose colour and design options at checkout. You will also receive the 10% discount e-voucher. 

If you want a cushion at a fraction of the price and you don't mind about size so much then the following offer might be for you!

  • Pledge £40 and you will receive 25% off your first purchase from Studio Wolle but you will also have a handwoven cushion from the production samples. These are made with the same quality as the normal range they just are slightly smaller in size. Only 11 cushions are available - x1 of each design! (design choice will be taken into consideration)

Where will the money go?

The money generated in this campaign will help us to do two main things.

  • Help to launch the first Collection

Currently, the biggest hurdle is upfront material costs. Essentially, we are a small business producing small quantities of handmade products. By launching the first collection through crowdfunding we are able to predict accurate order quantities which help to reduce waste in manufacturing.  

Half the money raised would go towards materials, postage, packaging, photography and also cover crowdfunder fee’s. 

  • Help to get our products into small scale production with UK manufacturers.

The studio will produce limited edition runs of hand-woven cushions.  

The goal is to also develop a collection which can be produced on a larger scale using UK and Scottish textile manufacturers. Allowing for the expansion of the product range to include blankets/throws and other homewares. 

This would help us as a studio support the local textile industry within the UK and help keep weaving alive in the UK. Keeping manufacturing to the UK enables us to reduce our carbon footprint!

The rest of the money raised during this campaign will go towards the cost of the manufacturing the cloth for the collection.  Products would still be hand assembled.

If you feel you can offer any advice or help us in any way please do get in touch! We are open and grateful for all offers of support, however they come. 

 

FAQ’s

 

  • We have set what we believe are realistic financial targets and timescales for fulfilling your rewards. Wherever possible we will try to fulfil rewards ahead of target, but if you are desperate to get a gift before an expected delievery date please do contact us and we can see what can be done. 
  • Any questions, please get in touch!

 

Shipping

  • Shipping costs for UK orders have been factored into our pledge amounts. Orders will be sent 2nd class delivery. 
  • For EU orders – dependant on the results of Brexit – if still within trade laws then the cost of shipping will be the same as UK orders. If not then please see international shipping below. 
  • International shipping – Please add a donation of £10 at the checkout to go towards shipping. If you wish to have the cover sent without the insert to reduce shipping charge please opt for this at the checkout, please donate £5 at the checkout. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Another massive thank you! 25% off first purchase

Get 25% off your first purchase from Studio Wolle. We will send you a high-res e-voucher. You will also receive the 10% discount voucher which can be used for a year from purchase.

£10 or more

A massive thank you! Have 10% off!

Get 10% off each and every time your purchase from Studio Wolle. We will send you a high-res e-voucher that can be printed out - to pass on as a gift if you wish). Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

£15 or more

3 of 3 claimed

100% wool coasters!

Pledge £15 and receive 4 woven and felt coasters made from 100% wool, made in the zigzag pattern. 4x4 inches in size.

£40 or more

4 of 9 claimed

25% off first purchase and a handwoven cushion

Get 25% off your first purchase. We will send you a high-res e-voucher. But also bring warmth and comfort to your home with the a cushion from the collection samples. Still the same quality as the main range, just slightly smaller in size. A great chance to get a cushion for a fraction of the price if size isn't an issue for you!

£65 or more

3 of 15 claimed

Handwoven Cushion

Bring warmth and comfort to your home with one of these colourful cushions. Saving you £20 on the normal price for this campaign only! You will receive a handmade cushion. Choose design and colour options at checkout, we will be in touch to confirm choices. You will also receive the 10% discount e-voucher.

£130 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Pair of hand woven cushions

Bring warmth and comfort to your home with a pair of these colourful cushions. Saving yourself £40 off the normal price for this campaign only! You will receive a handmade pair of your choice from the collection. Choose design and colour options at the checkout, we will be in touch to confirm the choices. You will also receive the 10% discount e-voucher.


Let's make 'Studio Wolle - Hand Woven Textiles from Kent' happen

Payment and personal details are protected