I've created this GoFundMe site to help me quickly raise the necessary capital for the following major purchases:
- Cost of goods: Fabric, thread, fills (flax seeds & lavender)
- Contract Labor: Additional seamstresses for production
- Shipping: Boxes and labels
For the past 18 years out of my home-based studio, I have been making BEAUTIFUL quality therapeutic body care pillows, heat wraps and sleep masks along with lovely one of a kind throw pillows and sachets. My pillows are all handmade to order like individual pieces of art and are created in small batches. The materials we use are incredibly tactile, colorful and interesting, and they’re paired with all-natural ingredients including flax seeds, buckwheat hulls and lavender blossoms.
My small beloved staff of stay at home moms that work seamstress contract labor from their own homes are ready to assist me with production. Building these type of stock levels will bring a considerable increase in work for my seamstresses which means a more consistent paycheck and will create job stability.
Having experience working with large chain stores and distribution facilities, as well as selling to high end resorts and retail stores, by far my biggest hurdle to conquer is the overhead of increased amounts of materials and labor necessary to build pre-order product. Working capital would allow me to buy materials in larger lots, which brings the costs down, and in turn creates higher profit margins. Building and maintaining these type of stock levels will also allow me to delivery quickly and at higher profitability, which in turn gives us more ability to compete in the marketplace.
Candi Andi resources are very modest at this time so I’m asking...would you, from my valued customers and supporters to strangers looking to help others achieve their dreams, be interested in donating to help me reach this goal? I’d truly appreciate any donation big or small, every little bit will help! And your continued support by simply spreading the word about my wonderful products is ALWAYS appreciated! Thank you!
- James Giacovelli
- Nicole Bongiorno
- J BJ
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