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Having worked for years in the fashion industry creating ranges for large retailers, I have seen first hand the pollution, the wastage and excess created by producing vast quantities of disposable fashion in synthetic materials, waters running black with chemicals and dyes, and understand the ravages to the environment caused from planting and harvesting vast acreages of cotton.

I would love our planet to be around for a few gazillion years more.

In researching alternative ideas, I discovered Bamboo as a great natural alternative to cotton.

Not only is it less devastating for the environment, it is simply amazing to wear. Soft like cashmere, but sturdy and durable like cotton.

Bamboo Monkey aims to produce a great range of sweat shirts and tee shirts, out of this amazing fibre. Cool everyday basics, that you know you can't live without - and the planet can't afford to live without either. Get the monkey on your back!

How The Funds Will Be Used

The funds will be used to create the entire range. Intially we will plan to start with a small tight range of womens and men's products.
Sweat shirts & hoodies.
Extra funds will be used to expand the range into tees, singlets & boxers & shorts.
To create the range we will require:

1. Source fabric and produce range $15000
2. Photography & models $1000
3. Web site update. $500
5. Google adwords campaign launch ( run for 3 months) $1650

The Challenges

The major challenge will be in raising enough funds to produce the range and create the eccomerce store. Because bamboo fabric is not widely used there are minimum fabric investments, and production units required to be ordered. Once the range is created, I will utilise theme forest to create a site, and use the incredible talent showcased on envato studio for graphic and web design services. My young adult son & daughter and their friends will be roped in for modelling duties, all with a view to keeping all expenses to a minimum.

The funds are to support the passion - to make bamboo front of mind in everyones purchasing decisions for every day basics. Therefore as much as possible the funds will be dedicated to creating the actual product, using the best quality fabrics and manufacturing techniques.

Having just gone through the process of launching a brand, from product creation through to web design & internet marketing, I am confident I have learnt a lot of hard lessons, and will be able to work through any challenges with logic, passion, and a fingers crossed & lets go for it state of mind. xx
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on 21st Nov 2014 at 5:10am. The payment portal is closed now.
A$5 +I'll be a monkey's uncleA big thank you on Twitter, listed on the website and access to exclusive backer updates on the project as it progresses.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$25 +Pay peanuts, get monkeys.The above plus your very own pair of bamboo socks.
3 Chosen | 297 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$35 +A barrel of monkeysThe thank you, the updates, the bamboo socks, PLUS a VIP ticket to the jack + bill closing party to celebrate Bamboo Monkey's crowd funding success! Enjoy an exclusive evening at Pozible HQ in Collingwood, Melbourne with food, drinks and entertainment provided.
3 Chosen | 27 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$40 +A Monkey's Christmas! LIMITED RUN! Need a present for that hard to buy for person? Get them a bamboo clothing starter pack! Including socks, limited edition t-shirt and your very own Bamboo Monkey personalised Christmas Card, this is one present that will last forever. Available only until 16 November!
2 Chosen | 18 AvailableEst. delivery is December 2014
A$50 +Monkey BusinessThe thank you, the updates, the socks, and the exclusive backers only tee shirt.
8 Chosen | 492 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$60 +Two barrels of monkeysThe thank you, the updates, the socks, and two VIP tickets to the jack + bill closing party to celebrate Bamboo Monkeys crowd funding success!
4 Chosen | 26 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$100 +Monkey see, Monkey doThe thank you, the updates, the socks, and two exclusive backers tee shirts.
3 Chosen | 497 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$200 +Monkey SuitThe thank you, the updates, the socks, the tee shirt and an exclusive styling session with Bamboo Monkey founder and head designer Edwina Walsh, (in person in Melbourne, or via Skype for other locations)
2 Chosen | 8 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014
A$1000 +Get a Monkey on your backThe thank you, the updates, the socks, and your very own one of a kind personalised hoodie that says " I paid $1000 for this hoodie"
0 Chosen | 10 AvailableEst. delivery is November 2014