Cute LA is about supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs. The following kickstarter campaigns are my favorite for the month of September. You'll find a mix of fashion, art and design. I backed these companies and artists because I believe in their stories. If you see one that inspires you, take a moment to pledge or share the campaign through social media.
Founded by Ebenezer Obasiolu, O'Bazzië Classics are bringing back the timelessness of a well structured leather satchel. Ebenezer was inspired to created a company that brings hope. That's why, with every purchase of a satchel, one satchel of school supplies is given to a child in Africa. Funds will help to manufacture the O'Bazzië Classics collection and to reach more schools in Africa. Kickstarter Rewards include: O'Bazzië Classics Satchels (in multiple colors/sizes) and thank you note from the children who receive school supplies.
Illustrator, Clio Chiang, has worked on numerous projects including Disney's Frozen, Paperman and Winnie-The-Pooh. To say the least, she's talented. For her first art book, Stranger Danger, she illustrates the interesting people she witnesses living in Los Angeles. Funds for this Kickstarter campaign will go towards printing and publishing the book. Kickstarter Rewards include: Signed copies of Stranger Danger and exclusive illustrations.
Two talented ladies, Camila and Daniela, are opening a Letterpress shop in Portland, Oregon. Having a shared love for letterpress printing, they've recently secured a location for their first store. Through, Letra Chueca/Crooked Letter, they'll provide stationary, notebooks, decorations, invitations - anything that can be pressed. Funds from this campaign will go towards getting, Letra Chueca/Crooked Letter, ready for business. Kickstarter Rewards include: Greeting cards, Notebooks, Invitations, Business Cards and Coasters.
Artist, Todd Borka, loves a crowd. He enjoys immersing himself in people and being lost in the faces. With the use of black and white, Todd paints crowds of people using indian ink. For this project he will be painting a huge canvas of portraits. Every backer, no matter how much they pledge, will have their portrait included on the canvas. Kickstarter Rewards include: Your face included in the crowd on a large 13ft x 9ft canvas and HD files of your portrait sent to you.
Kat Mandou, enjoys creating jewelry with vintage and antique pieces she finds traveling, especially from the 1920s and 30s. These earrings are accented with pressed brass, molded glass and lucites. The unique designs include pugs, cats, pharoahs and bats. Funds from this campaign will go towards distributing the line and future designs. Kickstarter Rewards include: Variety of earrings to choose from.
What do you think of these campaigns? Do you have a favorite?
Tell me in the comments! xo