WHAT ARE WE HOPING TO FUND:
LabelHorde is a FASHION HEADQUARTERS for Arizona that offers:
FASHION INDUSTRY SOURCING, EDUCATION, CONSULTING, DESIGN STUDIO SERVICES, MANUFATCURING, BUSINESS INCUBATION, CO-WORKING, EVENT SPACE for Arizona.
The online portion of our business (Directory, Calendar, Classifieds, News) that provides sourcing is on www.labelhorde.com. We are now ready to offer the rest of the services listed above.
Our goal is to keep AZ fashion brands from leaving AZ. Most local brands either fail or leave due to the lack of design and manufacutring resources here. We want to provide the things that AZ is missing that will help support local brands.
WHY WE NEED THE FUNDS:
We recently had the opportunity to test the additional services for a month inside of an existing manufacturing factory. In that time, we had a community of people (designers, pattern makers, consultants, cutters, seamstresses, teachers, etc...) all working together. We taught classes, helped local brands with pattern making, sample sewing, consulting, sourcing, grading (sizing), cutting and general business start up. We hosted seminars and events. We now have a list of about 15 local brands that are ready for us to start manufacturing for them.
The factory we are in is closing and we need to find a new home ASAP and are hoping for a subsidized location for a while until we get on our feet. There are a few different potential locations that we are working on. We will be bringing an industry, jobs, excitement, news and people to whatever city we end up moving to so we are hoping to get city support. But government moves slow, so we may need to rent another temporary space until then. If this is the case, we may need to use some of this money for rent to get going and do without a few of the items we are trying to fund.
The closure of the factory we were in is providing an opportunity that we cannot afford to pass up. They are selling all of their equipment and are committed to pricing it at pennies on the dollar for LabelHorde only if we can buy it in the next week or two. We don't want to miss this opportunity to purchase the equipment that we will need for our new location. We have many of our own industrial machines and equipment acquired from the closure of a school so luckily we are pretty well set up for a design studio and for lessons. But to manufacture multiples for people, we could use more things. We were going to slowly acquire things over time, but we won't ever find these prices again so we have decided to start this gofundme in order to make sure we don't miss this chance.
If you are interested in seeing a fashion headquarters for Arizona where designers and students can get what they need to start and grow their fashion businesses and insure their money gets spent back into our own economy, then please consider contributing to this project. Every dollar counts and if each member of the fashion community chipped in, we could make this happen as a community effort which is really what LabelHorde is all about.
WHAT THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR:
THE EQUIPMENT FROM THE FACTORY THAT'S CLOSING:
$2500 This is a special price for LabelHorde only. The industrial cutting table with air compressor and spreader. This enables us to cut hundreds of layers at one time. (value: $25,000!!!)
$500 Industrial electrical cutter and chain mail glove used to cut 100+ layers of fabric at once (value: $2,700)
$1000 Industrial bar tack machine
$1000 Industrial cylinder arm machine
$150 Industrial fabric/paper roll holder on wheels (holds 10 rolls of fabric or pattern paper) (value: $1,200)
$50 Legs Dress Form