TRIBE of LAMBS. You Buy, We Give.

Inspiring change with our products and empowering children in return.
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Bobbi Paidel
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Making it Happen!  

"Someone, at some point, came up with this very bad idea that an ordinary individual couldn't make a difference in the world"...Jeff Skoll, Founder Ebay and Skoll Foundation 

We are TRIBE of LAMBS! A new online retail space committed to providing one of a kind (and totally awesome) products to our consumers. We're encouraging conscious shopping and sparking compassion in our suppliers, customers and beneficiaries...and actually, anyone who comes our way. 

Our full circle business model can be broken down into three easy parts;

  1. In the interest of building relationships and supporting economies in more rural communities, we seek out artisans and small business owners producing unique fair trade products, which include jewellery, leather goods, clothing, textiles and home wares. We will be working together to invest in both artisan designed products as well as doing some custom designing of our own. 
  2. Once our orders have been carefully selected to suit our market and customer needs, we make the products available globally through our stylish, user friendly and customer engaged web store. 
  3. Proceeds from each item will then be redistributed back into the community, which it came from, through partnerships with established and local run, non government organizations reaching at risk children. As a result of collaborating on smaller and measurable projects with these NGO's, we can successfully aid in the protection, education, development and nourishment that every child deserves.
We're kicking it all off right here in the Himalayas in the Northern Indian province of Himachal Pradesh. Once we've gained momentum with this location, we can continue to grow and spread love far and wide. 
  • The talented craftsmen and ambitious business owners have been sought out, are excited to be involved in our vision and are eagerly awaiting first orders from us. 
  • We've partnered up with the Vashisht Children's Ashram and Sudeshana's Children's home, both near Manali, Himachal Pradesh. These extraordinary organisations are aiding orphaned or abandoned children with limited or NO funding and are grateful to be the first beneficiaries of our business.  
  • The magnitude of your generous donation will not only be helping us gain the seed capital necessary to launch our business but you also be aiding in the purchase of new winter jackets and boots (as well as underwear and sanitary napkins) for these 52 Children in the homes mentioned above. 

What We Need & What You Get!

"Nothing important happens in life without a cost"...Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and Ceo Acumen Fund

Seed Capital + Winter Clothes = Custom REWARDS! 

Let's break it down for you, WE NEED:

  1. $2500 - Merchandise orders and delivery: A  small initial investment to get our shop rolling and our customers smiling. 
  2. $2500 - Website design and development: We need to build a super fab, creative and customer friendly website and store with our friends at Superfein Creative Studio  
  3. $500 - Towards product photography and packaging: Because seeing and receiving is fun too! 
  4. $1325 + -Vashisht Children's Ashram & Mrs. Sudeshana's Children's Home:  Regardless of how much is raised, $1325 of our funding will buy 32 children at Sudeshana's  and 20 Children at Vashisht warm clothes for the Himalayan winter ahead. We aren't the only ones who want to feel AND look good!
PERKS for Donating?! Sounds great doesn't it? Check out our rewards which the Tribe of Lambs team custom designed here in Northern India for our crowd funding campaign. We've partnered up with some of the best jewellers, leather smiths, knitters and dyers in the area to  gift you something special. Make sure to check out our video which follows our founder Bobbi Paidel, in her search for the perfect perks. Want to donate but don't see anything you fancy? Get in touch and we'll see about getting you the right treat for your generosity. 


The Impact!

“Humanity’s greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.” ... Bill Gates, Founder Gates Foundation
Your contribution will make a difference! 
  • This project is valuable to you through participating in a new wave of shopping, engaging, sharing and thinking. The value also lies in supporting global communities as the world is plentiful yet resources and monetary support are lacking. It is only through togetherness that will create the world that we want to live in and share.  
  • Our team is built up of professionals and philanthropists in fashion, administration, creative design and education and are devoted to using their valuable skills to aid in social change.   
  • We are 100% committed to keeping you involved and up to date on the impact we are making in the lives of others. Through detailed information and personal stories on our artisans and team members, partnerships and travels you are given assurance that your contribution is being directed and applied immediately to the campaign goals. 


No one said it would be easy! 

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to loose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart"...Steve Jobs, Founder Apple Inc. 

Lets be real, with any big investment comes big risk and of course many challenges.  

  • Through anticipating the financial, operational, strategic, compliance and political demands involved in starting up a social enterprise, we are working to embed a culture of risk management into our business model. 
  • We are learning too! Believing in a vision isn't always enough. Through keeping our team engaged in the global community and building our network, we are able to seek assistance in areas which we are lacking.
  • We are full believers that the potential to succeed and the determination to make a difference greatly outweighs any challenge ahead. 


Last but not least!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has"...Margaret Mead, Anthropologist

Everybody has something to contribute! 

  • We know not everyone is able to donate, but we appreciate your support in spreading our vision with those who can. 
  • Please take a view minutes to share our video, tell a friend, call your Grandma and if nothing else just do good in the world! Be inspired! We love you! 


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$5,372CAD
raised by 55 people in 1 month
79% funded
0 time left
$6,825 CAD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on September 19, 2014
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  • $5CAD
    Looking at You

    A heart-felt thank you for your generosity and support.

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  • $10CAD
    Loved Up

    25% Off your first purchase at www.tribeoflambs.com and a heart-felt thank you for your support and generosity

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $25CAD
    Long Distance Lovers

    Tribe of Lambs Post Card with hand-written appreciation for your support and generosity and 25% off your first purchase at www.tribeoflambs.com

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  • $50CAD
    Hold Me Closer

    Custom made yak leather small hand pouch (8x6") available in multiple colours. Tribe of Lambs Post Card with hand-written appreciation for your support and generosity and 25% off your first purchase at www.tribeoflambs.com

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  • $75CAD
    Little Spoon

    Hand Woven Wool Shawl. Hand made in India. Tribe of Lambs Post Card with hand-written appreciation for your support and generosity and 25% off your first purchase at www.tribeoflambs.com

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  • $100CAD
    You Look Good

    Framed original art on vintage Indian postcards (8x10, wooden frame) . Hand made in India. Tribe of Lambs Post Card with hand-written appreciation for your support and generosity and 25% off your first purchase at www.tribeoflambs.com

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  • $125CAD
    Sparkle Eyes

    Custom designed authentic silver and himalayan quartz ring hand made in India. No ring is alike, just like you. You'll also receive a Tribe of Lambs Post Card with hand-written appreciation for your support and generosity and 25% off your first purchase at www.tribeoflambs.com

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  • $150CAD
    Be Mine Baby

    Custom made yak or goat leather tote bag with Tribe of Lamb design. Available in 2 colours and styles. Hand made in India. Tribe of Lambs Post Card with hand-written appreciation for your support and generosity and 25% off your first purchase at www.tribeoflambs.com

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  • $250CAD
    You're Sweet

    Custom made yak or goat leather tote bag OR lap top case (13" or 15")with Tribe of Lamb design AND small hand pouch (8x6"). Available in 2 colours. Hand made in India. Tribe of Lambs Post Card with hand-written appreciation for your support and generosity and 25% off your first purchase at www.tribeoflambs.com

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  • $500CAD
    Main Squeeze

    Now we're getting serious... You will receive a Scarf, Beanie and your choice of Ring or Bag as well as a Tribe of Lambs Post Card with hand-written appreciation for your support and generosity and 25% off your first purchase at www.tribeoflambs.com

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  • $1,000CAD
    All the Way

    Oh Lucky You! You will receive a Scarf, Beanie, Ring and Bag as well as a Tribe of Lambs Post Card with hand-written appreciation for your support and generosity and 25% off your first purchase at www.tribeoflambs.com

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  • $2,500CAD
    Cuddle your Face Off

    Wow! This calls for an over night bag. Not only will you receive a full perk pack and our eternal love but we will hand deliver your gifts and take you out for a night on the town!

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