UNA: Fashion the Change

UNA Fashion. A collection that can change the world? You better believe it!
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Megan Doepker
Fashion
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada
1 Team Member

 

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To mark the final 7 days of the crowdfunding campaign coinciding with Fair Tuesday, 25% of purchases made from November 27th-December 2nd 2012, will be donated to sponsor orphans or severely at risk children in Rishikesh, India.

UNA Fashion is proud to be a partner of the Fair Tuesday initiative. The goal of #FairTuesday is to inspire conscious consumption and show how as a consumer, you have the power to create positive change! Find out more about the movement here.

Volunteering and spending time with several schools and orphanages throughout India was an eye opener for me. It also reinforced the belief that every child has a right to education and it is a vital tool for peace, development and freedom. The sponsorship will provide everything from proper nutrition (mostly from their own organic garden), healthcare, education, books and a home with a family of 60+ children full of compassion and love. 


Help UNA Fashion finish strong by making a pledge and sharing the campaign with your social networks, family and friends! 80% funded and only 6 days to go! I am overwhelmed and grateful for your continued support! Thank you!!!

 

Last winter I set out for India to bring my vision for UNA Fashion to life. 

My mission was to create a label where a purchase has a direct and positive impact on people and our precious planet. A label that follows the principles of the slow fashion movement; to choose well and make it last. Therefor, a collection designed to be durable, timeless and functional. Lastly, a label to inspire the movement for conscious consumerism. Understanding that together, our power as consumer can change the world!

I left for India not knowing exactly where my mission would take me. The past 7 months have been a whirlwind to bring UNA Fashion to where is it today. From finding the best eco-materials, artisans, and perfecting the designs; the journey has been challenging and immensely rewarding. Finally, the eco-leather bags and scarfs are ready for you!  

Artisans in fair trade certified organizations craft the original designs. The groups have incredible missions beyond the World Trade Organization Fair Trade principles. They are tackling poverty and socials injustices by providing programs and support beyond employment. Visit my blog where I share stories and faces behind our line.

Details about the Perks:

Early Bird Rewards

Being an early supporter gives you the chance get a great deal, with free shipping worldwide! You have your choice of one of the three ModPacks (Original, Three-Way or Wanderlust)  & a scarf for only $145! Only 15 available!

What's all this about an eco-leather?

The eco-leather collection is made entirely with biodegradable leather free from chrome, harsh chemicals and heavy metals. The Indian tannery extends the environmental considerations to all parts of the value chain, and have truly revolutionized the tanning process. Find out more about the wonderful owners and their genuine passion to better the world here

You have a choice of 3 different eco-leathers, each with unique character. UNA Fashion is the first in the world to use two of these leathers!

  • Chestnut: Softest, full grain leather, with a touch of shine
  • Chocolate: Soft, full grain leather, with a vintage look
  • Tan: Firmest, with heaps of character

A simple cotton bag with a powerful story of hope.

An organic cotton dust bag (to keep your product beautiful for years to come) is included with the scarfs and eco-leather perks. It is another detail to maximize our social impact. They are made by women rescued from the sex trade in Sonagachi, Kolkata. With over 11,000 sex trade workers, it is one of the largest red light districts in Asia. The bag is made right in that same neighborhood, to create change from within.

Visit here to find out why I'm dedicated to using organic cotton.

The nitty gritty about shipping. 

Shipping is free anywhere in the world for the $25 (Organic Cotton Carry All), $55 (Silk Scarf) $145 (Early Bird) perks. All other leather bags perks include free shipping to Canada and the U.S. Please add $20 for internationalshipping.

Sizing & Dimensions.

Original ModPack

  • Belt measurement smallest hole: 27.5 “
  • Belt measurement largest hole: 38”
  • Total belt length: 41“

Wanderlust ModPack: 

  • Belt measurement smallest hole: 29 “
  • Belt measurement largest hole: 38”
  • Total belt length: 41“

Three-Way ModPack 

  • Belt measurement smallest hole: Holes are along the entire length of belt.
  • Belt measurement largest hole: 44”
  • Total belt length: 47“
  • Pouch: 20 cm width x 14cm height

Shoulder & Bike Bag

  • 22cm width x 16cm height  

Messenger Bag

  • 38cm width x 26cm height

 

Get Involved!

Support UNA - Watch our campaign video, and consider a making a pledge, which gets you first access to our line of eco bags and scarfs.

Join UNA – Join the movement to Fashion the Change. Connect with us online and let us know about your story, what you are working to change, and let's inspire more people.

Share UNA – Spread the word by sharing our story with friends to help us reach as many people as possibly.

Post our campaign link ( http://www.indiegogo.com/unafashion ) on Twitter, Facebook, & other social medias avenues.

Like UNA- Like the Facebook page and stay in the loop!

Tweet UNA – Tweet about @UNA_FashionInc and our campaign. If you like simplicity, simply copy and paste this...

Support @UNA_FashionInc launch their collection of eco-eather bags & handloomed silk scarfs and join the movement to #FashionTheChange !  

FAQ's: 

1. How does Indiegogo work?

First, choose your desired pledge level, and the perk you would like to receive. You may choose to remain anonymous, but I'd love to know who are and any comments and feedback you may have. Leave me your addresses/ social media information as needed. Choose between the Indiegogo and Paypal checkout. You do not need a Paypal account to use this option. Lastly, enter your payment information- and receive my gratitude instantaneously…and your perk on the estimated delivery! Prior to delivery, I will be in touch to confirm your color and leather selection, and which ModPack you would like for the Early Bird Special.

 

2. When will I get my reward? Will it be in time for Christmas?

See the pledge level for specific delivery estimates. My goal is to ship everything in December, however, there may be some further surprises that sneak up. Therefor, I can't promise everything will be delivered in time for Christmas, which is why I have estimated the eco-leather deliveries for January. I will give updates throughout the campaign.

3. Do you have any men’s bags?

The Messenger bag is perfectly practical for both men and women. Leather is the perfect durable textile for being both elegant and rugged, appealing to all.

 

More questions? Ask me in the comments, or contact me directly at meg@unafashion.com

 

This campaign came together with the help of some very talented individuals, spanning the globe, who I'm extremely grateful to!

Thank you Adrienne Surprenant, for putting together the campaign video! She is Montreal based and you can view her stunning photography and film portfolio here

Thank you to the lovely models in the video: Laure-Élie Michaud, Myriam Rafla, Arthur Gauthier & Xue Zhao.

Kelsey James is the composer of, Fall To, the song used in the video. She recently released an awesome new album which you can find on her Bandcamp Page.

Many of the photographs you will see throughout my website and Facebook page, including the above leather product shots, were done by Katlyn Murray. She did UNA's first shoot in India, and this globetrotter is in California at the moment! 

Lastly, thank you Lauren Jones, and your wonderful flare for design! 

Thank you all!

 

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This campaign ended on December 3, 2012
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    Chalkboard "Thank You"

    Every dollar counts- including this one! I will tweet or email you a digital picture of your personal ‘thank you’ chalkboard message!

    4 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $25USD
    Organic Cotton Carry All

    Organic cotton, multifunctional carry all. The design is a surprise... that's part of the fun! Free Shipping Worldwide.

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $55USD
    Hand-Loomed Silk Scarf

    Made entirely by hand, from spinning of the silk to the last stich on the hem. The local tussar and mulberry silk blend make this 80cm x 80cm scarf perfectly cozy and warm for winter. Embracing the bright colors of Indian culture, specify your choice of navy blue, golden yellow, mint green or cream. Your pledge helps preserve this beautiful, century old art! Includes an organic cotton dust bag. Alternatively, add a scarf to any of the following eco-leathers perks for only $40!

    4 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $110USD
    The Original ModPack

    The original and stylish hip bag with detachable pouches. Available in chestnut and chocolate eco-leather. Includes an organic cotton dust bag. Please add $20 for international orders. Option to included a silk scarf for $40.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $125USD
    Wanderlust ModPack

    The wanderlust ModPack is a travellers delight. Feel secure knowing your passport and valuables are secure in a zippered pocket on the backside. Ditch that money belt and opt for a ModPack! Available in chestnut and chocolate eco-leather. Includes an organic cotton dust bag. Please add $20 for international orders. Option to included a silk scarf for $40.

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $130USD
    Three-Way ModPack

    Soon to be your favorite versatile accessory, the three-way ModPack is designed to transform to hip belt, clutch and shoulder bag, all in one! Available in tan eco-leather. The interior features a zippered pocket with a dark grey, organic cotton lining. Includes an organic cotton dust bag. Please add $20 for international orders. Option to included a silk scarf for $40. Tip: use a scarf as a shoulder strap!

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $145USD
    EARLY BIRD: ModPack & Scarf

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Your choice of ModPack and a Silk Scarf! Free shipping worldwide! Includes an organic cotton dust bag.

    11 out of 15 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $165USD
    Shoulder & Bike Bag

    A beautiful shoulder bag with a practical twist. Attaches to handles bars or cross bars on your bike. The shoulder strap is detachable. The interior features a zippered pocket with a dark grey, organic cotton lining. Available in chestnut, chocolate and tan eco-leather. Includes an organic cotton dust bag. Please add $20 for international orders. Option to included a silk scarf for $40. Tip: use a scarf as a shoulder strap!

    6 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $288USD
    Messenger Bag

    Ready to be your faithful school, work, and everyday carry all for decades to come. The interior features a zippered pocket with a dark grey, organic cotton lining. There is also a zippered pocket on the back side. Available in chestnut, chocolate and tan eco-leather. Includes an organic cotton dust bag. Please add $20 for international orders. Option to included a silk scarf for $40.

    5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $350USD
    Silk Scarf Stockist

    You'll get 10 Hand-Loomed Silk Scarfs. You're ready to offer these beauties in your store! Please add $20 for international orders.

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $5,000USD
    Trip of a Lifetime to India!

    Round trip ticket from Canada to India where I will be your personal guide for 10 days in Fall 2013. We will have a year to discuss your interests and I will put together an unforgettable experience! Possibilities include meeting the artisans behind UNA's collection, the children in Rishikesh, Taj Mahal, shopping, trekking, yoga, paragliding, Dalai Lama teachings, gastric delights, tea estates, safaris, home stays... Message me for details, or be spontaneous and we'll work it out later!

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    Estimated delivery: October 2014
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