Crowdfunding finished
There's already enough mainstream fashion - the scene longs for individuality. What körber-fashion stands for is trend-independent & modern design in combination with consistently sustainable materials. It's time for individual labels to shake up the market and make shopping exciting and varied again. With your investment we can produce the first collection! Will you join us?
3,123 €

About this project

Funding period 11/20/22 10:07 AM - 1/8/23 11:59 PM
Realisation I already started
Minimum amount (Start level) 3,043 €

With the minimum budget I could, for example, get my cuts ready for production and get certified according to GOTS. Then it would only go on in small steps

Category Fashion
City Ihringen

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What is this project all about?

körber-fashion wants to establish stylish designer fashion for women made from sustainable fabrics in the retail sector.
To do this, I initially want to target retailers in my favorite places of residence, Freiburg and Munich. Gradually, I will stock other stores in German cities with my textiles. Typical organic and fair trade stores as well as stores for special and German designers come into question for this.

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

What is produced? My heart beats for women's fashion, but I am also happy to have male support. I would like to establish körber-fashion with clothing before also bringing unique accessories like my bag in a bamboo ring to German wardrobes.
Where will you be able to buy körber-fashion?
From the beginning, you will still be able to get my fashion and accessories quite comfortably in my webshop, with the advantage that there will be some stock. The purchase will be even more sustainable if you can try on the pieces directly in the store.
Thank you very much for your participation ❤️❤️

Why would you support this project?

b]support authentic small labels
In recent years, it has become fashionable for the big players "in the game" to throw around green-sounding advertising slogans, so that even insiders have to look closely to avoid falling for the industry's greenwashing tricks.

Rethinking purchasing behavior
We can all resolve to consume consciously every day.
At körber-fashion, the word BIO really does stand for organic and this should also be demonstrated transparently with certificates.

Central production
The advantage of production in Germany or in a neighboring country is the better possibility of monitoring production. Thus, misunderstandings are detected or avoided at an early stage.
Furthermore I would like to keep the material purchase as central as possible, in order to guarantee short supply routes with mostly European raw materials. In this regard, it should be mentioned that raw materials such as (organic) cotton, just like conventional cotton, cannot grow in Germany.
Therefore, it will be my pleasure to work a lot with materials from the neighboring company Lenzing(Tencel, EcoVero and co.), whose raw materials come from Austria's forests, among others. I also work with buttons that have received the highest possible certificate and recycled zippers. Thanks to my stylish sense for material mix, it will be a pleasure for me to create more products from production leftovers, because zero waste and upcycling have been part of my philosophy from the very beginning. By the way, my shipping boxes are made of grassfaser or partly also reused cardboard boxes. In my cuts Feng Shui is used for harmonization. The plastic packaging, which may not always be avoided when shipping the produced goods, I would like to compensate by tree plantde organizations.

Quality strategy
I am continuously researching new, innovative materials. A good example of this is vegan alternatives to leather. The previous alternatives, which are created from agricultural waste, for example, often unfortunately still have a certain amount of synthetics, yet the progress in this direction is considerable and promising.

I have also tracked down a few alternatives to conventional silk. Whenever a material comes onto the market that has an even smaller ecological footprint than my previous ones and passes my endurance test, this innovative material is used at Körber-Fashion in order to continuously become more sustainable and to let the customer participate in the constant progress.

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

If we get over the funding target of €20,000:
then I can afford, apart from the production, to delegate some work steps to others in order to make faster progress. Of course, I could then have even larger quantities produced in order to offer you prices that are as affordable as possible for every customer. In detail, the money is needed for :
-cut digitalisation
-consultancy administration
-certification as organic label
What has been self-financed and set up so far:
So far, I have already managed to acquire a wide range of organic materials to work out beautiful new prototypes at any time.
I have also already subscribed to the specific CAD programs for digital drawing and design.
My machine park has grown to a considerable size in the meantime, in order to determine the optimal processing method for each garment.

In terms of marketing, I have recently invested a lot of time in creating a self-made webshop and of course I have already invested a lot of money in this STARTNEXT project, especially in the professional video shoot and the necessary promotional material.

Support Körber Fashion now. Together we can do it!

Who are the people behind the project?

Maria Körber - Founder of the slow fashion label körber-fashion.
I have been active in the fashion industry for over 10 years. I have worked for big companies and gained deep - not always pleasant - insights. Simply waving something through is out of the question for me, because I care about the quality of every single product.

Faton Avdili-Körber- experienced retail salesman:
My husband will actively support me, because he is very successful as a salesman and has good negotiating skills.
If you fell in love with a piece from my video, you are also welcome to pre-order it through my webshop to make sure the piece from my first small collection is still available. I want you to be involved in the process as part of my community.
Surely you are looking forward to your gift. However, I can send you this only after the end of the campaign, because then I get the address data. Therefore I ask for your patience.
If you want to donate anonymously, I can only see your email address, so you have the possibility to choose the gift "voucher code", "karma" or "free donation".
You support me without risk!
Startnext works according to the all-or-nothing principle.
If I do not reach the start level, I get nothing at all and my crowdfunding has unfortunately failed. Your money will therefore only be withdrawn if the campaign was successful.

What are the sustainable development goals of this project?

Primary sustainable development goal

Sustainable consumption

Why does this project contribute to this goal?

At körber-fashion, the word BIO really does stand for organic and this should also be demonstrated transparently with certificates and places of origin. Furthermore, I want to keep material purchasing and production as centralised as possible to guarantee short delivery routes, so that most raw materials come from Europe. To achieve this, I prefer to work with fibres that can be obtained in our climate zone, such as Lenzing Tencel.

This project also pays toward those goals

Climate action

Project adjustments

1/5/23 - Liebe Unterstützer*innen, Es sieht aus, als...

Liebe Unterstützer*innen,
Es sieht aus, als würde weniger Startkapital zusammenkommen. Kein Problem. Mein Weg läuft so wie ich ihn mir bahne und ich werde alles dafür tun, um weiter voran zu kommen. Ich hoffe Du bleibst mit deiner Spende im Boot, damit sich meine lange Planung inklusive Videodreh und weiteren Ausgaben gelohnt hat. Die nächsten Schritte sind ein professionelles Logo, die Gradierung der Schnitte und Messeauftritte. Ich halte dich auf dem Laufenden. Vielen Dank für Dein Verständnis

12/23/22 - Liebe Crowd, Die Kampagne wird auf meinen...

Liebe Crowd,
Die Kampagne wird auf meinen Wunsch hin verlängert, denn ich habe den Eindruck, dass die Leute noch immer im Weihnachtsstress sind. Außerdem liegen noch einige Flyer in den Biomärkten, die auch mit nach Hause genommen werden sollen. Also geben wir den anderen Interessierten noch die Chance, sich die Kampagne während der freien Zeit zwischen den Jahren in Ruhe anzusehen. Bitte helft weiterhin beim Teilen und Verbreiten. Vielen Dank und bis zum nächsten Update…
Maria Körber

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