Did you know almost a third of CIF members are creative entrepreneurs? The business types vary–we have a little bit of everything under our roof: furniture makers, digital artists, fabricators, wooden toy makers, a hydroponics initiative, an electric hot rod project, interactive programmers, metal artists, fine artists, soap makers, jewellers glass artists, pen turners and much more.
Today we highlight one of our studio residents, Alex Traxler and his Kickstarter launch!
Small business owner Alex Traxler is looking to expand products and practices coming out of his small business, Griffen Hollow Studio (GHS), through a Kickstarter community funding campaign. GHS offers retail customers products that are made from reclaimed materials. Customers can also bring their designs to be prototyped and produced at GHS. This unique approach is reducing the waste created by distributors and GHS. Whether it is a scratched sheet of acrylic or an old dresser, Alex is committed to finding a new use for these ‘waste’ materials.
The “Woody’s Wooden and Acrylic Accessories” campaign will run for forty-five days and has a goal of raising $20,000. The campaign goes live on Monday March 25th. Through the Kickstarter campaign supporters can pick from a variety of unique rewards. The selection of rewards range from money clips and wooden mouse pads to acrylic wallets and more. All of the rewards are made from reclaimed materials and a tree will be planted for each pledge received above ten dollars. Griffen Hollow Studio is seeking the help of supporters for new equipment and maintenance to extend its eco-friendly practices and create efficiently.
A list of the pledge level and rewards:
$1-5 – Honorable mention on Griffen Hollow Studio’s website and Facebook
$10 – Plant an oak tree at Griffen Hollow Hardwoods
$25 – Griffen Hollow Studio tee shirt
$25 – Handmade money clip
$25 – Your choice of handmade state outlines on wooden coasters
$30 – Handmade wooden mouse pad
$45 – Handmade wooden or acrylic wallet
$175 – Framed limited edition Graham Erwin silk-screen print “The Griffin”
… and more.
Kickstarter is an alternative source for funding a project or maintaining a business. As described by Kickstarter, “Every project creator sets their project’s funding goal and deadline. If people like the project, they can pledge money to make it happen. If the project succeeds in reaching its funding goal, all backers’ credit cards are charged when time expires. If the project falls short, no one is charged. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing.”
To support Griffen Hollow Studio’s Kickstarter campaign visit Kickstarter now!
You can also find Griffen Hollow on Etsy and on connect on Facebook.