If your pennies are burning a hole in your pocket and you feel like putting your money where your mouth is, check out the top five fundraising campaigns happening right now. Pledge a little help towards something you care about, be that the development of a premium menswear destination, a subscription for experimental gin flavours or an expanding platform for the voice of startup culture. Here are five worth your time (and cash) this weekend.
With eight successful pop-ups under his belt, Founder and Creative Director of BBSC, Daniel Peters, is now making the move from temporary stores to Covent Garden flagship. Best of British Shop Clothing brings to market the best emerging menswear designers from the UK. The Central London store on Henrietta Street will take this to the next level and become a creative destination for both menswear brands and international customers. As part of their Kickstarter campaign, BBSC is offering the opportunity for boutique menswear-related labels to be part of a curated emerging designer section in-store, providing support in the same way that BBSC was helped to start along the pop-up path.
Starting from this weekend, purveyors of boutique botanical beauty geo-fleur will be launching their Kickstarter campaign. They create beautiful geometric homewares, including indoor terrariums filled with cacti and succulents, leather, brass and copper hanging planters and angular wire candle holders. Want to be one of the first to find out what’s going on? Sign up to the newsletter here where you can also check out a sneak preview of what rewards they’ll be offering.
Gentlemen distillers Sipsmith launched six years ago and have since brought us exceptional Gin flavours with the likes of Truffle, Smoked Venison and Mince Pie. In the name of continuing their restless experimentation and finding a way to share the creations with their loyal customers, they have launched a campaign on Indiegogo for ‘A Sipsmith Sipping Service’. Every three months they will select the four best gins trialled that season and send them to subscribing members. See their campaign for the perks and what a membership with ‘The Worshipful Company of Sipsmiths’ will entail.
Feel like flexing your coding skills? Tingbot has created a Kickstarter campaign with the aim of transforming Raspberry Pi into something fun, opening it up to anyone who wants to experience the fun and joy of being creative with technology. Whether you’re new to code or an experienced developer, this internet-connected product with custom hardware and software means you can make fun things, get coding and share amazing projects. Check out the campaign to see examples of what you can create (including spying on your favourite astronaut).
A regular on the We Are Pop Up HQ coffee table, Courier is a quarterly London-base publication covering startup culture and stories of modern business. With their Seedr campaign they aim to intensify their reach by taking the print product to other main cities around the world and develop some exciting new digital products. If you wait with baited breath each time their copies become available at the 300 outlets across London’s creative scene, this might be the campaign for you.