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Feb 4, 2016 7:30 EST

The Bombchel Factory: An Ethical African Fashion Wonderland – Be a #Bombchel. Back our clothes, change a life.

iCrowdNewswire - Feb 4, 2016

The Bombchel Factory is an African fashion wonderland that produces ethically made, high quality garments for sale in Monrovia, Liberia. With this Kickstarter, we’re excited to finally expand and make our unique designs accessible to women all around the world, starting with you. We hire and train some of the most disadvantaged people of an already disadvantaged Liberia, with employees who either had Ebola or lost their spouses to the virus, and interns who are rape survivors or students from the Hope School for the Deaf. The mission AND the clothes are unforgettable, and through Kickstarter you will get a personalized, custom experience.

Meet Love, our first intern from Hope School for the Deaf
Meet Love, our first intern from Hope School for the Deaf

Our Driving Force: The Backstory

The Bombchel Factory was started by Archel Bernard, a Liberian-American whose parents fled civil unrest in the West African country. Archel came to Liberia to visit and ended up falling in love with her ancestral homeland. She was heartbroken by the poverty but inspired by the resilience of the people. Archel started contributing to Liberia by making regular donations to charities. However, she wanted to make a lasting impact. 

Tenneh, an Ebola survivor, learning how to thread a machine from Darlington, one of our trainers.
Tenneh, an Ebola survivor, learning how to thread a machine from Darlington, one of our trainers.

The Bombchel Factory is committed to training some of the most disadvantaged people and changing their lives. Our team of expert tailors and excited trainees can produce much more than we can sell locally, so we have set our sights on the rest of the world. This is not an NGO that is here today and gone tomorrow. We know Liberians don’t want handouts.  Our trainees will develop a trade and a way to support themselves and their families, and we will create gorgeous, contemporary African fashions for a global market.

Dress Up and Change Lives: The Social Impact

Your purchase will bring opportunities of empowerment to young people who otherwise would not have a trade. We are not a charity. This is about being a good business, and we all know good businesses work to make money while at the same time building enduring institutions. The Bombchel Factory method is to invest in the future while striving to build people, and hopefully an entire society. 

Our goal is to create long lasting social impact through our company.  We train Ebola affected people, deaf students and rape survivors. Some of our trainees will stay with us after the training program ends but most of them will take what they have learned and start their own businesses. This will allow them to break the chain of poverty and become self-sufficient. To top it all off, the product is dope.

Beatrice learning to hem. This is just her third day!
Beatrice learning to hem. This is just her third day!

Design Description: The Goodies

By backing this campaign, you are purchasing the CUSTOM experience. Our official online store launches in September, alongside our New York Fashion Week event, but only you, our Kickstarter backers, will get to choose from several gorgeous patterns for your custom fitted item.

There isn’t just one type of woman these clothes will look good on. Black, white, green, yellow, blue, the skirts TRANSFORM the women who wear them into vibrant, confident ladies. Trust us when we say everyone can be a Bombchel! 

Patchy Pouch
Patchy Pouch
The Goddess Hoops
The Goddess Hoops
The Goddess Hoops
The Goddess Hoops
The Super Mini Skirt
The Super Mini Skirt
The Classic Man Tie Set
The Classic Man Tie Set
The Classic Man Tie Set
The Classic Man Tie Set
The Power Pencil Wrap Skirt
The Power Pencil Wrap Skirt
The Power Pencil Wrap Skirt
The Power Pencil Wrap Skirt
The Glam Midi Flare Skirt
The Glam Midi Flare Skirt
The Regal Maxi Skirt
The Regal Maxi Skirt
The Regal Maxi Skirt
The Regal Maxi Skirt
The Resort Life Skirt
The Resort Life Skirt
The Resort Life Skirt
The Resort Life Skirt
The PatchWerk Blanket
The PatchWerk Blanket
The PatchWerk Blanket
The PatchWerk Blanket

 **Models not included.

Rewards Packs: The Fun Stuff

 

We put together some combination packs you may enjoy. Feel free to create your own combination by adding up the total price of what you want and backing with that amount. Before we create your looks we will be in touch to confirm your preferred styles and patterns.

The Accessory Pack
The Accessory Pack
 
The Twin Pack
The Twin Pack
The Power Twin Pack
The Power Twin Pack
 
The PatchWerk Pack
The PatchWerk Pack
The Date Night Set
The Date Night Set
The Bombchel Starter Pack
The Bombchel Starter Pack
The Everything Pack
The Everything Pack
The Bombchel Experience
The Bombchel Experience
The Stylist Experience
The Stylist Experience
The Custom Experience
The Custom Experience

Once the Kickstarter is complete, these styles will be available for sale on our website, but at higher prices and with only one or two color options. It is beneficial to get in The Bombchel Factory right away!

Contact Us at [email protected]

Be a #Bombchel
Be a #Bombchel

                                                   

                               

  

Much love to our supporters!
Much love to our supporters!
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The Bombchel Factory

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