Project Update: Pins have shipped; patriarchy has been hexed!
We're also excited to share, after the final accounting of all campaign costs, we were able to make a solid donation to Indigenous Women Rising of $250, which just happens to coincide with a big fundraiser they are having where all donations will be matched during the month of May! From their site: "We will be splitting all funds raised between our abortion fund and the Valley Abortion Group. Valley Abortion Group will be the first BIPOC-led and employee-owned abortion clinic in the United States, providing abortion care in all trimesters of pregnancy." So in total our campaign will raise $500 for them:
Feels good, and to everyone who backed this campaign, this is because of your support and belief in our collective hexing powers! We are so proud to support the grassroots reproductive justice work of IWR who can effectively redistribute every donation to those who need it most.
We will be officially closing the campaign and surveys this Thursday June 1. For the few backers who still need to send surveys, this is your last call to fill out your survey and get some pins, otherwise we appreciate your general donation in support of this campaign.
Finally, we would like to thank the team at BackerKit for giving us this opportunity to try out crowdfunding for the first time and see how much it can help turn ideas into reality. They were super supportive with all our questions along the way, and have built an indispensable platform for fulfilling crowdfunding campaigns. We honestly would not have been able to complete this project without their tools and support, and recommend any other potential creators and artists try crowdfunding as a viable alternative to traditional production methods. Stay in touch, stay hexy, and follow us on Instagram to keep up with our future witchy projects: @new_age_rage / @nessafinnegan. Blessings and gratitude until the next hex!
Project Update: Hexy pins have landed and are shipping out very soon!
Our next step is distribution logistics which are proving to be somewhat challenging as we are coordinating internationally from 3 different countries. Orders from the EU/UK will need to wait 2-3 more weeks before your orders can be mailed out, but the shipping costs are much cheaper for you this way! Orders from the U.S. and other international countries, we estimate your orders going out in the next 2 weeks, so keep an eye out for the shipping notification coming soon.
We still have a few survey stragglers, which can still fill out the surveys here. We will close the surveys and orders June 1, so please make sure to answer by then if you still want a pin! Thanks to you amazing backers we are able to see this project come full circle and have deep gratitude for your patience and understanding with the process. We will also be in touch again soon with more news about the donation going to Indigenous Women Rising that this project supports!
Project Update: Pin and packaging progress update
If all goes as planned, we should be ready to start shipping the final packages by end of this month/beginning of May! But we are still waiting on some survey responses - if you haven't done so already, it is very necessary at this point to let us know your pin choices and mailing address to help us with the distribution process and make sure we can fulfill orders quickly and accurately. Here is the link to surveys again in case you lost the original email.
Thanks again for your ongoing patience and we hope you are excited as we are to see everything come together!
Project Update: Pins ordered and cards charged Monday March 27
If you still haven't completed a survey, please do this as soon as possible so we can fulfill your order accurately and as soon as we are ready to ship. In case you can't find the email, here is the link to surveys again.
Continued thanks for your support and patience with this process from backing to shipping, we are super excited to see it all come together and swarm the post office with hexy packages soon, stay attuned!
Project Update: Last call for surveys and order updates needed by this FRIDAY MARCH 17 :)
If you haven’t answered your survey yet, if you fill out your BackerKit survey or pay for extra shipping after the March 17 order due date, we’ll still receive your information but your shipment may be delayed.
Project Update: Don't forget your survey - Lock Date: March 17
We'll be locking the orders on March 17 (meaning changes to your pin selections will no longer be possible), so please make sure to send your surveys in by then. Additionally, HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, we wish everyone power and protection against the patriarchy today and every day!
Project Update: Calling the coven, surveys are coming!
Your hexy friends,
Eloise & Nessa
Project Update: Here’s what to expect next
- Expect an email letting you know your payment has been charged. If there are any issues with your payment we will notify you with next steps.
- We will need to collect some additional info such as your pin selections and shipping information before we send rewards. In the coming weeks we will send you a survey to collect that information.
- Since all Pintopia projects were 100% funded, you will be getting a FREE Pintopia 2023 pin from BackerKit. And if you backed 3+ pins you’ve earned some additional pins. Stay tuned for more information from BackerKit about how you will receive those pins.
Project Update: Final Call to Feed the Flames!
Hey, that's us! We are approaching the last few days to rally all the collective femme power we can to back this campaign and manifest our massive hex against the patriarchy thanks to you fierce and flaming backers who have pledged already. Now is the time to share this campaign with anyone in your networks who may have missed it, or grab some extra pins as great gifts for fellow witches! We will follow up again soon after the campaign ends next Tuesday with next steps to choose your pins so we can get them into production asap - you have no idea how eager we are to deliver this collective creation with powerful intention to the universe. Blessed be and stay attuned!
Project Update: The Hex is Happening!
WOW WITCHES! We are completely stunned, shocked, spooked and spellcast that our first crowdfunding campaign is already funded!!! Huge thanks to everyone who has backed our collective hex of power and protection against the patriarchy. We can't wait to produce these pins and thanks to you this project is fully ignited and can 100% happen.
As this is our first crowdfunding campaign, it also means a lot to have some validation that witches support witches and we are far from being alone in our rage, strength and resilience. We still have time (until Feb. 7) to raise more funds, which helps us make more pins, and donate more to Indigenous Women Rising. So spread the word to friends and femmes to help feed the flames!