FashionStake.com offers users the opportunity to support a designer by buying a stake in his/her collection and get rewarded with store credit as the collection sells online.
There are four ways to support designers. A “Buyer” pledges to purchase a clothing item at a discount. Each designer (there are currently twenty-three online) sets up a funding target. Visitors who donate $50 reach “Funder” status and receive store credit based on the successful sales of collection items in the online store. The site says it will offer up to $125 return on a $50 stake.
There’s also “VIP” status. Luxury perks and privileges include dinner with the designer or New York Fashion Week tickets (get your FW Survival Kit, too!) and one free item from the collection.
A lot of DIY that I do involves me finding something amazing of a designers and trying to figure out how to do myself at home. Charlotte Hosten’s work is amazing and I can’t wait to make something like this. Not that I’ll come close to her awesome-ness tho.
Siku: Native Alaskan (Inupiat) for ice. I sell my stuff on etsy and I intend for this to be my how-to blog that shows how I make my awesome things and how others make theirs. Cuz diy rocks the walrus' oosik.
Check out my etsy at: http://www.etsy.com/people/SikuWear