Colorado raised, California residents Samantha and Tess Kennedy, the young designer sisters behind the innovative line of bullet jewelry known as Shield & Honor, have launched a campaign on fundraising site Seedkicks to support their line through trade show efforts. Over the past year, Shield & Honor has exhibited at 3 trade shows for emerging designers including POOLTRADESHOW, part of MAGIC Market Week, and COEUR Show LA, and has received major accolades from various fashion sites, buyers and bloggers such as InStyle Magazine, SocialBliss and RedEnvelope.com. However, as is a challenge for all those in the merchandising world, the Kennedy sisters have yet to get their line in front of major retail buyers, and have turned to Seedkicks to help raise the $6000 required to exhibit at one of the major fashion trade shows of 2014. Shield & Honor's Seedkicks campaign began on May 1st and will run until June 7th.
Since debuting the original design in 2012, the Kennedy's have worked tirelessly to imagine, produce and deliver a line of jewelry that is as unique as it is beautiful. Born out of remembrance of their World War II veteran grandfather who passed away a few years ago, Shield & Honor features intricate, hand carved designs centered around real, empty bullet casings. Each piece is designed and manufactured in California using 18K Gold and Sterling Silver to achieve an elegant and resilient masterpiece.
Ambitious, independent, and pioneering, the Kennedys are part of a generation of young entrepreneurs who are embracing charity as part of their business. A portion of the proceeds from each piece are donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to help support Veterans, War Heroes and their families.
Inspired by a legacy, designed for remembrance, and positioned for a shining future, Shield and Honor offers buyers a distinctive, extraordinary, and unprecedented product. To be a part of this journey, and help the Kennedys reach their fundraising goals please visit Shield & Honor's Seedkicks page today : http://www.seedkicks.com/P5538/support-shield-honorGoals
$6000 -----> Gets us to our first MAJOR Fashion Trade Show
$10,000 ---> Funds our first full round of production
$20,000 ---> Allows us to design and create our next line!
You can view the campaign here http://s.inv.st/49U/10