I started this brand with no real funding and I continue to do so. Unlike so many other lingerie brands that you may be familiar with, I have absolutely no investors or savings to start with. I am still a student, and live on a student budget – everything I’ve done so far has been done out of what little money I could spare. Materials have been bought in small quantities and I’d make garments one by one in what spare time I could find. This new collection is the result of over a year’s worth of saving and buying materials bit by bit. Whilst I’ve managed to acquire the majority of fabrics and components for the new collection (the stunning leavers laces and kimono fabrics that the whole aesthetic is based upon), there are still elements that I’m struggling to afford – things you may not even consider, such as lining fabrics, elastic trims, tags and labels. Realistically, my funding goal isn’t enough to fund a lingerie collection but I’m determined to make it work no matter how much is raised. I’m visiting the factory I intend to use in Poland at the end of June regardless of how this campaign goes!