How to Fund a Fairy Tale?

Currently our shop is funded largely by a grant from WEARsustain. This will last for the first half year of our story. How do we raise the money to continue until the end of the year? And if we want to continue…. how do we continuously make money from a non-profit shop concept that potentially has negative income?

Igne Oyasi on Japanese coin

Funding Ideas:

Commissions – not for forget that we will be making some money from the commissions we take

Make and sell swatchbooks of our e-textile designs

Produce a KOBA Katalog that documents and presents the commissions we realize

E-Textile Summer School

Collect donations?


Apply to the second round of WEARsustain funding:

Keep our eyes open for other funding opportunities like this one:
Sonderausschreibung der Spartenoffenen Förderung für Festivals, Reihen und Veranstaltungen 2018/2019

WORTH Partnership Project creates and supports transnational collaborations between fashion designers, creative people, manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) and technology firms looking to develop innovative products or processes. Funding of up to € 10,000 for each project (Or € 12,000 for projects requiring complex technology and/or materials)

Design Manufactoring Projects – Home Worth

TEXTILE & CLOTHING BUSINESS LABS (TCBL) aims to renew the European Textile & Clothing sector. We are exploring new ways to design, make, and work together. We’re inventing new business models to open up attractive markets.