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How is it possible to start something from nothing? Of course this will not happen over night, nor automatically while you're awake; you need enough passion to survive a whole lot of hard work with nothing in return and still thinking it's worth it.

We have chosen to be very open and share the beginning and struggle that it can be to start something from scratch without big investors or sponsors. According to people you meet it should be almost impossible, but if someone out there can find inspiration in someone else who never gives up and this can make them do the same thing it's worth all of it.

In 2013 a vision started to develop from creative passion but like all ideas they have to meet reality sooner or later and need funds to grow. So far we gave crowdfunding a shot twice which led to the making of prototypes and the presentation in end of Novembre 2014 where we also had a small shop.

In June 2015 we hosted our first real pop-up shop in Gothenburg where you could find a few illustrations made on the side by designer Elin Andersson in her company name All-Elin. If you click the logo on the right you get to the website www.allelin.com.

Since then this concept with pop-up stores have continued on.

Words, thoughts and ideas

2015 > 03

The campaign at Kickstarter is soon been running half of its time, and I fel like I'm learning  lot from reading all advice on basically everything having to do with marketing and PR. My job and expertise will always be the creative part, but the more you know the better.

I just sent the first order for a new edition of t-shirts, gonna design a new print for long sleeved versions and textile bags, and see if I can find the best manufacturer for all the printed parts of my collection. I'm looking forward to see this whole thing taking a real shape, and feel excited and terrified at the same time!
- Elin/ designer of Somenid
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I had a meeting with a dear friend I hardly ever meet since we live on oppositesides of the country and work a lot, but it's just so great to speak to others who have similar feelings for their work as you do.

I now have a countdown until I will let the public take part of the growth of my lifestyle brand, and I'm excited to share my ideas and thoughts regarding the future. First time I launched a crowdfunding campaign i wasn't ready for it, but this time my businessplan has been even been approved by very critical financial people for a loan that will enable me to start working while I turn to people out there and ask them to join this exciting journey.

Good night and a great start of the new week!
- Elin
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The video was made for the last crowdfunding campaign in March 2015, watch to get to know the brand and the designer behind it in a new way. The link to Kickstarter, where it now has a continous spot, is found below. To follow our progress like our page on Facebook or Instagram.

For those who are not familiar with crowdfunding, this is the explanation you get from wikipedia:

"Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet. One early-stage equity expert described it as “the practice of raising funds from two or more people over the internet towards a common Service, Project, Product, Investment, Cause, and Experience, or SPPICE.”

The crowdfunding model is fueled by three types of actors: the project initiator who proposes the idea and/or project to be funded; individuals or groups who support the idea; and a moderating organization (the "platform") that brings the parties together to launch the idea."

The progress of a print from test to textile told in photos.

This is the video made for the crowdfunding that closed successfully last summer in 2014. It resulted in the first garments of the collection Oaddap that was then presented in a gallery in Gothenburg, Sweden, on the 28th of November.

Lone; the virtual model created for the first campaign. Spending most of her time on the city streets with her pet-raven Hugin. She will be developed as time goes by but her character is a kind of inspiration during the design process..