So after some research, it turns out that the Studio will need to meet two startup cost requirements. First is the initial sample batch for FDA testing and showing to businesses. Second is the full materials and tools cost.
Our first expense - the sample batch - is going to cost us around $120.00 US. This need has been met.
Second expense - the full materials + tools startup costs - will be around $1600. Little more to deal with.
Why is this being posted here? Well, it's simple. The Studio is making an offer to anyone who wants to donate a little to help us get started. We will offer free sample portions of anything we make, excluding jewelry or other similar items, for up to a year after our startup date, to anyone donating a minimum of $20.00 US.
If you are interested in making a donation, there are a few different ways for you to do so. There will be a listing up on Etsy with "donation" in the title; you can send us a check or cash (we can give you an address upon request). If you'd like to discuss a different option, let us know. If you would like to make a donation through Etsy for an amount different than the one listed, we can create a custom donation listing.
Consider this an investment in a local small business, as well as your own stress relief future.