|Full Name||Paige Faraci|
|Location||101-149 Fulford Ganges Road - http://www.priestessanddeer.com|
Today, I list my beloved business as - FOR SALE.
Priestess + Deer is a women’s ethical clothing line that specializes in shibori, natural fibres, well made clothing for all occasions, gorgeous unique designs, fits for all women, the values of slow fashion and a platform to awaken change not only in women’s expression and love for themselves but also for the betterment of our planet.
It has been a fulfilling 11 year journey so far and although there is so much energy to live on through this business, my spirit has been calling to me for years to begin a whole new path and new body of work. This is not a hasty decision nor am I interested in making a hasty exit. I am committed to finding the perfect fit for the next era of expression that this company is destined for.
Covid has not been the reason for this change in the ways one might expect. The business continues to thrive. Rather, Covid gave me the space to reflect deeply on how its time for me to heed the call of other unseeded dreams that are asking for my attention.
This turn key business is successful because of many factors. I can honestly stand behind this sale 100% because I have grown it from the ground up. I have been hands on with every single component of the business and have an intimate understanding of how to continue its legacy with success, abundance and creativity.
The reasons that make this business so successful:
clothing that fits ALL body types
clothing that fits in with all walks of life
it is slow fashion at its BEST, it has incredible values
it is an inclusive women’s clothing line
the clothing is well made
the designs are timeless and unique
the quality is up to a high standard
the priestess culture is alive and growing
it has held a presence at the Salt Spring Market for a solid 9 years
it has a solid online presence
i have provided excellent customer service
people come back year after year after year
Priestess + Deer has a strong and loyal customer base who continue to return frequently because they love their well made clothes so dearly. Its name has a buzz and reputation that precedes it and that follows it around wherever it goes. You can be assured that my biggest feedback statements are - “ I get compliments wherever I go. In fact, people will stop me on the street to ask me where I got my dress!” and “I cannot wear anything else after wearing your clothes. They feel and look amazing even when I wear them day after day after day! I haven’t taken this dress off for weeks!” and “ I normally hate shopping and avoid it at all costs but when I’m in your shop I feel so comfortable. I buy my whole wardrobe from you!”
When you invest in this business you will get:
a prime retail location in downtown Ganges
2 outdoor parking spaces that are a part of the Salt Spring Market (a big market space)
2 outdoor market tents
very reasonable rent
a continuation on my lease
inventory in shop
a minimum of 50 patterns which have been tried and tested as awesome and best sellers
patterns and styles for all 4 seasons
rolls of bamboo and wool fabrics
hangers - 600+
semi furnished store
500 compostable shipping bags + bags for the shop
very detailed, up to date book keeping and accounting
Social media accounts with loyal followers
a domain name
an entire catalogue of professional photos of every design that can be used endlessly which include photos on women from XS - L
a fully developed and functioning website with Shopify. The Shopify theme is Mr. Parker.
Mail Chimp Museletter list - up to 500+ followers and another 400+ through website.
I will teach you the techniques behind the shibori dying
connections to excellent and reliable fabric sources who I have a solid reputation with
connections to sewers and/or factories
important factors when considering new designs and what women are looking for and why
experience in how to make a style last for years and years as a best seller
information on how to do Pop Up Shops
connections on where to do Pop Up Shops
a map on how to make the business even more profitable
a map on the best ways to continue to spread the word
teachings on the Priestess culture and why it’s so important at this point in time
Some highlights about this company is that it has never carried debt. I take 3-4 months off a year. I have been able to create my own schedule with this being an island and online business. It has grown from 2 styles on1 small rack to an international company selling to 20 countries online.
If you feel ready to change your life, to invest in a beautiful artisan community, to live on a wonderful island, to create gorgeous ethical clothing, to create powerful change, to help make women feel beautiful, to help educate people on small business and it’s important role in changing our economic systems, to get creative in many facets, to be in charge of your life and to express yourself through an exciting new adventure….. not to mention to adorn yourself in some outrageous beauty, this might just be the right business for you.
I am only interested in serious inquiries please.
With much love and respect for what’s to come. Sincerely. Paige - aka Empress ( I’m sorry but the name Empress does not come with the business. It will follow me wherever I go!)