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The Leafy Branch- Plant Vibes & Community

Help us open the plant shop every neighborhood needs!

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Campaign Ends on December 31, 2024

Project Description

 

About us:
The Leafy Branch is your one-stop shop for new and experienced plant enthusiasts. We provide customers with a unique shopping experience with equally unique plants, accessories, apparel and home décor. Many of our offerings are hand-made. We are a minority woman-owned business intent on carving out our niche.


Where we are:
In addition to our online store https://theleafybranch.com/ , you can find us in person at the Historic Eastern Market in Washington, DC. Vending at the market is amazing and allows us the opportunity to be present in the community and to significantly grow our customer base. Our customers leave our space feeling excited about their purchases and often return. We are also able to capitalize on tourists visiting DC. To meet the needs of that group, we have many items made specifically that travel well.


Where we’re headed:
Our goal is to open a brick & mortar store within the Washington, DC metro region. In addition to the retail store, we would also be a space for the community offering a variety of classes, rental event space and provide an opportunity for other small minority businesses to gain exposure through pop-up events. Even as a relatively new business, we have a strong desire to help other new businesses much in the way we have been helped. 

We also plan to partner with local schools and daycare facilities offering free or low-cost classes for children to expose them to the world of plants, the proven wellness benefits afforded by plants and opportunities for sensory exploration from just playing in the dirt and starting their own plant collections.


 

 

Our Goal: 

Our goal is to be fully funded and ready to open to the public by November 2023. 

What’s the money for:
All donations will be used to secure a commercial lease, space build-out
if needed, and inventory for the store. Additionally, funds will be used
for marketing and promotional campaigns.

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Resources:
We welcome any resources that can help us grow! Please email us
at [email protected] to discuss.

 


We are excited about what is ahead for The Leafy Branch and invite you to join us on our journey! Your support of this campaign would help accomplish a goal and full-fill a dream.  Together we can create something special and more of what the world needs.... calm, community and of course more cool plant vibes!

 

 

The Campaign FAQs

 

 

 

Meet the Owner, Maker and lead dreamer: 

Chanel Gloster is the dreamer and founder of The Leafy Branch. She is a mother of two, a former top sales executive and a creative thinker and maker. She is absolutely a Plant Mama! Her love of houseplants, fashion and home decor led her to start The Leafy Branch in January 2020. She is the designer and maker of all the plant themed merchandise sold both online and in person. 

 

Business FAQ's

Founded in 2020

Woman & Minority Owned Small Business

 

Wholesale Partners:

Plants Alive: Silver Spring, MD

Phipps Conservatory & Botanic Garden

The Denver Plant Room

Urban Garden

Pansy Plants

 

Notable Events, Pop-Ups & Markets:

World Heritage Festival

Forever Grateful Market

Around the World Festival

Greenfest in the Gardens

Eastern Market

 

 

 

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Signature Monstera 4inch Ceramic Planter

We want to thank you for your donation by rewarding you with one of our custom signature monstera leaf ceramic 4inch planters. 

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16 Supporters
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125.00 USD
Signature Monstera 4inch Ceramic Planter

We want to thank you for your donation by rewarding you with one of our custom signature monstera leaf ceramic 4inch planters. 

2 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Signature Monstera Glass Collection

We want to say thank you by rewarding you with a complete 4 piece set of our Monstera Beeran Glasses. 

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