Aja Barber

is creating Writing About Sustainable Fashion and Helping You Buy Better
Tiers
Undergraduate Student and Honor System
$1 per month

If you sign up for this tier you're on the honor system.  What that means is:

1.  You're an undergraduate student (PhDs should pay because if my work goes into your work, it stays with your institution from now until the end of time).

2.  You're around the poverty line and don't have a support system like family money to bail you out.


Do the right thing.  And if your situation changes, move up to the next tier and leave this spot open for someone else.  Many thanks for your support :D

Give
$5 per month
Reward
You clearly enjoy the work that I do and you want to pay me for my Instagram posts that you learned from or that Medium essay that really challenged your way of thinking or for your participation in Aja's Awesome Book Club and the dialogue which is there!  I appreciate it!  Thank you!
Let's Get Cozy
$10 per month
Reward
Newsletter Time!

I've been thinking about launching a newsletter for some time.  Newsletter will cover what I'm finding interesting on the internet from a variety of free sources.  It will challenge you to do better in every way.  Sometimes it will include pieces that I've shared on Instagram or in other spaces, but the newsletter collates them into one shared space so you can read them at your leisure.  I share a lot and between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you can't see it all.  But with the newsletter, it's all right there.  

You Like Me!
$20 per month

You found an extra $20 - $100 kicking around this month because you stopped wasting it on one time wear clothing and you're relieved to be out of the constant cycle of buying and would like to say "thank you".   You want to support my work because you see the value in the conversations going down! Well I appreciate you too!  Thank you so much!

Letter's In The Mail
$25 per month (sold out!)
Like getting mail?  Not only do you get the newsletter but you'll also get a handwritten very personal postcard from me once a month either from London or Virginia depending on where I am!  I love getting mail and I'm trying my best to get back into the habit of letter writing!  The art form will go away if we don't keep it alive.
Let's Talk Business (30 Minutes)
$50 per month

Do you have a small business that does less than $100K a year in sales?  This is the tier for you!  (I'm going off the honor system people ... if you work for a multi national corporation and will be using my services to help you in your job, you need to pay full price).  But for anyone who runs a small business and wants to make sure they're building a business which is ethical, sustainable and inclusive ... I'll give you half an hour every month to hammer out some ideas with me.


Ultimately I want to see all businesses do better.  Less black face and more true solidarity.  But I believe nothing ever changes if we're waiting on big business to do it.

Let's Talk Fashion
$100 per month
Reward
Have you ever dreamed about having a personal shopper but didn't think you could afford one?  I'm bringing my services to the comforts of your home (at a bargain rate because I love you)!  Unlike the personal shoppers offered by stores for free, there is no pressure to buy from any one brand or not but I will focus on which brands are more sustainable than others.  Not only do you get the newsletter as well, but you also a get an hour long monthly one on one Google hang out, fashion consultation with me.   In your consultation we can get a lot done.  Here's an example of SOME of the things we can do in an hour:


-  Let's look at individual pieces in your wardrobe and decide whether they still serve you well or if they need to go. Wardrobe clean out is a problem for everyone I know.  This process usually takes more than one session depending on the size of your wardrobe.


-  Let's make your wardrobe more sustainable and help you find brands you'll enjoy. We'll use my wealth of knowledge from my time in the fashion industry to talk about whether or not certain brands are sustainable and where your money is best spent if you're trying to leave a smaller carbon footprint on Earth.


-  Let's make new outfits out of the pieces you already have for some creative combos (perhaps with the purchase of one or two new accessories).  Chances are you have a lot of good stuff in your wardrobe already that you aren't wearing.


-  Let's figure out what you're going to wear for a special occasion, narrow down choices.


-  Let's make a capsule wardrobe curating.  Having problems getting dressed in the morning?  Spoiled for choice?  Let's go back to basics with some amazing pieces (which may already exist in your wardrobe).


-  I can review online purchases before you make them and help you navigate shopping online in a way which works for you.


(And if you have a question you're dying to ask about race or have a sticky situation involving racism, we can maybe talk through that too ... )

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Tiers
Undergraduate Student and Honor System
$1 per month

If you sign up for this tier you're on the honor system.  What that means is:

1.  You're an undergraduate student (PhDs should pay because if my work goes into your work, it stays with your institution from now until the end of time).

2.  You're around the poverty line and don't have a support system like family money to bail you out.


Do the right thing.  And if your situation changes, move up to the next tier and leave this spot open for someone else.  Many thanks for your support :D

Give
$5 per month
Reward
You clearly enjoy the work that I do and you want to pay me for my Instagram posts that you learned from or that Medium essay that really challenged your way of thinking or for your participation in Aja's Awesome Book Club and the dialogue which is there!  I appreciate it!  Thank you!
Let's Get Cozy
$10 per month
Reward
Newsletter Time!

I've been thinking about launching a newsletter for some time.  Newsletter will cover what I'm finding interesting on the internet from a variety of free sources.  It will challenge you to do better in every way.  Sometimes it will include pieces that I've shared on Instagram or in other spaces, but the newsletter collates them into one shared space so you can read them at your leisure.  I share a lot and between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you can't see it all.  But with the newsletter, it's all right there.  

You Like Me!
$20 per month

You found an extra $20 - $100 kicking around this month because you stopped wasting it on one time wear clothing and you're relieved to be out of the constant cycle of buying and would like to say "thank you".   You want to support my work because you see the value in the conversations going down! Well I appreciate you too!  Thank you so much!

Letter's In The Mail
$25 per month (sold out!)
Like getting mail?  Not only do you get the newsletter but you'll also get a handwritten very personal postcard from me once a month either from London or Virginia depending on where I am!  I love getting mail and I'm trying my best to get back into the habit of letter writing!  The art form will go away if we don't keep it alive.
Let's Talk Business (30 Minutes)
$50 per month

Do you have a small business that does less than $100K a year in sales?  This is the tier for you!  (I'm going off the honor system people ... if you work for a multi national corporation and will be using my services to help you in your job, you need to pay full price).  But for anyone who runs a small business and wants to make sure they're building a business which is ethical, sustainable and inclusive ... I'll give you half an hour every month to hammer out some ideas with me.


Ultimately I want to see all businesses do better.  Less black face and more true solidarity.  But I believe nothing ever changes if we're waiting on big business to do it.

Let's Talk Fashion
$100 per month
Reward
Have you ever dreamed about having a personal shopper but didn't think you could afford one?  I'm bringing my services to the comforts of your home (at a bargain rate because I love you)!  Unlike the personal shoppers offered by stores for free, there is no pressure to buy from any one brand or not but I will focus on which brands are more sustainable than others.  Not only do you get the newsletter as well, but you also a get an hour long monthly one on one Google hang out, fashion consultation with me.   In your consultation we can get a lot done.  Here's an example of SOME of the things we can do in an hour:


-  Let's look at individual pieces in your wardrobe and decide whether they still serve you well or if they need to go. Wardrobe clean out is a problem for everyone I know.  This process usually takes more than one session depending on the size of your wardrobe.


-  Let's make your wardrobe more sustainable and help you find brands you'll enjoy. We'll use my wealth of knowledge from my time in the fashion industry to talk about whether or not certain brands are sustainable and where your money is best spent if you're trying to leave a smaller carbon footprint on Earth.


-  Let's make new outfits out of the pieces you already have for some creative combos (perhaps with the purchase of one or two new accessories).  Chances are you have a lot of good stuff in your wardrobe already that you aren't wearing.


-  Let's figure out what you're going to wear for a special occasion, narrow down choices.


-  Let's make a capsule wardrobe curating.  Having problems getting dressed in the morning?  Spoiled for choice?  Let's go back to basics with some amazing pieces (which may already exist in your wardrobe).


-  I can review online purchases before you make them and help you navigate shopping online in a way which works for you.


(And if you have a question you're dying to ask about race or have a sticky situation involving racism, we can maybe talk through that too ... )