Shantell Bancroft

is creating A new womens wear collection, vids on Art, Design+Vunerability

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MUCHO MUCHO 'STRESS-LESS' CONTENT TO HELP YOU IN THE PROCESS OF YOUR ART! ✌🏾💃🏿...

  • 1 🦄UNICORNS LIVE Stream Q&A (monthly) Patrons choose the topics we discuss. (for Patreon Family only via YouTube)
  • 1 hour Live ✏ 'Drawing Session' - you bring your work, I bring mine +  over a cuppa ☕we chat and practice new skills together. Patrons choose the media/ subject (bi-monthly)
  • 1 hour Live 📐 'Design Session' Patrons choose the mood ,the occasion for the clothing we practice  designing (bi-monthly)
  • Print Pattern Challenges🎨
  • Fashion Design Challenges👕
  • 'Tell Your Story' Challenges 
  • Unboxing vids of supplies/reviews 📦
  • Fashion + Art Sketchbook tours of my old work + new collections I'm working on📚
  • I will share my personal  journey with building my company.💆🏿 How I'm feeling, shifts I'm making, new things I'm learning + things I'm leaving behind.💡
  • PLUS 10% OFF everything in my online store💕
  • Early Bird Access to Secret Sales, new product releases + BLM items in my online store👀
  • PLUS  you will be on my special Patreon mailing list.From time to time I will send you things from my other projects +  give you perks from my higher £20 tier😘
PLUS...
SHOUT OUT + PERSONAL THANK YOU
 
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 (30 spots available!) You are a legend!! I heard you were a dreamer, I had know idea you were also a dream maker. Thank yoooou Oprah!!

Each Patron gets access to everything below. You choose the level you wanna support at!

As a gesture of my grattitude you will receive....

MUCHO MUCHO 'STRESS-LESS' CONTENT TO HELP YOU IN THE PROCESS OF YOUR ART! ✌🏾💃🏿...
  • 1 🦄UNICORNS LIVE Stream Q&A (monthly) Patrons choose the topics we discuss. (for Patreon Family only via YouTube)
  • 1 hour Live ✏ 'Drawing Session' - you bring your work, I bring mine + over a cuppa ☕we chat and practice new skills together. Patrons choose the media/ subject (bi-monthly)
  • 1 hour Live 📐 'Design Session' Patrons choose the mood ,the occasion for the clothing we practice designing (bi-monthly)
  • Print Pattern Challenges🎨
  • Fashion Design Challenges👕
  • 'Tell Your Story' Challenges
  • Unboxing vids of supplies/reviews 📦
  • Fashion + Art Sketchbook tours of my old work + new collections I'm working on📚
  • I will share my personal journey with building my company.💆🏿 How I'm feeling, shifts I'm making, new things I'm learning + things I'm leaving behind.💡
  • PLUS 10% OFF everything in my online store💕
  • Early Bird Access to Secret Sales, new product releases + BLM items in my online store👀
  • PLUS you will be on my special Patreon mailing list.From time to time I will send you things from my other projects + give you perks from my higher £20 tier😘
PLUS...
SHOUT OUT + PERSONAL THANK YOU

A personal thank you email directly to your inbox from your
new fan…me!😻

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(40 spots available)You are a legend!! I heard you were a dreamer, I had know idea you were also a dream maker. Thank yoooou Oprah!!

Each Patron gets access to everything below. You choose the level you wanna support at!

As a gesture of my grattitude you will receive....

MUCHO MUCHO 'STRESS-LESS' CONTENT TO HELP YOU IN THE PROCESS OF YOUR ART! ✌🏾💃🏿...
  • 1 🦄UNICORNS LIVE Stream Q&A (monthly) Patrons choose the topics we discuss. (for Patreon Family only via YouTube)
  • 1 hour Live ✏ 'Drawing Session' - you bring your work, I bring mine + over a cuppa ☕we chat and practice new skills together. Patrons choose the media/ subject (bi-monthly)
  • 1 hour Live 📐 'Design Session' Patrons choose the mood/the occasion for the clothing we practice designing (bi-monthly)
  • Print Pattern Challenges🎨
  • Fashion Design Challenges👕
  • 'Tell Your Story' Challenges
  • Unboxing vids of supplies/reviews 📦
  • Fashion + Art Sketchbook tours of my old work + new collections I'm working on📚
  • I will share my personal journey with building my company.💆🏿 How I'm feeling, shifts I'm making, new things I'm learning + things I'm leaving behind.💡
  • PLUS 10% OFF everything in my online store💕
  • Early Bird Access to Secret Sales, new product releases + BLM items in my online store👀
  • PLUS you will be on my special Patreon mailing list.From time to time I will send you things from my other projects + give you perks from my higher £20 tier😘
PLUS...
SHOUT OUT + PERSONAL THANK YOU

A personal thank you email directly to your inbox from your
new fan…me!😻
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About

  

Being an adult is hard. Being an adult that leads with vulnerability, a person who speaks their truth aaaaaand trusts in themself? Man, that's a daily fucking grind😲😒😥🤐😕🙃🙄.

HEY HUN!!

I'm Shantell Bancroft. This is my website/online store. I keep a record of a million things I'm up to past + present on my blog, read that right here. And if you're not already following my story on Instagram here is my feed over there.
Aaaaaand if you got here coz you wanna stock my stuff in your store, you can get in touch with me right here.
I'mma...
  • fashion designer, 
  • illustrator
  • a happy introvert, 
  • Beyonce fan, 
  • Soca fanatic, 
  • Caribbean Lover 
  • Plant Nerdo
  • Shame Fighter 
  • Rainbow Unicorn
  • + Universe Subscriber
And I love permitting myself the time + head space, to prove to myself...that my way is just as good + just as valid as everybody else's ⚡. 

I turn my fine art illustrations into textile prints for my garments. As well as into art prints, for people to enjoy in their special spaces. I recently let the world see my hidden passion for photography (and by the world, I mean all my peeps on Instagram) I have photographic prints in my online store too. You can see those right here.

I have been developing my company, my business knowledge + myself as a boss for over 15 years....but I've only been a business owner for a short time. Only 8 years. I'll open up to you more about that journey later.

First, let me bring you in on what I do for myself +  for other creative entrepreneurs on YouTube.

Have you heard the term 'Sharing is caring and caring is sharing?'

Well, I may have been born with that motto tattoed on my ass, coz service, it comes very naturally to me. I'm drawn to help others on their path to whatever success looks like for them.

I've read a shit ton of marketing books, used a shit ton of art materials...made a shit ton of miss-takes in my company, in my life, in my relationships.


So, I seek new ways to inject freedom and ease into my lifestyle as an owner of a small fashion label. I enjoy helping creative peeps do the same for themselves.

Offline, I've been doing this for the past 15 years. Talking to complete strangers at craft shows, fashion events....at the bust stop....on dates lol.

Just randomly, I'd be at a creative event, I'd walk by a table showcasing amaze-ball work by a designer/ artist.

Two  2 hours later I'm still there, sharing everything I know, books, strategies + ideas to help her move with more intention towards her next goal. Exchanging emails so I can send her a link to everything. 

On YouTube, I share candidly,  what I have learned (and what I'm continuing to learn)  along the 8-year journey with my own fashion label.

For example...like this video from 2013, where I share enrolling on a bookkeeping course to help me learn how to record my business transactions. I was soooo clue-less back then!! Lol.


As well vids sharing my 35 year battle (give or take a few years 😺 ) with crippling self-doubt + a deeeep visceral need for external validation to feel whole, to feel enough, to not feel stupid.... to feel 'I'm good...I'm good at what I do'.


There are a few series on my YouTube channel- Shantell Bancroft T.V. 
  • One Designer's Journey- Vlog-ish style vids documenting the highs and lows of taking my products to Wholesale.( ohhhhh what joy....not)
  • Art Cupboard -Reviews on fine art paper- to help peeps navigate purchasing Art supplies during Quarantine.
  • In My Studio -Vids where I share my journey of designing womenswear + jewellery collections, experimenting with new materials, developing products, making things for the first time, and squashing self-doubt through my daily drawing Mission


MORE ABOUT MY WORK...
My label, 🌴Shantell Bancroft (formally The Urban Tiger) (formally Brownsugar London) was born way back in 2005. I rebranded to- my name May 1st 2020 to celebrate the re-opening of my online store.

Launching a rebrand during a Pandemic... WTF?? 



A lot of people don't know...because I haven't shared...just how huge of a deal emotionally, stamping my name on my business is for me. If my life was a movie, that would have been the final scene before cutting to black....and roll credits! 



So yeah, I reopened the store after 9 months of being closed. The cost of the website was getting hard to find each month. I decided to close in August 2019. It was a sad time for me. It felt like a personal failure.

Like all the feels you'd experience if you saw your puppy drowning, but you couldn't save her.    I felt ashamed, inadequate, helpless, alone, cursed.   

EVERYTHING I MAKE...
I design and produce handmade, minimalist statement womenswear, jewellery + wall art for Phenomenal women 👑, Shame Fighters✋⛔ + Rainbow Unicorns🌈.



I have two disc bulges in my lumbar spine, cervical spine + chronic pain for 14 years. Over the years it has steadily gotten worse. My cervical spine (neck) is following suit, by going in the same direction as my lower back.

Pain, Depression + Anxiety are my closet companions.
Over the years, my pain has made; sitting, standing, walking, sleeping, eating, feeling energetic, talking, having nookie 😜 +  keeping a sunny disposition on my face....more and more difficult to achieve. My condition worsened to DDD (degenerative disc disease) about 6 years ago. 

In February 2019 I broke like a cheap pair of heels.  My body couldn't keep going. Moving my body became near impossible.  Physically, mentally, emotionally I crumbled....literally.

I took the leap couple of months later to go private! I sought out a private clinic specializing in what I have,  for help, any help. I was assessed. The reveal of the extent of my disease was eye-opening.

I cried. 

Having a disability + trying to run a company is a daily challenge.

MY INSPIRATION
My mission with the brand back in 2005 was to create statement fashion and accessories for all and every woman -who wanted to feel confident and fierce.


Then in 2012 something happened. I was designing a new collection of garments inspired by my love for the Afro hairstyle and my adventures on the Island of Barbados (my Island) .

I struggled for weeks to find textile prints that represented the Caribbean aesthetic. In the end, I was forced to give up.


I'm a proud West Indian. I adore my culture + heritage. My sadness ran deep I felt underappreciated, unrepresented + frustrated.

The lack of West Indian inspired fashion, in high street boutiques, in the big well-known large luxury stores, in fashion mags + at London Fashion Week... is a deep and stark message to my community, that our contributions to design are not welcomed in these spaces. You can read my interview / RANT on this topic right here.

Frustrated and frankly tired of searching for a solution online,  I decided to solve the problem, myself, by illustrating my own textile prints.



At the moment I made that decision, also found a new purpose for my company. To use the Caribbean aesthetic as the pejorative focus within my work.

This is exactly what I do...
Inspired by my Barbadian heritage, my work celebrates West Indian culture.
Unraveling the history shared between the Caribbean Islands.
Discovering the stories of the first indigenous people to discover, settle, and nurture the lands.

I honor the deeper meaning of the 'Afro' hairstyle within Black culture. As an icon for beauty, empowerment, and self-acceptance.


I explore the consciousness of the natural world. The alliance between animals and nature.
The science of the Universe, its Laws, and powers of creation.
All, to form irregular textile prints, relaxed easy wear +  dynamic metal forms

By pledging each month you help me to keep...

Your Pledge will also help me with my journey. Producing clothing + jewellery collections, design new product editions, do office stuff, purchase materials, equipment, production, marketing, attend art markets, craft shows, Pop Up Shops, (pay for an assistant to help me out at theses event,) make great videos, possibly rent studio space....OMG my own studio... that would be awesome-sauce....keep the lights on, manage bookkeeping and keep general life afloat, without the worry and stress of figuring out how I’m gonna, do all that jazz.

I will be able to serve women with products that tune in to how they feel about themselves.

SHARING THE LOVE....
Your monthly pledge also helps me to produce videos around illustration, design + business to help...fellow fashion designer/artists, makers work through the bucket load of tasks, indecisions, questions and internal struggles of imposter syndrome, selling a product or staying motivated.  All the thoughts that keep US up at night + are threatening our creative genius, self-belief, and general swag. :)

 In exchange, you will get some Thank You perks and supa sexy rewards ( sexy as in great) gifts from Me. 

HOW IT WORKS...
Just choose how much you want to pledge per month (even £1 makes a huge difference!)- You will be charged for the month you are in ( + VAT) , and have access to all past resources, you will be charged every first of the month from that point forward, you can edit or cancel your pledge anytime you want.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by Hun. 
Mwua!
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When I reach 45 Patrons I can breathe easy about paying for broadband. It supa expensive but supa necessary as everything I do is web bassed. I regularly get charged late fees. Support paying this each month would be incredible!! 😊

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