Rob Crypt is creating sustainable products and sustainability content
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patrons
hi everyone! firstly, thanks so much for visiting my page and (hopefully) joining my group of patrons!

who are you and what do you do?

i’m rob crypt, i’m a self employed business owner running a project called /risen/ which aims to provide people with an opportunity to purchase sustainable products as a way to go down their own plastic-free journey.

what is the /risen/ project?

the project currently includes bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo and stainless steel drinking straws, cork coasters and wooden pin badges. at present there is a small plastic fixture on the back of the pins, which is the only plastic in the entire collection (including packaging, where i use card backed envelopes sealed with paper tape – i also have biodegradable bubble wrap for larger items and commission work).

the artwork combines a number of influences, from minimalist artistry to traditional tattoos, put onto products to give you a unique and high quality item.

ideas for the future include steel water bottles, mesh veg bags, cutlery and many others. i’m only at the start of my own journey into making a sustainable business and am discovering what’s available for me to try!

the /risen/ project also encourages suppliers to use as little plastic as possible in their packaging, and as a result we often end up sending boxes back to each other as a means of recycling.

why patreon?

at present i receive some financial support through the job centre but it’s closely tied into my monthly earnings through work, and in my opening month i hit a threshold which limited my support for the next month and made it incredibly difficult for me to even pay my bills, let alone develop/order new stock. this in turn hits my mental health which makes me less productive. so i figured it'd be beneficial to me to try to add another regular revenue stream where i can be paid for the time and effort i put into product development and additional research.

i have depression, anxiety and a currently undiagnosed illness relating to joint pain (all blood tests and other examinations have distinguished thus far is that it probably isn’t arthritis or fibromyalgia, but things are still ongoing) which make it incredibly difficult to find “normal” work and be able to commit to set hours. even my own work, which i thoroughly enjoy, can take a lot of effort and there are days when i can only realistically work for 2-3 hours (sometimes from 10pm-1am).

i’ve noticed a drastic difference in how i work and how productive i can be when i have some form of financial security, which is why i’ve set this page up – pledges can give me some form of additional income which vastly improves my mental health and enables me to conduct better research and create better products and content.

what do patrons get?

i’ll be using this page to share information i gather concerning why and how to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, including new products from other businesses or pledges from large corporations to reduce plastic waste and so on. as well as the products i intend to write blogs, record podcasts and make short videos. these will take up time for me to produce, which is why they’ll primarily be made available to people who are able to support my time and effort.

i’ve been working to make the rewards as positive as possible but if you think of any others don’t hesitate to let me know! i want to add as much value to your experience here.

what about long term plans for /risen/?

i’m already looking into exhibiting/selling my work through various events like vegan fairs, tattoo conventions and other events with a focus on sustainability or alternative lifestyles (one i’ve had my eye on is the ‘dead punk flea market’ where i feel like my work would really go down well).

i have two work mentors, one through the prince’s trust (who i have been seeing for over two years) and the other via the job centre ( this is currently in it’s infancy but their goal is to help me reach new customers and approach retailers in the hope of them stocking some of my branded products). my plan long term is to be making a living off my work as well as providing information for people and guide them into a sustainable lifestyle, in much the same way as i’ve done previously with veganism.

thanks so much for your time and consideration in supporting me and my work!

(there's a video on the way!)

Tiers
behind the scenes
$1 or more per month
as the saying goes, every little helps! the aim through this page is not to rinse people for as much as they can offer but to build a community and by pledging $1 a month you are now part of this community. welcome!


the rewards for this tier are as follows:


- behind-the-scenes information regarding designs, products and developments of my business. you're one of the people helping me make it happen after all!


- patron-exclusive discounts at my store and competitions that other people don't have access to!

toothbrush club
$5 or more per month
as well as the rewards provided on previous tiers you also get the following rewards. some of these require your postal details because you'll be getting gifts!


- a new bamboo toothbrush delivered every 3 months, with a design exclusive to patrons every time. this is in accordance with dental hygiene recommendations and saves you visiting the store for new toothbrushes! by signing up to this tier, everything else is a bonus as after 3 months the cost of the toothbrush is covered almost exactly!


- i'll also look to send out new products i find online that may help you all every month (please note i may not always find new things that are accessible or affordable, but i'll do my best). these include items like mesh vegetable bags,


- a "how to" guide to sustainable living and decisions, from someone who is also learning how to. i'll share my research in the form of essays/blogs, videos and podcasts. this will include new developments in products provided by various companies worldwide as well as new information i find along the way.


- a monthly zine of 2- 3 vegan recipes, sent to you either digitally or in the post depending on your preference.

let's talk
$10 or more per month
as mentioned in the $5 tier, you'll be getting every reward provided on the lower tiers. and so much more!


- as well as a toothbrush every 3 months and a new unbranded product every month you'll also get a new branded product every month when i can afford to drop them on the store. that's right! a free item from the store monthly just for supporting me here! (please note this is limited to items under £10 on the store due to the pledge amount)


- most of these new items each month will be a patron-only design that you won't be able to find anywhere on my store and may include wood/bamboo drinking cups, keyrings, pins, cutlery sets etc.


- request a topic to be discussed in the form of a blog, video or podcast - you can even request the medium i use to present the information! this is in the higher tier because it will take time and energy to plan and create. this will be limited to one per month but everyone who pledges to this tier will be included at least once


- it doesn't have to be serious either, we can talk sustainability and environmentalism or we can talk about music, films, whatever you want!

Goals
7% complete
the magic number! this is my current aim each month to make sure my most basic bills are covered. knowing these are sorted gives me the freedom of mind and time to focus on product development without stressing so hard about sales every month
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hi everyone! firstly, thanks so much for visiting my page and (hopefully) joining my group of patrons!

who are you and what do you do?

i’m rob crypt, i’m a self employed business owner running a project called /risen/ which aims to provide people with an opportunity to purchase sustainable products as a way to go down their own plastic-free journey.

what is the /risen/ project?

the project currently includes bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo and stainless steel drinking straws, cork coasters and wooden pin badges. at present there is a small plastic fixture on the back of the pins, which is the only plastic in the entire collection (including packaging, where i use card backed envelopes sealed with paper tape – i also have biodegradable bubble wrap for larger items and commission work).

the artwork combines a number of influences, from minimalist artistry to traditional tattoos, put onto products to give you a unique and high quality item.

ideas for the future include steel water bottles, mesh veg bags, cutlery and many others. i’m only at the start of my own journey into making a sustainable business and am discovering what’s available for me to try!

the /risen/ project also encourages suppliers to use as little plastic as possible in their packaging, and as a result we often end up sending boxes back to each other as a means of recycling.

why patreon?

at present i receive some financial support through the job centre but it’s closely tied into my monthly earnings through work, and in my opening month i hit a threshold which limited my support for the next month and made it incredibly difficult for me to even pay my bills, let alone develop/order new stock. this in turn hits my mental health which makes me less productive. so i figured it'd be beneficial to me to try to add another regular revenue stream where i can be paid for the time and effort i put into product development and additional research.

i have depression, anxiety and a currently undiagnosed illness relating to joint pain (all blood tests and other examinations have distinguished thus far is that it probably isn’t arthritis or fibromyalgia, but things are still ongoing) which make it incredibly difficult to find “normal” work and be able to commit to set hours. even my own work, which i thoroughly enjoy, can take a lot of effort and there are days when i can only realistically work for 2-3 hours (sometimes from 10pm-1am).

i’ve noticed a drastic difference in how i work and how productive i can be when i have some form of financial security, which is why i’ve set this page up – pledges can give me some form of additional income which vastly improves my mental health and enables me to conduct better research and create better products and content.

what do patrons get?

i’ll be using this page to share information i gather concerning why and how to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, including new products from other businesses or pledges from large corporations to reduce plastic waste and so on. as well as the products i intend to write blogs, record podcasts and make short videos. these will take up time for me to produce, which is why they’ll primarily be made available to people who are able to support my time and effort.

i’ve been working to make the rewards as positive as possible but if you think of any others don’t hesitate to let me know! i want to add as much value to your experience here.

what about long term plans for /risen/?

i’m already looking into exhibiting/selling my work through various events like vegan fairs, tattoo conventions and other events with a focus on sustainability or alternative lifestyles (one i’ve had my eye on is the ‘dead punk flea market’ where i feel like my work would really go down well).

i have two work mentors, one through the prince’s trust (who i have been seeing for over two years) and the other via the job centre ( this is currently in it’s infancy but their goal is to help me reach new customers and approach retailers in the hope of them stocking some of my branded products). my plan long term is to be making a living off my work as well as providing information for people and guide them into a sustainable lifestyle, in much the same way as i’ve done previously with veganism.

thanks so much for your time and consideration in supporting me and my work!

(there's a video on the way!)

Recent posts by Rob Crypt

Tiers
behind the scenes
$1 or more per month
as the saying goes, every little helps! the aim through this page is not to rinse people for as much as they can offer but to build a community and by pledging $1 a month you are now part of this community. welcome!


the rewards for this tier are as follows:


- behind-the-scenes information regarding designs, products and developments of my business. you're one of the people helping me make it happen after all!


- patron-exclusive discounts at my store and competitions that other people don't have access to!

toothbrush club
$5 or more per month
as well as the rewards provided on previous tiers you also get the following rewards. some of these require your postal details because you'll be getting gifts!


- a new bamboo toothbrush delivered every 3 months, with a design exclusive to patrons every time. this is in accordance with dental hygiene recommendations and saves you visiting the store for new toothbrushes! by signing up to this tier, everything else is a bonus as after 3 months the cost of the toothbrush is covered almost exactly!


- i'll also look to send out new products i find online that may help you all every month (please note i may not always find new things that are accessible or affordable, but i'll do my best). these include items like mesh vegetable bags,


- a "how to" guide to sustainable living and decisions, from someone who is also learning how to. i'll share my research in the form of essays/blogs, videos and podcasts. this will include new developments in products provided by various companies worldwide as well as new information i find along the way.


- a monthly zine of 2- 3 vegan recipes, sent to you either digitally or in the post depending on your preference.

let's talk
$10 or more per month
as mentioned in the $5 tier, you'll be getting every reward provided on the lower tiers. and so much more!


- as well as a toothbrush every 3 months and a new unbranded product every month you'll also get a new branded product every month when i can afford to drop them on the store. that's right! a free item from the store monthly just for supporting me here! (please note this is limited to items under £10 on the store due to the pledge amount)


- most of these new items each month will be a patron-only design that you won't be able to find anywhere on my store and may include wood/bamboo drinking cups, keyrings, pins, cutlery sets etc.


- request a topic to be discussed in the form of a blog, video or podcast - you can even request the medium i use to present the information! this is in the higher tier because it will take time and energy to plan and create. this will be limited to one per month but everyone who pledges to this tier will be included at least once


- it doesn't have to be serious either, we can talk sustainability and environmentalism or we can talk about music, films, whatever you want!