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Knotty Gal Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Expansion Efforts

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Contact: Nur-E Rahman, 201-988-8568, nure@knottygal.com or Porsha Thomas, 214-927-5960, porsha@girl-wander.com

New York, NY – November 4, 2014 – After a year of doing good by being “knotty,” Knotty Gal, an indie fashion accessories house that donates a portion of sales to the Bhandari Girls’ School in Bogra, Bangladesh, is excited to announce the launch of its first expansion-geared Kickstarter campaign.

The campaign, which will run from November 17th - December 17th, will afford mother and daughter founders Nur-E Gulshan Rahman and Nur-E Farhana Rahman the resources to satisfy customer demand and ultimately provide more opportunities for the girls attending the Bhandari School.

Currently Knotty Gal’s accessories are handmade almost entirely by Nur-E Gulshan, an experienced artisan in knot-making. The Kickstarter campaign, which aims to raise $30,000, will allow Knotty Gal to work with a manufacturer in Manhattan, increase production and distribution, and market designs to a larger audience.

“Right now since mostly everything is handmade by my mother, it’s been challenging to scale up, and there are a few opportunities we haven’t been able to take advantage of because of that,” said co-founder Nur-E Farhana. “Working with a manufacturer would allow us to meet that demand, increase our reach, and ultimately put more money back into the school.”

The girls’ education social entrepreneurs have led a fundraising effort to implement a computer lab at the school and recently partnered with BRAC, one of the world’s largest NGOs, to provide computer education training to all 1200+ students.

“The partnership is just the beginning” says Rahman, as the mother-daughter team hope to improve sanitation facilities, increase classroom space, and make repairs to dilapidated facilities.

With the campaign ending just before the holidays, backers have the opportunity to give or receive Knotty Gal jewelry or even a trip to Bangladesh to visit the girls’ school.

See the Knotty Gal Kickstarter campaign teaser here.

ABOUT KNOTTY GAL

Knotty Gal is the brainchild of social entrepreneurs and mother-daughter duo, Nur-E Gulshan Rahman and Nur-E Farhana Rahman, who sought a creative way to raise funds for a cause near and dear to their hearts- supporting the Bhandari Girls’ School in Bogra, Bangladesh. Designed by the pair and handmade with love by Mama Rahman, the brightly-hued accessories line delivers fashionably good feelings as a portion of the proceeds benefits the school and its predominantly impoverished student population.