I seek some collaborative thought from the conclave.
I, alongside other community members that are working together are laying the foundation of a wagdie clothing webstore, hosted on shopify.
The site plan has been paid for, the domain has been set to wagdie.clothing and have it set up under wagdiemerchant.eth and have a specific wallet for it to be funded under for transparency.
Currently we have self funding for a line of shirts we plan to put out in limited quantities. However, going forward after exploring the success of our efforts.
I would want to open the idea up to being funded to help pay for the cost of expanding the merch line beyond the initial release. I would like to make it more methodical in the type of merch being designed (think seasonal apparel). I want to be able to have the items purchased be impactful so new and old travlers have something tangible to represent in their day to day lives.
We have a what has already begun as an established creative committee to agree on the merchandise needing to be printed and formulating the type and run size. Working in parallel with the artists preferred commission or compensation for providing the art.
Cost examples: Artists form of payment+blank unit cost+ printing + shipping & Handling.
Profit: After anticipating selling out the total amount of units ordered (which will start in small batches like 50-100 units) the profit will be reduced by all the total cost of production and returned along side the remainder is given back to the conclave per rate voted on (seemingly a unanimous 30%) The remainder of the profit will be up to the discretion of the merchants guild (i.e more wagdies bought, funding new artist production, paying out other participants on their efforts).
Why merch and the merchants guild I think its important to establish a strong web2 brand. Something where the strength our community bleeds into other communities we share in everyone’s individual lives. We have large brands (yuga, doodles, goblins and others) establishing tangible meaning behind their brand and its time the wagdie community did the same.
MY OVERALL WAGDIE OBJECTIVE IS BELOW:
Wagdie Objective : To support Wagdie_eth and its community grow organically through honest intentions and purpose for the greater good of wagdie and the community. Wagdie merch is an tangible representation of wagdie and its lore. The Wagdie merchants guild hope to express this through blending of more web2 centric objectives and “irl” motifs of the wagdie brand. With strong help of the artists and designers of similar passion, like people holding the monarch tokens of concord for example.
If there is a way to make wagdie seem less crypto/nft and more a brand/community/interactive experience/game that more can enjoy.
**Estimated amount of funds needed **
1-5 Eth depending on the types of merch, design difficulty and quantity of merch