Collaboration & Submissions

Hey Everyone!

Collaborating with aspiring designers, artists and pin makers for the last year has been so exciting and inspiring! I've decided to open collaborations and submissions year round. It's an amazing opportunity for anyone that's hoping to launch their first design, pin or other product!  

I will be offering several options for a Lulu Bloo collaboration and you can choose which one suits your needs. Please note that once you submit your design and one of the options listed below; I will review your file and request. I also encourage original artwork and creativity.  While I would like to offer everyone the opportunity to have there design produced,  there are several variables that will be taken into consideration. Please keep the aesthetic and image of Lulu Bloo in mind with your design. In the past I've been called the "Queen of Cute" so definitely keep your design in that same realm! I also am running a business at the end of the day, so I do take into consideration whether a concept or design will sell. 

You can also request a specific product category for your design! The Lulu Bloo Collaboration program is not only for pins! I would like to add more products to the shop so submissions of many kinds are open! Here are some categories:

  • Hard Enamel Pin
  • Key Chain
  • Earrings
  • Other Jewelry
  • Washi Tape
  • Socks
  • Graphic T-shirts (This category is only available as a 50/50 collaboration. Sizes range from X-Small to XX-Large, and your 50 units can be split based on your size needs)

Lulu Bloo currently has FOUR in-house brands. They are: Lulu Bloo, Lulu Bloo Kids*, Lulu Bloo Pin Club & Foodie Pins. You can design for any of the in-house brands listed and the options listed below apply to all of them.

*For Lulu Bloo Kids, please note that the suggested retail price for the pins is $6 USD. My kids brand is intended to help kids purchase pins and other products at a kid-friendly price. This brand isn't intended to make a huge profit but to help kids express their personality and who they are with their pin collection! Please apply that cost accordingly when calculating values for the 25/75 collaboration project. 

All options listed below include free social media postings! There's no additional fees or charges to have your instagram account or other social media accounts tagged in posts. I will also link the product descriptions to your social media account or website if applicable and proper credit will be listed as well. 

Options:

A. 50/50 Collaboration:

This option is for aspiring pin designers and small businesses. The minimum order requirement for a design is 100 units. With a 50/50 Collaboration, each person involved will receive a minimum of 50 pins. If you would like to order more than 50 units, you can always let me know. Each pin comes fully packaged on my signature Lulu Bloo cardstock. The cardstock only has my branding on it and due to mould fees and minimum requirements for packaging production, I can not change the packaging. You have the option to request NO packaging for your batch of pins.  Your logo will also be etched on the back of each pin along with Lulu Bloo. 

You are  responsible for 50% of the sampling, production and overseas shipping costs. As well as the cost to ship to you. Each person is responsible for the sale of their batch. You keep whatever profit you make from your batch of pins. The suggested retail price for most designs is $12 USD. If you plan on offering a discount or lower price, please let me know beforehand so we can coordinate matching sales and opportunities. So as not to undercut each other's sales. 

Reorders: If you sell through your batch of pins you can either purchase any remaining units from me at production cost (if I have any left). If I'm sold out and you would like to reorder pins, you will need to order 100 units point and be responsible for 100% of the costs. 

B. 25/75 Collaboration:

This option is for aspiring pin designers who would like to one day be able to launch their own business. If you've always wanted to make a pin design and sell it but don't have the funds to do so, then this is your chance! The minimum order requirement for a design is 100 units. With a 25/75 Collaboration Lulu Bloo will cover 100% of the sampling, production, overseas shipping costs. As well as the cost to ship the pins to you. In exchange for your permission to produce your artwork into a pin or other product, you will receive 25 pieces. The 25 pieces are valued at $300 retail price (at $12 per pin suggested retail). I will sell the remaining 75 units on my website. Because Lulu Bloo will be taking the risk of selling your design and covering 100% of the costs, you will not receive any other monetary compensation other than the 25 free pieces mentioned above.  (For other products listed in the categories above, the value will vary depending on the item. You will receive 25 pieces of whatever product we produce. If your design is produced as a pin first and then its produced for a different product you will receive 25 pins and 25 of whatever the other product may be. You will also be notified in advance if I am interested in using your design for more than one item or category)

All pins come fully packaged on my signature Lulu Bloo cardstock. The cardstock only has my branding on it and due to mould fees and minimum requirements for packaging production, I can not change the packaging. You have the option to request NO packaging for your batch of pins.  Your logo will also be etched on the back of each pin along with Lulu Bloo. 


{Because International Shipping is so expensive, the 25/75 option is only available to U.S. Residents at this time. Once a cheaper shipping option is available, I will open this option up Internationally.}

C. Flat Fee Only

This option is for the aspiring artist who doesn't want to sell any products or doesn't have a sales/e-commerce platform. This Flat Fee option is also great for any international artists. In exchange for your permission to use your artwork, you will be paid $100 USD. It is essentially an artwork commission fee. Because you are designing for Lulu Bloo, you will be required to sign a transfer of copyright form. Because Lulu Bloo will be taking the risk of selling your design and covering 100% of the costs, you will not receive any other monetary compensation other than the commission fee mentioned above. 

During the sampling process, you will receive a free sample of your pin or other product design. All shipping costs to you will be covered by Lulu Bloo. And if you'd like to purchase any pins or products, you will be given a discounted rate. 

Forms

All projects require a signed agreement form between Lulu Bloo and the Artist/Brand. It covers that both parties are in agreement that the design will be used for product(s) and sales. And that the Artist/Brand is giving me permission to use their artwork.

  • 50/50 Collaboration: An agreement form that covers; permission to use the artwork. A breakdown of all costs that will be incurred during the sampling, production and shipping process. A preview image of the product/design. Signature confirmation between both parties.
  • 25/75 Collaboration: A transfer of copyright form and agreement. This form essentially transfers all rights of the design over to Lulu Bloo. I will not reproduce the artwork in any other categories without advance notification or request to the artist. In order to maintain brand integrity the transfer of copyright helps ensure that no other products will be made or sold outside of Lulu Bloo. The agreement also includes a preview image of the product/design and signature confirmation between both parties. 
  • Flat Fee Only: A transfer of copyright form and agreement. This form essentially transfers all rights of the design over to Lulu Bloo. In order to maintain brand integrity the transfer of copyright helps ensure that no other products will be made or sold outside of Lulu Bloo.

 

 
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Please select which collaboration option you would like for your submission.
Please include a link to your instagram account or website.
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Please provide a little information about yourself, your business/brand and a description of your product design. If your concept is approved past the initial review, I will reply back requesting a sketch or doodle. Sketches or doodles are not required to be in digital format.

 

Past Collaborations 

Here's a look at some of the past collaboration projects!

-Lulu Bloo