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If you are interested in sponsoring this retreat at any level, please contact Genevieve at bayareablackleaders@gmail.com.

Each $5.00 donation gives you a chance to win the following:

  • Two pairs of made-to-order clogs and
  • A virtual behind-the-scenes private video tour wherein you’ll get to meet the Bryr team and see us making your clogs!!!

Donate as much as you like! More $5 donations = more chances to win! The chance to donate closes at midnight PDT on Thursday, October 1st. We’ll announce the winner on Friday, October 2nd. 100% of the proceeds go to the Black Leaders Retreat scheduled for November 2020, which is an opportunity for some of the Bay Area’s most resilient Black leaders to reflect, relax, and plan for future action. (See more about the retreat and its founder below.)

Thank you for your support in helping create a retreat for Black Bay Area Leaders!!!

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WHAT IS THE GRAND PRIZE? 

 
Two pairs of made-to-order clogs of your choice—which you can order now from our current collection or down the road—PLUS a virtual private video tour. You’ll get to meet the Bryr team, ask questions and witness us making your actual own clogs, following them through each step of our production process! You’ll get an inside look at how we hand make each pair from start to finish, which we think makes them even more fun to wear :)


WHAT IS THE BLACK LEADERS RETREAT?
 

The Black Leaders Retreat is a 3-day event in November, hosted in California. Genevieve Leighton-Armah created this retreat as a way to give back to the Black leaders who are doing the very important work of holding culture and community in the Bay Area. The retreat is a unique opportunity for local Black leaders to come together, reflect, and plan for the future, including how they can sustainably continue to work with the help of allies and people in the community.


A WORD FROM GENEVIEVE, Founder of BLR

“While transitioning out of my job in San Francisco and into law school, I decided I wanted to give back to the local San Francisco Bay Area community that has supported and allowed me to be the confident, young leader that I am now. These are the people that are holding culture and community in the Bay Area, and they need a break. It’s time for us to think about how we can be more sustainable and divvy up some of the work outside of just Black folx. I had an idea to do a retreat and the idea behind it is super important: it’s an opportunity to lean on allies to help us raise money and take the time we need to relax, reflect on all the work we’ve done in the community this far, and better plan for the future. I want to create a cohort that starts from this retreat and continues to hold each other accountable so that we continue to live more well-rounded lives for years to come. I also want the retreat to be as Black as possible from every single aspect that I can make, including speakers, volunteers, vendors, and attendees. I think it’s a nice opportunity for me to support Black people not only by coming to the retreat but also by supporting Black businesses locally.”
*Photo by Lisa Frare.


HOW THIS FUNDRAISER WILL HELP


Each donation for this fundraiser giveaway will help make the Black Leaders Retreat a safe space for Black people to rest, reflect, and plan for the future. The retreat will provide not only amazing materials, activities, and a comfortable stay but will also provide attendees with a stipend for their energy and time.
*Photo by Wallah Umoja.

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FAQs
More About The Giveaway
If I make multiple $5.00 donations, is that more chances to win the grand prize?
Yes!! For example, if you buy 5 for $25.00, that’s 5 donations and  5 chances to win the clogs + the private tour (and more money going towards a great cause!).

Which clogs could I win?
Any clogs from our current (or future!) collections!! You can order them both right away, or we’ll issue you a gift card code that doesn’t expire for purchase later on down the road.

Tell me more about the virtual tour.
The virtual tour is a private video tour we’ll schedule with you to meet the Bryr team and go behind the scenes to see the step-by-step process of making your personal clogs. We’ll show you your clogs as they are cut, prepped, stapled, lasted, finished, and shipped! We’ll work with you to schedule the private video tour. It must be scheduled within 6 months. We can’t wait to meet the winner!!

More About The Retreat
How much of the funds raised will go to the retreat?
100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser giveaway will go to the Black Leaders Retreat.

I am interested in attending the retreat. Is that possible?
The first cohort is a committed group of Bay Area Leaders that have been meeting since July 2020. If you would like to get involved in future events or have any questions regarding attending or directly contributing to the event please contact Genevieve directly: bayareablackleaders@gmail.com. (Please note that Bryr is not directly organizing the event.)

I am interested in supporting the retreat further, is that possible?
Yes!!! We encourage our community to support the retreat directly. You can make direct donations to the retreat by contacting them here: bayareablackleaders@gmail.com.

I’m an ally individual or company, how can I help?
If you are an ally, and you're interested in supporting this event by volunteering time, expertise, or additional financial support, please contact Genevieve at bayareablackleaders@gmail.com.


When is the retreat?
The retreat is scheduled for November of 2020. For more information on the details of the retreat, please contact Genevieve directly: bayareablackleaders@gmail.com.

Will you share more about the retreat after it happens?
Yes! We will follow up with info about the retreat after it happens.

Why are we supporting Black Leaders Retreat?
We at Bryr believe this retreat is an important way that we can give back to our community and be an ally to Black folx in our community. As Genevieve has so perfectly put it, “This retreat is for Black folx who live and have grown up on the soil that [Bryr] calls home and where [Bryr] runs its business.”


If you have any other questions regarding the giveaway, feel free to email us at hello@bryrstudio.comIf you have any other questions regarding the retreat, please contact the Black Leaders Retreat at bayareablackleaders@gmail.com.


Thank you SO much for being here and for your support, whether that’s in the form of donations or spreading the word!!! It all helps Black leaders in our community be able to continue their work while living well-balanced lives.

    Size Chart
    Our sizes are US sizes, and run true to size. 
    If you are a wide or a half-size, we recommend sizing up. 

    Our sizes are indicated on the heel pad of the clog. Please note that the number etched on the wood heel indicates the model size, but not the clog size. Please follow your US size to find the best fit for you. 
    If you are between sizes or a wide, we recommend sizing up on all clog styles, except high heel sandals.
     

    All our clogs are made by hand in our San Francisco Studio, using the highest quality American leather, solid wood bases and high quality craftsmanship. We made our clogs to order, just for you. 

    Here's what to expect once you place your order:

    Once you place your order, the ticket will go to our production team. Orders are made in chronological order, and usually take between 4-6 weeks to be made, depending on how busy the season is. Once your clogs have been made, we'll pack and ship them to you. If you place 2 or more orders, they will be held until all the pairs are ready to go. You'll receive a shipping notification once your pair of clogs have been handed off to the shipping courier. 

     

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    OUR RETURN POLICY:
    Returnable products: 
    We offer returns on clogs and other merchandize for refund or exchange within 15 days of receipt. Returns must be in unworn & perfect condition, see below for more details.  
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    Non-returnable products: 
    We do not offer returns or exchanges on limited run collections, discounted sale items or socks.
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    Condition for return:
    We can only accept returns on clogs in perfect, unworn condition. We cannot accept merchandise with signs of wear, including but not limited to marks on the foot bed, outsoles or scuffs on the leather or wood. Bryr Studio is not responsible for packages lost or damaged during transit. Please pack carefully.  
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    Refund and exchange process:

    If you request a refund, you will be automatically refunded to the original form of payment, less initial and return shipping costs ("handling"), within 5 business days of arrival at our studio. There is no need to reach out to us via email.  

    If you request an exchange your new clogs will automatically ship to you upon receipt of your returns clogs. You will not be charged outbound shipping again, but if there is a difference in the item price, you'll be charged or refunded back to the original form of payment. Please note that the production lead time applies for your second, exchange order. We cannot expedite exchange orders.

    Returns are accepted at Bryr Studio’s discretion. Returns must be new, unworn, undamaged. Returns that do not meet this criteria will not be approved. If a return is not approved, we will reach out to via email to discuss next steps. 
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    ReBRYR: 
    If you miss the return window or you have worn the clogs, you can resell them on reBRYR
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    Damages and defects: 
    We stand by the craftsmanship. If you have any questions or concerns about your clogs, please reach out to us at hello@bryrstudio.com at any time during the life of your clogs. 
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    Natural wood and leather:
    Our clog bases are made of solid wood, and if struck hard against a hard surface they will chip. This is the nature of wooden bases, not a material defect. We do not accept returns on clogs that have been chipped. To learn more about our clogs and how to care for them, please see our care page

     

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