Aloha! We are Anthony and Jocelyn Sandstrom, the husband and wife team bringing you Transcend Wear – eco luxurious swimwear that you’ll love and the planet will love.
We created a brand for people who yearn to live a more sustainable lifestyle without sacrificing the quality they appreciate. We want to Transcend fashion into luxurious, soft, comfortable, eco-friendly clothing.
All our swimwear is made from regenerated fishing nets, carpets and other nylon waste.
Our triangle tops are reversible, with two stylish complementary colors, intentionally designed to reduce unnecessary production of extra garments, offering you essentially – 2 bikinis in one!
Our strapless tops are lightly padded, giving you just the right amount of support. The straps are removable, allowing you to either take them off to avoid tan lines or use them for extra support.
We offer Brazilian-cut bottoms for minimal coverage, as well as bottoms with Moderate coverage so you can choose which style fits your body the best or mix and match with your triangle or strapless tops for your own personal style.
I have so many bikinis, but they never fit as perfectly as I would like, so when it came to designing the collection I wanted to make sure it was flattering for women. Especially with strapless bikinis – it’s very hard to find a strapless piece that holds everything in place! We tested out a lot of different cuts, and specially designed each piece to fit amazingly and help accentuate every woman’s curves.
ORGANIC COTTON POUCH
All our bikinis come in our signature Organic Cotton Pouch, which is made from high-quality organic cotton canvas with a gold zipper, and has organic cotton lining with zipper pocket inside. You can use it for your bikinis, makeup or any needs.
We also offer beautiful Organic Cotton Beach Totes in high quality organic cotton canvas, which also come with a gold zipper, organic cotton lining, and zipper pocket inside.
WHY GO ECO?
I love swimwear more than I love clothes, because I was born and raised in Hawaii, by the beautiful blue sea. Anthony is from Vancouver, so he’s always valued the ocean and the planet as I do. Through the years, we’ve learned about how damaging our unsustainable lifestyles can be to the planet. We became very active in many environmental causes, and have adopted a proactive eco-friendly lifestyle. We’ve been ambassadors of the Beach Cleanup for nine years, so we’ve seen firsthand how much trash is found in the ocean. Swimwear and oceans go hand in hand. If we destroy the oceans, then we would have nowhere to swim.
We’ve been in the fashion industry for over 20 years and noticed an increased demand for eco-friendly clothing, which is why we launched Transcend Wear.
Our luxurious Italian eco-material is made from the leading technology ECONYL®, that regenerates old carpets, fishing nets and other nylon waste into a luxurious superb quality that is exactly the same as nylon created from raw fossil material.
Now old harmful fishing nets that trap and kill marine animals and fishing nets coming from fish farming industries that have reached the end of their life can now be re-purposed into a pure nylon yarn of uncompromising quality.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
We've already paid our deposit to our manufacturers, so they are already in the process of making our orders, but we need a minimum of $7,000 to pay our manufacturer the balance for our minimum order. We need a total of $15,000 to be able to fund our whole project successfully, so any help that you can contribute is extremely appreciated.
With Transcend Wear, not only will you look and feel amazing, you’ll also be helping the planet.
Risks and challenges
We originally planned on launching six months ago, but we were not 100% happy with the results of the material we had sourced. It was a little bit coarse and didn't feel luxurious enough, but this was all that was available to the market.
Until... our fabric supplier alerted us of a brand-new material available in October 2016. We tested the new fabric (regenerated from fishing nets and carpets), and we were absolutely blown away by the superb feel and luxurious texture.
Delaying our launch to obtain this new pioneering fabric was absolutely worth it, and our customers will certainly agree. Our new eco-friendly sustainable material is the ultimate in luxury fabric, and that’s what our customers deserve!
We have done a lot of market research for our product design and production, having already tested some of our designs on our Instagram page and received great response and support. We are extremely grateful for all the feedback and support; it helps us to learn what today’s women desire in a great bikini, so we could make a bikini perfected for you!
We have already finalized our designs and they are currently being made with our amazing manufacturer, who has over a decade of experience. Our bikinis and organic cotton bags are set to be done by end of June 2017, perfect timing for you to look and feel gorgeous for the summer.
Of course, with any new business there may be unexpected delays and challenges beyond our control. We are working very closely with our manufacturers, suppliers and logistics, who all have vast experience in the fashion industry. Rest assured that we will always do the best we can to get everything done on time, while making sure our product is of the highest quality and as sustainable as possible. For example even our shipping bags will be made from biodegradable materials and our hand-tags from recycled paper.
For more information please visit our website: www.transcendwear.com
We will make sure to reply to all your emails as soon as possible for a fast response and keep you updated on our progress and FAQs.
Thank you so very much for all your support!
Anthony and Jocelyn
- (30 days)