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Luxury swimwear with a social conscience
Luxury swimwear with a social conscience
Luxury swimwear with a social conscience
122 backers pledged $12,454 to help bring this project to life.

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Soca Blue, Luxurious Sustainable Swimwear

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 Sustainable is sexy. SOCABLUE is where style meets consience, without sacrificing luxury. I’m a born-and-raised Floridian with a family from Trinidad and Tobago, which means I’ve spent my life on the water... and in swimsuits. But a life spent in the ocean has also shown me the ravages of pollution, overfishing and ocean warming. 

After more than ten years in the fashion industry, I created SOCABLUE with some key principles in mind. First, that our suits would be environmentally conscious, ethically sourced and sustainably created. Second, is that we could do this with the highest quality and style. 

Our suits are ethically made in a vertically-integrated manufacturing studio that specializes in a boutique, small-scale approach to production. Our materials are consciously created with Vita Carvico Italian fabrics, which is 100% regenerated from post-consumer materials, and also include recycled fabric scraps from a special take-back program with Speedo USA.

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Vita Carvico Italian Fabrics - Sustainable techno-fabric made with Econyl® - 100% regenerated polyamide fiber from post-consumer materials - which, when tested in real life conditions proved to be two times more resistant to chlorine, suntan creams and oils than competitors' fabrics; these amazing results are achieved thanks to its innovative construction and to the presence of LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™. - Carvico 

 

Econyl® uses post consumer and pre-consumer waste to create yarn.

POST-CONSUMER

  • FISHING NETS (spent fish farming nets and ghost fishing nets) 
  • FLUFF (the upper part of old, spent Nylon carpets) 

PRE-CONSUMER

  • INDUSTRIAL PLASTIC WASTE 
  • YARN DISCARDS 
  • FABRICS SCRAPS (with a special take-back program with Speedo USA)
Fishing nets recycled into swimwear textiles
Fishing nets recycled into swimwear textiles

 

 

We pledge to always source the highest quality fabrics always made sustainably and ethically and we promise that every dollar sponsored will go to the creation of the Soca Blue brand. We cannot thank you enough for the support and cannot wait to see you out there looking fabulous in SOCABLUE! 

 

1. Back this Project: Click "Back this Project" below or at the top of the page. Each backer may only make one pledge.

 

2. Choose your reward.

3. Add on as you please:

 
                          
  • Soca Blue cotton baseball cap - $30
  • Soca Blue 100% organic cotton "Save Our Seas" Tee - $35
  • Signed exclusive photo book with your name in it - $50
  • Soca Blue handwoven beach tote and bikini bag - $75
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Note: Payment: Your credit card will not be charged until the end of the campaign.

Shipping & Order Information: Once your credit card is charged at the end of the campaign, we will send you a survey asking for your shipping address and order information (styles/sizes/colors) 

 

 

Available in: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large and X-Large. Solid and reversible prints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

We pledge to donate partial proceeds of all swimwear sold after the launch of Soca Blue (not during the Kickstarter campaign) to organizations dedicated the conservation of the ocean. Partial proceeds will go to non-for-profit organization that work to fight all things affecting ocean change, including; pollution, overfishing, ocean warming and acidification.

Please note that according to Kickstarter rules we cannot use any funds raised from our crowdfunding project as a contribution to charity. However, we certainly plan to support charities and ocean conservation efforts outside of Kickstarter with the support of our Soca Blue community.

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing - located in the beautiful island of Bali, is our exclusive manufacturer for all swim, they are a certified ethical company and use Soca Blues' sustainable fabrics as well as doing their own charitable contributions to ocean conservations funds. This being said, they produce with top quality control standards. Delays may occur, if larger quantities of swim are purchased than anticipated.

Shipping - We will ship your packages directly either with FedEX, UPS, USPS or DHL using their tracked parcel option. All orders are processed between Monday – Friday (excluding holidays). Each package will have a tracking number included, so that the package can be located if it is misplaced during transportation. While we will do everything in our power to locate the lost item, we are not responsible for packages delivered outside of the estimated time frame.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Thank you for your support!

    Hand written thank you from the designer!

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    Soca Blue Cotton Baseball Cap

    Soca Blue Baseball Cap, pigment dyed in your choice of black, beige, or red made out of 100% cotton

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    • Soca Blue Cotton Baseball Cap
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    EARLY BIRD Top or Bottom w/ Bikini Bag

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    ONLY AVAILABLE AT 20% THE KICKSTARTER PRICE THE FIRST WEEK OF THE CAMPAIGN

    Choose any sustainable top or bottom from Soca Blue's Launch Line, and receive the Soca Blue cotton bikini bag.
    Retail value: $90 - 110

    Includes:
    • Soca Blue Cotton Draw String Bikini Bag
    • Sustainable Soca Blue Top or Bottom
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    EARLY BIRD Handwoven Tote w/ Bikini Bag

    $̶8̶0̶ -> $64
    AVAILABLE AT 20% OFF THE KICKSTARTER PRICE THE FIRST WEEK OF THE CAMPAIGN ONLY

    Handwoven straw Soca Blue beach tote and cotton draw string Bikini Bag.
    Retail Value: $135

    Includes:
    • Soca Blue Cotton Draw String Bikini Bag
    • Soca Blue Handwoven Straw Beach Tote
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    Top or Bottom w/ Bikini Bag

    Choose any sustainable top or bottom from Soca Blue's Launch Line, and receive the Soca Blue cotton bikini bag.
    Retail value: $90 - 110

    Includes:
    • Sustainable Soca Blue Top or Bottom
    • Soca Blue Cotton Draw String Bikini Bag
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    EARLY BIRD Set or One Piece & Bikini Bag

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    AVAILABLE AT 20% OFF THE KICKSTARTER PRICE THE FIRST WEEK OF THE CAMPAIGN ONLY
    Choose any Sustainable bikini sets or one piece swim suit from Soca Blue's launch line, and get the Soca Blue cotton bikini bag.
    Retail value: $200 - 220

    Includes:
    • Soca Blue Cotton Draw String Bikini Bag
    • Sustainable Soca Blue Top and Bottom or One Piece Swim Suit
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    Early Bird Bikini Set or One Piece

    Choose any Sustainable bikini sets or one piece swim suit from Soca Blue's launch line.
    Retail value: $190-220

    Includes:
    • Sustainable Soca Blue Top and Bottom or One Piece Swim Suit
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    Double Bikini Set or One Piece

    Choose two of any sustainable bikini set or one piece swim suit from Soca Blue's launch line.
    Retail value: $350-440

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    The Works!

    Get all the rewards! You will get one of each reward listed above

    Retail Value: $430-$455

    Includes:
    • Signed Exclusive Photo Book with Your Name in it
    • Soca Blue Cotton Draw String Bikini Bag
    • Soca Blue Cotton Baseball Cap
    • Soca Blue Handwoven Straw Beach Tote
    • Sustainable Soca Blue Top and Bottom or One Piece Swim Suit
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    Attend Our Launch Party!

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
    Choose any rewards up to one of each, and receive an exclusive invitation for you and a friend to Soca Blue's launch party with 2 night hotel stay in Florida!

    Includes:
    • Signed Exclusive Photo Book with Your Name in it
    • Soca Blue Cotton Baseball Cap
    • Soca Blue Cotton Draw String Bikini Bag
    • Soca Blue Handwoven Straw Beach Tote
    • Sustainable Soca Blue Top and Bottom or One Piece Swim Suit
    • Invitation to Exclusive Launch Party
    • 2 Night Hotel Stay for 2 in Florida!
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Funding period

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