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Simple and functional styles with a renewed fit, thoughtfully designed and sourced. Made with love in Southern California.
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When we change the way its sourced, and we change the way it fits, then the way you feel, inside and out changes. 

Made from a blend of regenerated nylon and Extra life Lycra, Barekini offers exceptional and lasting quality without the markup. Launching our first line with 3 different styles of truly supportive tops and 3 styles of bottoms that range in coverage. Our suits are designed for playing in the sun not just laying in the sun. Barekini hopes to fill a gap in the market by providing swimwear that is sexy, comfortable, and responsible and that you can actually move in. We have altered the standard measurements for fit and sizing to accommodate woman with larger breasts but a small to average underbust who need the support for athletic activities. 

Made from 78% Econyl® and 22% Lycra® Xtra Life™, Barekini is a better bikini. Econyl® works in partnership with Healthy Seas to recover discarded fishing nets from our oceans and recycle them, helping to reduce the amount of global waste and feeding it back into production cycles. Through a process of regeneration, the nylon from these nets is transformed into high-quality Econyl® yarn and is then blended with Lycra® Xtra Life™ for lasting durability and shape retention. 50+ UV protected and ultra-resistant to sunscreens, tanning oils, and chlorine, this luxurious and progressive techno-fabric is defiant to the elements, extending the life of your swimwear.

Designed to fit thoughtfully and differently- All bikini bottom styles are mid-rise and curve upward on the sides so that the strap sits higher on the hip, avoiding the plush pocket in between the waist and hip bones, and creating a longer leg. All bikini tops feature a fixed-adjustable band under the bust and adjustable shoulder straps, providing real support. In addition, instead of the standard sizing where the entire top gets larger when you go up a size, only the coverage in the front gets larger, keeping the band the same circumference for each size (small through xl). The support band has 3 notches to choose from for adjustability and is gauged to fit bra sizes 32-36.

Barekini stands for goodness and we feel a responsibility to protect the environment that we love and respect. We hope to provide a beautiful product while using sustainable business practices and without causing any environmental harm or adding to the waste. 10% of all profits donated to help keep our oceans clean and save marine life.

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

I am already through the majority of the process and am pushing into the final stage of production. I hit many obstacles early in the process with sizing and sourcing, all of which have been resolved. Nonetheless, these unanticipated obstacles increased costs and have left me underfunded for the two final stages. Barekini is hopeful that this campaign will support our ability to launch this Fall.

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    BAREkini 32oz Nalgene Water Bottle

    BPA-free Tritan co-polyester water bottle with BAREkini logo.

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    Barekini Bikini Bottom

    Be the first to receive a Barekini bikini bottom. 3 styles and 3 colors to choose from. My first round of production is a soft launch so quantities are limited. I will do my best to get you the style and color that you want or offer a substitute.

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    Barekini Bikini Top

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    Early Bird Discount 2-Piece Bikini

    Be one of the first to receive a Barekini 2-piece bikini set. 3 style tops, 3 style bottoms, and 3 colors to choose from. My first round of production is a soft launch so quantities are limited. I will do everything I can to get you the style and color that you want or offer a substitute.

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    Be one of the first to receive a Barekini 2-piece bikini set. 3 style tops, 3 style bottoms, and 3 colors to choose from. My first round of production is a soft launch so quantities are limited. I will do everything I can to get you the style and color that you want or offer a substitute.

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