About this project
Kinda Fancy was born from the realization that there are few swimwear options available to a surfer girl or active female beachgoer that are both stylish and functional. So we at Kinda Fancy set out to make some really rad bikinis that will stay put while you are taking a huge set on the head or just cannonballing into the hotel pool. Oh, and did we mention they look pretty amazing on any body type!?
We're also stoked about our built-in, zippered pocket (patent pending) which is perfect for safely storing beer money, keys or wax. This feature is perfect for travelers who are wary of leaving these necessities unsupervised on the beach while they're out shredding, or getting worked in my case.
Kinda Fancy bikinis use super strong four-way stretch fabric, top notch lining and YKK zippers, all of which have been extensively tested to ensure our bikinis stay on while still looking great. The best part is that they are made right here in the USA.
Now girls have the opportunity to wear a suit that is as equally functional as it is rad. We're no longer forced to choose between unflattering athletic bikinis or sexy bikinis that will fly off when a wave slaps you in the face!
Original cut paper and hand-painted Golden Hammock artwork, designed, created and inspired by San Francisco. Each one will be slightly different, but rest assured, each one will be rad in it's own way!
Our suits in action:
The instructors at CHICABRAVA shred in the suits!
Gone!! Thank you for all of your support and we will keep you posted on our progress along the way! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Well, we have all of this extra footage that we needed to use SOMEHOW. So, here's a little blooper reel we put together just for you.
Risks and challenges
We've addressed a number of potential obstacles in our initial production runs that have completely sold-out. We've also partnered to test our suits with the surf instructors of CHICABRAVA, the best all-female surf camp in Nicaragua who were recently featured in Cosmopolitan magazine.
We already have a reliable production team and fabric supplier here in the United States that we've been to able to work closely with to monitor the quality of our products. We are ready to roll as we've pre-ordered the necessary fabric, zippers, and labels to accommodate the initial Kickstarter rewards. But now we need some funding to get this production underway. That's what Kickstarter is for! We would like to start with an initial production of 500 so we can finally meet the demand and launch our online store.
With $15,000 we can: get 500 suits on bods and in the water; launch our online store; buy ourselves dinner; etc.
With every dollar over our goal, we can: fund our way to the the Nor-Cal Apparel and Footwear show this Spring to help get our product in more local shops to fill the void we see currently.
In the future, our goal is to develop our own prints and colors rather than rely on existing options, so that we can completely customize our product to match our vision. We need your help to make Kinda Fancy a success! Thanks for supporting our little American family business.
Lauren, Lindsey and Colin, AKA The Kinda Fancy TeamLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
Click the "Back this Project Button" and you will be prompted to choose your reward. $100 will get you a Kinda Fancy Surf Bikini!
After our campaign ends and we reach our goal (hopefully!), we will e-mail you with a survey to figure out size/color/mailing address etc. We can also consult you on sizing, and if we are wrong, we can exchange it!
Unfortunately, if we don't make our goal, we lose all of our funding :( But, there is no risk to you guys. If we don't make our goal, you obviously are not charged anything.
Steve is doing pretty well. He recently had an incident with an over-sized snow cone, but he's recovering and says "he doesn't want to talk about it."
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