Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 13, 2013.

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A suit that makes you look and feel as good as your best bra would.

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Ahoy!! Welcome to our Kickstarter project! Julie Joa Swimwear is here to make you a better swimsuit. I understand the need to feel supported and secure and I am here with a solution.

Like most ideas, this company stems from a problem I had. I was tired of finding beautiful teeny weenie bikinis and not being able to buy them because I needed something more supportive. I wanted to be able to wear suits that I absolutely loved but also kept me in place without constantly adjusting.

Earn a swimsuit starting at our $85 reward level!

Reasons to Support

  • You will look and feel more supported and beautiful than you ever have in a swimsuit before
  • Makes an incredible thoughtful and fun gift for any woman
  • Your boobs will thank you
  • You will be helping a small company grow and be a part of a great story
  • You will be grateful you did when your rewards comes in the mail
  • You will have a swimsuit that comes in prints not available anywhere else in the U.S.
  • You won't have to worry about having a Mariah moment on the beach
  • You will be supporting American manufacturing

Rewards

What you see is what you get. 

For a better look at the fit of each individual piece, check out our website http://www.juliejoa.com/view-lookbook.html

Every swimsuit you see in the video and on our site is available at some level of reward.

For all rewards that include a swimsuit, you may choose from any of our prints below, or any of our solid colors including coral, indigo, cream and black. 

Swatches of our three prints and our coral and indigo solid colors.
Swatches of our three prints and our coral and indigo solid colors.

For $85

Choose from one of the following tops in the color or print of your choice.

Tankini Top
Tankini Top
Classic Bra Top
Classic Bra Top
Front of Racer-back Top
Front of Racer-back Top
Back of Racer-back Top
Back of Racer-back Top

For $130

Choose any combination of tops and bottoms in the colors of your choice. 

Double Knot Tops with Ruched Sides Bottoms
Double Knot Tops with Ruched Sides Bottoms
Double Knot Top with Ruched Sides Bottoms
Double Knot Top with Ruched Sides Bottoms
Classic Bra Top with Alternate Ties Bottoms
Classic Bra Top with Alternate Ties Bottoms
Sling Strap One Piece
Sling Strap One Piece
Racer-back Top with Hipster cut Bottoms
Racer-back Top with Hipster cut Bottoms
Halter Top with Ruched Sides Bottoms
Halter Top with Ruched Sides Bottoms
Classic Bra Top with Skirt Bottoms
Classic Bra Top with Skirt Bottoms

For $300

Choose any top and any bottom from our collection OR our Sling Strap One-Piece. (Here's a look at what they'll look like in different colors and prints which you can decide on for yours at any reward level!) PLUS BEACH TOTE AND SUNGLASS CASE.

Racer-back Top
Racer-back Top
Classic Bra Top
Classic Bra Top
Halter Top
Halter Top
Double Knot Bandeau Top
Double Knot Bandeau Top
Tankini Top
Tankini Top
Open Ring Bottom
Open Ring Bottom
Hipster Bottom
Hipster Bottom
Skirt Bottom
Skirt Bottom
Alternate Side Ties Bottom
Alternate Side Ties Bottom
Ruched Side Bottom
Ruched Side Bottom
Sling Strap One-piece
Sling Strap One-piece

We have been invited to participate in this year's Swim Collective which is a swimwear tradeshow held once a year in Huntington Beach, California. In order to fund our first production run there are a few things that we are going to need..

Where will the funds go?

1. Order the fabric from our mills in Barcelona and France. After finishing our samples, we are now ready to order much larger quantities of our fabrics at a time in order to be ready for production. 

2. Order trimming for our suits. Our swimsuits don't have a lot of hardware, unlike many other brands we focus on support and fit first and foremost. However, there is still basic trimming that we do include. Underwire, clasps for closing, and sliders are the basic pieces included in our suits to help support you. 

3. Fund manufacturer costs in order to actual produce the final products. Our factory located just through the tunnel in NJ has been wonderful to work with from the very beginning. They have really taken the time to perfect the fit and look of each suit and have worked with me to achieve the end product I needed. They are ready to begin production as soon as we say go! Help us raise the funds we need so that we can give our factory some real work and begin our first major production run!

What helps set us apart?

We start with a strong power net material as a liner

This material supports you while maintaining the shape of the suit. Feel free to move around and be kept in place, finally! You will also feel great, consider all the compliments you will get just an added bonus!

Hair and make up girls having some fun.
Hair and make up girls having some fun.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We at Julie Joa Swimwear have worked hard the past year to ensure our first production run goes successfully. We do realize however, that we can never know how things will go until we actually begin for the first time.

One of the risks and challenges facing us is the amount of time our fabric will take to arrive to the U.S. from our mills in Europe. Up until now we have only ordered meters at a time and have yet to have entire rolls shipped to our factory. In order to ensure timely delivery and a successful shipment of these goods, we have hired DHL, a market leader in the delivery and logistics industry worldwide. They will help us along the way from the moment we place our order to the moment it is delivered to our factory.

We have been working with our suppliers and manufacturers for months now and have built strong relationships in order to have a strong base of communication. They are ready to assist us every step of the way.

FAQ

  • No, the suit I am wearing is a sample size C. Our samples were produced for photography and trunk shows etc. I am actually a 32DD. The photography of the model wearing the suits is a much more accurate depiction of the fit. I wore the suit to show the product at the end of the video. I realize the fit is not perfect. Not to worry, we are all about fit and your suit will fit perfectly since it will be in your correct size! We apologize for any confusion.

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  • Once we are fully funded and the campaign ends, we will send out a survey to all of our backers. If you pledged enough for swimwear, you will have the opportunity to give us your sizes, and choose the exact suit you want. We want to make sure you absolutely love everything about it, once it arrives!

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  • We will be offering rewards for swimwear tops in sizes 28B-38E. We understand women with both B and C cups also appreciate the support of a bra-like fit.

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    A VIDEO THANK YOU E-CARD, from us! We hope it will make your day a little brighter.

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    A sunglass case made entirely out of left over fabric from our rolls at the factory. Along with the rest of our line, they will be manufactured right here in the U.S.

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    You will get a beach tote with our logo especially designed for this project, as well as a sunglass case made entirely out of left over fabric from our factory.

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    11 backers Limited (139 left of 150)

    You get to choose a top from our 3 signature swimsuit tops. Choose from our Classic bra style, our Racerback top or our Tankini top (all swimsuit tops come in bra sizes starting from 34B). You are sure to find the perfect fit and style and these tops will go great with a bottom you already own! This reward is priced well below what these tops will retail for in stores.

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    NEW REWARD! Choose any top AND any bottom. Or choose our One - piece. You will choose your size, colors, styles, once our project has ended.

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    5 backers Limited (145 left of 150)

    This is our early bird special. You will get one complete bathing suit. You get to choose from our Halter top, Racerback top, or Tankini top (all swimsuit tops come in bra sizes starting from 34B). For a bottom you can choose from our Alternate Ties Bottoms, Ruched Bottoms or the Hipster cut Bottoms. Select each in the colorway and size of your choice. You can choose from our bright and bold solid colors or opt for a print.

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    Choose any complete swimsuit from our collection! Choose any top with any bottom or our One-piece and we will custom make it just for you. You will ALSO get a beach tote and a sunglass case made entirely out of left over fabric from our rolls at the factory.

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    You get any 2 complete suits you want custom made just for you. Mix and match to choose two different tops and bottoms or choose a bikini set and a one piece. The possibilites are endless! We will ALSO give you a luxury beach towel, a beach tote with our logo, and a sunglass case made out of our fabric.

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    For this extremely generous donation we will give you 3 complete swimsuits from our collection in any colors, a beach tote, sunglass case, and a premium beach towel. You will also be invited to a brunch with the designer and our team in NYC if you are in the tri-state area. We will also invite you to be a guest at our next photo shoot. (Not to mention, you will gain new awesome best friends as we will be eternally grateful to you)! Backers outside of the tristate area must provide their own transportation, thanks for understanding!

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