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The opportunity to launch a lingerie collection from Brooklyn based designer Rachel Rector.
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The Ray Bodysuit. Photo by Dan Busta
The Ray Bodysuit. Photo by Dan Busta

What we do:

RR Lingerie's streamlined silhouettes are classic yet modern and stand apart as an intimate apparel brand designed by women for women. Each piece is made in the USA with the utmost attention to craftsmanship and fit. Fabric, trim, and hardware are carefully sourced to fit the RR aesthetic. Styles include bras, underwear, bodysuits, and slips in an array of shapes and silhouettes to flatter many different body shapes and preferences. Not only do our customers look to RR Lingerie for support and comfort in beautiful everyday wear, but they choose our lingerie because it is unique, thoughtfully produced, and inspired by the desire to elevate a woman's confidence.

The Lex Set. Photo by Amanda Leigh Smith
The Lex Set. Photo by Amanda Leigh Smith

 How we plan to do it:

We are committed to producing RR Lingerie in the USA.

We are currently establishing relationships with pattern makers and small factories in New York that will meet demands for detail and construction. We understand the significance of employing local manufacturers that thrive on relationships with independent designers. This relationship ensures a creative process based on communication and quality assurance.

RR Lingerie will be available for sale in our webstore as well as at boutiques throughout the United States.

Photo by Duplex Collective
Photo by Duplex Collective

What each pledge helps us do:

-To pay our our pattern makers. We employ freelance fit specialists to perfect each design's level of support and comfort.

-To purchase fabric, trim, and hardware. We carefully select high quality mesh, organic cotton lining, super soft elastic trim, and unique artisan crafted hardware.

-To cut. Believe it or not, cutting is an entire business of its own. Factories cut the fabric with electronic rotary blades, quickly, and consistently to scale.

-To pay our sewing operators. Our sewing operators are hardworking New Yorkers who love this city the way we do, and we're proud to support their dreams, too!

-To launch our webstore. We've heard your requests for RR Lingerie and we're eager to get it to you! We're creating an easy to navigate webstore with all of our products at your fingertips!

-Kickstarter fees and rewards. Crowdfunding isn't free, so a percentage of all donations goes to Kickstarter. We appreciate your support and want to reward our backers with interesting and creative gifts to say thanks!

The Brooklyn Set. Photo by Amanda Leigh Smith
The Brooklyn Set. Photo by Amanda Leigh Smith
The Lex Dress. Photo by Dan Busta.
The Lex Dress. Photo by Dan Busta.
The Deco Set. Photo by Dan Busta.
The Deco Set. Photo by Dan Busta.
The Lex Dress. Photo by Dan Busta.
The Lex Dress. Photo by Dan Busta.
The Deco Set. Photo by Amanda Leigh Smith
The Deco Set. Photo by Amanda Leigh Smith
The Illusion Bodysuit. Photo by Dan Busta.
The Illusion Bodysuit. Photo by Dan Busta.

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Thank you!

The Ray Bodysuit - Please note trim has changed & waistseam was removed
The Ray Bodysuit - Please note trim has changed & waistseam was removed
The Lex Bra and Panty set
The Lex Bra and Panty set
Rachel with her models at a basement fashion show
Rachel with her models at a basement fashion show
Clarke wearing the Lex in fishnet @ Unmentionable
Clarke wearing the Lex in fishnet @ Unmentionable
Keely in a re-envisioned berlin skirt with cami
Keely in a re-envisioned berlin skirt with cami
Estelle wearing a garter
Estelle wearing a garter
Detail of The Lex set in fishnet. @ Unmentionable
Detail of The Lex set in fishnet. @ Unmentionable
Models and Rachel @ Unmentionable
Models and Rachel @ Unmentionable
Rachel at Fieldwork Flowers in PDX
Rachel at Fieldwork Flowers in PDX
Saray & Meg at Fieldwork Flowers in Portland
Saray & Meg at Fieldwork Flowers in Portland
Meg, the brains & beauty behind Fieldwork Flowers
Meg, the brains & beauty behind Fieldwork Flowers
For a pledge of $15, I'll make you a mix tape!
For a pledge of $15, I'll make you a mix tape!
Choose from three beautiful Nico Mazza prints for a pledge of $75
Choose from three beautiful Nico Mazza prints for a pledge of $75
For $25 you get a sewing pattern! OR, for $90 you get the pattern plus fabric & trim to make it!
For $25 you get a sewing pattern! OR, for $90 you get the pattern plus fabric & trim to make it!

Risks and challenges

We are firmly committed to producing RR Lingerie in the USA, however local factories must charge more in order to run their businesses, and these businesses are becoming limited. Though it may be a challenge to produce in the USA, we see it as an opportunity to help build a stronger community of small factories, to build relationships that are long lasting and to have the most control and supervision over an impeccable end product.

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    You are awesome! I will send you a handwritten thank you card telling you so. Your belief in the line means the world to me!

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    Merci beaucoup! You will receive handmade RR buttons and a thank you card to show my appreciation! You will also receive an MP3 download of Julia McGuire's Hold On, We're Going Home (originally by Drake). https://soundcloud.com/juliamcguire

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    MIX CASSETTE Lately Rachel is enamored with recording mix cassette tapes. For this reward, she'll record and decorate a mix tape with awesome tunes and a personalized message!

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    PANTY PATTERN Love to sew? You'll receive a paper sewing pattern for a simple bikini with instructions. Made by Rachel Rector.

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    Darling, you shouldn't have! This reward gets you a garter (the kind worn on your thigh) made by Rachel Rector.

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    Are you a pin-up lover or burlesque dancer? Or perhaps you just like to groove in your skivves at home? This reward gets your a pair of one-of-a-kind nipple pasties handmade by Rachel. Pasties are her favorite little secret. Oh la la!

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    BLOG AD MARCH 2014 Are you an entrepreneur or independent business owner? This reward offers you the chance to place a 140X180 pixel ad on my blog for the month of MARCH, plus a unique blog post dedicated to your business!

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    BLOG AD APRIL 2013 Are you an entrepreneur or independent business owner? This reward offers you the chance to place a 140X180 pixel ad on my blog for the month of APRIL, plus a unique blog post dedicated to your business!

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    BLOG AD MAY 2014 Are you an entrepreneur or independent business owner? This reward offers you the chance to place a 140X180 pixel ad on my blog for the month of MAY, plus a unique blog post dedicated to your business! Here's a chance to get the word out about your brand!

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    BLOG AD JUNE 2014 Are you an entrepreneur or independent business owner? This reward offers you the chance to place a 140X180 pixel ad on my blog for the month of JUNE, plus a unique blog post dedicated to your business!

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    NICO MAZZA PRINT This reward gets you a signed, limited edition print by Brooklyn based artist and SAIC graduate, Nico Mazza, created exclusively for Rachel Rector and inspired by the current lingerie collection!

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    DAN BUSTA PRINT Who doesn't love women in lingerie? Treat yourself to a signed, limited edition print from our LOVE, PUT ON YOUR FACES collage series by Los Angeles based photographer Dan Busta.

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    DIY PANTY KIT Love to sew but have trouble getting it all together? Let me make it easy for you! This reward gets you a sewing pattern with instructions for a simple bikini, plus I'll include materials to make it! (You will get a paper pattern, instruction manual, and enough fabric + elastic to make one panty)

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    LINGERIE! This very special reward gets you a Ray Bodysuit. You'll be one of the first folks to ever own RR Lingerie! Made in the USA from sheer teal and grey mesh fabric with burnt orange trim. The Ray Bodysuit is available in sizes small, medium, or large.

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    EVEN MORE LINGERIE! This reward gets you a Lex Bra and Panty set in rust and navy blue mesh. You lucky backers will be some of the first to ever own RR Lingerie!

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    LEARN TO SEW BROOKLYN A personal three hour sewing lesson taught by Rachel Rector. You will learn the basics of operating a sewing machine and a variety of sewing techniques that can be applied to your future projects! Or, if you prefer, I'll teach you how to make a basic panty! Must be able to attend in NYC.

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    TOUR DE BK Want to shop independent designers at unique boutiques while visiting offbeat stops along the way? Rachel will take you on a tour of hidden shopping treasures and sights of Brooklyn, NY.

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    PASTIE PARTY Rachel will throw a make your own pastie workshop for you and 3 friends in Brooklyn, New York. Have a blast learning to make pasties that let your inner showgirl shine! Supplies, snacks and refreshments included.

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    LINGERIE LAUNCH PARTY We love to throw parties and events. This reward gets you a VIP invite to our official launch party in New York (Date TBD). Plus, you receive handmade RR buttons and a DIY Panty Kit (includes paper pattern for a simple bikini and all materials needed to sew it!). I'll even make you a mix cassette tape with some of my favorite songs and a personal message! Yay!

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    YOU SEW GIRLS Rachel will throw a sew your own panty workshop for you and 3 friends. Learn to make your own underwear! Supplies, snacks and refreshments included.

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    RR LINGERIE DEVOTEE Wow! Thank you so much! This reward gets you an invite to our official launch party in New York (date TBD). Rachel will also design and make a custom panty for you! Plus, you receive handmade RR buttons, a panty sewing pattern made by Rachel, and your choice of either a Nico Mazza or Dan Busta fine art print! I'll even make you a mix cassette tape with some of my favorite songs and a personal message! Yay!

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