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A collection of swim & resort wear for today's modern woman, which blends exotic allure with a playful but sophisticated style.

What is Kickstarter:

Kickstarter is a new online platform to help fund creative projects.

(Read more at: http://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/kickstarter%20basics#WhatIsKick)

About Syiim:

Influenced by the designer's Cuban descent and Caribbean upbringing, Syiim captures the sense of luxurious paradise, and is designed to appeal to the fun, confident beach and resort lover.  Syiim blends exotic allure with cosmopolitan culture that is apparent in the contemporary shapes, bold prints and the fusion of sophistication and seductiveness.

Syiim is inspired by exotic tropical cultures, electric rhythms of the Caribbean and the festive beach and nightlife of the islands. Syiim caters to the dynamic woman who isn't afraid of her sexuality and enjoys celebrating her femininity.Devoted to providing high quality swim and beach wear, Syiim is determined to make its mark in the swimwear industry and become a strong competitor amongst the favored swimwear brands.

Syiim is dedicated to being an environmentally aware designer line, that avoids using paper where necessary, and dedicates part of each collection to the 'Eco-Syiim' group, which uses environmentally friendly fabrics to make selected styles.

Why we need your help:

It has been a goal of mine to own my company, specifically swimwear. I am a designer working in the off-peak hours to help fulfill my dream. I created the line called Syiim last year and have been granted to the opportunity to debut my first collection at this year's Caribbean Fashion week in Jamaica in summer. Your support will not only help Syiim pay for the fees of the CFW but will also help to kick-start the the first phase of our launch . The first phase of any fashion business requires details such as gathering the right materials and strategies, hiring the right showroom for sales, brand and marketing campaigns through PR companies, exhibiting at the Swim expos, and participating on the runway. On this journey in developing this collection, I am humbly asking for your kind support. Your support will help kick start Syiim to the next level and get us into stores.

 Where your money goes:

 $ 5500 (PLEDGED PAYING THE FASHION FEE AND PRODUCTION OF A SMALL INVENTORY)

$ - 250 (5% - KICKSTARTER FEE)

$ - 250 (5% - AMAZON FEE)

$ - 500 (APPROX. SHIPPING COSTS OF REWARDS)

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$ 4500 (LEFT AFTER FEES + SHIPPING COSTS)

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$ 2000 (FASHION SHOW FEE)

$ 2500  (BRAND MARKETING & 1st SAMPLE PRODUCTION)

Rewards

You can view pictures of some of the rewards on our Facebook page under the photo album, Kickstarter rewards. Like us @ www.facebook.com/syiim

 Thank you all for help making a dream come true. It is truly appreciated!

Every contribution helps me get closer to my goal. If you can't contribute, spreading the word is huge. Please help by posting on Facebook, twitter, tumblr, etc. It would be so greatly appreciated!

Many thanks to the founders of Kickstarter for starting such a wonderful  platform.  

Credits: video&sound by theforrester.com

(International backers please add 2 weeks and $10 extra for delivery)

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    You will receive a the Syiim Swimwear mini sarong, a beach bag with towel, head band, jewelry bag w a surprise, copy of the promo look book for S/S 2012 (with handwritten thanks from Designer), an individual special shout-out on our Facebook wall. You also have the option of meeting the designer if you are in the same vicinity after June 20.

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    In addition to the reward immediately above, you will receive an exclusive design Syiim solid bikini, in black and a hand-dyed jersey kaftan.

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