We are so excited to introduce you to Ricki Rum, your new favorite swimwear brand! After a successful soft launch in 2018, this is our second round of suits. All of our suits are reversible (2-in-1), made of recycled materials and designed with real women's bodies in mind.
Our suits are made from Italian fabrics and are assembled in the United States. Each design is reversible and constructed to flatter real body types. Mix-and-match suit sets allow you to create your own style. It’s important to us that you find a suit you love that also celebrates your individuality.
Our suits are made from ECONYL®, which is fabric made from regenerated waste (discarded fishing nets, ocean plastic, etc.)
From ECONYL®: "For every 10,000 tons of ECONYL® raw material, we are able to save 70,000 barrels of crude oil." It also reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 80% compared with the material from oil.
Ocean conservation is crucial to our ethos; it's important to us that we take care of the waters we grew up on and around the world. As our company grows, we aim to become a 100% sustainable business.
Ricki Rum was born after a night in New York City revealed our aspirations to develop a swimwear line to call our own. Not having any fashion experience, we didn't know where to start, but after two and half years, a lot of hard work and unwavering determination - we're here!
All native Rhode Islanders, our suits are inspired by our New England summers on the water. We are lifetime consumers and first-time designers, so our goal with our designs is to make women feel beautiful and comfortable. We will always listen to our customers' feedback and take it into consideration during our design process.
This whole experience is very close to our hearts, so we wanted to weave our roots into all parts of our business, including our name. Ricki Rum, the nickname of one of our founder's late father, is a combination of his first name and the street (Rumstick) he lived on for years. Our logo is in his handwriting, one of the many ways his inspiration is incorporated into our business.
Here's where you come in! Pledge any amount listed on the page and receive the prize associated with it, easy as that! Thank you for helping us make our dreams come true!
The Ricki Rum Founders: Lauren, Marissa, & Ella
Ricki Rum Hat
The 'Barrington' Top
The 'Newport' One-piece
The 'Jamestown' Top (lightly padded, adjustable straps)
The 'Gansett' Top and 'Block Island' Bottoms (lightly padded top, full coverage bottoms)
The 'Tiverton' Bottoms (side tie, cheeky coverage)
Risks and challenges
Thank you for backing us! As a startup we are still learning and working out the kinks. We self-funded our first line, and now we are bringing season 2 to you through Kickstarter. Once you pledge we'll send you a survey to choose your suit style/size/color. We have two swimsuit bottoms, three tops, and 1 one-piece for you to choose from as well as 6 color ways.
Our manufacturer is located in NY, NY so we oversee the whole manufacturing process. We worked with him on our first line and on all of our samples, he's the best (and sticks to timelines!)! Our fabric ships from Italy and has a lead time of 2-3 weeks. We source all of our other materials domestically. Depending on when we hit our campaign goal will dictate when we can kick-off the production process.
Manufacturing risks: We know we have tight turn-around times for a late March/April delivery, but will do our best to fulfill your orders as efficiently as possible.
Shipping risks: We're confident we'll ship by the end of April (hopefully sooner!), but we can't predict any weather or mail delays.
Other risks: There are things we can't control or know ahead of time, but we have all of our moving parts aligned for the timelines we promised!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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