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Tarifa and CompanyBy Tarifa and Company
First created
Tarifa and CompanyBy Tarifa and Company
First created
£7,412
pledged of £5,000pledged of £5,000 goal
27
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 27 2015

About

Design and build your own premium swim trunks

TARIFA and COMPANY is a brand of exclusive, fully customizable men's swimwear. We offer you the possibility to design and build your swim trunks using the finest quick-drying fabrics, trims and embroidered monograms and enjoy the luxury of a swimsuit you can truly call your own.

We will make your swimsuit in Spain, from a small professional workshop with years of textile experience, using the finest polyamides, the traditional fabric in men's premium swimwear, for a great fit and most comfortable wear.

Your exclusive, made-to-order swim trunks design includes:

  • multiple length selection: for any size, choose short or mid-length to ensure you look your best in the beach or the pool;
  • unique patterns and back pocket redesign: completely metal-free swim suit, along with a simplified back pocket that reduces visible stitching and ensures water evacuation;
  • endless combinations: our 20 prints and fabrics allow over 15.000 possible unique trunks;
  • high quality and quick-drying materials and trims: top polyamide fabrics, spindle cords, premium mesh, leg bands and waistbands;
  • optional brass-engraved drawstring hardware: finish your cord with a knot or simple nickel free, allergy-tested engraved cubes;
  • distinctive and useful packaging and presentation: signature boxing, presenting your trunks in an EVA bag to take to the beach with you (or to give away to your better half!);
  • free worldwide shipping: no matter where you are in the world, the shipping cost is included in your pledge. Enjoy your swim trunks anywhere!

Our inspiration

Life serves up rare occasions, unique moments, which will remain in our memories the rest of our lives. The sun’s light, the sounds of the sea, the laughter of our loved ones... each of these snapshots is, in essence, a unique experience nobody will be able to feel quite like us. 

Our inspiration comes from the small Spanish town of Tarifa. A magical corner filled with singularities, where you can find all that you seek, right at the point where the Mediterranean and Atlantic meet, the strait of Gibraltar, blending in a single spot, to form a unique location. 

Wouldn't you be inspired by Tarifa too?
Wouldn't you be inspired by Tarifa too?

If life is full of unrepeatable moments, shouldn't we enjoy them each in our own, unique way?

Your swim trunks

Our swim wear brand is built on the quality of the product we offer, combined with the best design and widest customization options. 

Each pair of TARIFA trunks is handmade by professionals of the trade following the highest quality standards. For years, the premium mens swimwear brands have been using polyamide quick drying fabrics from Barcelona, Spain, a testament of the lineage of Spanish swim fabrics have had in the industry.

Just a few of the 15.000+ possible swim trunks you can design.
Just a few of the 15.000+ possible swim trunks you can design.

The production process is done in Spain, as a show of our firm conviction to build on the experience and tradition that textiles have in the country. Each pair is developed individually, according to the selections you have made while ordering.

We've gone back and deconstructed preexisting swimsuits to design a truly unique cut and pattern. Our design excludes any metal element (unless you decide to add metal cord ends), reduces stitching in our back pockets, to make them almost invisible, and includes top trims for endurance and quality.

Details include: back pocket redesign to eliminate stitching, easy water evacuation methods, and optional nickel and allergy free high quality trims.
Details include: back pocket redesign to eliminate stitching, easy water evacuation methods, and optional nickel and allergy free high quality trims.

We bring you a premium swimsuit, with the possibility to customize every element to your liking and make it truly your own.

Customization and production

Local, individual production, available to the world. Thanks to our web site and the latest technologies, we are able to offer you the possibility to customise each pair to a degree not seen before, making each pair virtually unique. 

Our production makes your swimsuit individually.
Our production makes your swimsuit individually.

We work with limited amounts of each print, to ensure our proposals are in constant renewal, facilitating the uniqueness of our designs within the range of personalisation options we offer to you.

Through our customization engine you will be able to design your swimsuit. Even the Kickstarter team should consider getting one!
Through our customization engine you will be able to design your swimsuit. Even the Kickstarter team should consider getting one!

Our objective is to ensure each of us enjoys a swimsuit of the best quality, as unique as you are. To make this happen, we bring you all the necessary elements to bring these designs to life!

Sizing

Finding the right size for you at TARIFA is very simple. Measure your waist where you would like the swimsuit to sit, and look it up on this table. 

Just measure your waist at the hips to pick the right size.
Just measure your waist at the hips to pick the right size.

We offer two lengths for the leg, a short retro length which will go to about your mid-thigh and a longer, bermuda length, that will reach a few inches above your knee.

Choose between two lengths: short retro or mid-length bermuda.
Choose between two lengths: short retro or mid-length bermuda.

Or just watch the following video for detailed instructions:

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How it works

If you decide to support us, the process to get your reward is very simple: 

1. If successfully funded, once the campaign is over, we will send you a personalized code to design and order your trunks from the selection on our web site at no cost (www.tarifaandcompany.com). For those selecting the postcard, we will just ask you for your mailing details in a separate e-mail.

2. In the checkout process, once you've designed your swimsuit, just introduce this code and complete the order. You will not need to add any form of payment.

3. That's it! You will receive your trunks, anywhere in the world, towards the end of April!

Calendar

Here is a calendar with our timeline, we will try to expedite it so you can head to the beach as soon as possible!

Look for your TARIFAs at your door in mid to late April.
Look for your TARIFAs at your door in mid to late April.

Special thanks to Costa de la Luz Videos (www.costadelaluzvideos.com) for his Tarifa video footage!

Risks and challenges

The greatest risk is delay in delivery, not in cancellation. Each swim suit is made individually, and is not something we want to rush.

Our factory is ready to start producing your orders, so once the campaign is closed, we will get started on production. Our schedule allows for just a few hundred swim trunks made each month. So if the demand is higher than this, your swimtrunks, if you are a late order, may take slightly longer.

Additionally, there is the risk that we will not have your preferred fabric at the time of ordering. Our website keeps inventory in real time, but we cannot guarantee that by the time you place your order the fabric you had in mind will still be available. So once you get your code, don't waste a minute and place your order!

Either way, we’ll keep you fully updated as your swim trunks are in production and going through the production process.

Thank you for your confidence and support.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    We will send you a handwritten postcard from Tarifa, with much love and affection, thanking you for your support!

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    Pledge £79 or more About $102

    Early bird special.

    Design your premium TARIFA swim trunks, pick your fabric, cord, pocket, embroidered monogram and the rest of alternatives! (£125 full price)

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    Pledge £169 or more About $218

    Two premium customized TARIFA swim trunks, in any size, so you always have a dry pair!

    Pick your fabrics, cords, pockets, embroidered monograms and other alternatives separately for each one! (£250 full price)

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    Pledge £239 or more About $308

    The vacation package: the DELUXE.

    Three premium customizable TARIFAs, in any size, so you don't need to worry about packing anything else on your next vacation!

    Pick your fabrics, cords, pockets, embroidered monograms and other alternatives separately for each one! (£375 full price)

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