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Alma Ocean

Alma Ocean is the first Black-owned pool inflatable start up uplifting the black culture in the water space & a hub for swimming resources.

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Project Description

Alma Ocean is creating a culture shift for the black and brown community in the water space.

We are the first Black-owned startup to design culturally-inspired inflatables pools, floats, and water accessories for all diverse communities to enjoy water activities. Our mission is to honor UNITY, CREATIVITY and DIVERSITY within the water community for adults and families. 

 

THE PROBLEM

More representation remains to be unseen in the advertising of water products in the Black and Brown community. It's time for more encouragement in the water space and to start NORMALIZING BASIC SWIMMING SKILLS.

HOW WE SOLVE THE PROBLEM
 

  • By designing CULTURALLY-INSPIRED pools, floats, kids floaties and water accessories we speak to all communities.
  • Offering sustainable solutions with UPCYCLING services that transform old, used floats and pools into one-of-a-kind waterproof wearables and accessories.
  • BUILDING A COMMUNITY around water activities for all to enjoy. Providing access to resources for water activities such as swimming lessons, surf lessons, local pools and water-friendly resorts.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Join the wave and help all communities swim for the culture by feeling and looking good when enjoying water activities. With our tailored designs we speak to diverse cultures and ethnicities, Alma Ocean embraces diversity in the inflatable industry and water space. We are inspiring more communities to embrace swimming pools, beaches, and making it fun and safe for everyone!

WHY CROWDFUNDING

The designs are created, the patterns and shapes have been finalized. We are ready to manufacture and ship a wonderful variety of pools, floats, kids’ floaties and water accessories for all to enjoy Summer 2021.

We need your help! 

Crowdfunding will enable us to hit the gas and go by producing this unique product offering and shipping by Spring 2021. All funds raised on the iFundWomen platform will be used for start-up logistics, manufacturing costs, marketing, and promotions to help us spread the word.

 

“I wanted a product that spoke to my culture. I wanted to see and feel inspired by the inflatable designs, so I created my own!”

- Danielle Hodge, Founder & CEO.

 

Thank you for your love and support!

Instagram: @_AlmaOcean

#JoinTheWave #SwimfortheCulture

 

The Campaign FAQs

When will my reward items be shipped?

We will ship rewards once the project is fully funded and product has been manufactured. 

All pool inflatables will be available in early spring/summer. The cool thing is, you will receive your inflatables before we launch our e-commerce store and have first dips to show out on your social media.

 

When will Alma Ocean Inflatables be available to purchase?

Our goal is to launch in the early spring/summer of 2021.

 

Where was Alma Ocean started?

 We are located in Orlando, Florida.

 

Will there be more patterns and styles?

Yes! We will release more patterns during our manufacturing process.

 

What will be the price range for the inflatables?

Large Tube float - estimated price range $30-$40

Inflatable pool - estimated price range $55-$65

Kiddie arm Floatie - $20-$25

Animal floats - $40-$50

 

What kind of animal floats will you have?

 A peacock, duck, camel, and even the first black unicorn!

 

 

Melissa Spencer
04/02/2021
#SELFCARESUNDAY
$50
04/01/2021
WELCOME TO THE CULTURE SHIFT
$100
03/25/2021
WELCOME TO THE CULTURE SHIFT
$100
Erdavria
03/23/2021
WELCOME TO THE CULTURE SHIFT
$140
Danielle McMillian
03/20/2021
WELCOME TO THE CULTURE SHIFT
$100
Valerie Muller
03/18/2021
WELCOME TO THE CULTURE SHIFT
$100
03/18/2021
#SELFCARESUNDAY
$50
Manny
03/12/2021
WELCOME TO THE CULTURE SHIFT
$100
Manny
03/12/2021
WELCOME TO THE CULTURE SHIFT
$100
Tee Yolanda
02/18/2021
THE FIRST RASTA UNICORN!
$30
100.00 USD
WELCOME TO THE CULTURE SHIFT

Thank you for being a part of the culture shift and for believing in me.

At this level of funding, you will receive our "Culture Addict" ALMA OCEAN INFLATABLE POOL . You'll be the first to get this new pool drip by having advanced shipping before we launch our e-commerce store. Lucky you!

Your investment uplifts me,

Thank you in advance,

xo

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30 Supporters
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Monetary Contribution

#DONATEFORTHECULTURE

At this level, YOU CHOOSE YOUR AMOUNT.

Your support means everything to me. I am so grateful for your donation of any amount (truly every dollar counts). I am honored to have you behind me as I build Alma Ocean.

Thank you in advance

xo

 

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12 Supporters
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10.00 USD
#JOINTHEWAVE

Thank you for believing in me!

At this level, you've joined the wave and it's only right we shout you out.  

You will get a SHOUT OUT on INSTAGRAM for your contribution.

Thank you for being a part of the Alma Ocean community.

xo
 

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25.00 USD
#SWIMFORTHECULTURE

At this level, you'll be swimming for the culture!

You will receive 5% off any ALMA OCEAN POOL INFLATABLE of your choice. 

We will list you as a donor on our WEBSITE followed by a SHOUT OUT on our Alma Ocean Instagram.

Thank you in advance

xo
 

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50.00 USD
#SELFCARESUNDAY

Did you know that "Alma" means compassion & humanity? Being in the water is healing for your mind, body, and soul.

At this level, you will receive our "OG LEAF" float and it will be shipped to you early next summer before we launch our e-commerce store.

A little history on our OG leaf float, this one is special to us. We asked our designer to give us something that speaks to culture. He looked up leaf patterns in Africa and BOOM, low and behold the OG leaf float was born.

We call this float OG because Its original and unique design left us with no choice but to put it at the top of our list.

P.S. More patterns to come for summer 2021

Look out for a SHOUT OUT from our Alma Ocean Instagram page. Thank you for your support

xo
 

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30 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
#ALMAOCEAN

Who doesn't love a good sale? 

How about a good investment?

You chose this reward because you believe in Alma Ocean and know your investment will uplift not only this entrepreneur but inspire those who seek to swim for the culture next summer.

At this level you'll receive the following:

 - ALMA OCEAN INFLATABLE POOL

 - TUBE FLOAT

 - ALMA OCEAN T-SHIRT

You should feel Alma elevated with your contribution.

Thank you in advance

xo

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Rewards

100.00 USD
WELCOME TO THE CULTURE SHIFT

Thank you for being a part of the culture shift and for believing in me.

At this level of funding, you will receive our "Culture Addict" ALMA OCEAN INFLATABLE POOL . You'll be the first to get this new pool drip by having advanced shipping before we launch our e-commerce store. Lucky you!

Your investment uplifts me,

Thank you in advance,

xo

20 Left
30 Supporters
Select this reward
Monetary Contribution

#DONATEFORTHECULTURE

At this level, YOU CHOOSE YOUR AMOUNT.

Your support means everything to me. I am so grateful for your donation of any amount (truly every dollar counts). I am honored to have you behind me as I build Alma Ocean.

Thank you in advance

xo

 

63 Left
12 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
#JOINTHEWAVE

Thank you for believing in me!

At this level, you've joined the wave and it's only right we shout you out.  

You will get a SHOUT OUT on INSTAGRAM for your contribution.

Thank you for being a part of the Alma Ocean community.

xo
 

47 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
#SWIMFORTHECULTURE

At this level, you'll be swimming for the culture!

You will receive 5% off any ALMA OCEAN POOL INFLATABLE of your choice. 

We will list you as a donor on our WEBSITE followed by a SHOUT OUT on our Alma Ocean Instagram.

Thank you in advance

xo
 

32 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
#SELFCARESUNDAY

Did you know that "Alma" means compassion & humanity? Being in the water is healing for your mind, body, and soul.

At this level, you will receive our "OG LEAF" float and it will be shipped to you early next summer before we launch our e-commerce store.

A little history on our OG leaf float, this one is special to us. We asked our designer to give us something that speaks to culture. He looked up leaf patterns in Africa and BOOM, low and behold the OG leaf float was born.

We call this float OG because Its original and unique design left us with no choice but to put it at the top of our list.

P.S. More patterns to come for summer 2021

Look out for a SHOUT OUT from our Alma Ocean Instagram page. Thank you for your support

xo
 

20 Left
30 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
#ALMAOCEAN

Who doesn't love a good sale? 

How about a good investment?

You chose this reward because you believe in Alma Ocean and know your investment will uplift not only this entrepreneur but inspire those who seek to swim for the culture next summer.

At this level you'll receive the following:

 - ALMA OCEAN INFLATABLE POOL

 - TUBE FLOAT

 - ALMA OCEAN T-SHIRT

You should feel Alma elevated with your contribution.

Thank you in advance

xo

24 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward