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Nomads Swimwear

Nomads Swimwear is a destination-inspired, size-inclusive, brand that creates chic, high-quality swimwear for women of ALL sizes.

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Project Description

 

MEET NOMADS SWIMWEAR

Nomads Swimwear is a destination-inspired, size-inclusive, brand that creates chic, high-quality swimwear for women of all sizes. Nomads seeks to bridge the gap and offer chic, bold swim styles for women of every size and show that real size inclusion is possible!  

 

Nomads Swimwear will be launching this May with four

styles offered in sizes Small-4X!

 

THE PROBLEM

As a plus-size model, our founder, Taylor, is acutely aware of the lack of stylish swim options for curvier women. While on bookings she was able to analyze the fit, fabrication, and styles of the plus market and see a hole in the market for chic,  inclusive swim designs. Her plus-size friends and fellow models lamented their struggles of shopping for plus-size garments and how they wished they had the same options as their straight-size counterparts.

 

Most brand's size ranges stop at size 12/14 or XL and they do not offer sizes for curvier women. When brands do sell sizes beyond a size 12/14 or XL too often, their offerings are watered-down versions of their other designs and are substantially more covered up. So there is an entire segment of women who just happen to be curvy that are completely left out with it comes to finding stylish swimwear. 

 

 

THE SOLUTION

Enter Nomads Swimwear! At Nomads we are wanting to bridge the gap by offering continuity across sizes in our chic, bold swim styles to show that real size inclusion is possible! It is our belief that everyone should have access to the same style of clothing, no matter their size, that is why it so important for us to be launching with an extensive size range of sizes small-4X

 

 
 
Inspired by the natural wonders of her travel destinations, Taylor, uses photo-realistic prints to adorn my size-inclusive swim styles. The unique prints derived from photos and universally flattering styles make Nomads Swimwear exceptional pieces, that are made to last.

 

 

CONSUMER TRACTION

Nomads started as Taylor's senior capstone collection during her final semester of fashion design school at the University of Cincinnati.  It was there that she learned the fundamentals of design and was able to find the inspiration for the brand and the first collection. 

 

Throughout the creation process, she posted behind-the-scenes photos and videos of the swimsuits being constructed and the story of the prints on her social media account. The suits quickly garnered attention from friends and peers alike who were curious if she was going to have the swimwear produced and sold. And so she did! The support has only increased since moving into development and now the production of Nomads!

 

WHY CROWDFUNDING? 

Crowdfunding is a low-risk, efficient path to getting a startup and small business off the ground without going into debt or giving up equity.
 
The funds that are raised will be used to offset the cost of production. I booked the production order for Nomads in January to meet our deadline for our May launch. Since we opted for small batch production in such a vast size range, we really need funding to help us cover those costs.
 
Since we are a Direct-To-Consumer brand and will not be sold in retailers we want to have funding to do nationwide pop-ups to have the opportunity to connect with customers and allow for in-person try-ons.

 

Lastly, the funds will also help to cover the costs of marketing that will enable us to spread the word about the brand and create content and brand imagery.

 

MEET THE FOUNDER

 

My name is Taylor Long and I'm the founder of Nomads Swimwear. I'm also a designer and a working plus-size model. I studied fashion design at the University of Cincinnati. I have modeled for major brands like Target, Footlocker, and Kohl's and internationally in Australia. My experiences as a designer and model have allowed me to use my "particular genius" to change the world one swimsuit at a time!

 

 

I want to say THANK YOU! Your support, whether it be $5, $50, or $500, all will monumentally help me in my mission to get Nomads off the ground. I want to thank you in advance from the bottom of my heart for your support and for believing in my brand and me!

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Where is Nomads Swimwear produced?

Nomads Swimwear suits are in the process of being made in an ethical factory in Bogota, Colombia!

2. When is Nomads Swimwear launching?

Nomads Swimwear is launching this May! The exact date is TBD.

3. What is Crowdfunding?

A low risk, efficient path to getting your startup, small business, nonprofit or side hustle off the ground. 

Crowdfunding is when you raise small increments of money from lots of people that you know that adds up to just enough money to reach a specific goal.  In other words, you are going out and selling your product or your service to people who want to buy it and those people are coming directly from your own network. 

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sara newton
03/06/2020
Nomads Swimwear Beach Towel
$75
03/05/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
kaitlyn zelhart
03/04/2020
Nomads Swimwear Tote Bag
$50
Caitlin Nystrom
03/04/2020
Social Media & Email Shoutout
$25
Meghann Fletcher
03/04/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
Grace
03/04/2020
Monetary Contribution
$75
Sara Lynn Slagle
03/04/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Jennifer Meinhart
03/04/2020
Nomads Swimwear Beach Towel
$75
Julia Steele
03/03/2020
First Swimsuit On Us
$200
Karen Cahn
03/03/2020
Nomads Swimwear Beach Towel
$75
Monetary Contribution

Contribute any amount you choose to support the Nomads Swimwear vision of creating swimwear for women of all sizes. Your contribution will help us to cover the cost of production and marketing and ultimately grow our business!

8 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD or more
Social Media & Email Shoutout
  • Social Media & Email Shoutout

  • Hand-Written "Thank You” Note

  • Nomads Swimwear Sticker

3 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD or more
Nomads Swimwear Tote Bag
  • Nomads Swimwear Tote Bag

  •  Social Media & Email Shoutout

  • Hand-Written "Thank You” Note

  • Nomads Swimwear Sticker

4 Supporters
Select this reward
60.00 USD or more
Model Mentor Session (Virtual)

Are you interested in modeling (or know someone that is) but don't know how to get started? I'm a plus-size model who's worked for major brands like Target, Kohl's, and Footlocker and have also modeled abroad in Australia. Book me for a 30-minute virtual session, and I'll answer any modeling questions you have as well as tell you the dos and donts of the industry. Let me help you to get started on your modeling journey!

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD or more
Nomads Swimwear Beach Towel
  • Nomads Swimwear Beach Towel  

  • Social Media & Email Shoutout

  • Hand-Written "Thank You” Note

  • Nomads Swimwear Sticker

3 Supporters
Select this reward
80.00 USD or more
Personal Styling Session (Virtual)

Do you need help finding an outfit for an event or an overall wardrobe refresh? As a designer, plus-size model, and former personal stylist, I can help you find the right garments to help you look and feel your best! Book me for a 30-minute virtual styling session, and I'll use my fashion expertise to put together looks for you complete with shoppable links for you to order what you need!

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD or more
First Swimsuit On Us
  • First Swimsuit On Us!
  • Nomads Swimwear Tote Bag
  • Social Media & Email Shoutout
  • Hand-Written "Thank You"note
  • Nomads Swimwear Sticker

 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
400.00 USD or more
Complete Swimsuit Makeover
  • Get All Four Swimsuits From The Collection On Us!
  • Nomads Swimwear Tote Bag
  • Social Media/Email Shoutout
  • Hand-Written "Thank You" Note
  • Nomads Swimwear Sticker
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD or more
Design Your Own Swimsuit
  • Design Your Own Custom Swimsuit (From Pre-Selected Styles). You Get To Pick Which Style, Colors and Fabric To Make Your Dream Suit!
  • Social Media & Email Shoutout
  • Hand-Written "Thank You” Note
  • Nomads Swimwear Sticker
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
4,000.00 USD or more
Design Your Own Swimsuit Collection
  • Design Your Own Swimsuit Collection (from pre-selected styles). You Get To Pick Which Colors and Fabrics To Make Your Dream Swimsuit Collection!
  • Social Media & Email Shoutout
  • Hand-Written "Thank You”note
  • Nomads Swimwear Sticker
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Contribute any amount you choose to support the Nomads Swimwear vision of creating swimwear for women of all sizes. Your contribution will help us to cover the cost of production and marketing and ultimately grow our business!

8 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD or more
Social Media & Email Shoutout
  • Social Media & Email Shoutout

  • Hand-Written "Thank You” Note

  • Nomads Swimwear Sticker

3 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD or more
Nomads Swimwear Tote Bag
  • Nomads Swimwear Tote Bag

  •  Social Media & Email Shoutout

  • Hand-Written "Thank You” Note

  • Nomads Swimwear Sticker

4 Supporters
Select this reward
60.00 USD or more
Model Mentor Session (Virtual)

Are you interested in modeling (or know someone that is) but don't know how to get started? I'm a plus-size model who's worked for major brands like Target, Kohl's, and Footlocker and have also modeled abroad in Australia. Book me for a 30-minute virtual session, and I'll answer any modeling questions you have as well as tell you the dos and donts of the industry. Let me help you to get started on your modeling journey!

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD or more
Nomads Swimwear Beach Towel
  • Nomads Swimwear Beach Towel  

  • Social Media & Email Shoutout

  • Hand-Written "Thank You” Note

  • Nomads Swimwear Sticker

3 Supporters
Select this reward
80.00 USD or more
Personal Styling Session (Virtual)

Do you need help finding an outfit for an event or an overall wardrobe refresh? As a designer, plus-size model, and former personal stylist, I can help you find the right garments to help you look and feel your best! Book me for a 30-minute virtual styling session, and I'll use my fashion expertise to put together looks for you complete with shoppable links for you to order what you need!

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD or more
First Swimsuit On Us
  • First Swimsuit On Us!
  • Nomads Swimwear Tote Bag
  • Social Media & Email Shoutout
  • Hand-Written "Thank You"note
  • Nomads Swimwear Sticker

 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
400.00 USD or more
Complete Swimsuit Makeover
  • Get All Four Swimsuits From The Collection On Us!
  • Nomads Swimwear Tote Bag
  • Social Media/Email Shoutout
  • Hand-Written "Thank You" Note
  • Nomads Swimwear Sticker
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD or more
Design Your Own Swimsuit
  • Design Your Own Custom Swimsuit (From Pre-Selected Styles). You Get To Pick Which Style, Colors and Fabric To Make Your Dream Suit!
  • Social Media & Email Shoutout
  • Hand-Written "Thank You” Note
  • Nomads Swimwear Sticker
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
4,000.00 USD or more
Design Your Own Swimsuit Collection
  • Design Your Own Swimsuit Collection (from pre-selected styles). You Get To Pick Which Colors and Fabrics To Make Your Dream Swimsuit Collection!
  • Social Media & Email Shoutout
  • Hand-Written "Thank You”note
  • Nomads Swimwear Sticker
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward