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Rent-a-Romper

Help us support parents during the earliest years when kids (out)grow so fast.
Support us in growing this community of impact!

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Campaign Ends on December 19, 2020

Project Description

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Who We Are

Rent-a-Romper is a rental clothing company for babies and toddlers. We save parents time and money during the early years when kids (out)grow so fast.

Lauren Gregor

As the mom of two boys, Founder Lauren Gregor felt this problem firsthand. While juggling work and home life, Lauren was frustrated with the amount of waste her small family seemed to be generating as her kids grew. The biggest culprit of this was clothing. Lauren found herself spending precious time and money just to keep up with the kids, only to have them outgrow again in a few weeks.

Lauren launched Rent-a-Romper to create a convenient solution for parents, providing a capsule wardrobe that grows with their child. Rent-a-Romper's goal is to help parents in the earliest years and to reduce the burden on our planet.

What We Do

Rent-a-Romper provides a subscription membership to a capsule wardrobe for children from Preemie to 4T. Rent-a-Romper curates each capsule based on customer's size, style preferences and needs. When families receive their clothing, they are able to keep the clothing as long as they want or swap as often as they need.

After launching in March 2020, Rent-a-Romper has grown to serve families in over 30 states across the U.S. We have developed wholesale partnerships and are building more to ensure we can keep costs down for our customers.

Our Capsule Membership

We provide our customers with a curated capsule wardrobe for their child. Families can keep the items as long as they want or swap them whenever they need. Today, we offer two capsule sizes and plan to grow our offerings in the future to provide our customers with access to more of the clothing they need as their kids grow.

Rent-a-Romper Benefits
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Support Us

At Rent-a-Romper, we are building a new model for consuming children's clothing. We have proven that parents want a solution that is both convenient and sustainable. In our first 8 months operating, we have developed wholesale partnerships, are shipping to over 30 states across the U.S. and extended the life of hundreds of pieces of clothing helping to reduce the waste, water and carbon footprint on our planet.

We are primed to grow our community, serve more families, and extend our impact on the planet. But we need your help!

In order to grow this business, we need to invest in our inventory and fulfillment operations to ensure we can meet our customers' needs and keep our prices affordable for everyone. This campaign will help us to make some critical improvements to the customer experience on our website for ordering and swapping.  With this investment, we will be able to prepare the business to scale and grow this incredible community.  
With your support, you are not only investing in the future of Rent-a-Romper, but families, in a cleaner planet for our next generation and a shift in how we think about consumption. 
Our Vision

Rent-a-Romper will is building a community of parents who find convenience and purpose in a shared closet for their children.  We are living in a time where people are more connected than before, yet parents can often be isolated, searching for solutions on their own.  We will solve problems and deliver the solution to their doorstep - wherever they are. 

We will influence how the next generation thinks about commerce and community.  

We will build a company that believes convenience and commitment to our planet are not mutually exclusive.  

We will extend the life of hundreds of thousands of pieces of clothing reducing the water, carbon and waste footprints of each item and divert thousands of items from landfill.

We will build a cleaner future for our children, by making the lives of parents easier in the earliest years. 

 

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Thank You

 

Thank you for your continued support as we grow.

Thank you for encouraging us to build something different.

Thank you for believing in us.

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What comes in a capsule?

Our Just the Essential Capsules come with 7 items for your baby or child. A typical capsule includes 3 onesies or body suits, 2 pairs of pants or leggings, 1 dress/skirt/shorts, and one pair of pjs. Complete Capsules contain 15 essential items for your baby or child. A typical capsule includes 5 onesie bodysuits, 3 pants, 2 shirts, 2 shorts, and 3 pajamas. This can be customized based on your preferences and weather.

2. Can I customize my capsule?

When you subscribe, you will be able to list style or brand preferences you have.  This helps us to understand your needs.  A few examples might be, "I need extra pajamas with feet because he gets cold at night" or "No yellow clothes, we love green and blue."  We will do our best to accommodate your needs and put together the best capsule for you.

3. What is a capsule wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe for your baby or toddler is a curated collection of the essential everyday items of clothing, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces.  Our capsules vary with your child, location and preferences, but typically include short or long sleeved onesies, pants/shorts/dress/skirts, t-shirts, pajamas, and one or two seasonal pieces. Our goal is to provide you with the core wardrobe your child needs. 

4. How can I sign up and how will it work?

First, select the size of capsule you want: Complete - 15 items for $39 or Just-the-Essentials - 7 items for $24 per month.  Then choose the style of capsule you want to receive (boys, girls, unisex). You can also leave notes on your style preferences. We will prepare and deliver your capsule wardrobe. When your child is ready for the next size, schedule a delivery date for your new capsule. When the capsule arrives, just put the old clothes into the box and return them to us. Once you subscribe you can keep your clothes as long as you like or swap them as often as you need.  We know kids (out)grow fast!

5. Do you have gift certificates?

Yes. Rent-a-Romper is a great gift for new parents. Provide your family or friend with the gift of a subscription and they will have the clothes they need as their baby grows. You can purchase a gift certificate here.

6. Can I add Rent-a-Romper to my baby registry?

Yes. If you have a Babylist or MyRegistry registry, you can add a subscription as an item. With the 'Add to Registry' button in your bookmarks, you can drag a gift card subscription to your button and add it to your registry. This is a great way to ensure you have the clothes you need when your baby arrives.

7. How does Rent-a-Romper ensure the clothes are clean?

When clothes are returned to us, we inspect each item to look for staining and to see if any items need to be retired. Once we have inspected all of the clothing is cleaned using organic laundry detergent appropriate for sensitive skin. Last, we steam the clothing to sanitize and prepare for another family.

 

 

Ismael S.
12/04/2020
Social Shout Out
$10
Amy
12/03/2020
Better Together
$100
11/30/2020
Community Builder
$400
Dave Lynch
11/25/2020
Rent-a-Romper Founding Partner
$1,000
RC
11/24/2020
Insulated Water Bottle & Thank You Note
$50
Richard Smith
11/24/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
11/21/2020
Insulated Water Bottle & Thank You Note
$50
Stuart Krohn
11/21/2020
Insulated Water Bottle & Thank You Note
$50
Julie Westerman
11/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
$200
Patty Breech
11/19/2020
Monetary Contribution
$30
10.00 USD
Social Shout Out

Pledge $10 and we'll shout you out in our weekly social media update.  Every dollar matters as we grow this business toward more impact for families and our planet.  

Provide your social media handle for us to include you!

3 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Insulated Water Bottle & Thank You Note

To show our gratitude, we will thank you with a Rent-a-Romper insulated water bottle so you can sport your sustainability in style alongside a hand written note from Lauren.

  

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6 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Better Together

Let our community love on you with our self-care kit.  In partnership with our dear friends and fellow female-founded SKNMUSE, we will help you care for yourself this year.  

Join the movement and support women in business by proudly sporting your reusable water bottle and healthy glow!

Post on social and spread the word that women deserve funding! 

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12 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Community Builder

Support Rent-a-Romper making an impact on our planet by changing the way we consume.  As your reward, you will receive this ICEMULE Cooler Bag to help you enjoy time with family and friends in the great outdoors.  For beach trips, hikes, or picnics, this bag will keep your food and drinks cold so you can enjoy what nature has to offer.   

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5 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Annual Capsule Membership

Experience the convenience of a year of baby or toddler clothing for you or a friend.  This reward includes a year-long subscription to Rent-a-Romper that you can use or gift to a friend.  You will also receive our Rent-a-Romper water bottle. Save time and save the planet.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Rent-a-Romper Founding Partner

You believe in the power of community and the impact we can have on the planet and our future generation! 

This reward is permanent acknowledgment as a founding partner on the Rent-a-Romper website. 

3 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

10.00 USD
Social Shout Out

Pledge $10 and we'll shout you out in our weekly social media update.  Every dollar matters as we grow this business toward more impact for families and our planet.  

Provide your social media handle for us to include you!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Insulated Water Bottle & Thank You Note

To show our gratitude, we will thank you with a Rent-a-Romper insulated water bottle so you can sport your sustainability in style alongside a hand written note from Lauren.

  

34 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Better Together

Let our community love on you with our self-care kit.  In partnership with our dear friends and fellow female-founded SKNMUSE, we will help you care for yourself this year.  

Join the movement and support women in business by proudly sporting your reusable water bottle and healthy glow!

Post on social and spread the word that women deserve funding! 

13 Left
12 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Community Builder

Support Rent-a-Romper making an impact on our planet by changing the way we consume.  As your reward, you will receive this ICEMULE Cooler Bag to help you enjoy time with family and friends in the great outdoors.  For beach trips, hikes, or picnics, this bag will keep your food and drinks cold so you can enjoy what nature has to offer.   

15 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Annual Capsule Membership

Experience the convenience of a year of baby or toddler clothing for you or a friend.  This reward includes a year-long subscription to Rent-a-Romper that you can use or gift to a friend.  You will also receive our Rent-a-Romper water bottle. Save time and save the planet.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Rent-a-Romper Founding Partner

You believe in the power of community and the impact we can have on the planet and our future generation! 

This reward is permanent acknowledgment as a founding partner on the Rent-a-Romper website. 

3 Supporters
Select this reward