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Sunset Vibes Swimwear - Empowering All Women

Disrupting the swimwear industry by providing swimwear that is truly size inclusive

$9,450
pledged of$45,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on July 15, 2022

Project Description

 

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Women Settle for Swimwear They Don't Love, Due to Lack of Options
Have you ever tried on a swimsuit for your dream vacation, only to be left disappointed and self-conscious because nothing fit right? Even if you tried on your size, did it still squeeze in ALL the wrong places? Me too! My name is Denise Foley, and I’m the founder of Sunset Vibes. I’m here to provide a solution for those dressing room moments we’ve all experienced. ​

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Why It's So Hard to Find the Perfect Fitting Bathing Suit
Here’s why it’s so hard to find swimwear that actually fits. The biggest brands start their prototypes with a size small, and just add a bit more fabric for each size up, sized for women in their 20s. The end results are suits that cover, but don’t fit or feel comfortable. Sunset Vibes is here to disrupt the entire swimwear experience and end all those negative experiences we have all encountered in a dressing room.​

Sunset Vibes Swimwear Size Inclusive swimwear doesn't dig into hips perfect fit denise foley

 

Our Mission Is to Empower Women
My journey to launching Sunset Vibes Swimwear started because I was never able to find swimwear that I loved. If it supported, it was too matronly. If it was stylish, there was no support (hello shoulder and neck pain!). After years of searching for the perfect suit, I realized that my body type, and that of millions of other women, were being ignored by the swimwear industry and there was a lack of representation for swimwear that accommodated different ethnicities and age groups. I’m on a mission to change this. Sunset Vibes Swimwear wants to empower all women to feel their absolute best in a swimsuit without compromising on style.  ​

Sunset Vibes Swimwear SizeInclusive swimwear doesn't dig into hips perfect fit

 

Everyone Deserves the Right to Feel Confident in a Swimsuit, No Matter Their Shape or Size
Our why is to truly help women embrace their bodies and love their curves in the skin they’re in. How are we able to make the perfectly fitting suit? We spent two years in product development and fit-tested on various body types. We also adjusted the sizing to fully support a woman’s curves while remaining comfortable and stylish. My mother has been making patterns since the 1960s—she even developed Beyonce’s Homecoming and Superbowl patterns. Together, we vetted the best manufacturers to bring this vision to life and create a product that helps women feel confident. After all, our motto is #lovewhatyougot! ​

Sunset Vibes Swimwear Size Inclusive swimwear doesn't dig into hips perfect fit denise foley


Why We Need Your Support
Sunset Vibes is on a mission to make a positive difference in women's lives. Exhibiting at trade shows like SwimCollective & Miami SwimWeek costs over $15,000 per show.  Product testing, manufacturing and working with developers is very expensive. We’re self-funded and have invested all we have to get this far. We’re in multiple boutiques like Jenette’s Bras, and everyone who tries our suits loves them! We’re established in the business and we’re experiencing strong momentum. Now, Sunset Vibes needs your support to hire staff so we can continue to grow. We want to disrupt the swimwear industry and enable all women to feel their absolute best in a swimsuit.  Launching a business and having a startup is the most challenging thing I’ve ever done. The number one motivator that kept me going through the adversity was that every woman who tried on my swimwear said the same thing: I’ve never felt so amazing in a bathing suit. Let’s change the swimwear industry together, and give that feeling of confidence and self-love to all women.

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About The Founder, Denise
Denise spent 16 years working in Corporate America, overseeing campaigns and partnerships with the biggest brands in the world like Nestle, Levi’s and VISA to name a few. In 2019, she left the comfort of her corporate job and set out to create a product and movement to empower women.  Today, she leverages her corporate acumen to bring a game-changing product to the world and to disrupt the swimwear industry.

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why Are We Crowdfunding?

Sunset Vibes has been selected out of 2500+ minority women entrepreneurs for making a positive difference!  We are now raising funds to take our business to the next level.  All funding from this campaign will be used to help pay for sales, marketing and advertising and help women embrace their bodies with swimwear created to provide the perfect fit.

Shipping

Shipping costs will vary on the reward that is purchased, for most US orders it will cost between $8-$12.  For international orders it will range between $40-$50.

Sustainability

Sunset Vibes uses REPREVE material, this means that all our material is made using recycled water bottles!  In fact, each suit has a special certification from REPREVE that 10-15 bottles were rescued from the oceans/landfills to go into the material for each full suit.

Sizing

Our sizing currently ranges from Size 4 - Size 22.  Denise will be contacting you after the crowdfund ends to do a quick size assessment and make sure we get you the perfect size for your body!  We fit tested on many different body types to make sure we can provide the perfect fit for you.

Together Rising and Giving Back

3% of our profits go back to the non-profit, Together Rising.  

Questions?

Please reach out to love@sunsetvibesswimwear.com and we are happy to answer any questions you may have!

 

 

Alexander T Messinger
06/26/2022
Founding Donor
$25
Gabriella Iacovetti
06/26/2022
Sunset Vibes Reversible One Piece
$175
06/25/2022
Sunset Vibes Reversible One Piece
$175
Nicci Walker
06/24/2022
Pick Your Choice Bikini
$205
Adrienne
06/24/2022
Sunset Vibes Reversible One Piece
$175
Lara Cooper
06/22/2022
Sunset Vibes Epic Coverup
$105
David Green
06/21/2022
Pick Your Choice Bikini
$205
Brandon
06/17/2022
Monetary Contribution
$50
Emily, Dave, and Jacob Simmer
06/16/2022
Founding Donor
$25
Timothy Pipa
06/11/2022
Sunset Vibes Epic Coverup
$105
Monetary Contribution

Your support for Sunset Vibes will spread its mission to empower all women!  Your contribution will help fund our company to exhibit at trade shows and hire our first employees to help with digital marketing and sales.   Exhibiting at trade shows is how we meet and educate wholesale customers about our amazing line and mission.  Our founder, Denise, has been doing the business alone as a solopreneur, and while it's exciting to experience steady growth, she needs your help to expand and empower other women!  Denise wants to make a positive impact on this world and 1% of all profits go back to an amazing non profit called Together Rising.

5 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Founding Donor

Your name will be posted on the website FOREVER as one of our founding donors. You'll always know that YOU made this movement happen and contributed to a cause that helps women embrace their bodies!

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3 Supporters
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75.00 USD
Super Cute Sun Protective Visor

One of our founder’s best secrets after 13 years of living by the beach is to always have skin protection!  We have sourced the best visors that offers sun protection but isn’t over the top in coverage.  Protect your skin and look stylish at the same time!  Available in Gold, Black, Tan, Pink & White and also for children in tan.

Denise will reach out after the campaign closes to get your color selection.

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0 Supporters
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105.00 USD
Sunset Vibes Epic Coverup

$40 off retail price! Made with material that uses recycled water bottles and offers SPF 50 protection.  This coverup will be a staple in your summer wardrobe for years to come! Stylish, comfortable and made with pockets, this will be your easy, on-the-go piece all summer long! Because the material is made from recycled bottles it lasts a long time, and won't fade or stretch out.  It’s the best! Available in sizes 4 through size 22.  The style in the picture is black mesh but this is also available in solid black (not see through).   Denise will reach out after the campaign closes to get your size. 

 

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175.00 USD
Sunset Vibes Reversible One Piece

Like the bathing suit our founder was wearing in the video?This is the same one! One-piece bathing suit ($39 off retail price) - Sunset Vibes Reversible One Piece - Inspired by a Versace bathing suit but made to fit even better, this offers comfortable cup support and doesn’t squeeze into your hips! You look good, you feel good, you do good! This is also made with our signature material of recycled water bottles, which means this suit will last you for years. Available in sizes 4 through 22.

We will reach out after the campaign closes to help you determine your size.  This is a reversible bathing suit and what Denise wore in the video!  The colors are black and red, so you essentially get a black and red bathing suit in one!  2 suits are better than 1!

 

 

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3 Supporters
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205.00 USD
Pick Your Choice Bikini

Pick your style, these are the same bikinis our founder wore in the video! Whether you are into high waist or a low rise we got you covered!  One of the best things about these bikini bottoms is that they don’t stretch out or fade.  We sourced special elastic so it doesn’t squeeze into your hips. The tops were made to help you feel comfortable and NOT feel the weight of your breast on your neck or shoulders.  Available in size 4 through size 22.  Fits bust size 32B-40H, Denise will reach out personally to help asses the best size and make sure we have you feeling amazing in your new bikini!  To quote the great Ace Ventura Pet Detective, they fit, "Like a Glove!"

Remember, these bikinis were created for all the women who have a hard time finding bikinis that are supportive, comfortable and still sexy.  We got you covered with the perfect fit and all day comfort, while looking fly!

We will reach out after the campaign closes to get your size and style preferences.

 

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6 Supporters
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300.00 USD
1 on 1 with Denise!

Ever dream of owning your own business, starting a side hustle or pursuing your side hustle full time?  Have an entrepreneurial spirit and dream of starting your own business but don’t know where to start or what you would do?  That used to be me, but I figured it out!  Come with your questions and/or vision. We will have a brainstorm and I will give you a roadmap with actionable steps of what to do, how to get funding,  how to leverage your network and how to position your idea.   A call like this would have been so valuable for me years ago and I will also help you avoid the mistakes that I made along the way!  Denise spent 16 years in the corporate world creating campaigns and developing partnerships with the biggest companies in the world.  

 

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0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Sunset Vibes Ultimate Summer Bundle

$1000 -  $400 off the retail price!  Get ready for summer time fun in the sun! The ultimate summer swimwear bundle will have you doing your best Sheryl Crow impression as you soak up the sun!  

2 Bikinis, 2 bathing suits, 1 coverup, plus a visor, sarong and a beach tote!  

Denise will reach out after the campaign closes to get your sizing.

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0 Supporters
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1,500.00 USD
Shagg Pond Maine

Ever want to unplug at a rustic Maine cabin located right on a pond? Trade in those text messages and emails for the wind rustling through the trees, while a pair of loons call out to you! Journey to Shagg Pond Maine, to a family cabin built in the 1940’s. Nestled right between two mountains, the serenity and peacefulness of 3 nights in this cabin will be something you’ll never forget! There’s having a beer. Then there’s having a beer at Shagg Pond. Swimming, hiking, fishing & campfires await! 

You will have a 2 year period to use this dream getaway.

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0 Supporters
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50.00 USD
@stuffgracemade SunsetVibes Sticker Set

@stuffgracemade is an award winning artist helping to fuel positive social causes.  When Sunset Vibes was just getting started she created these awesome stickers to bring back the nostalgia of summer.  These stickers will have you on a summer vibe all year long!

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Your support for Sunset Vibes will spread its mission to empower all women!  Your contribution will help fund our company to exhibit at trade shows and hire our first employees to help with digital marketing and sales.   Exhibiting at trade shows is how we meet and educate wholesale customers about our amazing line and mission.  Our founder, Denise, has been doing the business alone as a solopreneur, and while it's exciting to experience steady growth, she needs your help to expand and empower other women!  Denise wants to make a positive impact on this world and 1% of all profits go back to an amazing non profit called Together Rising.

5 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Founding Donor

Your name will be posted on the website FOREVER as one of our founding donors. You'll always know that YOU made this movement happen and contributed to a cause that helps women embrace their bodies!

197 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Super Cute Sun Protective Visor

One of our founder’s best secrets after 13 years of living by the beach is to always have skin protection!  We have sourced the best visors that offers sun protection but isn’t over the top in coverage.  Protect your skin and look stylish at the same time!  Available in Gold, Black, Tan, Pink & White and also for children in tan.

Denise will reach out after the campaign closes to get your color selection.

200 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
105.00 USD
Sunset Vibes Epic Coverup

$40 off retail price! Made with material that uses recycled water bottles and offers SPF 50 protection.  This coverup will be a staple in your summer wardrobe for years to come! Stylish, comfortable and made with pockets, this will be your easy, on-the-go piece all summer long! Because the material is made from recycled bottles it lasts a long time, and won't fade or stretch out.  It’s the best! Available in sizes 4 through size 22.  The style in the picture is black mesh but this is also available in solid black (not see through).   Denise will reach out after the campaign closes to get your size. 

 

195 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
175.00 USD
Sunset Vibes Reversible One Piece

Like the bathing suit our founder was wearing in the video?This is the same one! One-piece bathing suit ($39 off retail price) - Sunset Vibes Reversible One Piece - Inspired by a Versace bathing suit but made to fit even better, this offers comfortable cup support and doesn’t squeeze into your hips! You look good, you feel good, you do good! This is also made with our signature material of recycled water bottles, which means this suit will last you for years. Available in sizes 4 through 22.

We will reach out after the campaign closes to help you determine your size.  This is a reversible bathing suit and what Denise wore in the video!  The colors are black and red, so you essentially get a black and red bathing suit in one!  2 suits are better than 1!

 

 

197 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
205.00 USD
Pick Your Choice Bikini

Pick your style, these are the same bikinis our founder wore in the video! Whether you are into high waist or a low rise we got you covered!  One of the best things about these bikini bottoms is that they don’t stretch out or fade.  We sourced special elastic so it doesn’t squeeze into your hips. The tops were made to help you feel comfortable and NOT feel the weight of your breast on your neck or shoulders.  Available in size 4 through size 22.  Fits bust size 32B-40H, Denise will reach out personally to help asses the best size and make sure we have you feeling amazing in your new bikini!  To quote the great Ace Ventura Pet Detective, they fit, "Like a Glove!"

Remember, these bikinis were created for all the women who have a hard time finding bikinis that are supportive, comfortable and still sexy.  We got you covered with the perfect fit and all day comfort, while looking fly!

We will reach out after the campaign closes to get your size and style preferences.

 

194 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
1 on 1 with Denise!

Ever dream of owning your own business, starting a side hustle or pursuing your side hustle full time?  Have an entrepreneurial spirit and dream of starting your own business but don’t know where to start or what you would do?  That used to be me, but I figured it out!  Come with your questions and/or vision. We will have a brainstorm and I will give you a roadmap with actionable steps of what to do, how to get funding,  how to leverage your network and how to position your idea.   A call like this would have been so valuable for me years ago and I will also help you avoid the mistakes that I made along the way!  Denise spent 16 years in the corporate world creating campaigns and developing partnerships with the biggest companies in the world.  

 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Sunset Vibes Ultimate Summer Bundle

$1000 -  $400 off the retail price!  Get ready for summer time fun in the sun! The ultimate summer swimwear bundle will have you doing your best Sheryl Crow impression as you soak up the sun!  

2 Bikinis, 2 bathing suits, 1 coverup, plus a visor, sarong and a beach tote!  

Denise will reach out after the campaign closes to get your sizing.

200 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,500.00 USD
Shagg Pond Maine

Ever want to unplug at a rustic Maine cabin located right on a pond? Trade in those text messages and emails for the wind rustling through the trees, while a pair of loons call out to you! Journey to Shagg Pond Maine, to a family cabin built in the 1940’s. Nestled right between two mountains, the serenity and peacefulness of 3 nights in this cabin will be something you’ll never forget! There’s having a beer. Then there’s having a beer at Shagg Pond. Swimming, hiking, fishing & campfires await! 

You will have a 2 year period to use this dream getaway.

3 Left
0 Supporters
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50.00 USD
@stuffgracemade SunsetVibes Sticker Set

@stuffgracemade is an award winning artist helping to fuel positive social causes.  When Sunset Vibes was just getting started she created these awesome stickers to bring back the nostalgia of summer.  These stickers will have you on a summer vibe all year long!

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