B A I N // Maillots de bain français

Help us raise funds for BAIN! Sustainable bathing suits & retro surf shorts. Designed in Biarritz & made in France.

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B A I N // Maillots de bain français

<p> <em>BAIN is a swimwear brand recently created in Biarritz, France. It is the shared visions of Nicolas &amp; Cindy, two friends &amp; designers inspired by their love for the 70's, arts, surf &amp; simple moments. </em></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>OUR STORY</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We (Cindy &amp; Nicolas) met in Montreal, Canada where we worked as designers. Our passion for surfing and travelling lead us on great adventures, trying to live like we were in a 70's surf movie.</p> <p>  </p> <p> I (Nicolas) wanted shorter surf shorts, like the one they use to wear in the seventies, that I could wear on any occasion. I (Cindy) wanted a feminine swimsuit, that would be comfortable and stay on while surfing or having fun in the water. </p> <p>  </p> <p> Unfortunately we could not find these swimsuits, so we made them. We created BAIN to offer you a different kind of swim wear.</p> <p>  </p> <p>   <img alt="Logo_bain" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/79977/logo_bain.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>IDENTITY</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We create swimwear for men and women who care about style and enjoy the moment. We are a french brand with simple but genuine values. Our name, BAIN, means "bath" in french. It came naturally as it evokes feelings of freedom &amp; spontaneity. The two bathers logo, symbolize the communion between Man with Nature as well as innocence &amp; sharing</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>OUR PRODUCTS</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> -Quality</p> <p>  </p> <p> -French savoir-faire</p> <p>  </p> <p> -Respect for nature</p> <p>  </p> <p> -Timeless designs</p> <p>  </p> <p> Casual or fancy, the BAIN collection is  exclusively <strong>made in France </strong>with the highest quality materials. Comfortable, they are made to be worn in harmony with a body in motion, for sports or relaxation.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Photo_ambiance_1_00141" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80740/Photo_Ambiance_1_00141.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> For our <strong>Men's swim shorts</strong> we got back to basics : our collection is inspired by 70's board-shorts, improved with innovative modern fabrics. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Reuilly_bleu_kiss" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80090/Reuilly_bleu_kiss.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Reuilly_rouge_2_photo" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80106/Reuilly_Rouge_2_photo.png"></p> <p> <em>"Reuilly" </em></p> <p>  </p> <p> This combination of <strong>chic and comfort</strong> can be worn at any time, on land or at sea, on a board or on the sand, in the city or in the countryside. Triple stitchings insure <strong>durability</strong>. And <strong>its secret pocket </strong>allows you to surf, run, or walk with free hands and a free mind.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Detail_reuilly_kiss" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80105/Detail_reuilly_kiss.png">  </p> <p>  </p> <p> We carefully selected fabrics knitted with polyamide fabrics and 4 to 6 % Spandex  which gives the shorts comfort. <strong>The "Beaurivage" </strong>short received a <strong>water repellent treatment</strong> so the fabric stays light when wet and dry in a short time. Our designs celebrate retro swimwear while creating a modern aesthetic.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Beaurivage_kiss" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80089/Beaurivage_Kiss.png"></p> <p> <em>"Beaurivage"</em></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>Technical drawings of our swim shorts</em></p> <p> <img alt="Fiche_technique_projet_crowd_funding-01" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80875/Fiche_technique_projet_crowd_funding-01.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Our Women's collection</strong> is inspired by nature and gracefully flirts with the 70's.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>The "Belza"</strong>, a two-tone piece, is star of the 2014 collection. Its fabrics is contains LYCRA Xtra life fibers which is ten times more resistant to chlorine, oils and sunscreen than standard lycra. It is <strong>both flexible and body shaping. </strong>You'll love it!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Belza_3_photo" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80051/BELZA_3_Photo.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>The "Aigurande" </strong>floral reveals and sublimates the back with its flexible braided straps, maintaining the breasts without hurting your skin. Its volume and <strong>exclusive print</strong> designed in collaboration with New York based textile designer <em>Helen Dealtry </em>makes this suit the trendiest of the collection. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Aigurande_2_photo" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80052/Aigurande_2_photo.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>The "Malzanne"</strong>, fully lined with invisible seams, was especially designed for surfing. It insures your bikini will stay on with elegance and flexibility. </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Malzanne_noir" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80054/Malzanne_noir.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Malzanne_rouge_2_photo" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80056/Malzanne_rouge_2_photo.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> The cherry on the cake? It's entirely made with recycled polyamide and LYCRA Xtra life fibers, proving a light feel, quick dry time,  and UV protection (UPF 50+).</p> <p>  </p> <p> With the "Mazlanne" you can stay stylish and do good for the environment! </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>OUR PROJECT IS SUSTAINABLE</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> 1- We <strong>manufacture the entire collection in Troyes</strong>, "Capital of Knitwear", <strong>France.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> 2- We believe in<strong> European and French savoir- faire</strong>, decent work conditions where environmental laws are respected.</p> <p>  </p> <p> 3- The <strong>proximity of production sites and suppliers </strong>(France, Italy, and Germany) allows us to reduce significantly <strong>Co2 impacts</strong> on the environment.</p> <p>  </p> <p> 4- The <strong>Malzanne model is made with fabric made from Econyl fibers</strong>, created from <strong>recycled plastic</strong>. This process makes the fabric more resistant, cleans the oceans and reduces plastic consumption.</p> <p> Unfortunately we could only produce one model in this fabric since they are still scarce on the market.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Complete_process" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/72905/complete_process.jpg">                                                                                                                                            <a href="http://www.econyl.com/en/3/econyl-regeneration-process.html" target="_blank">http://www.econyl.com</a>    </p> <p>  </p> <p> 5- We wanted a way to re-use our <strong>packaging </strong>to avoid waste, so we came up with a pouch <strong>made with organic cotton </strong>you can put your favorite <strong>BAIN </strong>swimsuit in, or anything else you desire!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Pochette" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80101/Pochette.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> 6- For every Swimsuits or short at the end of life, send it back to us and <strong>we will recycle it.</strong> In return we offer you <strong>10% off</strong> your next purchase! </p> <p>  </p> <p> By helping us financially with this project, you contribute to a healthy and responsible local economy as well as going a gesture for the environment.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> <strong>HOW FAR ARE WE IN THE PROCESS?</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We've been working on full time on this project for 1.5 years and invested 10,000 euros, which represents</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Making of the prototypes</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Purchasing fabrics and supplies</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Printing and dying fees</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Creation of your brand identity</p> <p>  </p> <p> - Trade-shows</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="1cd0e6bd5a670b889bc46f6b28063939" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80874/1cd0e6bd5a670b889bc46f6b28063939.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  <img alt="Hang_tag" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80102/hang_tag.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong> GOALS :</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> 11.000 Euros :</p> <p>  </p> <p> Production of "Reuilly" in two colors</p> <p> Production of "Malzanne" in two colors</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>STRETCH GOALS:</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> 13400 euros : </p> <p> Production of "BEAURIVAGE" in 1 color </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> 15800 euros :</p> <p> Production of "BEAURIVAGE" in two colors</p> <p>  </p> <p> 17900 euros :</p> <p> Production of  "AIGURANDE"   </p> <p>  </p> <p> 27500 euros euros :</p> <p> Production of  BELZA in three colors</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Aigurande" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80872/AIGURANDE.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> This represents</p> <p>  </p> <p> 1- <strong>Promotion and diffusion </strong>of the brand : visual content, internet promotion, trade shows and events.</p> <p>  </p> <p> 2- <strong>Purchase of fabrics and supplies</strong> for the production:</p> <p>  </p> <p> 3- <strong>Manufacturin</strong>g cost.</p> <p>  </p> <p> 4-<strong> Packaging</strong> cost : manufacture, screen-printing and fabrics.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Pochette_femme" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/80103/Pochette_femme.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>LONG TERM VISIONS</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We would like to see our company grow, but <strong>without compromising our products' quality.</strong></p> <p> Thus, we will continue to make our bathing suits and swim shorts in France. We are also planning to produce our upcoming collections with <strong>recycled or eco-friendly fabrics only.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We sincerely hope that other companies will follow a similar path.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>IN SUMMARY</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We make <strong>simple but sustainable quality retro inspired swimwear</strong>, that you can wear on many occasions.</p> <p>  </p> <p> You would like to wear one of our shorts or bathing suits this summer? Super easy! </p> <p>  </p> <p> Join us in our adventure and click on the "<strong>Pledge Button" </strong>in the top right corner of the page. We've got cool surprises for you in return. </p> <p>  </p> <p> You can also help  by telling your friends about  the project  and by sharing the campaign all over the internet!</p> <p>  </p> <p> Let's make it happen together!</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>THANKS!</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We would like to thank you for the time you took to discover our project. Also, nothing would have been possible if we did not have had the supports of our family and friends. We would like to thank them, big time:</p> <p>  </p> <p> Evelyne &amp; Jean-Marie Defort</p> <p> Daniel &amp; Jeanne-Marie Kovac</p> <p>  </p> <p> Lola Peugnet</p> <p> Pierre Lam-Trong</p> <p> Lea </p> <p> Pablo Fouquet</p> <p> Claire Aufrechter</p> <p> Arthur Droz</p> <p> Garrett Frierson</p> <p> Emilie Defort </p> <p> Caroline Paillez</p> <p> Antoine Nivard</p> <p> Matthias Luban</p> <p> Jorge Gérald</p> <p>  </p> <p> Wallako Surf SHop</p> <p> Thomas Feder</p> <p>  </p> <p> The breezes</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>



  • 9 contributions
Thank you very much! We'll send you a beautiful post card from Biarritz, with a personal note written by ourselves!

Estimated delivery: May 2014


  • 26 contributions
Wow! You are so cool and awesome, we will plant a tree for yor you. In association with Reforest'action you will be able to chosse where you want to plant your tree INCLUDES everything from the 1€ level.

Estimated delivery: May 2014


  • 26 contributions
You'll get an eco-friendly bag, that we will screen printed especially for you! INCLUDES everything from all previous levels.

Estimated delivery: June 2014


  • 6 contributions
Organic cotton tank top, screen printed by us with love and passion! INCLUDES everything from all previous levels.

Estimated delivery: June 2014


  • 12 contributions
You're giving us a lot of loving here! And we want you to look good this summer so here's for you : -The "Malzanne" women's swimsuit. Made with Recycled Polyamide OR -The "Reuilly" men's swim shorts. Original value : 150€ INCLUDES everything from all previous levels.

Estimated delivery: July 2014


  • 2 contributions
Now you really want to wear our swimsuits, you won't be disappointed : Two BAIN swimsuits of your choice (Men and/or Women) ) depending on the funding campaign goes. INCLUDES everything from all previous levels.

Estimated delivery: July 2014


    A very pleasant stay in the beautiful basque country. Come accompanied or by your self, we will be glad to have you as a special guest for a few days. Come accompanied or by your self. Bathing, surfing, relaxing, delicious food and good times guaranteed! INCLUDES everything from all previous levels.

    Estimated delivery: September 2014


      SIMPLY, THE BEST WEEK END YOU'LL EVER HAVE! INCLUDES everything from all previous levels.

      Estimated delivery: July 2014

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