Protect Your Children, With Sun Safe Swimwear From Makara Kids!

Finally sun protective swimwear for kids that is as fashionable as it is practical. Protecting children from the sun is smart, lets spread the word together.
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Ashley Martin
Fashion
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
4 Team Members


                          

Makara Kids Fights Against Skin Cancer With Sun-Safe Swimwear.

Made In Canada. 

A percent of all contributions will go to the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation, in support of their Go Safe, sun safety education programme. 

ABOUT US

Everyone knows someone who has been affected by Skin Cancer, and it's something that can be prevented. Makara Kids is committed to spreading the word to parents about the importance of sun protection for their children. At Makara, we understand that protecting our children is a top priority and that’s why we are so proud of our first collection as it offers parents the option to fashionably protect their children from the harmful environmental effects present in our modern world. 

Our passion for fashion and love for the outdoors drove us to create the bet possible sun-safe swimwear for children. Becoming a social entrepreneur isn't just exciting, It provides new possibilities to change people's lives. At Makara, we believe in good fashionable design for our kids and we believe good design is honest. We strive for excellence, but never at the cost of even one life. We believe in family, hope and love. 

Makara Kids is proudly designed and manufactured in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

SUN PROTECTION

Taking measures to protect your family from the sun will help to prevent the long term consequences of overexposure, such as skin cancer, or the short-term effects such as sunburn.  It is extremely important to protect children and babies from the sun as they are not born with the developed skin protection system found in adults. Overexposure to the sun can begin in childhood and last a lifetime. All Makara Kids swimwear is UPF 50+, blocking up to 98 % of UV rays. 

For more information on skin cancer and the importance of sun protection please visit: http://www.canadianskincancerfoundation.com , http://www.dermatology.ca . 

OUR SWIMWEAR

                         

The Makara Kids swimwear collection is made exclusively from Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50+ protective nylon spandex. All swimwear designs provide maximum coverage from wrist to ankle and include an innovative hood, offering complete sun coverage.  

Our swimwear collection uses two top quality fabrics, a High Performance Nylon-Spandex Tricot and a Poly – Spandex Tricot, which is great for sublimation and heat transfer printing.  Both fabrics are UPF 50 + and are free of harsh chemical treatments. 

We believe these are bathing suits both you and your children will love.

PERKS

Baby Hooded Swim Onsie $65 - UPF 50+, zipper closure, sizes 3-24 months. Girls: Mini Parrot with Orchid and Teal colour blocking. Boys: Mini Parrot and Hand Drawn stripe.


Girls Hooded Peplum swim top $65 - UPF 50+, zipper detail, sizes 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6 years. Shown in Mini Parrot *also available in Feather. Girls Swim brief $20 - UPF 50+, sizes 2/3, 3/4 4/5, 5/6 years. Shown in Orchid *also available in Teal.


Girls Rouched side swim top $45 - UPF 50+sizes 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6 years. Shown in Feather *also available in Mini Parrot. Unisex Swim leggings $35 - UPF 50+, sizes 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6 years. Shown in Mini Parrot *also available in Hand Drawn stripe, Teal and Orchid. 


Boys Hooded swim top $45 - UPF 50+zipper detail, sizes 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6 years. Shown in Hand Drawn stripe *also available in Teal. Boys Swim Short $40 - UPF 50+, sizes 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6 years. City Scape

We Need Your Support!

Thank you for checking out our IndieGogo page. We truly appreciate all the support. By purchasing one of our awesome swimsuits and contributing to our campaign, you are helping us to bring this important collection to production.  But that's not the only way to help, by sharing our story with a friend you are helping us reach others. If you could do something as simple as tweeting about our page, or liking us on Facebook, it could really go a long way. We are doing everything we can to spread the word of our campaign, and the message of the importance of sun protection for children. We thank you for doing the same, and helping make our dream a reality.

*Remember making a contribution means you are pre-purchasing our awesome swimwear, the estimated delivery of your order is May 30th. Without your contribution Makara kids would not be possible! 

What We Need & What You Get

We need to raise $8,500.00 as our suppliers and manufacturers have minimum orders in place and we need to pre-sell enough bathing suits to fufill these minimums to bring our collection to production.

We dream of creating a full line of innovative activewear, starting with style updates to our current collection, and we want to make it  available through an e-commerce store @ www.makarakids.com . In addition to creating a recognized children's activewear brand, we want to use this campaign and our website as a tool to inform parents and there children about the importance of sun protection. So join with us on this journey and be apart of it every step of the way. 

We will send out several updates throughout the entire process making sure our backers are up-to-date on any important information. Please remember to check your junk mail and inbox regulary after your purchase, as we will be sending out an email to determine the SIZE and COLOUR of your particular order. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at info@makarakids.com  

Once The Campaign Closes, How Will You Fulfill The Orders?

Once our campaign closes, we will order our fabric and begin production.  Production time takes roughly 30 days once fabric has arrived at the manufacturer, depending on the quantity of the order.  Our team will then ship the orders to our awesome backers! We will ship Via Canada Post for all domestic orders which should make for a very smooth process. 

Risks And Challenges.

Getting the word out and convincing the IndieGogo community to participate will be our biggest challenge. With so many great projects to choose from, we hope ours will stand apart from the rest. To reach as many people as possible, we are asking friends, families, and various blogs to help spread the word.

Once the funding is in place, our next challenge will be producing on a large scale. However,  we have confidence in our manufacturer of the past several months to help us with any issues we have along the way.

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$4,500CAD
raised by 105 people in 1 month
53% funded
0 time left
$8,500 CAD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on April 3, 2014
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  • $5CAD
    Vote For Baby Onsie Name +

    NEW! You get a pin, and a thank you on our website contributors page forever. Plus, you get to vote for the name of the male baby onsie suit when the campaign is over.

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $10CAD
    Suggest Name For Baby Onsie +

    NEW! You get a pin, and a thank you on our website contributors page forever. Plus, you get to suggest and vote for the name of the male baby onsie suit. We will add the suggested name to the list which will be voted on when the campaign is over. We will post your suggested name immediately after your contribution and talk about it on twitter and facebook until the vote. The winner will be etched in Makara Kids history forever.

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $20CAD
    Girls Swim Brief UPF 50+,

    Sizes: 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6 years. *Available in Orchid and Teal. *Please add $5 for International Shipping

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $35CAD
    Unisex Swim Leggings UPF 50+

    Sizes: 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6 years. *Available in Feather, Mini Parrot, Hand Drawn Stripe, Teal and Orchid.

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $40CAD
    Boys Swim Short UPF 50+

    Elastic Waist. Sizes: 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6 years. *Available in City Scape.

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $45CAD
    Boys Hooded swim top UPF 50+

    Size's 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6 years. *Available in Hand Drawn Stripe and Teal.

    8 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $45CAD
    Girls Rouched Swim Top UPF 50+

    Sizes: 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6 years. *Available in Feather and Mini Parrot. *Please add $5 for International Shipping

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $65CAD
    Baby Hooded Swim Onsie UPF 50+

    Zipper closure. Size's 3-24 months. * Available in (Girls) Mini Parrot with Orchid and Teal Colour Blocking or (Boys) Mini Parrot and Blue Stripe.

    16 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $65CAD
    Girls Hooded Swim Top UPF 50+

    Zipper detail. Sizes: 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6 years. *Available in Feather and Mini Parrot.

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $105CAD
    Early Bird Special!

    The Girls Hooded Swim Top has been a popular choice! Now for a limited time, a savings of $15 on the Complete Swim Set including: Girls Hooded Swim Top UPF 50+ Unisex Swim Leggings UPF 50+ Girls Swim Brief UPF 50+

    5 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $200CAD
    NAME A SUIT +

    You get a pin, and a thank you on our website contributors page forever. Plus, you get to name 1 of the 3 suit tops or the female baby onsie. Within reason of course. We are making children's swimwear. We will twitter about you and write about you on our blog and really think the world of you and the new name you've given us. You are now apart of Makara Kids lore forever and ever and ever.

    2 out of 4 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2014
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