Coast woman embarks on 30-day crowdfunding campaign
SUNSHINE Coast resident Emily Dixon is looking to launch an innovative and unique online company this month.
The Buderim woman is part way through a 30-day campaign on the global crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter to help raise the $10,000 needed to bring her idea to life.
The 24-year-old her company Me Swimwear Australia was a way for women to purchase swimwear that is tailor-made to their measurements.
Mrs Dixon said the concept for the business was simple: pick your favourite design, measure yourself, input the data into an online order form, pay, and the swimsuit will be
made to your specifications and delivered to your door.
"I came up with idea because I have a long torso and I have always had trouble finding a swimsuit that fits," she said.
"Me Swimwear is inspired by the fact that we are all different shapes and sizes.
"The swimwear market doesn't cater to the many shapes and sizes of women, and that is where Me Swimwear comes in.
"We want to provide high quality, high fashion, comfortable and practical swimwear that can be tailored to your body in all its forms."
And the best part of it all is you can order your swimsuit from the comfort of your living room.
At last count 33 backers had pledged 30% of the goal amount and Mrs Dixon hopes the Sunshine Coast will jump on board to make her dream a reality.
The mother-of-two said the deadline for the campaign was Monday, September 15, 12am AEST.
"We did as much as we could with our money," she said.
"But we thought we would give Kickstarter a try.
"We have had a good response so far and things are moving forward very well."
Mrs Dixon said she was already planning ways to help the community through her business.
She has come up with some designs for limited edition swimwear for causes such as Pinktober.
"We really want to be able to help the community in any way we can," Mrs Dixon said.
"I love that I will be able to run the business from home and know that I am making a difference in the world, in my own special way."
Make a pledge: visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1627846729/me-swimwear-tailor-made-swimwear\