Thank you so much for being here. I am excited to share my story on why I started Desert Sage Swim!
Growing up, I always wore swimsuits with more coverage. As I got older, those types of swimsuits were harder and harder to find. After I had my first baby in late 2020, I soon realized that chasing around a toddler in a swimsuit could be a scary thing. I didn't want to bend over and have my chest pop out or butt totally exposed! Even if I had managed to find a swimsuit that helped with that, they seemed so expensive to me. I couldn't afford to pay over $100 for a single swimsuit. I knew I couldn't be the only mom or women in general with this fear/problem, so I decided to see if I could create that brand myself. Not wanting to dive into our savings, I saw an add pop up on Facebook one day where you could donate plasma and make $900 in your first 8 donations. And THAT is where I got my money to purchase my first few swimsuits in 2022!
I had no idea how to get my brand out there, but I knew social media could be powerful. I had heard about Tiktok so I decided to give it a shot! I was super nervous to post my postpartum body in a stinking SWIMSUIT online, but I did and after a few videos, I had one go viral. I was shocked to see that my idea WAS actually a problem people had. On launch day, I sold out of almost every swimsuit I had! I was in absolute tears. I cannot thank those first few customers enough for really pushing me to continue on.
Today, only a year later, I have made so many mistakes, but I have also learned so much! I am proud to have started designing a lot of the swimsuits myself here in the USA without any degree or background in fashion and to have found and formed partnerships with multiple, ethical manufacturers.
All swimsuits are shipped from my HOME in Las Vegas!
I am super passionate about making women feel great about themselves in swimwear again, because we all deserve to feel beautiful, no matter our body type!