Hi, I'm Alanna and I designed these swimsuits. The idea for The Pilgrim Way swimsuits came to be when I would struggle to find a swimsuit that met all of my standards in the mainstream stores. Occasionally, I would find a swimsuit that had mostly what I was looking for, but not exactly.. and it was usually more than I was wanting to pay. These swimsuits here at The Pilgrim Way were specifically designed to give you full-booty coverage, tummy coverage, chest coverage -- while not sacrificing a fun print or flattering style.
Initially, I taught myself how to sew and was making these swimsuitsin my apartment, while cutting my own pattern pieces and creating the sizing. While I received some kind feedback from my first few customers on Instagram, saying that the swimsuit was everything they were looking for (gosh, wow, yay!), I knew that I wanted an even better quality and to produce the swimsuits at a higher volume. There is a fabulous clothing production company in Garment District of New York City, close to where I live, who has taken on the job and has made the swimsuits that you see here on this website. This whole process has been a journey, and while it can be disheartening at times, I know that there are people out there who are searching for a swimsuit that will make them feel proud, care-free, and shameless. And for that reason, I continue to share this with my small following.
My hope right now is simply just to make more consistent sales. I would love to look back on a year, or even a month, and be able to see tangible growth through sales, and even more importantly, customer satisfaction. They say that "the day you plant the seed is not the day you pick the fruit", and I am hoping to reap the harvest of some of these seeds I feel like I have been nurturing for months. An even bigger dream, perhaps in the more distant future, would be to see some of my designs in an actual brick and mortar store through wholesale. Perhaps an even loftier dream would be to host a fashion show some day. Lastly, with the help and support of you, I plan to create more options to choose from.
I just want to say thank you! If you're here, then I believe it's because you too have wanted to feel beautiful in a swimsuit. If anything I have said has resonated with you, then it would mean so much to keep The Pilgrim Way in mind when looking for a swimsuit, or to share with a friend.
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