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Simbi, Makers of Socially Conscious, Eco-Friendly Fashion Accessories, Announces Swimbi Scrunchies, a Chic Summer Essential

By June 1, 2022No Comments

Simbi, a female-founded, Haitian-based fashion accessory brand with the mission of improving lives one accessory at a time, is pleased to announce its latest line of accessories for hair. The collection, called Swimbi Scrunchies, are lightweight, non-bulky, and sewn out of quick-dry swimwear fabric. A sleek version of a retro trend, Swimbi Scrunchies are an essential accessory for summer, keeping hair in place for sports, swimming, hitting the beach or for styling that perfect messy bun. Simbi enables positive change for Haiti through clean water, job creation and business opportunities for its local partners.

Made from quick-drying material, each Swimbi Scrunchie’s surface produces less friction on damp or wet hair by design. They dry eight times faster than a traditional cotton scrunchie. Because they are made from swimsuit fabric, they are resistant to shrinking and chlorine. Crafted to be the same size as a hair-tie bracelet, Swimbi Scrunchies will not bend, break, rip, or crease hair.

The individual scrunchies are priced at $6 each and available in a multitude of colors with fun patterns including Solid Gold, Farrah Yellow, Disco Purple, Fantasy Island, Jordache Blue, Hot Pants Pink, Tie Dye and Fiorucci Floral. Additionally, there are three-piece sets available for $18 each, called Strawberry Fields, Tribe Vibe, Coral Reef, Indigo and Preppy Kelly.

“Our original Swimbi Scrunchie is perfect for a day at the beach, a long run, or a soak in the tub,” said Birgit Grossmann Coles, co-founder of Simbi. “They are all hand-sewn, made from quick-dry swimwear fabric, and have a retro feel from the 60s combined with a colorful splash of the 80s.”

Simbi’s best-selling Inspiration Charm Bracelets have put the socially conscious, eco-friendly company on the map with expanded product offerings that include bracelets, necklaces, hair accessories, and more.

Relying solely on solar-powered energy provided by NRG, Simbi’s manufacturing facility in Haiti has a zero-carbon footprint. The company uses organic, biodegradable products and follows a philosophy of up-cycling. This falls directly in line with Simbi’s commitment to corporate social responsibility efforts that support charitable and environmentally conscious organizations.

Every Simbi product sold provides funding to purify at least one gallon of water per day. Through its affiliation with Dlohaiti’s Watering Minds, a for-profit venture providing safe drinking water to underserved areas of Haiti through a decentralized water purification and distribution model, Simbi is able to bring awareness and give back to the local community.

In keeping with its purpose of to improve lives, Simbi aligns its product development and operations with universal principals on human rights, labor and environmental justice, and takes actions that advance societal goals.

Simbi’s products may be found on simbihaiti.comAmazonEVEREVE and approximately 1,000 retailers nationwide.

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About Simbi

Founded after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, longtime friends Birgit Grossmann Coles and Lori Manuel Steed were inspired to create a socially conscious, eco-friendly accessory company that would improve lives. With job creation—250 and counting—and providing clean water—up to 25,000,000 gallons—at the heart of Simbi’s mission, they discovered the best way they could support those most affected by the catastrophe, while pursuing what they love: Haitian artistry, ethical fashion, and living with purpose. The purchase of each handcrafted product enables Simbi to invest in local partners who are working to create positive changes for Haiti through clean water, job creation and business opportunities for its local partners. For more information, please visit Join the social conversation and follow Simbi on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at @simbihaiti.



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