Sometimes, you want to cover up to go to the beach. Certain fabrics can protect your skin better than goopy sunscreen. That’s the idea behind Sarah Buxton’s TuTuBlue beach suits. They are 98% UV resistant, quick-drying, and cooling. Plus, they come in a range of colorful prints. What will the sharks think of these eye-catching suits on
Shark Tank TuTuBlue Update
- Entrepreneur: Sarah Buxton
- Business: UV-Resistant 1-piece beach suits
- Ask: $200,000 for 25% equity
- Result: No deal
- Shark: None
Sarah pitched her suits by explaining how they could help, and how much they could benefit average beachgoers. She wanted $200,000 for 25% equity. Each TuTuBlue suit was flattering and colorful, which definitely won the sharks over.
Tutublue full-coverage swimsuits provide protection against 98% of harmful UVA & UVB rays. 4 way stretch fabrics ensure full mobility for the wearer when out in the surf or on land. Quick drying technology ensures all Tutublue materials are breathable and dry in a timely manner after leaving the water.
Though the company had only been in business for a single month, Sarah had made $4,000 selling her suits. After being diagnosed with melanoma, she decided these fabrics would be the perfect way to enjoy the beach without the sun directly on her skin.
Kevin O’Leary mentioned that there was something similar for adults, and Sarah agreed – and unveiled her kids’ line. Barbara Corcoran was extremely interested, but she thought it was too early to be investable.
Sarah mentioned that she has a suit on the way that would be shark-proof, as sharks were afraid of banded sea snakes. Mark Cuban liked the product and the story but would have liked more focus from Sarah. He went out.
Robert Herjavec followed because it was too early. Lori Greiner agreed that Sarah just wasn’t there yet and went out too. Kevin was the last to leave, stating that he liked the idea but the investment was too much. Sarah walked away without a shark. But where is the company now? Find out how it’s going in our TuTuBlue update.
Even without an endorsement from a shark, TuTuBlue is doing well. In 2022, the Amazon store was is filled with positive reviews and great designs. Research for our TuTuBlue update revealed that the company has outlets in Las Vegas, Santa Monica, and Miami Beach.
Annual revenue is reported to be nearly $11 million and they even offer men’s suits now! You can shop on their Amazon store or at the TuTuBlue website.
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