ALONE WE CAN DO SO LITTLE,
TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH.
FOUNDER, CEO & PRODUCT DEVELOPER
Our story so far
One moment i turned myself to see where my friends had been and suddenly i lost the balance and fell into the water Maybe I banged on the board, maybe the paddle made a lever, I really don’t know how this could happen, but I clearly remember that suddenly felt extreme pain in my shoulder and it was impossible for me to swim and move my arm. Moving my legs under the water i tried to reach my friends.
To keep my head out of the water and not loosing my equipment, I tried everything to bring my SUP and paddle with me. It really wasn’t an easy job, each wave caused an incredible pain in my shoulder and made it hard for me to breath, but fortunately at the end I managed it.
It seemed like an eternity but then my friends rescued me and when I reached the beach, I also managed to reposite my dislocated shoulder. It took me quite a long time to recover from that, but what I will never forget in my life is the sensation to be lost in the water, which really becomes an element of danger when you get caught by an unexpected difficulty. … and so my project was born!
The seed for Res-T was planted while stand up paddling in Zurich. Why look stupid for safety reasons? But no suitable solutions to this problem were on the market at that time.
Working long nights on improvements, sewing skills and new ideas the little project bit by bit started getting serious. It was about time to find early investors and a potential producer.
The idea of looking sporty and feeling safe in water never left our head, and so our first prototype was born. Constructed with plastic bags, hot glue and a bike pump, the shirt checked all the boxes.