RAINRAPS started as a simple idea on a rainy day. Stacy Struminger, a New Yorker transplanted to Richmond, VA, had long seen the need for a more stylish, lightweight, water repellent accessory in the often wet and humid Richmond climate.
In the spring of 2011, a week long rainstorm left Stacy frustrated by the lack of a fashionable, waterproof garment in her wardrobe. Searching her coat closet in vain, Stacy had the inspiration for a water repellent wrap that was not only utilitarian but also stylish.
Sharing her idea with her best friend, Rachel Teyssier, they decided together to make the vision a reality. Hence, a revolution in the development of fashionable water repellent outerwear began and RAINRAPS was developed.