Meet Tiffany King, the creator of RGN Sport. Tiffany describes herself and her vision for RGN as follows: “As a black woman and former soccer player, thick thighs are all I know. I love working out, but I hated having to constantly pull down and unroll my shorts mid-workout. That’s what spurred the idea for a new type of short: one that was made to stay put and had pockets. I shared my idea with my fiancé, on a trip to South Africa, realizing that I had never seen athletic wear that showcased African print.”
Shortly after sharing this idea with her then fiancé, now husband, he pushed her one step closer to making her dream a reality by gifting her a sewing machine. That was the catalyst to start a fire of designing within Tiffany. With no professional training, Tiffany began teaching herself how to sew. She then launched a swimwear line, Regalia Swim, in 2018. With a successful launch of Regalia Swim, Tiffany placed her vision back to her original goal and RGN Sport was born.
By being self taught, Tiffany learned everything she could about designing, manufacturing and distribution. And with the success of one brand under her belt, she was prepared to take on the challenges of RGN Sport. In transitioning from swimwear to sportswear, Tiffany is hands on in every part of the process. This is vital to the brand because it allows for the creation of something she has never seen before. All of the prints are unique and are in-house designs. When designing, Tiffany pulls inspiration from realistic things people want in one design. For example, shorts with functional pockets and spandex bands that keep the short from rolling up the leg and rolling down the mid-section due to activity.