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Meet The Maker: Monique Rotteveel

  You might have spotted it already, the new La Selva Collection by Monique Rotteveel has landed! So, we thought it would be a perfect time to share a little more about the lady behind the label with you. Monique was one of the first designers on Seafoam when we launched back in 2015 and has been praised and loved by you for her high quality pieces and amazing prints. Read all about her inspiration and hard work below.   Hi Monique, first of all, being from the Netherlands originally, how did you get into surfing? I grew up in a little village in the Netherlands (Bodegraven!). We went to the beach (Scheveningen) sometimes, but I actually had no idea about surfing and didn’t...

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Meet The Maker: Kendall Layt of Kokoh & Koi.

Seafoam is gearing up to celebrate its 5th birthday, so I couldn't wait to share our newest addition to the Seafoam line-up with you. I'm beyond excited to finally welcome a long time personal favourite from Australia, Kokoh & Koi. We speak to founder Kendall Layt about her inspirations and what's it like to run a small swimwear label.     Hi Kendall, could you tell us a little more about yourself and your journey to Kokoh & Koi?  I was born in a small costal town on the South Coast of New South Wales in Australia. Growing up, the only thing we had to do was go to the beach and a bit of sport, I started surfing at 15....

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Talking Sustainability with Zealous Clothing Founder Marie

If you're into water sports, sustainability and looking after our oceans is highly likely to be on your mind A LOT. You experienced first hand the changes in our oceans that have been happening over the last decades. It's our playground, we couldn't live without it and try to protect it as much as we can.  But it's a huge task that often might seem too big for us as individuals to even make the smallest dent in. You hear it everywhere, "buy sustainable products", you see all these swimwear companies changing to recycled fabrics. But is it really as simple as that? Does this actually mean the product you buy is more sustainable? We spoke to textile engineer & Zealous Clothing founder Marie,...

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Meet the Maker: Sensi Graves

Even before Seafoam was launched, Sensi Graves Bikinis was high on the brands-wishlist. I had tried and tested her bikinis and surfsuit while living and working in French Polynesia and knew this was a brand that had to be part of Seafoam. Although Sensi has made her name mainly in the kiteboarding community, the fact that most of her pieces can withstand a kiteboard slam, makes them even more robust to those washing machine wipe outs in the waves. Here's your chance to find out more about what has driven Sensi Graves to set up her own surf bikini line and what exactly it takes to run one. Sensi Graves modelling her 2015 collection. Did you grow up by the beach,...

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Meet The Maker: Claire of Olas

Recently our eco collection welcomed new labels from our home shores here in the UK. One of them is Olas. A British start-up of eco-friendly surf and yoga leggings by Devon based designer Claire Deacon.  Claire is not new to the world of fashion. She uses her knowledge and experience from the industry to try and make a more positive impact to the environment and society.Read on to find out more about Claire and her leggings made from recycled plastic bottles. What's the background story of Olas? Could you tell us a little more about how Olas was created? The idea came to light in 2016.  As an ocean enthusiast living in Devon I became very aware of plastic pollution. I found...

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