Sustainable Swimwear That Makes A Difference
Ethical swimwear that supports a beautiful culture of artisans and sustainably sourced fabrics.
A Bigger Vision Than Just Sustainable Swimwear
I started out with the mission to create a long sleeve surfing swimsuit that would provide comfort and durability in the water for my retreat clientele. But I wanted to be sure I was producing ethical swimwear.
It wasn’t enough to just create a fabulous suit.
During the pandemic, the beautiful island of Bali struggled to stay afloat without tourism after years of being the number 1 travel destination.
International travel bans and lockdowns basically shut down tourism overnight. 80% of Bali’s economy is supported by tourism, so the past few years have been devastating.
Partnering with my Balinese friends to craft Ocean Soul Bali’s sustainable swimwear was an opportunity to support my manufacturing partners.
They had become my friends far before they needed my help.
The team put so much time and effort into the production of Ocean Soul Bali’s sustainable bathing suit: even hand-printing our sleeves with eco-friendly ink. And deciding to source their artisan-made, sustainable accessories to stock the Apparel & Accessories portion of my shop further proved my intuition.
The Balinese culture is full of intricate, thoughtful artisan work.
But partnering with them in producing our sustainable swimwear wasn’t enough – my heart was pulling me towards more tangible action.
Sure, we could send money as we sold our eco-beach swimwear and hand made accessories. But would it get to the right people and help in the right ways? Naturally, it only made sense to partner with an organisation with roots in Bali.
I was blessed to connect with an incredible non-profit organisation called Scholars of Sustenance that perfectly matched Ocean Soul Bali’s desire to empower the Balinese in a time of deep need. They sustain the Balinese on the most foundational level: feeding the hungry.
Because if you don’t have food on your plate every day, it’s hard to do little else until that basic necessity is taken care of.
How fortunate we are as a mission-driven company to be able to donate a small portion of the revenue from our sustainable swimwear line towards an impactful purpose.
Your purchase of a sustainable bathing suit or hand made accessories helps feed those who might not have a meal otherwise.
It’s a powerful initiative we’re proud and honoured to support through our store.
Why We Give 10% Of Our Proceeds to Scholars of Sustenance
Since 2017, Scholars of Sustenance has brought help to Bali in the following ways:
- Over 1 million meals served (serving around 34,000 meals each month)
- Rescued over 29 tons of food from going to waste.
- Reduced over 552 tons of carbon emissions
- SOS also shares our values in sustainability.
Their mission centres around saving perfectly good food from going to landfills by re-directing the distribution of food. This saves both carbon emissions and greenhouse gasses. Most importantly, their sustainability efforts double to feed thousands of people who desperately need it.