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Fair activewear series: Gypsea swimwear

Fair activewear series: Gypsea swimwear

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De fair activewear serie is het vervolg op de fair surfbikini series. De komende weken staat er elke donderdag op The sea is my cup of tea een blog over een tof merk dat activewear produceert op een verantwoorde manier. Veel van deze merken zijn ook bewust bezig met duurzaamheid. Door de merken vragen te stellen over het productieproces en veel van de blogs te vergezellen van een leuke winactie, hoop ik anderen te inspireren om ook (vaker) voor fair fashion te kiezen!

Het australische merk Gypsea swimwear is het initiatief van designer Emma Jones en surffotograaf Scott Bauer. De Gypsea designs weerspiegelen de liefde voor de zee en de pracht van de natuur. Zo zijn voor sommige designs foto’s van verschillende (surf)fotografen gebruikt, wat maakt dat de Gypsea bikini’s wel draagbare kunstwerkjes lijken. Bij het creëren van de Gypsea bikini’s staat eerlijk en duurzaam produceren voorop. Zo planten zij voor iedere aankoop een boom via het ‘Seed the Change’ project en werken ze samen met organisatie Sea Sheperd, die met de opbrengsten werkt aan het beschermen van onze oceanen.

Wearable art with a great story
Naast bewust met milieuvriendelijkheid bezig te zijn, hechten ze bij Gypsea ook veel waarde aan eerlijke arbeidsomstandigheden. Designer Emma Jones is altijd verliefd geweest op Bali, waar zij nu woont met haar familie en inspiratie vindt voor haar designs. Alle Gypsea producten worden nu in Indonesië geproduceerd, in hun eigen werkplaats met 150 vaste werknemers waar Emma intensief mee samenwerkt.

Ik stelde nog wat vragen over het productieproces en de Gypsea designs:

How does Gypsea secure a fair production process?
We produce all swimwear inhouse in our own factory in Indonesia. Our seamstresses have been working with us for many years and we have a strong personal relationship with them. Emma Jones, one of the two Gypsea designers lives with her family in Indonesia and is in the factory every day. You can find more info about Emma here.

What are other actions you take to preserve nature and work towards sustainability?
For every product sold online we plant a tree through an initiative called ‘Seed The Change’. You can find more info here.

How are you collaborating with Sea Shepherd and why?
Ocean conservation is a case very close to our hearts. Scott Bauer, the second part of the Gypsea designer team is an International Surf Photographer and has spent most of his life by or in the ocean.
For five years now, we have been producing the Sea Shepherd swimwear line. We donate the profit to Sea Shepherd Marine Conservation Organisation to help them continue their valuable work of protecting our oceans.

What inspired the Gypsea designs and which one is your favourite?
At GYPSEA, fashion, photography and the arts run deep through our veins. Our prints are inspired by the works of various artists based locally and internationally. The GYPSEA Artist Program was born from our belief in recognising and supporting such talent.

In the spirit of creative collaboration, we invite artists from all over the world to use GYPSEA garments as a canvas for their imaginative prints. We elevate the concept of fashion to a whole new level of artistry; creating unique pieces of wearable art for our diverse and fashion-forward customer base.

Our favourite prints this year are: Chevron Blue (photo of the Eastern Triangle Butterflyfish, native in the Pacific Ocean) and Okalani (Maui Sunrise over Big Beach, Hawaii, photographed by Shawn & Adam Ravazzano).

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Foto credits foto 2-4: Gypsea Swimwear

Bekijk alle Gypsea designs op de website van Gypsea. Tevens kun je Gypsea volgen op Facebook en Instagram.

Wat vind jij van de Gypsea designs en het verhaal erachter?

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Fair activewear series: Gypsea swimwear

The fair activewear series is the follow up of the fair surfbikini series, with the same goal: every Thursday you’ll find a post on The sea is my cup of tea about an awesome brand that produces activewear in an ethical way. Most of these brands also focus on sustainability, reducing waste and recycling. By sharing my favourite brands, asking the brands some questions about fair producing and by including a giveaway, I hope to inspire others to choose fair fashion (more often) as well!

The Australian Gypsea swimwear is was created by designer Emma Jones and surf photographer Scott Bauer. The bikinis reflect their shared love for the ocean and nature. By using their favourite photos for some of the Gypsea designs, their bikinis turn into wearable art. And there’s more: Gypsea swimwear highly supports fair and sustainable production. For every bikini they sell, a tree is planted via the Seed the Change project. They also work together with marine conservation organisation Sea Sheperd to help protec our oceans. What’s not to love?!

Wearable art with a great story
Next to creating a low environmental impact, they also carefully secured a fair production system. Designer Emma Jones fell in love with Bali, where she now lives with her family and finds inspiration for the Gypsea deisngs. All Gypsea products are produced in Indonesia, in their own factory where Emma works closely together with their 150 employees.

I asked some more questions about the production process and the Gypsea desings:

How does Gypsea secure a fair production process?
We produce all swimwear inhouse in our own factory in Indonesia. Our seamstresses have been working with us for many years and we have a strong personal relationship with them. Emma Jones, one of the two Gypsea designers lives with her family in Indonesia and is in the factory every day. You can find more info about Emma here.

What are other actions you take to preserve nature and work towards sustainability?
For every product sold online we plant a tree through an initiative called ‘Seed The Change’. You can find more info here.

How are you collaborating with Sea Shepherd and why?
Ocean conservation is a case very close to our hearts. Scott Bauer, the second part of the Gypsea designer team is an International Surf Photographer and has spent most of his life by or in the ocean.
For five years now, we have been producing the Sea Shepherd swimwear line. We donate the profit to Sea Shepherd Marine Conservation Organisation to help them continue their valuable work of protecting our oceans.

What inspired the Gypsea designs and which one is your favourite?
At GYPSEA, fashion, photography and the arts run deep through our veins. Our prints are inspired by the works of various artists based locally and internationally. The GYPSEA Artist Program was born from our belief in recognising and supporting such talent.

In the spirit of creative collaboration, we invite artists from all over the world to use GYPSEA garments as a canvas for their imaginative prints. We elevate the concept of fashion to a whole new level of artistry; creating unique pieces of wearable art for our diverse and fashion-forward customer base.

Our favourite prints this year are: Chevron Blue (photo of the Eastern Triangle Butterflyfish, native in the Pacific Ocean) and Okalani (Maui Sunrise over Big Beach, Hawaii, photographed by Shawn & Adam Ravazzano).

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Photo credits photo 2-4: Gypsea Swimwear

Bekijk alle Gypsea designs op de website van Gypsea. Tevens kun je Gypsea volgen op Facebook en Instagram.
On the de website van Gypsea you can view all Gypsea desings. Follow Gypsea on Facebook and Instagram.

What do you think about the Gypsea designs and the story behind them? Let me know in the comments
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2 Comments

  • Reply Manja

    Deze zijn echt heel gaaf! Het is dat ik al genoeg bikinis heb, anders had ik wat aangeschaft :D

    26 August 2016 at 14:18
  • Reply Claire Codi

    Wat een gaaf merk! :)
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    26 August 2016 at 20:23
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