17 Apr Trend Watch: Surf Bohemian
The bohemian vibes trend has been around for a long time. Within this style group there are obviously many “sub-trends” that are hard to notice unless you really pay attention. This series tries to focus on this trend, the colors are vibrant and or earth focused. Brands across the spectrum are becoming more conscious and this trend also reflects that with the slow, artisan base the brands I’ve included have. Also the trend is that I read about and liked the aesthetics of is “surf gypsy.” The reason I have called it bohemian is because the word gypsy is derogatory and has been used as a slur against people in Eastern Europe for a long time. The thought of slow, sustainable fashion is that the fashion industry should move away from trends towards a less intensive cycle. I totally agree with this but I still like looking at trends, and I think that if you do like a trend that’s awesome and great. You can still shop these trends sustainably, and often trends are cyclical so they’ll probably come back. I can’t tell you how many headlines I’ve read that said: “skinny jeans are back this year.” I’ve worn them since I was 12 and they’ve been in every year. Crochet bikinis are the same. So if you’re going for a bohemian vibe this summer, these ethically produced swimsuits are for you.
Made with a cotton blend fabric and produced ethically in Italy.
Made with ethically sourced materials in a factory in the U.S. that is owned by the workers.
Made in a fair trade sustainable factory with wild Brazilian rubber.
Handmade by artisans in the Philippines.
Made by local artisans in Manila to help protect traditionally craftsmanship.
Anna Kosturova Coverup and Bikini Top and Bottom
The design ethos behind Anna Kosturova is slow and ethical. it’s all designed in Vancouver and produced ethically in a factory she has known and done business with for years in the Philippines.
Made in Italy with cellulose acetate and recycled materials.
Made with reclaimed wood in L.A.
Made with locally sourced leather and crafted by artisans in Kenya.
She Made Me Bikini Top and Bottom
Handmade ethically in Bali.
Handwoven with locally sourced Ethiopian cotton.
Made with sustainably sourced wood.
Made of repurposed material and crafted in Italy.
Handwoven by Syrian refugees in Turkey.
(Same as above only black)
Made with sustainably made polycarbonate.
Made with pima cotton sourced in the U.S.
handmade in Greece by expert craftsmen using a range of fine genuine leather. The top is made from natural vegetable-tanned vachetta leather. This type of leather is untreated and darkens with age and sunlight creating a patina.
Handmade by artisans in Sicily. One half of the island contributes to weaving the natural straw and the other works on embellishing the products.
Handmade with Italy with recyclable fabric.
Made ethically in Italy with sustainable upcycled materials.
Handwoven in Turkey by refugee women.