What's the story behind SurfAce Apparel?
“It all started on the surface of the ocean. Surfing... it was what I had fell in love with on this island, irrevocably.” ～ Eileen
Eileen grew up in Switzerland, and therefore never had the chance to learn surfing until she was 17 and came to Kaohsiung, her mothers home town. While studying and working, she immersed herself in the language, culture, and the surf. What started as an occasional weekend surf, turned into a ritual and a deep passion.
While seeing the surf community grow, she found out that most girls faced the same problem: Not finding a bikini that sticks during the surf! Therefore she decided to make her own bikinis and learn how to integrate sportive functions into exotic designs, and SurfAce Apparel was born!
What does SurfAce mean?
SurfAce is a combination of three words: Surface, Surf and Ace
Surface = As in Surface of the Ocean
That's where all the joy happens, where our PASSION was born!
Surf + Ace
We hope you can improve your water skills by wearing the right outfit! Our surfing bikini shall stay put and make you fell good, and therefor let YOU focus on the WAVES!
What's up now?
By now SurfAce Apparel has expanded from bikinis to yoga wear, active wear and men's surf wear!
The goal of SurfAce is to encourage everyone to have a healthy, active lifestyle, connect with nature and live consciously!
Back in 2015-2016 our bikinis were all hand made in our home studio in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. In 2017 we started manufacturing our designs in a small, local family owned factory.
We always insist on using local, high quality material, and recycled textiles to decrease our ecological footprint, make the best quality possible and encourage everyone to consume "consciously".
We love that we can share our values through our products and by organizing beach clean ups, where we engage with the SurfAce community and inspire each other to live a conscious life!