Sand&palm is more than just swimwear. Hailing from the Cornish coastline here in the UK, Sand&Palm is handmade by Vicki Jones at The Old Bakery Workshop in Newquay. Items are made to order, with zero-waste at the forefront of the brand.
Designed by a beach lover, for other beach lovers, sand&palm garments are effortless and multifunctional, they can equally be worn in the surf, on the sand, under the trees, lunch time get togethers, sunset cocktails, and sunrise yoga sessions.
Vicki, the founder of the independent swimwear brand, officially started sand&palm towards the end of her postgraduate at BAU Design School in Barcelona. She moved to Barcelona in 2016 to study a postgraduate in Swimwear Design and, in 2017, sand&palm was born.
Launching the first collection last July, Vicki moved back to Cornwall in January. Working from her seaside studio, she designs and makes sustainable, stylish swimwear.
Vicki spent most of her twenties living and chasing waves in different countries. As a talented and innovative artist, designer, and surfer, it became clear there was a lack of practical swim and surf wear with desirable prints, that also addressed the issues of ocean conservation and sustainability.
Swimsuit shopping can be complicated, but sand&palm make the ethics a lot simpler for the conscious shopper. The name itself evokes a sense of calm, nature and timelessness.
Sand&palm take a fresh approach towards print design. Vicki uses the fabrics as a canvas for her illustrations, and all designs are exclusive to the brand. The fabrics are hand-dyed and screen-printed in house, in small batches with eco-friendly dyes. The collection is both practical and functional, without compromising on style and comfort.
No two pieces are the same; each sand&palm swimsuit is completely unique.
Sand&palm is a label committed to inspiring, influencing and empowering a community. Each piece reminds us to be a conscious consumer and to care about our ocean life. Hand-making each piece to exclusive designs, Vicki uses recycled ghost fishing nets and other post-consumer waste in her process, further emphasising the brands deep connection to nature.
The innovative brand acts as a platform for sustainability, surf, art, creativity, health, wellness and community where people can come together and feel empowered by their choices.
With an exciting new launch and an array of collaborations around the corner, sand&palm is paving the way for ocean-friendly beachwear thats stylish, sustainable and modern. They have an open door policy, so please feel free to pop in, say hi, and check out their stunning swimwear!
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