All photos by Charlie Aiken
In the Northern Hemisphere, as the colder weather creeps in, thoughts turn to jumping ship to a warmer climate to continue chasing the sun, waves and good times. Whether for a holiday or travelling stint, if you are one of the lucky ones treating yourself to some autumn/winter sun, Tide + Seek is the swimwear brand to take with you.
Specialising in beautiful, fun sustainable swimwear, Tide + Seek’s distinctive styles and unique prints are all hand-made in Bali. Each piece of swimwear is made with the environment in mind using REPREVE® fabric; a fabric that consists of 100% recycled plastic bottles. Meaning you will not only look good in your swimwear but will also feel good knowing that you are supporting a brand aiming to make a difference.
How it works!
All plastic bottles labeled with #1 on the bottom have the same chemistry make-up as polyester known as PET (polyethylene terephthalate), allowing the plastic bottle flakes to be transformed into fabric perfect for swimwear.
REPREVE® is a polyester fibre made of 100% recycled plastic, comprised mostly of post-consumer plastic bottles. On top of that, the production of the fabric offsets the use of new petroleum, emitting fewer greenhouse gases, while conserving water and energy throughout the process.
The REPREVE® fabric used within all of Tide + Seek’s products is chlorine resistant with a UV protection of factor 50. The quality of the fabric is so good with a super smooth soft feel to it, it’s hard to believe that you are actually wearing recycled plastic bottles!
Check out this video for more on the journey from bottle to fiber:
Tide + Seek was founded by Cornish native Sammy Thomas who is a surf and travel enthusiast, inspired by the ocean. Hand-made in Bali and shipped worldwide, Tide + Seek encourage a carefree and active lifestyle, where every girl should feel confident and comfortable to live life to the full! Mix and match the sizes and pair your favourite bikini top with a bikini bottom that has the right amount of coverage for you. Create your very own stunning bikini set that will fit you perfectly.
Popsicle Surf Bikini
For endless days swimming, surfing and sunbathing, this bikini top is not only supportive but is sure to stay on. Allowing you to confidently enjoy being active in the sea. The adjustable back straps ensure that it fits each individual perfectly and can be paired with a choice of matching bottoms.
Pool Party Ready – One Piece
This bright and bold one piece is perfect for any adventurous, active girl who wants their one piece to stay put. Wear this one piece for a surf or swim, alternatively it is a perfect swimsuit to wear for a pool party with its unique back style and colourful print.
Undercover Mermaid Bikini
This must-have simple triangle top provides a timeless, beautiful look with its classic triangle shape, but has a cheeky twist with its unique back style. The fixed elastic band also provides extra support avoiding any cheeky slippages. Undercover Mermaid is just one of many fun prints available in this style.
Aqua Marble – One Piece
Aqua Marble is one of Tide + Seek’s most popular prints. Whether you are surfing, swimming or chilling at a pool party, this one piece ticks all the boxes. The unique back straps are also adjustable to ensure that it fits each individual perfectly.