Mossbrook Swim got its roots when I started making one-of-a-kind pieces for myself. The realization that my obsession for designer swimwear was becoming a dangerous habit pushed me to buy a sewing machine and start making my own bikinis instead. Being an ultimate DIY-er, I quickly fell in love with the process of bringing an idea to life through design and garment making. Beginning in the summer of 2018, I started designing custom suits for friends and referrals through Mossbrook’s Instagram account. Since then, I’ve created collections of suits made for the artistic and free spirited woman.
Mossbrook’s earthy designs are built on my love of the Canadian outdoors, nostalgic summers by the lake, and draw inspiration through movements in dance and elements in nature. Each piece is designed and hand-made by myself, in Whitby, Ontario. By purchasing a swimsuit from Mossbrook Swim, you are supporting the growth of a small, female-run business with a focus on slow fashion.
Mission and Sustainability
Mossbrook Swim supports the idea of bringing back slow fashion through using more sustainable processes from design to creation. Slow fashion emphasizes the artistry behind the making of a garment and celebrates the skills of the people who create them.
We are always looking for ways to be more eco-friendly. Today, we achieve our sustainability focus by doing the following:
- Suits are created in small batches and made-to-order to prevent over-production and waste.
- Each suit comes in a reusable biking bag instead of plastic packaging.
- All suits are shipped in biodegradable packaging which composts in 90 days.
- Scrunchies are made exclusively with leftover swim fabric or remnants found at the fabric store, which would have otherwise gone to waste.
We’re also looking into using more sustainable fabrics made from recycled water bottles! Stay tuned on my journey to making Mossbrook Swim as sustainable as it can be.
If you’ve read all this, you rock. Thank you so much for the support. I can’t wait to see you sporting Mossbrook suits!