Our main goal is to create swimwear that is not only timeless and luxurious but also sustainable in both the materials that we utilize and the process behind making every single piece. Our fabrics & ethical production make us pioneers in marrying luxury with sustainability.
We strive to create with integrity, respect for the planet and to always work with sustainable and eco-friendly materials without compromising quality and aesthetics.
We want to become part of the movement and the new norm in the fashion industry, moving towards an all sustainable company. We aspire to raise awareness on the state of our oceans and lead the way for other brands to adopt more sustainable values and practices. We continually follow new developments and the evolutions of the textile industry.
We not only want to bring quality materials but we want to take advantage of all the new technologies regarding sustainability available to us today. Our sustainable approach extends to our packaging: from 100% recycled hang tags, to our print free receipts policy by replacing everything with e-receipts.
Our Swimsuits are made using a high quality regenerated and eco-friendly fabric made in Italy. All of our fabrics meet the Oeko Tex Standard 100, the highest textile certifiable standard for sustainability. This certificate ensures the responsible use of chemicals during the entire production process of our fabrics.
Our fabrics are hyper-resistant, thin, elegant, stretchy, soft and breathable: a unique mix of muscular compression and comfort. Thanks to this innovative construction, they are twice as resistant to chlorine, sun exposure, sun creams and oils compared to normal swimsuit fabrics.
#1#Rescuing Plastic Waste# Waste is gathered, Fish nets, Plastic bottles, Fabric Scraps, old carpet flooring, and other Industrial plastics from landfills & Oceans. This waste is sorted & cleaned and prepared for the next step. #2#Regeneration# The waste is regenerated and purified using depolymerization, breaking down the waste and returning it to its true and most simple form.
#3#Remaking# The already regenerated Nylon is then transformed into textile yarn, which is then knitted into a high-quality Italian Fabric. #4#Raffia Swimwear# Our swimwear is made using the regenerated Nylon fabric, this fabric is not only sustainable but also luxurious and soft.
About The Founder
Ana Paola is a Mexican designer and entrepreneur. Her mission with Raffia is to create timeless and sustainable swimwear pieces that can be worn season after season, moving away from the fast fashion practices. After moving to New York in 2012 she followed her studies at The Fashion Institute of Technology, where she graduated with a degree in textile development & marketing. After graduating she went on to gain experience in the industry by interning and working at some of the most prestigious fashion online retailers in New York: Moda Operandi and Kirna Zabete.