I was born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and since I was very little the ocean has always held a special place in my life. It brings me peace and satisfaction. It's my favorite place to meditate and connect to God, Earth, and the Universe.
Ever since I can remember I dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. It has always been my favorite art form. This passion led me to the US where I received my B.F.A in Fashion Design from Miami Int'l Univ. of Arts and Design.
My love for the ocean then took me on a search for the perfect swimsuit and soon I found very little sustainable options in the market that catered beyond 3 or 4 sizes. I wanted a swimsuit that could tell a story. Something with personality, high quality, and sustainable; but I could not find it in a size XL. And so this line was born. After years working for the apparel industry in New York City, the pandemic led me back to Miami and here I found so much inspiration.
I aspire to create a brand that is inclusive, supportive, and empowering of all women. A safe space to love yourself as you are. Wanna join?
Mary A. Mercedes