Featured Image: Courtesy of Galamaar,
photographed by Amanda Bjorn
As a supporter of sustainable, slow Fashion we reached out to the new swimwear brand doing things differently. Forget Instagram bikini babes, photoshop and fake tan because Galamaar is here to give us authenticity.
Made from nylon salvaged from discarded fish nets, (which account for nearly 10% of ocean pollution) Galamaar’s timeless swimwear designs prove that waste-to-wear Fashion is not only about looking good, but feeling good. To wear a Galamaar bikini is to play a part in reducing ocean pollution; the brand’s ethos isn’t focused on the body wearing the bikini, but instead, is centred around the consciousness of the customer. So, the pressure of obtaining ‘summer body’ to look like the models in bikini brand ads is thankfully being replaced with efforts to better the environment. To learn more about Galamaar, we caught up with Blakley Wickstrom, the designer of this refreshingly innovate, sustainable swimwear.
I had a pretty good job working as a designer but as the ethical and environmental reality of my industry began to register I found myself at a crossroad and I began to feel that my ethics did not align with my career path. I have a deep appreciation for nature and it’s painfully obvious how different the condition of the coast is compared to how it was when I was growing up. The plastic is everywhere and and the state of the tide pools and the life that used to be so thriving when I was little barely exists anymore. When my father died a few years back I was left with some money and decided to put it toward something positive by launching a brand I could be proud of while trying to help move my industry along in the right direction.