Ana Isabel Restrepo is not just a designer; she's a visionary. The force behind Ana Is Swimwear, Ana has successfully combined creativity, sustainability, and elegance in each piece she designs. We recently sat down with her to learn more about the intricate process of selecting the ideal fabric for the brand.

The Journey to Perfection

Q: Ana, congratulations on designing pieces that are incredibly soft and comfortable to wear. Could you tell us about the journey to find the perfect fabric?

Ana: Thank you! The search for the perfect fabric was indeed a challenging yet fulfilling experience. The journey began with a dream— to find a fabric that is not only soft and feels great on the skin but also aligns with our vision of sustainability and empowerment.

Prioritizing Sustainability

For me, the fabric had to be more than just comfortable; it needed to resonate with my life mission and the brand's ethos. Sustainability was non-negotiable. I spent countless hours researching different types of materials, focusing particularly on those that were eco-friendly in some way.

Trials and Triumphs

The journey wasn't smooth sailing. I went through several trials, as some fabrics didn’t feel right against the skin, while others didn't lend themselves well to sublimation, meaning they didn't hold colors well. It was a lot of back and forth, but it was worth every effort.

The Final Choice

Finally, after extensive research and testing, I found the one—a fabric that not only feels heavenly against the skin but also aligns with our sustainability goals. Made from 82% recycled plastic bottles, this fabric is not only eco-friendly but also allows for a beautiful sublimation of vibrant colors. Its texture is both smooth and delicate, qualities that make it perfect for our range of swimwear.

A Brand that Empowers

Q: Ana, how does the final fabric choice resonate with the brand's vision?

Ana: Ana Is Swimwear stands for creativity and sustainability in beachwear. Our designs are not just about making you look good; they're about making you feel empowered, unique, beautiful, and special. The fabric we've chosen perfectly embodies this, offering an excellent balance between quality, comfort, and eco-friendliness. We are incredibly proud to present swimwear that not only makes you feel fabulous but also contributes positively to the planet.

So there you have it— the journey of Ana Is Swimwear's fabric, as told by the woman who breathed life into this incredible brand. We believe that what you wear should be a reflection of not just your style but also your values, and Ana Is Swimwear aims to bring you just that: a sustainable, elegant, and empowering lifestyle.

Would you like to experience this incredible fabric for yourself? Browse our collection today and take the first step towards a sustainable, stylish future.

October 23, 2023 — Stefano Campanini