1979swimwear

1979 SWIMWEAR

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1979swimwear

1979 SWIMWEAR

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Announcement    1979........elegantly understated swimwear.

Welcome to my shop!
My quest is to make beautiful, highest quality swimwear for you.
With attention to every detail, careful development of the fit and love for design, i want to provide you with a beautiful bathing outfit in which to enter the oceans, beaches, pools & lakes.

Aloha,
Suzanna

Announcement

1979........elegantly understated swimwear.

Welcome to my shop!
My quest is to make beautiful, highest quality swimwear for you.
With attention to every detail, careful development of the fit and love for design, i want to provide you with a beautiful bathing outfit in which to enter the oceans, beaches, pools & lakes.

Aloha,
Suzanna

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About 1979swimwear

Sales 346
On Etsy since 2011

1 9 7 9 - eco-conscious & elegant swimwear

When i started making the first cotton bikinis in Honolulu, i made them from select vintage Aloha shirts. I took the shirts apart and made bikinis from them, lining them with nylon spandex. Shirts were transformed into bikinis, each piece unique.

Honolulu inspired the retro style of my swimwear line. Fascinated by the beach wear looks of the 1940´s and 50s, the high waist bikini is always among my signature styles.

After this extraordinary happy time and 18 months in Honolulu, i moved back to Berlin, facing the decision if to continue making swimwear in a colder country. Deciding that
making swimwear is my passion, i carried on seamlessly and stayed with it.

While keeping connected to family in Honolulu, i live in Berlin and create my vision of elegantly understated high quality swimwear. From the very beginning on, i have worked eco-conscious and sustainable, long before it became so public & essential.

My workspace in Berlin-Friedrichshain is a little boutique at the same time and is called NOW & THEN. So if you visit Berlin, please come by! We also feature other local Designers from Berlin.

Shop members

  • Suzanna

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    Aloha! My name is Suzanna and i love making swimwear. After studying fashion design in Berlin and completing my first job, i started my own label in Honolulu, Hawaii. The very first bikinis i made were made of men´s Cotton-Aloha shirts.

  • Firma Hermann Kutzschbach

    Cutting & Sewing

    The company "Firma Hermann Kutzschbach" is a family business run by Mr. and Mrs. Kutzschbach for more than 20 years- located in Chemnitz, Germany. They have a team of 1 lady who does the cutting and 10 skilled seamstresses.

Production partners

  • Firma Hermann Kutzschbach

    Mühlau, Germany

    Firma Hermann Kutzschbach is specialized in swim and sportwear for more than 20 years. It is a charming family business run by Mr. and Mrs. Kutzschbach who take care of the cutting and sewing of the majority of my swimwear items.

  • Manufactory Legnica, Polen

    Legnica, Poland

    I am so happy to have found this small manufacturer in Legnica whom i visited and are now working with. They do the cutting and sewing and have great work ethics and conditions. Fair payment and regular working hours as well as a nice work Environment are provided.

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More information

Last updated on Mar 26, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

If you are in between to sizes, i offer to send you both sizes to try on i the comfort of your home with just paying for one size and returning the other. Contact me if interested. Beforehand i will also give my best to help you determine your size according to your measurements.

RETURN WITHIN THE U.S.

If you are ordering from the U.S and want to return a piece or one of two sizes, then i offer a return address in New York for you! This way you do not have to ship internationally.
( Since my mum lives in NYC i gather returns there and pick them up during my next visit).

Custom and personalized orders

I am always open to custom orders or favorite colors, so don´t hesitate to contact me! If time allows i can take on custom projects for you!

Gift wrapping and packaging

Special gift wrapping and packaging is also possible of course. Feel free to mail me for options or tell me what you would like.

Wholesale availability

If you are a boutique and would like to carry a swimsuit or bikini, please get in touch! I would love to find retailers- preferably independent boutiques.
Also if you are a group of friends or colleagues, get in touch to find out about my quantity discounts.