Sister duo Helaina & Chloe
From being immersed in the Balearic lifestyle at a young age we always had a reason to own a ridiculous amount of bikinis! Our love for swimwear started at a very young age when we spent our Summers in Mallorca. Each season we would shop the hottest styles but always found our swimwear to not last that well and saw the pattern of disposable swim. There is a difference in wearing a bikini a few times a year and then wearing swimwear everyday and seeing the effects chlorine, sun, salt water and even the ocean has on swimwear and you find yourself constantly buying new sets. This is when we knew we had to do something and create a brand which offers longevity, innovation and gives back to the planet.
The Brand Name
We associate the Tucca Swim brand as a healthy lifestyle in the sun which reflects upon our childhood memories in Mallorca. When starting the brand it was always going to be ‘Tucca’ – a nickname given to Helaina when she was little. We wanted this brand to tell our story and for you to share these memories with us.
The Start of The Multiway Bikini™
Having studied Textile Design and Photography at University, between us we are both very creative individuals! We are always thinking outside of the box and this is where our vision started for our signature Multiway Bikini™. We aren’t just talking a reversible style or a strap which can be multiway..we have created an interchangeable bikini top and bottom. This product is great as it takes multiway to the next level and allows you to have so many different looks with just one product, one purchase.
The Print Process
It’s all about the prints! We follow a process of sun prints. A camera-less photography technique loved by Chloe. We expose nature onto light-sensitive paper and create one of a kind prints which are transferred onto our sustainable fabrics. This is an experience of nature and demonstrates the organic influence behind Tucca.
Each year we launch one Summer collection and continue to sell existing prints and colour ways. Just because the season changes and the year, we do not feel the need to follow fashion standards. Swimwear is timeless. Swimwear does not go out of fashion if the style and prints are executed well!