Suno Vintage African Swimwear

Unique Sustainable Tribal Bikinis

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Posted: Jul 30 | No Comments |

Suno Swimwear

Suno combines New York artistry with African style with its range of sustainable swimwear.

Max Osterweis was inspired to launch the label in spring 2009 following post-election violence in Kenya, an African nation Osterweis considers to be his second home. The violence threatened to damage the country's economy and industry, and Osterweis desperately wanted to help. He enlisted designer Erin Beatty, and together they set about creating the dazzling apparel and swimwear items that would later turn heads around the world.

The Suno pieces are made from vintage and fair trade African textiles using a combination of traditional techniques and new innovations. The swimwear line features one-pieces and bikinis in a range of vivid tribal prints.

And the fashion world is starting to take notice of the innovative pair's efforts. Suno was recently named one of ten finalists for the upcoming CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award.

Suno items are available at high end retailers in more than 60 countries around the world, including Barneys New York and Ceremony, and the Suno website. The items are on the high side, with bikini tops priced at around $150 and around $300 for the one-piece suits, but anyone looking for a swimsuit that's unique and green may still be tempted.

[Source: Ecouterre]

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