Vigo Swim | Sustainable & Reversible Swimwear
I had the beautiful opportunity of documenting Mariana throughout the process of swimwear making from start to finish including the last steps that involve the creation of social media content.
Puerto Rican designer Mariana Vidal on her vision and how it all started:
"Vigo Swim is all about creating distinctive and reversible pieces with the mission of reducing waste and therefore taking care of the environment. Today we are facing the sad reality of excessive amount of plastic debris abandoned in landfills and our oceans, causing a negative impact on our ecosystem and marine life. Our swimsuits are handcrafted out of recycled fabric made from plastic water bottles and we only use compostable materials for packaging which is why when you buy Vigo, you buy consciously and contribute to decreasing plastic pollution. Every Vigo piece is reversible, giving you a travel friendly, convenient and fashion forward swimsuit."
"She studied Marketing at USC and Fashion Design at Lisa Thon School in Puerto Rico. Mariana's journey into swimwear began in 2015, in need of a budget friendly swimsuit for an upcoming trip, she decided to make one for herself. While shopping for fabric, she couldn’t make up her mind over which print to choose from so she made herself a reversible bikini. Little did she know that it was the beginning of a new chapter in her career as a designer. The one of a kind and versatile style quickly caught the eye of friends and acquaintances, and upon request Mariana began crafting custom order swimsuits. As the demand continued to grow and the brand gained popularity in Puerto Rico and Miami, Mariana realized that she had found her niche and passion, and officially launched Vigo Swim in 2015."