Sunuva - UK, 2007
Emily and Sabrina were both frustrated at the lack of stylish UV protective children’s swimwear available. They felt that the few items on the market were often garish in colour and unattractive. Not a great look for holiday snaps! So they started a journey and set out on a mission to create a swimwear and beachwear line which was not only super stylish and cool but also kept our kids safe in the sun.
They wanted to encompass a boho style which they both love and at the same time creating a quality product with a particular function. They could not find any prints they liked so we decided to design those too. Their latest collection is inspired by bohemian travel as exotic holidays are a passion we both share. Some of the themes which inspired them in their prints are Indian elephants, Nepalese buddhas, Mexican skulls, English floral and classic Nantucket inspired marine stripes.
Since launching their first collection they have had an overwhelming response from the press with coverage in all the major magazines and supplements. We also have a strong celebrity following including Victoria Beckham, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, whose kids have been spotted in Sunuva. Sunuva is now stocked in major department stores such as Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Barneys, many independent boutiques all over the world, and luxury international holiday resorts such as the Four Seasons and the One&Only.