Because we believe fashion can do better. And so can we.
OHOY swim was founded 2016 by two Scandinavians living far from home, where the desert meets the sea. Henna and Anna created OHOY for everyday girls like them, to wear both on land and in the water.
With a focus on Scandinavian simplicity & a responsibility to look after the environment, all OHOY products are made sustainably and ethically.
When purchasing our item, you are giving back to Healthy Seas. 1% of OHOY sales goes to support the recovery of nets by volunteer divers.
OHOY products are tested in real-life conditions, our swimwear is twice as resistant to chlorine, sun creams, and oils than most other fabrics. And best of all, they are made to stay put and beautiful, no matter what.
Our collaborative team works hard to ensure only the highest of quality, whilst working within fair & friendly working conditions. All our manufacturing is done in a small family-owned factory in Sri Lanka and Portugal, and we spend extended periods of time with the staff during production to make sure the working conditions are as they should be.
We don’t believe in swimwear seasons, we believe in adventures around the year.
ETHICS & SUSTAINABILITY
Here at OHOY SWIM we are committed to having a positive impact on the environment and global community, not only within our supply chain but all facets of our brand. We take pride in making things people will love and seeing those products serve their purpose for a greater good.
1% TO HEALTHY SEAS – JOURNEY FROM WASTE TO WEAR
When purchasing our items, you are giving back to Healthy Seas. 1% of OHOY sales goes to support the recovery of abandoned fishing nets by volunteer divers.
We use ECONYL®️yarn coming from discarded nylons including fishing nets collected from the sea and other plastics.
ECONYL®️ is made through a revolutionary process of recovering fishing nets and other nylon waste from oceans and landfills that then gets regenerated into its original, pure nylon form, Using a recycled material reduces waste and pollution in the environment but also cuts down the needs for raw materials and crude oil used in the production of nylon.
ECONYL®️ is twice as resistant to chlorine, sun creams, and oils than most other fabrics. and sun protection rating of 50 + SPF
We have a few suits in our range that are not fully econyl ( the linning is) but the outer layer is sourced in Italy and are Oeko-Tex which means:
More transparency for more sustainable future. Oeke tex Standard 100 fabrics that have been certified free from hazardous chemicals
As we continue to grow and expand our product range, we are comitted to always finding the most environmentally friendly option down to the smallest detail.
RESPONSIBLE SOURCING AND MANUFACTURING
In 2016 when we founded our brand, we traveled to Sri Lanka and decided to work with a small family owned factory. From the beginning all of our pieces have been made from Econyl fabric, sourced and flown in from Italy. With time we have made the decision to manufacture in Portugal. Keeping the production in Europe means we are able to reduce our footprint by not sending fabric to the other side of the world and it also provides us the transparency we seek throughout our supply chain.
As of 2021 we now manufacture all of our swimwear in a small factory in Porto, Portugal. We can rest assured that workers receive the salary and benefits they rightfully deserve and the ability to oversee production makes everything go smoother. We have a lovely Portuguese lady on the ground looking over every detail, making sure that the quality is as it should be.
When our products leave Porto they are sent to a warehouse facility in Estonia where all your orders will be shipped out from. Everything is packed and shipped in eco friendly ‘NOT plastic’ packaging.
Each product has a hangtag made from recycled papers, attached with a recycled cotton string and wearing a non plastic hygienic liner. They are packed in a small organic cotton bag that can be used for lots of other things.
Although we have made the move from Sri Lanka to Europe we think it’s important to continue supporting small businesses in under developed nations. Large communities rely on this work.