AURAI SWIM is an eco & ethical swimwear brand propped up by an intimate flair with surf and beach culture and deep respect for nature, created by italo-brazilian designer Natalia Bertolo.
AURAI SWIM collections aim to reflect the essence of a fun, healthy and conscious lifestyle, featuring high quality materials, timeless silhouettes and color palettes, exclusive prints and “surf safe” flattering Brazilian cut swimsuits for all body types. AURAI is based in Auckland, New Zealand, while the manufacturing of AURAI collections is carefully handmade at a small family-owned atelier in Natalia’s hometown in southern Brazil, where she locally sources most of the materials.
At AURAI SWIM, we understand that it takes small visionaries and independently owned brands to blaze the trail of sustainable and responsible fashion. Since its beginning, AURAI has worked to raise the importance of better practices in fashion, supporting craftsmanship and fair trade businesses and local sourcing of materials.
From the SS17/18 collection, AURAI SWIM started using ECONYL®, a revolutionary polyamide fibre made from 100% regenerated material, pre and post-consumer nylon waste such as nylon plastic scraps, old carpets and fish nets that litter our oceans.
For the SS18/19 collection, AURAI SWIM is also introducing AMNI SOUL ECO®, made from a polyamide with an improved formulation that accelerates biodegradation in the anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment, common in most landfills. As the clothes break down quicker, the impact on landfills is reduced.