How do we calculate our prices?

As a company, we believe in full cost transparency. Each piece has its own unique cost, which is composed of the fabrics, the production, the hardware, and the transportation costs.


We order smaller quantities of fabric to avoid overproduction and unnecessary waist. The downside is that we pay much higher prices per meter than larger customers. Still, this does not deter us from purchasing the highest quality, sustainable, and all-natural materials from certified Italian and Portuguese suppliers. Our fabrics are certified by Intertek, OEKO-TEX, GOTS, GRS Certificate, and HIGG Index.


We put as much thought into our hardware as we do into our fabric selection. The hardware for our swimsuits, including buttons, zippers, and trims, is all sourced locally within Portugal from other small businesses that our atelier has been working with for the past few decades.


All of our garments are produced in a small, family-owned atelier. The factory has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing clothes for men and women. We visit our atelier regularly and therefore know that all their workers are treated and paid fairly. These dedicated employees ensure that the delicate fabrics we use, which need to be touched by hand, get the required time and care in each sewing step. Unlike mass production, the Atelier has always focused on small quantities and handmade products.


Why is shipping so expensive?

Shipping costs have risen exponentially due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and its heavy impact on global supply chains and the energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.

The costs to transport the fabrics from the mill to the sewing facilities and then the finished garments from our atelier to our own warehouse are all calculated into the price of the finished product. This calculation does not include shipping costs from the warehouse to you.