It’s always summer somewhere, and for Arrels Barcelona, summer is more than a season – it’s a state of mind, an opportunity to disconnect from the world and recharge. Founded by Javier Llaudet, his goal for the brand was to unearth his grandparents’ textile roots while celebrating the Mediterranean lifestyle and expressing his passion and love of art.
Llaudet selected a list of world-renowned illustrators for each collection such as Jean Jullien, Malika Favre and Catalina Estrada, and worked with them to come up with the one-of-a-kind designs for which Arrels Barcelona is famous. language. This line features a range of solid-color printed and textured swim shorts that are thigh-length, with an elastic drawstring waistband, side slit pockets and a built-in mesh shorts.
But create graphics and stand out Swimwear simply the starting point for Arrels. Llaudet’s visits to his current stockpiles globally have helped him understand first-hand the damage the environment is doing to our ecosystems.
Starting in 2020, the Spanish swimwear brand has transformed its construction and manufacturing operations and now offers a range of completely sustainable suits from Swimwear made from recycled PET and a casual camping collared shirt for men (to be introduced in spring 2022) made of eco-viscose – all made in Portugal . Some of this season’s designs are curated in collaboration with Cleon Peterson, Jaime Hayoon, Holiday Boileau, Jocelyn Tsaih, Stefania Tejada, Amber Vittoria, Malika Favre, Camille Walala and Olimpia Zagnoli.
Arrels Barcelona will be available for purchase at over 50 retailers worldwide including Saks Fifth Avenue, The Webster Miami, Goop, Soho House, Fred Segal, Ace Hotel, Selfridges, Browns, Conran Shop, Mytheresa, LuisaViaRoma and La Samaritaine Paris, for 140 euros, or $189, for pants and a shirt.
The brand’s ongoing efforts to be eco-friendly extend to packaging that uses only recycled or biodegradable materials. In addition, Arrels Barcelona donates 1 euro for every short swim sold to the charity Surfrider Foundation Europe.
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