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A Day At the Beach

by Gaelle Guesdon 28 Dec 2021

Australia’s summer is here and that means long days on the beach sun tanning, surfing and even perhaps, snorkelling.

And no one attempts this highlight of the year without a stunning beach outfit or two. And all the bits and pieces that go with that, like sunglasses, hats, and towels. 

Let’s see what Local Threads has for you this summer. Our platform supports local Australian eco-friendly brands whose creators are committed to creating sustainable and ethical clothing. So, if you buy from us, you are supporting stunning products proudly designed and marketed in Australia. You’ll also be doing your bit for the environment.

  • Get a beautifully stitched twin piece from Seapia
  • Seapia swimsuits are made from Econyl®, a fabric that’s made from pre and post-consumer plastics, transformed into a new polymer to create a new yearn that’s ideal for high-performance textiles.

    The Chalito top features a lovely detail consisting of a small under-bust cut-out finished with a neat edge. To stop the edges from rolling, the front top edge is finished with zig-zag under-stitching. The top has side boning and bust darts for support and perfect shaping.

    Match the Chalito swim top in vermillion red for $49.00 with a Chalito swim bottom in vermillion red for $49.00.


  • The Archive Label for men’s swimwear
  • If you want something that looks different from the run of the mill, but that’s also ultra-comfortable, this Australian brand for men won’t disappoint. The swim shorts are made from the versatile 4-way stretch "FLEXI" range material, which is lightweight and soft. This particular pair comes with a signature design that looks classy.

    The mid-length swimming shorts have an elastic waistband, drawstring & 100% polyester inner mesh, and four pockets.

    Get yours for $51.35.

  • For a pair of swim shorts that says ’’ocean’’, ORTC is the brand you want
  • These boldly designed swim shorts for men are made of 100% recycled polyester and come with inner fine mesh briefs, elastic waistband with drawstring, and three pockets. It makes a nice gift as you can present it in its own matching ORTC print gift box.

    Get the Torquay Shorts for $79.95.

  • For something really sexy, shop at Styelle
  • Ava White Ruffled is a bikini for the girl who feels obliged to cover up, but doesn’t really want to. It’s a little white thing with a cute ruffled edge that looks great on a tanned body. It is purposefully designed to give shape to women with small breasts while the soft lycra fabric stretches for larger busted women who want to remove the cups. 

    Get it for $49.50.

  • You’re going to the beach, but you’re not swimming; what you need is shorts from Rusty
  • There’s nothing that says it’s a summer day like a snazzy pair of denim shorts. And nothing says it better than shorts with frayed hems. On a day when you’re joining the family for a day on the beach, but don’t plan to swim, these shorts still let you fit in perfectly. 

    Rusty was founded in 2006 on a mission to produce high-quality coastal surf apparel, boards and accessories to a global audience. 

    Get your Rusty shorts for $79.99 and set the beach on fire.

  • Bird & Hill makes T-shirts that will charm the socks off you
  • These T-shirts are perfect for the beach – they sport the most creative motives that instantly lifts the spirit. Bird & Hill is an eco-friendly brand that also makes eyewear.

    Get the Chip Magnet Tee for $59.00.

  • Get the perfect beach bag from Cali Rae
  • The Ivory Kraft Bag by Cali Rae is designed specially for the beach. It’s big enough to keep everything you need for a day at the beach, including an inside pocket for your cards or keys. The bag can be washed or wiped clean and when you’re finished for the day, you fold it up and stash it away. 

    Get your Ivory Kraft Beach Bag for $49.95.

  • The Riptide Top from Elation is for the girl who loves her surfing
  • Elation is a sustainable and ethical swimwear label focused on women who love swimming and surfing. The simple yet elegant crop silhouette is detailed with a round scoop neck. The Elation swimwear is made from sustainable REPREVE fabric - 86% recycled polyester 14% Spandex and the pieces have a unique print placement to minimise fabric wastage.

    The popular Riptide Top has a beautifully designed print and offers maximum sun protection.

    Get it for $139.

  • The perfect beach outfit from Growing Fond
  • Growing Fond is an emerging Australian online fashion label with a young and trendy look. The styles are laid-back yet, the colours are bold. Made from a cotton and linen blend, it will keep you cool all day.

    Team the Sunrise Top in red with the white mini skirt for a snazzy outfit that will turn heads at the beach café. 

    Get the top for $25.00 and the skirt for $35.00.

  • Throw all your stuff in a Georgia tote from Stitch & Hide
  • This simple tote is roomy enough to hold all you need for a day at the beach and chic enough to let a girl present herself in style. The tote is made from soft eco-certified Core leather, which is resistant to stains. The Georgia tote is an investment that will serve you beyond the beach for years to come.

    Get it for $249.95.

  • For a gorgeous beach towel, look no further than Sand Society
  • It makes sense to buy a beach towel from creators who are themselves avid beachgoers as they know exactly what’s required from a piece of cloth that’s supposed to keep you dry and sand-free after a swim.  

    This fast-growing eco-friendly brand in the beach, outdoors, and home space offers many quality products that feature simple, but striking designs.

    Get the Pebbles for $69.95.

  • Life Less Common has the perfect sunglasses for you
  • The right pair of sunglasses finish any outfit off. The sunglasses from Life Less Common have a sophisticated design and distinctively shaped frames. They come with polarised lenses for superior anti-glare vision and give 100% UVA/UVB protection, and you can keep them protected in a hard case.

    Buy yourself the Helena Black for $159.00.

  • Keep your hair out of your face with a scrunchie from Cali Rae
  • Some days on the beach can be very windy; that’s when you need something to keep your long locks in check. Cali Rae's ribbed scrunchie, Tahiti, is made from recycled material and can be matched with the colours of your swimsuit. Cali Rae also has a range of sustainable swimwear made from recycled material.

    Get your Tahiti Strawberry Ribbed Scrunchie for $9.95.

  • Brave the hot sand with a pair of Minima sandals 
  • Minima combines traditional craftsmanship with minimal design for their slow fashion footwear. The sustainable brand makes sandals that are meant to last. Much more than a simple thong, these sandals come in bold colours and bold, but simple styles. 

    The uppers and soles are made of vegetable leather that’s 100% biodegradable. Minima’s sandals are handmade in Greece.

    Get your pair of Jamie Slide Black for $60.00.

  • Keep your face protected from the fierce Australian summer sun with a straw hat from BRKLYN
  • A straw hat goes with everything.  The Canal Wide Brim Boater has a classic, timeless look based on the traditional boater design and comes with 10cm wide brim for protection from the sun. It’s made from 100% natural wheat straw, is trimmed with a black ribbon and comes with an adjustable sweatband.

     Get yours for $89.00.

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