Our history



After spending several years living in London, working in the fashion industry, I was confronted "on the ground" with its harsh reality: fast-fashion, overproduction, excessive consumption of water and pesticides...
Awareness has increased amongst the industry, some brands stopped using fur for their coats, others implementing new processes for creating waterless jeans ... And I said to myself, what about eco-friendly swimwear?

Because I am convinced that every item of clothing in our dressing room should be made in an eco-responsible way!

Creating clothes yes, but being part of the solution and not the problem (fashion is the one of the most polluting industry in the world especially with its enormous water consumption and chemicals use)!
So I created Les Alcyonides Swimwear in September 2020, in order to offer you recycled fiber swimsuits in a circular economy logic, but with a fun and elegant design.

The green swimwear, not boring!
I hope you like them as much as I liked imagining them.
Orlanne, founder of Les Alcyonides Swimwear
Pssst: do you want to know where our name comes from? The Alcyonides are seven nymphs from Greek mythology. Desperate when their father, the giant Alcyonée was killed by Heracles, they threw themselves into the sea, and according to legend, gave birth to alcyons, more commonly known as kingfishers :) A nice myth between earth and sea , like our swimsuits!