Our story

We tend to forget that there are real people behind our screens ! In this case, just me, Orlanne, founder of Les Alcyonides. We swear we tried to keep our brand intro below the least boring possible ;)

ETHICS & AESTHETICS

After a few years spent as an expatriate 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...

No longer aligned with the values of the company I worked for, I wanted to create clothes by being part of the solution and not part of the problem!

From there was born Les Alcyonides Swimwear at the end of 2020. I design all the models myself, wishing to reconcile eco-responsibility and aesthetics, the pretty and eco friendly swimwear!

Our values

FRENCH DESIGN 🥐 MADE IN ITALY CON AMORE 🍕

I design myself our swimwear in France, and we absolutely wanted to produce locally, in our Italian ateliers specialized in swimwear and knit (for our tee-shirts). Our goal? Reduce to the maximum our carbon footprint and highlight european savoir-faire !
Our fabrication process

HOW IT STARTED

May 2020: I am looking for a sustainable alternative to swimsuits. From there, the idea of a pretty AND eco-friendly swimwear is born ! Then onto a crazy year, between the development of the first prototypes, until the website opening in April 2021 !

Discover our recycled swimwear

HOW IT'S GOING

1st resellers, new collection launch, 1st TV interview and 1st professional salons, quite some things happened in 2022 ! To be continued...
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