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We are Rhyder & Vixen Swim – born from an idea by two best friends, growing up on the beautiful East Coast of Australia. More than just swimwear, we are a community of like-minded girls who support, empower & embrace individuality from all walks of life.

Creating sustainable, cheeky & sexy pieces you can swim and live in! We are daring, confident & perfectly imperfect.

So, why the name ‘ Rhyder & Vixen Swim’?

‘Rhyder’ being inspired by the Queen herself – Winona Ryder, a timeless fashion icon. By definition, ‘Vixen’, means a “spirited or fierce woman”. So, it only made sense for us to pair the two together, thus the creation of ‘Rhyder & Vixen Swim’. A name that perfectly describes who we are & who we strive to be – confident, fierce & of course, stylish. After all, our swimwear was made for the bold not boring.

Our Impact

We kinda don’t give a f*ck… in terms of societal expectations & other irrelevant bs.

However we do give a f*ck about the things that matter – like our impact on the environment. 

That’s why we are dedicated to creating swimwear from recycled fabrics to lessen our impact on the environment. We also use compostable packaging to limit the unnecessary use of single use plastic. 

We also understand the impact the clothing industry does have on the environment, that’s why we create collections with limited stock & reorder our best sellers in small runs in an attempt to avoid wasteful production.

We are also researching new ways that we can become more sustainable – from design & sampling, to production, to our Rhyder & Vixen piece arriving at your door. We are always open to new innovative ways and would love to know if you have any suggestions, so we can all join together in creating a greener future.

Manufacturing

Rhyder and Vixen Swim is designed in Australia and ethically made in Bali.

Employee initiatives 

We believe in competitive wages, fair working hours that allow for family time and lovely surroundings for all employees. Our manufacturer is committed to making garments in a socially responsible factory that is always looking for ways to improve the lives of employees and the world we live in. Some employee benefits include: Profit sharing and performance based bonuses, Employee Initiatives, Technology training Environmental awareness and education. Understanding and supportive of religious Ceremonies and holidays. Female leadership and Management training. 

Sustainability  

In 2018 our manufacturer enlisted the help of a local NGO, Eco Bali. They provided basic training and education to employees on proper waste management and recycling within their household and the factory. The program was extended to help in reduction and proper recycling of all plastic, glass, paper, and aluminum products, with the distribution of recycling bins located throughout the factory.

As of 2019, there is no fabric waste that is not upcycled, or recycled that comes from our manufacturers factory.

Packaging

We are committed to doing what we can to minimise our impact on the environment. So that’s ALL of our packaging is biodegradable & compostable! 

Our current mailers created by HERO were designed by artist Madison Conners, a proud Yorta Yorta (Wolithica clan), Dja Dja Wurrung (Moomnom Gunditj Bee clan) and Gamilaroi woman to support First Nations history and celebrate Indigenous culture in Australia. HERO donates 20% of the proceeds of the mailers to Children’s grounds – an organisation led by Aboriginal communities. They work with children, families and communities that face the greatest exclusion and live with injustice and disadvantage every single day.

Our hygiene liners are also sustainable and our swing tags and cards can be recycled. 

We aren’t perfect, but we aspire to be green as we possibly can be.

If you want to know more about our behind the scenes practices or provide feedback to help us improve please email rhyderandvixen@gmail.com we would love to hear from you!

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