Monique Bossie Puts Fashion into Rashies
New Zealand-born Monique Bossie is the brains behind Kin Swim, one of a growing number of brands reinventing the rashie to combat a problem all Australians encounter – the harsh sun, Stephanie McKenna writes for Perth Now.
“I want to change people’s behaviours in the sun,” Bossie said.
After relocating to Perth four years ago, she noticed there was a gap in the market for sun-smart swimwear that didn’t compromise on style, McKenna writes.
“It seemed like nobody was really doing the rashie, so I thought it was a point of difference that I would explore,” she said.
So Bossie launched a range of rashies, as well as long-sleeve swimsuits and bikinis, that are ethically designed and made in WA using recycled, regenerated and natural fabrics that protect the wearer from UV rays.
Original article by Stephanie McKenna, Perth Now, January 16, 2021.
Photo by Nic Ellis.