Founded in 2000 by California native Amahlia Stevens, Vitamin A combines feminine design with sustainable innovation. Vitamin A bikinis and bodysuits are designed and produced locally in California with exceptional attention to detail, in their signature EcoLux fabric, a technically and environmentally superior luxe fabric, made from recycled nylon. Amahlia is inspired by ‘70s beach glamour and the modern muses who collect her designs. They’re all about effortless, natural sexiness and that laid-back West Coast vibe that is in their DNA. Vitamin A gives back a portion of proceeds directly to environmental organizations who help to protect our oceans. Vitamin A Designer and Founder Amahlia Stevens grew up on the beaches of Southern California, living in a bikini for as long as she can remember. She got her degree in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and designed for top brands around the world before launching Vitamin A in 2000, combining her passion for the ocean with modern design and sustainable innovation to pioneer the perfect bikini: simple, clean, sophisticated and sexy. The first to elevate swimwear with neutral color palettes and chic day-to-night pieces, Amahlia understands a woman’s body, and fit is always the most important element in her designs. After all, she is the originator of the ultra flattering LBB – Little Black Bikini, as well as the now-iconic “California cut”. And if that wasn’t enough, all of her suits are made sustainably and locally, to keep you and the earth looking sexy. Basically who better to design your dream bikini? She just gets it. Amahlia lives in Laguna Beach with her husband Julius, and twin girls, Gemma and Ruby.
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They use EcoLux recycled nylon fiber, EcoRib made from nylon fiber scraps that otherwise would be destined for the landfill, ReFresh made from recycled plastic bottles and recycled cotton and Tencel® blend.
They use natural fibers like linen and BioRib a fabric made from plant-based raw material sourced from the castor bean. It uses a production process that lowers energy consumption by 20% and while the production of its yarn saves 25 liters of oil for each kilogram of fabric.
They use organic cotton.
Their boxes are made from 100% post-consumer and post-industrial content. They are fully recyclable and biodegradable. Made in the USA and FSC certified. Each of their garments comes in a flap and seal bag made from 100% recycled and recyclable materials. Made in the USA. All paper products are made of 100% recycled post-consumer waste.
In their headquarters & warehouse every lightbulb has been replaced with LEDs. Every individual office has a Nest thermostat to provide intelligent heating and cooling based on occupancy. Solar cooling fans in the warehouse provide off-grid cooling. Occupancy sensor lights are placed wherever possible to reduce energy usage. All appliances are Energy Star rated. They utilize a heat reclamation system from their server room in the winter to heat the office space.
They use digital printing for their pieces, wich use less water in the process of printing. All materials are certified to meet the global Oeko-Tex standard for safe textiles.
They partner with environmental organizations like One Planted Tree, which plants one tree for every dollar donated. They also partner with organizations that protect the environment, especially marine habitats. This means both donating a portion of their sales and using their voice to mobilize their community and support of their cause.
They provide no disposable eating products for onsite lunches — only reusable glass, flatware, and dishes.
In their headquarters and warehouse all water fixtures, including toilets and faucets, are low-flow. Smart weather-controlled irrigation based on actual ET (evapotranspiration) of the plants, weather and soil type. They provide filtered water produced onsite to eliminate disposable plastic water bottle usage.
Their swimwear is made in the USA, the majority is crafted locally in California. Their manufacturing teams maintain the highest standards of workplace ethics & environmental responsibility. For some of their materials that cannot be made in California, they partner globally with fair trade artisans. They have close relationships with all the factories that they visit regularly to ensure employees are being treated and paid fairly and the working conditions are clean and safe.