Calypso [kuh-lip-soh], noun.
Stemming from Greek origin, Calypso is a ‘goddess of strange power and grace’. She represents the Calypso Aesthetic woman and her beauty- powerful, intelligent and insightful.
Aesthetic [es-thet-ik], noun.
Also from Greek origin, ‘Aishthetikos’ depicts sensitivity and sentience. In this context, Aesthetic envelops a philosophy that appreciates the nature of beauty, and its many different forms.
Driven by a desire to create change through fashion, founder Dana was bitterly disappointed at the lack of recognition for social and environmental impact in the fashion space locally.
Dana’s intention for Calypso is to empower women and men to engage consciously towards fashion, encouraging consumers to have a deeper understanding of how their purchases affect not only them, but the world we live in. Calypso Swim garments are ethically made from regenerated fishing nets and plastic bottles scooped from the ocean. The swim pieces are also biodegradable, equipped with UPF 50+ sun protection, and made from PETA approved and Oeko Tex certified fabrics.
Every swimwear garment purchased provides 1 year of clean water to a person in need through partner 'Thirst Project'. The brand also donates a percentage of monthly proceeds to Global Reforestation through 'One Tree Planted'.
All aspects of packaging have been considered- proudly 100% recyclable, sent to you in compostable mailer bags and accompanied with a beautiful repurposed thank you card!
Through her natural inclination to give back, Dana’s approach to business has always been ‘if it won’t benefit others, then why do it?’. When purchasing from Calyspo, you are contributing to so much more than a business, you are investing in a global shift towards ‘fashion with a cause’.