Lucia de Rivera Romero wearing the Posidonia Maxi Wrap Skirt By Elin Ritter Ibiza Photo IbizaSilvia

MADE WITH LOVE IN IBIZA

Elin Ritter Ibiza is a premium sustainable collection of slow-fashion artisan swim and destination wear created on the island of Ibiza, Spain. 

All designs are inspired by the vibrant elements of the Ibiza landscape, and the islands rich history. The logo incorporates symbol of the Carthaginian goddess TANITa deity of dance, moon, fertility, and creation.

For lovers of sustainable extravagant and unique pieces that float effortlessly from beach to Bellini. Empowering, sensual, stylish, eccentric and unique.

 

FABRIC

ELIN RITTER IBIZA core swimwear fabric is principally sourced in Italy, using ECONYL®, a high quality technical yarn created from regenerated nylon.

CREATION

Transparency and working on a fair-trade basis is my ethos, therefore all items are designed, cut out and made locally, with beautiful quality and attention to detail visible in every piece. Everything is created in small batches, eliminating overproduction.

THE FOUNDER

If someone had told me while I was studying fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, that I would be living in Ibiza designing bikinis for women all over the world I most probably would never have believed them…

I started drawing designs from a very young age, so it always felt like an obvious career to study fashion. But I could not have imagined in a million years how far this journey would take me.

I did an internship for Paul Smith, in the London and New York office, and after graduating from CSM in 1996, I did some work at British label Boudicca before moving into styling for music videos and advertising for a few years, and subsequently embarked on an alternative career as a digital designer.

I worked as a freelancer for various design agencies in London, on amazing projects that taught me very valuable skills on how to run a digital business.

But I never gave up on my dream, the desire to create couture garments was always there.

Having spent some time in Rio de Janeiro, including dancing in their famous carnival,  I started performing with a Brazilian Samba group in London, and started to make first my own hand-beaded dance costumes for myself and for friends.

I developed an obsession with Brazilian swimwear, intricate details, exquisite finishes and hand beading.

Since I relocated my studio to Ibiza I have been on a mission to make swimwear and accessories that make women feel fabulous and empowered, whether on stage, at a festival, wedding or party. And most important to me, it has to be locally produced using as many up cycled and recycled elements as possible, and contributing to a circular and eco-friendly fashion economy.