Ocean Gem Swimwear is run by myself (Gemma Thomas) and is all handmade in Australia. I was taught how to sew from a young age and further studied textiles throughout my schooling. Whether it was making new dresses for myself or my friends to wear out on the weekend, or buying second hand clothes from the op-shop and restoring them into something new, I always had to be creating something.
Growing up in Sydney with a love for the ocean I spent a lot of time in bikinis but always struggled to find swimwear bottoms that were comfortable and suited my body shape. They ALWAYS cut in and made my butt look terrible, and no one wants that.
It wasn’t until I travelled through Europe that I stumbled across a bikini bottom that fit me perfectly. I then decided to take my passion for sewing and swimwear to create Ocean Gem, using the bottoms I had found as my drawing board.
My vision was to create swimwear that was simple, comfortable and flattering on all different body shapes. By creating timeless pieces from the highest quality fabrics meant that the bikinis would never go out of style and can be worn for endless seasons.
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