Working on cut and design
What do you require from your swimwear? We make no compromises on quality or design so nothing will spoil special moments spent wearing our swimwear. Our ranges, elegantly and stylishly emanating escapism, are inspired by our travels around the world and the amazing encounters along the way. Our lines boast iconic designs inspired by Portuguese azulejos (glazed tiles) and designs inspired by an Australian, Californian or Balinese way of life…or retrograde nineties to perfection. They are developed by our graphic designers to make exclusive swimwear and then printed on white fabric. Our style is our trademark.
Every detail matters at GILI’S. That is why we pay the utmost attention to our cut and stitching for a secure fit whatever the activity. Our expertise is linked to both our unique designs and the quality of our pieces, designed and crafted to last and never let you down. Each piece of our swimwear is made to the same high standard. We are never complacent.
100% European and extremely resistant materials, for an optimum drying
As the quality of our swimwear lies in the origin of our materials, 100% of our fabrics and textiles are sourced in Europe so as to guarantee the quality and closely monitor the workmanship and durability.
The composition and manufacturing of swimwear is key to the success of this unique garment worn for adventures and in aquatic environments. That is why at GILI’S the fabric for our swimwear has been carefully selected and worked so as not to wear out over the seasons, or from exposure to sunlight and bathing in chlorinated or saltwater. The concept is for you to feel good in your swimwear, like a second skin that will never let you down. We have done our utmost to enhance your summers with an ultra-resistant, water-repellent fabric incorporating recycled polyester fibres that, in addition to being mindful of the planet, ensures your health and wellbeing.
It is important to us that you feel relaxed both in and out of the water. Nobody enjoys sitting around in wet swimwear and we want you to relax and enjoy a fruit juice on the terrace without waiting 2 hrs to dry in the sun. We have chosen a technical material that dries quicker than ordinary swimwear. For those with even less time to spare our models Trawangan Light are made from an ultra-light fabric that dries even faster. What’s the secret? It is water-repellent and doesn’t absorb much water, therefore the fabric dries naturally. Great for children who we don’t want to be hanging around in wet swimwear.
Next stop Portugal and Morocco for durable workmanship that withstands your family holidays and adventures.
As the needs of adults and children vary, we sourced the best factories, in Portugal and Morocco, to devise comfortable swimwear for anyone and to suit every need. No uncomfortable seams for our demanding kids, a cut that enhances the natural curves of adults (just as demanding) and ergonomics to suit both athletes and sun-worshippers.
Packaging that ticks every box
At GILI’S we have every aspect of swimwear covered from A to Z, even when you are no longer wearing it! That is why our swimwear comes with a waterproof pouch to keep your bag and the rest of your belongings dry. Part of creating a swimwear brand involves caring for our environment. This year we have designed 100% recycled and recyclable plastic packaging.