A word from the founders
This season, we take you elsewhere.
On the sand, in the sea, on a terrace, in the shade of a parasol, in the sun, you choose the destination. We bring you the most beautiful swimsuit.
Swimming in the open sea (finally!), where the blue is never so blue, sipping an iced lemonade, feeling your skin glow and then deciding on a whim to go to Japan inspired by the beauty of the cherry trees. Our stopovers are a return to summer flavors and awakened senses.
Because this year, we dream of blowing a wind of freedom, we summoned the 70's to live the psychedelic love under the filters of XXL glasses. Loving each other in style, under the stars, dancing on the sand, free to move. Even better than before.
This season, we are happy.
Because for the first time, we've created a complete collection for the whole family, with 3 women's models with perfect cuts, and we've thought of every detail. An ode to the body, to movement, to who you are (really). Match it to your other half, to your children.
This year, we set sail where you want to go. We're making up for lost time.
More than ever!
Delicate cherry blossoms like spring in Kyoto, traditional fans that bend to your desire for freshness, hemp leaves symbol of vitality to dive into the most beautiful adventures. From their travels in Japan, Clarisse and Aymeric have kept in mind the traditional Japanese patterns. Like the anchors of a culture that reveals its charm in the details. This season, the beauty of Japan invites us to look at the rising sun, cross-legged on the sand, zen and happy to swim with the family in the summer.
Psychedelic love on patterns that see life in orange. This season, we plunge into the seventies, with our hair in ribbons. The decade that is lived in kaleidoscope lying in a swimsuit on the deck of a boat. We summon the spirit of Courrèges to the most beautiful of trips by humming Porque te vas, a glass of Manhattan in hand. Graphic, naturally chic, ultra-solar. The blue juggles with the optical effect, the white invites nuance, the pinks set at the same time as the sun. It's a time of vintage elegance, light capelines, XXL glasses. The most bewitching of summers. Solo, in duet or with family, we dive into the sweetness of orange days.
A beach hut, sheltered from the sun and wind, placed on the sand like a new address: that of a vacation in the sun, without a watch and without obligation. The desire to take to the sea, to swim above the corals, to drink a lemonade (with or without ice cubes?). This season, we dreamed the sea even more beautiful, bluer, more distant. And the first dive will be as sweet as invigorating. We made the Atlantic and the Mediterranean meet, and let the paradisiacal beaches tickle your feet. This year, freedom can be summed up in three letters: sea. Like the one that inspires each of our collections. Like the one that lets the gray days escape for the freedom we love.
Responsible fashion and sustainable quality
A short circuit
We create parts in small quantities that last a long time and whose materials are 100% European. For their manufacture, we rely on the short circuit. The one that makes sense and has the least impact on the planet: Spain - Portugal - Morocco.
In phase with the world around us, GILI'S is even more committed in 2020. How do we do this? By using an innovative material, the result of several years of research: recycled polyester fibers. Obtained from plastic bottles and old polyester clothes, they are 80% less energy consuming and emit 70% less carbon dioxide than ordinary polyester. Because we don't do things by halves, we have switched the majority of our swimwear line to recycled polyester. Our fabrics are certified OEKO-Tex and Global Recycled Standard.
A large part of our ready-to-wear is made of organic cotton. The one that respects the skin and the planet at the same time. Quality organic cotton selected with common sense and high standards. The one that gives our ready-to-wear line even more qualities and that covers with softness the moments out of the water.
A green packaging
Because the packaging of what you wear and what you give away is often harmful to the planet you love, at GILI'S we are careful about how we package your swimwear. We have chosen to trade our traditional plastic packaging for recycled and recyclable plastic.
Our RE-USE Program
A unique program that allows us to recover your old polyester swimwear and reintroduce it into the recycling system to reproduce new swimwear.
More than a know-how, a trademark
100% European fabrics that resist everything and dry quickly.
The fabrics of our swimsuits have been carefully selected and worked on so that they do not wear out over the course of the seasons, exhibitions and swimming in treated or salt water.
Because men, children and women have very different skills, we have surrounded ourselves with the best workshops, in Portugal and Morocco, to design swimsuits adapted to each morphology and each need.
No awkward seams for our demanding kids, cuts that highlight the natural curves of adults (just as demanding) and ergonomics that suit athletes as well as those who like to relax in comfort.
Our social commitment with Colorie ma vie
Five years ago, in Madagascar, we had the chance to meet Françoise, a committed woman and mother of 42 Malagasy children. She dedicated her life to others, in order to offer a second chance, an education and a lot of love to children in need. Françoise unfortunately left us a year ago, but Maëva, the eldest of this great siblings, has taken up this beautiful torch and continues the mission of Colorie ma vie.
It is therefore with pleasure that we participate, in our own way, in this human mission by committing ourselves as sponsors, to help finance the needs of the children. This year, GILI'S will also be able to pay for a whole year's worth of electricity as well as the salaries of the house staff, who take care of the maintenance, laundry and cooking for the children!
Like every year, we were supposed to visit them last April, but the health situation forced us to cancel our visit. On this occasion, we take them on a trip to discover the water and the pleasure of swimming. A great moment shared with them that allows them to get out of their daily life and to discover new horizons.
We hope to be able to join them very soon and share with you this commitment so dear to our hearts.
GILI'S stores welcome you in a seaside universe with light wood furniture and a vacation atmosphere.
PARIS - RIVE DROITE
103 rue Vieille du Temple - 75003 Paris
T : 01 48 04 99 87
PARIS - RIVE GAUCHE
7 rue du Cherche-midi - 75006 Paris
T : 01 58 90 12 94
PARIS - corner GALERIES LAFAYETTE HOMME
40 Boulevard Haussmann - 75009 Paris
2nd floor - corner GILI'S
11 Avenue du Général de Gaulle - 44500 La Baule
T : 02 40 91 41 45