tavik: made in california

interviews

We caught up with Carly Osler, Women's Creative for TAVIK Swimwear. 

With your new collection dropping and moving manufacturing stateside, this is such an exciting time for Tavik. What inspired you to move production to California?

Our biggest inspiration for domestic production was for our team to be closer and more hands-on, from start to finish.  We pride ourselves on quality, fit and delivering on time. With production in Southern California, we get to feel the fabrics and try the fits in real time. We aim for our customer to experience this dedication so they can wear Tavik with confidence. We cater to those looking for special swimwear with a great fit, who appreciate where the product comes from. 

What are your three fav pieces from the Made in California collection?

I’m really excited about our new ribbed collection- it’s beautifully textured and the colors are dyed to perfectly match our solids and prints.  My two favorite sets are the Jett top and Jayden bottom; and the Ryan halter and Ali bottom. 

I can’t forget the Jessi top--we brought it back in multiple colors and prints; the cutouts add just the right amount of edge and sexiness.  It’s my go-to top when heading to Palm Springs for a mini vacay with my fiancé.

We're huge fans of your look. Has being able to create everything in your backyard influenced your designs?

Thanks! Yes definitely. With our factory right down the street I can be involved in the whole process and am able to play with textures, hardware, and custom prints. This year brings a feminine touch of brushed-gold and matte metal hardware. The move to domestic production has also helped launch our Essentials Collection--signature tops and bottoms offered year-round.  We’re able to update the Essentials as we see fit--adding seasonal colors and multiple coverage bottoms (minimal, moderate, full). 

Tell us a little bit about your personal style.

My closet mainly consists of monochromatic basics accented by a few investments in well-made and on-trend pieces - usually shoes, boots, purses and jackets.  Splitting my time between two countries, I feel lucky to have the modern city influence of Vancouver mixed with LA’s relaxed beach vibes.

What's the next big thing?

We plan to take the Après Beach lifestyle around the world.  It demands sexy, stylish pieces that serve both as swimwear cover-ups and barely there night-out-attire. Our cover up and apparel collections will send you on a search for your modern beach and keep you looking on point no matter where you end up. 

Shop TAVIK's latest collection here xx