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Our Roots


– Vanilla Sand revolutionises swimwear by reducing plastic pollution ashore and in our oceans –

All our swimwear is made from regenerated ocean nylon and polyester to save our oceans. They are handmade with local artisans. Every decision is made with the highest regard for our people and our planet.

Our clothings is made from organic cotton or bamboo to protect our soil from any toxins. All our colouring is based on a pure natural process.

Each Vanilla Sand piece is marked by the most relevant trends coming from Portugal and Brazil, which is where we produce. We believe in local culture, and we keep it alive.

Vanilla Sand is for mindful women and men, who are looking for playful looks and a have a lifestyle which upholds the fusion between culture, authenticity and nature. Our approach is not just about how you look, it’s about you feel. We believe in a charm from the inside and outside!

  • sustainable materials
  • Vanilla Sand ethical labor
  • Vanilla Sand UV Protection
  • biodegradable swimwear
Vanilla Sand Founder Corinna


— Corinna, Founder

– To our roots –

Our founder, Corinna, is very passionate about sustainability and it is what inspired her to start an eco-friendly swimwear brand. In 2018, during a two-year stay in Lisbon and after publishing her master thesis on sustainable fashion across different cultures, Corinna discovered her first family-run factory. And after countless conversations and strategizing with likeminded people, Vanilla Sand was born with seats in her country of origin, Germany and in Portugal.

Made locally in Brazil and Portugal

Vanilla Sand is dedicated to transparency and supporting local craftsmanship. We want to provide an alternative to mass production and fast fashion, by offering timeless designs that are flattering and durable.

We source the most beautiful and sustainable fabrics possible to bring our designs to life quickly. Most brands take between 12-18 months before releasing designs, but at Vanilla Sand, a sketch can become a dress in about two or three months, thanks to our local factories.

Everything is cut, sewn and dyed by loving hands, and every person involved in the production works in comfortable, safe conditions (we love you!).


Our garments are made in beautiful simple shapes, earthy colours and plant dyes from recycled or organic materials. Collections are purposely created in small, sustainable runs and we plan to run out of stock.

At Vanilla Sand, we stand for good vibes and the playful Carioca spirit. We design for everybody who would love to live in beachwear all year long, just like us. Vanilla Sand isn’t just for the beach though. It was just recently that we recognised our deep attachment to soft lounge wear, sexy dresses and bamboo towels for your home wherever you call this wonderful place on earth.

Did you know that when you buy a Vanilla Sand bikini you save 50g of oceanplastic? More here.

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