Carve Designs is a company founded by women who sought swim and surf wear that fit real women’s bodies without sacrificing performance or style. It started with our first boardshort and took off from there.
Our design process always starts with the needs of real women; women who work and play and move and rest, tirelessly performing countless duties day in and day out as they live their best lives. We wanted to give these women - these muses of ours - a new option in swim and activewear: Something that works as hard as they do, for as long as they do, looking as good as they do.
It was this desire that led us to our Duckdive collection, constructed of a hefty 14 ounce polyester/spandex blend that offers a little more compression and support than traditional swimwear without as much bulk or stiffness as full-on neoprene. Duckdive fabric is water, wind, and chlorine resistant, because the Carve woman has other things to worry about.
Once we were sure the performance of the fabric could keep up with the performance of our muses, we crafted it into our newest looks, like the Shibori print, inspired by a Japanese dyeing technique that feels timeless and trendy and a little bohemian all at once. Then we constructed it into pieces designed to flatter real, active women. The Stella Duckdive Jacket, for example, features a full front zip and side pockets so you can easily regulate your temperature and stash your stuff whether you’re on the water or the trail. And no bikini bottom works harder than the Stella Duckdive Boyshort, offering an external drawcord that looks cute and keeps you covered no matter how big the waves are (or how clingy your kids are).
We’re not afraid to be women who ask for more. More performance from our activewear, more support in our swimwear, more styles that actually fit and flatter. We hope you’re not afraid to ask for more, either, and we hope our Duckdive collection helps you look and feel your best while you’re out there getting the most out of this wild life.
This month we're bringin' you a song that makes you want to ditch all responsibilities and spend the day in the sun, soaking up some vitamin sea. Pure Bathing Culture is an indie pop band that gives you all the beach vibes. Their song "Scotty" drew its lyrics and melody in part from the 1980 hit single "Into The Night" by Benny Mardones. Trust us, you're going to want to hit repeat. Listen here.
Dreaming of vacation days? So are we. This cocktail makes you feel like you stepped into stress-free vacation mode. And here’s the great thing, you don’t have to actually be on vacation to enjoy this libation.
With a simple recipe of a mere three ingredients, the Tequila Sunrise is a classic cocktail that deserves a comeback. It’s vibrant, refreshing, and packs a flavorful punch thanks to high quality silver tequila, orange juice and Maraschino cherries. Plus, how gorgeous is that two tone color? Get the full recipe here.
"Duckdive" = the artful way that a surfer dives under an oncoming wave as she paddles out to the lineup. Mastering the duckdive is no easy feat, so like it's namesake, the Duckdive Collection is an in-house favorite when we need a little more warmth, protection or support to achieve our goals. Perfect for surfing, running, SUPing, or hiking-- we even love the jacket for spring skiing. Enter to win a piece of your choice-- the winner will be selected next Friday (3/9). Click the image or visit us on Instagram to enter to win. Good luck!
Have an epic weekend and CARVE ON!
- The Carve Designs Team