We love the beach, the mountains and all of Earth’s natural playgrounds. So we asked ourselves, what if we could create clothing for active women like us that not only looks, fits and feels amazing, but also helps take care of the planet?

That’s exactly what we set out to do. We’ve used organic cotton since day one, and have added many more eco-friendly fabrics over the years.

We know there’s always more to do. That’s why we’ll keep dreaming up new ways to honor the environment while outfitting the bold, beautiful, adventurous women who inspire us every day.

Jen & Thayer

Co-Founders, Carve Designs


It all began on a surf trip to San Pancho, Mexico for two friends, Jennifer Hinton and Thayer Sylvester.

As we lounged in a hammock waiting for the waves to roll back in, we lamented how hard it was to find boardshorts that could keep up with us – real women with real bodies and a real passion for adventure. And just like that, Carve Designs was born.


What began as a surf apparel company selling rashguards and boardshorts in 2003, has grown into a complete beach lifestyle brand.

We are dedicated to providing effortless, feminine clothing that fits real women while keeping us connected to the calm content feeling that inspires us at the beach.


Sustainability has always been part of our ethos. As a company that was born at the beach and is endlessly inspired by nature, we believe that the outdoors is not just ours to enjoy, it's ours to care for.

Proudly, 95% of our line is made from recycled, upcycled, and sustainable materials.

Keeping Mother Earth happy and healthy

As a company born at the beach and endlessly inspired by the outdoors, taking care of the planet is close to our heart.

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