Add some sass to your ocean wardrobe with surf leggings from Byron Bay’s Salt Gypsy
Ladies, if you want to add some sass to your surf wardrobe, then you’d best get yourself acquainted with Byron Bay’s own independent women’s surf label, Salt Gypsy. In a nod to female surf athleticism, diversity and salty styles, you’ll find a collection of surf and apres-surf gear, including the brand’s iconic surf leggings, which are created ethically using sustainable materials for the discerning water woman.
The brand exudes the style and passion of founder Danielle Clayton, a saltwater gypsy in her own right. The creator of the original female surf legging has not only nailed the balance between functionality and style, but has woven an element of sustainability into the product offerings. How so? Well, the Salt Gypsy surfwear is made from a regenerated nylon yarn called ECONYL. This recycled yarn is made from discarded ghost fishing nets, textiles, carpet offcuts and other plastic wastes – it’s then mixed with Italian lycra, and the result is a long-lasting and highly durable textile. So, you’ll be happy to know that not only will you look rad, you’ll be well-equipped to tackle the line-up with a set of super-durable and totally sustainable leggings on your pins.
Alongside the surf leggings, which come in an array of prints, colours and panelling styles, the Salt Gypsy collection also features a series of turtle-neck rash guards, high-waisted bottoms that stay put when you surf (they actually do), as well as casual tees and tanks. We’re all for local brands that take an ethical and sustainable approach to their business – and we reckon this shift in thinking really does make the products all the more appealing. You can check out the Salt Gypsy collection online, or head down to Sea Bones in Byron Bay to see it all in the flesh. Danielle also co-owns Sea Bones with renowned photographer Ming Nomchong, so if you want the low-down on Salt Gypsy’s vibe, then get your sweet little self in there and have a chat to the brains behind it all. Oh, and have a turmeric latte while you’re there.