Created in 2016 by Constance, a French mom of three living in Paris. After graduating from Parsons School of Design and following ten years in communication, Constance started CANOPEA after struggling to find beautiful, simple, quality sun protective swimwear for her children.
Working with subtle yet saturated colours, they are inspired by a different era, when simple lines dominated and style triumphed. Their exclusive designs embrace a mix of clean-cut vintage with a twist of fun and colours, such as the ribbon hidden inside the placket of our rash tops or large colourful bows on the neck. Everything is made to combine comfort and beauty while reducing the lines to the bare minimum.
Made in Europe in small workshops, the swimwear is made from Econyl®, a recycled fibre. Tested over 200 hours in laboratory, our rash guards are chlorine, seawater and sun cream resistant. Made from high-quality European fabrics, they are rated UPF 50+ without any chemical filter, offering the best protection according to the Australian norm, the international reference for sun protection, while being kind to the skin and the environment.
CANOPEA refers to the upper level of the tropical forest. This ecosystem, rich in biodiversity, captures the majority of solar energy, allowing for younger plants to grow safely protected by elder trees. This is the energy that we aim to transmit to our children while making sure they remain safe.