OUR STORY

Everything in your life calls you back to the sea.

It’s a feeling you can’t ignore, and it fuels the way you live your life and all the choices you make. When you’re not there it’s all you can think about, and when you are there, absolutely nothing else matters. You know what we’re talking about. Follow the call.

Ocean Folk is designed for living and loving life by the sea, and made especially for the female surfer, kitesurfer and water sports enthusiast. Bridging the gap between playful fashion and fashion to play in we offer one of kind prints designed in house and a variety of colourful mix and match size options to ensure the best fit possible. Ocean Folk is a 100% Canadian product and produced entirely on the West Coast of British Columbia.

Not only do we manufacture in Canada, but we have also taken the extra time to source only the highest quality Canadian fabrics and materials right down to each and every thread we use. Our fabrics and materials have been carefully chosen while taking into consideration important environmental and socially responsible manufacturing methods. We are proud to present the consumer with a responsible spending option that is completely transparent of its contents and manufacturing process.

Designed in our mountain studio, and made in Vancouver BC, Ocean Folk is made for your next surfing or beach adventure.

 
ABOUT THE DESIGNER

For the Love of Surf, Ocean + Bikinis ♥

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I surfed for the first time in 2006 on a six week vacation in Maui with an amazing group of girlfriends and it completely changed my life. I was already addicted to traveling and beach life, so my new found love of surfing gave me yet another reason to travel. Since then I have found myself in some incredible countries all around the world creating connections and discovering new places. My education background is in fashion communications and photojournalism and I used to work as a graphic designer, but it was while I was studying textile design and working hands on with dyes and fabrics, that the idea came to me where I could really collaborate all of my passions and loves in life. And there the Ocean Folk idea was born – a collaboration of everything I love: the ocean, surfing and travelling, and everything I love to create: fabrics, photographs and bikinis. Follow the call. ♥

Allison Gagnon Creator + Designer of Ocean Folk