Hey everyone Dylan here! If you’ve been following the BFAW insta stories then you know I just flew to Singapore. Since we’re based in Florida, that was a total of 22 hours of flying!
My skin is naturally a little on the dryer side so long flights used to be my worst enemy with keeping my skin nice and hydrated and not dry and peeling. But after trying out different products and routines over long flights, I think I found the trick to beating airplane dryness!
Hi everyone Dylan here, if you like animals this post is for you!
First a little backstory on my childhood, ever since I was born my family has had at least two dogs in our house at all times. My parents are animal lovers, so my sister and I naturally grew up pet obsessed.
This obsession led to our dogs increasing from an average two up to five at one point (I know what you’re thinking we sound like hoarders, but just wait there’s more). Besides the dogs, my sister and I grew up with cats, bunnies, horses, turtles, fish, hamsters, and even chickens. Thankfully we never had all these pets at once and we were fortunate to have enough space for all of them to happily live.
You must be thinking, “What does this have to do with the names of your suits?”. Well, when deciding on what to call each of my styles it became too complicated deciding on friends’ names so I went with my past and current dog’s names. My initial styles are named the Scout, Nikki, Piper, Sadie, Maggie, and Cooper.
Remember the two dogs I said my family had when I was born? Those pups were Scout and Nikki. I attribute my love for animals to those two because they were my constant companions on all of my adventures when I was a little kid.
Piper, Sadie, and Maggie are all dogs I had through middle and high-school and who still live with my parents. Cooper is my puppy I got while I was a junior in college and who I joke is the BFAW mascot. Chances are if you see a really cute dog in any of my content it’s Cooper, who normally thinks he’s the star of the show.
I ultimately decided not to use my friends names because I only released six styles to start with and didn’t want anyone to feel left out and wanted everyone to love the design that their name represented. On a side note, I also thought it’d be fun to collaborate with my friends in the future when coming up with new designs that I could name after them (hint, hint friends).
I still have quite a few more pets to go through before I get to my friends names though, maybe I’ll name my next new styles after the chickens....
P.S. If you have any cute pets or pet stories share them with me in the comments below!
First of all, thanks for checking out the website and the blog!! Let me introduce myself, my name is Dylan Patterson and I am the designer and founder of Born From A Wave. I thought it was important to share a little bit of the background of the brand, what the brand means to me, and finally what I hope to accomplish with the brand!
Here we go!
First off the name, why Born From A Wave?
Well, born from a wave is what Dylan means in some obscure language (I promise, you can google it) and I always felt a connection to that phrase which led me to name my company that! To me waves symbolize the ups and downs of life, new beginnings, and the power of mother nature. It’s my hope that Born From A Wave (BFAW) can be there in your life for the ups and downs, the new beginnings, and remind you of how amazing mother nature is and why we should protect her.
Currently with my brand I design high quality women’s swimwear that is made from recycled plastic that’s been reclaimed from the ocean and my swimwear is ethically made in Bali, Indonesia. The retail industry is one of the most polluting industries so aside from it being personally important to me, I knew that in joining the retail industry I had to do my part and create a product that was low waste.
It was my hope with my collection to create diverse enough styles and cuts that everyone would be able to find something that they would feel comfortable and beautiful in. I designed everything with real women in mind, so that they would be able to find a swimsuit that would be perfect for their next adventure. It’s these real women that I feature on my social media, so always make sure to tag @bornfromawave so I can feature you too!
It’s my goal to make Born From A Wave so much more than just a swimwear brand and I hope you join us along our journey because just like the oceans waves its sure to have its ups and downs. Besides creating swimwear that’s good for the planet and is ethically made I want Born From A Wave to became a place you turn to when looking for the best boho accessories, a resource on ways you can give back (big or small), and a safe place where we can celebrate our strong, healthy bodies and all the little things we have to be thankful for.
Thanks for reading and if you ever have any comments, suggestions, or just want to say hi feel free to reach out to me at Dylan@bornfromawave.com, I’d love to get to know you!