MYMARINI was born from the love of nature, surfing, and the sea. MYMARINI’s founder and designer, Mareen Burk, took time off from her professional life in 2012 to travel and fully dedicate herself to surfing. In her search for sustainable swimwear that wasn’t just suitable for surfing but was also modern and elegant, Mareen realized how far conventional swimwear was from being resource-friendly and produced under fair working conditions. She wanted to change that – for herself, society, and the environment. She wrote the first business plan while she was still traveling. Once Mareen got back to Germany, she founded the sustainable swimwear label in Hamburg in 2013.

As a swimwear label, we’re part of the fashion industry. With that comes the responsibility for us to help shape the industry in a sustainable way, and to drive change towards a cleaner and fairer world. We do our best to produce our clothing in harmony with nature, and to pursue our mission of building a brand that enriches the lives of everyone involved – from the people who source the materials, to you, our customers. We’re proving that fashion and sustainability go together, and we’re mindfully setting our own standards to match our core values.

It is important to us to give something back and to make an impact. Expanding for us means more than anything that we can achieve more, instigate more and do more good for the world. When we thought about what we could really do to combat climate change, the subject of education kept cropping up. For us water is a very important topic – even though it is omnipresent, it doesn’t always get a lot of attention. We want to draw attention to the different aspects, educate people and want people to get more involved in what we do.