Our (Longer) Story

Antipodean Co. was born in Melbourne, Australia, when co-founder, Alexander, put pen to paper and started hand-drawing ideas for extremely fun print designs to escape the daily grind.  Fun prints, as per Alexander, should be there for everyone to show their fun side and personality! 

Then the pandemic-that-shall-not-be-mentioned hit and the decision was made to take this catalogue of super fun designs and share them with the world. 

Enter (our other co-founder) Noelle, who is a passionate advocate against fast fashion, sweat shop labour and plastic use – and Antipodean Co. decided that we would make a product that was not just fun and up-lifting to those wearing our super fun swim shorts and others around them, but that we would go further and make swim shorts in a way that minimises our impact on the environment, and ensure that the people making our swim shorts benefit from a fair wage and acceptable working conditions.     

As people are becoming more eco-conscious of their purchases, we are so pleased to be able to offer the choice of buying better!  Our swim shorts are made to look good now and in time to come.  Our swim shorts were also designed to put a smile on your face. 

We hope you enjoy the fruits of our passion project as much as we have! 

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