• JOLYN : MADE IN AMERICA

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    IMPORTANT: Please Watch!

    Yesterday I was invited to a brunch held by the site Citizens Of Culture and FactoryLA.  We were shown the video above and then asked to be part of the discussion about: the wastefulness of fast fashion (Forever 21 and the like) // poor manufacturing conditions oversees // ideas of how to help other California based designers succeed // monetary security vs. creative happiness //  and ways for the world to become more eco and socially conscious. Over the last few years, I have seen the idea of "eating right" (no GMOs, healthy and organic) spread to many of my friends and family.  People are now more than ever, aware of what they are putting into their body.  And YES, THIS IS GREAT!!! However....why aren't more people caring about what they are putting on their body?  Where is it being made? Are the factory employees being treated right? We want you to know:  Jolyn is a small growing company that was launched by a nice San Diegan lifeguard (Warren) who had a really great idea- to make high quality, highly functional suits that are (in my opinion) COOL.  He likes to be, and is, a big part of every step in the suit/clothing making process.   To stay connected to the customer needs and desires as well as staying on top of the quality and comfort, he sticks to his grass roots' mission of making JOLYN right near where he lives so that he can keep a close eye on the product.   Although some of our fabrics are knitted in Europe (because this is where many high quality fabrics are made, and want you to have long lasting suits), our company is based in Southern California and our manufacturers are here as well. We want you and the world around you to become more awake and socially conscious of what you buy.  Here are some more amazing brands to check out which are either made in America, sustainable, using organic fabrics or have a great message, or all of the above.  GOOD HYOUMAN, THE AMPAL CREATIVE, GROCERIES APPAREL, MOVMT, MODERN VICEB X LO JEWELRY, PAISLEY SOCKWEARCLARE VIVIER, REFORMATIONHELPSY, BLOOD IS THE NEW BLACK jolyn-usa-made-mallyce-swimwear

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  • AVP PRO VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP // LAUREN FENDRICK

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    In case you didn't catch the action today: Lauren Fendrick kicked arse at the AVP Pro Volleyball Championship.  She beat out Keri Walsh (Olympic Gold Medalist) and Ross in the semi finals and played in the finals were shown on CBS Sports Network at 4pm.  Hopefully you caught them in action.  And keep an eye out for the talented @laurenfendrick in the future.  Check out her fb page here.  And a good LA Times article about AVP you can look at here. lauren-fendrick-avp-jolyn-swimwearlauren-fendrick-avp-jolyn-swimwear

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  • MUSIC CRUSH // AU REVOIR SIMONE

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp052xQ-BsQ We have a huge music crush on the band Au Revoir Simone!  We have been friends with the amazingly talented Erika, Heather and Annie for years and have loved following their success.  Check out their new 80's inspired (by Martin Scorsese's film "After Hours") music video above.  I loved seeing the girls dressing up like punk rockers, boys, and downtown 80′s weirdos.  And you can listen to their REMIX PLAYLIST here. Or if you want to buy their album go here. I'm excited to see them play Weds October 22nd at the Echoplex in Echo Park (Los Angeles) You can see their other tour dates HERE And other goodness www.aurevoirsimone.com au-revoir-simone

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  • USA LIFESAVING TEAM // SANYO CUP JAPAN

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    United States Lifesaving Team representing the International Surf Rescue Challenge, wearing JOLYN! More details HERE.usa-lifeguarding-sanyo-cup-jolyn 2013 Sanyo Bussan International Surf Rescue Challenge Onjuku Beach, Chiba Prefecture Japan. "..Is based around a comprehensive competition program conducted over 3 tests, which includes swim, paddle board, surf ski and beach events.." 23 events each test day, 7 countries/10 teams participating. Annie Fittin-Swim-Sea Girt, Monmouth County, NJ-Mid Atlantic Region: 1st place in the 2013 USLA Open Surf Race & Open Run Swim Run, Rescue 2012 US Team Coral Kemp-Swim, Board-South Bay, Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association, CA-Southwest Region: 1st place 2013 USLA Top Open female competitors, 2nd RSR, 3rd Surf Race, 3rd Board Race, 2012 Sanyo Bussan Cup, Cal Berkeley Water Polo Player Tandis Morgan-Board, Surfski, Ironwoman-South Bay, Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association, CA-Southwest Region: 2013 USLA 3rd. Ironwoman, 2nd 2013 California Ironwoman, ISRC & Sanyo Bussan Cup veteran Jennifer Noonan-Board, Surfski, Ironwoman-Fort Lauderdale Ocean Rescue, FL-South East Region: 1st place in the 2013 Open Ironwoman, 2nd Surfski, past ISRC & Sanyo Bussan Cup veteran Kelsey O'Donnell-Board, Surfski, Ironwoman-South Bay, Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association, CA-Southwest Region: 1st place in the 2013 Open Board Race, 4th in Surfski, paddled both the 32 mile Molokai Paddle-board ace and the 32 mile Catalina Classic Paddle-board Race Sandi Woodhead- Beach Sprinter- Smith Point Ocean Rescue Lifeguard Service, NY-Mid Atlantic Region: 1st place 2013 USLA 4x 100 Beach Relay, 4th place in the 2013 USLA Open Beach Flags

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  • A JOLYN BRIDE // SARA KENNEDY

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    "Thank you so much for my Jolyn Wedding Suit! Nothing beats going surfing on your wedding day, thanks for the help in making that happen!" - Sara Kennedy

    We loved being a part of this!  Alyssa met with Sara last month and designed Sara's JOLYN wedding suit.  We think it looks so cute on her.  Congratulations Sara! <3 Everyone at JOLYN1375719_10100668697681586_701687552_n561919_10100630467380416_2023506773_n

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