We are thrilled to announce that our beautiful LA ISLA “Crochet Boho” and “Tribe Boho” bikinis have been featured in the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue! Every time we get a feature in Sports Illustrated Swim it always feels like it’s the first time, and we love that feeling. When so many LA ISLA team members dedicate so much time and effort into making beautiful products, it is incredibly rewarding to see them featured and displayed in such a respectable publication. This year we had the good fortune of being feature on supermodels Kelly Gale and Hannah Jeter, two absolutely jaw dropping women who wore our suits perfectly.

We are thankful that Sports Illustrated Swim continues to support creativity, artistic expression and very empowering women. Thank you for continuing to make our bikini dreams come true!












{A Brief New Icelandic Saga, As told to J.B. Pravda, ‘Beyond the Break’ Scrivener,  by Enrique Sanchez-Rivera}

I see a red door below the black-lettered 3D shingle sign and imagine Mick Jagger having been there too, perhaps not long ago before me, or perhaps after, ha, that famous Rolling Stones riff, there in my cabeza–he wanting it painted black–the color I want, too, but not for any door, especially one so welcoming, no, black only for the rich secretly blended coffee at MOKKA where I am greeted by the sweet white-linen clad barista, Ms. Sigrún Eir.

And behind the still-red door I am in an ambience which I am told has remained unchanged since 1958; as we engage in the sort of reparte the internationally savored bean seems to conjure, I’m shown the almost coffee-colored sepia tone photo of the founders who acquired their love of the brew whilst living in Italy.













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How To Start Your Own Swimwear Company

Enrique Sánchez-Rivera, CEO LA ISLA

As of today I can officially say that I have been in the swimwear business for 15 years. It has been a rewarding experience and one that has taught me many things but mostly it has given me the most incredible schooling in persistence. If that was a degree, I’d have a PhD in it by now, one that was earned with lots of sweat and tears. Unlike many apparel companies, mine was started with no investors and I had to bootstrap it every step of the way. It has not been easy and I hope that my experiences can help at least a few of you with your apparel venture. I look forward to telling you my own story on another opportunity since I know that my mistakes and successes will indeed help others in their journey. For now, I will highlight some steps which will help you get started in this exciting business. -> Read more

Like us, Laura is very excited to be a part of our sponsored athlete team and in her own words she describers her admiration for our company, “I love the fact that La Isla is socially-couscious and eco-friendly, more brands should be like that!”

Very few people have the courage that Laura Dekker has. At the very early age of 16 she broke the record to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe singlehanded. We learned about Laura after watching her award-winning documentary, “Maidentrip”. She immediately became an inspiration to us and we were determined to make her a part of LA ISLA, since she represents everything that our company stands for.

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I first learned about Monica Dunford because of her starring role in the documentary “Particle Fever”. She played a very important part in what was the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the world; no small feat! I was absolutely captivated by her love and passion for physics and for her insatiable desire for finding the elusive Higgs Boson particle, also described as the “god particle”, which potentially explained the origin of all matter.

Monica is an inspiration to all of us. We are excited to have her as part of our series of “Great Women Doing Great Things”. We will continue to follow her career and support her in her future scientific endeavors.  Join us in reading this fantastic Q&A we had with Monica and enjoy one of the great scientific minds of our time.

Enrique Sánchez-Rivera CEO/Founder LA ISLA

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We were intensely captivated by Waterstudio after seeing them featured on National Geographic Magazine. Their incredible innovation skills and clear understanding about the future of architecture and our planet was obvious and ever so present in all of their plans and their current work. From a partially submersed ecological tower to floating islands in the shape of stars, Koen Olthuis and his team are shaping up the future for a post-antarctic ice meltdown era.

These guys are building the floating cities of the future!  We hope you enjoy our interview with Koen Olthius from Waterstudio – he already is giving us ideas for a floating bikini fashion show!  Read away:

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