CRU Swimwear: the New Brand of Handmade Swimwear

They are crocheted and lycra-lined by four seamstresses – of those really serious-in Lisbon.

When in 2015 she decided to do Erasmus in Holland, Catherine Gil had too much free time. The 22-year-old girl-already a graduate in dental medicine and a bachelor’s degree in management-needed something to occupy her and “perform 100 percent” during her free time, she tells NiT.

It was after a stroll through the creative shopping areas of Amsterdam that the idea came up to create a swimwear brand “totally handmade in Portugal by Portuguese”. Still there, Catarina began to research trends, to make a few scribbles and to create the idea that, after a few months, would give rise to the CRU Swimwear.

Back in Portugal, the young woman went looking for who could take the raw material and transform it. “It had to be the crochet. I researched and learned that there were crocheteras, the right people to sew the collection.

He found four in the Lisbon area. They make the 13 models of the collection in various colors from Aberdeensavings. “In all, there are 21 bikinis and swimwear. Although there are only 13 models, as they are all handmade there are no equal”. What, for Catherine, is even good-“I want the woman to feel unique.”

Although all the pieces are crocheted, they are lined with Portuguese lycra and have elastic to make them more flexible.”People have a lot of the idea that crochet widens and does not fit all bodies. So with the rubber band there is no such problem, “he explains to NiT.

Catherine draws all the models. The inspiration comes from the 60s and 70s-decades for which “has a fascination.” Bikinis cost between € 82 and €94-bathing suits cost €135, “in a limited edition model.” All of them are for sale in the online store .

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Gallery

Natural Original Rubber Soother/Pacifier

Natural Original Rubber Soother/Pacifier

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The Animals Observatory SS16 Collection

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Organic Silk & Merino Wool Top/Vest Walnut Stripe 18m-12y …

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T-Bar Shoes – Brown – 20(UK 4)

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Merino Wool/Silk Romper – Navy

Merino Wool/Silk Romper - Navy

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knitted organic merino wool sleeping bag

knitted organic merino wool sleeping bag

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Natural Star And Moon Wood Clip On Mini Mobile With Bell …

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Merino Wool/Silk Body Navy or Natural 0m-3y – MamaOwl

Merino Wool/Silk Body Navy or Natural 0m-3y – MamaOwl

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Merino Wool Balaclava – Grey

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Organic Cotton Undyed Underwear

Organic Cotton Undyed Underwear

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The Animals Observatory SS16 Collection

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2016 New Sexy Handmade Crochet Bikini Set

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Del Mar Swimwear Adda Set

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