Courtesy Photos Featured Model (above): Bo Stanley
Environmentally Friendly, One-of-a-kind Bikini Line Based in Ojai
Knotty Girl Bikinis is an environmentally friendly, one-of-a-kind bikini line based in Ojai, California, run and operated by designer Suzi Metzner.
Launched in 2001, the line offers crocheted bikinis that come in a variety of colors and styles — each handmade by Metzer herself, so that no two suits are alike.
Woven out of 98% cotton Brazilian yarn, the suits are custom designed with unique patterns and a stitching technique that ensures the perfect fit. The bikini line features exquisite hand chosen natural accessories such as seashells, bamboo rings and custom made glass rings that add a personal touch to each garment.
Inspired by the sun, sand, and surf, the free form and wearable design of Knotty Girl Bikinis are evocative of the bathing suit style of the ‘60s ad ‘70s, but adapted to a more active lifestyle of the women of today. Metzner designed her line with functionality in mind — Knotty Girl Bikinis into a beachwear line after being tested to hold up in water—the suits offer a feminine and functional style, a perfect fit, and a keen attention to detail.
The line was first introduced to the public by the former Bali Sea Clothing in Ventura 9 years ago. Since then, the word has spread about their quality, the well-crafted design, and their unique style and fine details. They are currently available at Rincon Surf Designs Boutique in Carpinteria, CA, and through special order on the Knotty Girl website.
Knotty Girl Bikinis is conscious of the importance of giving back to the community, and is currently researching and developing its charity work with a future non-profit organization, KYSS - Keep Your Skin Safe - that promote skin cancer awareness and the benefits of skin protection from the sun.
For more information, please visit www.knottygirlbikinis.com.
»wrote on 12.13.10 @ 03:27 AM
I just want to take my hats off to you for using girls with CURVES and real bodies for your models. They look great, and they look a lot like the rest of us! Thanks!
»wrote on 12.15.10 @ 08:03 AM
Love love love these bikinis, they are so flattering on all body types. They look awesome and last forever, even with lots of time in the water. Mahalo Knotty Girl.
»wrote on 12.21.10 @ 04:55 PM
So pretty! I want one!
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