Zoë grew up in Santa Barbara, California, and spent every summer at the beach or at local creeks in a bikini. Taught by her mother, she learned to sew at a very young age. By the time junior high came around she was trying her hand at designing and constructing new clothing pieces, leading naturally to making herself a bikini.
Her business began as a hobby with no intention of being anything more than making bikinis for herself and her friends. She was pursuing a career in dental hygiene but dropped out and moved to San Francisco to get involved in the fashion scene. After years of working in underground fashion co-ops -- appointment only -- and doing bikini trunk shows, it was time to open a formal retail location.
In 2006 she chose a small location in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco where she currently designs, manages production, and retails her swimwear. Zoë Bikini has been the go-to bikini store in San Francisco for the past 12 years and counting!
After more than 20 years of making custom bikinis, Zoë has fine-tuned her skills working with so many real women. She is inspired by her clientele and the delicate task of fitting a woman's body. She enjoys helping them feel at ease while going through the process of finding the right fit and helping them to feel beautiful in next to nothing. She has developed a ready-to-wear line of suits with timeless style that are designed to mix and match allowing every woman the freedom to choose the right pieces to flatter their body, style, and individual taste, using fabrics that compliment skin tone and hair color.
Zoë Bikini is manufactured in the Mission district of San Francisco, proudly supporting the local garment industry and economy.