Tropic of C announced today a new collab: “Empowerment is at the center of our values.
Since the start, we have commissioned accessories and other items from artisan groups throughout south america. we are excited to build upon these projects with a new collaboration with sophie anderson, a pioneer of ethical and sustainable luxury.
Together we designed and produced a capsule of tops hand crocheted by Sophie Anderson’s artisan teams in Northern Peru.
Sophie Anderson works directly with a social enterprise that provides ongoing training and infrastructure while promoting entrepreneurship and independence in indigenous artisan communities. Their artisan partners are all women, who due to poverty and geographic isolation lack direct access to globalized markets and opportunities to make a living.
These pieces not only celebrate and preserve their traditional craft but they help support sustainable social impact in their communities.
Besides helping the artisans make a living, with our collaboration they have learned new skills that enable them to manage themselves, be more entrepreneurial and have greater self-confidence.” The collab will drop on March 16th at tropicofc.com
The pieces are: vibe top in rasta superstar ($100), south pacific top in kelly green ($125) and south pacific top in white ($125)
The collaboration will be avalaible on March 16th.
Tropic of C has posted on Instagram Stories a new Spotify playlist created by Candice. Don’t forget to listen!
Happy New Year everyone! I hope this first week of the new decade is treating you fine.
Tropic of C announced 3 new stores to their already known worldwide expansion. The brand can be found now in Tel Aviv at Factory 54, Cape Town at the exclusive The Marly Boutique and the Paris’ Galleries LaFayette.
Such an amazing new expansion for the brand that also sells in Miami at Eight Space, Toronto at Holt Renfrew and London at Selfridges in both; online and physical store. For online shopping you can find the brand at MyTheresa, Goop, Moda Operandi, TropicofC, Olivela and Buyma.
Holt Renfrew started to sell on December 27th Tropic of C.
Shop now at the link in our sidebar and here.
Happy Holidays, New Year and Happy Shopping!
MyTheresa and Tuchuzy are now selling Tropic of C. After EightSpace, Moda Operandi, Olivela, Goop and most recently Brittish e-commerce Selfridge’s now Australian based store and e-commerce Tuchuzy and MyTheresa joined the online stores that sell Candice Swanepoel’s brand.
You can shop at Tuchuzy also in physical store if you’re from Australia, if not shop here.
MyTheresa adeed a description of the brand:
“Influenced by nature, inspired by the female form”, Tropic of C is the eco-conscious swimwear label with strong ties to Africa’s rich landscape and wildlife. It comprises a carefully curated edit of refined-yet-sensual vacation-ready silhouettes, which champion an assortment of animal motifs, and are crafted from lustrous fabrics hand chosen due to their reduced environmental impact.
With a 15-year long career as one of the world’s top supermodels under her belt, Candice Swanepoel launched Tropic of C in 2018 as an authentic take on her South African heritage – be it through color, pattern or texture.
Con el verano en el corazón de sus colecciones, Tropic of C le invita a pasar una vacaciones eternas en la playa. Contemporánea pero con una clara vocación vintage, la marca de baño fundada por la modelo Candice Swanepoel posee un mantra que se antoja sencillo, pero resulta inapelable: brindar confianza a la mujer rebasando los límites de las dunas.
Poderosamente femeninos y atemporales, bikinis y bañadores hacen gala de un diseño meticuloso concebido para realzar al máximo las virtudes de la silueta femenina. ¿Lo mejor? Todos los diseños se confeccionan desde un enfoque respetuoso hacia el medio ambiente.
With summer at the heart of its collections, Tropic of C invites you to spend an eternal vacation at the beach. Contemporary but with a clear vintage vocation, the bathroom brand founded by the Candice Swanepoel model has a mantra that seems simple, but it is unappealable: providing confidence to the woman beyond the limits of the dunes.
Powerfully feminine and timeless, bikinis and swimsuits boast a meticulous design designed to maximize the virtues of the female silhouette. The best? All designs are made from a respectful approach to the environment.
Shop in their web here.
You can check in our sidebar the list of websites and physical stores where you can get your own Tropic of C piece.
Candice Swanepoel and Ajuma Nasanyana are the faces of the new campaign of Tropic of C; resort collection. The brand teased in a short video new photos.
Candice Swanepoel shared via Tropic of C a handwritten letter of love to her homeland; Africa.
Africa. A distant and intimidating land to many, untouchable in its vastness, wild to its core, where weakness flounders and strength essential for survival. An unforgiving land where poverty and hunger are a daily struggle, a country plagued with troubles and strife. South Africa, my birthplace, my home, sits at the southern tip of this land. A country with a resounding heartbeat, and soulful energy where beauty is illuminating and sorrow so vividly present.
The unspoken truths of children taking care of children in the many shanty towns scattered all over the country, where ‘sangomas’ witch doctors offer superstitious remedies and where colour and religion a bloody battlefield for hundreds of years…
But Africa is where I grew up, where my family grew up and where their parents’ parents made their home. The pulsating beat of the African drum lives inside of me, and when I hear that soulful beat, I could be anywhere in the world, my spirit ignites, the music carrying me home, where my senses engulfed with the sights and smells of this special land.
It takes me back to the smell of the summer rains…
… A feeling that always humbles me. A feeling that makes my soul smile.
Africa has a vibration, a racing pulse, a living energy which can only be felt and not fully portrayed in literature. You have to experience it to truly know its sensation! I remember the hot African sun on my skin and the cool mysterious nights that followed with whispers of history and wonder.
It’s impossible not to feel grounded in Africa. I grew up knowing and experiencing firsthand that we are just a tiny speck of an overwhelming ecosystem in which we are powerless in God’s great land. Africa can be relentless and unforgiving, yet so sensationally beautiful and nurturing in the same breath.
I would sit at night and listen carefully to each amazing sound as night fell. If you are from Africa you know the lion’s roar, a sound that fills the night sky and makes every hair stand on end. A chilling yet beautifully powerful pant that announces his reign of the savanna. The hyenas’ cackling laughter that sends chills down my spine followed by a rush of adrenaline. The silence and serenity of Africa’s giants, the elephants as they move gracefully in their herds, their eyes always sparkling with the truest and most profound love. This is the Africa I love. Raw. Exciting. Soulful.
Then you experience the warm, spontaneous smiles of its people, its vast array of cultures, its rainbow nation. Different cultures, tribes, languages and beliefs, yet we all are bound together as one calling Africa home. With that feeling we can unite. We can find power in our differences and diversity!
I left South Africa when I was 16 years old to pursue my career but It never left me. You do not choose to live in Africa, Africa lives in you, and I carry Africa with me every day.
Africa taught me to be strong, very strong, resilient and curious. Very curious. I grew up seeing life, and death and rebirth consistently. This taught me to be at one with Mother Nature. Living and experiencing that level of nature will no doubt make you believe in a higher power. A God. Africa is what earth in its perfection looks like in God’s eyes. The animals run free and wild in the vast grasslands. The colors of the sunrise and sunset so vibrant and clear, painting the sky in reds, pinks and orange, showing the world its golden glow.
I remember it all so clearly. Its landscapes, its people, its songs. I have lived so far away for over 14 years, but I still feel the African drums beating in my heart, engulfing my soul with its rawness!
I had a farm in Africa, my home, where nature and culture molded me. I am eternally grateful to have been born in such a place. A place where if you want to ever believe in magic, it is here, in the winds, in the currents, in its heart!
Read the letter here.