H I S T O R Y | We have been friends for years, brought together by our common passion for playing the sport of beach volleyball. After testing literally hundreds of disappointing swimwear pieces between the two of us, we knew exactly what we were looking for when we created Pepper Swimwear in 2014. Our mission is to design bold, stylish, comfortable, bikinis that stay in place - giving you the confidence to just be you during all types of movement.
Almost every woman knows something about the struggle for self-confidence, and we are no strangers to that! Although we grew up on different continents (Sibylle in Austria and Bridget in California) we both were only children raised by struggling single mothers. As teenagers we both began to find a much-needed source of sisterhood, community, and self-confidence through playing volleyball. We are grateful to say that continues to this day!
From the beginning, we have designed for our friends - an eclectic beach volleyball sisterhood dubbed THE MAMAS. Although only some of us are actual parents, everyone in this diverse group is a strong, spicy, active woman. They are the kind of friends who are always there to listen and empower you with honesty, positivity, and laughter. THE MAMAS is our community, our feedback, our inspiration, and, most often, our models!
C O M M I T M E N T | Since the day Sibylle sewed up our first sample we have been committed to relentless testing and are constantly tweaking our designs based on real-life performance feedback. We realize bikinis are an investment and we feel they should not be disposable from year to year. Our suits are durable and reversible with lots of mix and match options so you can show your personal style and make your dollars stretch. We obsess over every detail of our products until they’re perfect and we stand behind everything – if you don’t love it, return it.
Pepper bikinis are designed with passion in Southern California and made in small batches in California and Bali. We are committed to ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices as well as supporting and collaborating with other women-owned businesses.
We want Pepper to help you feel confident and secure so you can take that energy with you wherever you go!
xx Bridget and Sibylle