ZEAL·OUS / ‘zeles / adj: To be consumed by intense enthusiasm or zeal. inspired by an active interest or passion
Zealous Swimwear was established in 2012 with the dream to inspire young athletes to be the best they can be. We are based in Queensland, Australia and have developed our unique brand using an expert team of Australian elite athletes, designers, textile specialists and machinists.
Zealous Swimwear embodies the notion of passion, drive and the will to succeed in all endeavours. As a brand, Zealous aims to provide a garment that allows athletes to be themselves and feel comfortable in their own skin. We seek to inspire greatness and confidence in athletes around the world by providing an active swimsuit that is durable, fashionable and 100% Australian owned.
All swimsuits are produced on high grade polyester fabric with polyester lining. Each style is meticulously designed using unique, vibrant, colourful artwork and finished with reinforced stitching for a more durable fit. The rubber within each suit is tightly enclosed using the suits fabrics or binding material, to avoid chaffing and rashes when worn. The chlorine resistant properties within the fabric provides up to and over 12 months of wear, depending on individual training conditions.
The fabric has superior colour fastness and won’t fade with extended use or under sunlight. The soft texture of the fabric ensures a comfortable fit against your skin as well as excellent shape retention, as it moulds to your figure with wear. The suits are also fast drying, making them suitable for daily training regimes. Care labels are provide on the inside of each garment and should be followed to prolong the life of your swimsuit. When purchasing a Zealous swimsuit, you are buying a high quality, Australian made, long lasting training swimsuit. Zealous Swimwear is designed and produced for the sole purpose of frequent training in chlorinated and salt water. The cut of the suits is designed specifically to fit an athletic figure but is also versatile enough to suit a variety of other body shapes. The materials used in the production of the suits have the strength to last a minimum of 6 months when exposure to the chemicals in chlorinated pools. In most cases, the wearer, will get up to and over 12 months of use out of a single suit where the care instructions are followed.
Queensland born and bred designer, Hollie Piper, has worked in the creative industry since her teenage years. She began her journey at 18 as an internationally commissioned illustrator.
Growing up in the sunshine state of Australia meant she took full advantage of the swimming culture and lifestyle. Over the years water sports became her continual source of fitness and enjoyment. With a speciality in pencil illustration, digital graphics and conceptual art in addition to her sporting background; Hollie was able to channel these into a brand that is a reflection of her beliefs and creative style.
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